The Rio Test Event - All You Need to Know

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Daiane Dos Santos of Brazil at the London 2012 Test Event
Photo: Getty Images

The Rio Test Event will take place on April 16-18 at the Rio Olympic Arena. This will be the last chance for gymnasts to qualify for the Olympic Games in Rio later this year. Not only is it a high stakes event and a great chance to give international experience and try out new seniors on a big stage, it is also a chance for gymnasts and coaches to scope out the arena, the Olympic Village, training halls, etc. It's a great time to start planning for the big trip - jet lag, climate acclimation, etc.

Teams that placed 9-16 at the World Championships in 2015 will have an additional chance to qualify. The top 4 teams at this meet will go to the Olympics. The other 4 teams will be able to choose one athlete to send to the Olympics. All other athletes competing at the Test Event, are vying for their spot at the Olympics.


On the men's side
Japan, China, Great Britain, Russia, USA, Switzerland, Brazil, and Korea have already qualified a team.
Rayderley Zapata (FX) of Spain, Harutyun Merdinyan (PH) of Armenia, Eleftherios Petrounias (SR) of Greece, Ri Se Gwang (VT) of North Korea, Marian Dragulescu (VT) of Romania, Oleg Verniaiev (PB) of Ukraine, Oleg Stepko (PB) of Azerbaijan, and Manrique Larduet  (HB) of Cuba have already qualified to the Olympics as an individual.
Belarus withdrew as a team. This allows Belgium to bring a team of gymnasts to the Test Event and Belarus will bring 2 gymnasts instead.
Russia has already qualified as a team and is able to send 2 gymnasts but no gymnasts are on the nominative list.



On the women's side
USA, Russia, Great Britain, China, Italy, Japan, Canada, and the Netherlands have already qualified a team.
Hong Un Jong of PRK (silver on vault) and Pauline Schaefer of GER (bronze on balance beam) have already qualified to the Olympics.
The People's Republic of Korea has withdrawn their team from contention so only Hong will represent them at the Olympics. The 2 alternates will now attend the test event, Colombia and India.
USA, Russia, and Japan have already qualified as a team and are able to send 2 gymnasts each but no gymnasts are listed on the nominative list.



SCHEDULE
The event finals schedule is very interesting and not sure if it'll stay that way.

April 14MAG Podium Training
April 16MAG Team and AA Competition
10:30-13:00 BRT
9:30-12:00 EDT
Subdivision 1 (GER, MG 9, MG 1, MG 5, MG 7, CAN)

MG9: COL, COL, JPN, JPN, GBR, GBR
MG1: AZE, LTU, POR, ARM, AUS
MG5: GRE, GRE, GRE, HKG, ARG, PRK
MG7: RUS, RUS, SUI, SUI, CRC

14:30-17:00 BRT
13:30-16:00 EDT
Subdivision 2 (ROU, ESP, MG 2, FRA, MG 6, MG 4)

MG2: TPE, TPE, HUN, BLR, BLR
MG6: USA, USA, UZB, RSA, CZE, ALG
MG4: KOR, KOR, PUR, PUR, BRA, BRA

18:30-21:00 BRT
17:30-20:00 EDT
Subdivision 3 (UKR, NED, MG 3, BEL, MG 10, MG 8)

MG3: MEX, MEX, CHI, IRL, TUR
MG10: ITA, ITA, NOR, CYP, NZL, VIE
MG8: CHN, CHN, JAM, ISR, CUB, FIN


April 15WAG Podium Training
April 17WAG Team and AA Competition
9:30-11:30 BRT
8:30-10:30 EDT
Subdivision 1 (AUS, ROU, MG 5, MG 6)

MG5: HUN, HUN, CHN, CHN, POL, POL, CRO
MG6: COL, IND, BLR

13:00-15:00 BRT
12:00-14:00 EDT
Subdivision 2 (MG 4, MG 1, BRA, SUI)

MG4: AZE, SVK, UKR, MAS, VEN, ARG, ARM
MG1: GRE, GRE, NED, NED, GBR, GBR, UZB

16:30-18:30 BRT
15:30-17:30 EDT
Subdivision 3 (MG 7, MG 8, GER, KOR)

MG7: ESP, ESP, SWE, SWE, CUB, TTO, NZL
MG8: RUS, RUS, PER, POR, GUA, CHI, VIE

20:00-22:00 BRT
19:00-21:00 EDT
Subdivision 4 (BEL, MG 2, FRA, MG 3)

MG2: CAN, CAN, SLO, IRL, ALG, JAM, ISL
MG3: MEX, MEX, ITA, ITA, AUT, AUT, TUR

April 18MAG and WAG EF
13:10-14:10 BRT
12:10-13:10 EDT
MAG FX, WAG VT
Awards
14:25-15:25 BRT
13:25-14:25 EDT
MAG PH, WAG UB
Awards
Break
17:10-17:40 BRT
16:10-16:40 EDT
MAG SR
Awards
18:00-18:30 BRT
17:00-17:30 EDT
MAG VT
Awards
18:40-19:10 BRT
17:40-18:10 EDT
WAG BB
Awards
Break
20:30-22:00 BRT
19:30-21:00 EDT
MAG PB & HB, WAG FX
Awards


LIVE STREAM
Updated Apr 14 - FIG will upload "52 minute highlight videos of both the individual and team competitions" for both MAG and WAG the day after competitions for both qualifications and event finals. Here's the link to the FIG Youtube Channel.


ROSTER
WAGMAG
IOCNameIOCName
USA
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JPNChihiro Yoshioka
RUS
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CHNSun Wei
Liao Junlin
GBRBecky Downie
Gabby Jupp
GBRBrinn Bevan
Nile Wilson
CHNZhang Jin
Gong Kangyi
RUS
-
ITAGiorgia Campana
Lara Mori
USAJake Dalton
John Orozco
JPN
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SUIMarco Rizzo
Kevin Rossi
CANIsabela Onyshko
Victoria Kayen Woo
BRASergio Sasaki
Arthur Zanetti
NEDLieke Wevers
Sanne Wevers
KORHansol Kim
Wonchul Yoo
BRARebeca Andrade
Jade Barbosa
Daniele Hypolito
Lorrane Oliveira
Flavia Saraiva
Carolyne Pedro
Milena Theodoro
GERLukas Dauser
Andreas Bretschneider
Marcel Nguyen
Philipp Herder
Andreas Toba
Ivan Rittschik
Helge Liebrich - alternate

FRA(Camille Bahl - alternate)
Marine Boyer
Marine Brevet
Loan His
Anne Kuhm
Louise Vanhille
Oreane Lechenault
FRASamit Ait Said
Kevin Antoniotti
Guillaume Augugliaro
Julien Gobaux
Cyril Tommasone
Axel Augis
Zachari Hrimeche
BELAxelle Kinckaert
Julie Croket
Laura Waem
Rune Hermans
Gaelle Mys
Senna Deriks
Cindy Vandenhole - alternate
(Nina Derwael)
NEDMichel Bletterman
Bart Deurloo
Frank Rijken
Casimir Schmidt
Jeffrey Wammes
Epke Zonderland
Anthony van Assche - alternate
GERTabea Alt
Leah Griesser
Pauline Schaefer
Sophie Scheder
Elisabeth Seitz
Pauline Tratz
Maike Enderle - alternate
UKROleg Verniaev
Igor Radivilov
Vladyslav Kryko
Maksym Semiankiv
Illia Yehorov
Andrii Sienichkin
ROUDiana Bulimar
Ana Maria Ocolisan
Catalina Ponor
Dora Vulcan
Silvia Zarzu
Andreea Iridon - alternate
Maria Holbura
ESPNestor Abad
Joel Plata
Adria Vera
Alberto Tallon
Rayderly Zapata
Ruben Lopez
Andres Martin - alternate
AUSGeorgia-Rose Brown
Emily Little
Larrissa Miller
Rianna Mizzen
Kiara Munteanu
Emma Nedov
Alexandra Eade - alternate
ROUAlexandru Andre Ursache
Cristian Ioan Bataga
Vlad Cotuna
Andrei Muntean
Marian Dragulescu
Marius Berbecar
Daniel Radeanu
KORJeong Hee Yeon
Kim Chae Yeon
Kim Ju Ran - alternate
Lee Eun Ju
Lee Go Im
Lee Hye Been
Yun Na Rae
CANRene Cournoyer
Mathieu Csukassy
Scott Morgan
Anderson Loran
Jay Hugh Smith
Jackson Payne
Kenneth Ikeda
SUICaterina Barloggio
Thea Brogli
Nicole Hitz - alternate
Ilaria Kaeslin
Laura Schulte
Stefanie Siegenthaler
Giulia Steingruber
BELMaxime Gentges
Jimmy Verbaeys
Daan Kenis
Bram Louqije
Siemon Volkaert
Dennis Goossens
Florian Landuyt - alternate
ESPClaudia Colom
Ana Perez
BLRDzmitry Barkalau
Andrey Likhovitskiy
HUNZsofia Kovacs
Noemi Makra
COLJossimar Calvo
Javier Sandoval
POLGabriela Janik
Katarzyna Jurkowska-Kowalska
ITALudovico Edalli
Matteo Morandi
PRK
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GREVlasios Maras
Eleftherios Kosmidis
MEXAna Lago
Alexa Moreno
PURLuis Revera
Andres Perez Gines
SWEEmma Larsson
Jonna Adlerteg
HUNBotond  Kardos
Vid Hidvegi
AUTLisa Eckerle
Elisa Haemmerle
TPEChen Chih-Yu
Lee Chih Kai
GREArgyro Arfrati
Vasiliki Millousi
MEXKevin Cerda
Daniel Corral
VENJessica LopezCUBRandy Leru
PORAna Filipa MartinsARMArtur Davtyan
UZBOksana ChusovitinaCROFilip Ude
CUBMarcia VidiauxHKGShek Wai Hung
SLOTeja BelakCHITomas Gonzalez
TTOMarisa DickPORGustavo Palma Simoes
PERAriana OrregoNZLMikhail Koudinov
GUAAna Sofia Gomez CZEDavid Jessen
JAMToni-Ann WilliamsTURFerhat Arican
TURTutya YilmazCYPMarios Georgiou
ARMHoury GabeshianNORStian Skjerahaug
MASFarah Ann Abdul HadiLTURobert Tvorogal
ALGFarah BoufadeneFINOskar Kirmes
NZLCourtney McGregorIRLKieran Behan
BLRKylie DicksonAZEPetro Pakhnyuk
ARGAilen ValenteRSARyan Patterson
VIEPhan Thi Ha ThanhUZBAnton Fokin
AZEMarina NekrasovaISRAlexander Shatilov
SVKBarbora MokosovaJAMCaleb Faulk
UKRAngelina KyslaVIEPham Phuoc Hung
CHISimona CastroALGMohamed Abdeldjalil Bourguieg
IRLEllis O'ReillyCRCTarik Soto
CROAna DerekARGNicolas Cordoba
ISLIrina SazonovaAUSMichael Mercieca
COLCatalina Escobar GomezINDalternate
INDDipa KarmakarSVKalternate
RSAalternateDOMalternate

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12 comments :

  1. Based on the latest results from Belgium friendly, Romania is so screwed :(.

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    1. You never know. As always, bars is concerning but they're doing without 2 top AAers, particularly Ocolisan who's UB scores are needed. Even on floor, there were landing errors, leaps/turns that need refining. It's early in the season (hopefully!) but hopefully at least one of Ocolisan/Jurca makes it back.

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  2. There will be no replacement for Jonna Adlerteg, Sweden has very strange rules on how to appoint an athlete for the Olympics.

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    1. That's unfortunate. Even for some of the other girls could get some more experience but I guess it's short notice at this point. Best of luck to Emma!

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  3. What happened to Claire Martin of France? Is she injured? And Youna Dufournet? And further: didn't Yamilet Peña qualify? Thank you :)

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    1. In reverse order:

      Yamilet Pena: she didn't make top 3 on vault to automatically qualify to Rio. And she was too low in the AA to get a Test Event spot. The last place that got a Test Event spot was 103rd and Yamilet was 133rd.

      Youna Dufournet was injured. She finally returned to competition but is nowhere back to her previous shape or difficulty on bars. If France qualifies a team, she might have a shot with time on her side. But as it stands right now, she's not at the same level.

      Claire Martin is not injured as far as I know. She was at recent Trials for the Test Event but just wasn't consistent enough to get a spot on the team.

      Hope that helped!

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    2. Claire Martin was actually injured, even if we know very little about it. But apparently, she only did a downgraded beam set and a floor routine with spotting at the internal test... She simply wasn't ready enough for the Test Event.

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  4. What happened to Claire Martin of France? Is she injured? And Youna Dufournet? And further: didn't Yamilet Peña qualify? Thank you :)

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