09/15/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/16/2019 06:45
© Ricardo Bufolin
For the Olympic Games, the top 16, max two per country, in the all-around final rankings and the top five groups in the all-around, who have not already qualified, will qualify for Tokyo. For the 2021 World Games, the top 20 in the all-around final, as well as four wild cards from the qualification round, will earn berths to Birmingham.
The U.S. gymnasts competing in Baku are Camilla Feeley of Deerfield, Ill.; Evita Griskenas of Orland Park, Ill.; and Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill.; the group includes Isabelle Connor of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Connie Du of Deerfield, Ill.; Yelyzaveta Merenzon of Buffalo Grove, Ill.; Elizaveta Pletneva of Deerfield, Ill./; Nicole Sladkov of Vernon Hills, Ill./; and Kristina Sobolevskaya of Chicago. All of them train at North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center.
Competition begins with individual rhythmic gymnastics, and the U.S. women are competing in Group B at 1:30 p.m. local time on Sept. 16. Both Griskenas and Zeng begin on hoop. All three will compete on Sept. 18 at 4:40 p.m., starting on clubs. The championships features finals in the all-around, with the top 24 from qualifications, and event finals, top eight from qualifications, with a max of two per country. There are also is a team ranking based on the top eight of 10 scores from the qualification round (two hoop, two ball, three clubs and three ribbon routines). The group competition also has the all-around and event finals (top eight per event).
The complete competition schedule is below, and Baku is eight hours ahead of U.S. Eastern time.
Sept. 16, Qualification rounds, hoop and ball
Sept. 17 - 11:30 a.m. ET - Hoop, ball finals - Live/Olympic Channel TV, livestream
Sept. 19 - 11:30 a.m. ET - Clubs, ribbon finals - Live/Olympic Channel TV, livestream
Sept. 20 - 6:30 a.m. ET - Ind. all-around final - Livestream
Sept. 20 - 8 p.m. ET - Ind. all-around final - Tape-delayed Olympic Channel TV, livestream
Sept. 21 - 6:30 a.m. ET - Group all-around final - Livestream
Sept. 21 - 6 p.m. ET - Group all-around final - Tape-delayed Olympic Channel TV, livestream
Sept. 22 - 6:30 a.m. ET - Group event finals - Livestream
Sept. 22 - 10 p.m. ET - Group event finals - Tape-delayed Olympic Channel TV, livestream
The International Gymnastics Federation's website will have live results and other information.