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2008 Olympic Trials
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City

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Venue

Wachovia Center

Dates

June 19-22

Guaranteed Spots

Shawn Johnson
Nastia Liukin

Official Olympic Team

Shawn Johnson
Nastia Liukin
Chellsie Memmel
Alicia Sacramone
Sam Peszek
Bridget Sloan

Alternate(s)

Corrie Lothrop
Jana Bieger
Ivana Hong

Preceded by

2004 U.S. Olympic Trials

Succeeded by

2012 U.S. Olympic Trials

The 2008 Olympic Trials were held on June 19-22 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This competition determined who would represent the United States at the Olympics in Beijing.

Format of Competition

The competition was the same as the Visa Championships. There were two days of competition, where the all-around was contested on both days. The gymnasts who specialized and only competed certain events had to scratch (touch the apparatus then salute the judges) on the apparatus they chose not to compete. The combined total at the end of the second day of competition would stand as the gymnast's final score.

After both days of competition, the top two gymnasts in the all-around won the two guaranteed spots on the Olympic team. The other four spots would be decided after a training camp held at the Karolyi Ranch in Texas.

List of Competitors

Top 8 All-Around at Visa Championships

  1. Shawn Johnson
  2. Nastia Liukin
  3. Chellsie Memmel
  4. Sam Peszek
  5. Ivana Hong
  6. Jana Bieger
  7. Mattie Larson
  8. Corrie Lothrop

Petitioned

  • Alicia Sacramone
  • Bridget Sloan
  • Chelsea Davis
  • Olivia Courtney
  • Randy Stageberg
  • Alaina Johnson
  • Shayla Worley
  • Darling Hill
  • Britney Ranzy
  • Amber Trani

Results

Event Gold Silver Bronze
All-Around Shawn Johnson
Chow's
Nastia Liukin
WOGA
Chellsie Memmel
M and M
Vault Alicia Sacramone
Brestyan's
Shawn Johnson
Chow's
Britney Ranzy
Excalibur
Uneven Bars Nastia Liukin
WOGA
Chellsie Memmel
M and M
Jana Bieger
Bieger's
Balance Beam Shawn Johnson
Chow's
Chellsie Memmel
M and M
Nastia Liukin
WOGA
Floor Exercise Shawn Johnson
Chow's
Sam Peszek
DeVeau's
Nastia Liukin
WOGA

Invited to the Karolyi Ranch

  • Chellsie Memmel
  • Alicia Sacramone
  • Bridget Sloan
  • Ivana Hong
  • Sam Peszek
  • Corrie Lothrop
  • Jana Bieger
  • Mattie Larson
  • Chelsea Davis
  • Shayla Worley

Olympic Team

  1. Shawn Johnson
  2. Nastia Liukin
  3. Chellsie Memmel
  4. Alicia Sacramone
  5. Sam Peszek
  6. Bridget Sloan

Alternates: Corrie Lothrop, Jana Bieger, Ivana Hong

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