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2012 Olympic Trials
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City

San Jose, California

Venue

HP Pavilion

Dates

June 28-July 1

Guaranteed Spot

Gabby Douglas

Official Olympic Team

Gabby Douglas
McKayla Maroney
Aly Raisman
Kyla Ross
Jordyn Wieber

Alternate(s)

Sarah Finnegan
Anna Li
Elizabeth Price

Preceded by

2008 U.S. Olympic Trials

Succeeded by

2016 U.S. Olympic Trials

The 2012 Olympic Trials took place on June 28 to July 1 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. This competition determined who would represent the United States at the Olympics in London.

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.

At the end of the second day of competition, the gymnast with the highest all-around placing won a guaranteed spot on the Olympic team. The other four spots would be decided by USA Gymnastics and the Olympic selection committee. The team would be announced after the competition finished, a method last used at the 2000 Olympic Trials.

This year, only five girls could make up the Olympic Team, as opposed to the usual six.

List of Competitors

Top 8 All-Around at Visa Championships

  1. Jordyn Wieber
  2. Gabby Douglas
  3. Aly Raisman
  4. Kyla Ross
  5. Elizabeth Price
  6. Sarah Finnegan
  7. Kennedy Baker
  8. Sabrina Vega

Petitioned

  • Alicia Sacramone
  • McKayla Maroney
  • Bridget Sloan*
  • Nastia Liukin
  • Brenna Dowell
  • Anna Li
  • Rebecca Bross

*Sloan had successfully petitioned into the Trials, but became injured prior to the competition and had to withdraw.

Results

Event Gold Silver Bronze
All-Around Gabby Douglas
Chow's
Jordyn Wieber
Geddert's
Aly Raisman
Brestyan's
Vault McKayla Maroney
All Olympia
Alicia Sacramone
Brestyan's
N/A
Uneven Bars Gabby Douglas
Chow's

Kyla Ross
Gym-Max

N/A Anna Li
Legacy Elite
Balance Beam Aly Raisman
Brestyan's
Alicia Sacramone
Brestyan's
Jordyn Wieber
Geddert's
Floor Exercise Aly Raisman
Brestyan's
Jordyn Wieber
Geddert's
Gabby Douglas
Chow's

Notable Moments

  • On the second day of competition, Nastia Liukin fell on the uneven bars, but then had a very strong beam routine that earned her a standing ovation.
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The 2012 Olympic Women's Artistic Gymnastics Team and Alternates

Olympic Team

  1. Gabby Douglas
  2. McKayla Maroney
  3. Aly Raisman
  4. Kyla Ross
  5. Jordyn Wieber

Alternates: Sarah Finnegan, Anna Li, Elizabeth Price

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