I am by no means what you would call an Olympic gymnastics effort, especially with this new scoring system. However, it is always fun trying to predict the results before they happen. Ahead of Sunday’s announcement, here are my predictions as to who will heading to China later this summer. Keep in mind that both the men and women will be attending camps in July, which will be the final stage in selecting Team USA.
For the six team spots on the ladies side, I am going with Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin,Chellsie Memmel, Alcia Sacramone, Samantha Peszek and Shayla Worley.
On the men’s side, after seeing Paul Hamm in person Thursday afternoon, I think he will be fine when the Olympics arrive in August. I expect USA Gymnastics to reserve a spot for the defending all-around champ. Joseph Hagerty, Jonathan Horton, Raj Bhavsar, Sean Golden and David Durante will get the remaining nods.
Following Saturday’s competition, Hamm and Horton were both nominated to the Olympic squad.