Qualification line-up for U.S. women is announced for 2019 World Championships
STUTTGART, Germany, Oct. 4, 2019 – The qualification line-up for the U.S. women at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, is official. The USA is competing in the 12th and final women’s qualification subdivision on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. local time/2 p.m. ET. U.S.-based fans can follow the U.S. women at live at 2 p.m. online on NBCSports.com or tape-delayed at 3 p.m. ET on the Olympic Channel, which has a simulcast.
The five women who will be competing are: Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre; Jade Carey of Phoenix, Ariz./Arizona Sunrays; Kara Eaker of Grain Valley, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express; Sunisa Lee of St. Paul, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center; and Grace McCallum of Isanti, Minn./Twin City Twisters. MyKayla Skinner of Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics, is the alternate.
The women begin on the floor exercise in the qualification round. Four athletes compete on each event, with three scores counting. The qualification round determines which countries advance to the finals for team (top eight), all-around (top 24, maximum two per country), and individual event finals (top eight per event, maximum two per country). Biles and Carey are competing two vaults to qualify for the vault finals.
Floor exercise: McCallum, Lee, Carey, Biles
Vault: Lee, McCallum, Carey, Biles
Uneven bars: Eaker, McCallum, Biles, Lee
Balance beam: McCallum, Lee, Eaker, Biles
The men’s qualification round is Monday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. local time/4 a.m. ET, which U.S. fans can watch live online on NBC Sports. The U.S. men are shooting to finish in the top nine team spots to earn team berths to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. China, Japan and Russia already qualified for Tokyo at last year’s World Championships.
The finals schedule is: Oct. 8, women’s team, 2:30 p.m.; Oct. 9, men’s team, 1:45 p.m.; Oct. 10, women’s all-around, 4 p.m.; Oct. 11, men’s all-around; Oct. 12, event finals (men – floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings; women – vault, uneven bars), 4 p.m.; and Oct. 13, event finals (men – vault, parallel bars, horizontal bar; women – balance beam, floor exercise), 1 p.m. All times are local to Stuttgart. The entire TV and online coverage schedule is available at usagymworlds.com.
All coverage by NBC, NBCSN and the Olympic Channel is available only in the United States. The TV and online coverage, as of Sept. 26, is below. NBC’s gymnastics commentating team of Tim Daggett, Terry Gannon, Nastia Liukin and Andrea Joyce will provide commentary for all finals sessions.