Ever since the AcroStaff went to the Women’s Olympic Trials in San Jose, we’ve been counting down the days to the Olympics (no, really, there’s a countdown on our Youth & PreK page). The gymnasts trained hard in the States, and are finally down in Rio getting ready for the Big One. You can catch up on their podium training so far here and here.
To provide you with a little Olympics crash course in what to expect and when to expect it, we have all of the information about the US Team and when they will be competing.
First, the athletes themselves. We’ve listed everyone who is going to represent the USA below, and included their Instagram handles if you want to see all the behind-the-scenes and what they’re up to.
The Men’s Team:
- Captain: Chris Brooks (@cbrooks_gym)
- Jake Dalton (@jake_dalton)
- Sam Mikulak
- Danell Leyva (@danelljleyva)
- Alex Naddour (@alex_naddour)
Alternates: Akash Modi, Donnell Whittenburg
The Women’s Team:
- Captain: Aly Raisman (@alyraisman)
- Simone Biles (@simonebiles)
- Gabby Douglas (@gabbycvdouglas)
- Laurie Hernandez (@lauriehernandez_)
- Madison Kocian (@madison_kocian)
Alternates: MyKayla Skinner, Ragan Smith, Ashton Locklear
Now is the time to clear your schedules, or move your lunch break around so you don’t miss a thing. NBC is covering The Rio Olympics, and you can find the full schedule for all sports here. What we’ve done is hunted through all of the badminton and field hockey to give you the schedule that’s just gymnastics (all in PST). We will be live-tweeting the events as they unfold over on our Twitter account!
Friday, August 5th: The Rio Olympics Opening Ceremonies!
Saturday, August 6th: Men’s Gymnastics Qualifications (The USA Men’s team is in Subdivision 2, which starts at 10:30am)
Sunday, August 7th: Women’s Gymnastics Qualifications (The USA Women’s team is in Subdivision 4, which starts at 1:30pm)
Monday, August 8th: Men’s Team Final (12:00pm)
Tuesday, August 9th: Women’s Team Final (12:00pm)
Wednesday, August 10th: Men’s All-Around Final (12:00pm)
Thursday, August 11th: Women’s All-Around Final (12:00pm)
Sunday, August 14th: Apparatus Finals (10:00am)
Monday, August 15th: Apparatus Finals (10:00am)
Tuesday, August 16th: Artistic Gymnastics (10:00am)
Sunday August 21st: The Rio Olympics Closing Ceremonies