Update 9/21. As of today, Zhu Xiaofang is no longer being considered while Chen Siyi is being called the alternate.
After an internal selection competition held this week, the Chinese federation has named the eight gymnasts who will comprise the World Championships team this October.
The team includes:
The six who will actually compete in Glasgow will be named prior to qualifications, and will be based on how the women look as they continue their preparation as well as how they perform in podium training.
Missing from the equation is 2014 World silver medalist on beam, Bai Yawen, who has had a very inconsistent season even on her strongest event. Of course, Yao Jinnan is also out due to the shoulder surgery she underwent in the United States earlier this year.
Announcement thanks to Weibo.
Article by Lauren Hopkins