Unlike world championships in the earlier half of the quad, this year, worlds is more than a competition.
The meet is a qualifier for the 2016 Olympic Games, with the top eight teams and any individual apparatus medal winners in Glasgow moving on with automatic qualification to the Olympics in Rio. For those that don’t qualify directly to the Olympics, teams and individuals qualify instead to the Test Event, held at the Olympic site from April 16-19. The teams ranked 9th through 16th in qualifications move on, as do two individuals from each team ranked 17th through 24th and then the top 24 all-arounders not already on teams.
Now that women’s qualifications are complete, we have the full details regarding who is continuing on! There’s still the likelihood that a gymnast not from a qualifying team will qualify to the Olympic Games through an apparatus medal, and we’ll update if that happens over the weekend.
Olympic Team Qualifiers
The following nations earned direct Olympic berths allowing for five members per team.
Test Event Team Qualifiers
The following nations earned spots at the Test Event. The teams ranked 1st through 4th following competition at the Test Event will qualify full teams to the Olympic Games.
Spain and Hungary are reserves.
Test Event Individual Qualifiers
The following nations earned individual spots at the Test Event. From here, one per country will qualify to the Olympic Games until spots are filled. For more information as to how these spots are divided, read about the qualification process.
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Reserves include Colombia, India, and South Africa.
Article by Lauren Hopkins