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Wieber Leads US Women's Team to Tokyo
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National champion Jordyn Wieber headlines the U.S. women's team to next month's world championships in Tokyo, USA Gymnastics announced Wednesday evening.

Joining Wieber in Japan will be Gabrielle Douglas, Anna Li, McKayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman, Alicia Sacramone and Sabrina Vega. The alternate is yet to be decided.

Bridget Caquatto, Jessica DeZiel, Brandie Jay, Shawn Johnson, Chellsie Memmel and Bridget Sloan made the team to the Pan American Games, scheduled for the week following worlds in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The teams were announced following a three-day camp at the national team training center in Texas, where an intrasquad was held Wednesday evening.

The U.S. women won the team silver medal behind Russia at the 2010 World Championships in Rotterdam. This year's world championships are the first qualification event for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Stay tuned to IG for complete live coverage from Tokyo, Oct. 7-16!

External Link: USA Gymnastics

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cmitchell said:

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Memmel should be the alternate but don't know now that she is on the PanAm Team. Just wondering how Jay, Li and DeZeil made it on these teams but are not on the U.S. national team?
 
September 21, 2011
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Lindsay said:

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If Memmel is not entirely healthy and did not show enough (or any) full routines at camp, then she really can't be the alternate.

These team picks were obvious based on who the healthy girls are and which girls do what events.
 
September 21, 2011
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Lindsay said:

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Also, we didn't have enough girls on the National team to fill both a World team and a PanAm team. I imagine the girls who made one of these teams will now be added.
 
September 21, 2011
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hobbes jones said:

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Is there some rule that says you have to be on the national team before you can make a Worlds Team or Pan Am Team? Just asking.
 
September 21, 2011
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isolde said:

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There are going to be falls galore. Douglas, Vega, and Li aren't exactly pillars of consistency.
 
September 22, 2011
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Jeffery said:

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Wow, when was the last time we had a World's Team without a girl from WOGA?
 
September 22, 2011
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cmitchell said:

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True, on the USA gymnastics website, they were added to the national team. That's an interseting process, why were they not just added after nationals? Did they have to prove themseleves at camp?
 
September 22, 2011
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gymnast4life said:

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Memmel should alternate for sure! Only disapointment for her was bars a t visa. SHes amazing on beam. Make chellsie alternate!!!!smilies/grin.gif
 
September 22, 2011
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jollybarb said:

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I really think giving Douglas, Li, Maroney, and / or Vega a chance to prove themselves on the world stage before the Olympics is a good thing for USA gymnastics. The team has Sacramone, Raisman and Wieber to carry USA through to an assured place in London for 2012. Team USA definitely don't want to put up their Olympic team, especially if they don't win a team medal which is a possibility given the strength of Russia, Romania and China. Memmel and Johnson can handle themselves in the pressure cooker of Olympic and World competition. That we already know. How about the others?
 
September 22, 2011
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