Olympic Preview: Women's Qualification, Session 3
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The women's qualification competition continues Sunday afternoon at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio with the host Brazilian team and powerful British women taking the floor in the third of five subdivisions.

Vault: Mixed Group 8

Mixed Group 8 includes returning Olympians Ana Sofia Gomez, who carried the Guatemalan flag in Friday night's Opening Ceremonies in Rio, and Vietnam's Phan Thi Ha Thanh. India's Dipa Karmakar, who hopes to be the first Indian gymnast to make a final at the Olympic Games, will go for the extremely risky Produnova (handspring double front) vault. Karmakar, who has risen from poverty and obscurity to become one of India'a most celebrated athletes at the Games, won vault at April's test event in Rio.


Flavia Saraiva (Brazil)

Uneven Bars: Great Britain

Great Britain, the bronze medalist at last year's world championships in Glasgow, has put together its strongest Olympic team yet and has its first Olympic team medal in reach. The Downie sisters will pace the squad, with 2008 Olympian Becky Downie a medal favorite on uneven bars. Ellie Downie will compete all four events and could make multiple event finals. The powerful Claudia Fragapane and Amy Tinkler, while Ruby Harrold could star in bars finals. The British women are one of the few quickly rising programs in gymnastics, and in Rio they could follow in the footsteps of the British men four years ago in London, winning multiple historic medals.

Balance Beam: Brazil

Five-time Olympian Daniele Hypolito is back for Brazil, along with 2008 Olympian and world all-around medalist Jade Barbosa. Newcomers Rebeca Andrade and the tiny Flavia Saraiva look ready to step into the Olympic spotlight and challenge for their country's first Olympic medals. The Brazilian men rocked qualification, hitting every routine, and the Brazilian women are eager to show they are just as prepared.

Floor Exercise: Germany

The German women have also put together an extremely strong squad. Team finals is well within their grasp, and Sophie Scheder (uneven bars), Elisabeth Seitz (uneven bars), Tabea Alt (balance beam) and Pauline Schafer (balance beam) will push for spots in finals. Kim Bui, whose routine on uneven bars is consistently underscored, is back for Germany after a knee injury.

Up Next: World and Olympic champions United States star in subdivision four!

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