It seems they are pushing their world cup competition agenda
by Domerduck (2016-08-11 17:06:11)

In reply to: I read as 6 Olympians, but only 4 in team competition  posted by SixShutouts66

vs team development and strategy. I agree that US would have won the team with 4 and might now be able to add another Gymnast for individuals. For example that 16 year old Ragan Smith at the trials seemed ver good on the beam and also as good as Kocian on the uneven bars, They were tough choices dropping down to 5 and all 3 alternates (which includes Smith and 2 other girls) are worthy. This would allow one more to compete instead of just traveling in case someone gets hurt.