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|08-08-2016, 08:50 AM||#1|
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Simone Biles, Aly Raisman qualify for all-around final
The U.S. women did what was expected of them in the all-around final, hitting all 16 routines with no major mistakes. They earned the highest team qualifying score, 185.238, by nearly 10 points.
[VIDEO: Simone Biles receives standing ovation after balance beam]
So it was up the all-around race to provide the drama: three of the U.S. women were eligible, but only two would be allowed to advance due to the two-per-country rule.
[VIDEO: Simone Biles soars past competition on vault in qualifying]
Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas finished 1-2-3 respectively after four of five subdivisions has performed. All three broke sixty and were at least a point ahead of the 4th place finisher, but only Biles and Raisman will move on to the all-around final.
[VIDEO:Simone Biles 'on the money' with floor routine tumbling]
Gabby Douglas, the 2012 Olympic champion, not get the opportunity to defend her title.
[VIDEO: Qualifications: Gabby Douglas looks 'fierce' on beam]
Biles was the top qualifier to three event finals as expected: balance beam, vault and floor.
Raisman will join her in the floor final, Laurie Hernandez in the balance beam final and Douglas and Madison Kocian will compete together in the uneven bars final.
[VIDEO: Qualifications: Aly Raisman looks for another floor title]
[VIDEO: Qualifications: Aly Raisman hits big Amanar vault]
[VIDEO: Laurie Hernandez earns 15.366 beam score in qualifying]
[VIDEO: Madison Kocian qualifies first to uneven bars with 15.866]
[VIDEO: Gabby Douglas 'steps up her game' on bars in qualifications]