U-S-A! U-S-A! The Men’s gymnastics team will try to stick the landing and win the gold medal during the Team All-Around final on Aug. 8. Will they do it? HollywoodLife.com wants you to see so click to watch.
The Americans will challenge defending champs, China, in the Men’s team all-around final. However, both teams will also have to worry about Great Britain, Brazil, Germany, Ukraine, Japan and Russia. The competition is going to be fierce, as each team wants to leave Rio 2016 with some gold bling around their necks. The event kicks off at 3:00 P.M. ET so be ready to watch who comes out on top.
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Team U.S.A. needs to defeat their biggest nemesis at the finals – and we’re not talking about the Chinese team. Both Chris Brooks, 29, and Sam Mikulak, 23, spun off the pommel horse during the preliminaries on Aug. 6, per NBC Sports. While the Americans walked away with 270.405 points (second only to China) they can’t make a similar mistake if they want to win the event.
The pommel horse was the downfall of Team USA in London 2012, as the team landed in fifth place. They won’t let that happen again. “This time we all know that’s not what we’re going to do,” Sam told reporters after the qualifiers. “What happened today doesn’t matter [during the final.]”
Sadly, France won’t be part of the all-around finals, which is even more devastating considering the tragedy that befell one of its athletes. As Samir Ait Said, 26, was competing at the vault, the World Championship-winning gymnast broke his leg in a horribly gruesome way! Poor Samir.
Gabby Douglas, 20, didn’t break her leg but she broke her heart after failing to qualify for the women’s all-around gymnastics final. Despite having the third best score of all the countries competing, she was edged out by her teammates, Simone Biles, 19, and Aly Raisman, 22. Since only two athletes per team are allowed in the final, Gabby won’t be able to defend her medal! Hopefully, such bad luck doesn’t affect the men’s team as they look to redeem themselves from London.
Who do you think will win the all-around team gold medal, HollywoodLifers? Do you think China will claim another championship, or will the Americans avenge their London loss?