July 29, 2012
LONDON-----Incoming University of Georgia freshman Brittany Rogers helped the Canadian gymnastics team earn a berth in the team final for the first time at a non-boycotted Olympic Games on Sunday.
It marks just the second time overall Canada has reached the gymnastics final and the first since 1984 in Los Angeles. The team final is slated for Tuesday.
Rogers placed seventh on vault with a 14.666 to qualify for the individual event finals, scheduled for Aug. 5. She also finished 16th on bars with a 14.500.
In the team standings, the United States placed first with a 181.863 total, followed by Russia (180.429), China (176.637), Romania (176.264), Great Britain (170.656), Japan (170.196), Italy (168.397) and Canada (167.696) to round out the top-eight.
The top eight teams in the qualifying round advance to the team finals, where three members of each team will compete on each event.
The top 24 individuals (maximum two from each country) advance to the individual all-around final, and the top eight gymnasts on each event (maximum two from each country) qualify for the individual event finals.