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What to know about gymnastics worlds

What to know about gymnastics worlds

Originally Published: October 7, 2011
By Blythe Lawrence | Special to espnW

Do well and win a trip to the Olympics -- that's the deal for the world's top gymnasts, who are in Japan this week and next to compete for best-in-the-world bragging rights.

The world gymnastics championships, which begin Friday at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, is the first of two qualifying meets for next summer's Olympic Games. The top eight men's and women's teams will automatically earn berths to the Games, while teams finishing ninth through 16th advance to a second qualifier ...

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