THE RIO 2016 OLYMPIC PREDICTIONS GAME!!!

Once every four years, there comes a competition unlike all others in which gymnastics bloggers must compete to see who truly knows the most about the sport… So welcome to the Rio 2016 Olympic Predictions Game!! 

The Olympics start on August 5th (and WAG competition starts on the 7th), but before that please send me your predictions for who will be the top 3 in each event (VT, UB, BB, FX), the team competition, and the all around for women’s artistic gymnastics. Before the competition starts I will make a post showing what people think will happen and afterwards I’ll make a post listing the winners (people who guessed correctly in either one category or overall). Of course, since this is the Olympics, the winners will be awarded either bronze, silver, or gold medals.

IF YOU WIN: You basically just get bragging rights, but it can also be good publicity for your blog and a way to gain followers (including me).

Voting will be open from now until 7 PM EST on Friday, August 5th (the time when the opening ceremony starts) . I understand that people will want to guess at different times, but please do it at some point because the more people who do this the better it will work. Also, make sure to reblog this post and spread the word about it so that there can be as many participants as possible!!

After submitting, please make sure that you receive confirmation from me within 24 hours, otherwise I might not have received them.

Send me your predictions here: http://thegymnasticsnerd.tumblr.com/ask.

Please don’t be shy about sending in your predictions (I’ll only post about the people who get it right)- so even if you’re new to the fandom, you should definitely give it a try! Also, if a gymnast withdraws from the competition or becomes too injured to compete, I will notify anyone who has already submitted a prediction involving that gymnast and give them a chance to re-do them.

Be sure to check out @inbar-gienger‘s predictions game as well to predict the 8 gymnasts that will end up in each final. I’m so excited to see the opinions of a group as knowledgeable as the gymternet, so please please share and spread the word so we can get as many participants as possible!

Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. GOOD LUCK!!!!

Little Mix’s Salute is being used in a promo for team USA Olympics! This features some of the best female athletes in the world like Serena Williams, Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky, Missy Franklin, Allyson Felix, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the USWNT Soccer Team!

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Meet Team USA! 

(if you’ve had issues with this playing before it should work in the U.S. now)

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1. Venus Williams, Tennis

2. Gabby Douglas, Gymnastics

3. Jenny Arthur, Weight Lifting

4. Simone Biles, Gymnastics

5. Allyson Felix, Track and Field

6. Dawn Harper-Nelson, Track and Field

Photos: Sam Jones for Vanity Fair