Questions about the draft.

I hope this helps with any questions regarding how round one of the draft will work…

  • Your team is randomly placed into a subdivision with five other teams. Each gymnast can only appear once in each subdivision. With eight athletes per team and six teams per subdivision, it means 48 athletes must be used.
  • Since Wieber, Komova, Douglas, Mustafina, Iordache, and Raisman are the six most popular gymnasts being submitted for teams, each team will only be allowed ONE of these six. With these gymnasts and if other gymnasts appear on multiple teams in your subdivision, we use a random.org generator to decide who gets that athlete. Your chances of getting a specific athlete depend upon how high she is on your priority list, and how many other teams have that athlete.
  • EXAMPLES: (1) If only one team chooses Alexandra Raisman, that team will automatically get her. (2) If Gabrielle Douglas is #1 on your list and two other lists, the assignment will be randomly generated. If you do not receive your first choice, we will go down the list to your second choice, and so on.
  • Not everyone will get first or second choice athletes but we are doing our best to make sure everyone gets a fair shot!
  • Following round one of the draft, your team will probably have between 2-4 gymnasts. Some teams - teams who submitted less popular athletes - may have 5-6 gymnasts to start. That’s when round two begins, with a new list of athletes available for the second part of the draft.
  • EXAMPLE: If your list includes the six most popular gymnasts, plus athletes like Huang Qiushuang and Kyla Ross, you’ll likely finish round one with only 2-3 gymnasts. If your list includes eight less popular gymnasts like Seitz, Paseka, He, Van Gerner, Tunney, Mitchell, Tweddle and Jarosch, the likelihood of getting more gymnasts in round one will be much higher.
  • We will email you by Saturday at 9 am EST with a list of the gymnasts accepted from your original submission as well as a list of the gymnasts available to choose from for round two.

Any questions? Email fantasyolympicgym@yahoo.com!

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88 teams so far!

Remember, you have until Friday at 11:59 pm EST (New York/US East Coast time) to submit a team to fantasyolympicgym@yahoo.com!

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The most popular gymnasts.

We’ve had 65 submissions so far!

A lot of teams feature the same athletes, so round one of the draft is going to be very tough. We’ve decided to keep it to six teams per subdivision, and then each team will be allowed one of the top six most popular athletes.

The top eight most popular at the moment?

Viktoria Komova, Russia - 47 picks
Larisa Iordache, Romania - 47 picks
Jordyn Wieber, USA - 42 picks
Aliya Mustafina, Russia - 42 picks
Gabby Douglas, USA - 40 picks
Aly Raisman, USA - 30 picks

So as you can see, almost EVERYONE wants Komova, Iordache, Wieber, Mustafina, and Douglas…with Raisman not far behind. So to make it fair, no single team will have more than one of these athletes (unless it’s a special circumstance where one team doesn’t want any of these six, though this is VERY rare and we haven’t encountered it yet). Since many teams have ALL of these athletes, it means round two will be very busy!

A lot of people are choosing less popular - but strong - athletes who are going to be so underrepresented in the first draft but will probably creep up on many teams in round two.

Appearing only three times are Jessica Lopez, Rebecca Tunney, and Hannah Whelan.

Appearing only two times are Diana Chelaru, Oksana Chusovitina, Youna Dufournet, Carlotta Ferlito, Ana Sofia Gomez Porras, Anne Kuhm, Elisabetta Preziosa, Elisabeth Seitz, Asuka Teramoto, and Celine Van Gerner.

And appearing only once? Ashleigh Brennan, Diana Bulimar, Daniele Hypolito, Nadine Jarosch, Emily Little, Larissa Miller, Vasiliki Millousi, Maria Paseka, Phan Thi Ha Thanh, Jennifer Pinches, Rie Tanaka, and Koko Tsurimi.

Of course, a lot of athletes aren’t represented at ALL at this point. But there are 98 athletes to choose from. Eight athletes per team times six teams per subdivision means only 48 athletes will be used in each subdivision…so there’s a pretty large pool.

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Here’s how it works.

1. DRAFT - ROUND ONE.

  • You must choose eight gymnasts from this list of 98, in order of choice (i.e. the gymnast you want first is number one while the gymnast you want last is number eight).
  • Please submit a team namein addition to your team (only one team per email).
  • Submit your choices to Fantasy Olympic Gymnastics via email to fantasyolympicgym@yahoo.com
  • Your choices must be submitted by Friday July 20 at 11:59 pm EST.

2. DRAFT - ROUND TWO

  • All participants will be divided into subdivisions for round two of the draft. Subdivisions will be formed based on the number of teams entered.
  • The lists of eligible gymnasts in your subdivision for round two will be made available by Saturday July 21 at 9:00 am EST.
  • We will attempt to assign as many gymnasts as possible from your list of first choices, but due to the popularity of certain athletes (i.e. Viktoria Komova, Gabrielle Douglas, Larisa Iordache, etc) it’s likely that you will not have a full team after round one.
  • You must select the appropriate amount of gymnasts needed to fill out your team of eight athletes. For example, if you chose eight gymnasts in round one and only four were available for your team, you must choose four in round two. If you chose eight in round one and seven were available, you must only choose one in round two.
  • Email your choices to fantasyolympicgym@yahoo.com
  • Your choices must be submitted by Monday July 23 at 11:59 pm EST.

3. DRAFT - ROUND THREE

  • The lists of eligible gymnasts in your subdivision for round two will be made available by Tuesday July 24 at 9:00 am EST.
  • Like in round two, you must select the appropriate amount of gymnasts needed to fill out your team of eight athletes.
  • Email your choices to fantasyolympicgym@yahoo.com.
  • Your choices must be submitted by Thursday July 26 at 11:59 pm EST.

4. TEAM LINE-UPS

  • Final teams will be announced on Friday July 27, the morning of Olympic Opening Ceremonies.
  • You must submit your team line-up by Saturday July 28 at 11:59 pm EST
  • Your team line-up must include six team gymnasts and two alternates.
  • You must include five gymnasts for each apparatus (vault, bars, beam, and floor).
  • Alternates will only be allowed to sub in for team gymnasts in case of injury.
  • EXAMPLE: My example team of eight is Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman, Viktoria Komova, Aliya Mustafina, Anastasia Grishina, Larisa Iordache, and Huang Qiushuang. From these, my alternates will be Raisman and Grishina. For vault, bars, beam, and floor, I must choose between Douglas, Wieber, Komova, Mustafina, Iordache, and Huang. For bars, for example, I choose Douglas, Wieber, Komova, Mustafina, and Huang.
  • Submit your team line-up to fantasyolympicgym@yahoo.com.

5. COMPETITION - QUALIFICATIONS

  • Your team results will come from the qualification rounds held at the O2 Arena on Sunday July 29.
  • The format will be five-up, four-count. We will automatically count the four highest scores for your team.
  • EXAMPLE: Say you chose Douglas, Wieber, Komova, Mustafina, and Huang for bars. For the sake of argument, let’s say Douglas gets a 16.5, Wieber gets a 15.8, Komova gets a 16.8, Mustafina gets a 16.2, and Huang gets a 15.9. We will count the four highest scores, meaning Wieber’s 15.8 will be dropped and your team will get a 65.4 on this event.
  • The reason for choosing five gymnasts for each event instead of four? If you choose an athlete who ends up not competing on a certain event, you will have some leeway with your score. For example, if you choose Douglas, Wieber, Komova, Mustafina, and Huang but Huang doesn’t compete on bars in qualifications, you will still have four scores factoring into your final score. If only three of these five compete bars, you will be missing a score which can hurt your individual score! It’s very important to make realistic choices for each event in order to avoid this.
  • Following the conclusion of qualifications in London, we will post the results for all of our own Fantasy subdivisions, including the winner for each. The winner of each Fantasy subdivision will go on to compete in Fantasy team finals.

6. COMPETITION - TEAM FINALS

  • Information for Team Finals will be posted shortly!

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The gymnasts.

Valeria Pereyra (Argentina)
Georgia Bonora (Australia)
Ashleigh Brennan (Australia)
Emily Little (Australia)
Larrissa Miller (Australia)
Lauren Mitchell (Australia)
Barbara Gasser (Austria)
Anastasia Marachkovskaya (Belarus)
Gaelle Mys (Belgium)
Daiane dos Santos (Brazil)
Ethiene Franco (Brazil)
Adrian Gomes (Brazil)
Daniele Hypolito (Brazil)
Bruna Leal (Brazil)
Ralitsa Mileva (Bulgaria)
Ellie Black (Canada)
Victoria Moors (Canada)
Dominique Pegg (Canada)
Brittany Rogers (Canada)
Kristina Vaculik (Canada)
Simona Castro (Chile)
Deng Linlin (China)
He Kexin (China)
Huang Qiushuang (China)
Sui Lu (China)
Yao Jinnan (China)
Jessica Gil Ortiz (Colombia)
Tina Erceg (Croatia)
Kristyna Palesova (Czech Republic)
Yamilet Pena Abreu (Dominican Republic)
Sherine El Zeiny (Egypt)
Salma Mahmoud El Said Mohamed (Egypt)
Annika Urvikko (Finland)
Mira Boumejmajen (France)
Youna Dufournet (France)
Anne Kuhm (France)
Aurelie Malaussena (France)
Sophia Serseri (France)
Imogen Cairns (Great Britain)
Jennifer Pinches (Great Britain)
Rebecca Tunney (Great Britain)
Beth Tweddle (Great Britain)
Hannah Whelan (Great Britain)
Janine Berger (Germany)
Kim Bui (Germany)
Oksana Chusovitina (Germany)
Nadine Jarosch (Germany)
Elisabeth Seitz (Germany)
Vasiliki Millousi (Greece)
Ana Sofia Gomez (Guatemala)
Hiu Ying Angel Wong (Hong Kong)
Dorina Boczogo (Hungary)
Valeria Maksyuta (Israel)
Francesca Deagostini (Italy)
Erika Fasana (Italy)
Carlotta Ferlito (Italy)
Vanessa Ferrari (Italy)
Elisabetta Preziosa (Italy)
Yu Minobe (Japan)
Yuko Shintake (Japan)
Rie Tanaka (Japan)
Asuka Teramoto (Japan)
Koko Tsurimi (Japan)
Moldir Azimbay (Kazakhstan)
Heo Seonmi (Korea)
Laura Svilpaite (Lithuania)
Elsa Garcia (Mexico)
Celine van Gerner (Netherlands)
Marta Pihan-Kulesza (Poland)
Zoi Lima (Portugal)
Lorena Quinones (Puerto Rico)
Diana Bulimar (Romania)
Diana Chelaru (Romania)
Larisa Iordache (Romania)
Sandra Izbasa (Romania)
Catalina Ponor (Romania)
Ksenia Afanasyeva (Russia)
Anastasia Grishina (Russia)
Viktoria Komova (Russia)
Aliya Mustafina (Russia)
Maria Paseka (Russia)
Heem Wei Lim (Singapore)
Sasa Golob (Slovakia)
Maria Homolova (Slovenia)
Maria Paula Vargas (Spain)
Jonna Adlerteg (Sweden)
Giulia Steingruber (Switzerland) 
Goksu Uctas (Turkey)
Natalia Kononenko (Ukraine)
Gabrielle Douglas (USA)
McKayla Maroney (USA)
Alexandra Raisman (USA)
Kyla Ross (USA)
Jordyn Wieber (USA)
Luiza Galiulina (Uzbekistan)
Jessica Lopez (Venezuela)
Do Thi Ngan Thuong (Vietnam)
Phan Thi Ha Thanh (Vietnam)

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