Brazil men’s gymnastics team celebrates Olympic qualifying by jumping on beds, screaming (video)

Brazil men gymnastics

The Brazilian men’s gymnastics team was understandably excited when they learned they qualified for the World Championships team final, and with it the Rio Olympics, on Monday.

Their joyous celebration, shirtless jumping on (presumably hotel) beds and screaming, was posted on team member Arthur Nory Mariano‘s Instagram account.

Brazil’s men tallied a decent score on the first day of qualifying Sunday but had to wait until Monday to see if it would crack the top eight to make Wednesday’s final and August’s Olympics. They finished seventh in qualifying when everybody had finished.

Brazil, as host nation, was already guaranteed some Rio Olympic gymnastics berths, but not a whole five-man team. It had never qualified a men’s team to the Olympics, though the women made the last three Games.

If the men had not finished in the top eight in qualifying at Worlds, they would have advanced to an Olympic test event in Rio in April. There, the top four nations (not already qualified for Rio) advance to the Olympics. Brazil would have been favored to lock up an Olympic berth there if it had not done so at Worlds.

The Brazilian women were ninth in Worlds qualifying, so they will have to compete at the test event in a bid to qualify a full team for Rio 2016.

MORE GYMNASTICS: World Championships broadcast schedule

Wimbledon reverses ban on Russia, Belarus tennis players

Wimbledon Russia

Russian and Belarusian players will be able to compete at Wimbledon as neutral athletes after the All England Club on Friday reversed its ban from last year.

The players must comply with “appropriate conditions,” including not expressing support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

They also must not receive funding “from the Russian and/or Belarusian states (including sponsorship from companies operated or controlled by the states) in relation to their participation in The Championships,” the All England Club said in a statement.

Other tennis tournaments have allowed Russian and Belarusian players to compete as neutral athletes.

“We also consider alignment between the Grand Slams to be increasingly important in the current tennis environment,” the club said. “There was a strong and very disappointing reaction from some governing bodies in tennis to the position taken by the All England Club and the LTA last year with consequences which, if continued, would be damaging to the interests of players, fans, The Championships and British tennis.”

This year’s Wimbledon tournament will start on July 3. The women’s final is scheduled for July 15 and the men’s final on July 16.

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2023 World Junior Gymnastics Championships live stream schedule

World Junior Gymnastics Championships

The world junior gymnastics championships individual finals stream live on the International Gymnastics Federation YouTube channel from Friday through Sunday.

Already this week, Japan swept the men’s and women’s team titles in Antalya, Turkey. The U.S. women took silver.

The U.S. women in Friday’s all-around final are Izzy Stassi (qualified fourth) and Jayla Hang (qualified 22nd). The U.S. men in Friday’s all-around final are Kai Uemura (qualified 11th) and David Shamah (qualified 14th).

Americans also advanced to four of this weekend’s apparatus finals: women’s vault (Stassi, Hang), uneven bars (Hezly Rivera) and floor exercise (Rivera, Hang) and men’s still rings (Uemura).

Gymnastics added a biennial junior worlds starting in 2019. The 2021 edition was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Women ages 14 or 15 and men ages 15 through 18 compete.

The U.S. team in 2019 included future senior world team members Skye Blakely, Kayla DiCello and Konnor McClain.

2023 World Junior Gymnastics Championships Live Stream Schedule

Day Competition Time (ET) Platform
Friday Men’s All-Around 7:30 a.m. FIG YouTube | LIVE STREAM LINK
Women’s All-Around 12 p.m. FIG YouTube | LIVE STREAM LINK
Saturday Apparatus Finals 7 a.m. FIG YouTube | LIVE STREAM LINK
Sunday Apparatus Finals 7 a.m. FIG YouTube | LIVE STREAM LINK

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