The United States is qualified for two Olympic Games berths in individual rhythmic gymnastics for the first time since 1992, when the competitive field was 42 rather than 24. The national quotas were secured when two athletes -- Evita Griskenas and Laura Zeng -- finished in the top 10 in the 2019 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships all-around final.
While the U.S. did not qualify for an Olympic group quota spot at Worlds, it can still do so at the Pan American Championships in June.
Griskenas and Zheng can now each automatically qualify to the U.S. Olympic Team if they place first, second or third at the 2021 USA Gymnastics Championships in June. In the event that neither or only one of the two do so, the athlete selection committee will use predetermined discretionary criteria to make a selection.
If the U.S. does qualify for a group spot, athletes will be selected for the Olympic team from the top-ranked senior group at the conclusion of the U.S. Gymnastics Championships. At both worlds and the national championship, six athletes compete in each group; at the Olympics, five athletes will compete in each group.