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The International Gymnastics Federation posted its official — though not yet finalized — roster for the upcoming Olympic Games in London.

The list of 324 athletes from 57 nations includes 196 artistic gymnasts, 96 rhythmic gymnasts and 32 trampolinists entered for the quadrennial competition, which kicks off July 27. For artistic gymnastics, both the men's and women's side includes 12 five-gymnast teams (down from six in 2008) plus 46 individuals.

Russia will be the most represented nation in London, qualifying full teams in men's and women's artistic gymnastics, two individuals and a group in rhythmic gymnastics, and individuals in men's (two) and women's trampoline (one). Belarus, Germany and Ukraine also have at least one entrant in every discipline.

The FIG set a July 9 deadline for entries, though federations still have time for substitutions prior to entering the Olympic village. China submitted defending Olympic uneven bars champion He Kexin as a member of its women's squad, though He still is competing with Jiang Yuyuan and Tan Sixin for the fifth spot. And most teams have reserves training in case a team member suffers an illness or injury. Gymnasts can be replaced up to 24 hours prior to the start of qualification.

One of the most popular Olympic sports, artistic gymnastics will see new champions crowned in several events. Absent from the competition in London are Americans Nastia Liukin, the 2008 all-around champion, and Shawn Johnson, the balance beam champion. Vault champion Hong Un Jong is also absent, as are all gymnasts from North Korea; the FIG handed North Korea a two-year ban in 2010 for falsifying Hong Su Jong's age at several world championships. Romanian Sandra Izbasa will attempt to defend her title on floor exercise, and He Kexin's fate is not yet decided.

On the men's side, the 2008 Olympic champions in four events are absent this year: China's Yang Wei (all-around), Xiao Qin (pommel horse) and Li Xiaopeng (parallel bars), and Poland's Leszek Blanik (vault). Zou Kai (defending floor exercise and high bar champion) and Chen Yibing (defending still rings titlist) are both on China's roster.

Yevgenia Kanayeva — now the most decorated rhythmic gymnast of all time — will be on hand in London to defend her all-around title. All trampoline medalists from 2008 have returned, including champions He Wenna and Lu Chunlong of China.

Notable among the participants are artistic veterans Oksana Chusovitina (Germany) and Jordan Jovtchev (Bulgaria), both headed to a record sixth Olympic Games.

Stay tuned for International Gymnast Magazine's special coverage of the XXX Olympiad, direct from London!

2012 Olympic Games Roster
July 27-Aug. 12, London

Artistic - Women
Valeria PereyraFeb. 12, 1996
Georgia BonoraMay. 19, 1990
Ashleigh BrennanJan. 18, 1991
Emily LittleMarch 29, 1994
Larrissa MillerJuly 12, 1992
Lauren MitchellJuly 23, 1991
Barbara GasserAug. 30, 1989
Gaelle MysNov. 16, 1991
Anastasia MarachkovskayaSep. 19, 1990
Lais SouzaDec. 13, 1988
Daiane dos SantosFeb. 10, 1983
Bruna LealApril 24, 1993
Daniele HypolitoSep. 8, 1984
Adrian GomesApril 5, 1990
Ralitsa MilevaDec. 22, 1993
Ellie BlackSep. 8, 1995
Victoria MoorsNov. 5, 1996
Dominique PeggJan. 8, 1994
Brittany RogersJune 8, 1993
Kristina VaculikJuly 9, 1992
Simona CastroJan. 11, 1989
Deng LinlinApril 21, 1992
He Kexin Jan. 1, 1992
Huang Qiushuang May. 28, 1992
Sui Lu April 1, 1992
Yao Jinnan Feb. 8, 1995
Jessica GilDec. 7, 1990
Tina ErcegMay. 3, 1988
Kristyna PalesovaFeb. 22, 1991
Yamilet PeñaDec. 4, 1992
Sherine El ZeinyFeb. 23, 1991
Salma Mahmoud El Said MohamedOct. 1, 1991
Maria Paula VargasOct. 13, 1995
Annika UrvikkoNov. 17, 1990
Mira BoumejmajenJune 6, 1995
Youna DufournetOct. 19, 1993
Anne KuhmDec. 17, 1996
Aurelie MalaussenaOct. 17, 1993
Sophia SerseriDec. 1, 1995
Imogen CairnsJan. 26, 1989
Jennifer PinchesMay. 25, 1994
Rebecca TunneyOct. 26, 1996
Beth TweddleApril 1, 1985
Hannah WhelanJuly 1, 1992
Janine BergerApril 21, 1996
Kim BuiJan. 20, 1989
Oksana ChusovitinaJune 19, 1975
Nadine JaroschApril 28, 1995
Elisabeth SeitzNov. 4, 1993
Vasiliki MillousiMay. 4, 1984
Ana Sofia GomezNov. 24, 1995
Hiu Ying Angel WongMay. 11, 1987
Dorina BoczogoFeb. 15, 1992
Valeria MaksyutaSep. 27, 1987
Francesca DeagostiniAug. 5, 1996
Erika FasanaFeb. 17, 1996
Carlotta FerlitoFeb. 15, 1995
Vanessa FerrariNov. 10, 1990
Elisabetta PreziosaSep. 21, 1993
Yu MinobeFeb. 23, 1990
Yuko ShintakeApril 20, 1991
Rie TanakaJune 11, 1987
Asuka TeramotoNov. 19, 1995
Koko TsurumiSep. 28, 1992
Moldir AzimbayDec. 2, 1995
Heo SeonmiJan. 15, 1995
Laura SvilpaiteJan. 7, 1994
Elsa GarciaFeb. 8, 1990
Celine van GernerDec. 1, 1994
Marta Pihan-KuleszaJuly 23, 1987
Zoi LimaOct. 7, 1991
Lorena QuinonesJuly 29, 1996
Diana BulimarAug. 22, 1995
Diana ChelaruAug. 15, 1993
Larisa IordacheJune 19, 1996
Sandra IzbasaJune 18, 1990
Catalina PonorAug. 20, 1987
Ksenia AfanasyevaSep. 13, 1991
Anastasia GrishinaJan. 16, 1996
Viktoria KomovaJan. 30, 1995
Aliya MustafinaSep. 30, 1994
Maria PasekaJuly 19, 1995
Heem Wei LimApril 12, 1989
Sasa GolobAug. 17, 1991
Giulia SteingruberMarch 24, 1994
Maria HomolovaSep. 29, 1987
Jonna AdlertegJune 6, 1995
Goksu UctasAug. 30, 1990
Natalia KononenkoAug. 25, 1994
Gabrielle DouglasDec. 31, 1995
McKayla MaroneyDec. 9, 1995
Alexandra RaismanMay. 25, 1994
Kyla RossOct. 24, 1996
Jordyn WieberJuly 12, 1995
Luiza GaliulinaJune 23, 1992
Jessica LopezJan. 22, 1986
Do Thi Ngan ThuongMarch 10, 1989
Phan Thi Ha ThanhOct. 16, 1991
Artistic - Men
Federico MolinariJan. 11, 1984
Artur DavtyanAug. 8, 1992
Joshua JefferisAug. 29, 1985
Fabian LeimlehnerSep. 17, 1987
Shakir ShikhaliyevNov. 19, 1990
Quazi Syque CaesarAug. 22, 1990
Jimmy VerbaeysAug. 26, 1993
Dmitry KasperovichOct. 15, 1977
Diego HypolitoJune 19, 1986
Arthur ZanettiApril 16, 1990
Sergio SasakiMarch 31, 1992
Jordan JovtchevFeb. 24, 1973
Nathan GafuikJune 12, 1985
Tomas GonzalezNov. 22, 1985
Chen Yibing Dec. 19, 1984
Feng Zhe Nov. 19, 1987
Teng Haibin Jan. 2, 1985
Zhang Chenglong May. 12, 1989
Zou KaiFeb. 25, 1988
Jorge Hugo GiraldoSep. 5, 1979
Ude Filip June 3, 1986
Martin KonecnyAug. 6, 1984
Mohamed Sherif ElsahartyJuly 26, 1990
Isaac BotellaJune 12, 1984
Javier GomezDec. 5, 1986
Fabian GonzalezMay. 8, 1992
Ruben LopezNov. 28, 1990
Sergio MuñozAug. 30, 1989
Pierre-Yves BenyFeb. 12, 1983
Yann CucheratOct. 2, 1979
Gael da SilvaDec. 30, 1984
Hamilton SabotMay. 31, 1987
Cyril TommasoneJuly 4, 1987
Sam OldhamFeb. 17, 1993
Daniel PurvisNov. 13, 1990
Louis SmithApril 22, 1989
Kristian ThomasFeb. 14, 1989
Max WhitlockJan. 13, 1993
Philipp BoyJuly 23, 1987
Fabian HambüchenOct. 25, 1987
Sebastian KrimmerJune 21, 1990
Marcel NguyenSep. 8, 1987
Andreas TobaOct. 7, 1990
Vlasios MarasMarch 31, 1983
Vasileios TsolakidisSep. 9, 1979
Wai Hung ShekOct. 10, 1991
Krisztian BerkiMarch 18, 1985
Vid HidvegiAug. 23, 1986
Kieran BehanApril 19, 1989
Felix AronovichJuly 18, 1988
Alexander ShatilovMarch 22, 1987
Matteo AngiolettiNov. 8, 1980
Alberto BusnariOct. 4, 1978
Matteo MorandiOct. 8, 1981
Paolo OttaviJan. 7, 1986
Enrico PozzoFeb. 12, 1981
Ryohei KatoSep. 9, 1993
Kazuhito TanakaMay. 16, 1985
Yusuke TanakaNov. 29, 1989
Kohei UchimuraJan. 3, 1989
Koji YamamuroJan. 17, 1989
Stepan GorbachyovOct. 2, 1983
Kim Jihoon Aug. 9, 1984
Kim Seungil May. 9, 1985
Kim Soo Myun Nov. 4, 1986
Kim Hee Hoon Nov. 22, 1991
Yang Hak SeonDec. 6, 1992
Dmitrijs TrefilovsMay. 13, 1987
Rokas GuscinasJan. 6, 1991
Daniel CorralJan. 25, 1990
Epke ZonderlandApril 16, 1986
Roman KuleszaMarch 2, 1983
Manuel CamposJuly 12, 1981
Tommy RamosApril 29, 1986
Cristian BatagaApril 10, 1988
Marius BerbecarMay. 15, 1985
Ovidiu BuidosoJuly 13, 1987
Vlad CotunaNov. 4, 1990
Flavius KocziAug. 26, 1987
Denis AblyazinAug. 3, 1992
Alexander BalandinJune 20, 1989
David BelyavskyFeb. 23, 1992
Emin GaribovSep. 8, 1990
Igor PakhomenkoJune 10, 1992
Claudio CapelliNov. 16, 1986
Samuel PiaseckyOct. 31, 1984
Wajdi BouallegueFeb. 9, 1982
Nikolai KuksenkovJune 2, 1989
Vitaly NakonechnyAug. 2, 1986
Igor RadivilovOct. 19, 1992
Oleg StepkoMarch 25, 1994
Oleg VernyayevSep. 29, 1993
Jake DaltonAug. 19, 1991
Jonathan HortonDec. 31, 1985
Danell LeyvaOct. 30, 1991
Sam MikulakOct. 13, 1992
John OrozcoDec. 30, 1992
Phuoc Hung PhamJune 10, 1988

Rhythmic - Individual
Janine MurrayMarch 10, 1990
Caroline WeberMay. 31, 1986
Aliya GarayevaJan. 1, 1988
Lyubov CharkashynaDec. 23, 1987
Melitina StanyutaNov. 15, 1993
Silvia MitevaJune 24, 1986
Deng SenyueFeb. 5, 1992
Chrystalleni TrikomitiNov. 30, 1993
Yasmine Mohmed RostomJuly 25, 1993
Carolina RodriguezMay. 24, 1986
Delphine LedouxMay. 15, 1985
Francesca JonesNov. 9, 1990
Jana Berezko-MarggranderOct. 17, 1995
Neta RivkinJune 19, 1991
Julieta CantaluppiJan. 24, 1985
Anna AlyabyevaNov. 13, 1993
Yeon Jae SonMay. 28, 1994
Joanna MitroszAug. 21, 1988
Yevgenia KanayevaApril 2, 1990
Alexandra MerkulovaNov. 25, 1995
Alina MaksymenkoJuly 10, 1991
Ganna RizatdinovaJuly 16, 1993
Julie ZetlinJune 30, 1990
Ulyana TrofimovaFeb. 28, 1990
Rhythmic - Group
Maryna HancharovaFeb. 27, 1990
Anastasia IvankovaNov. 22, 1991
Natalia LeshchykJuly 25, 1995
Aliaksandra NarkevichDec. 22, 1994
Ksenia SankovichFeb. 27, 1990
Alina TumilovichApril 21, 1990
Reneta KamberovaSep. 12, 1990
Mihaela MayevskaOct. 4, 1990
Tsvetelina NaydenovaApril 28, 1994
Yelena TodorovaJuly 1, 1994
Khristiana TodorovaNov. 28, 1994
Katrin VelkovaAug. 16, 1991
Katrina CameronMay. 9, 1995
Rose CossarJuly 4, 1991
Alexandra LandryFeb. 10, 1994
Anastasia MuntyanuOct. 13, 1994
Anjelika ReznikJune 25, 1995
Kelsey TitmarshDec. 27, 1993
Loreto AchaerandioSep. 13, 1991
Sandra AguilarAug. 9, 1992
Elena LopezOct. 4, 1994
Lourdes MohedanoJune 17, 1995
Alejandra QueredaJuly 24, 1992
Lidia RedondoMarch 7, 1992
Georgina CassarSep. 9, 1993
Jade FaulknerDec. 21, 1993
Francesca FoxJune 13, 1992
Lynne HutchisonNov. 10, 1994
Louisa PouliJan. 29, 1993
Rachel SmithJan. 3, 1993
Mira BimperlingMarch 31, 1994
Nicole MullerNov. 14, 1994
Camilla PfefferJan. 24, 1993
Cathrin PuhlApril 4, 1994
Sara RadmanJuly 20, 1993
Regina SergeevaJuly 2, 1994
Eleni DoikaNov. 15, 1995
Alexia KyriaziDec. 15, 1995
Evdokia LoukagkouSep. 26, 1995
Stavroula SamaraJuly 8, 1994
Vasileia ZachouApril 24, 1994
Marianthi ZafeiriouJan. 29, 1994
Moran BuzovskiMarch 23, 1992
Viktoria KoshelApril 14, 1991
Noa PalatchyMay. 24, 1994
Marina ShultsDec. 18, 1994
Polina ZakaluznyFeb. 21, 1992
Eliora ZholkovskiMarch 5, 1993
Elisa BlanchiOct. 13, 1987
Romina LauritoMay. 4, 1987
Marta PagniniJan. 21, 1991
Elisa SantoniDec. 10, 1987
Anzhelika SavrayukAug. 23, 1989
Andreea StefanescuDec. 13, 1993
Natsuki FukaseApril 10, 1994
Airi HatakeyamaAug. 16, 1994
Rie MatsubaraOct. 21, 1993
Rina MiuraMay. 9, 1994
Nina SaeedyokotaMarch 2, 1994
Kotono TanakaAug. 18, 1991
Anastasia BliznyukJune 28, 1994
Uliana DonskovaAug. 24, 1992
Ksenia DudkinaFeb. 25, 1995
Alina MakarenkoJan. 14, 1995
Anastasia NazarenkoJan. 17, 1993
Karolina SevastyanovaApril 25, 1995
Olena DmytrashDec. 1, 1991
Yevgeniya GomonMarch 25, 1995
Valeriia GudymMarch 1, 1995
Viktoriia LenyshynMay. 25, 1991
Viktoriia MazurOct. 15, 1994
Svitlana ProkopovaJan. 3, 1993

Trampoline - Women
Tatsiana PiatreniaOct. 18, 1981
Karen CockburnOct. 2, 1980
Rosannagh MaclennanAug. 28, 1988
He WennaJan. 19, 1989
Huang ShanshanJan. 18, 1986
Zita FrydrychovaDec. 3, 1991
Katherine DriscollMarch 13, 1986
Luba GolovinaApril 20, 1990
Anna DogonadzeFeb. 15, 1973
Ayano KishiOct. 29, 1992
Andrea LendersDec. 29, 1980
Ana RenteApril 27, 1988
Viktoria VoroninaFeb. 24, 1988
Maryna KyikoJan. 7, 1987
Savannah VinsantJune 25, 1993
Ekaterina KhilkoMarch 25, 1982
Trampoline - Men
Blake GaudryNov. 29, 1991
Viachaslau ModzelMay. 25, 1987
Jason BurnettDec. 16, 1986
Dong DongApril 13, 1989
Lu ChunlongApril 8, 1989
Peter JensenMarch 5, 1980
Gregoire PennesJan. 7, 1984
Henrik StehlikDec. 29, 1980
Flavio CannoneNov. 5, 1981
Masaki ItoNov. 2, 1988
Yasuhiro UeyamaOct. 16, 1984
Diogo GanchinhoSep. 12, 1987
Nikita FedorenkoSep. 6, 1991
Dmitry UshakovAug. 15, 1988
Yuri NikitinJuly 15, 1978
Steven GlucksteinJune 24, 1990
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