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China names squad for Olympic gymnastics

China has announced a provisional squad for the Olympic gymnastics competition following its national championships.

Lan Xingyu of Guangxi competes during the men's rings final at the 2021 Chinese National Gymnastic Championships in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 8, 2021. (Xinhua/Wang Xi)

The Tokyo-bound squad is now composed of 12 men and 14 women. To ensure that the most competitive athletes are picked, another two trials will be held in June and July for both men's and women's teams, according to the Chinese gymnastics administration center.

Luo Rui of Guangdong competes during the women's uneven bars final at the 2021 Chinese National Gymnastic Championships in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 8, 2021. (Xinhua/Wang Xi)

"As long as you are competitive enough and willing to compete, the door of the national team will always be open to you," said center chief Miao Zhongyi.

According to the Tokyo Olympic Games technical regulations for gymnastics, each team should submit its list 24 hours prior to the start of the qualification. Each squad includes four members each for the men's and women's team events, and two each for the men's and women's individual events.