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The 2022 Pan American Championships start tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and with the continental meet serving as a qualifier for world championships this year, it’s going to be a more important competition than usual for the seniors trying to earn berths as part of teams or individually.

Below, you can find everything you’ll need to follow the competition over the next few days, including who’s competing, how qualifications for worlds work, and how you can watch.

What’s at Stake?

As a qualifier for world championships, the biggest thing on the line this year for the seniors – perhaps even more important than medals for many – will be earning the chance to compete in Liverpool.

The women from the Pan Am region have been allocated 5 team and 11 all-around spots, while the men have just 4 team and 6 all-around spots available.

Both the team and all-around places will be determined on the first day of competition, and for individual qualifications, there’s a max of two gymnasts per country without a team qualified.

Of course, worlds aside, the medal fight will also be very exciting. For seniors, the first day of competition will determine the all-around and apparatus champions, while a separate team final will determine that podium, and for the juniors, the first day of competition acts as the all-around and team final, while apparatus finals will be held separately.

Who’s Competing?

The women’s field is headlined by 2020 Olympic champion Rebeca Andrade, who will compete every event but floor in her return to international competition after winning medals on vault and bars at worlds last year. The host country will also feature Olympians Flavia Saraiva and Lorrane Oliveira, who is replacing an injured Jade Barbosa.

For the United States, 2021 world medalist Kayla DiCello is back to lead the team, made up of several 2005-born up-and-comers, including Skye Blakely, who won the selection meet with a 55.250 and should be a top contender for the all-around title. Canada also has several Olympians in the mix, including Shallon Olsen, Ava Stewart, and Rose Woo, while 2020 Olympian Abigail Magistrati will lead the team from Argentina, veteran Ginna Escobar will take charge for Colombia, and for Mexico, we’ll see this year’s national champion Ahtziri Sandoval at the helm, back in a major international competition for the first time in four years.

Speaking of comebacks, former British junior standout Tyesha Mattis is back after a five-year hiatus, representing Jamaica alongside sister China. It’ll be interesting to see how she looks and whether she’ll be able to earn one of the all-around spots for worlds, though the competition will be tough there – my favorites to keep an eye on are Hillary Heron of Panama, Ana Karina Mendez of Peru, and Alais Perea of Ecuador, and as a New Yorker, I’m also excited to see two Tri-State athletes repping international programs, including Annalise Newman-Achee of Arena Gymnastics for Trinidad & Tobago and Olivia Kelly of North Stars for Barbados. Both have previously qualified to the elite level in the U.S., and could have the scoring potential to move forward.

The U.S. men’s program sent a top-notch team to this event, led by Olympians Brody Malone, Yul Moldauer, and Shane Wiskus, but they’ll be facing off against a tough Brazilian squad, which is a veritable “who’s who” of top competitors, including most of last year’s Olympians – Arthur Mariano, Diogo Soares, Caio Souza, and Arthur Zanetti – on the roster.

I think Colombia, Argentina, Canada, and Mexico are likely to be the other top teams in contention for a worlds berth, and on the individual level, Israel Chiriboga of Ecuador, Audrys Nin Reyes of the Dominican Republic, and Edward Gonzalez of Peru should all be in the mix, though there are quite a few competitors – especially from Cuba – who are coming into this competition essentially as unknowns and it’ll be exciting to see how they shake things up.

Junior athletes will also compete here, with the U.S. teams strong for both WAG and MAG. I also love Argentina’s junior women’s team, which was super successful at the South American Junior Games earlier this season, and Brazil should also be a podium contender. For the men, Colombia and Brazil will be must-watch teams.

The full rosters for each division are below.

screen shot 2022 07 10 at 6.13.48 pmSenior WAG Roster screen shot 2022 07 10 at 7.10.16 pmJunior WAG Roster screen shot 2022 07 10 at 7.55.55 pmSenior MAG Roster screen shot 2022 07 10 at 8.13.39 pmJunior MAG Roster

When’s it Happening?

Here’s the complete schedule, along with a breakdown of who’s in each subdivision. All times are local to Rio de Janeiro, which is one hour ahead of ET.

8:50 am Junior AA/TF Subdivision 1
WAG: Mexico, Brazil, MIX4, MIX1
MAG: Mexico, MIX1, Costa Rica
11:35 am Junior AA/TF Subdivision 2
WAG: Canada, MIX3, Colombia, Argentina
MAG: Colombia, Chile, Argentina
3:20 pm Junior AA/TF Subdivision 3
WAG: Puerto Rico, MIX2, Costa Rica, United States
MAG: Canada, United States, Brazil
8:30 am Senior AA/EF Subdivision 1
WAG: Panama, United States, MIX4, MIX1
MAG: Colombia, MIX2, Cuba
11:10 am Senior AA/EF Subdivision 2
WAG: Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, MIX2
MAG: MIX4, Dominican Republic, MIX1
1:30 pm Senior AA/EF Subdivision 3
WAG: Chile, Venezuela, Colombia, MIX3
MAG: Canada, United States, Puerto Rico
5:20 pm Senior AA/EF Subdivision 4
WAG: Brazil, Argentina, Canada, Mexico
MAG: Venezuela, Chile, Argentina
8:00 pm Senior AA/EF Subdivision 5
10:00 am Junior MAG FX Final
10:50 am Junior MAG PH & WAG VT Final
11:40 am Junior MAG SR & WAG UB Final
5:10 pm Junior MAG VT Final
6:00 pm Junior MAG PB & WAG BB Final
6:50 pm Junior MAG HB & WAG FX Final
10:00 am Senior WAG Team Final
4:00 pm Senior MAG Team Final

Below is a breakdown of all of the mixed groups for each division.

Senior WAG
MIX1 Uruguay, Ecuador, Peru, Aruba
MIX2 Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Trinidad & Tobago
MIX3 Costa Rica, Haiti
MIX4 El Salvador, Barbados
Senior MAG
MIX1 Jamaica, El Salvador
MIX2 Costa Rica, Guatemala
MIX3 Ecuador, Uruguay
MIX4 Panama, Peru
Junior WAG
MIX1 Uruguay, Haiti, Nicaragua, Bermuda
MIX2 Panama, El Salvador, Dominican Republic
MIX3 Venezuela, Chile
MIX4 Guatemala, Jamaica
Junior MAG
MIX1 Peru, El Salvador, Jamaica, Nicaragua

How Can We Watch?

You should be able to catch live streams from each session on the Pan American Gymnastics Union’s YouTube channel, and the senior competition will also be available on the PanAm Sports Channel.

Additionally, the WAG athlete rep Jessica Lopez will be streaming part of the competition on her Instagram, focusing on gymnasts not shown in the broadcast.

Live scores will also be available via SportTech – we’ll update with the exact link(s) once available.

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Taylor Swift’s rep responds to reports the singer has the worst private jet carbon emissions



A spokesperson for Taylor Swift has responded to a report that named the singer as the celebrity with the worst private jet CO2 emissions. 

Yesterday, a report released by Yard claimed the American singer was the biggest CO2 polluter of the year so far, having flown in her private jet 170 times since January and totalling 8,294.54 tonnes of CO2.

However, Swift’s spokesperson told Buzzfeed News the statistics are inaccurate.

For context, the report claims the average person produces just seven tonnes of carbon emissions per year.

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Swift’s representative said only some of the 170 flights can be attributed to the singer: “Taylor’s jet is loaned out regularly to other individuals. To attribute most or all of these trips to her is blatantly incorrect.”

Regardless, it is clear Swift’s jet is racking up significant amounts of carbon emissions due to its inefficient use.

According to the Yard report, her average flight time is just 80 minutes, and her jet’s shortest recorded flight flew between Missouri and Nashville for just 36 minutes.

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Other significant celebrity polluters include boxer and domestic violence perpetrator Floyd Mayweather, whose shortest flight was just 10 minutes long but emitted one ton of carbon; Kim Kardashian, who has emitted 609 times more carbon than the average person; and director Steven Spielberg, who took an 18-minute flight between Rotterdam and Amsterdam – a route which, when taken by train, takes only an hour. 

The subject of celebrity carbon emissions has blown up ever since Kylie Jenner shared an out-of-touch photo of her and partner Travis Scott posing in front of their private jets with the caption, “you wanna take mine or yours?”

In the midst of the backlash, many began diving deeper into Jenner’s private jet use by examining the Celebrity Jets Twitter account, which records celebrity private jet trips.

Many were horrified she was regularly taking flights as short as 12 minutes and reprimanded her for “her absolute disregard for the planet”.

Many found it hypocritical that ordinary people were being asked by big companies to reduce their car trips and use paper straws when celebrities are constantly leaving huge carbon footprints with frivolous trips in their private jets.

Despite the wave of criticism, celebrities have continued to take private flights between short distances. 


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Jodie Sweetin is married!

The 40-year-old actress, best known for playing Stephanie Tanner on Full House and Fuller House, married social worker Mescal Wasilewski on Saturday (July 30) at a private home in Malibu, Calif. after five years together.

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Jodie and Mescal wed in an intimate backyard ceremony that included her two daughters – Zoie, 14, and Beatrix, 11 – and her Fuller House co-stars including John Stamos, Candace Cameron Bure, and Andrea Barber.

“I know I have the right partner for the rest of whatever life brings me,” Jodie shared with People. “And I couldn’t be more grateful.”

Jodie and Mescal were first introduced through friends in 2017 and dated long-distanced before Mescal moved from New York City to Los Angeles in 2020. They got engaged in January 2022.

This is the fourth marriage for Jodie – she was first married to Shaun Holguin from 2002 to 2006, to Cody Herpin from 2007 until 2010, and to Morty Coyle from 2012 to 2016. She shares Zoie with Cody and Beatrix with Morty.

Congrats to the newlyweds!


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All of a sudden, the fall movie season looks very busy. This week brought two big festival announcements loaded with major films to come: First came Venice, with a lineup that includes everything from Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale” to “Bardo”; it was followed by TIFF, where Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans” will premiere alongside Sam Mendes’ “Empire of Light” and Sarah Polley’s “Women Talking,” among many others. Meanwhile, Telluride continues to shroud its selections in secret, but the latest lineups help us get a sense of what to expect there as well.

In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson dig through both lineups to get a sense for which films could impact the coming awards season and why it’s almost certain to be an unpredictable ride. They also address the return of competitiveness between festivals that seemed to subside earlier in the pandemic, and touch on the recent changes to the Oscar submission rules in France.

Watch the full episode above or listen it below. 

Screen Talk is produced by Azwan Badruzaman and available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify, and hosted by Megaphone. Browse previous installments here, subscribe here, and be sure to let us know if you’d like to hear the hosts address specific issues in upcoming editions of Screen Talk. 


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