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There was some question heading into the women's qualifications which of Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez, and defending Olympic All Around Champion Douglas would get a chance to qualify for the All Around finals, since the first spot in the finals clearly belonged to Simone Biles. Aly and Laurie had been battling back and forth in the All Around all year. Douglas, despite trailing Aly and Laurie in the All Around throughout the year was considered very strong on the uneven bars, the event that someone would be required to sit out to make way for bars specialist Madison Kocian. Due to her weakness on uneven bars many speculated Aly would be the one to miss out on an All Around opportunity but her strong performances in podium training on all events, and an injury to Laurie Hernandez, meant it would be Laurie to sit out uneven bars, giving Aly the chance to qualify to the All Around. During the first night of women's gymnastics competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Raisman and the U. S. women qualified into the team final in first place with a score of 185. 238,[citation needed] almost 10 points ahead of the second-place qualifying team. [74] Individually, Raisman qualified second to the all-around final (with a score of 60. 607, behind teammate Biles), just edging out defending Olympic All Around winner Douglas who also performed extremely well, placing 3rd behind Raisman but being bumped due to the 2 per country rule. Aly also qualified to the floor exercise final (with a score of 15. 275, again behind Biles), where she was the defending Olympic champion from the London Games. [74] She also posted one of the highest beam scores in qualification, an event she was the defending Olympic bronze medalist, but due to the two-per-country rule was bumped from event finals by her teammates Simone Biles and Laurie Hernandez.