International Gymnastics magazine posted a summary of how Artistic gymnasts can be invited to the 2020 Olympics.
It’s a condensed version of this FIG document.
The main criticism online so far is a reduction of team size from 5 in Rio to 4 in Tokyo.
On the other hand, top teams like USA will most likely have 6 women in Tokyo rather than only 5 in Rio. The additional two will qualify as specialists.
Under the new system Iordache (for example) would already have qualified to Olympics based on her top 3 finish at Worlds 2015. That’s an improvement.
World Cups will be improved. And Continental Championships will become much more important. When is the North American Continental Championships, by the way?
Specialists may decide to stay longer in the sport.
It looks like the Olympic Test Event will no longer qualify any competitor. It will be strictly a rehearsal for organizers.
Overall it looks like an improvement to me. Leave a comment if you foresee unintended negative consequences.
One thing everyone can agree upon is that Artistic Gymnastics should have more spots at the Olympics. It’s one of their highlight sports. I doubt that will happen until some of the Summer Olympic sports are moved to the Winter Olympics to better balance the two.