When Paul Hamm withdrew from the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics team due to injury, Raj Bhavsar, an alternate, became a team member.
Bhavsar reportedly received a phone call from the U.S. Gymnastics ASsociation last Wednesday, informing him that he would be competing in Beijing. Bhavsar commented that:
"I trust that he (Hamm) made the right call for the team, and I'm going to go with that and fill those shoes."