Balance Beam Situation thinks so:
The announcement that Ponor was selected instead was so poorly done that I’m not sure the Federation was particularly organized on the decision.
related – Amanda Turner – For Iordache, and Romania, A Painful Olympic Outcome
Click through for a detailed history of the situation.
Everyone agrees that Larisa should have had automatic qualification to the Olympics for her AA medal at 2015 Worlds. If that had happened Romania could have sent both gymnasts.😦