P&G GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
When: Thursday through Sunday
Where: Honda Center, Anaheim
- Thursday – Junior men, 1 p.m.; Senior men, 7 p.m.
- Friday – Junior women, 1 p.m., Senior women, 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday – Junior men, noon, Senior men, 7 p.m.
- Sunday – Junior women, 11 a.m., Senior women, 3:30 p.m.
Athletes to watch: Four-time U.S. all-around champion and two-time Olympian Sam Mikulak; 2016 Olympic pommel horse bronze medalist Alex Naddour; 2017 Stuttgart World Cup all-around bronze medalist Morgan Hurd; 2017 Jesolo Trophy all-around medalist Riley McCusker; 2017 London World Cup all-around silver medalist Victoria Nguyen.
Notable: The national championships will select the U.S. team for the World Championships in Montreal Oct. 2-8. While Team USA veterans Mikulak, an Orange County native, and Naddour are expected to form the core of the men’s team, the women’s program starts its rebuilding process. The U.S. women were in a similar spot four years ago when the national championships were held in Hartford. Simone Biles emerged out of that meet and the rest is (Olympic) history.
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