INDIANAPOLIS- The 1999 Artistic World Championships begin this weekend in Tianjin, China to determine the 12 countries that advance to the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

United States Competitors

Stephen McCain, 25, Houston, Texas (Team Texaco-USOTC)
John Roethlisberger, 29, Falcon Heights, Minn. (University of Minnesota)
Yewki Tomita, 19, Tucson, Ariz. (Gymnastics World of Tucson)
Sean Townsend, 20, Dallas, Texas (Team Texaco- Houston Gymnastics Academy)
Blaine Wilson, 25, Columbus, Ohio (Team Texaco- USOTC)
Chris Young, 26, Winston-Salem, N.C. (Team Texaco-USOTC)
Jay Thornton (alternate), 25, Augusta, Ga. (Team Texaco-USOTC)


Jeanette Antolin, 18, Paradise, Calif. (SCATS)
Vanessa Atler, 17, Canyon Country, Calif. (To Be Determined)
Jamie Dantzscher, 17, Palmdale, Calif. (Gliders)
Kristen Maloney, 18, Pen Argyl, Pa. (Parkettes)
Elise Ray, 17, Columbia, Md. (Hill’s Gymnastics)
Morgan White, 16, Cincinnati, Ohio (Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy)

***Alternate Morgan White is replacing Jennie Thompson, 18, of Cincinnati (Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy) on the U.S. World Team. Thompson re-aggravated a strained left ankle during training on the vault apparatus on Monday. The injury originally occurred during the 1999 Pan American Games in July. The U.S. Team made the official decision to replace Thompson on Thursday, Oct. 7.

U.S. Competition Schedule

Sunday, October 10 – 11:05 a.m. – Women’s Team Preliminaries (CI)
Monday, October 11 – 11:00 a.m. – Men’s Team Preliminaries (CI)
Tuesday, October 12 – 3:00 p.m. – Women’s Team Finals (CIV)
Tuesday, October 12 – 7:30 p.m. – Men’s Team Finals (CIV)
Thursday, October 14 – 3:00 p.m. – Women’s All-Around Finals (CII)
Thursday, October 14 – 7:30 p.m. – Men’s All-Around Finals (CII)
Friday, October 15 – 7:30 p.m. – Men’s and Women’s Apparatus Finals (CIII)
Saturday, October 16 – 2:00 p.m. – Men’s and Women’s Apparatus Finals (CIII)
*** Time Difference: Twelve hours ahead EST.