INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 10, 2015 – Chris Brooks of Houston and Marvin Kimble of Milwaukee, Wis., both with Team Hilton and training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, will travel to the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships, Oct. 23-Nov.1, in Glasgow, Scotland. 2015 U.S. men’s all-around champion Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), has withdrawn from the U.S. Men’s World Championships Team due to injury.
Mikulak injured his left ankle during training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center this past week. Although the prognosis is positive, the injury precludes his competing at the World Championships.
The U.S. men’s line-up for the World Championships will be determined prior to competing qualification round on Oct. 26.
The seven men who will be in Glasgow for the United States are listed below.
Chris Brooks of Houston/Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center)
Marvin Kimble, Milwaukee, Wis./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center)
Danell Leyva of Miami/Team Hilton (Universal Gymnastics)
Alex Naddour of Queen Creek, Ariz./Team Hilton (USA Youth Fitness Center)
Paul Ruggeri III of Manlius, N.Y./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center)
Donnell Whittenburg, Baltimore, Md./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center)
Brandon Wynn, Voorhees, N.J./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center)
The U.S. Team’s schedule begins with the women competing in the qualification round on Oct. 24 in Subdivision 10, with the U.S. men taking the floor in Subdivision 7 on the 26th. The finals schedule is: Oct. 27, women’s team; Oct. 28, men’s team; Oct. 29, women’s all-around; Oct. 30, men’s all-around; and Oct. 31-Nov. 1, individual event finals.
The 2015 World Championships is the first of two opportunities to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The top eight teams at the World Championships advance to the Olympics, and the teams ranked ninth to 16th advance to the Olympic Test Event, where four more teams will qualify.