NANJING, China, Aug. 18, 2014 – Colin Duda of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, will replace Cody Gesuelli of Middletown, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, in men’s trampoline at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. Gesuelli has withdrawn from the event due to back pain.
Duda, who was designated as the replacement athlete per the official selection procedures, was the synchronized trampoline bronze medalist and finished fourth in trampoline at the recent USA Gymnastics Championships. Men’s trampoline is scheduled for Aug. 22.
The United States is competing in 22 disciplines across 20 sports, with a 92-member U.S. Youth Olympic Team. China is hosting 3,800 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees at the second summer edition of the Youth Olympic Games. During 13 days of competition in 28 sports, 222 medal events will be spread over 27 competition venues.
The Youth Olympic Games are an international multi-sport event held in conjunction with the International Olympic Committee that take place every four years consistent with the current format of the Olympic Games. The Youth Olympic Games are designed to integrate sport with education and culture, inspiring participants to live by the Olympic values and become ambassadors of Olympism. For more information on the Games, visit Nanjing2014.com.