INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Oct. 11, 2009 – 2009’s third episode of “USA Gymnastics: Behind the Team” takes fans inside the men’s and women’s World Team Camps as members of the U.S national team prepare for their shot to wear the red, white and blue at the 2009 Artistic Gymnastics World Championship in London, site of the 2012 Olympic Games.
As the camera follows each team through its World Selection process, fans get the opportunity to see what it’s like to train for the world stage and preview some of the USA’s world routine training sets. Interviews with Women’s National Team Coordinator Martha Karolyi, Men’s National Team Coordinator Ron Brant, and members of the 2009 U.S World Championships Team give fans a chance to hear just what it means to make a World Championships team.
2008 Olympic medalists and 2009 U.S. Champions Jonathan Horton and Bridget Sloan provide fans with insight about on what to expect from these new squads, and 2008 Olympic all-around gold-medalist Nastia Liukin talks about what it physically takes to be ready for the world stage.
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The final 2009 “Behind the Team” episode will be available following the NBC Sports broadcast of the 2009 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. However, beginning Oct. 13, fans get a special glimpse of the World Championships host city and home for the 2012 Olympic Games, with four extra episodes following Olympic champion Liukin as she tours London.