Four USA Gymnasts will appear on Piers Morgan Tonight on June 8
posted on 06/07/2012

INDIANAPOLIS, June 7, 2012— 2008 Olympic gold-medalists Shawn Johnson of West Des Moines, Iowa/Chow's Gymnastics, and Nastia Liukin of Parker, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics, and 2012 Olympic hopefuls John Orozco of the Bronx, N.Y./U.S. Olympic Training Center, who is a 2011 World team bronze medalist, and Aly Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan's, who is a 2011 World team gold medalist, will appear on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight on Friday, June 8, at 9 p.m. ET.

On the show, the athletes discuss training, London and aspirations for Olympic gold. It will reair at midnight ET on Friday and again at 9 p.m. and 12 a.m. ET on Sunday.

Johnson and Liukin were teammates on the 2008 Olympic silver-medal women's team. There, Liukin won the all-around title, while Johnson earned gold on the balance beam. Collectively, the two won nine medals at the 2008 Olympic Games.

Raisman helped lead Team USA to the team gold medal at the 2011 World Championships and won the individual all-around title at last month's Secret U.S. Classic in Chicago, Ill.

Also a World medalist, Orozco helped the USA men to the team bronze medal at the 2011 World Championships and finished fifth in the all-around finals.

This weekend also features the 2012 Visa National Championships in St. Louis, Mo., which serve as USA Gymnastics' national championships. Performances there will determine the gymnasts who advance to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials - Gymnastics in San Jose, Calif., June 28-July 1. The first day of women's competition will be shown live on Universal Sports on June 8, with the men's and women's final days of competition televised live on NBC Sports.

Liukin, Orozco and Raisman will be among the field of competitors. Johnson, who announced her retirement on June 2, is not competing at the Visa Championships.

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