USA Gymnastics names U.S. Women's Team for 2007 World Championships
posted on 08/18/2007

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 18, 2007 – USA Gymnastics has named the U.S. Women’s Team that will compete in the 2007 World Gymnastics Championships, Sept. 1-9, 2007, in Stuttgart, Germany.

 

The seven members of the team are: Ivana Hong of Blue Springs, Mo./GAGE; Shawn Johnson of West Des Moines, Iowa/Chow’s Gymnastics; Nastia Liukin of Parker, Texas/WOGA; Samantha Peszek of Indianapolis, Ind./DeVeau’s Gymnastics; Alicia Sacramone of Winchester, Mass./Brestyan’s; Bridget Sloan of Pittsboro, Ind./Sharp’s Gymnastics Academy; and Shayla Worley of Orlando, Fla./Orlando Metro.

 

“It’s exactly what we expected, a mixture of young and more experienced gymnasts,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics.

 

The 2007 World Championships is the qualifying event for the 2008 Olympic Games.  The top 12 teams advance to compete in Beijing.  The women’s team was named following the conclusion of the women’s competition at the 2007 Visa Championships in San Jose, California. 

 

Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics, the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States, encourages participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport.  For more information, log on to www.usa-gymnastics.org.

 

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