Four U.S. gymnasts will compete in all-around finals at 2010 World Championships
posted on 10/21/2010

© John Cheng

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Oct. 21, 2010 -- Jonathan Horton of Houston/Cypress Gymnastics, Danell Leyva of Miami/Universal Gymnastics, Rebecca Bross of Plano, Texas/WOGA, and Alexandra Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan's American Gymnastics, will represent the USA in the men's and women's all-around finals on Oct. 22 at the 2010 World Championships at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The men compete at 4 p.m. locally (10 a.m. ET) and the women take the floor at 7:30 p.m. locally (1:30 p.m. ET).

The top 24 individuals from qualifications compete in the all-around finals on Oct. 22 (men and women). For individual events, the top eight on each apparatus from the qualification rounds advance to the finals (Oct. 23-24). A maximum of two gymnasts per country advances to the all-around and individual event finals.

Horton and Leyva will have less than 24 hours to prepare for the all-around finals after competing in tonight's team finals. In the men's all-around prelims, Horton finished in fourth place, with Leyva 12th. For the women, Bross and Raisman were second and third. Scores from the preliminary round do not count in the finals.

On Saturday, Oct. 23, and Sunday, Oct. 24, the World Championships wrap up with the individual event finals. The U.S. women competing in the individual event finals are: vault – Alicia Sacramone of Winchester, Mass./Brestyan's; uneven bars – Bross and Bridget Sloan of Pittsboro, Ind./Sharp's Gymnastics; balance beam – Bross and Sacramone; and floor exercise – Raisman. The men competing in the individual event finals are: floor exercise – Steven Legendre of Flower Mound, Texas; and horizontal bar – Chris Brooks of Houston/University of Oklahoma and Leyva. Brandon Wynn of Voorhees, N.J./Ohio State University, is the first reserve athlete for still rings.

Fans can follow the action on both Universal Sports and NBC Sports. Universal Sports is carrying a live webcast on universalsports.com and providing same-day, tape-delayed primetime broadcasts on its cable network for all of the final rounds, as well as hosting "Around the Gym, presented by AT&T" after each night's broadcast to recap the day's performance and preview the upcoming competition. The live webcast for all of the final rounds is only $9.99 with the code USAGYMFAN. NBC Sports will broadcast coverage on Oct. 23 and 24. For the complete web and TV schedules, go to usagym.org/worlds.

On its official website usagym.org/worlds, USA Gymnastics will provide enhanced coverage from Rotterdam that will include results and exclusive photos from the competition as well as daily video interviews. USA Gymnastics will also post event updates on its Facebook and Twitter pages and provide LIVE team scores and rankings from each day of Team USA competition @USA_GymEvents.

In addition to awarding world medals, the 2010 World Championships also determine the 24 countries that advance to the 2011 World Championships in Tokyo. Countries have two opportunities to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games, finishing in the top eight in the team competition at the 2011 World Championships or in the top four at the 2012 Olympic Test Event in London. World champions and medalists will be determined for both men and women in the team, all-around and individual events.


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