INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The individual event/apparatus assignments for the U.S. Men’s Team have been made for the 2005 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, where world titles will be awarded for individual apparatus and the all-around, in Melbourne, Australia, Nov. 22-27.

The 2005 U.S. Men’s World Championships Team is comprised of: Jason Gatson of Mesa, Ariz./Team Chevron; Sean Golden of Houston/Houston Gymnastics Academy/GymMasters; Justin Spring of Burke, Va./University of Illinois; Kevin Tan of Fremont, Calif./Penn State University; Todd Thornton of Pearland, Texas/Team Chevron; and Yewki Tomita of Tucson, Ariz./Team Chevron. David Sender of Arlington Heights, Ill., who competes for Stanford University, is the alternate.
The format for this year’s World Championships features all-around and individual event competition. The competition assignments for the six-man U.S. Men’s Team, which was announced on Oct. 17, are:
  • Jason Gatson, parallel bars
  • Sean Golden, floor exercise, still rings, vault
  • Justin Spring, floor exercise, parallel bars, horizontal bar
  • Kevin Tan, still rings
  • Todd Thornton, all-around (floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars, horizontal bar)
  • Yewki Tomita, pommel horse, horizontal bar
The men’s qualification round is on Nov. 22, with the all-around final on Nov. 24 and the individual apparatus finals on Nov. 26-27. The competition runs from Nov. 22-27. The U.S. Women’s Team will be announced on Nov. 14. The 2005 World Championships is expected to feature 346 athletes from 60 countries, with 215 competing in the women’s division and 131 in the men’s.

U.S. Men’s Team apparatus assignments for the
2005 World Championships

Floor exercise Pommel horse Still rings Vault Parallel bars Horizontal bar
Sean Golden Todd Thornton Sean Golden Sean Golden Jason Gatson Justin Spring
Justin Spring Yewki Tomita Kevin Tan