INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – USA Gymnastics has decided to incorporate men’s artistic gymnastics into the competition program for the 2007 Visa Championships, scheduled for Aug. 15-18 in San Jose’s HP Pavilion, rather than have separate events for the men and women. The 2007 Visa Championships, the sport’s national championship, will bring the country’s top gymnasts in men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics to San Jose as they begin the final year leading to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
Plans for the men’s competition had not been finalized when USA Gymnastics originally awarded the Visa Championships to San Jose last summer. The organization was considering holding the men’s and women’s national championships individually in different cities. After careful consideration, USA Gymnastics has decided the Visa Championships in San Jose will feature men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics, as well as the national team trials for acrobatic gymnastics.