INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 29, 2016 – USA Gymnastics has named the U.S. women who will compete in the 2016 Gymnix International in Montreal, Que., Canada, and the World Cups in Glasgow, Great Britain, and Stuttgart, Germany. The athlete assignments were made based on performances at the U.S. Women’s National Team training camp that concludes today at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, a U.S. Olympic Training Site, in Huntsville, Texas.
Under the watchful eye of Martha Karolyi, the women’s national team coordinator, 2015 World team gold-medalists Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Buckeye Gymnastics, also the reigning Olympic all-around champion, and Maggie Nichols of Little Canada, Minn./Twin City Twisters, demonstrated competitive readiness for the 2016 AT&T American Cup on March 5 in Newark, N.J.
MyKayla Skinner of Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics, was chosen for the World Cup in Glasgow, Scotland, on March 12, with Amelia Hundley, Hamilton, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics, heading to the World Cup in Stuttgart, Germany, on March 19.
With an eye toward the future, a young, talented group of four juniors were selected to compete in the upcoming Gymnix International in Montreal, Que., Canada. The team for Gymnix, along with the senior level assignments, is listed below.
Gymnix International, Montreal, Que. Canada, March 4-6
Jordan Chiles, Vancouver, Wash./Naydenov Gymnastics
Emma Malabuyo, Flower Mound, Texas/Texas Dreams
Gabby Perea, Geneva, Ill./Legacy Elite
Deanne Soza, Orem, Utah/Arete Gymnastics
AT&T American Cup, Newark, N.J., March 5
Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va./Buckeye Gymnastics
Maggie Nichols, Little Canada, Minn./Twin City Twisters
World Cup, Glasgow, Great Britain, March 12
MyKayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics
World Cup, Stuttgart, Germany, March 19
Amelia Hundley, Hamilton, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics
Based on performances at the training camp, Ashton Locklear of Hamlet, N.C./Everest Gymnastics, Hundley, Malabuyo, Perea and Soza were added to the national team.