Newly selected U.S. Olympic Men’s Gymnastics team
© John Cheng

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., June 22, 2008 – USA Gymnastics today announced the six men and three replacement athletes it will nominate to the U.S. Olympic Committee to comprise the 2008 U.S. Olympic Men’s Gymnastics Team. Paul Hamm of Waukesha, Wis., and Jonathan Horton of Houston were named yesterday at the conclusion of the men’s competition at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Gymnastics in Philadelphia, and the balance were selected by the men’s selection committee.

The members of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Men’s Gymnastics Team are:

    Joe Hagerty, Rio Rancho, N.M./Team Chevron
    Morgan Hamm, Waukesha, Wis./Team Chevron
    Paul Hamm, Waukesha, Wis./Team Chevron
    Jonathan Horton, Houston/Team Chevron
    Justin Spring, Burke, Va./Team Chevron
    Kevin Tan, Fremont, Calif./Team Chevron

The three replacement athletes are:

    Alexander Artemev, Lakewood, Colo./Team Chevron
    Raj Bhavsar, Houston/Team Chevron
    David Durante, Garwood, N.J./Team Chevron

“The competition at the Trials this week has been incredible, and the USA has fielded a very strong team for Beijing,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. “The U.S. men are medal contenders. The men’s selection committee was very thorough in its deliberations to determine the best combination of men to represent us in the Games. We also want to express our thanks to the gymnasts who have spent years pursuing their dreams and for what they have contributed to our success.”

The women’s competition at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Gymnastics concludes this evening. At least two women will be named to the U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team, along with the members of the women’s Olympic training squad. The women’s team will be finalized following a selection camp on July 20.

Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. Its disciplines include men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, and acrobatic gymnastics.

Joseph Hagerty

Morgan Hamm

Paul Hamm

Jonathan Horton

Justin Spring

Kevin Tan
Replacement Athletes

Alexander Artemev

Raj Bhavsar

David Durante