Indianapolis – USA Gymnastics has named the following women to represent the United States at the 2002 World Gymnastics Championships, November 20-24, in Debrecen, Hungary. The athletes were named at the conclusion of the women’s World Championships selection camp, October 24-26, at the Women’s National Training Center in Huntsville, Texas.

2002 Women’s World Championships Team

     Terin Humphrey (Bates City, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express) 
     Courtney Kupets (Gaithersburg, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics) 
     Ashley Postell (Mitchellville, Md./Capital Gymnastics Training Center) 
     Samantha Sheehan (Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics)
The 2002 World Gymnastics Championships will award medals for individual events only (no team competition or all-around).
“I’m very proud of the team that has been selected to compete in Hungary,” said Martha Karolyi, women’s national team coordinator. “The complexion of the team will debut young seniors who are well-prepared and looking forward to representing the U.S. at the highest level.”
The U.S. women’s team looks to build on the bronze medal success from the 2001 World Championships in Ghent, Belgium last November.
The men’s World Championships team was named October 12, and includes 2002 National Champion and 2000 Olympian  Paul Hamm (floor exercise, pommel horse, high bar), his twin brother and 2000 Olympian  Morgan Hamm (floor exercise), 2000 Olympian and world parallel bars gold medalist  Sean Townsend (still rings, parallel bars), world silver medalist  Brett McClure (pommel horse, parallel bars, high bar) and still rings specialist  Jeff Johnson.
The men won an unprecedented team silver medal at the 2001 World Championships and Sean Townsend won gold on parallel bars. In 2003, the World Gymnastics Championships will take place on U.S. soil, August 16-24, in Anaheim, Calif., at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim. It will mark the 100th Anniversary of this celebrated event, and the third time that it has been hosted in the United States. The 2003 World Gymnastics Championships will serve as the qualification event to the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.