U.S. Men’s World Championships Team

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 18, 2007 – USA Gymnastics has named the U.S. Men’s Team that will compete in the 2007 World Gymnastics Championships, Sept. 1-9, 2007, in Stuttgart, Germany.


The six members of the team are:  Guillermo Alvarez of Denver, Team Chevron; Alexander Artemev of Morrison, Colo., Team Chevron; David Durante of Garwood, N.J., Team Chevron; Sean Golden, Camden of N.J., Team Chevron; Jonathan Horton of Houston, University of Oklahoma; and Kevin Tan of Fremont, Calif., Team Chevron.  Sho Nakamori of Albany, Calif./Stanford University, is the team alternate.


“I’m confident these guys can get the job done,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics.  “They showed what they are capable of at last night’s competition.”


The 2007 World Championships is the qualifying event for the 2008 Olympic Games.  The top 12 teams advance to compete in Beijing.  The men’s team was named following the conclusion of the men’s competition at the 2007 Visa Championships in San Jose, Calif.


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