2020 Olympic hopefuls Morgan Hurd and Sam Mikulak will get an early taste of Tokyo at this weekend’s World Cup event.
Hurd, a five-time world medalist, will make her season debut at the all-around event in Tokyo. The 17-year-old from Middletown, Delaware, claimed her second straight world all-around medal last season (a bronze) after winning the world all-around title in 2017. She is considered the top U.S. all-around gymnast after Simone Biles.
Mikulak, a two-time Olympian, won his first individual medal at a Worlds or Olympics last fall, a bronze on high bar. The 26-year-old competed earlier this season at the American Cup, where he finished second in the all-around to teammate Yul Moldauer.
U.S. gymnasts continue to build toward nationals, which will take place in August, and the World Championships in October.
Coverage of the women’s all-around will air Sunday on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA at 10:30 a.m., with the men’s all-around on Olympic Channel at 12 p.m.