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USA Gymnastics will not hold national championships in 2020, sets 2021 meets

USA Gymnastics will not hold national championships in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic and plans to announce new dates for an Olympic Trials in 2021 in the coming weeks.

“In light of recent guidance from health experts, and after receiving feedback from our athletes and coaches, we believe it is in the best interest of our community to wait until 2021 to hold premier events,” USA Gymnastics CEO Li Li Leung said in a press release.

The next U.S. Championships, originally slated for Fort Worth, Texas, in June, will be June 3-6, 2021 at the same venue. The U.S. Classic, a women’s tune-up event for nationals, will be May 22, 2021, in Hartford, which was also the original 2020 venue.

The Olympic Trials were originally scheduled for St. Louis from June 25-28.

“Barring any scheduling conflicts, we are planning to hold Olympic Trials in St. Louis in 2021,” USA Gymnastics said in a statement in March.

National champions in men’s and women’s gymnastics had been crowned every year dating to 1943.

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