USA Gymnastics Cancels 2020 National Championships Due To Pandemic COVID-19
WASHINGTON: USA gymnastics USA will not organize their national championships and other major events in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic announced the national sports government body on Tuesday.
The United States Gymnastics The championships, which had been planned for June 4-7 in Fort Worth, Texas, will be held in the same city from June 3-6, 2021.
Reigning World and Olympic Champion Simone Biles She would have been favored next month to capture her seventh national crown in eight seasons, missing only in 2017 when she took a year off after the Rio Olympics.
But with the deadly virus outbreak forcing postponement of the Tokyo Olympics from July to 2021 and stay-in-place regulations in many areas, USA gymnastics USA decided to cancel 2020 events after consulting with athletes and medical officials.
"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 USA chief executive officer Li Li Leung said.
USA gymnastics USA said it remains in the process of rescheduling other events ahead of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, including the US Olympic trials and the USA gymnastics USA Championships for rhythmic and trampoline, with plans to announce those dates "in the coming weeks."
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USA gymnastics USA will stage its 2020 national congress and tradeshow as a virtual event.
The classic US meeting was also postponed. USA In Hartford, Connecticut, which was planned for May 23, 2020, but will be held on May 22, 2021 in the same city.