USA Gymnastics: Liukin added to National Team


Just a month ago, 2008 Olympic Champion Nastia Liukinannounced her return to gymnastics, in the hopes of competing at the London 2012 Olympics. Announcing her comeback at the 2011 World Championships was seen as a poor choice by many avid gymnastics fans but Liukin revealed her intentions of starting 2-a-day training once the WCh’s were over, focusing on Uneven Bars and Balance Beam. For Liukin this means turning down lucrative deals and appearances and focusing on training.

Last week Liukin joined other top USA gymnasts such as Jordyn Wieber, Shawn Johnson and Gabrielle Douglas for the USOC London 2012 photo shoot – photos of all athletes can be seen here. She then traveled to a Training Camp at the Karolyi Ranch where she secured herself a place on the National Team by  showing her skills on bars and beam. Amanda Jetter was also named to the National Team. As of September 22nd, the National Team was as follows:

Senior Team 

Current Residence
Rebecca Bross WOGA Gymnastics Plano, TX
Bridgette Caquatto Legacy Elite Gymnastics LLC Naperville, IL
Mackenzie Caquatto Legacy Elite Gymnastics LLC Naperville, IL
Jessie DeZiel Twin City Twisters Rogers, MN
Gabrielle Douglas Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute Virginia Beach, VA
Brandie Jay GK Gymnastics Ft Collins, CO
Shawn Johnson Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute West Des Moines, IA
Anna Li Legacy Elite Gymnastics LLC Aurora, IL
McKayla Maroney All Olympia AOGC Laguna Niguel, CA
Grace McLaughlin WOGA Gymnastics Allen, TX
Chellsie Memmel M and M Gymnastics West Allis, WI
Hallie Mossett West Coast Elite Gymnastics Los Angeles, CA
Alexandra Raisman Brestyan’s American Gymnastics Needham, MA
Alicia Sacramone Brestyan’s American Gymnastics Winchester, MA
Bridget Sloan Sharp’s Gymnastics Academy Pittsboro, IN
Sabrina Vega Dynamic Gymnastics Carmel, NY
Jordyn Wieber Gedderts Twistars USA DeWitt, MI
McKenzie Wofford Zenith Elite Gymnastics Academy McKinney, TX



Junior Team 

Current Residence
Kennedy Baker Texas Dreams Gymnastics Flower Mound, TX
Brianna Brown Cincinnati Gymnastics West Chester, OH
Madison Desch Great American Gymn. Express Lenexa, KS
Brenna Dowell Great American Gymn. Express Odessa, MO
Sarah Finnegan Great American Gymn. Express St. Louis, MO
Amelia Hundley Cincinnati Gymnastics Hamilton, OH
Bailie Key Texas Dreams Gymnastics Coppell, TX
Katelyn Ohashi WOGA Gymnastics Plano, TX
Elizabeth Price Parkettes National Gymnastics Center Coopersburg, PA
Lexie Priessman Cincinnati Gymnastics Cincinnati, OH
Kyla Ross Gym-Max Gymnastics Aliso Viejo, CA
Mykayla Skinner Desert Lights Gymnastics Gilbert, AZ
Kiana Winston Texas Dreams Gymnastics Fort Worth, TX


We should expect to see the first of Nastia Liukin at the 2012 CoverGirl Classic.

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