Olympics: World Championships

Gymnastics: Worlds, Pan Am rosters

September, 22, 2011

Here are the complete USA Gymnastics rosters for the 2011 World Championships and 2011 Pan Am Games:

World Championships

Jake Dalton
Jonathan Horton
Steven Legendre
Danell Leyva
Alexander Naddour
John Orozco
Chris Brooks (alternate)
Head coach: Kevin Mazeika

Gabrielle Douglas
Anna Li, Aurora
McKayla Maroney
Alexandra Raisman
Alicia Sacramone
Sabrina Vega
Jordyn Wieber
Shawn Johnson (non-traveling alternate)
Head coach: John Geddert
Assistant coach: Jiani Wu

Pan Am Games

Donothan Bailey
Glen Ishino
C.J. Maestas
Sho Nakamori
Paul Ruggeri
Brandon Wynn
Tyler Mizoguchi (alternate)
Coaches: Justin Spring, Rustam Sharipov

Bridgette Caquatto
Jessie DeZiel
Brandie Jay
Shawn Johnson
Grace McLaughlin (replaces injured Chellsie Memmel)
Bridget Sloan
Grace McLaughlin (alternate)
Hallie Mossett (alternate)
McKenzie Wofford (alternate)
Head coach: Marvin Sharp
Assistant coach: Jiani Wu

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Among those slated to compete in the event, now scheduled for April 24 to May 1, are defending champions Mao Asada and Daisuke Takahashi of Japan, whose stricken country will still be in the earliest stages of recovering from the mind-boggling loss of life and property destruction caused by the March 11 earthquake and ensuing tsunami.

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The figure skating world championships slated for Tokyo next week are now officially in limbo. This morning's announcement by the International Skating Union -- which, given the obvious magnitude of the disaster in Japan, seemed unnecessarily delayed -- resolved just one thing: The event will not be held at the original site.

ISU president Ottavio Cinquanta didn't rule out any options in an interview with the Chicago Tribune's Philip Hersh today. Postponement, relocation and cancellation are all still on the table.

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