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Louisville to host 2014 USA Gymnastics Championships

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville is set to host the 2014 USA Gymnastics Championships at the Kentucky International Convention Center and the KFC Yum Center.

The event is scheduled to take place from July 15-19, and it features the national championships for acrobatic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and trampoline/tumbling.  Competitors are from both the junior and senior elite levels.

Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics, said in a news release, "Louisville's experience in handling major events and its ability to build this type of partnership are critical when a city is hosting an event of this nature.  We are confident that Louisville will be the perfect city to debut this championship event, which is designed to have something for everyone."

Karl Schmitt, the Louisville Sports Commission executive director, "Louisville will be highly energized when more than 2,000 athletes, coaches and officials, along with their families and friends, visit us for a week in July 2014."

The athletes will compete for national titles, and will determine berths on the junior and senior U.S. National Teams for rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline and tumbling. 

From USA Gymnastics:

The preliminary competition schedule, which is subject to change, for the five days is as follows.

July 15-16

9 a.m.-9 p.m.             Junior Olympic competition for acrobatic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline/tumbling, Kentucky International Convention Center

July 17

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.       Junior Olympic competition for trampoline/tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics, Kentucky International Convention Center

9 a.m.-12 p.m.           Rhythmic gymnastics, junior and senior elite, KFC Yum! Center

1:30-4:30 p.m.           Trampoline and tumbling, junior prelims, KFC Yum! Center

6-9:30 p.m.                 Acrobatic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and synchronized trampoline, senior, KFC Yum! Center

July 18

9 a.m.-12 p.m.           Rhythmic gymnastics, junior and senior prelims, KFC Yum! Center

9 a.m.-12 p.m.           Trampoline and tumbling (junior/senior) and acrobatic gymnastics (Junior Olympic), Kentucky International Convention Center

1:30-4:30 p.m.           Junior Olympic rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline and tumbling, Kentucky International Convention Center

1:30-4:30 p.m.           Acrobatic gymnastics, junior, KFC Yum! Center

6-9:30 p.m.                 Acrobatic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline, senior, KFC Yum! Center

July 19

9 a.m.-12 p.m.           Rhythmic gymnastics, junior and senior finals, KFC Yum! Center

9 a.m.-12 p.m.           Junior Olympic acrobatic gymnastics and trampoline and tumbling, Kentucky International Convention Center

1:30-4:30 p.m.           Rhythmic gymnastics (Junior Olympic) and trampoline and tumbling (junior/senior finals), Kentucky International Convention Center

1:30-4:30 p.m.           Acrobatic gymnastics and trampoline, junior finals, KFC Yum! Center

6-9:30 p.m.                 Acrobatic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline, senior finals, KFC Yum! Center

Tickets for the event go on sale in early 2014.

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