Everett hosts world's top gymnasts this weekend

Everett hosts world's top gymnasts this weekend

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2011 World-all around champion Jordyn Wieber from the USA on the balance beam during practice at the 2012 AT&T American Cup at Madison Square Garden in New York City March 2, 2012. The event , which takes place March 3, will feature all-around competition for both men and women, is part of the FIG's World Series Cup series and is one of four all-around World Cup events in 2012.AFP PHOTO/ TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on March 15, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 15 at 11:55 AM

EVERETT, Wash. -- The Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, a major prelude to the Olympic Games in London, gets underway Thursday with media day.

Seventeen countries including the United States will compete at the Comcast Arena. The event includes both artistic and rhythmic gymnastics as well as trampoline.

The U.S. women’s artistic gymnastics team will be represented by seniors Jordyn Wieber, Gabrielle Douglas and Kyla Ross and juniors Amelia Hundley, Katelyn Ohashi and Lexi Preissman. The men’s team consists of seniors Chris Brooks, Jake Dalton and Sam Mikulak and juniors Marvin Kimble, Sean Melton and Akash Modi.

2004 Olympic Women’s All-Around gold medalist Carly Patterson is also in town to help promote the event. Patterson will be at Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood at 4:30 – 6 p.m. to sign autographs and meet fans. That will be followed by a 7 p.m. appearance at the Imagine Children’s Museum. On Friday, Patterson will be at the Everett YMCA at 2730 Rockefeller Avenue for a morning fitness workout that anyone can join.

Click here for Pacific Rim Gymnastics ticket information

The competition schedule for this weekend:

Friday
Comcast Arena

  • 1:30 p.m. - Women's Team & All-Around (Sub Div. 1)
  • 7 p.m. - Women's Team & All-Around (Sub Div. 2)

Comcast Community Ice Rink

  • 10 a.m. - Rhythmic Team & All-Around (Sub Div. 1)
  • 3 p.m. - Rhythmic Team & All-Around (Sub Div. 2)

Saturday
Comcast Arena

  • 1:30 p.m. - Men's Team & All-Around (Sub Div. 1)
  • 7 p.m. - Men's Team & All-Around (Sub Div. 2)
  • Comcast Community Ice Rink
  • 3 p.m. - Rhythmic Individual Event Finals

Sunday
Comcast Arena

  • 12 p.m. - Men's & Women's Gymnastics, Junior Individual Event Finals
  • 6 p.m. - Men's & Women's Gymnastics, Senior Individual Event Finals

Comcast Community Ice Rink

  • 9 a.m. - Trampoline, Junior Prelims, Finals and Synchronized Competition
  • 2 p.m. - Trampoline, Senior Prelims, Finals and Synchronized Competition
  • 7 p.m. - Synchronized Trampoline Competition


 

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