Memmel, Sacramone, Peszek, and Sloan Nominated to 2008 U.S. Olympic Team
Joining Johnson and Liukin on the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team for women's gymnastics, pending USOC approval, are:
Chellsie Memmel, West Allis, Wis./M&M Gymnastics
Samantha Peszek, Indianapolis, Ind./DeVeau's
Alicia Sacramone, Winchester, Mass./Brestyan's
Bridget Sloan, Pittsboro, Ind./Sharp's
The three replacement athletes are:
Jana Bieger, Coconut Creek, Fla./Bieger International Gymnastics
Ivana Hong, Blue Springs, Mo./GAGE
Corrie Lothrop, Gaithersburg, Md./Hill's
Liang Chow of Chow's Gymnastics was named head coach for the U.S. Olympic Team for women's gymnastics.
"The U.S. Team has been assembled to give us our best chance for success in Beijing," said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. "This group of athletes has worked hard to position USA Gymnastics as a strong contender for medals."