The United States is playing host to the Senior Pan American Championships for men’s and women’s gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline that serves as the final qualifying event for the 2020 Olympic Games for North, Central and South America, which is a first both as a combined event staged in the USA and as an Olympic qualifier.
Utah Valley has been chosen as the site for Senior Pan Am Championships, May 7-10.
This is the first time the Senior Pan American Championships is part of the Olympic qualification process.
Across all four disciplines, more than 300 gymnasts from an estimated 25 countries are expected to participate and to seek Olympic berths in men’s and women’s gymnastics, two each; rhythmic gymnastics, one individual and one group; and men’s and women’s trampoline, one each if the Americas have not already qualified a country.
The USA will know which disciplines it has the opportunity to try for another Olympic spot by mid-April. …