The field for the 2019 American Cup that includes a balance of Olympic and World medalists and rising stars provides fans with a snapshot of gymnasts to watch in the 18-month lead-up to the 2020 Olympic Games. Representing the United States at the 2019 American Cup, scheduled for March 2 at 11:30 a.m. ET at the Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum Complex, are 2018 World team gold-medalist Grace McCallum of Isanti, Minn./Twin City Twisters; two-time World bronze-medalist Sam Mikulak of Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Olympic Training Center; World bronze-medalist and defending American Cup championYul Moldauer of Arvada, Colo./University of Oklahoma; and 2018 U.S. junior all-around champion Leanne Wong of Overland Park, Kansas/GAGE, who is making her debut as a senior.
The American Cup, the USA’s most prestigious international invitational and part of the International Gymnastics Federation’s all-around World Cup series, will also feature two-time Olympian and World silver-medalist Ellie Black of Canada; 2017 European Championships all-around bronze-medalist James Hall of Great Britain; 2018 World all-around silver medalist Mai Murakami of Japan; two-time Olympic silver-medalist Marcel Nguyen of Germany; and five-time World gold-medalist Kenzo Shirai of Japan. Rounding out the men’s and women’s fields are 2016 Olympians Christian Baumann of Switzerland, Bart Deurloo of the Netherlands, and Petro Pakhniuk of the Ukraine; two-time Olympian Kim Bui of Germany; 2014 Youth Olympic Games two-time silver-medalist Ma Yue of China; and rising stars Lu Yufei of China, Celia Serber of France, and Sanna Veerman of the Netherlands. One final female participant from the Republic of Korea will be named in the near future.
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