The Olympic season kicks off for the top female gymnasts in the United States with the 2012 Secret U.S. Classic. Gymnastike will be on hand in Chicago bringing you live updates, videos, interviews, scores and more from all of the Olympic hopefuls.
The top story to watch will be the return of 2008 Olympic All-Around Champion Nastia Liukin, who will compete for the first time toward her goal of making a second Olympic team. Reigning World All-Around Champion Jordyn Wieber is also competing, in what will be her first step toward earning Olympic gold in London. Wieber will be joined by her teammates from the 2011 World Champion U.S. women's team, as defending champion Aly Raisman, World Vault Champion McKayla Maroney, Gabby Douglas and Sabrina Vega are also scheduled to compete.
Other top contenders who will begin their quests for London at the Secret Classic include 2008 Olympians Chellsie Memmel and Bridget Sloan, Rebecca Bross, Anna Li, Kyla Ross and Sarah Finnegan.
2012 Secret U.S. Classic Coverage
Here is what you can expect to indulge in over the weekend on Gymnastike:
- Friday Podium Training Videos. We'll give you an inside look at the training day, including first looks at key competitors and new upgrades!
- Friday pre-competition interviews. Hear from your favorite gymnasts and see where they are with the London Olympics fast approaching.
- LIVE Updates from the competition. Up-to-the-minute quick hits, commentary and meet results
- Post-competition interviews. Stay on Gymnastike for exclusive interviews from the stars of the 2012 Secret Classic.
- Post-competition analysis. The Gymnastike team will break down the results and look forward to the upcoming Visa Championships and Olympic Trials!
Links to Gymnastike coverage:
Secret Classic videos HERE
Live Updates HERE
or you can follow us on Twitter @gymnastike, or on Facebook.
Watch highlights from the 2011 CoverGirl Classic HERE
Secret Classic 2012 Live Stream on Universal Sports
Universal Sports will provide live video coverage of the Senior International division on its cable network and website, universalsports.com, beginning at 6 p.m. ET. Here is a link to the live webcast.
Friday, May 25 - Training Day
Saturday, May 26 - 12:30 p.m. ET - Junior Women's Competition
Saturday, May 26 - 6:00 p.m. ET - Senior Women's Competition
Kennedy Baker - Texas Dreams Gymnastics - Flower Mound, TX
Mackenzie Brannan - Capital Gymnastics / Texas - Austin, TX
Rebecca Bross - WOGA Gymnastics - Plano, TX
Brianna Brown - Cincinnati Gymnastics - West Chester, OH
Gabby Douglas - Chow's Gymnastics and Dance Institute - Virginia Beach, VA
Brenna Dowell - Great American Gymn. Express - Odessa, MO
Sarah Finnegan - Great American Gymn. Express - St. Louis, MO
Brandie Jay - GK Gymnastics - Ft Collins, CO
Amanda Jetter - Cincinnati Gymnastics - Milford, OH
Anna Li - Legacy Elite Gymnastics LLC - Aurora, IL
Nastia Liukin - WOGA Gymnastics - Parker, TX
Casey Jo Magee - Unattached - Kalamazoo, MI
McKayla Maroney - All Olympia AOGC - Long Beach, CA
Grace McLaughlin - WOGA Gymnastics - Allen, TX
Chellsie Memmel - M and M Gymnastics - West Allis, WI
Abigail Milliet - Denton Gymnastics Academy - Denton, TX
Elizabeth Price - Parkettes National Gymnastics Center - Coopersburg, PA
Aly Raisman - Brestyan's American Gymnastics - Needham, MA
Kyla Ross - Gym-Max Gymnastics - Aliso Viejo, CA
Mykayla Skinner - Desert Lights Gymnastics - Gilbert, AZ
Bridget Sloan - Sharp's Gymnastics Academy - Pittsboro, IN
Sabrina Vega - Dynamic Gymnastics - Carmel, NY
Jordyn Wieber - Gedderts Twistars USA - DeWitt, MI
McKenzie Wofford - Zenith Elite Gymnastics Academy - McKinney, TX
Alexis Beucler - Cincinnati Gymnastics - Findlay, OH
Simone Biles - Bannon's Gymnastix Inc. - Spring, TX
Lacy Dagen - San Mateo Gymnastics - Pleasanton, CA
Nia Dennis - Buckeye Gymnastics - New Albany, OH
Madison Desch - Great American Gymn. Express - Lenexa, KS
Peyton Ernst - Texas Dreams Gymnastics - Coppell, TX
Ashley Foss - North Stars Gymnastics Academy - Towaco, NJ
Ariana Guerra - Texas Dreams Gymnastics - League City, TX
Lauren Hernandez - Monmouth Gymnastic Academy Inc. - Old Bridge, NJ
Amanda Huang - Northwind Gymnastics Center Inc. - Roswell, GA
Veronica Hults - Texas Dreams Gymnastics - Allen, TX
Amelia Hundley - Cincinnati Gymnastics - Hamilton, OH
Bailie Key - Texas Dreams Gymnastics - Coppell, TX
Ashton Kim - Texas Dreams Gymnastics - Westlake, TX
Taylor Krippner - Cypress Academy of Gymnastics - Houston, TX
Taylor Lawson - Parkettes National Gymnastics Center - Macungie, PA
Nicole Lehrmann - Capital Gymnastics / Texas - Cedar Park, TX
Shannon McNatt - Stars Gymnastics Training Center-Houston - Houston, TX
Maggie Nichols - Twin City Twisters - Little Canada, MN
Katelyn Ohashi - WOGA Gymnastics - Plano, TX
Lexie Priessman - Cincinnati Gymnastics - Cincinnati, OH
Polina Shchennikova - Tigar - Arvada, CO
Megan Skaggs - Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta - Marietta, GA
Meredith Sylvia - Parkettes National Gymnastics Center - Macungie, PA
Macy Toronjo - Texas Dreams Gymnastics - Huntsville, TX
Jessica Wang - Winner's Academy of Gymnastics - Chino Hills, CA
For more information about the Secret U.S. Classic, please visit USA Gymnastics' official website: