July 17, 2020 / 4:48 PM / a month ago

Gymnastics: U.S. national body sets new dates for Olympic trials

(Reuters) - USA Gymnastics will hold its Olympic Team Trials June 24-27 2021, after postponing them in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Tokyo 2020 Games are set to run July 23 to Aug. 8 of 2021, after the novel coronavirus outbreak forced their postponement, putting hundreds of would-be Olympians’ plans on hold.

The trials will take place at the originally planned-upon venue, the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The USA Gymnastics Championships, which were called off in May, will take place in conjunction with the trials, June 22-27.

Top American Simone Biles, a four-time Olympic champion and the most decorated gymnast in world championship history, has said she will make a run for the Games after shaking off doubts that a year delay would derail her training.

Reporting By Amy Tennery; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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