U.S. gymnasts blaze a trail to Tokyo meet
The gymnasts travel to Tokyo for the first Olympic meeting
Courtesy USA Gymnastics
(SOUNDBITE) 24 YEARS AMERICAN GYMNAST, YUL MOLDAUER, SAYING:
"This opportunity is huge for any athlete, not just gymnasts. We are at a strange time for sporting events and this is our chance to really go out there and get things back to normal."
Japan, China, Russia and America will compete against each other
at a one-day international event on November 8th
The first since the 2020 Games have been postponed
(SOUNDBITE) 16 YEARS AMERICAN GYMNAST, EMJAE FRAZIER, SAYING:
"The whole year is full of new things so I'm very excited. I think this is definitely an asset for me because I have the chance to compete. I think technical first since it all happened and see how everything runs." . "
YUL MOLDAUER: You know, this opportunity is huge for every athlete, not just for gymnasts. You know we're at a strange time for sporting events. And so this is our chance to really enjoy going out and getting things back to normal.
- Next up on bars, for the University of Oklahoma will ...
- Now on the safe, [unintelligible]
EMJAE FRAZIER: The whole year is full of new products. So I'm super excited. This is definitely an advantage for me. Because I have the chance to compete, I think first technically, since everything happened, and to see how it all goes.
- Emjae Frazier, [inaudible].
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