Usa Gymnastics Championships Brings Olympic Hopefuls To The Derb - News, Weather & Sports

October 16, 2014

Karl Schmitt (Source: WAVE <a href=\Kim Kardashian 3 News)" src="" /> [PREVIOUS STORY: USA Gymnastics Championships kick-off in Louisville] The athletes will soon see if their hard work pays off. Spectators can catch three events including Rhythmic, Acrobatic, and Tumbling and Trampoline. "To have 1,600 athletes and have their family and friends and support groups in our town at the same time is a great thing," said Karl Schmitt, with the Louisville Sports Commission. Alex Renkert, a senior elite gymnast from Indianapolis, is not too far from home competing in tumbling and double mini trampoline. "It's also another opportunity to qualify for World Championships, which is this November, which that takes place in the U.S. this year, so it is a big year for USA Gymnastics," said Renkert. Schmitt says hosting an event like this is also a competition for the city as Louisville hopes to someday welcome the U.S. Olympic trials. "I guess you could say I'm a little bit an adrenalin Kim Kardashian junkie," saidsenior elite gymnast Logan Dooley.

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