If you love gymnastics, there are a million and one reasons that should make every effort to get to Stuttgart. For a start, the German city will be full of gymnastic events, which means there will be shows and opportunities.
One of the biggest is the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the USA team training. Here are just a few gymnasts that you won’t want to miss! Join the podium training today to get your preview. Or watch the qualifying rounds, tickets are here.
Which Amercicans to look out for at the Stuttgart Championships.
Of course, Biles needs absolutely no introduction. She is the best in the world at what she does, and yes, she will be there! One of her biggest achievements came at the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, where she claimed her sixth US all-around title, which is the first time a this has been achieved by a woman in more than half a century.
Biles is also the most decorated American gymnast ever, a proud accolade to go with her record of being the first American gymnast to win a world medal at every event. We’re all looking forward to seeing what she can achieve next.
Best apparatus: Who can choose? Floor and vault. And she is also our pick for the all-around title, where she is amazing.
Her name might not be known to everyone just yet, but she should be on your radar — it’s only a matter of time! She has already impressed, winning the uneven bars gold medal and the all-around silver medal at the 2019 U.S. National Gymnastics Championships.
Lee is the very first Hmong-American (a minority group descended from southern China) gymnast to compete at her level and has received lots of support from the Hmong community in her hometown in Minnesota. Her career is going from strength to strength, and she strives to honour her community with every event.
Best apparatus: Uneven bars
Born in Cambridge, Minnesota, McCallum already has a slew of awards behind her as a 2018 world team champion, the 2018 Pacific Rim senior all-around champion, and the 2018 Pan-American all-around champion. McCallum is one you’ll want to catch in full flow!
Best apparatus: Floor and vault
Mikulak is one of the United States’ best artistic gymnasts and has a cabinet full of awards to prove it. He is the current US all-around, floor exercise, pommel horse, parallel bar and high bar champion.
The horizontal bar world bronze medallist in 2018, Mikulak is a six-time US all-around champion (2013–16 and 2018–19), four-time US parallel bars champion (2013, 2015, 2018–19), and a three-time US high bar champion (2013, 2018–19). Be sure to catch him in action — it really is like watching poetry in motion!
Best apparatus: High bar