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Leanne Wong sits 5th after first round of US Gymnastics Championships

Credit: 41 Action News
Published on August 10, 2019 - Duration: 02:25s

Leanne Wong sits 5th after first round of US Gymnastics Championships

An Overland Park gymnast is fighting for one of the top stops after the first night of women's competition during the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Leanne Wong sits 5th after first round of US Gymnastics Championships

U-S GYMNASTICSCHAMPIONSHIPS.41 ACTION NEWSREPORTER ARIELROTHFIELD JOINS US LIVEFROM THE SPRINTCENTER.ARIEL?THESE ATHLETES ARESTILL COMPETING FOR ASPOT ON THE US TEAM "AFTER TONIGHT... ONELOCAL GYMNAST IS TIEDFOR FIFTHIt's the moment they've beentraining forNAT POP from the event?Tom Forster/ High-performance team coordinatorfor women's gymnastics15:06:26 It's their biggestpressured meet all yearThe U-S GymnasticChampionshipsWhat many call the first majorstep towards Tokyo 20-20NAT POP from the event?Many here excited andanxious to see history unfoldMalea Milton15:45:55 They are amazing, Ilook up to them all of the timeIncluding Malea and AnnalisaMiltonWho with their friends, arecheering on their teammatesMalea Milton15:46:28 Kara is really sharp.Aleah its very happy andbubbly.

And Leanne, her floorroutine is very amazingOf the fourteen femalegymnasts-Three are first-year seniorson the Pan American teamand train at the same gymthe GAGE Center in BlueSpringsTom Forster/ High-performance team coordinatorfor women's gymnastics15:09:03 That is rare.

That'sincredibly rare, actuallyA gym that may spark the nextgeneration of Olympicmedalists and gymnasticsuperstarsRight here in theirhometownAl Fong/ Gage Center15:24:55 People bought intomy mission and I'vesurrounded myself with thosepeople15:23:19 These girls arebyproducts of a long-history ofathletes we've had in the pastAthletes whose Olympicdreams could soon come trueTom Forster/ High-performance team coordinatorfor women's gymnastics15:10:01 The competition isreally where the rubber meetsthe road and who can do itswhen it countsNAT POP from the event?While inspiring others, tooMalea Milton15:46:45 We really want to behere in two years.

We arereally excited and hopefully wekeep working hard and we getthere somedayTHIS COMPETITION ISTWO-DAYS THEFEMALES WILL COMPETEAGAIN ON SUNDAY, AFTERWHICH THE RESULTS WILLBE ANNOUNCEDTHERE ARE STILL TICKETSFOR THE EVENTARIEL ROTHFIELD, 41ACTION NEWS.THANKS, ARIEL.THIS IS ONE OF KANSA

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