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U.S. gymnasts announced for American Cup

Maggie Nichols

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 24: Gabrielle Douglas of United States competes on the Vault during day Two of the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships at The SSE Hydro on October 24, 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty images)

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Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas leads the field for the American Cup on March 5, while Simone Biles will compete in the Pacific Rim Championships from April 8-10, USA Gymnastics announced Thursday.

Douglas will be joined at the American Cup by Maggie Nichols, who placed second in the all-around behind Simone Biles at the P&G Championships in August.

Biles, the three-time reigning World all-around champion, was not announced for the American Cup but will compete in the Pacific Rim Championships in Everett, Wash.

World Championships bronze medalists Sam Mikulak and Donnell Whittenburg will also compete at the American Cup. They went one-two in the men’s all-around at August’s P&G Championships.

U.S. gymnasts are gearing up for the P&G Championships and Olympic trials, after which the five-man and five-woman Olympic teams will be named.

June 3-5 — Men’s P&G Championships; women’s Secret Classic, Hartford
June 23-26 — Men’s Olympic trials; women’s P&G Championships, St. Louis
July 8-10 — Women’s Olympic trials, San Jose

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