Meet the U.S. Men’s Gymnastics Team Headed to the Paris Olympics

Team USA's male gymnasts for the Paris Olympics have been picked

Published Time: 30.06.2024 - 01:31:13 Modified Time: 30.06.2024 - 01:31:13

Team USA's male gymnasts for the Paris Olympics have been picked.

After two days of qualifying during the 2024 U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials, the five team members were announced on Saturday, June 29, as Fred Richard, Brody Malone, Paul Juda, Asher Hong and Stephen Nedoroscik.

The two traveling alternates were named as Shane Wiskus and Khoi Young.

Richard, a 20-year-old college student, led throughout men's qualifying — edging out Malone, the reigning national champion and a member of the men's team at the Tokyo Games in 2021.

Wiskus, who surged during the trials, receiving frequently rapturous response from a hometown crowd in Minneapolis, also competed in Tokyo.

After Richard in first and Malone in second, Wiskus came in third in the trials, Juda was fourth and Hong came in fifth.

Nedoroscik is seen as a specialist in the pommel horse event while Young came in first on vault.

Speaking ahead of officially being named to the team, Richard spoke confidently — saying U.S. fans should expect at least "some medals" from the men's team in France.

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The 2020 Tokyo Olympics men’s gymnastics team consisted of Malone, Sam Mikulak, Yul Moldauer, Wiskus and Alec Yoder, with the United States placing fifth in the all-around competition.

After qualifying for the last Olympic trials, Malone spoke at the time of how grateful Mikulak was for Team USA.

"Sam was just super grateful for us," Malone said then. "He said he'd never been on a team like this and he'd just had the time of his life out there and that it was great to have a team like this."

Team USA won back-to-back men's team medals in 2004 and 2008 but have come no closer than fifth in recent years — though this year’s team is hoping to change that.

To learn more about all the Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls, visit TeamUSA.com and come to people.com to check out ongoing coverage. Watch the Paris Olympics and Paralympics, beginning July 26, on NBC and Peacock.

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