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Kerri Strug has a message for young gynmasts

7:49 AM, May 11, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK) -- One of the most memorable moments in US gymnastics history was when Kerri Strug stuck the landing on her vault in the 1996 games after injuring her ankle.

Strug is in St. Louis promoting the Visa Championships that will take place at Chaifetz Arena and will be part of the Road to the London Olympics for the gymnastics team.

Click on the video player to hear what Strug's message is for young gymnasts.

The June 7-10 contest features the country's best gymnasts vying for national titles and spots on the U.S. National Team. Some of the participants will advance to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in San Jose, California.

Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. Prices range from $25 to $112.

All seats may be purchased online at www.metrotix.com; by phone at 314-534-1111 or 800-293-5949, or at the Chaifetz Arena Box Office. Group discounts are available by calling 314-977-5008. In recognition of Visa's sponsorship of USA Gymnastics, USA Gymnastics is proud to accept only Visa at the 2012 Visa Championships, along with cash.

The competition schedule for the 2012 Visa Championships is below. All times are central and are subject to change.

Thursday, June 7
1 p.m. Junior Men Competition - Day 1
6:30 p.m. Senior Men's Competition - Day 1

Friday, June 8
1 p.m. Junior Women's Competition - Day 1
6:30 p.m. Senior Women's Competition - Day 1

Saturday, June 9
Noon Senior Men's Competition - Final Day
6 p.m. Junior Men's Competition - Final Day

Sunday, June 10
10 a.m. Junior Women's Competition - Final Day
2:30 p.m. Senior Women's Competition - Final Day

 

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