|National champion Rebecca Bross will lead the U.S. women in defense of their world title this month in Rotterdam.
The U.S. announced its finalized women's team to the upcoming world championships in Rotterdam.
National champion Rebecca Bross and world champion Bridget Sloan will lead the U.S. women in defense of their world title this month in Rotterdam.
On Wednesday, Bross and Sloan were named to the team along with Olympic gymnast Alicia Sacramone, Mattie Larson, Mackenzie Caquatto, Alexandra Raisman and Chelsea Davis.
Team veteran Sacramone was a member of the U.S. teams that finished first at the 2007 Worlds and second at the 2008 Olympics.
"We have a strong team that features a mixture of veterans and newcomers," said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. "It is exciting to see so many young athletes competing at the world championships two years out from the Olympic Games. This is the perfect opportunity for them to gain valuable experience on the world stage. We are also lucky to have the leadership of a couple of more experienced athletes. This year's worlds gives everyone the chance to see where they stand at this pivotal point heading into London in 2012."
The 2010 World Gymnastics Championships, Oct. 16-24 in Rotterdam, feature team, all-around and individual events.
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