World, Olympic Champions to Compete at XL Center

The road to Rio is making a stop in Hartford as dozens of gymnast prepare for two major championship events this weekend.

The XL Center Thursday was filled with male gymnasts competing the in the P&G Men's Gymnastics Championship.

On Friday, Hopes Championship will start at 12:30 p.m. for warm ups and the P&G Championships will begin at 5:10 for warm ups. 

P&G Championships is expected to start at 7 that night.

On Saturday, the Secret U.S. Classic will begin for juniors at 1 p.m. and seniors at 7 that evening. 

Along with athletes, Selection Committee Members were there to determine which athletes will head the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

"Focus in, block everything out, deep breathes, and for a minute and twenty, give everything you got on each event," said world medalist Alex Naddour.

"It's a matter of maximizing our team score. The team finals, it's a five man team, with three men up on each apparatus. And all three scores count," said the national coordinator Kevin Mazeika.

Single-session tickets range from $13 to $65, plus applicable fees. 

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