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AT&T Stadium Hosts 2015 American Cup



    Top Gymnasts to Compete in Nastia Liukin Cup

    Many of the world's top gymnasts are set for the AT&T American Cup and the Nastia Liukin Cup at AT&T Stadium. (Published Friday, March 6, 2015)

    AT&T Stadium in Arlington hosts the American Cup in 2015 on March 7.

    USA Gymnastics and AT&T Stadium officials said it will the first time the international invitational gymnastics competition will be held in a football stadium.

    "AT&T Stadium will be a truly unique stage to showcase gymnastics as the Road to Rio heats up in 2015," said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics in a news release.

    The event is part of the World Cup with the International Gymnastic Federation (FIG) and challenges gymnasts to a one-day all-around competition, which means men compete on all six apparatus and the women on four.

    Nastia Liukin Talks Gymnastics

    [DFW] Nastia Liukin Talks Gymnastics
    Gold medalist Nastia Liukin talks about the AT&T American Cup and the Nastia Liukin Cup. You can see the AT&T American Cup on NBC 5 March 7 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    (Published Friday, Feb. 13, 2015)

    The male and female gymnasts with the highest total score at the conclusion of the event win the AT&T American Cup titles.  The FIG's all-around World Cup Series champions will be determined following competition.

    In addition to the American Cup, the stadium will hold The Nastia Liukin Cup, featuring top Junior Olympic female gymnasts, on March 6, 2015. The cup, obviously, is named for five-time Olympic and nine-time World medal winner and North Texan Nastia Liukin.

    The participants for the Nastia Liukin Cup qualify through 25 of the country's top invitationals that are included in the Nastia Liukin Cup Series, which ran from January through February. The Nastia Liukin Cup is an all-around competition. All gymnasts will compete on vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. Its proceeds benefit the Nastia Liukin Fund, a charitable fund within the National Gymnastics Foundation. 

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