The Visa Championships event in St. Louis, MO is right around the corner. Not only will a king and queen be crowned as US national champions the second weekend in June, also at stake are berths to represent the US at the 2012 Olympic games.
Ten members will be chosen at the conclusion of the Olympic Trials in San Jose, CA June 28-July 1. However, only the winner for the women and the top two place finishers for the men are automatically heading to London. The rest, including up to six back up athletes are to be determined by a selection committee. This means, a lot is riding on the upcoming national championships for 13 hopefuls. All competitors must be at least 16-years old by December 31, 2012 to compete in the XXX Summer Olympic Games.
With the aroma of fish and chips in the air, this is a good time to take a peek at the contenders.
For more information on the selection process, click here.