For the first time since 1942, the U.S. will not crown national champions in the sport of gymnastics.
“In light of recent guidance from health experts, and after receiving feedback from our athletes and coaches, we believe it is in the best interest of our community to wait until 2021 to hold premier events,” Chief Executive Officer Li Li Leung said.
The championships, previously overseen by the AAU, were originally scheduled for early June. Also scrapped was a major spring competition in Connecticut.
Gymnastics now takes its place among other Olympic sports that have decided to hold off from resuming action, especially in light of the Tokyo Summer Games being postponed until 2021.
Leung said her organization is in the process of rescheduling the canceled events and will soon announce a date for the Olympic trials. Ticket holders will be offered refunds.