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Lopez, Brooks Added to American Cup Field
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Venezuelan Olympian Jessica Lopez and American Chris Brooks have been added to the lineup for the upcoming Tyson American Cup.

Venezuelan Olympian Jessica Lopez and American Chris Brooks have been added to the lineup for the upcoming Tyson American Cup.

Brooks, who won the recent U.S. Winter Cup, joins former Oklahoma teammate Jonathan Horton in representing the American men at the event, which will be held March 6 in Worcester, Mass.

The Americans will face stiff competition in Fabian Hambächen (Germany) and Daniel Keatings (Great Britain), who finished 1-2 at the 2009 European Championships. Keatings won the all-around silver medalist at the 2009 World Championships in London. The field also includes two-time Russian Olympian Maxim Devyatovsky, Japan's Koji Yamamuro and Colombian Olympian Jorge Hugo Giraldo Lopez

Lopez is a late replacement for Romanian Claudia Voicu, who withdrew due to injury. On Saturday evening, Lopez finished third all-around at the Nadia Comaneci International in Oklahoma City.

World all-around silver medalist Rebecca Bross headlines the women's field, which also includes world vault medalist Ariella Käslin, Mexican star Elsa Garcia, Japanese Olympian Yuko Shintake, Elite Canada champion Dominique Pegg and Germany's Elisabeth Seitz. A second U.S. female gymnast has yet to be announced.

The American Cup is one of the longest-running international competitions, and celebrates its 35th edition in 2010.

External Link: 2010 Tyson American Cup

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