USA Gymnastics has chosen Hartford, Connecticut, as the host for the Core Hydration Classic, which will act as a pathway to the 2024 Olympic Summer Games in Paris for the country’s leading women’s gymnasts.
The event will take place May 17–18, 2024, at the XL Center. The 2024 Core Hydration Classic will be the final opportunity for women to qualify for the 2024 Xfinity U.S. Gymnastics Championships, which will take place two weeks later in Fort Worth, Texas. The Fort Worth event is where USA Gymnastics will name the U.S. National Team members who will compete for Olympic berths at the 2024 Olympic Trials, June 27–30 in Minneapolis.
“The Core Hydration Classic is where gymnasts start to perfect the routines that they hope will take them all the way to the Olympics,” said USA Gymnastics Chief of Programs Stefanie Korepin. “We are excited to return to Hartford as we move into the 2024 championship season.”
The 2024 Classic will also feature the 2024 Hopes Championships, which highlights the next generation of women’s artistic athletes in the 11-12- and 13-14-year-old age divisions. The U.S. men’s program will not participate in the 2024 Classic to optimize their preparations for the Olympic Trials and Paris Games.
Hartford has hoted past USA Gymnastics events, including the 2016 U.S. Classic and Senior Men’s P&G Gymnastics Championships, which ran concurrently. Hartford was also the host to the 2013 P&G Gymnastics Championships and the 2010 Visa Championships.
“We are thrilled to welcome USA Gymnastics athletes back to the XL Center,” said Ben Weiss, general manager of the XL Center. “Hartford has a great history of hosting some of gymnastics’ biggest events and we can’t wait to see so many athletes with Olympic dreams in the arena this May.”