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Olympics gymnastics medal presentation to U.S. women, 10 years late

June 23, 2010 |  9:24 am

The 2000 women's U.S. Olympics gymnastics team will receive team bronze medals 10 years late this summer at a special ceremony during the 2010 U.S. nationals in Hartford, Conn.

Last April FIG, the international gymnastics federation, concluded that a Chinese gymnast on the 2000 team, Dong Fangxiao, was only 14 and therefore two years too young to qualify under the age requirements.

The U.S. medal ceremony will take place Aug. 11 at Hartford's XL Center. Anita DeFrantz, a U.S. representative of the International Olympic Committee, will present medals to the 2000 U.S. team -- Amy Chow, Jamie Dantzscher, Dominique Dawes, Kristen Maloney, Elise Ray and Tasha Schwikert.

-- Diane Pucin

Photo: Elise Ray, left, Kristin Maloney, Amy Chow, Tasha Schwikert and Dominique Dawes at the 2000 Olympics. Credit: Paul Morse / Los Angeles Times.