Mazeika to coach US men at world gym championships




INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. is sticking with what works, selecting Kevin Mazeika as coach of the men’s team for the world gymnastics championships.

Mazeika coached the U.S. to back-to-back Olympic medals for the first time, with the Americans winning the silver in Athens and a bronze in Beijing. Mazeika (muh-JYE-kuh) also was coach at the 2003 and 2001 worlds, when the U.S. won silver medals, and in 2007, when the Americans finished fourth.

He also serves as the men’s national team coordinator, managing and supervising the training and development of the junior and senior men’s teams.

The world championships are Oct. 7-16 in Tokyo. The event will serve as the main qualifier for the 2012 Olympics in London.