Diab Selected as Alternate for Team USA – University of Illinois Athletics – Fighting Illini

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Illinois alumnus Alex Diab was selected as an alternate for Team USA at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Saturday afternoon at U. S. Olympic Trials. 

Diab had a strong showing at the Olympic Trials, posting scores of 14.500 and 14.900 (29.400) and placing first on still rings. 

 

Vying for the contentious +1 event specialist spot, Diab placed well enough to earn an alternate spot on the U.S. Olympic team. He will now train and travel with the team to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, ready to step in to the spot in case of injury. 

 

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