New docu-series premieres on the Olympic Channel
With less than one year to go to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Olympic Channel’s new original series All Around follows the personal journeys of three elite gymnasts i over the course of a year on their road to Tokyo.
Featuring the United States’ Morgan Hurd, Russian Federation’s Angelina Melnikova and China’s Chen Yile, the behind-the-scenes documentary series premieres on August on the IOC’s Olympic Channel which is available worldwide at its website, its mobile apps and on connected TV devices.
Interweaving the stories and parallel journeys of Hurd, Melnikova and Chen, All Around provides viewers with unprecedented accessto these elite athletes and everyday teenagers as they balance their personal lives, training regimens and competitions throughout the year and culminating at Tokyo 2020.
In the premiere episode of All Around, we are introduced to the three gymnasts as they begin preparations for the demanding year ahead.
Viewers can catch up with 2017 Artistic Gymnastics All-Around World Champion Morgan, 18, at the 2019 Tokyo World Cup in Japan where she earned the women’s all-around title. Fans are then invited to tag along with her at home in Middletown, Delaware, USA and to First State Gymnastics to get a glimpse of her daily training routine. As Morgan looks ahead to the 2019 Pan American Games with qualification for Tokyo 2020 on the line, she has time for just a couple of days off.
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