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USA Gymnastics appoints new vice-president

USA Gymnastics has named Luan Peszek vice-president of its women's programme.

Peszek has spent 25 years at USA Gymnastics, most recently working as the managing director of communications. In her new role she will be responsible for the overall direction and management of the women's programme, including the elite and Junior Olympic programmes.

USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny said: "Luan has the perfect combination of experience for this position – familiarity with the breadth of women's programme, extensive working knowledge of women's gymnastics and our organisation, and has demonstrated leadership skills."

Peszek has coached at both the Olympic and NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) level.