… Now 17, he’s the best young male gymnast in the United States, an athlete whose ability invites comparisons to 2004 Olympic all-around gold medalist Paul Hamm.
Kimble lives in Milwaukee and trains at Swiss Turners in West Allis, where Hamm and his twin brother, Morgan, trained.
… Kimble will try to make his first senior national team this week at the 2013 U.S. Gymnastics Championships at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn.
He will compete in the junior men’s session Thursday and if he finishes in the top six he will be eligible to compete in the senior session Saturday. The 15-man senior national team will be chosen at the end of the competition. …
“That is the goal for this year,” said Andrei Kan, one of Kimble’s coaches at Swiss Turners and a 1996 Olympian for Belarus. “I see great potential for him to make the world championship team (in 2014) so it’s important for him to make the senior national team this year.
“We are trying to get prepared for the 2016 Olympics. I believe he has a good chance.” …