SANTIAGO, Chile (October 22, 2023) – The women’s team of Jordan Chiles (Vancouver, Wash./World Champions Centre), Kayla DiCello (Boyds, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics), Kaliya Lincoln (Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics), Zoe Miller (Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre) and Tiana Sumanasekera (Pleasanton, Calif./World Champions Centre) claimed the sixth-consecutive women’s team gold for the United States Sunday evening at the 2023 Pan American Games.
The women posted an overall score of 165.196 to win the team title, nearly four points ahead of Brazil in second (161.564), with Canada third (154.230). The U.S. has won every women’s team title at the Pan Am Games since 2003.
Chiles and DiCello will compete in Monday’s all-around final after posting the top two scores in qualifying. Chiles scored a 54.666, with DiCello close behind with 54.565. Chiles had the top American score on vault (14.099) and the second best on uneven bars (14.100) to qualify to each final.
Joining Chiles in the bars final is Miller, who scored an impressive 14.766 to advance as top qualifier. Lincoln and DiCello will both compete in the beam and floor final rounds after Lincoln was first (13.800) on floor and fourth (13.233) on beam. DiCello was second on floor (13.633) and fifth on beam (13.066).
Katelyn Jong (Allen, Texas/Metroplex Gymnastics) competed on bars as an individual and recorded the sixth-highest score of the night with a 13.633 to tie with Brazil’s Flavia Saraiva, who advanced to the final for her country.
The Pan Am Games continue Monday with the men’s and women’s all-around final at noon ET and 5 p.m. ET, respectively. Cameron Bock (Tustin, Calif./University of Michigan) and Donnell Whittenburg (Baltimore, Md./Salto Gymnastics Center) will compete for the men, with Chiles and DiCello stepping up for the women.
- Women’s team (Chiles, DiCello, Lincoln, Miller, Sumanasekera)
- Men’s team (Bock, Nedoroscik, Phillips, Walker, Whittenburg)