GYOR, Hungary, June 30, 2019 – Kayla DiCello of Boyds, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics, added to her Junior World medal collection by winning the balance beam bronze medal at the International Gymnastics Federation’s inaugural Junior World Championships for men’s and women’s gymnastics that concluded today at the Audi Arena in Gyor, Hungary. U.S. fans can watch a delayed cable telecast and webcast of the final day of event finals on the Olympic Channel and OlympicChannel.com, respectively, at 6 p.m. ET.
In the beam final, DiCello and China’s Wei Xiaoyuan both earned a 13.733, but DiCello received the bronze via the tie-breaker that compares execution scores. Russia’s Elena Gerasimova won the title at 14.200.
Skye Blakely of Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics, posted a 13.100 in the floor final for fifth. DiCello’s 12.966 yielded seventh place. The medalists were Russia’s Viktoriia Listunova (14.166), China’s Ou Yushan (13.833) and Gerasimova (13.533).
The men’s event champions for today were: vault, Gabriel Burtanete, Romania; parallel bars, Takeru Kitazono, Japan; and horizontal bar, Nazar Chepurnyi, Ukraine.
The members of the U.S. Teams are listed below.
- Women: Sydney Barros of Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams; Blakely; DiCello; and Konnor McClain of Cross Lanes, W.Va./Revolution Gymnastics, traveling alternate.
- Men: Garrett Braunton of Cypress, Texas/Cypress Academy of Gymnastics; Matthew Cormier of Milton, Mass./Massachusetts Elite; Isaiah Drake of Los Angeles, Calif./Gymnastics Olympica; and Khoi Young of Bowie, Md./Sportsplex Gymnastics, traveling alternate.
Earlier in the championships, the U.S. women won the team bronze, and DiCello won the vault title. All three women had scores in the top 10 in the all-around, and after the two-per-country rule, DiCello was fourth and Barros took fifth. DiCello competed in all four finals, and Blakely was in two finals and Barros in one. For the men, the team was seventh; Braunton and Cormier finished in the top 25 in the all-around; and all three men competed in event finals.
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