CALI, Colombia (April 21, 2024) – Eight U.S. athletes in trampoline and rhythmic gymnastics have secured their spots to final competition after Day 1 of the 2024 Pacific Rim Championships in Cali, Colombia.


U.S. gymnasts dominated on Day 1 of rhythmic competition, leading in all-around and apparatus qualifications. Seniors Megan Chu (San Diego, Calif./Pacific Stars Rhythmic Academy), Jaelyn Chin (Aventura, Fla./Bessonova’s school) and Yana Golovan (Las Vegas, Nev./Nevada Rhythmic Academy) rank first, second and third in all-around competition following the first day. Chu and Chin also went 1-2 in hoop and ball qualifications. Chu had the highest qualification score on hoop (32.800) and ball (32.500), and Chin had the second highest on hoop (32.250) and ball (32.000).

In junior competition, Dawn Kim (San Diego, Calif./Pacific Stars Rhythmic Academy), Isabella Chong (Mission Viejo, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics) and Natalia de la Rosa (Woodland Hills, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics) currently sit in the top three all-around places. Kim (29.800) and Chong (29.600) claimed the top two qualifying spots to the hoop final on Tuesday. In ball, De la Rosa was first qualifier with a 28.650 followed by Kim in second with a 28.300.

The event continues Monday with clubs and ribbon qualifications.

Trampoline and Tumbling

The first day of competition in Colombia saw three American seniors through to finals at Pac Rims. In women’s qualifying, Ava DeHanes (Holmdel, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) and Leah Edelman (Holmdel, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) landed third (52.790) and fourth (51.650), respectively, to advance to Tuesday’s final. Ryan Maccagnan (Colorado Springs, Colo./Stars Gymnastics) will move on to final for the men after ranking fifth in qualifying with a 57.180. Elijah Vogel (Longmont, Colo./Xtreme Altitude Gymnastics) was 12th with a 24.090.

The juniors take the floor Monday, April 22 for their qualifying session at 11 a.m. ET. The top eight athletes, limited to two per country, advance to the final round.

Competition is expected to continue to stream live on the Colombian Gymnastics Federation’s Facebook page. Fans can find results throughout the competition here.