PITTSBURGH, Pa., Aug. 23, 2014 – Jazmyn Foberg of Bayville, N.J./MG Elite, won the U.S. junior women’s all-around title at the 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships at Pittsburgh’s CONSOL Energy Center. Today’s competition continues with the senior women’s session at 7:30 p.m. Tomorrow is the final day for men’s gymnastics; the senior session begins at 1 p.m., and the juniors take the floor at 7:30 p.m.
Foberg, who led after the first day of competition, began on the uneven bars where she stuck a full twisting double tuck dismount for 14.450 points. In the second rotation, Foberg scored 13.850 points for a balance beam routine that included a flip-flop layout series and a double tuck dismount. Foberg used difficult tumbling to score 14.100 points on floor, cleanly landing a double layout and full twisting double tuck. On her final event, Foberg vaulted a high double-twisting Yurchenko for 14.950 points and the all-around title.
Nia Dennis of Westerville, Ohio/Buckeye, finished second with 114.500 points. Dennis vaulted a dynamic double-twisting Yurchenko for 14.900 points. On bars, Dennis’ release moves soared well above the high bar, and she stuck her double layout dismount for 14.650 points. She followed up with a 13.050 on beam. In the final rotation, Dennis turned in a solid floor routine featuring a double layout and an Arabian double front for 15.100 points.
Norah Flatley of Cumming, Iowa/Chow’s finished third with 112.550 points. Flatley’s best routines came on uneven bars, where her complicated pirouetting work earned the second-highest bars score over both days of competition, 28.400 points.
Event champions included Dennis on vault with 30.000 points; Foberg on uneven bars with 28.850 points; Alexis Vasquez of West Des Moines, Iowa/Chow’s, on balance beam with 29.400 points; and Dennis on floor with 29.600 points.
The USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show will be held in conjunction with the 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The annual USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show is a three-day event open to the entire gymnastics community. Held in conjunction with the P&G Gymnastics Championships, National Congress provides a unique opportunity for presentations, demonstrations and educational seminars on a variety of topics and a large exhibitor’s hall with additional business opportunities.
In addition to VisitPittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Penguins, AEG and CONSOL Energy Center were instrumental in bringing the event to the city. The City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County are also helping support the championships.
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David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Completed in 2003 and owned by the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County (SEA), the DLCC is located in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, within steps of theaters, museums, sport venues, galleries and restaurants. The dynamic architectural design is like no other – breath-taking views, open terraces and a suspended roof structure. As the first LEED Gold certified convention center under the LEED for New Construction rating system, some of the "green" features include: a natural ventilation system, abundant natural daylight, a water reclamation system, and an extensive recycling program. The DLCC continues to adhere to the slogan; "Built Green. Working Green. Every Day" and has now achieved LEED Platinum certification under the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance rating system. The DLCC is the first convention center to receive certification under both rating systems.
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