SANTIAGO, Chile (November 1, 2023) – The U.S. delegation is in all-around final contention following Day 1 of rhythmic competition at the 2023 Pan American Games.
Olympians Evita Griskenas (Orland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center) and Lili Mizuno (Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center) currently rank second (64.750) and fifth (61.550) overall in the individual all-around after their performances on Wednesday. Griskenas had the second-highest marks on each apparatus during qualifications, scoring a 32.800 on hoop and a 31.950 on ball. Currently ahead of Griskenas in the all-around rankings is Barbara Domingos of Brazil with an overall 65.200.
Mizuno ranks fifth all-around after high scores on both hoop (30.750) and ball (30.800). Mexico’s Marina Malpica sits in third with a combined 64.500 followed by Maria Eduarda Alexandre in fourth with a 64.300.
In group competition, the Senior National Group is ranked third in the all-around after earning a 31.500 in their five hoops routine. Izzy Connor (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.), Gergana Petkova (Barrington, Ill.), Katrine Sakhnov (Glencoe, Ill.), Karolina Saverino (Elk Grove Village, Ill.) and Hana Starkman (Deerfield, Ill.), currently sit behind Brazil (35.400) and Mexico (34.150).
All-around winners will be determined Thursday, November 2 after the second round of qualifications beginning again at 3 p.m. ET. U.S. gymnasts must place first among athletes or groups who have not already qualified for Paris in the all-around in order to qualify for the 2024 Olympic Games.