Day 2 of 4 of World Team Trials

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jennie Thompson (Cincinnati, Ohio) leads the women’s World Team Trials after the preliminary competition this evening in Historic Municipal Auditorium with a score of 49.593.
In second place is Elise Ray (Columbia, Md.), scoring 49.572 followed by Alyssa Beckerman (Cincinnati, Ohio) in third place with a score of 48.812.
Competition in the World Team Trials continues with the men’s finals on Sept. 17 and women’s finals on Sept. 18. The top six male and female qualifiers advance to the World Championship in Tianjin, China, on Oct. 9-16. The top 12 countries in that event will compete in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.


Jennie Thompson

“I felt pretty good tonight. I was just trying to get comfortable and get used to the crowd and the equipment. I think I’m going to feel more confident on Saturday…I feel a lot better than I did at the beginning of the week.”

“I wasn’t really that nervous, I really concentrated on my breathing…I was happy to hit all my routines.”

Jeanette Antolin

“It’s a dream come true to be competing. I always have a lot of fun in competition. It’s great to get out and do all new routines.”

“I’ll have to come out Saturday and do a better job.”

Amy Chow

“I had a good time and that’s what matters. I’m very happy to put a rotation together after ankle surgery.” She had a bone chip removed and a ligament reattached 9 weeks ago.

“The ankle is getting better every day. Hopefully I’ll be back to 100 percent very soon.”

“I’m happy to be back. I think I really missed competition.”

Elise Ray

“I’ve been having really good practices. My spirits have really been up and I’ve been excited to compete, which helps.”

“I felt really confident through the whole meet.”

“I’ve never been to the World Championships before so that motivates me.”