The junior women’s team of Hezly Rivera (Oradell, N.J./WOGA Gymnastics), Jayla Hang (Bellevue, Wash./Pacific Reign Gymnastics), Izzy Stassi (North Royalton, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics) and Kieryn Finnell (Pittsford, N.Y./RGA) secured team silver on Day 2 of the 2023 Junior Artistic World Championships in Antalya, Turkey. Rivera, Hang and Stassi each have advanced to apparatus finals.
The U.S. posted a 102.198 to notch silver behind Japan who claimed gold with a 104.230 and ahead of Italy who took bronze with a 101.996. Canada landed fourth with a 100.331 and Argentina scored a 99.363 to settle amongst the top five.
In individual competition, Stassi ranked fourth all-around with a 49.832 to move onto Friday’s final and took the top qualifying spot on vault with a combined 13.566 (13.800, 13.333). Hang also secured her place in the all-around final, landing 24th with a 47.565. She was second on vault with a 13.533 (13.800, 13.266) and fourth on floor exercise with a 12.766 to move onto to each final.
Rivera will advance as second qualifier on floor (13.133) and third on uneven bars (13.033) where she tied with Italy’s Giulia Perotti. She was unable to finish on vault, being ineligible for a second attempt due to not landing feet first during her initial vault and scoring a 0.00. Rivera posted a 38.166 in the all-around.
All-around champions will be crowned Friday, March 31 beginning with men’s competition at 7:30 a.m. ET followed by the women at noon. All finals will be live streamed on the official FIG YouTube channel.