Alexandria Kautzman (Simi Valley, Calif./California Rhythms) led American performances with a top-25 all-around finish at the Milan World Cup in Italy over the weekend, the final event of the 2023 Rhythmic World Cup Series.

Kautzman finished 25th in the individual all-around with a combined 119.050 following Saturday’s qualifications. Taking the top-three spots were Germany’s Darja Varfolomeev (137.200), Italy’s Sofia Raffaeli (136.700) and Bulgaria’s Stiliana Nikolova (135.050). American Lili Mizuno (Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics) was 27th with a 118.800. In qualifications, Kautzman scored a 31.600 in hoop, 30.500 in ball, 28.500 in clubs and a 28.450 in ribbon. Mizuno was also active in the hoop (31.400), ball (31.350), clubs (29.000) and ribbon (27.050) qualifying rounds.

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.) of the Senior National Group were 15th in group all-around competition with a 54.100. The group was 10th in five hoops qualifications with a 31.500, and 15th in three ribbons and two balls with a 22.600.

Next on the rhythmic calendar are the 40th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Senior World Championships August 23-27 in Valencia, Spain.

Photos by Simone Ferraro / Italian Gymnastics Federation