IZMIR, Turkey, Sept. 25, 2014 — Jazzy Kerber of Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, qualified to the all-around finals at the 2014 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Izmir, Turkey. This is the second year in a row that Kerber, who finished 19th in the qualification standings, has advanced to the all-around final at the World Championships. Rebecca Sereda of Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora, finished 34th in the all-around standings.

The individual all-around final is set for Friday and begins at 9:30 a.m. ET. Fans can watch live by clicking here.


Sereda showed great control with the clubs during her routine set to tango music.  She concluded her qualification competition with a 15.966, her highest score in Izmir.  Kerber once again showed her trademark elegance and control through a lively clubs routine.  She posted a 16.441, ranking 12th in the event’s qualification round.

Kerber finished 19th in the all-around qualification standings with a 48.798 three-event score. Sereda earned 46.773 for 34th place. The top 24 advanced to Friday’s all-around final, based on their top three event scores with no more than two per country advancing.

USA Gymnastics will carry more than 15 hours of live web coverage of the finals at the World Rhythmic Championships. In addition to live coverage of the medal rounds, USA Gymnastics will provide archived coverage of Team USA’s routines during the individual qualification rounds.

The complete live coverage schedule for this year’s Worlds is below and all times are Eastern. As the U.S. rights holder, USA Gymnastics’ coverage will only be available to viewers in the USA.

Friday, Sept. 26
9:30 a.m. – Individual all-around final (Group B, Rank 13-24)
1 p.m. – Individual all-around final (Group A, Rank 1-12)

Saturday, Sept. 27
8 a.m. – Groups General Competition (Part 1)
10:45 a.m. – Groups General Competition (Part 2)

Sunday, Sept. 28
8 a.m. – Group event finals (5 clubs and 3 balls/2 ribbons)

Fans can also find live scoring, start lists and results at fig-gymnastics.com, as well as extensive U.S. coverage at usagym.org and on the USA Gymnastics Facebook page and twitter feed (@usagym). The FIG’s Twitter handle is @officialFIG, and additional videos will be posted to the FIG’s YouTube Channel.

Rhythmic gymnastics is characterized by grace, beauty and elegance combined with dance and acrobatic elements, while working with ribbons, balls, hoops, ropes and clubs in a choreographed routine to music. The choreography must cover the entire floor and contain a balance of jumps, leaps, pivots and balances. Only four of the apparatus are competed each quad, and the four for 2016 are hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon. Each movement involves a high degree of athletic skill. Physical abilities needed by a rhythmic gymnast include strength, power, flexibility, agility, dexterity, endurance and hand-eye coordination.