Rin Keys (Porter Ranch, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics) nearly completed a clean sweep of individual junior competition at the 2023 Portimão International Tournament in Portugal over the weekend, clinching three out of four apparatus gold. Her performance led a strong U.S. performance, with 14 medals earned by Americans at the competition.

With no all-around titles being awarded in junior competition, Keys claimed individual event titles in hoop (28.950), ball (28.550) and ribbon (27.800). She was fourth on ball with a 26.000. In junior team competition, Megan Chu (San Diego, Calif./Pacific Stars Rhythmic Academy) and Ksenia Pototski (Brooklyn, N.Y./Isadora by Match Point) dominated the overall standings, combining for 108.300 to win gold. The British team of Alexandra Krokhmal and Melissa Toma scored 99.300 to claim second, followed by Azerbaijani athletes Shams Aghahuseynova and Nuray Ahmadzada, in third with a 99.050. Potoski also secured clubs silver in apparatus finals with a 26.100.

The junior group from North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center of Goda Balsys (Northbrook, Ill.), Annabella Hantov (Northfield, Ill.), Kristina Lee (Woodridge, Ill.), Greta Pavilonyte (Buffalo Grove, Ill.) and Alaini Spata (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) was also in action at the tournament. They claimed all-around (49.550) and five balls (24.950) silver, and five ropes bronze (20.150).

Among seniors, Jaelyn Chin (Aventura, Fla./Bessonova’s School) and Yana Golovan (Las Vegas, Nev./Nevada Rhythmic Academy) earned silver and bronze, respectively, in all-around competition. Chin’s 117.200 and Golovan’s 115.500 were bested only by first-place Japanese athlete Reina Matsusaka, who scored a 122.200. Fellow Americans Sarah Mariotti (San Diego, Calif./Pacific Stars Rhythmic Academy) and Sophia Volkov (Glenview, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center) each earned top-10 all-around finishes, with Mariotti landing fifth with a 108.250 and Volkov eighth with a 104.800.

Chin and Golovan each won two medals during event finals, with Chin taking ball gold (31.300) and hoop bronze (28.800), and Golovan claiming ribbon silver (28.550) and clubs bronze (28.600).

The action continues in Portugal May 5-7 for the 2023 Portimão World Challenge Cup.

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Senior All-Around Medalists

Junior Team Medalists

USA – Junior Group All-Around Silver Medalists

Senior Hoop Medalists

Senior Ball Medalists

Senior Clubs Medalists

Senior Ribbon Medalists

Junior Hoop Medalists

Junior Ball Medalists

Junior Clubs Medalists

Junior Ribbon Medalists

Junior Group 5 Ropes Medalists

Junior Group 5 Balls Medalists