Rin Keys (Porter Ranch, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics) moved onto Sunday’s club final as the U.S. ranked 11th in team competition Saturday at the Rhythmic Junior World Championships in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Keys posted a 29.050 to qualify in third place to the clubs final. Romania’s Amalia Lica and Cyprus’ Vera Tugolukova qualified first (30.200) and second (29.950). In the ribbon qualifier, Keys was 29th with a 24.150.
In group competition, Goda Balsys (Northbrook, Ill.), Annabella Hantov (Northfield, Ill.), Kristina Lee (Woodridge, Ill.), Greta Pavilonyte (Buffalo Grove, Ill.) and Alaini Spata (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) of North Shore were 23rd in five ropes competition with a 22.300 and finished 22nd in the all-around with a 47.800.
The U.S. delegation finished 11th in team competition with a combined 161.200 as Bulgaria topped the standings with a 181.000. Team results are calculated by adding up a country’s scores from each apparatus in individual and group competition.
The action continues Sunday, July 9 with apparatus final competition beginning at 6:05 a.m. ET. Keys will compete in hoop and clubs while Megan Chu (San Diego, Calif./Pacific Stars Rhythmic Academy) will take the floor with ball. The finals will stream live on the FIG YouTube channel, and live scoring is still available on the event website.