TAIPEI, Taiwan, Aug. 29, 2017 – Serena Lu of Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora, placed fourth in the ball and ribbon finals today as the rhythmic competition wrapped up at the 2017 World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan.
Lu finished fourth in the ribbon final with a 14.500, narrowly missing the podium. Russia’s Iulia Bravikova, took top honors with a 16.550, followed by teammate Ekaterina Selezneva in second (14.950). Japan’s Takana Tatsuzawa was third (14.600).
In the ball final, Lu posted a 16.175 to finish fourth. Selezneva and Bravikova posted 17.000 and 16.750, respectively, to take the gold and silver medals. Belarus’ Maryia Trubach claimed the bronze with her 16.450.
The World University Games are held every other year and are organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The event is a multi-sport competition open to men and women who are between the ages of 17 and 24, and are, or have been within the past year, a student at a college or university. The summer World University Games consist of 10 compulsory sports with 13 compulsory disciplines and up to three optional sports chosen by the host country.