Vise and Vanden Eykel Win Gold
The Monte Forte Friendly Cup and International Como Cup took place in late June in Italy. The USA delegation included junior gymnasts Lindsey Vanden Eykel and Hollie Vise, both from World Olympic Gymnastics, and their coach Yevgeny Marchenko. Sue Ammerman was the USA judge and delegation leader.
Vise won the all-around with a score of 35.437 at the Monte Forte competition and earned the gold on floor with an 8.925, the silver medal on bars (9.4) and bronze on beam (8.45). Vanden Eykel took second all-around with a score of 35.100, first on bars with a 9.45 and second on both beam (8.5) and vault (9.0). The USA team of Vise and Vanden Eykel took third behind two senior teams from Russia and Argentina.
Vanden Eykel took first all-around with a score of 36.125 at the Como Cup, plus earned the gold on beam with a 9.4. She also grabbed two silver medals for vault (8.975) and bars (9.3). While Vise took third all-around with a score of 34.400 and won bars, scoring 9.50. The duo took fourth in the team competition behind teams from Argentina, Russia and Holland.