U.S. wins 13 individual event medals at Jesolo Trophy
posted on 03/24/2013

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JESOLO, Italy, March 24, 2013 – Team USA added 13 individual event medals today at the 2013 Jesolo Trophy competition in Jesolo, Italy, including seven gold. Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/Bannon’s Gymnastix, added to her team and all-around gold medals by winning the senior vault, balance beam and floor exercise titles. 2012 Olympic team gold-medalist Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max, won the senior uneven bars gold medal. In the junior event finals, Bailie Key of Montgomery, Texas/Texas Dreams, earned the gold medals on vault, balance beam and floor exercise.

Biles scored a 15.350 on her Yurchenko 2.5 (Amanar) vault, a 15.100 on balance beam, and a 14.850 on the floor exercise to win all three individual event titles.

Ross, who won the uneven bars gold medal with a score of 14.550, also earned the silver medal on balance beam with a score of 15.000.

Other U.S. senior medals earned today include: Lexie Priessman of Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics, bronze medal on vault (13.225); Brenna Dowell of Odessa, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express, bronze medal on uneven bars (13.900); and Maggie Nichols of Little Canada, Minn./Twin City Twisters, silver medal on floor (14.400).

In the junior event finals, Key earned gold medals on vault, balance beam and floor exercise with scores of 14.750, 14.500 and 14.650, respectively, adding to her all-around gold from yesterday. She also won the bronze medal on bars with a score of 14.000. Italy’s Enus Mariani won the uneven bars title with a 14.350 and her teammate Martina Rizzelli grabbed the silver with a 14.200. USA’s Amelia Hundley of Hamilton, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy, won the bronze on beam with a score of 13.150.

In yesterday’s team and all-around competition, Team USA won the senior team title with a score of 234.250. Led by Biles’ first-place finish, the U.S. women took the top six spots in the all-around competition, with Ross finishing second and Dowell rounding out the top three. Key picked up the junior all-around title, and Hundley won the bronze medal.


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