KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 31, 2013 – The USA's group rhythmic gymnastics competed in the general group competition, which serves as the all-around final and the qualification round for the two event finals, today at the 2013 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, at Sports Palace in Kiev, Ukraine. With their performances today, Team USA concludes competition at the championships.
The group representing the United States posted scores of 15.600, 10 clubs, and 14.316, three balls/two ribbons, for a combined all-around total of 29.916 and 14th place.
The members of the U.S. Rhythmic Group Team, which trains at North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics in Deerfield, Ill., are: Sharon Dassouli, Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics; Alisa Kano, New York, N.Y./Isadora; Natalie McGiffert, Topanga, Calif./Platinum Gymnastics; Monica Rokhman, Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics; Jennifer Rokhman, Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics; and Laura Tutunikov, Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics.
Earlier in the week, Jazzy Kerber of Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, and Rebecca Sereda of Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora, made history for the USA when they both qualified to the all-around final. Kerber and Sereda finished 22nd and 24th, respectively.