Rhythmic gymnastics is in action this week in Portugal
posted on 04/02/2014

© Barney Theirof

LISBON, Portugal, April 2, 2014 – World all-around finalist Jazzy Kerber of Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, and reigning U.S. junior rhythmic gymnastics all-around champion Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, headline the squad from the United States set to compete at two competitions this week in Lisbon, Portugal.

Fresh off winning the clubs bronze medal at the KFK Gracia Cup, Serena Lu of Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora, will join Kerber at Lisbon World Cup, which is part of the International Gymnastics Federation's World Cup series. Champions will be named in the all-around and all four individual events.

Zeng and Camilla Feeley of Lincolnshire, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, will compete in the Lisbon International Tournament, a junior event, which is held in conjunction with the World Cup. Zeng and Feeley will use the event as part of their preparation for the Junior Pan American Championships, a Youth Olympic Games qualifying event, scheduled for May 9-11 in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The competition schedules are below and all times are local. For more information, visit the official event website.

Lisbon World Cup

  • Friday, April 4, 2014
    • 5:30 – 7:45 p.m. – Group A: All-around finals and event qualification (hoop, ball)
    • 8:30 – 10:45 p.m. – Group B: All-around finals and event qualification (hoop, ball)
  • Saturday, April 5, 2014
    • 2:30 – 5 p.m. – Group B: All-around finals and event qualification (clubs, ribbon)
    • 6:30 – 9 p.m. – Group A: All-around finals and event qualification (clubs, ribbon)
  • Sunday, April 6, 2014
    • 4:45 – 6:30 p.m. – Individual event finals

Lisbon International Tournament

  • Thursday, April 3, 2014
    • 3:45-5:45 p.m. - Junior all-around finals and event qualification (hoop, ball)
  • Friday, April 4, 2014
    • 2-4 p.m. - Junior all-around finals and event qualification (clubs, ribbon)
  • Sunday, April 6, 2014
    • 11:15 a.m. – 1 p.m. - Junior event finals