Zeng qualifies for two event finals at Lisbon International Tournament
posted on 04/04/2014

© John Cheng

LISBON, Portugal, April 4, 2014 – U.S. junior rhythmic gymnastics all-around champion Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, qualified for two event finals at the Lisbon (Portugal) International Tournament. Zeng and Camilla Feeley of Lincolnshire, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, compete in clubs and ribbon on April 5, which also concludes the team competition. In addition, World all-around finalist Jazzy Kerber of Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, and Serena Lu of Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora, will compete in the first round of qualifications for the Lisbon World Cup, , which is part of the International Gymnastics Federation's World Cup series.

At the Lisbon International Tournament, Zeng qualified for the event finals for both ball and hoop. Competing first on ball, Zeng posted a 14.950 and sixth place. For hoop, Zeng earned a 15.150, the second highest mark for the qualification round. Feeley scored a 14.400 on ball for 10th and tied at 13.800 but finished 15th due to the tie-breaker in the hoop. Friday's competition includes qualification rounds for clubs and ribbon and determines the team competition. The event finals are scheduled for Sunday.

At the World Cup, Kerber and Lu will compete in hoop and ball on Friday, with the last two events scheduled for Saturday, when the all-around champion will be determined. The individual event finals are also set for Sunday.

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

  • 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