USA wins team bronze at Crystal Rose Junior Tournament
posted on 05/30/2014

© Mark Sims

MINSK, Belarus, May 30, 2014 – U.S. junior rhythmic gymnastics all-around champion Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, won the team bronze medal at the Crystal Rose Junior Tournament in Minsk, Belarus. She also qualified to all four individual event finals, scheduled for tomorrow.

Zeng, who competed as a one-person team, scored a total of 62.450 for the bronze medal. The Russia Team 1 took the team title with a total of 66.300, followed by Israel Team 1 at 63.450. Zeng’s individual event scores were: hoop, 15.950; ball, 14.800; clubs, 15.750; and ribbon, 15.950.

Zeng has had an impressive year internally so far: Lisbon (Portugal) International Tournament, team, ball silver and hoop bronze medals; Pesaro (Italy) International Junior Tournament, hoop silver and team, club and ribbon bronze medals; and Junior Pan American Championships (Daytona Beach, Fla.), all-around, hoop, ball, clubs, ribbon and team gold medals.