USA wins six gold, nine silver and one bronze medal at Junior Pan Am Champi
posted on 08/27/2006
 

GATINEAU, Que., Aug. 27, 2006 Acaa The USA won men and women won a total of six gold, nine silver and one bronze medal in the individual event finals at the 2006 Junior Pan American Championships at the Palais des Congrès in Gatineau, Que. Shawn Johnson of Des Moines, Iowa, Rebecca Bross of Ann Arbor, Mich., Bianca Flohr of Creston, Ohio, Samantha Peszek of McCordsville, Ind., Tim Gentry of Plano, Texas, and Philip Onorato of Plano accounted for the six gold medals.


For the women, the U.S. squad went 1-2 in all four individual events. Each of the women won an event title. Johnson earned the most medals for the women, claiming the gold medal for the balance beam and silver medals in the uneven bars and floor exercise. Flohr won the uneven bars and was second on the balance beam. Peszek won the floor exercise and was second on vault. Bross was the champion on vault.

The junior men, who went 1-2 in two events, amassed a total of eight medals. Gentry won the gold medal on the horizontal bar and was second on vault and still rings. Onorato was the champion on the still rings and was second on the floor exercise, finishing behind Marcos Barros of Brazil. Lieberman was second on the high bar and parallel bars, as well as third on the pommel horse. Pineda was fourth on the floor exercise. Joaquin Ramirez of Mexico won the vault, Adickxon Trejo of Venezuela was first in the parallel bars and Daniel Corral of Mexico finished first on the pommel horse.

The Junior Pan Am Championships is held every two years and the 2004 competition was held in El Salvador. Earlier in the competition, the USA won both the men's and women's team titles, with Johnson and Lieberman winning the women's and men's all-around titles, respectively.

2006 Junior Pan American Championships
Gatineau, Que.

Individual event results

Women


Uneven bars

1. Bianca Flohr, USA/ Creston, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics, 15.300
2. Shawn Johnson, USA/Des Moines, Iowa, 15.175
3. Nansy Daminova, Canada, 15.000

Balance beam
1. Shawn Johnson, USA/Des Moines, Iowa, 15.925
2. Bianca Flohr, USA/ Creston, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics, 15.425
3. Charlotte Mackie, Canada, 15.075

Vault
1. Rebecca Bross, Ann Arbor, Mich./WOGA, 14.462
2. Sam Peszek, McCordsville, Ind./DeVeau's, 14.387
3. Jade Barbosa, Brazil, 14.300

Floor exercise
1. Sam Peszek, McCordsville, Ind./DeVeau's, 15.100
2. Shawn Johnson, USA/Des Moines, Iowa, 14.975
3. Charlotte Mackie, Canada, 14.475

Men

Vault

1. Joaquin Ramirez, Mexico, 15.362
2. Tim Gentry, Plano, Texas/WOGA, 14.875
3. Tomas Siqueira, Brazil, 14.675
Other U.S. finish
4. Ryan Lieberman, Lake Forest, Ill./Buffalo Grove Gymnastics, 14.575

Horizontal bar
1. Tim Gentry, Plano, Texas/WOGA, 14.575
2. Ryan Lieberman, Lake Forest, Ill./Buffalo Grove Gymnastics, 14.350
3. Francisco Barreto, Brazil, 14.100

Floor exercise
1. Marcos Barros, Brazil, 14.450
2. Philip Onorato, Plano, Texas/WOGA, 14.425
3. Jackson Payne, Canada, 14.150
Other U.S. finish
4. Ryan Lieberman, Lake Forest, Ill./Buffalo Grove Gymnastics, 14.125

Parallel bars
1. Adickxon Trejo, Venezuela, 14.075
2. Ryan Lieberman, Lake Forest, Ill./Buffalo Grove Gymnastics, 13.950
3. Jayd Lukenchuk, Canada, 13.800
Other U.S. finish
4. Miguel Pineda, Galloway, Ohio/Hocking Valley Gymnastics, 13.725

Pommel horse
1. Daniel Corral, Mexico, 14.575
2. Joaquin Ramirez, Mexico, 14.200
3. Ryan Lieberman, Lake Forest, Ill./Buffalo Grove Gymnastics, 13.975
Other U.S. Finish
7. Miguel Pineda, Galloway, Ohio/Hocking Valley Gymnastics, 12.825

Still rings
1. Philip Onorato, Plano, Texas/WOGA, 15.275
2. Tim Gentry, Plano, Texas/WOGA, 14.450
3. Marcos Barros, Brazil, 14.375