Karmansky claims three more medals at 2005 Pan American Rhythmic Gymnastics
posted on 11/12/2005
VITORIA, Brazil, Nov. 13 – Olga Karmansky of Brooklyn, N.Y., earned one silver and two bronze individual event medals at the 2005 Pan American Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Vitoria, Brazil. This brings the total USA medal total for the event to five, including the team and all-around gold medals won earlier in the event. The U.S. Team also secured a berth for the 2007 Pan American Games, July 13-29, in Rio de Janeiro.

Karmansky added a silver in the clubs and bronze medals in both ribbon and ball to the all-around gold medal earned earlier. Cynthia Valdéz of Mexico won the gold medal in three of the individual events, rope, ball and clubs, with Ana Paula Ribeiro of Brazil taking the remaining gold medal in ribbon.

"I am excited to see our rhythmic gymnasts turning in such outstanding performances at the Pan Am Championships," said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. vI am especially proud of Olga for winning the all-around gold medal, as well as the silver and two bronze in the individual events. Our congratulations go out to the entire team for winning the team medal."

Lisa Wang of Buffalo Grove, Ill., advanced to the finals in clubs and ribbon while Aline Bakchajian of Woodland Hills, Calif., qualified for the finals in ball. Karmansky, Bakchajian and Wang joined with Brenann Stacker of Lincolnshire, Ill.; to win the team title earlier in the competition.

In the team competition, host country Brazil came in second behind the United States, followed by Mexico in third. In the all-around, Valdez and Ribeiro finished second and third, respectively.


2005 Pan American Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships

Nov. 11-13, 2005
Vitoria, Brazil

Final individual event results


Rope
  • Cynthia Valdéz, Mexico
  • Ana Paula Scheffer, Brazil
  • Yenly Figueredo, Cuba
Ball
  • Cynthia Valdéz, Mexico
  • Ana Paula Ribeiro, Brazil
  • Olga Karmansky, USA
Clubs
  • Cynthia Valdéz, Mexico
  • Olga Karmansky, USA
  • Ana Paula Ribeiro, Brazil
Ribbon
  • Ana Paula Ribeiro, Brazil
  • Cynthia Valdéz, Mexico
  • Olga Karmansky, USA