USA sweeps individual event titles at 2016 Jesolo Trophy
posted on 03/20/2016

© Filippo Thomasi

JESOLO, Italy, March 20, 2016 – The U.S. women swept the individual event titles and claimed 18 medals total during the event finals of the City of Jesolo (Italy) Trophy competition earlier today. The senior and junior event champions, respectively, were: vault – MyKayla Skinner of Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics, and Jordan Chiles of Vancouver, Wash./Naydenov Gymnastics; uneven bars – Ashton Locklear of Hamlet, N.C./Everest Gymnastics, and Gabby Perea of Geneva, Ill./Legacy Elite Gymnastics; balance beam – Laurie Hernandez of Old Bridge, N.J./MG Elite, and Emma Malabuyo of Flower Mound, Texas/Texas Dreams; and floor exercise – Aly Raisman of Needham Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics, and Trinity Thomas of York, Pa./Prestige Gymnastics.

Opening the competition, Skinner vaulted a two-and-a-half twisting Yurchenko to take the vault title with a 15.200. Hernandez was second with a 14.850, and Emily Schild of Huntersville, N.C./Everest Gymnastics, earned the bronze (14.400).

Locklear earned the uneven bars gold with a 15.250. Douglas was just behind in second, at 14.900, with France’s Loan His taking the bronze with a 14.250. Schild placed fifth, posting a 14.000.

Hernandez stuck her double back dismount to clinch the balance beam gold medal with a score of 15.250. Ragan Smith of Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams, earned the silver medal (15.200), and Raisman was third at 14.750.

The USA claimed all three floor exercise medals. Raisman, the 2012 Olympic floor champion, grabbed the floor gold with a 15.050. Smith finished second at 14.650, followed by Douglas in third (14.500).

In the junior competition, Chiles won the vault gold with a 15.575. Perea took first on the uneven bars earning a 14.650. Chiles tied with Malabuyo for the silver, each scoring a 14.350. Malabuyo, who won the balance gold medal with a score of 14.600, also earned the silver medal on floor (13.600). Thomas won the floor title with a 14.150. Italy’s Martina Maggio was third (13.500) on floor. Chiles finished fifth (13.300) on beam and eighth (12.800) on floor. Perea was also seventh (12.650) on beam.