USA Rhythmic Update
posted on 04/30/2001
Report by Cindy French, USA Gymnastics Rhythmic Program Manager

Several USA Rhythmic athletes have been competing this Spring at various international competitions. We are very excited with all of the results, considering the new Code of Points and various changes going on.

XXIV Tournoi International de Gymnastique Rhythmique

May 4-6, 2001 - Bourgas, Bulgaria

Most recently last weekend, Jessica Howard and Jacquelyn Jampolsky competed in Bulgaria at an annual competition.

Invited countries included:
AUT, AUS, BEL, BLR, CAN, CHN, CUB, CYP, ESP, FIN, FRA, GBR, GER, GRE, HUN, ITA, KAZ, KOR, MAS, MEX, MDA, NZL, NOR, POL, PRK, POR, ROM, RUS, USA, SVK, SLO, UKR, YUG, etc.

Jessica finished 3rd AA and qualified for all event finals and Jacquelyn finished 12th AA. Jessica received three medals in finals, Silver-Ball, Bronze-Clubs and Rope.

All-Around Results

    1. Simona Peytcheva (BUL) - 112.125
    2. Elizabet Paisieva (BUL) - 110.925
    3. Jessica Howard (USA) - 101.450
    4. Emily Livingstone (CAN) - 100.000
    5. Vanda Kereselidze (GEO) - 99.900
    6. Valeria Vatkina (AUS) - 99.550
   12. Jaqcuelyn Jampolsky (USA) - 95.075

15th International Tournament of Portimão

April 19-22, 2001 - Portimão, Portugal

Athletes (Juniors): Aline Bakachajian and Brennan Stacker
Coach: Natasha Klimouk, Judge: Perrune Thompson

All-Around Results

    1. Yelen Panchenko (KAZ) - 86.125
    2. Sukran Tasyuran (TUR) - 85.775
    3. Alexandra Orlando (CAN) - 85.350
  12. Aline Bakachajian (USA) - 81.250
        Hoop-15th, Ball-10th, Club-12th, Ribbon-11th
  17. Brennan Stacker (USA) - 78.700
        Hoop-14th, Ball-33rd, Club-25th, Ribbon-13th