USA Rhythmic Gymnasts Earn Six Medals at Junior Pan Am Championships
posted on 07/18/1998
HOUSTON – Rhythmic gymnastics competition concluded at the Junior Pan American Gymnastics Championships today with Event Finals and Group competition.
USA's Jessica Howard (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Lindsay Powell (Jacksonville, Fla.) shared the gold on ball scoring 9.050. Canada's Roxoliana Prus took third with a 8.875.

Prus took the gold on rope with a 8.933. Danielle Lord (Tualatin, Ore.) and Howard earned the silver and bronze medals respectively with scores of 8.90 and 8.850

Prus captured the gold medal on hoop with a 9.050. Canada's Amy Dipalma took second with an 8.933 and Howard won bronze with a score of 8.850. Lord took eighth with an 8.675.

Lord took second to Prus with her ribbon routine scoring 8.950 to Prus' 9.00. Dipalma took third with an 8.917. Powell was fifth with a score of 8.817.

In the Group competition, four teams entered the event with Canada taking top honors scoring a 17.450. Venezuela was second with a 16.80 and Chile was third with 16.733.

Ball

1. Jessica Howard, USA, 9.050
1. Lindsay Powell, USA, 9.050
3. Roxoliana Prus, CAN, 8.875
4. Antonella Yacobelli, ARG, 8.833
5. Mai Nguyen, CAN, 8.800
5. Nadia Chacon, VEN, 8.800
7. Soledad Garcia Eugui, ARG, 8.633
8. Tamara Peredo, CHI, 8.629

Rope

1. Roxoliana Prus, CAN, 8.933
2. Danielle Lord, USA, 8.900
3. Jessica Howard, USA, 8.850
4. Amy Dipalma, CAN, 8.800
5. Antonella Yacobelli, ARG, 8.783
6. Nadia Chacon, VEN, 8.692
7. Natalia Dentice, BRA, 8.650
8. Dulce Vera, CUB, 8.533

Hoop

1. Roxoliana Prus, CAN, 9.050
2. Amy Dipalma, CAN, 8.933
3. Jessica Howard, USA, 8.850
4. Liana Hermes, BRA, 8.842
5. Antonella Yacobelli, ARG, 8.817
6. Natalia Dentice, BRA, 8.733
7. Dulce Vera, CUB, 8.717
8. Danielle Lord, USA, 8.675

Ribbon

1. Roxoliana Prus, CAN, 9.000
2. Danielle Lord, USA, 8.950
3. Amy Dipalma, CAN, 8.917
4. Liane Hermes, BRA, 8.867
5. Lindsay Powell, USA, 8.817
6. Antonella Yacobelli, ARG, 8.767
7. Natalia Dentice, BRA, 8.725
8. Natalia Yanez, CHI, 8.683

Group Competition

1. Canada, 17.450
2. Venezuela, 16.800
3. Chile, 16.733
4. Brazil, 16.383