Team USA, O’Keefe win junior titles at 2017 Gymnix International
posted on 03/12/2017

© Grace Chiu

MONTREAL, March 12, 2017 – Team USA won the junior team title, as reigning junior U.S. champion Maile O’Keefe of Las Vegas/Salcianu Elite, grabbed the all-around title last night at the Gymnix International in Montreal, Canada. The U.S.’s Gabby Perea of Geneva, Ill./Legacy Elite, finished second in the junior all-around standings, with Emma Malabuyo of Flower Mound, Texas/Texas Dreams, in fourth. Sunisa Lee of Saint Paul, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center, rounded out the gold medal team, taking 14th in the all-around standings.

The U.S. posted a 166.603 total to take the junior title ahead of Italy (164.038) and Russia (157.405). They posted team totals of 43.801, vault; 41.501, uneven bars; 39.967, balance beam, and 41.334, floor exercise.

In the all-around, O’Keefe had a 55.934 total, followed by Perea’s 55.700. Malabuyo earned a 54.135 total and Lee scored 50.201.

Competition concludes today with the apparatus finals. The following U.S. athletes qualified to finals: Malabuyo, O’Keefe, vault; Perea, Lee, uneven bars; O’Keefe, Perea, balance beam; Perea, O’Keefe, floor.