Zeng named to 2017 World Games
posted on 05/01/2017

© Tom Theobald

INDIANAPOLIS, May 1, 2017 – 2016 Olympian and four-time World Cup bronze medalist Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, will represent Team USA at the 2017 World Games, scheduled for July 20-30 in Wroclaw, Poland.

The World Games are the equivalent to the Olympic Games for events and disciplines that are not currently on the Olympic program. For rhythmic gymnastics, medals are awarded in individual apparatus finals since the Olympic program includes only the all-around. Rhythmic competition runs July 21 and 22 in Wroclaw.

The U.S. will also send a rhythmic gymnastics delegation to the 2017 World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan. Competition is scheduled for August 27-29. Serena Lu, Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora, and Brigita Budginas, Agoura Hills, Calif./California Rhythms, will represent the U.S. at the event.

In addition, the following athletes will be presenting Team USA in international competition this spring.

Sofia World Cup & Sofia International Tournament, Sofia, Bulgaria - May 2-7

    World Cup
    Evita Griskenas, Orland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
    Camilla Feeley, Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center

    International Tournament
    Lili Mizuno, Brentwood, Calif./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
    Karrine Denisova, Wilmette, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
    Shannon Xiao, Fairfax, Va./Gymnastics World
    Matylda Marszalek, Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center*
    *Marszalek will compete hors concours (outside of competition)

Amsterdam Masters Tournament, Amsterdam, Netherlands - May 6-7
Eliza Cohen, Los Angeles/California Rhythms

Portimao World Challenge Cup, Portimao, Portugal - May 12-14
Nastasya Generalova, Los Angeles/California Rhythms
Serena Lu, Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora
Senior group

Guadalajara World Challenge Cup, Guadalajara, Spain - June 2-4
Laura Zeng, Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Lili Mizuno, Brentwood, Calif./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center