U.S. women’s line-up is set for team finals at Junior World Championships
posted on 06/27/2019

GYOR, Hungary, June 27, 2019 – The line-up is set for the U.S. women for the team and all-around finals, which also serve as the qualification round for the event finals, at the inaugural Junior World Championships for men’s and women’s gymnastics. The women’s competition begins Friday, June 28, at the Audi Arena in Gyor, Hungary. The U.S. women compete in Subdivision 1, the first of five, at 4 a.m. ET on June 28 and begin on the balance beam. The International Gymnastics Federation’s four-day competition features finals for the team, all-around and individual events.

The U.S. women’s squad features: Sydney Barros of Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams; Skye Blakely of Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics; Kayla DiCello of Boyds, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics; and Konnor McClain of Cross Lanes, W.Va./Revolution Gymnastics, traveling alternate.

The women begin on the balance beam, and the line-up is as follows.
Balance beam: DiCello, Blakely, Barros
Floor exercise: Blakely, Barros, DiCello
Vault: Barros, Blakely, DiCello
Uneven bars: Barros, DiCello, Blakely

The men’s qualification round is currently underway, and final standings and event final qualifications will be determined later today. The USA competed in the first of four subdivisions and posted a team score of 156.580. The U.S. men’s team includes: Garrett Braunton of Cypress, Texas/Cypress Academy of Gymnastics; Matthew Cormier of Milton, Mass./Massachusetts Elite; Isaiah Drake of Los Angeles, Calif./Gymnastics Olympica; and Khoi Young of Bowie, Md./Sportsplex Gymnastics, traveling alternate.

The remaining schedule for the four days of competition are listed below. All times are local to Gyor, which is six hours ahead of U.S. Eastern time.

June 27, men’s team and all-around finals and individual event final qualifications
Subdivision 4: 7:15 p.m.

June 28, women’s team and all-around finals and individual event final qualifications
Subdivision 1: 10 a.m.
Subdivision 2: 12 p.m.
Subdivision 3: 2:30 p.m.
Subdivision 4: 4:30 p.m.
Subdivision 5: 7 p.m.

June 29-30, men and women’s event finals
June 29: 2 p.m. – men’s floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings; women’s vault. uneven bars
June 30: 2 p.m. – men’s vault, parallel bars, horizonal bar; women’s balance beam, floor exercise

For the team finals, all three gymnasts compete on every event, with the top two scores counting for the team score. The top two scoring gymnasts per country will appear in the all-around final rankings. The top eight gymnasts, maximum two per country, will advance to the event finals.

Fans who are not in Gyor may follow the action socially on the FIG’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. Live scoring is available, along with other information, on the FIG’s official site for the championships. Daily highlights will be posted on the FIG’s YouTube Channel, which will carry a live stream of the event finals.

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