Griskenas, Feeley win rhythmic gold medals at 2019 Pan American Games
posted on 08/05/2019

© Ricardo Bufolin

LIMA, Peru, Aug. 5, 2019 – 2019 Pan Am Games all-around silver-medalist Camilla Feeley of Deerfield, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, and 2019 Pan Am Games all-around champion Evita Griskenas of Orland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, split the remaining event gold medals at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Feeley claimed the clubs title, while Griskenas took the ribbon gold at the Polideportivo Villa El Salvador. Gymnastics wraps up tonight with trampoline’s finals at 5 p.m. CT.

For clubs, Feeley garnered the gold with her 17.950, just ahead of Canada’s Natalie Garcia’ 17.650. Griskenas won the bronze with a 17.500.

Griskenas added a fourth gold to her Pan Am Games medal collection by winning the ribbon title. She won the gold medal with a 17.950, besting Brazil’s Barbara Domingos by 0.500 at 17.450. Mexico’s Karla Diaz was third (16.200), followed by Feeley in fourth (15.500). Earlier, Griskenas earned the gold medals for the all-around, hoop and ball.

In the group competition, the USA tallied its third 17.950 of the day, this time for fifth in the 3 hoops/4 clubs competition. Brazil snagged the title at 24.250, with Mexico in second (23.050) and Cuba in third (22.200). The members of the U.S. group, which is based at North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, are: Isabelle Connor of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Yelyzaveta Merenzon of Buffalo Grove, Ill.; Elizaveta Pletneva of Deerfield, Ill.; Nicole Sladkov of Vernon Hills, Ill.; and Kristina Sobolevskaya of Chicago. The U.S. group earlier won the all-around and 5 balls silver medals.

About the Pan Am Games
The XVIII Pan American Games competition features 31 Olympic sports, plus select non-Olympic sports, and serves as an Olympic-qualifying opportunity in 17 sports. Team USA will be represented in 36 sports during the 17-day competition. The 2019 U.S. Pan American squad features 91 Olympians, including 34 Olympic medalists and 19 Olympic champions. The Pan American Games are held every four years and precede the Olympic Games by one year. The Games are the third largest international multi-sport event in the world, surpassed only by the Olympic Games and the Asian Games in terms of the number of sports and competing athletes.

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