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Chio takes junior all-around title at 2021 American Classic
posted on 04/24/2021

INDIANAPOLIS, April 24, 2021 – Kailin Chio of Henderson, Nev./Gymcats Gymnastics topped the field in the junior all-around competition at the 2021 American Classic Saturday in Indianapolis. Chio (53.650) finished more than two points ahead of runner up Ella Murphy of Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics (51.500) and her WOGA teammate Madray Johnson of Dallas, Texas, who was third with a 51.350.

Six junior gymnasts met the all-around qualifying score of 51.000 for this year's U.S. Gymnastics Championships, which will take place June 3-6 in Fort Worth, Texas: Chio; Johnson; Avery King of Dallas, Texas, WOGA Gymnastics; Murphy; Azaraya Ra-Akbar of Columbia, Md./World Class Gymnastics; and Gabriella Van Frayen of Lewis Center, Ohio/Gym X-Treme.

Chio took top honors on vault (14.250) and uneven bars (13.250). Katelyn Jong of Allen, Texas/Metroplex Gymnastics earned the high score on balance beam with a 13.600. Tiana Sumanasekera of Pleasanton, Calif./West Valley Gymnastics School notched a 13.150 on floor exercise to lead all competitors.

The top-three individual event placements on each apparatus are listed below.
  • Vault: Kailin Chio, Gymcats Gymnastics, 14.250; Tiana Sumanasekera, West Valley Gymnastics School, 13.950; Sage Bradford, WOGA Gymnastics, 13.500; Gabriella Van Frayen, Gym X-Treme, 13.500
  • Uneven bars: Kailin Chio, Gymcats Gymnastics, 13.250; Katelyn Jong, Metroplex Gymnastics, 13.200; Madray Johnson, WOGA Gymnastics, 13.150
  • Balance beam: Katelyn Jong, Metroplex Gymnastics, 13.600; Kailin Chio, Gymcats Gymnastics, 13.300; Gabriella Van Frayen, Gym X-Treme, 13.150
  • Floor exercise: Tiana Sumanasekera, West Valley Gymnastics School, 13.150; Avery King, WOGA Gymnastics, 13.000; Azaraya Ra-Akbar, World Class Gymnastics, 12.950