MONTREAL, Que., Canada, March 9, 2009 – The USA earned 12 medals – six gold, five silver and one bronze – at the Junior Team Cup of International Gymnix, held March 6-9 in Montreal, Que., Canada. The U.S. women claimed the team title and swept the all-around, as well as went 1-2 in all four individual events.
The USA bested Canada, Russia and France to win the team gold medal. Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Mich./Twistars USA, placed first in the all-around with a 58.500. Sabrina Vega of Carmel, N.Y./Dynamic Gymnastics, and Kamerin Moore of West Bloomfield, Mich./Twistars USA, finished second and third, respectively, with scores of 55.125 and 54.925, respectively. Hallie Mossett of Los Angeles, Calif./All Olympia, placed fifth with a 53.450.
In the individual event finals, Wieber won gold medals on all four events, posting a 15.125 on vault, a 14.375 on uneven bars, a 14.735 on balance beam and a 14.700 on floor exercise. Vega was second on uneven bars (13.550), balance beam (13.900) and floor exercise (14.300), with Moore earning the silver medal on vault (14.450). Mossett finished fourth on vault with a 14.200.