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Fatta, Jong strike gold in FIG World Challenge Cup debuts
posted on 10/02/2022

© Hungary Gymnastics Federation

SZOMBATHELY, Hungary (October 2, 2022) - Putting an exclamation point on their FIG World Challenge Cup debuts, Addison Fatta (Wrightsville, Pa./Prestige Gymnastics) captured two medals, including gold on vault, and Katelyn Jong (Allen, Texas/Metroplex Gymnastics) claimed the floor exercise title this weekend in Szombathely, Hungary. First-year senior Levi Jung-Ruivivar (Woodland Hills, Calif./Twin City Twisters) was also in action and secured a spot in the floor final.

On Friday, Fatta advanced to the vault (12.816) and uneven bars (13.500) finals in the fourth and first positions, respectively, and was the first reserve (11.966) for the balance beam final. Jong qualified second to the uneven bars (13.366) and floor (13.466) finals, while Jung-Ruivivar notched the day's third-highest score on floor (13.200) and was 10th on beam with an 11.866.

Fatta raised the bar Saturday at Arena Savaria, improving on her Day 1 scores on both vault and uneven bars. Her 13.366 (13.666, 13.066) on vault nosed runner-up Teja Belak of Slovenia (13.216) by .150. Later in the day, Fatta garnered a 13.600 to pocket the bronze medal on uneven bars, where Jong (13.133) also picked up a top-5 finish.

Jong topped the floor exercise podium Sunday to close out the penultimate FIG World Challenge Cup of the season. The 2021 U.S. junior all-around champion delivered a 13.500, eclipsing the closest competitor - Hungary's Greta Mayer - by nearly half a point. Jung-Ruivivar was sixth with a 12.666.

Hungary's Zoja Szekely led the way on uneven bars with a 13.733. Finland's Maisa Kuusikko claimed top honors on balance beam with a 12.866.

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Vault Medalists


Uneven Bars Medalists


Floor Exercise Medalists