USA earns ten medals at Portugal tournament
posted on 05/08/2009

Serena and Cindy Lu

ESPINHO, Portugal – Led by sisters Serena and Cincy Lu of Blaine, Minn./Twin Cities Rhythmic, the USA racked up 10 medals (six gold, two silver, two bronze) at the 7th International Tournament: Espinho, Portugal on May 2-3.

In the age-group competition, Serena Lu won gold medals in the all-around, rope and ball. USA won two medals in the junior all-around led by Cindy Lu’s gold medal, who also won gold medals in hoop and ball. Lyrica Okano of New York, N.Y./Aviator Sports and Recreation, finished third in the all-around and won silver medals in rope and ball. Alexis Page of New York, N.Y./Aviator Sports and Recreation rounded out the medal count for the USA, earning a bronze medal in rope.

Junior Finals

All-Around:
1. Cindy Lu (USA) – 85.900
2. Ana Rita Vasconcelos (POR) – 83.750
3. Lyrica Okano (USA) – 82.950
Other USA finish
6. Alexis Page (USA) – 80.200

Rope:
1. Ana Rita Vasconcelos (POR) – 20.700
2. Lyrica Okano (USA) – 20.350
3. Alexis Page (USA) – 20.250

Hoop:
1. Cindy Lu (USA) – 20.750
2. Ana Rita Vasconcelos (POR) – 20.700
3. Inex Cardoso (POR) – 20.350
4. Lyrica Okano (USA) – 20.200

Ball:
1. Cindy Lu (USA) – 21.600
2. Lyrica Okano (USA) – 20.900
3. Carolina Coelho (POR) – 19.850

Age-Group Finals

All-Around:
1. Serena Lu (USA) – 57.049
2. Maria Canilhas (POR) – 56.498
3. Elisabeth Frolov (GER) – 55.549

Rope:
1. Serena Lu (USA) – 20.400
2. Maria Canilhas (POR) – 19.900
3. Petra Zavrski (CRO) – 19.300

Ball:
1. Serena Lu (USA) – 21.150
2. Petra Zavrski (CRO) – 19.550
3. Maja Ipsa (CRO) – 19.500