JJESOLO, Italy, March 28, 2010 – Alexandra Raisman of Needham, Mass., won the senior all-around title at the 2010 City of Jesolo Trophy competition in Jesolo, Italy. In addition, the U.S. women won the senior team title.
In the team competition, the United States posted a total of 228.450 to win the team title, with Russia finishing second at 225.900. Italy was third at 220.300.
Raisman outscored Russia’s Ksenia Semenova, 57.650 to 56.900, in the all-around. Italy’s Vanessa Ferrari, who was the 2006 world all-around champion, was third at 56.800. Morgan Smith of Clermont, Fla., was fourth at 56.300. Also competing in the all-around were Amanda Jetter of Milford, Ohio, 55.450, 6th; Mackenzie Caquatto of Naperville, Ill., 55.250, 7th; and Kytra Hunter of Frederick, Md., 54.700, 9th. Cassie Whitcomb of Cincinnati, Ohio, competed on the uneven bars (14.200) and floor exercise (13.650).
In the junior competition, Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif., won the all-around silver medal with a 56.700, finishing behind Russia’s Anastasia Grishina. Ross’ individual event scores were: 15.1, vault (the event’s highest score); 13.900, uneven bars; 13.450, balance beam; and 14.250, floor exercise. Italy’s Erica Fasana and Andrea Foti tied for third. Sabrina Vega of Carmel, N.Y., was seventh at 55.150.
In addition to the USA, other countries competing are Great Britain, Italy and Russia in both the junior and senior competition, with Japan participating only in the junior division. The competition format includes team and all-around competition.