USA wins 2 bronze medals at World Cup finals
posted on 04/09/2007

2007 World Cup Finals concluded today and the USA Mixed Pair of Xiau-Ling Wee and Andre Solodar and Women's Group, Mariah Henninger, Ally Kidd, and Tisa Penny were standing on the medal podium! Congratulations to the USA athletes on their great perf

The 2007 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Cup Finals has been officially closed. Solodar and Wee earned the Bonze Medal in the mixed pair competition after earning a 28.320 with their combined routine. The trio of Henninger, Kidd and Penny also claimed the Bronze Medal with a 27.560 with their combined routine.

Congratulations to the entire USA Delegation for a very successful 2007 World Cup Finals! Go Team USA!

USA World Cup Final Delegation
Head of Delegation Tom Housley
Head Coach Anatoliy Solodar
Judge 1 Jola Jones
Judge 2 Carisa Laughon
Mixed Pair Xiau-Ling Wee & Andre Solodar
Women's Group Mariah Henninger, Ally Kidd, Tisa Penny
Chaperone Valentina Solodar

April 8 - On the first day of competition, the top pairs and groups from around the world competed in a preliminary heat, presenting two exercises, a balance and dynamic routine. After the points were calculated, the top 4 from preliminaries qualified into Finals. USA Women's Group, Mariah Henninger, Ally Kidd, and Tisa Penny qualified 4th into finals. Presenting a balance (27.690) and dynamic (27.551) routine (55.241 total), the women's group showed poise and confidence amongst a field of veterans. USA Mixed Pair, Xiau-Ling Wee and Andre Solodar qualified 3rd into finals by performing beautifully with a balance score of 28.100 and dynamic score of 28.603 (56.703 total). The Mixed Pair category included countries from Russia, Belarus, and Lithuania.

The draw for the starting order in finals was carried out on March 03, 2007. Based on standings after preliminaries, the US Mixed Pair will compete third against a strong field including athletes from Russia (2) and Belarus. The US Women's Group will compete second in Finals against Russia, Belarus, and Belgium.

April 7 - The 2007 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Cup Finals are underway! The World Cup Finals is held every two years with the top 8 pair/groups being selected from the FIG World Ranking List. The top 8 athletes in each event represent some of the highest ranked athletes in the world. Without a World Championships in 2007, the World Cup Finals is considered the most prestigious international event for Acrobatic Gymnastics this year. This year's event is hosting 9 countries and 22 athletes from around the world including Russia, Belarus, Poland, Portugal, Ukraine, Lithuania, Great Britain, Belgium, and United States.

The delegation of 5 US athletes started official training in Puurs, Belgium today. The US athletes looked strong and confident as they prepared for Qualification tomorrow. Day 1 of competition begins tomorrow with pair/groups competing their Balance and Dynamic routines. The top 4 pair/groups from each event will compete their Combined routine in Finals on Monday, April 9.

ormances and strong finishes at the World Cup Finals.
 
FIG World Cup finals

 

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