Shelby Kisiel nominated for USOC's Athlete of the Month
posted on 07/12/2011

© Diane Bidermann

Shelby Kisiel of Houston, Texas/North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, is nominated for the U.S. Olympic Committee's Athlete of the Month for June for her performance at the 2011 U.S. Rhythmic Classic. Fans can vote online through July 17 at the link above.

Kisiel won the senior all-around title at the 2011 U.S. Rhythmic Classic, held June 11-12 at the HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in suburban Orlando, Fla. Kisiel won every available gold medal Acaa all-around, 101.875; hoop, 26.100; ball, 25.700; clubs, 24.700; and ribbon, 24.525. In total, the United States won 23 medals Acaa 10 gold, 12 silver and one bronze. The U.S. Rhythmic Classic was an international two-day event and part of the inaugural ESPN RISE Girls Showcase.

The countries competing were Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Moldova, Philippines, Spain, United States and Venezuela.

Earlier in the month, Kisiel finished seventh in the senior all-around competition and qualified into all four event finals at the Baltic Cup Tournament in Rumia, Poland, June 5. Only the top-eight gymnasts from the qualifications advance to the final round. Kisiel earned the bronze medal in hoop, finished seventh place in ball, and eighth place in clubs and ribbon.