GUATEMALA CITY, Gua. (June 7, 2024) – U.S. juniors brought in eight more medals Friday afternoon, half of them gold, at the 2024 Rhythmic Pan American Games in Guatemala City, while seniors took the floor for the first time.

Isabella Chong (Mission Viejo, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics), Josephine Weber (Woodland Hills, Calif./Rhythmic Academy of Los Angeles) and Riko Kawai (Los Angeles, Calif./Rhythmic Academy of Los Angeles) all claimed two individual medals in their respective divisions on Friday. Chong won the junior hoop final with a 29.150 and earned silver on ball with a 29.300, second only to fellow American Natalia de la Rosa (Woodland Hills, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics), who won gold on the apparatus with a 32.100. Weber was the 13-year-old hoop champion with a 29.700 and took ball silver with a 27.400, while Kawai clinched clubs gold among the 13-year-olds with a 26.300 and ribbon bronze with a 25.100.

In group competition, Claire Glukhovsky (West Hills, Calif.), Sasha Kuliyev (Granada hills, Calif.), Joy Lee (Henderson, Nev.), Natalia Serobian (Glendale, Calif.), Aurora Sullivan (Los Angeles, CA) and Katerina Levit (Granada hills, Calif.) won all-around bronze with a combined 54.150. The group will compete in both the five hoops and five clubs finals on Saturday.

U.S. seniors also were in action Friday. Rin Keys (Porter Ranch, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics) and Megan Chu (San Diego, Calif./Pacific Stars Rhythmic Academy) currently sit first (65.300) and second (63.700) in the all-around. Keys also qualified in first to the hoop (33.450) and ball final (31,850), while Chu qualified No. 2 on hoop (32.250) and ball (31.450). Jaelyn Chin (Aventura, Fla./Bessonova’s school) had the third-highest score on hoop (32.200) but will not advance to the final due to the two-per-country rule. Alexandria Kautzman (Simi Valley, Calif./California Rhythms) ranked sixth on ball with a 27.650.

Junior apparatus finals continue Saturday along with senior all-around competition. The Championships will continue to stream live on the PAGU YouTube channel and scoring is available here. A complete U.S. medal table for the 2024 Pan American Championships is below.

2024 Pan American Championships
Total: 44

Artistic (18)

Gold (7)

  • Isabella Anzola – balance beam
  • Gabrielle Hardie – uneven bars
  • Gabrielle Hardie – floor exercise
  • Xander Hong – floor exercise
  • Adam Lakomy – all-around
  • Men’s Team – Aydogdu, Hong, Kurecki, Lakomy
  • Women’s Team – Anzola, Fulcher, Hardie, Westerman

Silver (5)

  • Hasan Aydogdu – all-around
  • Hasan Aydogdu – floor exercise
  • Addy Fulcher – uneven bars
  • Gabrielle Hardie – all-around
  • Gabrielle Hardie – balance beam

Bronze (6)

  • Isabella Anzola – floor exercise
  • Hasan Aydogdu – pommel horse
  • Addy Fulcher – all-around
  • Addy Fulcher – vault
  • Adam Lakomy – still rings
  • Adam Lakomy – parallel bars

Rhythmic (12)

Gold (7)
Isabella Chong – Hoop
Riko Kawai – Clubs
Natalia de la Rosa – all-around
Natalia de la Rosa – ball
Josephine Weber – hoop
Team – Chong, De la Rosa, Liu, Kim
13 Y/O Team – Kawai, Weber

Silver (3)
Isabella Chong – all-around
Isabella Chong – ball
Josephine Weber – ball

Bronze (2)
Riko Kawai – ribbon
Group – all-around

T&T (14)

Gold (3)

  • Cody Gesuelli, Paul Bretscher – men’s sychro
  • Ava DeHanes – women’s trampoline
  • Women’s Team – DeHanes, Edelman, McCoy

Silver (2)

  • Ava DeHanes, Leah Edelman – women’s synchro
  • Elijah Vogel – men’s trampoline

Bronze (1)

  • Cody Gesuelli – men’s trampoline

Gold (2)

  • Grace Danley, Annabella Ursu – women’s synchro
  • Alexandra Mytnik – women’s trampoline

Silver (2)

  • Grace Danley – women’s trampoline
  • Nate Erkert – men’s trampoline

Bronze (1)

  • Rafael Pikofsky-Christiansen, Mick Seyler – men’s synchro

Isabella Chong – Hoop Champion

Natalia De La Rosa (Gold) and Isabella Chong (Silver) – Ball Medalists

Junior Group All-Around Bronze Medalists

Josephine Weber – Tournament Hoop Champion

Josephine Weber – Tournament Silver Medalist

Riko Kawai – Tournament Clubs Champion

Riko Kawai – Tournament Ribbon Bronze Medalist