2009 Junior Pan American Championships all-around champion Rebecca Sereda of Staten Island, N.Y., advanced to the event finals on rope at the 24th Portimao (Portugal) Junior Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament last weekend. She finished in seventh with a 22.400.
Sereda, the 2009 U.S. rope champion who trains at Isadora, competed in the maximum two events at the junior tournament, which did not feature a junior individual all-around competition. The junior event was held in conjunction with the Portimao Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup. In addition to Sereda, the other U.S. gymnasts were Megan Kincaid of Los Angeles, Calif. (junior), Anastasia Torba of Orinda, Calif. (World Cup), and Julie Zetlin of Bethesda, Md. (World Cup).
In the junior competition, Russia won the team all-around crown and team event titles on ball and clubs. Belarus won the rope and hoop team event titles. World Cup results are available on the RhythmicGymnasticsResults.com.