© John Cheng

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 27, 2012— Ronit Shamuilov of Brooklyn, N.Y/Isadora, earned the junior all-around national title with a two-day score of 206.275 at the 2012 Rhythmic National Championships in San Jose, Calif. Shamuilov, who led the all-around standings after the first day with a 102.300, won three of four events in the final en route to a 103.975.

"I couldn’t have asked for better," said Shamuilov, who won four event medals including two gold and two silver on the first day of competition. "To know that you set a goal and finally accomplished it, you feel so happy."

Trailing Shamuilov was Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, second with a 205.650 followed by Julia Garbuz of Eden Prairie, Minn./NorthWest Rhythmic LLC, in third at 198.300.

Shamuilov won in the hoop event with a 25.975, followed by Zeng with a 25.900 and Monica Rokhman of Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, with a 25.125.

In the ball event, Shamuilov earned a 26.400 for the top score, Zeng earned a 25.975 for second and Garbuz took third with a 25.225.

Shamuilov won her third event of the final round on ribbon with a 26.400, followed by Zeng with a 25.900 and Lu with a 25.225.

Zeng placed first in the clubs with a 25.875, Shamuilov took second with a 25.200 and Rokhman and Brigita Budginas of Agoura Hills, Calif./Platinum Gymnastics Academy, tied for third at 24.900.

The top eight competitors earned spots on the Junior National Team:

Jennifer Rokhman of Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center; Kristen Shaldybin of Allston, Mass./Isadora; Budginas; Garbuz; Lu; Monica Rokhman; Shamuilov; and Zeng.

Background information

  • San Jose Convention Center. The San Jose Convention Center offers plenty of versatile space: 143,000 square feet of column-free exhibit space; room for 1,000 10′ x 10′ booths; a 22,000-square-foot ballroom; 100,000 square feet of pre-function space; 31 meeting rooms with capacities from 50 to 2,400 in theater-style seating; and banquet seating and kitchen facilities for 5,000. The convention center was the site for the 2007 USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show and the rhythmic gymnastics competition for the 2007 Visa Championships.

  • San Jose Sports Authority. The San Jose Sports Authority is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the City of San Jose’s economic development, visibility and civic pride through sports. Serving as the City’s sports commission since its inception in 1991, the Sports Authority has provided leadership and support to attract and host hundreds of sporting events in San Jose and the South Bay. The Sports Authority also supports and operates community, youth and amateur sports programs, including the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame, The First Tee of San Jose, and the REACH Youth Scholarship Program. To learn more, visit www.sjsa.org.