U.S. junior Jazzy Kerber of Highland Park, Ill., took the bronze medal in hoop at the Junior Tournament of the 2010 Montreal World Cup at the Centre Pierre Charbonneau sports hall in Montreal, Canada this past weekend. Senior Julie Zetlin of Bethesda, Md., a two-time U.S. World Team member and Pan American silver medalist in ribbon, earned an international career best fifth place finish in ball and hoop.
Kerber, who trains at North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, earned a 24.475 in hoop to take the bronze behind Adele Galina of Russia (25.625) and Nataliya Leshchyk of Belarus (25.450), respectively. She finished 5th AA and qualified for all four event finals, finishing fourth in clubs (22.775) and fifth in both ball (22.600) and clubs (22.300). Junior Megan Kincaid of Los Angeles/California Rhythms finished seventh in the all-around at her first world cup and qualified for three event finals, finishing fifth in hoop (22.475) and sixth in rope (21.225) and clubs (22.325). The junior champions at the event were: Leshchyk, clubs; Valeria Tkachenko of Russia, ball; and Adele Galina of Russia, rope.
Rhythmflex’s Zetlin qualified for all four senior event finals. For her two fifth place finishes, she scored a 25.475 in hoop and 25.225 in ball, a career best. Zetlin finished seventh in ribbon with a 24.350 and was eighth in rope (23.950). She also placed eighth in the all-around with a 98.650. Russia’s Evgeniya Kanaeva won the all-around title, as well as the top honors in ribbon and ball. Russia’s Daria Kondakova was first in hoop, with Belarus’ Melitina Staniouta posting the highest score in rope.
Other U.S. gymnasts who competed at the event in their first world cup were seniors Anastasia Torba of Orinda, Calif./Allegro Rhythmic (17 all-around), Shelby Kisiel of Houston (12 all-around) and Katherine Scarnechia of Long Grove, Ill. (18 all-around), both from North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center.