KITAKYUSHU, Japan, October 29, 2021 – The U.S. group captured a top-ten finish in the all-around Friday at the 2021 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan. The group, which consists of Camilla Feeley of Northbrook, Ill., Isabella Ivanova of Kirkland, Wash., Nicole Khoma of Northbrook, Ill., Gergana Petkova of Barrington, Ill., Karolina Saverino of Elk Grove Village, Ill., and Emily Wilson of Brooklyn, N.Y., was also 10th on both apparatus combinations, earning the second reserve position for each of Sunday’s finals.
All group members except Feeley, who was a 2020 Olympian in rhythmic group, were competing in their first World Championships. They posted a 37.500 on five balls and a 36.600 on three hoops and two pairs of clubs en route to a combined all-around score of 74.100.
The Russian Gymnastics Federation took the group all-around title with an 88.350, followed by Italy (86.000) and Belarus (85.400) in second and third. RGF qualified in the top spot on five balls with a 46.250 and three hoops and two pairs of clubs with a 42.100. Apparatus finals kick off October 31 at 5:30 p.m. local time at the West Japan Exhibition Center Annex.