Based on their performance at the 2015 Rhythmic World Championships, the U.S. Rhythmic Group has been nominated for the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Best of September Team Award. Fans can vote by clicking here. Voting ends Tuesday, October 6 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
The U.S. Rhythmic Group finished in 13th place in the all-around at the 2015 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. The group earned a spot for Team USA to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as the highest-ranked group from the Americas. It was the best-ever finish for the U.S. group at the Worlds and the first time Team USA has qualified a rhythmic group to the Olympic Games (The U.S. competed in Atlanta under a host country berth). The members of the U.S. senior group, who train at North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, are: Kiana Eide of Northbrook, Ill.; Alisa Kano of Glencoe, Ill.; Natalie McGiffert of Northbrook, Ill.; Monica Rokhman of Northbrook, Ill.; Jennifer Rokhman of Northbrook, Ill.; and Kristen Shaldybin of Chicago.