LIMA, Peru, Sept. 16, 2018 – The U.S. women won the team title at the at the Senior Pan American Championships in Lima Peru, at the Polideportivo N° 1. The U.S. women tallied a 169.467 to take the gold with a 5.501-point margin. Brazil was second (163.966), and Mexico finished third (155.299). The U.S. women also won 10 medals.
The U.S. women’s team event scores were: vault, 44.099; uneven bars, 42.334; balance beam, 41.767; and floor exercise, 41.267.
The members of the U.S. Team were: Jade Carey of Phoenix, Ariz./Arizona Sunrays; Kara Eaker of Grain Valley, Missouri/ Great American Gymnastics Express; Shilese Jones of Westerville, Ohio/Future Gymnastics Academy; Grace McCallum of Isanti, Minn./Twin City Twisters; and Trinity Thomas of York, Pennsylvania/Prestige Gymnastics.
Their individual event scores are listed below.
- Vault: Jones, 14.833; McCallum and Carey, 14.633
- Uneven bars: Thomas, 14.167; Jones, 14.100; McCallum, 14.067
- Balance beam: Eaker, 14.600; McCallum, 14.300; Thomas, 12.867
- Floor exercise: Carey, 14.600; McCallum, 14.000; Eaker, 12.667
Earlier in the championships, the U.S. women also won 10 individual medals: McCallum, all-around and uneven bars gold, and vault and beam bronze; Carey, vault and floor exercise gold; Thomas, all-around and uneven bars silver; and Eaker, balance beam gold and floor exercise silver. They also qualified the USA for the 2019 Pan American Games.
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