BIRMINGHAM, England – U.S. athletes on Thursday earned three medals – one of each color – at the 2023 FIG Trampoline & Tumbling World Age Group Competitions.
Rafael Pikofsky-Christiansen (Silver Spring, Md./Dynamite Gymnastics) claimed gold in men’s double mini age group 2 (13-14), topping the podium with a score of 25.400. He finished ahead of Manuel Figuiera of Portugal in second with 24.400 and Leo Steimbeisser of Australia in third with 24.000.
Alexandra Mytnik (Manalapan, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) won a silver in women’s trampoline age group 3 (15-16), posting a score of 53.960 to break up a Chinese Sweep. Yu Zhang of China was first with 54.370, and Linshuo Wang was third with 53.760.
The women’s age group 4 (17-21) sychro pair of Rayleigh Huette (Weimar, Texas/Victoria Gymagic) and Logan McCoy (Middletown, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) placed third with a score of 45.920, behind Germany (46.690) and Georgia (46.480).
More than 50 U.S. athetes are taking part in the FIG Trampoline & Tumbling World Age Group Competitions this weekend, with the World Junior Championships set for Sunday. For more information and complete results, visit worldchamps.british-gymnastics.org.
Rafi Pikofsky-Christiansen – Men’s 13-14 Double Mini Champion
Alexandra Mytnik – Women’s 15-16 Trampoline Silver Medalist
Rayleigh Huette and Logan McCoy – Women’s 17-21 Synchro Bronze Medalists