MONTREAL, Que., Canada, March 9, 2019 – The United States won the junior team title at the 2019 Gymnix International in Montreal, Que., Canada. Olivia Greaves of Staten Island, New York/MG Elite, and Skye Blakely of Frisco, Texas/WOGA, won the silver and bronze junior all-around medals. Competition wraps up on Sunday with the event finals at 1:40 p.m. ET. A live webcast is available for the International Gymnix.
The USA won the junior team final with a total score of 159.463. Belgium was second (154.530), with Canada in third (154.463). The U.S. Team’s event scores were: 41.632, vault; 40.599, uneven bars; 37.232, balance beam; and 40.000, floor exercise.
In the junior all-around, Greaves posted a total score of 53.666, just 0.866 behind Canada’s Zoe Allaire-Bourgie, who scored a 54.532. Blakely was third at 53.332. Lilly Lippeatt of Cincinnati, Ohio/Gymnastics Academy, earned the fifth highest score of 51.932, and Kaylen Morgan of Huntersville, North Carolina/Everest Gymnastics, was seventh with a 50.798. Greaves’ event scores were: 13.433, vault; 14.500, uneven bars (top score); 12.233, balance beam; and 13.500, floor exercise (top score). For Blakely, her event scores were: 14.533, vault; 13.466, uneven bars (third); 12.233, balance beam; and 13.100, floor exercise. The event scores for Lippeatt were: 13.333, vault; 12.633, uneven bars; 12.766, balance beam (second); and 13.200, floor exercise. Morgan’s event scores were: 13.666, vault; 12.266, uneven bars; 11.566, balance beam; and 13.300, floor exercise (third). For the vault, Blakely had the top score of 14.217 (14.533/13.900). Greaves qualified in fourth at 13.333 (13.233/13.433).
The juniors who advanced to event finals are: vault – Blakely and Greaves; uneven bars – Greaves and Blakely; balance beam – Lippeatt and Greaves; and floor exercise – Greaves and Morgan.
The seniors competing in the event finals are: vault – Aleah Finnegan of Lee’s Summit, Mo./GAGE; uneven bars – Alyona Shchennikova of Evergreen, Colo./5280 Gymnastics, and Kara Eaker of Grain Valley, Mo./GAGE; balance beam – Eaker and Sloane Blakely of Frisco, Texas/WOGA; and floor exercise – Blakely and Shchennikova. Earlier the USA won the senior team title, and Eaker and Shchennikova won the all-around gold and silver all-around medals.
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