(L-R) Chellsie Memmel and Bridget Sloan
© M. Sharp

BEIJING, China, Dec. 1, 2007—Bridget Sloan of Pittsboro, Ind., and Chellsie Memmel of West Allis, Wis., claimed the silver and bronze, respectively, in women’s floor exercise on the first day of individual event finals at the Good Luck Beijing International Tournament in Beijing, China.


Sloan scored a 14.925 to finish behind winner Cheng Fei of China, who posted a 15.275. Memmel earned a 14.725 to finish third. Sloan qualified for the vault finals, but did not compete.


Sloan will compete tomorrow on the uneven bars, and both Sloan and Memmel will compete on Monday on balance beam.


In men’s floor exercise, David Sender Arlington Heights, Ill., scored a 14.650 to finish eighth. He will compete in tomorrow’s vault finals.


Competition continues tomorrow with women’s uneven bars and men’s still rings and vault finals. The Good Luck Beijing International Tournament concludes on Monday with finals in women’s balance beam and men’s parallel bars and horizontal bar.


For complete results, visit http://www.gymnastics2007.org.cn/ga/en/.


Held at the National Indoor Stadium, the Good Luck Beijing International Tournament is the test event for artistic gymnastics for the 2008 Olympic Games, giving each country an opportunity to see the Olympic competition venue in action.


Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. Its disciplines include mens and womens artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, and acrobatic gymnastics. For more information, log on to www.usa-gymnastics.org.




Good Luck Beijing International Tournament

National Indoor Stadium

Dec. 1, 2007


Women’s vault

1. Cheng Fei, China, 15.150

2. Hong Sujong, North Korea, 14.450

3. Marissa King,