Hardie, Snyder capture nine medals, three gold at City of Jesolo Trophy

Juniors Gabby Hardie (Sioux Falls, S.D./Twin City Twisters) and Audrey Snyder (Annapolis, Md./First State Gymnastics) turned in dominant performances over the weekend at the City of Jesolo Trophy in Italy, as the U.S. was represented in all medal ceremonies.

On the first day of competition Saturday, April 2, Hardie clinched junior all-around gold with a cumulative 52.134, including a 12.767 on floor exercise, 12.500 on balance beam, 13.500 on uneven bars and a combined 13.034 (13.367, 12.700) on vault. Teammate Snyder posted a 51.666, including a 12.233 on floor, 13.067 on beam, 13.133 on bars and 13.000 (13.233, 12.767) on vault, to claim silver. Japan’s Ichika Morii rounded out the all-around podium with a 51.333.

Hardie added four medals to her all-around title during apparatus finals, picking up uneven bars gold (13.500), vault (12.825; 13.100, 12.550) and floor silver (13.000) and balance beam bronze (12.900). Snyder led the way on beam with a 13.400, put up a 13.250 to secure bars silver and took vault bronze with a combined 12.650 (13.200, 12.000).

Rhythmic athletes secure top-25 finishes at Sofia World Cup in Bulgaria

U.S. seniors Jaelyn Chin (Aventura, Fla./Bessonova’s school) and Alexandria Kautzman (Simi Valley, Calif./California Rhythms) each finished in the top 25 all-around at the 2023 Sofia World Cup in Sofia, Bulgaria, Friday through Sunday.

Chin and Kautzman landed 24th and 25th, respectively with scores of 112.00 and 109.150 in all-around competition. Stiliana Nikolova of host country Bulgaria topped the all-around podium with a cumulative 131.300, followed by Italy’s Sofia Raffaeli in second with a 128.750 and Uzbekistan’s Takhmina Ikromova in third with a 124.550.

In qualifications, Chin was among the top 25 gymnasts in hoop (28.350), ball (28.800), clubs (27.650) and ribbon (27.200). Teammate Kautzman scored a 26.000 in hoop, 27.600 in ball, 29.400 in clubs and 26.150 in ribbon during the qualifying rounds.