2015 World all-around finalist and reigning U.S. champion Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, is nominated for the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Female Athlete of the Month for May. Fans can vote online until June 6 at 7 p.m. ET. Click here to vote.
Zeng made history by winning a pair of bronze medals at the FIG World Cup in Minsk, Belarus. The medals, in hoop and ribbon, are the first for a U.S. rhythmic competitor at a World Cup. Zeng posted 18.050 to win the hoop bronze medal, .95 behind gold medalist Margarita Mamum of Russia, the 2015 World hoop champion. Zeng’s second bronze medal came in ribbon, where she again garnered a score of 18.050. Additionally, Zeng placed fourth in ball with an 18.000 and seventh in the all-around with a total of 70.850.
The reigning U.S. all-around national champion, Zeng had the highest placement ever for a U.S. rhythmic gymnast at the 2015 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, where she finished eighth all-around.