NAPLES, Italy, July 12, 2019 – 2019 U.S. all-around champion Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics, won the bronze medal in the all-around at the 2019 World University Games, in Naples, Italy. Competition concludes tomorrow with event finals at 7 a.m. ET/1 p.m. Naples time. The rhythmic competition will be streamed live on the Olympic Channel.
In the all-around, Zeng posted a four-event total of 72.600 for the bronze medal. Zeng also qualified for three of the four event finals: hoop, ball and clubs.
Russia’s Ekaterina Selezneva won the all-around at 83.600, as well as posted the top score for all four event qualifications. Azerbaijan’s Zohra Aghamirova took second (75.425) in the all-aorund. In the last two event qualifications, Zeng earned an 18.300 for clubs, which put her in seventh in the rankings and qualified her for the event finals. She encountered some issues in the ribbon qualification, scoring a 15.250 for 14th.
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