The junior all around and team competition is over, with US rising star Bailie Key, one of the many talented protegees of Kim Zmeskal Burdette and Chris Burdette at Texas Dreams has taken the all around title with a massive 58.100. Italian star and reigning junior European all around champion Enus Mariani took second. Mariani suffered a fall on beam, swallowing a score in the 12s. Still, it wouldn’t have been enough to beat young Key. Amelia Hundley of Cincinnati Gymnastics placed third.
AA: 1.Key (USA) 58,100
2.Mariani (ITA) 55,200
3.Hundley (USA) 55,050
Key was also top qualifier on all four events.
Balance beam: 1. Key 14,75 2. Ugrin 13,70, 3. Marongiu 13,65
Uneven bars: 1. Key 14,5, 2. Mariani 14,3, 3. Uchiyuma and Rizelli 14,00
Floor exercise: 1. Key 14,1 2. Mariani 14,050, 3. Hundley 13,750
Italy won the team competition, followed by Japan, Italy ‘B’ team and then Switzerland. The US did not field a team, competing only two juniors. They will compete in a mixed team with seniors in Chemnitz next week in a friendly duel with Germany, Spain and Romania. Romania have confirmed they are sending a team of juniors, but so far, no seniors seems to be going.
1. ITA A
3. ITA B
Article: Brigid McCarthy
Photo: Bailie Key
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