World Cup Gymnastics Girls Team participated in the 2013 Flip Into Spring Meet hosted by Elite Gymnastics in Amityville, NY on March 15th through March 17th. The spotlight was on the Level 4 Girls Team who took home the first place team trophy and a stack of all-around medals as well.
Ardsley native, Kate Michelini led the Level 4, 8-9 year olds by taking the 1st place, all-around medal with a score of 38.450. She also earned 1st place on Vault with an incredible score of 9.900 , 1st place on Floor with a 9.800 and 2nd place on Beam with a 9.400.
Her teammates followed suit sweeping the 2nd, 3rd and 4th place all-around top spots. Mackenzie Adair of Pleasantville earned 2nd place, all-around with a 38.400. She took home two 1st place medals on Bars and Beam with scores of 9.500 and 2nd place on Floor with a 9.700 and 3rd place on Vault with a 9.700. Karen Sasakura of Mt. Kisco took the 3rd place all-around spot with a 38.150.
Sasakura also earned two 2nd place medals on Vault and Bars with scores of 9.750 and 9.450 consecutively, and two 3rd place medals for Beam with a 9.350 and Floor with a 9.600. Marni Chernis also from Mt. Kisco secured the 4th place all-around spot with a score of 37.550. In the 6-7 year old division, Pleasantville native, Sara Wilson also took a top spot earning the 3rd place all-around medal with a score of 36.900. She also placed 3rd on Beam with a 9.400. And, Waccabue native Kess Dardani, who competed in the 10-12 year old division, finished 2nd place all-around with a 36.400. She did it with a great Bar routine earning 1st place with a 9.450 and a Vault that earned her a 3rd place medal with a 9.250. Her teammate Kaylie Greene from Mt. Kisco took home a 3rd place medal on Bars with an 8.750.
“The girls are trying hard and looking very confident,” said head coach, Lazar Gakev. “They have been aggressive and focused in practice and it showed on each event. They truly deserve the win”.
The Level 5 girls took home a several individual medals. In the age 7-9 division, Presely Kmeta-Suarez of Briarcliff was an all-around 2nd place medalist with a score of 36.525. She also took home two 3rd place medals on Vault with a 9.125 and on Beam with a 9.250. The age 12+ group had Bedford native, Maya Nahor, take home the 2nd place all-around medal with a 34.300. Her teammate Kaylie Giston from Somers took home a 1st place medal on Floor with a 9.200 and a 2nd place medal on Vault with a 8.775. And, Kara O’Rourke from Darien, CT received a 2nd place medal on Bars with an 8.600. In the age 10-11 division, Angelina Criscuolo from Pleasantville was proud to take home the 2nd place all-around medal with a 36.400 and earned a 1st place medal on Bars with a 9.400. Briarcliff native, Taylor Calman earned a 3rd place medal on Floor with a 9.350.
The level 6 girls also had some notable individual awards.
In the age 12+ division, Eliza Dickson took the 3rd place metal on Beam with an 8.400. Brianna Ferrari, age 10-11 took home the 2nd place medal for Vault with a 9.300. Justine Valentino did her part by earning the 1st place medal on Vault with a 9.450 and 2nd place on Floor with a 9.300.
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