Results: USA Sweeps Titles In Event Finals At 2015 City of Jesolo Trophy
In the final day of competition at the 2015 Jesolo Trophy, the US would continue their dominate streak winning every event title. On the vault, senior Simone Biles took first with a 15.25 (15.9 / 15.15) stunning the judges with both her Amanar and Lopez vaults. For the juniors, Jazmyn Foberg contributed a strong yurchenko double twist earning her a 14.60 (14.9 / 14.3) average between her two vaults and securing the win. Ragan Smith placed third wih a solid 14.35 (14.5 / 14.2)
On bars, Kyla Ross's newly upgraded routine paid off as she earned a 15.25. Teammate Bailie Key landed in second with a 15.15. Lauren Hernandez continued to display strong routines receiving the first place medal with a 14.50. Norah Flatley was not far behind finishing second with a 14.25.
Biles turned out an easy win on the balance beam with a 15.25, while fellow American Alyssa Baumann displayed beautiful lines and artistry that was enough to give her the silver with a 14.55. Flatley lived up to her reputation of delivering consistent performances. She took first on the beam with a 14.95. Coming just behind was Victoria Nguyen. Nguyen struggled to connect her handspring - layout - layout series, but composed herself to garner a still impressive 14.45 and the silver medal.
In perhaps the most anticipated event final of the competition, Hernandez grabbed gold on the floor (14.65), while Smith earned second with a 14.25. Both gymnasts executed routines with the highest degrees of difficulty of the junior final. For the seniors, Biles again came out on top commanding the crowd with her routine that received a 16.05. Erika Fasana played to the home crowd, delighting them with a high-flying routine that earned a 14.9 and second place. Taking the bronze slot was Aly Raisman (14.85). A step out of bounds cost Raisman, but her captivating routine had the arena spellbound nonethless.
The first meet of the 2015 elite season is now officially in the books, but these athletes hope to carry their winning momentum with them throughout the competition year. With some big titles now secure under their belts, it is with great optimism that we say the best is still yet to come.
Seniors Team/AA Results
Juniors Team/AA Results