U.S. Wins Team Golds At 2018 Pan American Gymnastics Championships

The U.S. men and U.S. women both won team gold medals at the 2018 Pan American Championships in Lima, Peru.

Press releases via USA Gymnastics:

LIMA, Peru, Sept. 16, 2018 – The U.S. women won the team title at the at the Senior Pan American Championships in Lima Peru, at the Polideportivo N° 1. The U.S. women tallied a 169.467 to take the gold with a 5.501-point margin.  Brazil was second (163.966), and Mexico finished third (155.299). The U.S. women also won 10 medals.

The U.S. women’s team event scores were:  vault, 44.099; uneven bars, 42.334; balance beam, 41.767; and floor exercise, 41.267.

The members of the U.S. Team were:  Jade Carey of Phoenix, Ariz./Arizona Sunrays; Kara Eaker of Grain Valley, Missouri/ Great American Gymnastics Express; Shilese Jones of Westerville, Ohio/Future Gymnastics Academy; Grace McCallum of Isanti, Minn./Twin City Twisters; and Trinity Thomas of York, Pennsylvania/Prestige Gymnastics.

Their individual event scores are listed below.

Vault:  Jones, 14.833; McCallum and Carey, 14.633

Uneven bars:  Thomas, 14.167; Jones, 14.100; McCallum, 14.067

Balance beam:  Eaker, 14.600; McCallum, 14.300; Thomas, 12.867

Floor exercise:  Carey, 14.600; McCallum, 14.000; Eaker, 12.667

Earlier in the championships, the U.S. women also won 10 individual medals:  McCallum, all-around and uneven bars gold, and vault and beam bronze; Carey, vault and floor exercise gold; Thomas, all-around and uneven bars silver; and Eaker, balance beam gold and floor exercise silver.  They also qualified the USA for the 2019 Pan American Games.

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LIMA, Peru, Sept. 16, 2018 – The U.S. Men’s Team won the team title at the Senior Pan American Championships in Lima Peru, at the Polideportivo N° 1.  The Peru Gymnastics Federation has a live feed on its Facebook page.

The United States earned a six-event total of 246.000.  In a close finish, Colombia took second at 243.999, with Brazil on their heels at 243.301.  Members of the U.S. Team are: Cameron Bock of Tustin, California/University of Michigan; Spencer Goodell of Tigard, Oregon/University of Oklahoma; Riley Loos of El Dorado Hills, California/Technique Gymnastics; Kanji Oyama of Huntington Beach, California/U.S. Olympic Training Center; and Genki Suzuki of North Wales, Pennsylvania/University of Oklahoma.

In the team final, the USA’s event scores were:  42.233, floor exercise; 40.401, pommel horse; 40.633, still rings; 41.933, vault; 40.833, parallel bars; and 39.967, horizontal bar.

The U.S. Team’s scores by event were as follows.

Floor exercise: Oyama and Bock, 14.100; Loos, 14.033

Pommel horse:  Bock, 13.967; Suzuki, 13.467; Oyama, 12.967

Still rings:  Bock, 13.967; Oyama and Loos, 13.333

Vault:  Loos, 14.267; Suzuki, 13.933; Oyama, 13.733

Parallel bars:  Oyama, 13.933; Bock, 13.533; Suzuki, 13.367

Horizontal bar:  Suzuki, 13.600; Bock, 13.300; Oyama, 13.067

 Earlier, the USA qualified for the 2019 Pan American Games. The men’s medals were:  Suzuki, pommel horse gold; Bock, pommel horse silver and all-around, floor exercise and parallel bars. bronze.

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