Camilla Feeley Earns USA First WCC Rhythmic Medal Of The Season In Portimao

The fifth and final rhythmic gymnastics World Challenge Cup of the 2019 season is officially over, and the competition was a successful one for many parties. Multiple different countries got gymnasts onto the podium, making it one to remember for fans of many teams.

The United States in particular has something to celebrate, as one of their gymnasts made it onto the podium for the first time in the entire WCC series, and the U.S. is slowly but surely improving its rhythmic gymnastics team overall. Camilla Feeley took bronze in ribbon, giving the United States its highest finish in this meet. 

Italy nearly swept the entire competition, with one of its gymnasts taking first on each event. Alexandra Agiurgiuculese took first in hoop and clubs, as well as second in ball. Milena Baldassarri helped Italy by placing first in ball and ribbon, as well as second in clubs. Italy also did well in the team competition, taking first in 5 balls and second in 4 clubs 3 hoops to take first in group overall.

Never to be overlooked in a rhythmic competition, Russia took the gold all-around place due to Aleksandra Soldatova’s clean routines. This first-place finish means that they won first all-around in four out of five WCC competitions this series. Soldatova also took bronze in ball. 

Belarus had a good meet as well, placing in both the individual all-around and group competitions. The team took third as a group after placing first in 4 clubs 3 hoops and third in 5 balls, and it took third place all-around thanks to Alina Harnasko. Harnasko also placed third in hoop. Harnasko’s teammate Anastasiia Salos stepped into the spotlight for the first time in awhile to take second in hoop and third in clubs.

Japan also did well in Portimão, placing second in group after a second-place finish in 5 balls and third-place finish in 4 clubs, 3 hoops. Like the United States, Ukraine only made it onto the podium once in this competition due to a star gymnast. Yeva Meleshcuk took second in ribbon, right ahead of the USA’s Camilla Feeley.

Laurie Hernandez To Return At November National Team Camp

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Italy, Tang Xijing & Angelina Melnikova Made Big Statements At 2019 Worlds

Tokyo 2020 is coming, and while the USA team is dominating the world stage and getting the hype it deserves, it’s worth taking a look at the U.S.’ top competitors. The 2019 World Championship held in Stuttgart, Germany, Oct. 4-13, gave us a preview of which other athletes and teams we should look out for at next year’s Olympics. 

Shawn Johnson & Husband Andrew East Celebrate Birth Of First Baby

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Sunisa Lee Wins Floor Silver, Simone Biles Breaks More Records

The second day of event finals had so many memorable moments it was difficult to narrow down the biggest headlines of the day. Although there were many more exciting moments, here are the three biggest headlines of the day from the final day of the 2019 World Championships. 

Simone Biles, Carlos Yulo Make History In Worlds Event Finals

The first day of event finals at the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships was historic and exciting for both the men and women. Simone Biles continued to set new records as she added to her record-breaking medal haul with vault gold. Carlos Yulo became the first Philippine gymnastics world champion with his win on floor. 

Worlds Men's All-Around: Nagornyy Wins, Mikulak Narrowly Misses Podium

The top 24 qualifying men competed in artistic gymnastics all-around finals at the 2019 World Championships, and the competition was an exciting one down to the very last minute. Here are the top three headlines from this competition! 

Simone Biles Makes History With Fifth World All-Around Title

Winning her 22nd World Championship medal, Simone Biles earned women's all-around gold at the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships with a score of 58.999. Tang Xijing of China and Angelina Melnikova of Russia were the silver and bronze medalists, respectively.

Russia Wins Its First Men's Team Gold At World Championships

The men’s team final at the 2019 World Championships caused a ton of excitement as the top eight teams came together and battled it out for the title. Here are the top three headlines from this competition, which was close all the way to the finish. 

USA Women Triumph In Gymnastics Team Finals Again

The first medals of the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics Championships were awarded today with the women's team gold going to Team USA for the fifth consecutive World Championships. But that's not the only top story of today's competition.

Top Storylines From Men's Qualification Day 2 At Worlds

Day Two of men’s artistic gymnastics qualifications certainly had its surprises, but now that all the dust has settled, teams, all-arounders, and event finals are decided and the men are preparing for finals on Wednesday.