U.S. Trampolinists & Rhythmic Gymnasts Claim Medals, Junior Pan Am Games
Dec 4, 2021CALI, Colombia, December 4, 2021 – U.S. athletes claimed gold in men’s synchronized trampoline Saturday on the final day of the trampoline gymnastics competition at the 2021 Junior Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia. Elijah Vogel of Longmont, Colo./Elevated Trampoline Sports Academy added a silver in men’s individual trampoline, while Nayenne Pollini Ashenaffi of Reseda, Calif./Rhythmic Academy of Los Angeles and Sarah Mariotti of San Diego, Calif./Emerald City Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics took silver and bronze, respectively, in the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around. The U.S. rhythmic group also secured the bronze in the group all-around.
U.S. Rhythmic Group Finishes 11th In Qualifying At 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
Aug 7, 2021The U.S. rhythmic group, comprised of Isabelle Connor of Manhattan Beach, Calif., Camilla Feeley of Wheeling, Ill., Lili Mizuno of Northbrook, Ill., Elizaveta Pletneva of Wheeling, Ill., and Nicole Sladkov, Vernon Hills, Ill., finished 11th in the qualification round at the Tokyo Olympic Games Friday at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre. The group was just edged out of Saturday’s final as the top eight teams advanced.
Griskenas & Zeng Top 15 During Qualifying Round For Rhythmic Individual AA
Aug 6, 2021TOKYO, August 6, 2021 – For the first time under the current qualification system, the U.S. was represented by two athletes in the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around qualifications at an Olympic Games Friday at Ariake Gymnastics Centre. Evita Griskenas of Orland Park, Ill., and Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill., finished 12th and 13th, respectively. The pair narrowly missed Saturday’s final but were named the second and third reserves for the competition after the top ten gymnasts advanced.
Laura Zeng Bounds Into Tokyo, One Step At A Time
Jul 13, 2021It wasn’t always rhythmic gymnastics for two-time Olympian Laura Zeng. When she was 7 years old, she had a big decision to make: swimming or rhythmic gymnastics.
Zeng Wins Two Event Titles On Second Night At The 2021 USA Championships
Jun 28, 2021ST. LOUIS, June 26, 2021 - The 2021 USA Gymnastics Championships continued Saturday at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis. Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center swept the clubs and ribbon titles, posting a 25.450 in clubs and 20.850 in ribbon to close out the night. Evita Griskenas of Orland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center finished second in clubs (23.350) and ribbon (20.100). In the junior division, Nayenne Pollini Ashenaffi of San Diego, Calif./Rhythmic Academy of Los Angeles topped the all-around competition and clubs field, and Milana Abayeva of Brooklyn, N.Y./Isadora took top honors in the ribbon competition.
Day 1 Of Elite USA Gymnastics Championships Underway
Jun 26, 2021ST. LOUIS, June 26, 2021 - The 2021 USA Gymnastics Championships began Friday at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis. Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center defended her senior rhythmic hoop title, while teammate Evita Griskenas of Orland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center took the senior ball title. In the junior division, Nayenne Pollini Ashenaffi of San Diego, Calif./Rhythmic Academy of Los Angeles topped the hoop field, and Gemma Gow of Newton, Mass/Nely's School of Rhythmic Gymnastics took top honors in the ball competition.
Senior Elite Rhythmic Gymnasts Compete At 2021 USA Gymnastics Championships
Jun 25, 2021ST. LOUIS, June 25, 2021 - The senior elite rhythmic competition at the USA Gymnastics Championships kicks off today at The Dome in St. Louis. Five-time U.S. all-around champion Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill., and 2019 Pan American Games all-around gold medalist Evita Griskenas of Orland Park, Ill., both of North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, lead a talented field of veteran and up-and-coming rhythmic gymnasts set to compete for a spot on the Tokyo Olympic team.
Lennox Hopkins-Wilkins: Ready To Rise
Jun 21, 2021Lennox Hopkins-Wilkins spent years as a competitive dancer, but it was stage fright that sent her down a different path. So her mom set out to find her another artistic and performance-based sport. That led to rhythmic gymnastics.
Victoria Kobelev Learns The Art Of Bouncing Back
Jun 16, 2021Victoria Kobelev entered the 2018 USA Gymnastics Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina with high hopes. She was competing for a spot to make the team and had spent many hours preparing for the moment. She felt physically and mentally ready.
Top-Flight Gymnasts To Watch At The 2021 USA Gymnastics Championships
Jun 16, 2021Learn about the Rhythmic, Trampoline & Tumbling, and Acro disciplines and get to know the athletes participating in the 2021 USA Gymnastics Championships.
How To Watch: 2021 USA Gymnastics Championships
Jun 9, 2021Here's how to watch the 2021 USA Gymnastics Championships on FloGymnastics.
2021 Rhythmic Elite Qualifier Photo Gallery
May 18, 2021Find the 2021 Rhythmic Elite Qualifier photo gallery. Photos by Butch Dill of USA TODAY Sports.
Laura Zeng Finishes Top 10 All-Around At Sofia World Cup
Mar 29, 2021INDIANAPOLIS, March 28, 2021 – Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center took sixth place in the hoop apparatus final (21.800) and eighth place in the ball final (20.300) to close out the first international competition of 2021. Zeng and teammate Evita Griskenas of Orland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center finished seventh and 27th, respectively, in this weekend’s 2021 Sofia (Bulgaria) World Cup all-around competition. Zeng’s Day 1 hoop and ball scores qualified her to Sunday’s event finals for both apparatus.
How To Watch: 2021 Rhythmic Elite Qualifier
Mar 9, 2021Here's how to watch the 2021 Rhythmic Elite Qualifier on FloGymnastics.
Evita Griskenas Claims Senior All-Around At 2021 Rhythmic Challenge
Feb 28, 2021DES MOINES, Iowa, February 28, 2021 – Four-time Pan American gold medalist Evita Griskenas of Orland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center bested the field at the 2021 Rhythmic Challenge to claim the senior all-around title, while 13-year-old Gemma Gow of Newton, Mass./Nelys School of Rhythmic Gymnastics took the top spot in the junior division. The event, held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa, over the weekend, marked the return of elite national rhythmic gymnastics in the U.S. following the cancellation of USA Gymnastics’ 2020 premier events season last year.