Completed, Apr 23-24
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INDIANAPOLIS, April 24, 2021 – Kailin Chio of Henderson, Nev./Gymcats Gymnastics topped the field in the junior all-around competition at the 2021 American Classic Saturday in Indianapolis. Chio (53.650) finished more than two points ahead of runner up Ella Murphy of Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics (51.500) and her WOGA teammate Madray Johnson of Dallas, Texas, who was third with a 51.350.
Six junior gymnasts met the all-around qualifying score of 51.000 for this year’s U.S. Gymnastics Championships, which will take place June 3-6 in Fort Worth, Texas: Chio; Johnson; Avery King of Dallas, Texas, WOGA Gymnastics; Murphy; Azaraya Ra-Akbar of Columbia, Md./World Class Gymnastics; and Gabriella Van Frayen of Lewis Center, Ohio/Gym X-Treme.
Chio took top honors on vault (14.250) and uneven bars (13.250). Katelyn Jong of Allen, Texas/Metroplex Gymnastics earned the high score on balance beam with a 13.600. Tiana Sumanasekera of Pleasanton, Calif./West Valley Gymnastics School notched a 13.150 on floor exercise to lead all competitors.
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