Led by an all-around win from Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/Bannon’s Gymnastix, Team USA won the senior team title with a score of 234.250 at the 2013 Jesolo Trophy competition in Jesolo, Italy. Competition continues tomorrow with the individual event finals, where titles on all four apparatus will be up for grabs.
Ross posted a 58.650 for second, and Dowell totaled 56.650 in third. Peyton Ernst of Coppell, Texas/Texas Dreams, earned a 56.100 for fourth, followed by Lexie Priessman of Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics, who scored 56.050 for fifth. Maggie Nichols of Little Canada, Minn./Twin City Twisters, rounded out the American contingent in sixth with a 55.850.
Watch Biles on Vault:
Senior Team Scores
Bailie Key Wins the Junior All Around Crown
Bailie Key of Team USA and Texas Dreams Gymnastics dominated the junior all around competition today in Italy at the 2013 Jesolo Trophy International Competition.
Watch Key on Floor (via GymPower)
Key not only won the all around title, but she posted the top scores on every event. She earned a 14.80 for her double twisting yurchenko vault, 14.450 (5.40/9.050) on uneven bars [video], 14.750 (6.20/8.55) on balance beam [video], and finally a 14.10 (5.70/8.40) on floor.
In the Junior team competition, Italy won the gold medal with a score of 219.450. Japan finished second with 209.400 while the second team from Italy earned bronze with 208.400 for. Switzerland finished in fourth. USA only had two junior gymnasts competing, thus did not vie for a team title.