Sunday, 22 October 2023 19:30

Pan American Games: Women's Team and Qualifications

The US won the Gold medal in the team competition at the 2023 Pan American Games.  They defeated Brazil and Canada despite using an all-new lineup for the Pan Ams.  The Gold medalist squad included UCLa's Jordan Chiles, Florida's Kayla DiCello, LSU commit Kaliya Lincoln and LSU commit Zoe Miller.  Their team total would have placed a close 3rd at the recent World Championships.  Chiles and DiCello placed 1-2 in the AA competition to qualify for the final.  Chiles also qualified into the VT and UB finals while DiCello qualified to the FX and BB finals. Miller was the top qualifier on UB, while Lincoln qualified to the BB and FX finals.  Auburn commit Katelyn Jong qualified to the UB final but will not advance due to the two per country rule.   

Bronze medalist Canada were also well represented by future NCAAers:  Iowa commits Aurelie Tran, Cassie Lee and Sydney Turney, Minnesota commit Ava Stewart and Iowa State commit Frederique Sgarbossa.  Tran and Stewart qualified to the AA, UB and BB finals (with Stewart #1 on BB).  Tran also qualified to the FX final, along with Turner.  Bama's Luisa Blanco led fifth place Colombia, qualifying to the AA final with a 10th place AA finish.  She also was the top AAer in qualifying that is eligible for the Olympic spot that will be awarded at this competition.  Former DU star Lynnzee Brown also qualified to the AA final, placing 14th for Haiti.  Florida's Anya Pilgrim was 27th AA.        

Link:  USA Gym

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