USA wins senior and junior team titles, 10 individual titles at 2020 Gymnix International
posted on 03/09/2020

MONTREAL, Que., Canada, March 9, 2020 – The United States won the senior and junior team titles at the 2020 Gymnix International in Montreal, Que., Canada. The senior team earned the top spot with a total of 160.628. Belgium won silver with 153.330 and Canada 1 rounded out the top three with 150.429. The U.S. team’s event scores were: 42.199, vault; 39.265, uneven bars; 38.399, balance beam; and 40.765, floor exercise.

The USA juniors earned gold with a total score of 164.061. Belgium was second (151.229), with Canada 2 in third (150.996). The U.S. team’s event scores were: 43.065, vault; 41.165, uneven bars; 39.699, balance beam; and 40.132, floor exercise.

The USA also won a total of 10 junior and senior individual titles. In the senior division, MyKayla Skinner of Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics, placed first in vault, uneven bars and floor exercise. Emily Lee of Los Gatos, Calif./West Valley Gymnastics School, won the senior all-around title and Faith Torrez of Pleasant Prairie, Wis./Legacy Elite Gymnastics, earned the title in senior balance beam. Junior Konnor McClain of Cross Lanes, W. Va./Revolution Gymnastics, won all four individual event titles and Skye Blakely of Frisco, Texas/WOGA, won the junior all-around gold.

The U.S. brought home eight other individual medals: Lee, senior floor exercise silver; Skinner, senior all-around silver; Torrez, senior uneven bars bronze; McClain, junior all-around silver; Blakely junior vault, uneven bars, balance beam silver and floor exercise bronze.

Lee’s 53.831 earned her the title in the all-around. Skinner garnered a 52.631 to win silver, and Canada’s Audrey Rousseau took bronze with 52.532

Skinner won the senior vault title with a 14.367, with Canada’s Sophie Marois as the runner up (13.483) and Mia St-Pierre placing third (13.383).

On the uneven bars, Skinner tied for the senior title with Flen Enghels of Belgium, each scoring 13.766. Torrez rounded out the top three with 12.966.

On beam, Torrez garnered a 13.966 to earn the top spot in the senior division. Australia’s Kate McDonald placed second with 13.100, and Maellyse Brassart of Belgium earned bronze with 12.833.

Skinner and Lee grabbed the top two spots for the senior floor exercise. Skinner tallied a 14.133 for the title. Emily Lee’s 13.433 gave her the silver, and Belgium’s Jade Vansteenkiste was the bronze medalist with her 13.400.

For the juniors, Blakely scored a 56.132 to win gold in the all-around. McClain’s 55.098 earned her the silver. Katelyn Jong of Allen, Texas/Metroplex, had the third highest all-around score but did not receive a medal due to the maximum of two gymnasts per country. McClain’s scores for her individual event gold medals were: vault, 14.267; uneven bars, 14.100; balance beam, 13.466; and floor exercise, 13.166. Blakely won silver medals on vault with her 14.033, uneven bars with a 13.600 and balance beam with a 13.033. Her 13.100 on floor exercise won her the bronze.