GYMNASTICS: U.S. women sweep Pan American Artistic Champs

The 2018 Pan American Gymnastics Championships in Lima (PER) was essentially a qualifier for the 2019 Pan American Games, and as such, the U.S. women are likely to be on the podium a lot.

The American squad completely dominated the event, winning the team competition by more than four full points over Brazil and winning each of the four individual events.

Jade Carey won the Vault and Floor competitions, Grace McCallum won the All-Around and Uneven Bars and Kara Eaker collected a gold for the Beam. The U.S. won secondary medals in each event as well and swept the Uneven Bars, with Trinity Thomas and Shilese Jones behind McCallum.

The U.S. men weren’t as dominant, but won the team title over Colombia and Genki Suzuki won the Pommel Horse title. Cuba’s Manrique Larduet won the All-Around and Cameron Bock won three bronze medals for the U.S. in the All-Around, Floor and Pommel Horse.

This was essentially a U.S. “B” team, but it was excellent. Summaries:

Pan American Artistic Championships
Lima (PER) ~ 14-16 September 2018
(Full results here)

Men

All-Around: 1. Manrique Larduet (CUB), 84.800; 2. Rene Cournoyer (CAN), 82.567; 3. Cameron Bock (USA), 81.999. Also: 4. Genki Suzuki (USA), 81.033.

Floor: 1. Tomas Gonzalez (CHI), 14.233; 2. Larduet (CUB), 14.167; 3. Bock (USA), 14.033.

Pommel Horse: Suzuki (USA), 13.800; 2. tie, Larduet (CUB) and Bock (USA), 13.567.

Rings: 1. Fabian De Luna (MEX), 14.533; 2. Federico Molinari (ARG), 14.467; 3. Daniel Villafane (ARG), 14.233.

Vault: 1. Audrys Nin (DOM), 14.667; 2. tie, Caio Souza (BRA) and Junior Rojo (VEN), 14.633; 3.

Parallel Bars: 1. Larduet (CUB), 14.700; 2. Calvo (COL), 14.467; 3. Bock (USA), 14.233.
High Bar: 1. Souza (BRA), 14.133; 2. Francisco Barretto (BRA), 14.067; 3. Randy Leru (CUB), 14.067.

Team: 1. United States (Cameron Bock, Genko Suzuki, Kanji Oyama, Riley Loos, Spencer Goodell), 246.000; 2. Colombia, 243.999; 3. Brazil, 243.301.

Women

All-Around: 1. Grace McCallum (USA), 56.366; 2. Trinity Thomas (USA), 54.433; 3. Flavia Saraiva (BRA), 53.334.

Vault: 1. Jade Carey (USA), 14.550; 2. Marcia Vidiaux (CUB), 14.234; 3. McCallum (USA), 13.883.

Uneven Bars: 1. McCallum (USA), 14.533; 2. Thomas (USA), 14.433; 3. Shilese Jones (USA), 14.133. Also: 15. Kara Eaker (USA), 12.433.

Beam: 1. Eaker (USA), 14.300; 2. Saraiva (BRA), 14.033; 3. McCallum (USA), 14.000. Also: 5. Thomas (USA), 13.433; … 18. Jones (USA), 12.433.

Floor: 1. Carey (USA), 14.400; 2. Saraiva (BRA), 13.867; 3. Eaker (USA), 13.767. Also: 4. McCallum (USA), 13.600; … 24. Thomas (USA), 12.367.

Team: 1. United States (Grace McCallum, Jade Carey, Shilese Jones, Kara Eaker, Trinity Thomas), 169.467; 2. Brazil, 163.966; 3. Mexico, 155.299.

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