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USA finishes up in all-around finals at 2013 World Rhythmic Championships
posted on 08/30/2013

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 30, 2013 – Jazzy Kerber of Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, and Rebecca Sereda of Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora, helped make U.S. rhythmic gymnastics history when they both qualified to the all-around finals at the 2013 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, at Sports Palace in Kiev, Ukraine, marking the first time two U.S. gymnasts qualified to the all-around finals. In today's all-around finals, Kerber finished in 22nd place, with Sereda in 24th. Competition continues tomorrow with group rhythmic gymnastics.

In the all-around finals, Kerber earned a four-event total of 63.482. Her individual event scores were: 15.866, hoop; 15.666, ball; 15.850, clubs; and 16.100, ribbon. Sereda's 60.998 included: 15.366, hoop; 16.266, ball; 14.250, clubs; and 15.116, ribbon.

The U.S. senior group, which trains at North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics in Deerfield, Ill., begins competition on Aug. 31, with the general competition qualification and finals for 10 clubs and three balls/two ribbons and wraps up on Sept. 1 with the group finals for 10 clubs and three clubs/two ribbons. The members of the U.S. Rhythmic Group Team are: Sharon Dassouli, Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics; Alisa Kano, New York, N.Y./Isadora; Natalie McGiffert, Topanga, Calif./Platinum Gymnastics; Monica Rokhman, Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics; Jennifer Rokhman, Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics; and Laura Tutunikov, Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics.