Pan Am Games Wrap-Up!

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If you’re a gymnastics enthusiast, you may know that the 2015 Pan Am Games just wrapped up in Toronto, Canada. Since the games only take place every four years, like the Olympics, it’s one of very few occasions to see several of the world’s most talented gymnasts. For those of you who happened to be on vacation or away at camp and missed the competitions, here’s a look at this year’s highlights for the women’s events in artistic, rhythmic and trampoline gymnastics. Artistic Gymnastics Our artistic gymnasts excel in vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor. Additionally, three talented ladies are rewarded for all-around performance, and three women’s teams receive medals for overall performance. Our winners are…
  • Taking home the gold medal for Women’s Team was Destira’s home team – U.S.A., while Canada and Brazil scored second and third places, respectively.
  • Canada’s Ellie Black earned gold in the Women’s All Around category. The 19-year old from Halifax, Nova Scotia, also took home a bronze medal in Vault and gold in Floor.
  • Our Women’s All Around silver medalist was U.S.A.’s Madison Desch. Seventeen-year-old Madison, who trains at the Great American Gymnastics Express Club in Blue Springs, Missouri, also earned 4th place in Floor.
Rhythmic Gymnastics Our rhythmic gymnasts are experts in hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon, and this year we had a few ladies who took their turns stealing the top three spots. Our winners are…
  • Our gold and silver medalists in the women’s Individual All-Around category are both from Team U.S.A. Taking first place is Laura Zeng, a 15-year old who got her start in gymnastics at age seven. Laura also received a gold medal for her individual performances in hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon – amazing!
  • Individual All-Around silver medalist, Jasmine Kerber from Illinois, also earned a silver medal in the individual hoop, ball and ribbon categories, as well as bronze in Individual Clubs.
  • Considering the individual success from Team U.S.A. competitors, it was no surprise the group scored the silver medal in Group All Around, while Brazil took the gold medal and Cuba nabbed the bronze medal.

Trampoline Gymnastics Our trampoline gymnasts know how to get air and work it while they’re up there. Competitors show their stuff in three individual routines and then Women’s Individual winners are named based on their performances. This year’s medals went to Rosannagh MacLennan of Canada (gold), Dafne Lavarro Loza of Mexico (silver) and Karen Cockburn of Canada (bronze). A huge congrats from the Destira team to all of the ladies who competed. We realize how much work it took to get there, and we commend you for your accomplishments. You’re all winners in our book!

US ClassicDon't forget the Secret U.S. Classic is this Saturday, July 25th. Olympians Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, and Kyla Ross will be competing along with World Champion Simone Biles. Check out a full list of athletes competing here. You can watch the competition LIVE right here, so don't miss it! Good luck to all the gymnasts competing!