Amado competed the most difficult routine of the day on beam, and it paid off even though she had a few checks, including on her bhs-bhs-layout series. Her sheep jump was gorgeous and she nearly stuck her double pike dismount, earning a 12.85 to take the gold.
The silver medal went to Colombia’s Marcela Sandoval while bronze went to Tjasa Kysselef of Slovenia. Sandoval hit a lovely switch ring and triple full dismount, earning a 12.675. Kysselef didn’t compete a great deal of difficulty, but was the cleanest of the day, hitting a solid full turn, clean back tuck, and a nice front full off for a 12.175, which tied Maria Stoffel‘s routine, though Stoffel touched her hand to the beam on her side aerial and lost the tie-breaker due to her lower execution.
On floor, Chiarella showcased both strong difficulty and execution in what was probably the best routine of the competition overall. She nailed her full-in, stuck a double back, and hit a double pike to finish for a 13.525.
Sasa Golob of Slovenia won silver with a 13.15 and Filipa Martins of Portugal was the bronze medalist with a 13.075. Golob hit her double pike, a front 1.5, and a 2.5 with no major problems. Though Martin landed her double pike out of bounds, she finished with a nice 2.5 to lock down her podium spot.
BALANCE BEAM RESULTS
FLOOR EXERCISE RESULTS
Article by Bekah Harbison