Isabela Onyshko capped off her fabulous 2015 season with a big win at the Mexican Open in Mexico City this weekend, posting a 56.5 to take the gold by nearly a point over Ana Lago from the host country.
Onyshko, a vital member of this year’s world championships team, performed well on all four events, with bars her standout routine at 14.55, the top score for any event at the meet. While her beam had some mistakes, earning a 13.6, she looked solid on vault and floor, the latter of which she was very happy with, earning a 14.25 for her clean work there.
Earning the silver medal was Lago, who earned a 55.7 after strong work everywhere but floor. The gymnast managed to shine with fantastic execution on vault and beam, notching the top score of 14.45 for both. After three rotations, it seemed she was going to walk away with the title, but a fall on floor put her at just 12.85 there.
Azumi Ishikura of Japan was the bronze medalist with a 54.8. This was Ishikura’s first competition of the year, and she showcased solid work across the board, with a 14.15 on beam her best score.
The Ukrainian Angelina Kysla, fifth place at last year’s Mexican Open, bumped up both her score and her placement, earning a 53.65 to finish just off the podium this time around. She had a fall on bars, but otherwise showed especially solid work on vault and floor, getting a 13.9 and 13.95, respectively.
Rounding out the field were Lara Mori of Italy with a 53.35, Ana Perez of Spain with a 53.25, and Nadja Schulze of Germany with a 51.85. Mori was actually looking like a favorite for the podium until a bars disaster took her out of the running; she had excellent work on beam and floor, however, earning scores of 14.4 and 13.95 on her two strongest events. Perez had a 13.9 on beam for her great work there, while Schulze showed her best work on vault and floor.
Full results are available here.
Article by Lauren Hopkins