2011 City of Jesolo Trophy Gymnastics Meet

The results are in: 2011 City of Jesolo Trophy Gymnastics Meet Results

USA Gymnastics publicly announced their team members for the 2011 City of Jesolo Trophy International Elite competition less than a week before the competition. 14 gymnasts and 13 coaches will be attending the meet from the U.S.  In 2010, there were teams from the U.S., Russia, Great Britain, Japan and the home team, Italy.

One of the reasons the best female US gymnasts did not attend the 2011 Cottbus FIG Challenger World Cup in Germany on March 11 – 13th, 2011 was that both USA Junior and Senior National Team Members were planning on attending the 2011 City of Jesolo Trophy in Italy on March 19, 2011. The United States won the team title at this meet in 2010, Russia was second and Italy was third.  Alexandra Raisman won the All-Around in 2010 in the senior division. Russia’s Ksenia Semenova was second and Italy’s 2006 World All-Around Champion Vanessa Ferrari, of Italy, was third.   Russia’s Anastasia Grishina won the All-Around  in 2010.  Kyla Ross, of Aliso Viejo, CA, who excels on vault, won the silver medal. Italy’s Erica Fasana and Andrea Foti tied for third.

U.S. Senior International Elites attending the 2011 City of Jesolo Trophy:

Alexandra Raisman (Needham, MA) – coached by Mihai Brestyan of Brestyan’s American Gymnastics
Jordyn Wieber (DeWitt, MI) – coached by John Geddert of Twistars USA
Bridgette Caquatto (Naperville, IL) – coached by Jiana Wu of Legacy Elite Gymnastics
McKayla Maroney (Laguna Niguel, CA) – coached by Arthur Akopyan of All-Olympian Gymnastics
Amanda Jetter (Milford, OH) – coached by Mary Lee Tracy of Cincinnati Gymnastics
Gabriella Douglas (Virginia Beach, VA) – coached by Liang Qiao of Chow’s Gymnastics
Sabrina Vega (Manhattan, NY) – coached by Sorin Cepoi of Dynamic Gymnastics

U.S. Junior International Elites attending the 2011 City of Jesolo Trophy:

Katelyn Ohashi (Newcastle, WA) – coached by Valeri Liukin and Natalya Boyarskaya of WOGA
Madison Kocian (Dallas, TX) – coached by Valeri Liukin and Natalya Boyarskaya of WOGA
Alexis Priessman (Cincinnati, OH) – coached by Mary Lee Tracy of Cincinnati Gymnastics
Kyla Ross (Aliso Viejo, CA) - coached by Jenny Zhang Liang of Gym-Max
Ericha Fassbender (Katy, TX) – coached by Ashly Baker of Stars Gymnastics
Sarah Finnegan (Lake Latawanna, MO) – coached by Al Fong of GAGE
Elizabeth Price (Coopersburg, PA) – coached by Donna Strauss of Parkettes

International Elite gymnasts from the other countries include:

Russian Juniors:  Yulia Chemareva, Anastasia Grishina, Anna Rodionova, Anastasia Sidorova, Kristina Sidorova and Evgeniya Shelgunova.
Russian Seniors: Yulia Belokobilskaya, Yulia Inshina, Viktoria Komova, Kristina Kruglikova, Ekaterina Kurbatova and Maria Stepanova.

Italian Juniors: Greta Carnessali, Francesca De Agostini, Erica Fasana, Chiara Gandolfi, Alessia Leolini, Elisa Meneghini and Alessia Scantamburlo,
Italian Seniors: Emily Armi, Ilaria Bombelli, Carlotta Giovanni, Jessica Mattoni and Sara Riccardi.

Japanese Juniors: Yuri Ishii, Mai Murakami, Mayu Maruyama, Ami Sugimoto, Yukiro Yamamoto and Yuki Uchiyama.
Japanese Seniors: Yuumi Iizuka, Riza Konishi, Yu Minobe, Yuka Nakajima, Sakura Nodaand and Yoshino Taniguchi.

Expected to compete in the 2011 City of Jesolo Trophy International Elite competition is Mai Murikami. She is now a 14 year old Japanese Junior Elite International competitor with outstanding skills and execution.  In this video of her floor routine from the 2010 City of Jesolo Trophy, she does a double double, double layout, triple full and a triple turn.

Mai Murikami has big skills on beam as well, including a Round-off layout mount, triple turn to standing layout step-out, flic, flic to full twist and a triple full dismount. Bars is currently her weakest event, but she is already a threat to win beam and floor in any meet she competes in.

Note: The Japanese did not actually compete in this meet due to the devastation from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan right before the meet.

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