Gymnastics: Pan American Championship Wraps up Olympic Qualifiers for Rhythmic and Trampoline Events

The final Pan American quotas in rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline have been decided today at the 2021 Pan American Gymnastics Championships. The highest ranked eligible athletes in the women’s rhythmic individual all-around and the men’s trampoline along with the highest ranked nation in the rhythmic group all-around qualified to the Olympics. The women’s trampoline did not award a quota as a Pan American nation has qualified via the 2019 World Championships and World Series rankings. The second weekend of the Pan American Championships is currently being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from June 11th to June 13th 2021.

Mexico’s Rut Castillo won the women’s rhythmic individual all-around and the Olympic quota thanks to a wonderful performance which gave her 91.500 points. This was ahead of Brazil’s Barbara Domingos’ 89.250. The bronze medal went to Domingos’ compatriot Natalia Gaudio (84.550).

Brazil made up for that loss by finishing ahead of Mexico in the women’s group all-around event where they finished 0.700 points ahead with a total of 74.400. The bronze medal was won by the United States (71.000).

The men’s trampoline quota was won by Colombia’s Angel Hernandez whom finished with 57.220 points, ahead of the two gymnasts from the United States, Jeffrey Gluckstein (56.610) and Cody Gesuelli (56.095).

This was the final opportunity for athletes to qualify in rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline. All that remains in these disciplines is for nations to accept their quotas.

Qualified Nations

Women’s Rhythmic Individual All-Around
* Mexico

Women’s Rhythmic Group All-Around
* Brazil

Men’s Trampoline
* Colombia

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