Foberg takes first place in P&G Gymnastics Championships junior women's all-around

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With strong performances on the vault and uneven bars, Jazmyn Foberg captured first place in the all-around of the junior women’s competition of the P&G Gymnastics Championships Saturday at Consol Energy Center.

Foberg, who finished with a combined score of 114.95, did post a score lower than 13.85 in a single event, the kind of consistent outing that also gave her the lead after day one of the championships.

Columbus, Ohio, native Nia Dennis finished in second, 0.45 behind Foberg. Dennis was in first in the all-around through the day’s first two (of four) events, but she fell off the balance beam, a mistake that pushed her back to second. An outstanding floor routine – one that earned her a single-day-high score of 15.1 – was not enough to compensate for the earlier miscue.

With a combined score of 112.55, Norah Flatley rounded out the top three finishers.

Dennis finished first in both the vault and floor routine, while Foberg won the uneven bars and Alexis Vasquez claimed the top spot on the balance beam.

The participants with the top six scores from the two days of competition – Foberg, Dennis, Flatley, Jordan Chiles, Vasquez and Jordan Chiles -- automatically qualify for the U.S. junior national team.


Craig Meyer: cmeyer@post-gazette.com and Twitter @CraigMeyerPG

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