Future Georgia gymnast Brandie Jay won a gold medal on Monday night as part of the United States’ gymnastics team participating in the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.
United States' women's team celebrates at the podium after winning the gold medal in the artistic gymnastics team final during the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
Jay, of Fort Collins, Colo., will graduate form high school in 2012 and is committed to compete for Georgia.
Jay finished fifth overall and second on her team with a 14.925 vault, a 13.725 on the uneven bars, a 13.125 on the balance beam and a 12.375 on the floor routine for a total of 54.150. For some PDFs with full results, check out this site
Here’s what I managed to get from the Associated Press, which buried these couple of paragraphs in a story about the U.S. women’s basketball team also winning gold:
In gymnastics, the team of Bridgette Caquatto, Jessie DeZiel, Brandie Jay, Shawn Johnson, Grace McLaughlin and Bridget Sloan combined to score 219.750 points. Canada was second with 217.450 points and Brazil took third with 209.825.
“We had a team with a bunch of newcomers, a bunch of younger girls just wanting the experience,” said Johnson, who won her fifth Pan Am Games gold medal to go along with her Olympic title from Beijing three years ago. “I wanted to be a role model and help these girls. I was so proud of them.”