28. July 2007  
Rio de Janeiro / Brazil  
Rhythmic Gymnastics

15th PAN AM GAMES 2007: Alexandra ORLANDO - triple winner on the final day

A special perspective on the RG status in America
After the events of artistic gymnastics now the second Olympic gymnastics discipline, Rhythmic Gymnastics, will follow in the program of the 15th Pan American Games 2007 in Rio de Janeiro. Altogether 42 gymnasts are representing 9 different countries; five of them will also start in the group competition.

With top scores on all four pieces of apparatus Lisa WANG from USA won Friday's all-around competition and also Saturday's final with ribbon, in front  of her teammate Julie ZETLIN, ...

... but the big star of the final events was the Canadian gymnast and triple winner Alexandra Orlando ...

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US Double winners with Ribbon
In the ribbon competition American Lisa Wang got gold with 13,900 points, followed by fellow country woman Julie Zetlin with 13,525.
Mexican Valdez Perez took bronze scoring 13,425 points.

* Detailed Final Results
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Wednesday the first podium training was held in the Pavillion 3 A of the "Riocentro Complex", the main area of these Pan Am Games.
First impressions:
While there were no fancy leotards, the participants looked beautiful and accomplished. Not having the European superstars here so  it's possoble to have  a different perspective on the status and the level of Rhythmic gymnastics in the Americas. 
Almost every country has possibilities to finish well; either in group or individual exercise. 
In a good athletic form are the two representatives of the USA, Lisa Wang and Julie Zetlin, but lso impressive was Alexandra Orlando of Canada.