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Divita Earns top Ten Finish as Individual Vaulters Finish Up and Paux de Deux Team Gets Started in Aachen

RELEASE: June 22, 2013
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Andrew Minnick

Lexington, KY – Saturday was vaulting freestyle day in Aachen, Germany. The Pas de Deux teams were just getting started at the CVI3* at CHIO Aachen, while the four individual vaulters representing the U.S. finished up their efforts.

Individual Competition

Elizabeth Ioannou performing her CVI3* Freestyle test in Aachen (barnysphotoshop.eu)
Elizabeth Ioannou performing her CVI3* Freestyle test in Aachen (barnysphotoshop.eu)
Leading those individual efforts for the U.S. was Redwood City, California’s Alicen Divita. The 24-year-old earned a sixth place overall finish in the Prize of Sparkasse Individual Female Competition. Thanks to top ten placings in all three phases of competition* Divita, vaulting on Julie Divita’s Pino del Rio and lunged by Elke Lensing, improved upon her tenth place finish at the Aachen CVI3* in 2012. Divita was tenth in the compulsory competition, an impressive fourth in the technical competition, and eighth in Saturday’s freestyle competition.

The U.S.’s top freestyle effort came from Elizabeth Ioannou (Saratoga, CA). On Emma Seely’s Jarl, lunged by Lasse Kristensen, Ioannou earned a 7.961 and took seventh place. She finished in twelfth place overall. Mary Garrett, the third and final U.S. individual female competitor, finished in fourteenth place overall. Garrett (Seal Beach, CA) vaulted on Wolfgang Renz’s Leon 364 and was lunged by Wolfgang Renz.

Kristian Roberts, the sole U.S. individual male vaulter in Aachen, also vaulted on Leon 364 and was lunged by Wolfgang Renz. Roberts finished fourteenth with a three round average score of 5.586.

Great Britain’s Joanne Eccles won the individual female competition and Erik Oese of Germany was the top placed individual male.

Click here for final individual female standings.

Click here for final individual male standing.

*Individual competition consists of three phases, compulsory, technical, and freestyle. Overall score is determined by averaging the three.

Pas de Deux

Pas de Deux competition began early Saturday morning and the U.S. was represented by sisters Cassidy and Kimberly Palmer. In the first of two freestyle tests, the second of which will be contested Sunday morning, the Palmers finished fifth. Vaulting on Leon 364 and lunged by Wolfgang Renz, the they will be third in the order performing their second freestyle test on Sunday.

You can watch a live stream of the Pas de Deux competition at 7:15am ET here.

Complete results are available at www.chioaachen.de.

Follow the U.S. Vaulting Team here.

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