Julie qualifies for AA finals at the World Championships!!

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MOSCOW, Sept. 23, 2010 – U.S. rhythmic gymnastics all-around champion Julie Zetlin of Bethesda, Md., qualified to compete in the all-around finals at the 2010 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, held at the Olympiysky Sports Complex in Moscow. She is the first U.S. gymnast to advance to the all-around finals since Mary Sanders in 2003. The rhythmic all-around finals are tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 24, and the World Championships conclude on Sunday, Sept. 26, after two days of group competition.

Zetlin, who finished 25th in the all-around but qualified for the finals in the 22nd position due to the two-per-country rule, had individual event scores of 24.975 for rope, 25.075 for hoop, 25.400 for ball and 25.300 for ribbon. She commented on her performances, “I’m more than satisfied. This has been the most consistent performance of the year for me. I’ve been training hard. My coaches and the entire team helped me a lot. I’m very thankful to them.”

Zetlin trains at Capital Rhythmics in Darnestown, Md., with her coach Olga Kutuzova.