In August DiCello competed at the U.S. National Championships. We’re looking at what start values [routine difficulty] we’ll need. United States women's national gymnastics team, 2018 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, "Kayla DiCello on Instagram: "I am so excited to announce that I have a verbally committed to the University of Florida on a full athletic scholarship! “Olympic trials is going to be more difficult than Olympics,” said DiCello, whose first Olympic memory was watching the 2012 Fierce Five take gold in London.  During the second day of competition scored a 56.700, giving her a total combined score of 112.700 which was enough to win the gold in the all-around by one tenth over silver medalist McClain. Additionally DiCello won gold on vault and floor exercise, bronze on uneven bars behind Olivia Greaves and McClain, and placed fourth on balance beam behind McClain, Ciena Alipio, and Skye Blakely. “It should give you a sense of confidence just to be selected,” said NBC Sports analyst Nastia Liukin, who competed at the 2005 American Cup in her first year as a senior.  On the first day of event finals DiCello won gold on vault, finishing ahead of competitors Jennifer Gadirova of Great Britain and Urazova and finished sixth on uneven bars. “[DiCello] is powerful. In 2012, Kyla Ross was the top rising junior. ), Women: AA = All Around | VT = Vault | UB = Uneven Bars | BB = Balance Beam | FX = Floor Exercise | (T) = Tie, Men: AA = All Around | FX = Floor Exercise | PH = Pommel Horse | SR = Still Rings | VT = Vault | PB = Parallel Bars | HB = Horizontal Bars | (T) = Tie, Rhythmic: AA = All Around | RP = Rope | HP = Hoop | BA = Ball | CL = Clubs | RB = Ribbon | (T) = Tie, Acro: DY = Dynamic | BL = Balance | AA = All Around, T&T: TR = Trampoline | TU = Tumbling | DM = Double Mini | SY = Synchronized Trampoline. ), 2018
We know what’s ahead. 2nd-AA, 2019 2020 American Cup Uneven Bars.  On July 28, DiCello competed at the 2018 U.S. Classic where she finished second behind Leanne Wong after falling off the balance beam. DiCello (pronounced Duh-SELL-o), a high school sophomore from Boyds, Md., won the 2019 U.S. junior title with a score that would have placed third in the senior division behind Simone Biles and Sunisa Lee. While Ross and Hernandez each made the quick jump to the Olympics, the other top juniors from those years (Katelyn Ohashi, Jazmyn Foberg) suffered injuries, stepped away from elite competition and went the NCAA route. ), 2019 Div. 1st-UB; 4th-AA; 6th-VT(T) (12-13), 2016
After the first day of competition she recorded a score of 56.000 and was in second behind Konnor McClain.  While there she sustained a calf injury and was only able to compete on uneven bars. “Ever since I started gymnastics, it’s always been a dream of mine to make it to the Olympics.”.  On the second day of event finals she won bronze on balance beam behind Elena Gerasimova of Russia and Wei Xiaoyuan of China and placed seventh on floor exercise. But they found themselves fortunate to raise four kids seven miles from one of the most prestigious gymnastics centers in the country. She is the 2019 Junior World Champion on vault and the 2019 U.S. “We have talked about it. Success in an Olympic year leads to gymnasts turning pro (like Hernandez) or extending elite careers and deferring college (like Ross). Videos of Kayla DiCello 2020 American Cup Floor Exercise. , In June DiCello competed at the Junior World Championship Trials. Hard to believe it now, but there was a time when Kayla DiCello struggled to land her double-twisting Yurchenko vault. Her younger sisters Karleigh and Kyra are also gymnasts. She is the 2019 Junior World Champion on vault and the 2019 U.S. Div. Div. GK U.S. Classic, Louisville, Ky. - She was the only competitor that qualified to all four event finals. Div. 2nd-Team (Jr. We’re looking at what start values [routine difficulty] we’ll need. OlympicTalk is on Apple News. After two days of competition in which she tallied an impressive score of 111.200, DiCello won the silver medal in the all-around competition, once again behind Wong. 1st-VT; 2nd-AA; 3rd-UB, FX; 4th-BB (Jr. Register today by clicking below on the link! “W, e have talked about it. What happens in the next few months could change all that. 1st-Team, VT, UB; 2nd-AA; 4th-BB (Jr. Kayla DiCello (/diˈsɛloʊ/ or /diˈtʃɛloʊ/ di-SELL-o or di-CHELL-o) (born January 25, 2004) is an American artistic gymnast and part of the United States women's national gymnastics team. P&G Championships, Anaheim, Calif. -  After her performance, she was once again named to the national team. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! At this competition, DiCello increased her floor difficulty by debuting a full-twisting double layout, or Chusovitina as her first tumbling pass. Women's Junior Olympic National Championships, Fort Worth, Texas - ), 2016 Jesolo Trophy, Jesolo, Italy - You have to look at it from a standpoint of this is your opportunity, take your best shot at this thing.”. Jade Carey has all but locked up one of those two.
Individually she finished fourth in the all-around behind Russians Viktoria Listunova and Vladislava Urazova and Ou Yushan of China. While team selectors will certainly be watching DiCello and Hurd on Saturday, the most important meets are the nationals and trials in June. DiCello, who has battled back and ankle injuries, is already committed to the University of Florida after she graduates high school in two years.
She finished 4th on balance beam. Div. Div. In January it was announced that DiCello would make her senior debut at the American Cup, taking place on March 7. She knows we’re working on skills for senior.”, Aly Raisman’s national TV debut hits 10th anniversary, Carey on brink of becoming first gymnast to qualify for U.S. Olympic team. , DiCello was officially added to the junior national team after she was named to the team to compete at the 2018 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships. U.S. “At one point, one of the coaches tapped us on the shoulder and basically said, hey, you should put her in baby angels,” said her father, Matt. “Soccer — she was afraid of the soccer ball, so that sport didn’t last very long.”. That DiCello will even suit up in Milwaukee is already a victory given the depth of the U.S. program. Hopes Championships, Hartford, Conn. - GK U.S. Classic, Columbus, Ohio - “My next thing is to try and make a run for Tokyo 2020,” DiCello said after winning the U.S. junior all-around title last summer. 2019 U.S. Championships Day 2 Uneven Bars.  She performed well on both days of the competition and was the only junior gymnast to score in the top four on all four individual events: fourth on balance beam, third on uneven bars and floor exercise, and first on vault, where she stuck her double-twisting Yurchenko vault on the second day of competition to edge out Wong, the defending champion on the event. DiCello was born to Matt and Kecia DiCello in 2004, and has three siblings, two sisters named Karleigh and Kyra and a brother named Hunter.
2019 U.S. Championships Day 2 Balance Beam. , In July DiCello competed at the U.S. Classic where uncharacteristic falls on the balance beam and floor exercise resulted in an eleventh place finish in the all-around. MORE: Carey on brink of becoming first gymnast to qualify for U.S. Olympic team. Neither Matt nor wife Kecia had any gymnastics experience. Coverage airs at 12:30 p.m. She has been a member of the National Team since 2018 and trains at Hill's Gymnastics under Kelli Hill, who had previously coached three-time Olympian Dominique Dawes, 2000 Olympian Elise Ray, and 2004 Olympian Courtney Kupets. ), 2018 Gymnastics Championships, Kansas City, Mo. She placed second behind Skye Blakely and was named to the team to compete at the 2019 Junior World Championships alongside Blakely and Sydney Barros. (Jr. Div. Favorite us! “We never knew what the potential could be.”, Now, DiCello is the backdrop of the Hill’s homepage with the slogan, “Teaching toddlers to Olympians for over 30 years.”. American Classic, Salt Lake City, Utah - “From that point, she just continued to love the sport and really get a good knack for it,” Matt said. Kelli Hill coached the three-time Olympian Dawes, 2000 Olympian Elise Ray and 2004 Olympian Courtney Kupets. ), 2018 Kayla DiCello looks like the best hope to extend that streak this summer. 1st-AA, VT, FX; 3rd-UB(T); 4th-BB (Jr. They began realizing this when toting their daughters to the gym and seeing photos of Dominique Dawes on the walls or the Magnificent Seven in the lobby. Thank you to my…, "US gymnasts focus on culture changes, goals for Olympic year", "USA Gymnastics names women's 2018 Pac Rim, Junior Pan Am Championships Teams", "USA brings home 29 medals from men's, women's individual event finals", "Jones, DiCello win all-around titles at 2018 American Classic today", "Biles, Wong win all-around titles at 2018 GK U.S. Classic", "2018 U.S. Championships Results, Recaps, Photos, Videos", "USA Gymnastics | Women's Artistic Gymnastics National Team", "Around the Gymternet: Your ears you keep and I'll tell you why", "Official 2019 #WOGAClassic elite session final results", "USA Gymnastics announces women's spring international team assignments", "2019 City of Jesolo Trophy Live Blog – The Juniors", "USA Gymnastics names women's Junior World Championships Team", "U.S. women win team bronze at 2019 Junior World Championships", "DiCello wins vault gold at 2019 Junior World Championships", "Kayla DiCello spins double-twisting Yurchenko into Junior World gold", "DiCello brings home beam bronze at 2019 Junior World Championships", "Biles, McClain win all-around titles at 2019 GK U.S. Classic", "Biles leads women's all-around at mid-point of 2019 U.S. Championships", "World, Olympic champions headline field for 2020 American Cup", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kayla_DiCello&oldid=981690866, Medalists at the Junior World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, Sportspeople from Montgomery County, Maryland, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Reverse grip swing to piked salto forwards to catch high bar, 1080° (3/1) turn in tuck stand on one leg, Full-twisting (1/1) double laid out salto backwards, This page was last edited on 3 October 2020, at 21:23.