WOGA's Ivana Hong Snags Bronze at Worlds

By Lita Beck
|  Sunday, Oct 18, 2009  |  Updated 4:30 PM CDT
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Ivana Hong won the United State's only medal in the individual events at the world championships Sunday.

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Ivana Hong, who trains at a Plano gym, won the United State's only medal in Sunday's individual events at the world championships.

Hong, of Allen, took the bronze medal on the balance beam. Hong, a junior at Lovejoy High School, began training at the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy earlier this year.

China dominated this year's world championships in London with a total of nine medals.

The United States picked up a total of five medals during the competition, all won by the women.

Rebecca Bross, of Plano, who trains at WOGA alongside Hong and Olympic champ Nastia Liukin, won the silver medal in the woman's all-around Friday. She tied for the bronze in the uneven bars Saturday.

Bridget Sloan, Pittsboro, Ind., barely beat out Bross to take the gold in the all-around. And Kayla Williams, of Huntington W.Va., took the gold in the vault Saturday, the first time a U.S. woman has won the world vault title.

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