Oct. 13, 2011
At the 2011 World Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo, Japan, UCLA signee Peng Peng Lee finished in the Top 20 in the all-around finals on Oct. 13, and Bruin alumna Anna Li earned a gold medal as the alternate for the U.S. team, which claimed its third World title on Oct. 11.
Lee was the lone Canadian qualifier for an individual all-around or event final. She placed 19th overall with a score of 54.732. Her high mark came on her first event, the floor exercise, where she scored 13.966. She also posted marks of 13.9+ on vault (13.933) and uneven bars (13.9) and scored 12.933 on beam.
In the team competition earlier in the week, Lee led Canada to an 11th-place finish, securing the Canadians a spot in the final Olympic qualification meet early next year.
Lee will continue competition for the Canadian National Team at the Pan Am Games, which begin Oct. 14 and run through Oct. 30.
The U.S. women won the team gold medal for the third time in its history. Li was named the alternate on the squad after suffering an abdominal injury prior to the competition.
The U.S. has medaled at every Olympics and World Championships since 2000. Seven Bruins have won 11 medals during this time - Li at the 2011 World Championships (gold); Mattie Larson at the 2010 World Championships (silver); Samantha Peszek at the 2007 Worlds (gold) and 2008 Olympics (silver); Mohini Bhardwaj at the 2004 Olympics (silver) and 2001 Worlds (bronze); Tasha Schwikert at the 2000 Olympics (silver), 2001 Worlds (bronze) and 2003 Worlds (gold); and Jamie Dantzscher and Kristen Maloney at the 2000 Olympics (bronze).