Americans Win Pas-de-Deux Vaulting Bronze at World Cup Final

Credit : Scoopdyga

Monday 07 March - 01h09 | Meghan Blackburn

Americans Win Pas-de-Deux Vaulting Bronze at World Cup Final

Americans Cassidy and Kimberly Palmer captured the bronze medal in the pas-de-deux vaulting at the FEI World Cup Vaulting Final March 5-6 in Dortmund, Germany. Their score of 7.812 placed them behind German pair Pia Engelberty and Torben Jacobs, who won the gold with 8.989, and the Italians Erika Di Forti and Lorenzo Lupacchini who scored 8.146.   

 - Americans Win Pas-de-Deux Vaulting Bronze at World Cup Final

Credit : www.sportfotos-lafrentz.de

"I am happy to win Bronze. Of course, we wished for the Gold, but the competition was very tough. I am satisfied with the freestyle so that's what is the most important," said Cassidy. 

Kimberly added, "Making it on the podium is always a good thing, so of course I am happy. I always expect more of myself and the pas-de-deux; however, I am very happy we completed a clean freestyle for the audience." 

Cassidy and Kimberly (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) performed their routines both days to a song from Disney’s "Frozen," scoring 7.916 the first day. Their second freestyle score was 7.708. 

"Today's freestyle felt a lot better than yesterday. It was much smoother, and everything went the way it should have. Altogether, it was definitely a better round," said Cassidy. 

Kimberly added, "I feel today's routine was much better than yesterday. We cleaned up the little mistakes we made in the first round. I was very happy with how we performed." 

Complete Results

Further reading...

Talk