Nicole Lum and Theresa Manzi of Christy’s Gymnastics in Whitestone competed in the USA Gymnastics New York State Championships for Level 8 in Medford, L.I. on Saturday, April 12.
Lum scored a 35.05 in the all-around and scored a 9.05 to medal on bars. Manzi scored a 34.475 in the all-around and an 8.975 to medal on vault, where she performed a Tsukahara vault. Lum and Manzi are coached by Victor Shifrin and Christine Phillips.
Lum is from Rego Park and attends Our Lady of the Angelus. Manzi is from Bayside and attends Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament.
The U.S. Olympic team is chosen by the USA Gymnastics program from its elite level.
Next year Lum and Manzi will join their teammate Julie Boskoff of Great Neck at level 9. Level 10 is the last level before elite.