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Favored Sabrina Mar had problems with her...

Favored Sabrina Mar had problems with her balance beam routine but came through in her final event, the floor exercise, to win the U.S. World Team trials with a combined all-around score of 74.86 at St. Paul, Minn.

“I feel great about winning,” the 15-year-old from Monterey Park said Saturday after the optionals finals at the St. Paul Civic Center. “I felt a little shaky on the balance beam, and it cost me. But I knew I needed a 9.5 on the floor, and I went for it.”

Mar, a member of the Southern California Acro team, managed only a 9.1 for her beam routine, but sailed through her floor exercise with a 9.7 to edge Kelly Garrison, 17, of Altus, Okla., who finished second in the all-around at 74.66.


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