Canada's Patricia Bezzoubenko wins Pan Am bronze in rhythmic gymnastics

TORONTO — Canadian rhythmic gymnast Patricia Bezzoubenko won a bronze medal in the individual all-around competition Saturday at the Pan Am Games.

The 18-year-old Vancouver native hung on to third place despite dropping the ribbon early in her final routine at the Toronto Coliseum.

Bezzoubenko had a total of 60.399 points to finish behind Americans Laura Zeng (64.575) and Jasmine Kerber (62.200).

Carmen Whelan of Aurora, Ont, was sixth overall.

The all-around competition also includes scores from the hoop, ball, and clubs routines.

Bezzoubenko won five gold medals at last year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The Canadian Press