dimanche 29 mai 2016

2016 Euros: 7th place for Dennis Goossens on rings!

Dennis Goossens was the only Belgian gymnast in final this Sunday. And he did amazingly well on rings!


The level on still rings is always super high. A lot of gymnasts choose to become specialists on this event, which gives the audience a chance to see amazing performances.

Dennis Goossens is the first ever Belgian gymnast to qualify for a rings final and he has nothing to be ashamed of. On Sunday, he was first up, and it is always a tough position to go, as the judges haven't seen anyone yet. With an amazing routine and a stuck full-in dismount, he scored 15.233, a 0.1 less than in qualifications. 


Greece's Eleftherios Petrounias, the reigning European and World Champion, won gold, ahead of Russia's Denis Abliazin and Armenia's Vahagn Davtyan.

Still rings final standings
1. Eleftherios Petrounias (GRE) 15.866
2. Vahagn Davtyan (ARM) 15.633
2. Denis Abliazin (RUS) 15.633
...
7. Dennis Goossens (BEL) 15.233

Those European Championships were good ones for Team Belgium as our Seniors placed 9th as a team, the highest ranking ever achieved by a Seniors Belgian team, and as Dennis qualified Belgium for the rings final for the first time. On the Juniors' side, no event finals, but a 9th place finish as a team and two gymnasts in the all-around final, Takumi Onoshima (14th) and Noah Kuavita (21st).

Full results here

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