vendredi 23 mars 2018

Doha World Cup: Nina Derwael wins gold !

This Friday was the first day of event final in the Aspire Dome in Doha. 3 Belgian gymnasts competed today. Uneven bars favorite Nina Derwael delivered an impressive routine to easily win the gold medal !

Credit: Thierry Deleuze
Nina Derwael and Rune Hermans both competed in the uneven bars final today. Rune was the 3rd gymnast to go. She delivered a clean and confident routine to score 13.833, a great score for her !

Nina Derwael was up right after her. The European Champion and Worlds bronze medalist, already a favorite to win the title, didn't disappoint and easily won the gold, with the massive score of 15.300, the best score of her career !



Nina took the gold more than 0.7 ahead of Russia's Uliana Perebinosova (14.566) and France's Melanie De Jesus Dos Santos (14.400).

Uneven bars final results
1. Nina Derwael (BEL) 15.300
2. Uliana Perebinosova (RUS) 14.566
3. Melanie De Jesus Dos Santos (FRA) 14.400
4. Rune Hermans (BEL) 13.833
5. Du Siyu (CHN) 13.833
6. Louise Vanhille (FRA) 13.533
7. Nagi Kajita (JPN) 12.866
8. Lara Mori (ITA) 9.400

On the men's side, Dennis Goossens competed on rings. Our Lord of the Rings started really well, but had to take a big step on the landing, which cost him a few tenths. Dennis ended in 7th place with 14.133. The final was won by Igor Radivilov from Ukraine, with 15.266, ahead of Ibrahim Colak (Turkey, 15.000) and China's Zou Jingyuan (14.966).

Still rings final results
1. Igor Radivilov (UKR) 15.266
2. Ibrahim Colak (TUR) 15.000
3. Zou Jingyuan (CHN) 14.966
4. Marco Lodadio (ITA) 14.700
5. Andrei Vasile Muntean (ROU) 14.633
6. Yuya Kamoto (JPN) 14.433
7. Dennis Goossens (BEL) 14.133
8. Marvin Kimble (USA) 13.966

Tomorrow, the finals continue at 2pm (Belgian time)! Nina Derwael will be in the balance beam final, while Rune Hermans and Axelle Klinckaert will compete on floor. Finally, Noah Kuavita will be in the horizontal bar final.

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