dimanche 4 novembre 2018

Worlds 2018: 4th place for Nina Derwael on beam!

On saturday, Nina Derwael concluded her World Championships with a 4th place on beam. 

Credit: Belgian Gymnastics
In a final full of wobbles and mistakes, China's Liu Tingting won the gold. She delivered a nearly perfect routine for a score of 14.533. The runner-up, Ana Padurariu from Canada, controlled her nerves very well in her first World Final and scored 14.100. Simone Biles was third with a score of 13.600. She wobbled her way through her routine but managed to stay on. 

Nina Derwael increased her difficulty for the final. She started with a beautiful layout step out and displayed great elegancy. Unfortunately she wobbled on her side somi. She scored 13.466 and finished 4th. 

Olympic champion Sanne Wevers from the Netherlands and American talent Kara Eaker both fell and were out of the medal hunt. 

You can rewatch Nina's routine here.

Beam final results:
1. Liu Tingting (CHN) 14.533
2. Ana Padarariu (CAN) 14.100
3. Simone Biles (USA) 13.600
4. Nina Derwael (BEL) 13.466
5. Elsabeth Black (CAN) 13.033
6. Kara Eaker (USA) 12.833
7. Sanne Wevers (NED) 12.666
8. Zhang Jin (CHN) 11.500

4 more finals were scheduled on saturday. The male vaulters opened the final day of competition in Doha. North-Korean Ri Se Gwang won the competition thanks to his higher difficulty level on both vaults. Russian Artur Dalaloyan won the silver, Kenzo Shirai from Japan the bronze. 

On parallel bars Zou Jingyuan from China displayed great difficulty and execution to win the gold medal. Oleg Verniaiev from Ukraine won the silver while Artur Dalaloyan from the Russian Federation won yet another bronze medal. 

Simone Biles won her 14th World title on floor. Her teammate Morgan Hurd was second and Japan's Mai Murakami completed the podium. 

The last final of the day was the most spectacular one: men's high bar. Flying Dutch doctor Epke Zonderland won this final. Kohei Uchimara from Japan ended up second and American Samuel Mikulak was third. 

You can find all results here

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