21 May, 2017

China cops 4 apparatus golds in 14th Asian Juniors ART Championships

                            G       S      B      Total
China                    6       4      0       10
Japan                    2       3      4       7
Chinese-Taipei       1       0      1       2
Kazakhstan           0       2      0       2
South Korea          0       1      2       1                                                            
 DPR Korea           0       0      1       1
(Note: 2 silvers given in women’s vault)
BANGKOK – China’s mighty gymnastics machine was in full display once again on Saturday, securing four of the five individual apparatus golds stake in the 14th Asian Juniors Artistic Gymnastics Championships at the Nimibutr Gymnasium here.
Newcomer Chen Yile typified the Chinese dominance, adding the girls uneven bars title to her collection with a top score of 14.150 points after bagging the team and individual all-around plums she won last Tuesday and emerged as the most bemedalled athlete thus far in the girls division.
Teammate Zhou Ruiyu made it a 1-2 finish for their country in taking the silver medal (13.200) while Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Sim Haewon bagged the bronze (13.050) in the competition sanctioned and organized by the Asian Gymnastics Union. 
Liu Jieyu picked up the other gold in the girls division, topping the vault with a tally of 12.975 points while Darya Yassinskaya of Kazaksthan and South Korea’s Shin Solyi  surprisingly shared the silver with identical scores of 13.00 points each.
Rookie Su Weide led the romp for China in the boys division, ruling the floor exercise handily with 14.20 points, relegating Japanese all-around individual champion Kakuto Murayama to the silver (13.00) while his teammate, Shiga  Tachibana, settled for the bronze medal (13.725).
Compatriot Yin Daehang, also a newcomer here, was just as impressive in securing the pommel horse gold (13.735) as Kazakhstan’s Dhiyas Toishybek and (13.30) and Japan’s Wakasa Kosuke (13.00) placed second and third, respectively.
Breaking China’s monopoloy was Chinese-Taipei Guan-Yi, who exuded confidence in capturing the rings gold medal (13.70), edging out Yin (13.525) and South Korea’s Ham Myeongsik (13.00), rounding up the competitions for the day. 
“I am happy I was finally able to win a gold medal in this tournament after not having won two years ago,” said Guan, 17, a senior high school student at the Taipei Municipal Datong High School, said. 
The Chinese were way ahead of the medal standings with an oveall tally of six gold and four silvers while Japan was a poor second (2-3-4) and Chinese-Taipei was third (2-2).
Action In the individual apparatus finals resumes on Sunday, the final day of the  competition, in both the boys and girls division.
To be disputed are the golds in the  men’s vault, men’s parallel bars and men’s horizontal plus the women’s balance beam and  women’s floor exercise.
UNEVEN BARS WINNERS: China’s Chen Yile (center) ruled the 14th Asian Juniors girls  individual all-around uneven bars. Flanking her are  teammate and silver medalist Zhou Riuyu (left) and bronze medalist Sim Haewon of DPR Korea.

ALL CONCENTRATION: China’s Chen Yile, the girls 14th Asian Juniors uneven bars champion, is a picture of concentration as she does her routine on the apparatus.

VAULT WINNERS: Liu JIeyu of China  (right) is all smiles  after winning the gold medal in the 14th Asian juniors girls vault competitions. Kazakhstan’s Darya Yassinskaya (left) and South Korea’s Shin Solyi shared the silver medal. 

VAULTING TO GOLD: China’s Liu Jieyu shows her the form that won her the Asian Juniors girls vault championship.
FLOOR EXERCISE WINNERS:  China’s Su Weide (center) shows off the gold medal he won in the 14th Asian Juniors vault event. With him are silver medalist Kakuto Murayama of Japan (left) and his teammate Shiga Tachibana, who took the bronze medal.
POMMEL HORSE WINNERS: China’s  Yin Dehang (center) displays the gold medal that he won in the pommel horse of the 14th Asian Juniors Artistic Gymnastics Championships. With him are silver medalist Diyas Toishybek of Kazakhstan (left) and bronze medalist Wakasa Kosuke of Japan.

RINGS MEDALISTS:  Chinese-Taipei’s Lin Guan-Yi (center) proudly displays the gold medal he won for topping the rings event of the 14th Asian Juniors Artistic Gymnastics Championships. Flanking him are silver medalist Ying Dehang (left) of China and  bronze medalist Ham Myeongsik of South Korea. 

RINGING IN THE GOLD:  Chinese-Taipei’s Lin Guan-Yi shows off winning form in the rings event in the 14th Asian Juniors Artistic Gymnastics Championships. 

By: Manolo Pedralvez