25 September, 2010

China dominate the FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Cup A Astrakhan (RUS)

men_tra_individual_final_sept2010China dominate the FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Cup A hold in Astrakhan (RUS), September 17 – 18, 2010
With three Gold and three Silver medals, China was the most successful nation at this tournament. Only Mikhail Mel’nik and Sergey Azaryan of the host country were able to thwart China in its medal rush; the Pair won the title in Men’s Synchronised. With two Bronze medals, Belarus also made it to the podium with Tatsiana Piatrenia in Women’s Individual and Alexander Yatskov / Yauhen Zhukouski in Men’s Synchronised, followed by Japanese Manabu Yamaguchi, Bronze medallist in the Men’s Individual category.

Reigning World Champion Dong Dong (CHN) was the man of the day at the Sports Complex Zvezdny. Qualified in top position, Dong outscored compatriot Tu Xiao by a mere .1 in the Final, taking the title in Men’s Individual (42.400). Manabu Yamaguchi (JPN), who qualified seventh, moved up through the ranks to seize a Bronze medal with a final score of 40.600.
1 DONG Dong (CHN) 42.400
2 TU Xiao (CHN) 42.300
3 YAMAGUCHI Manabu (JPN) 40.600

In Men’s Synchronised, the Chinese duo Dong / Tu were relegated to second place by Mel’nik / Azaryan, who pleased the local crowd by taking off the Gold (49.300). A gap of more than four points split the two top duos from third placed Yatskov / Zhukouski of Belarus.
1 MEL’NIK Mikhail / AZARYAN Sergey (RUS) 49.300
2 DONG Dong / TU Xiao (CHN) 49.100
3 YATSKOV Alexander / ZHUKOUSKI Yauhen (BLR) 44.900

Having qualified at the top of the field, 2009 World Champion Huang Shanshan and 2008 Olympic Champion He Wenna of China went 1-2 in the Women’s Individual Final, once again showcasing their predominance in the discipline. 29 year old Belarusian Tatsiana Piatrenia garnered the Bronze, leaving Japan’s Ayano Kishi empty handed in fourth place (36.500).
1 HUANG Shanshan CHN 40.500
2 HE Wenna CHN 40.100
3 PIATRENIA Tatsiana BLR 37.100


















In Synchronised, favourites and 2009 World Champions Li Dan / Zhong Xingping (CHN) left the rest of the field in their wake, scoring a Gold winning 47.100. Japan’s Haruna Yamashita / Ayano Kishi came second ahead of Belarus’ Tatsiana Piatrenia, who garnered another Bronze in Astrakhan alongside partner Katsiaryna Mironava.
1 LI Dan / ZHONG Xingping (CHN) 47.100
2 YAMASHITA Haruna / KISHI Ayano (JPN) 45.200
3 PIATRENIA Tatsiana / MIRONAVA Katsiaryna (BLR) 44.500

By FIG office

You can find the results here