7 September, 2009

China has dominated the FIG World Cup A in Trampoline Gymnastics and Tumbling in Zielona Gora (POL)

huang shanshan Taking home both Gold and Silver medals, Chinese gymnasts triumphed in Men’s and Women’s Individual Trampoline at the fourth and second to last FIG World Cup of the season held in Zielona Gora (POL) from September 4 – 5, 2009.

2007 title holder and 2008 Olympic Champion Lu Chunlong (CHN) won the Men’s Individual Trampoline Gold medal with a score of 42.400, placing just ahead of his compatriot Tu Xiao, and his satisfying 41.900 points. FIG World Ranking leader and winner of the World Cup in Sofia (BUL) Masaki Ito (JPN) settled for Bronze with 41.700 points.

TRA Individual Men
1. LU Chunlong (CHN) – 42.400
2. TU Xiao (CHN) – 41.900
3. ITO Masaki (JPN) – 41.700

2007 World Championships runner-up and winner of the 2008 World Cup Final Huang Shanshan (CHN) prevailed with a score of 39.600 in the Women’s Individual Trampoline competition in Zielona Gora. Her team mate Zhong Xingping took home Silver with 38.900 while 2008 Olympic finalist from Canada Rosannagh MacLennan settled for Bronze (38.800).

TRA Individual Women
1. HUANG Shanshan (CHN) – 39.600
2. ZHONG Xingping (CHN) – 38.900
3. MACLENNAN Rosannagh (CAN) – 38.800

Gold medallists from Sofia and at this year’s World Championships Masaki Ito / Shunsuke Nagasaki (JPN) were the favourites in Synchronised Trampoline this year and they did their reputation proud, seizing the Gold medal with a 51.600 score! Danish Daniel Praest and Peter Jensen, who were a bit disappointed with a mere 7th place at the World Games in Kaohsiung, made it to the podium this time around scoring 50.200. The 50.000 points secured by 2007 title holder Ben Wilden and his new partner Blake Gaudry from Australia were good enough to win them the Bronze this year.

TRA Synchro Men
1. ITO Masaki/NAGASAKI Shunsuke (JPN) – 51.600
2. PRAEST Daniel/JENSEN Peter (DEN) – 50.200
3. WILDEN Ben/GAUDRY Blake (AUS) – 50.000

2009 World Games Champions and World Ranking leaders from Ukraine Yuliia Domchevska and Olena Movchan topped the Women’s Synchronised Trampoline event once again. They carried off the Gold with 45.900 points, taking a lead on Russian Anna Ivanova and Galina Goncharenko (45.600). Ekaterina Khilko and Anna Savkina from Ukraine settled for Bronze with a final score of 45.100.

TRA Synchro Women
1. DOMCHEVSKA Yuliia/MOVCHAN Olena (UKR) – 45.900
2. IVANOVA Anna/GONCHARENKO Galina (RUS) – 45.600
3. KHILKO Ekaterina/SAVKINA Anna (UZB) – 45.100

20 year old Russian Bronze medallist in Sofia this year, Evgeniy Zinukov, won the Gold in Men’s Tumbling with 75.200 points. He relegated US American Kalon Ludvigson to second place by a wide margin (73.900) and Ukrainian Viktor Kykarenko to rank three (72.900).

Tumbling Men
1. ZINUKOV Evgeniy (RUS) – 75.200
2. LUDVIGSON Kalon (USA) – 73.900
3. KYFARENKO Viktor (UKR) – 72.900

The Women’s Tumbling competition saw Ukraine’s Olena Chabanenko win Gold in Zielona Gora with a final score of 66.400. Russians Anastasia Isupova (65.800) and Elena Krasnokutskaya (65.400) took home the Silver and Bronze medals respectively.

Tumbling Women
1. CHABANENKO Olena (UKR) – 66.400
2. ISUPOVA Anastasia (RUS) – 65.800
3. KRASNOKUTSKAYA Elena (RUS) – 65.400

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The next and last stopover of the season’s World Cup circuit in Trampoline Gymnastics will be in Salzgitter (GER) from September 11 – 12.

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