24 November, 2011

Tumbling Team Finals China is the best in WC 2011

  • women team tumbling wc 2011
  • 28th Trampoline & Tumbling World Championships in Birmingham/GBR, November 17-20, 2011

women team tumbling wc 2011Doha (QAT), AGU Office, November 24, 2011: The women’s team Tumbling final gave us the first of two opportunities to assess whether Korobeynikova (RUS) or Jai Fangfang (CHN) is the world’s best female tumbler. The individual final tomorrow will be the real test however but tonight they played their part in a great team battle. There were high hopes that Great Britain would be in the race for medals but a heavy fall by Jenny Dawes where she appeared injure her ankle, put paid to their chances. Nonetheless Rachael Letsche (GBR) produced a brilliant run to register the highest individual score behind Korobeynikova and Jia.
The Russian and Chinese teams produced a fantastic display of power tumbling and the outcome was unclear until the very last pass. In the end, China edged home to take the gold with 102.00 to 101.00. And who won the individual duel? There was only 0.7 between them but it was “first blood” to Jai Fangfang. Tomorrow should be quite a showdown!








Women’s Tumbling Team Final

Gold China CHN 102.000
Silver Russia RUS 101.000
Bronze France FRA 95.200
4 United States USA 88.200
5 Great Britain GBR 87.400

Men’s Tumbling Team Final

The women’s team event may have been exciting gymnastic drama but the men’s event which followed, produced a level of tumbling which ranked as “awesome!” This time the Russians led the Chinese until the last competitor. Only Andrey Krylov (RUS) and Yang Song (CHN) remained. The Russian delivered a brilliant run with power, difficulty and fine execution to score 37.200. Yang Song needed a score close to 40.00 to help his team become World Champions. His tumble was bristling with difficulty and he landed a massive full,full straight to finish, but would it be enough? The scores came up … 41.100! China had won by 115.500 to Russia’s 113.00.

Canada continued their successful evening by taking the bronze with three faultless passes; a strategy which had served them so well on the Double Mini Tramp. This was China’s night on the tumble track and Canada’s on the Double Mini Tramp.

Gold China CHN 115.500
Silver Russia RUS 113.000
Bronze Canada CAN 103.100
4 Great Britain GBR 100.300
5 Denmark DEN 96.300




men team tumbling wc 2011