Friday, 21 June 2013

Anadia World Cup: Qualifiers and Discussion

The qualification round took place today for the Anadia World Cup competition in the city in Portugal. Some nice surprises crept up into the rankings but there was a big amount of falls today. 

Opening up on the vault competition, Oksana Chusovitina took the top score of 14.250. Brazilian Olympian Jade Barbosa followed up, placing 2nd and Makarena Pinto from Chile managed a third place finish.

  1. Oksana Chusovitina (UZB)
  2. Jade Barbosa (BRA)
  3. Makarena Pinto (CHI)
  4. Adrian Gomes (BRA)
  5. Aliya Sosnitskaya (BLR)
  6. Kim Bui (GER)
  7. Briannah Tsang (CAN)
  8. Janine Berger (GER)
Martina Castro (CHI)
Annika Urvikko (FIN)

On the Uneven Bars, Jessica Lopez from Venezuela scored a big 14.575, with a 6.1 start value. Closely followed by Lisa Katharine Hill and Kim Bui, both representing Germany.

  1. Jessica Lopez (VEN)
  2. Lisa Hill (GER)
  3. Kim Bui (GER)
  4. Shang Chunsong (CHN)
  5. Noemi Makra (HUN)
  6. Laura Waem (BEL)
  7. Anastasia Grishina (RUS)
  8. Anna Rodionova (RUS)
Hannah Whelan (GBR)
Ana Martines (POR)

Following her performance on bars, Shang Chunsong managed to top the field on beam with a huge score of 15.000. Romania's Larisa Iordache was just pipped to the post for first place and Brazilian Jade Barbosa made third.

  1. Shang Chunsong (CHN)
  2. Larisa Iordache (ROU)
  3. Jade Barbosa (BRA)
  4. Julie Croket (BEL)
  5. Tam Jing (SIN)
  6. Diana Bulimar (ROU)
  7. Ekaterina Baturina (RUS)
  8. Kim Bui (GER)
Noemi Makra (HUN)
Stefanie Merkle (CAN)

Romanian favorite Diana Bulimar topped the leader board on the floor. The recently injured Julie Croket showed that she's a force to be reckoned with, placing second and Chinese beauty Shang Chunsong brought up the rear, placing third.

  1. Diana Bulimar (ROU)
  2. Julie Croket (BEL)
  3. Shang Chunsong (CHN)
  4. Jade Barbosa (BRA)
  5. Briannah Tsang (CAN)
  6. Stefanie Merkle (CAN)
  7. Kim Bui (GER)
  8. Larisa Iordache (ROU)
Anastasia Grishina (RUS)
Ilara Kaslin (SUI)


Britain Below Average
British gymnasts Rebecca Tunney and Hannah Whelan were really not par today. Although this was Tunney's first meet of the year and they've both had on and off injuries, this performance was not amazing. Hopefully, they'll be back to good competition before Worlds.

Chunsong Shocks
It was a pleasant surprise too see Chinese bright spark Shang Chunsong deliver amazing routines today. I hadn't really heard of her before but I can tell that she'll be a hot shot for Antwerp. 

The New Singapore?
Singapore showed off a new set of gymnasts and they have really done well in these World Cup events. The most notable of them was Jing Ying Tam, who qualified to the beam final and scored 13.875. Olympian Heem Wei Leem also competed well, so did Qiyan Zeng and Charmaine Yeo.

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