The first day of event finals wrapped up earlier today… And I’ll tell you it was one interesting day of gymnastics.
The first event was the men’s floor final. It started off with a sturdy performance from 2015 World All Around Silver Medalist, Manrique Larduet of Cuba, however, he did have a bit of trouble on a few of his landings and scored “only” a 14.800 landing him in 7th. Next, was Hansol Kim of South Korea. He landed in a huge squat on one of his tumbles, but otherwise, he had a strong routine. He scored a 14.933 to move ahead of Larduet and landed in the 6th place position. Rayderley Zapata Santana of Spain was up next who had an awesome routine including a back 1.5 into a double front pike, a double double layout, and a few other passes. He scored a 15.200 to win the bronze medal. Daniel Purvis of Great Britain performed after Zapata and had a great routine! He scored a 15.100 just one tenth behind Zapata which put him in 5th place. Deng Shudi of China also had a great routine scoring a 15.150 landing in the 4th place position. After Shudi, was Kenzo Shirai of Japan who had AN AMAZINGLY DIFFICULT ROUTINE! Some of his passes were: a quad full, a back 3.5 to front double full, etc. He scored a 16.233 for first place! Daniel Purvis’ teammate, Max Whitlock was next. He had a sturdy routine scoring a 15.566 landing in the silver medal spot. The last performer was Tomas Gonzalez of Chile. Tomas is one of my favorite gymnasts because in gymnastics years he is 100+ years old and yet he is still very determined to win a worlds or olympic medal. He had an OK set, with a few hesitant landings, and he scored a 14.733 to land in 8th place. This was an interesting floor final and below are the final results:
|3||ZAPATA SANTANA, RAYDERLEY MIGUEL||ESP||6.700||8.500||15.200|
Next was the women’s vault final. Alexa Moreno was up first who had a sturdy first vault (front handspring 1.5 twist), scoring a 14.66. On her second vault, she had a few steps and landed out of the center of the mat scoring a 14.466 averaging a 14.566 to land in a tie for 7th. Next was Ellie Downie who had 2 clean vaults to average a 14.899 for fourth (just out of the medals :(). After Ellie, it was Hong Un Jong who had a clean amanar and cheng to average a 15.633 for second. Next, was Giulia Steingruber… she had a very nice vault to score a 15.500. On her second vault, she performed a yurchenko 1.5 and as soon as she landed she immediately grabbed her knee, fell to the floor, and was assisted off the podium. I still have not found out what or is she injured something, but I hope she’s ok. After Giulia, it was Maria Paseka who performed two sturdy vaults for a 15.666 average, to land in the gold medal position. Wang Yan was next who had a beautiful first vault (tsuk double full). But on her second, vault, she fell to her knees as she landed and ended up placing 6th. Simone Biles was next and she performed two very clean vaults but with a bit lower difficulty, she landed in 3rd. The last competitor was Dipa Karmakar. Her first vault is a Produnova which is a VERY difficult vault. She hit her butt as she landed and scored a 15.300/17.000 for her first vault. Her second vault was a tsuk double full and she landed, took a few steps, and ended up completely off the matt. She scored a 14.066 for her second vault. Her average was a 14.683 landing her in 5th place. Below are the final results of this final:
|2||HONG, UN JONG||PRK||15.633||15.666||6.300||9.366||15.600||6.400||9.200|
|7||MORENO MEDINA, ALEXA CITLALI||MEX||14.566||14.666||6.200||8.566||-0.10||14.466||6.000||8.566||-0.10|
For the other men’s finals there were pommel horse and rings, below are the results for those.
|4||AIT SAID, SAMIR||FRA||6.800||8.833||15.633|
|6||VAN GELDER, LAMBERTUS||NED||6.800||8.700||15.500|