09. October 2017  
Valladolid, ESP  

Final World Cup before 2017 Trampoline Worlds

* f i g - report ---: At the last World Cup event before the 2017 Trampoline World Championships in November in Sofia (BUL), China’s Dong Dong, the triple World and double Olympic champion, and his compatriot Zhu Xueying, the 2014 Youth Olympic champion, won the men’s and women’s individual competitions respectively. The event was held this past weekend in Valladolid (ESP).
In a field that included 2016 Olympic champion Uladzislau Hancharou (BLR) and 2014 World champion Tu Xiao (CHN), Dong – who finished second at the Rio Games – defeated 2014 YOG champion Dylan Schmidt (NZL) and three-time Olympian Dmitrii Ushakov (RUS) to take the title.
Dong had a higher horizontal displacement value compared with the other medallists and he took advantage of Schmidt’s .4 penalty to hold him at bay. Without the penalty, Schmidt, who had matched Dong in difficulty and exceeded his execution and time-of-flight scores, would have edged the champion by .005 points.

* TUMBLING --: With World Ranking leader and four-time World champion Anna Korobeinikova and Maxim Shlyakin dominating the women’s and men’s fields respectively, both Tumbling golds from Valladolid went to Russia. With her superior difficulty, Korobeinikova outscored the silver medallist, Belgium’s Tachina Peeters, by four points. Chen Ling, the Chinese multi-World Championships medallist, placed third. Second at last week’s World Cup event in Loule, Shlyakin now stepped to the top of the men’s podium, overcoming 2013 World champion Kristof Willerton (GBR) and World Ranking leader Mikhail Malkin (AZE).
The host nation Spain recorded three seventh-place finishes via Jorge Martin in the men’s Individual and both Martin and David Vega, and Cristina Masfret and Cristina Sainz in the Synchronised Trampoline competitions.
Detailed results   FIG World Ranking

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