* 2nd Day of Trampoline Competitions
The Trampoline and Acrobatic Gymnastics competitions at The World Games 2013 Cali continued on Tuesday with day two of three at El Pueblo Coliseum. On the programme were qualifications and finals in Men’s and Women’s Tumbling, as well as the Women’s Groups and Men’s Pairs Acrobatic Gymnastics categories.
The Tumbling events saw ZHANG Luo of China and Viktor KYFORENKO of Ukraine tie for the men’s World Games title and China’s LIA Fangfang prevail in the women’s event.
* Men’s Tumbling
Eight tumblers competed for the same number of available spots in the final, but with participation limited to a maximum of one gymnast per federation and China the only nation with two entries, it was left to that Zhang Luo and Yang Song to battle it out between themselves.
Reigning World Champion Yang was left standing with slightly lower execution values for his qualifying passes and Zhang realised his chance of competing for the medal spots. In the final he took a commanding lead, with high difficulty and flawless execution in both passes.
However, Zhang was joined on the top step of the podium by Ukraine’s Viktor Kyforenko, who came back strongly in the final after a mistake in his first qualifying pass, tying for first place. With nearly a four-point gap to Zhang and Kyforenko, 20-year-old crowd favourite Kristof Willerton of Great Britain took the Bronze, outscoring Russia’s Grigory Noskov. * source: f i g - n e w s
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