07. November 2021  
Zurich, SUI  
Artistic Gymnastics

Melnikova and Nagornyy win 2021 SWISS CUP

As expected, the current all-around world champion Angelina MELNIKOVA and Russia's Olympic bronze medallist Nikita NAGORNYI ​​prevailed as the winning pair in the Zurich Hallenstadion at the 38th INTERNATIONAL SWISS CUP 2021, and beat the Ukrainian duo Yelisaveta HUBAREVA with the young Worlds bronze medallist in the final of this international pair competition Illia KOVTUN took over. After Elena Zamolodschikova / Alexey Bondarenko's Swiss Cup success in 2000, this was the first Russian success again after 21 years! From the point of view of the Swiss hosts, the semi-finals were already extremely exciting, even if the Swiss hosts Lena BICKEL / Noe SEIFERT could not prevail against Italy's pairing Alice D'AMATO (8th World Cup) & Stefano PATRON and on their Swiss Cup debut as a duo SCHWEIZ II celebrated fourth place.
According to the special competition mode, the last two of the 10 pairings were eliminated after the 1st device run: These were Germany (Kim Bui - failed her parallel bars - & Felix Remuta) and the USA (Olivia Graves / Yul Moldauer).  Switzerland TEAM I with Henji Mboyo & Stefanie Siegenthaler failed after the 2nd round.)
* With great, grateful applause, the Swiss Gymnastics Federation (STV) said Goodbye to four of its international top performers of the last decade, Giulia Steingruber, Ilaria Kaeslin, Pablo Brägger and Oliver Hegi, from active top-class sport in front of a dignified backdrop.
* RESULTS, Overview:
►► 38. International SWISS CUP 2021