12. August 2007  
Bangkok / Thailand  
Artistic Gymnastics

XXIV. Universiade 2007 - Ukraine and Japan most successful

From August 8 - 18 the XXIV UNIVERSIADE 2007 was held in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. The artistic gymnastics competitions started on Thursday, August  9 with the women's team qualifications in the Arena Hall "IMPACT" Exhibition and Convention Center of Bangkok.
Hasashi MIZUTORI is the new World Champion of Students. With a total score of 92,450 points he won in front of GUO, Weydong (CHN) and Koki SAKAMURA (JPN).
After winning the women's team decision the member of the golden Chinese Team 2006 in Aarhus, ZHOU, Zhuoru won the second gold for China in the all-around competition.
At Sunday's finals Ukraine won four gold medals and together with Japan is the most successful nations...

Led by the three world champions Zhang Nan, Fan Ye and Zhou Zhuoru, China was definitely the hot title favorite before the final as its strong rivals Russia, Ukraine and Romania sent their second teams to the 24th Universiade.
However, Zhang Nan, Fan Ye and Deng Ying all fell from the beam following Zhou Zhuoru's fall from the uneven bar. Thanks to the brilliant performances by the awakening world champions on floor and vault, China regained the advantage and edged Ukraine 0.7 points to nip the gold with 174.7 points. Ukraine took the silver and Russia finished third. China coach Sun Ping attributed the triumph to the high start value points and admitted," We are not in good form today."

Best in individual all-around qualification was FAN, Ye from China with 58,250 points. On second place came the Ukrainian Olga SHERBATYCH, who scored 57,950.
On third came the second Chinese  ZHOU, Zhuoru, but on Saturday she won the all-arund final with 60.200 points.
On second place came Olga SHERBATYCH (UKR; 58,350), followed by FAN, Ye (CHN).
Elena Zamolodshikova was fourth, Alina KOZICH (UKR) came on fifth place.

WOMEN's Competition

> Women's RESULTS, All

Hasashi MIZUTORI (JPN), best of qualification, also the best gymnast in all-around final