(RUS) takes a step on her second vault. Natalia Ziganshina sits down her
first vault 1 ½ twisting Yurchenko but lands her second one. Svetlana Khorkina falls on
both her vaults and Russia is in trouble!
Elena Gomez (ESP) falls off
bars of a Jaeger. Alba Planas takes a few steps forward on her ½ double front dismount.
Sara Moro shows some excellent work on bars (10 SV). Result: 25,787
Rikst Valentijn (NED)
sparkles on floor with an Arabian double front opening and good interpretation of the
music. Gabrielle Wammes sets the crowd alight with another great display on floor with a
well spotted 2 ½ twist to finish. Verona van de Leur steps out of bounds on a piked
full-in to open but does well nonetheless. Result: 27,286
Alexandra Croak (AUS)
gets through her tame beam routine. Jacqui Dunn improves but lands her dismount low and
takes an extra step. Allana Slater falls off beam. Not a good night for the Aussies.
Tatiana Yarosh (UKR)
lunges out of the floor area on her Arabian double front opener but conquers her other
tumbles. Alyona Kvasha does well with strong tumbling on floor (piked full-in,
handspring-double front). But Natalia Sirobaba sits down her front layout-double front and
also falls on an Arabian double front.
Rachel Tidd (USA)
falls from beam on her Arabian. Tasha Schwikert wobbles slightly on a ff-layout and seems
a little hesitant overall but still scores well. Tabitha Yim has some breaks in her
Birgit Schweigert (GER)
does well on her first vault handspring-piked front ½ but is very low on the landing of
her handspring pike front. Lisa Brüggemann staggers back on her first vault but lands her
second one well. Gabi Weller vaults a crisp handspring piked ½ for her first
attempt, but staggers forward on her second vault.
Sabina Cojocar (ROM)
labours through her routine on bars, Stroescu is a little better with a well landed double
front dismount. Andreea Raducan suffers a near disaster when she overarches a handstand on
low bars but covers very well.
Birgit Schweigert muss bei ihrem ersten
Sprung auffassen. Lisa Brüggemann setzt
sich beim ersten Sprung, steht den zweiten aber ausgezeichnet. Gabi
Weller steht den ersten Sprung, hat Unsicherheiten beim zweiten. - Result:
26,825 - sie rücken auf Platz 6 vor!
|Esther Moya (ESP)
gets Spain into trouble with a 7,725 on beam. Elena Gomez solid routine will help the
team. Sara Moros precise style and high difficulty gives Spain (RO-layout mount;
Rulfova) a boost.
Natalia Ziganshina (RUS) misses her foot on the
low bar and then falls to her hands on her split legged double layout
Yezhova comes back with a great routine until she takes a step back on her
Svetlana Khorkina does what she neraly always does on bars: a beautiful and original
routine. Result: 27,325
Kylie Tanner (AUS)
scores a 8,575 in floor. Alexandra Croak and Allana Slater competed well.
Monique Nuijten (NED)
lands her vaults well Gabrielle Wammes takes a step back on her handspring-pike front ½
but gives little away on her RO-1/2 on- front pike off. Verona van de Leur adds more when
she hits her double twisting Yurchenko.
Tatiana Yarosh (UKR)
vaulted a very tucked 1 ½ twisting Yurchenko and a handspring piked ½. Natalia Sirobaba
made up for her floor debacle with two decent vaults despiet a low landing on her second.
Alyona Kvasha was fine on her Phelps but fell on her second.
Ashley Miles (USA)
powered through her floor routine with an Arabian double front and a double layout (out of
bounds) with no big breaks. Tabitha Yim added another stable routine to the team total,
opening with a 2 ½ punch front full. Tasha Schwikert capped of a strong US effort on
floor to loud cheers. Result:27,749
Conny Schütz (GER)
got through her bars set well for an 8,325. Lisa Brüggemann nailed her dismount and
improved the teams standing. Birgit Schweigert took an uncharacterstic fall on her
Jaeger but stood up her double front dismount well.
Carmen Ionescu (ROM)
started off beam with a solid set for her team. Silvia Stroescu followed that up with an
even better routine , setting the stage for Andreea Raducan. She left little to be desired
with her super solid exercise full-twisting back; absolutely nailed double pike.
Surely, the new world champions are Romania?
Conny Schütz startet mit einer
soliden Leistung am Stufenbarren. Lisa Brüggemann
präsentiert sich mit einer flüssig und couragiert geturnten Übung und einem sicher
gestandenen Abgang. Und ausgerechnet Birgit Schweigert
muss - untypisch für sie - beim Jäger-Salto vom Gerät, steht aber danach ihren
Doppelsalto-Abgang brillant. Schade! Sie erreichen 25,074 Punkte - wieder auf Platz 7.
(ESP) showed that Spain was not
going down without a fight by putting in a fantastic floor effort for 9,5. Sara Moro
stepped out of bounds but was great otherwise for a 9,20. Result:
Natalia Ziganshina (RUS) kept her feet on the beam and impressed with a
standing Arabian. Svetlana Khorkina might have done her best not to throw everything away
for Russia on beam but a 8,862 (9,4 SV) wasnt much help. Lyudmila Yezhova competed
her ultra difficult beam set Onodi-front walkover-side somi- with
Allison Johnston (AUS) finished the competition for the
Aussies on vault.
(NED) has two major breaks in her bars routine. This might be enough to keep the team out of the
medals. Renske Endel put up a
great fight with a routine that had intricate work, but her 9,8 SV kept her score at 9,1.
Verona van de Leur gave an impressive demonstration of her beautiful stalder
took a large step forward on her dismount.
Rachel Tidd (USA) vaulted a full and a double twisting
Yurchenko to kick off the final phase of the competition. Ashley Miles followed her with
two good vaults. The USAs final competitor Mohini Bhardwaj added a Yurchenko with 1
½ twists and put in another half twist for her second vault before running off to
celebrate with her team mates. Only which place?
Verona van de Leur (NED)
Tatiana Yarosh (UKR) started off well enough on bars. Then
Natalia Sirobaba continued her disastrous competition at these championships by falling
again. Irina Yarodaskaya finished with a smooth if not brilliant routine.
Sabina Cojocar (ROM) set the stage for another Romanian
victory with great tumbling and some flair on floor. Andreea Ulmeanu gave another
impressive tumbling display on floor double layout mount. Cheers errupted even
before Andreea Raducan took to the floor and when she landed her final tumble of double
pike, no score was needed to deteremine the new world champion.
Katja Abel (GER)
survived beam well to get the final stage of
competition underway. Lisa Brüggemann was going very well in her difficult beam set only
to out her hands down on her double tuck dismount. Birgit Schweigert had a small crisis
after her mount on a full-twisting tuck jump but was very solid otherwise to bring her
competition to a good end.
The Romanian favourites win another team title with their
blend of difficulty and stability that has served them so well.
Russia once again fails
while the USA stressed stability above all.
>> Spain looked much better in the finals and
move up one place from their Olympic ranking. >> Ukraine and Australia remain sixth and
>> The young Dutch team is without doubt the sensation of these
Germans were delighted to make this final and certainly have a lot to be proud of.
Katja Abel begann am Schwebebalken
und turnte durch, nervenberuhigend für Lisa Brüggemann,
die nach einer guten Übung beim Abgang mit beiden Händen aufgreifen musste. Birgit Schweigert war etwas nervös nach ihrem
Stufenbarren-Abgang, turnte aber eine sichere Übung und brachte den Wettkampf gut zu
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