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Finals Day Two: The Melbourne World Cup ends on a high

23 Feb 2020

The 2020 Gymnastics World Cup has ended on a high with the crowd treated to spectacular performances on Sunday afternoon. Men’s Vault lived up to its high expectations with Korean Jeahwan Shin, who had qualified in 6th, surprising the field to win the gold medal with a 14.866. Less than .1 behind, Jorge Vega Lopez had his efforts rewarded with a 14.783 to come in second while Israel’s Andrey Medvedev won Bronze with a 14.550. The crowd excitement continued to build when the Balance Beam final commenced with Australia once again in medal contention. But it was Japan who continued…

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Finals Day One: Big names secure Gold at Melbourne World Cup

22 Feb 2020

It was an incredible night at Melbourne Arena to get the World Cup Gymnastics finals underway with Men’s Floor, Pommel Horse and Rings as well as Women’s Vault and Uneven Bars. Opening competition with men’s floor, the crowd was wowed by the spectacular display from the gymnasts. Korean Sunghyun Ryu took home the Gold medal with an outstanding 14.933, Russian Kirill Prokopev coming in second with 14.600 and Milad Karimi of Kazakhstan securing bronze with 14.200. In an impressive display of strength on the Still Rings, Greece’s Eleftherios Petrounias secured the Gold medal with an incredible 15.066 much to the…

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Qualifications Day Two: International stars storm into finals

21 Feb 2020

Qualifications have now wrapped up and the day 2 action did not disappoint! It was a busy night out on the competition floor on with Men’s Vault, Parallel Bars and Horizontal Bars. The strong international field stunned crowds with Jorge Vega Lopez qualifying 1st on the men’s vault with an impressive 14.666, Australian James Bacueti close behind with 14.616. While fan favourite Epke Zonderland flew into top spot on the Horizontal Bar with 14.266, Mitchell Morgans, Milad Karimi, Hidetaka Miyachi and Tyson Bull making up the top 5. Australia’s beam queen Emma Nedov continued her strong performances on the apparatus…

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WORLD CUP BUSHFIRE RELIEF AUCTION

21 Feb 2020

Following the devastating bushfires that have caused unprecedented damage and loss through Australia this summer, the LOC have come together with various international gymnastics federations to raise funds to assist those in need. It is believed that roughly 25.5 million acres have burned, 3,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed and more than 1 billion mammals, reptiles and birds are likely to have lost their lives. The Australian community has rallied together to provide much needed food, water and financial support to those impacted around the country. The Local Organising Committee will be auctioning a number of highly sought after…

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Day 1 of Qualifications Recap

20 Feb 2020

The 2020 Gymnastics World Cup finally got under way with a strong Day One of Qualifications already completed. Melbourne and Melbourne Arena, welcomed back world class gymnastics for the fourth-successive year with over 30 countries and 100 athletes, competing across the four days. Day one of competition saw several of the World’s top athletes take to the podium for the first time, ahead of one of the biggest event years as we head towards to Tokyo 2020. Competing for a place in the much-anticipated finals spot on Saturday night saw MAG athletes compete on the Floor, Pommel Horse and Rings….

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WORLD CUP GYMNASTICS RETURNS TO MELBOURNE IN 2020

20 Feb 2020

From 20-23 February, Melbourne and Melbourne Arena will become the heart of the gymnastics world as the world’s best athletes, compete at the International Gymnastics Federation’s (FIG) Individual Apparatus Artistic Gymnastics World Cup 2020. This world-class event returns to Melbourne for the fourth-and-final time in what is said to be the biggest event year, with Olympic qualifying points on offer. With more then 30 countries and 100 athletes taking part, the 2020 World Cup serves as one of the final qualifying events for the Tokyo Olympics in July. Gymnastics Australia Chief Executive Officer, Kitty Chiller AM, said it was exciting…

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