Strong Showing from China, as All Aussies Qualify for Finals

22 Feb 2018

The first day of the Melbourne leg of the International Gymnastics Federation’s (FIG) Individual Apparatus World Cup series got underway this evening at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena. It’s the second year Melbourne has hosted a stop on the Individual Apparatus World Cup Series, with athletes from 15 countries converging on the sports capital of Australia for four days of world-class gymnastics. Tonight saw the first of two Qualification rounds, with athletes competing on Women’s Vault and Uneven Bars, as well as the Men’s Floor, Pommel Horse and Rings. It was a successful outing for Australia on Vault with Emily Whitehead qualifying…

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Aussies shine bright on final night of inaugural World Cup Gymnastics Melbourne

25 Feb 2017

In yet another electrifying evening of world class gymnastics, athletes from eight countries went head to head at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena, on the final night of the inaugural World Cup Gymnastics event to be held in Australia. Tonight was the second night of the World Cup finals, seeing the top eight gymnasts from qualifications on each apparatus, take to the arena in the Men’s Vault, Parallel Bars and Horizontal Bar, and Women’s Beam and Floor divisions. Japan’s key athletes, Kenzo Shirai, edged out 2016 Australian Vault Champion, Chris Remkes, for the top spot on Vault. He scored 14.916 ahead of…

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Chinese Gymnasts Dominate the World Cup Podium

24 Feb 2017

Melbourne’s Hisense Arena hosted day one of the World Cup Gymnastics Finals tonight, with the Men competing competed on Floor, Pommel Horse, and Still Rings, whilst the Women took to the Vault and Uneven Bars. Only the highest scorers on each apparatus were invited to compete in this exclusive event, which saw some of the world’s best battle it out for World Cup glory. Competitors in tonight’s final earnt their place based on a top eight finish in qualification rounds held earlier this week. Japanese superstar, Kenzo Shirai, or as he is fondly known ‘The Twist Prince’, spun and soared…

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Aussie Gymnasts flip their way into World Cup Finals

23 Feb 2017

Fans gathered at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena tonight for the second and final round of World Cup Qualifications. The Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) athletes battled it out on the Balance Beam and Floor for a berth in the upcoming finals, whilst the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Athletes (MAG) athletes concluded their qualification round on the Vault, Parallel Bars and Horizontal Bar. Japanese superstar, Kenzo Shirai, came out on top during the Men’s Vault qualifications, with a score of 14.549. Shirai won the Olympic Bronze Medal on this apparatus at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. His teammate, Wataru Tanigawa, finished in third position…

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Japanese Olympic stars wow crowd on day one of World Cup Gymnastics in Melbourne

22 Feb 2017

The Australian leg of the International Gymnastics Federation’s Individual (FIG) Apparatus World Cup series kicked off this evening at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena. The first of two rounds of qualification saw gymnasts from nine different countries, compete in both the Men’s Artistic and Women’s Artistic disciplines, for a place in the finals.  The Men athletes competed on Floor, Pommel Horse and Still Rings, whilst the Women took to the competition arena on Vault and Uneven Bars. The eight highest scores on each apparatus advance to the finals, which will be held Friday 24 and Saturday 25 February. Rotation one of competition saw Japanese athlete Kenzo Shirai qualify…

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From Rio to Melbourne: Sanne returns to competition

20 Feb 2017

Life certainly has taken a twist for Sanne Wevers since defeating American superstar Simone Biles on the balance beam in Rio. Last year, the 24 year old Dutch star found herself on the cover of magazines and the star of galas after she grabbed the Olympic gold medal that many expected Biles to add to her growing collection.

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