First Day Finals 25th March 2016
SM Office, Doha (QAT) March 25, 2016: Gymnasts from 10 different countries won event titles as finals got underway at the Doha World Challenge Cup Friday in Qatar.
The World Champion HYPOLITO Diego BRA lit up the Aspire Dome with his incredible skills on Floor. HYPOLITO's 15.175 score (6.8 difficulty) not easily win the First Gold Medal of the World Cup of Qatar since last year won the silver, ahead of the Slovenian KLAVORA Rok with (15.000) and Britain OLDHAM Sam (14.925).
Suisse's STEINGRUBER Giulia improved to take the gold on vault (14.712 average). Slovenian's BELAK Teja delivered for the silver (14.337 average), while KYSSELEF Tjasa (SLO) settled for bronze (14.087).
The champion of the last year Doha 2015 the Armenia's Harutym Merdinyan dominate the Pommel horse, hit his 6.7 difficulty routine for the second day in a row to win gold (15.675), followed by SELIGMAN Robert (CRO, 15.300) and STEPKO Oleg AZE and BERTONCELJ Saso SLO with 15.000.
Number one in the Uneven Bars in 2015, ADLERTEG Jonna (SWE) took gold on Uneven Bars (14.925) despite that she was injured during the dismount. ANDRADE Rebeca (BRA) took the bronze medal with a 14.250 in finals, while MARTINS Filipa (POR) won bronze (13.625).
The number one in the world ranking list in Rings PETROUNIAS Eleftherios (GRE) win the Rings with a total (15.875) fellow by the two Armenian's DAVTYAN Vahagn with 15.800 and TOVMASYAN Artur third with (15.775).
Day Two Apparatus Finals
SM Office, Doha (QAT), March 26, 2016: Suprized by the Chinese gymnast HUANG Mingqi with two excellent vault of D: 6,00 in the men's Vault competition with (15.200 average) exceptionally clean form on vault. Second REMKES Christopher AUS with (14.950 average) and then HYPOLITO Diego BRA (14.900 average), who claimed bronze.
Olympic Champion Catalina PONOR showed clean exercises on Beam with (14.650) followed by the Brazilian's LEE DE ARAUJO Thauany the silver (14.150), then MARTINS Filipa POR who got bronze with (13.900) – surprize with the fault of STEINGRUBER Giulia SUI
No surprise in the Parallel Bars for the first and second places STEPKO Oleg AZE as last year who took first place with (15.825) and LARDUET Manrique CUB took the second with (15.775). Then PHAM Phuoc Hung VIE took the bronze with (15.350).
On floor exercise and same last year STEINGRUBER Giulia SUI confirm her performance of the first day with (14.700). Second BULIMAR Diana Laura ROU (14.125) and KOVACS Zsofia HUN (13.925).
MAENO Fuya JPN has benefits the finals with 15.175 pts. Second WATSON Ashley (GBR) 15.050 pts and MOZNIK Marijo CRO go for the silver with 14.850 - last year champion CORDOBA Nicolas ARG fault and take the six position.
Pictures below courtesy of E&R Walker Photography.
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