GYMNASTICS: China takes four titles in season-opening Artistic World Cup

Dutch Olympic and World Horizontal Bar Champion Epke Zonderland

Chinese gymnasts topped the podium four times at the FIG Artistic World Cup in Melbourne (AUS), but four World Championships medal winners collected wins as well.

China’s Yang Liu led a 1-2 finish in the Rings, with Hao You second, and then You won the Parallel Bars with an impressive 15,066 score. Yilin Fan also led a 1-2 in the women’s Uneven Bars over Jiaqi Lyu, and Shiting Zhao won on Beam.

Four World Championships medalists won the other four men’s events: 2018 Floor bronze medalists Carlos Yulo (PHI) won on Floor, and Chih Kai Lee (TPE) won on Pommel Horse. A two-time Worlds silver medalist on vault, Ukraine’s Igor Radivilov, won the Vault, and reigning World Champion Epke Zonderland (NED) tied for the win on High Bar with Japan’s Hidetaka Miyachi. Summaries:

FIG Artistic World Cup
Melbourne (AUS) ~ 23-24 February 2019
(Full results here)


Floor: 1. Carlos Yulo (PHI), 14.566; 2. Hibiki Arayashiki (JPN), 14.500; 3. tie, Rayderley Zapata (ESP) and Dominick Cunningham (GBR), 14.500.

Pommel Horse: 1. Chih Kai Lee (TPE), 15.266; 2. Hao Weng (CHN), 15.233; 3. Tomomasa Hasegawa (JPN), 14.666.

Rings: 1. Yang Liu (CHN), 15.166; 2. Hao You (CHN), 15.133; 3. Arthur Zanetti (BRA), 14.966.

Vault: 1. Igor Radivilov (UKR), 14.949; 2. Loris Frasca (FRA), 14.900; 3. Cunningham (GBR), 14.749.

Parallel Bars: 1. Hao You (CHN), 15.066; 2. Ahmet Onder (TUR), 14.633; 3. Ferhat Arican (TUR), 14.366.

High Bar: 1. tie, Hidetaka Miyachi (JPN) and Epke Zonderland (NED), 14.733; 3. Chenglong Zhang (CHN), 14.333.


Vault: 1. Seojeong Yeo (KOR), 14.266; 2. Oksana Chusovitina (UZB), 14.200; 3. Linmin Yu (CHN), 14.083.

Uneven Bars: 1. Yilin Fan (CHN), 14.833; 2. Jiaqi Lyu (CHN), 14.366; 3. Georgia-Rose Brown (AUS), 13.366.

Beam: 1. Shiting Zhao (CHN), 13.566; 2. Emma Nedov (AUS), 13.500; 3. Mana Oguchi (JPN), 13.066.

Floor: 1. Vanessa Ferrari (ITA), 13.600; 2. Paula Mejias (PUR), 12.533; 3. Zhao (CHN), 12.266.