GYMNASTICS: World champs Zonderland & Derwael win in Cottbus

Dutch Olympic and World Horizontal Bar Champion Epke Zonderland

The famed Turnier des Meister in Cottbus (GER) showcased two 2018 World Championships gold medalists in the final FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup of the year.

In the men’s apparatus finals, Dutch star Epke Zonderland won the Horizontal Bar in a tight duel with 2017 World Champion Tin Srbic (CRO), 14.866-14.733, and 2017 Worlds silver winner Igor Radivilov (UKR) won the Vault at 14.941.

In the women’s events, 2018 World Champion Nina Derwael of Belgium won her specialty, the Uneven Bars, with Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade second. The big medal winner in the meet was Abdrade, who won the Vault and Beam for three total medals.

American Jade Carey, the 2017 Worlds silver winner in the Vault and Floor, won the Vault silver behind Andrade, 14.728-14.516. Summaries:

FIG Gymnastics World Cup/Turnier des Meister
Cottbus (GER) ~ 22-25 November 2018
(Full results here)

Men

Floor: 1. Artem Dolgopyat (ISR), 14.800; 2. Casimir Schmidt (NED), 14.500; 3. Carlos Edriel Yulo (PHI), 14.500.

Pommel Horse: 1. Chih Kai Lee (TPE), 15.508; 2. Hao Weng (CHN), 15.266; 3. Saeedreza Keikha (IRI), 15.133.

Rings: 1. Yang Liu (CHN), 15.200; 2. Samir Ait Said (FRA), 14.900; 3. Hao You (CHN), 14.833.

Vault: 1. Igor Radivilov (RUS), 14.941; 2. Mingqi Huang (CHN), 14.833; 3. Loris Frasca (FRA), 14.733.

Parallel Bars: 1. Oleg Verniaiev (UKR), 15.00; 2. Dmitrii Lankin (RUS), 14.766; 3. Ferhat Arican (TUR), 14.666.

Horizontal Bar: 1. Epke Zonderland (NED), 14.866; 2. Tin Srbic (CRO), 14.733; 3. Hidetaka Miyachi (JPN), 14.533.

Women

Vault: 1. Rebeca Andrade (BRA), 14.728; 2. Jade Carey (USA), 14.516; 3. Dipa Karmakar (IND), 14.316.

Uneven Bars: 1. Nina Derwael (BEL), 15.100; 2. Andrade (BRA), 14.500; 3. Jiaqi Lyu (CHN), 14.433.

Beam: 1. Andrade (BRA), 13.766; 2. Flavia Saraiva (BRA), 13.266; 3. Diana Varinska (UKR), 13.200.

Floor: 1. Saraiva (BRA), 14.100; 2. Jade Barbosa (BRA), 13.550; 3. Marta Pihan-Kulesza (POL), 13.433. Also: 5. Carey (USA), 13.300.

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