Australian Gymnasts shine on World Cup home stage

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Gymnastics Australia earned 10 qualification spots across five apparatus yesterday in the first day of the 2017 World Cup at Hisense Arena, Melbourne.

Australia’s national vault champion and 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Emily Little, stayed true to form qualifying second behind Chinese Olympic finalist Wang Yan.

The Uneven Bars apparatus saw two solid routines from Australian girls Rianna Mizzen and Georgia Rose-Brown, their execution enough to qualify them both for finals.

A minor set-back for 2016 Australian Champion, Chris Remkes after a fall in his floor routine qualified him in eighth position, with fellow Australian athlete Luke Wadsworth just ahead in seventh spot.

This apparatus competition is the first of the individual apparatus World Cup events scheduled for the 2017 Gymnastics season.

The event has attracted gymnasts from nine countries and the Melbourne leg has been added to the International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG) calendar as an annual event through 2020.

To see all the results from day one, click here.

For ticket purchase, more info here (Saturday sold out).

 

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