Gym star Godwin claims Games vault gold

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Gymnastics Australia star Georgia Godwin has captured her second Commonwealth Games gold medal, this time on the women’s individual vault.


Star artistic gymnast Georgia Godwin has added a second gold medal to her glittering Birmingham resume, claiming the women’s vault title on a tiebreak.

Less than 24 hours after breaking through for all-around gold, Godwin again starred at Arena Birmingham, landing a 13.700 in her first vault then 12.766 on her second.

It drew her level with Canada’s Laurie Denommee on 13.233 (13.566 and 12.900) but Godwin pulled ahead for gold on tiebreak rules as she had the highest-scoring individual vault.

Scotland’s Shannon Archer was third on 13.083, claiming her country’s first ever Games women’s artistic gymnastics medal.

Godwin’s teammate Emily Whitehead finished eighth on 11.899.

Godwin, who also claimed team silver, could yet add to her Birmingham tally, with the uneven bars final, alongside teammate Kate McDonald, to be held later on Monday afternoon and balance beam on Tuesday.

Meanwhile teenager Jesse Moore was left to rue a fall late in his po mmel horse routine that all but cost him a medal.

Moore, 19, had a wonderful routine with a high degree of difficulty after battling through a shoulder injury, but was unable to complete his dismount and scored 13.366, finishing fifth.

Without the fall, he likely would have claimed silver.

Moore pulled out of the rings event due to the shoulder injury he aggravated midway through Sunday’s all-around final, that forced an early retirement from that event.

He is aiming to compete in Tuesday’s high bar.

Hometown hero Joe Fraser starred again, pulling out a score of 14.833 to claim his second gold ahead of Northern Ireland’s Rhys McClenaghan (14.133) and Canada’s Jayson Rampersad (14.000).

Earlier, Australia’s Clay Mason Stephens finished seventh in the floor final on 12.366

Mason Stephens, who battled back from three ACLs to make the squad, was the final competitor but a fall in the second half of his routine prove d costly.

England’s Jake Jarman snared his thir d gold of the Games, after the team and all-around finals, with a score of 14.650 ahead of Canada’s Felix Dolci (14.150) and  Giarnni Regini-Moran (13.966).



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