22nd FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships
Wroclaw (POL), July 16 - 18, 2010
Accompanied by enthusiastic support from the crowd, a spectacular Final in Men’s Groups concluded these championships. Who would take the precious title? It all seemed to come down to a nose to nose race between Great Britain and China. But there were no givens with Russia and Poland breathing down their necks; the favourites knew they had to give it all they had.
The local crowd gave a supportive welcome to their Polish Group. Unfortunately, their top was unable to land a platform to platform salto properly, which meant a low Execution score and sixth place in the end.
Top qualifiers from Great Britain were up next, setting the bar high for their Chinese nemesis! With the same Combined exercise as in Qualifications they scored another 28.854 points. Enough for the title?
Second to last, Russia entered the stage, and while improving their Execution to 9.350 their total counted 28.552. A provisional rank two, just behind Great Britain. But China was still to come!
Excellent in all elements, the men in yellow thrilled the crowd again and again! Rhythmic clapping filled the arena while everyone waited for the score to be confirmed. Would they take the Gold?
Finally, slightly higher Artistic and Difficulty scores crowned the British Group World Champions!