FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Cup A
47th Nissen Cup
Arosa (SUI), June 22 - 23, 2012
LAUSANNE (SUI), FIG Office, June 25, 2012: Rosannagh MacLennan (CAN) and Dong Dong (CHN) won the women’s and men’s Individual Trampoline Gymnastics titles respectively in Arosa (SUI) on Saturday at the final FIG World Cup before the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Having qualified in third position behind China’s Huang Shanshan and Li Dan, MacLennan’s 55.605 in the Final won her the title. She outscored compatriot Karen Cockburn (55.125) and Huang (55.050) to share a World Cup podium with Cockburn for the first time. World Champion Li Dan (54.749) ended up off the podium in fourth place.
“We wanted to do strong routines and hoped to push one of the Chinese off the podium but we never expected to come first and second,” said MacLennan, who was runner-up at last year’s World Championships. “It’s the best we could have ever hoped for at the last World Cup before the Olympics. Now we have to go home and keep working on the little details, and hopefully we can both be on the podium at the Olympics. That would be amazing.”
In the men’s event, 2011 World runner-up Dong Dong (CHN), who was unbeaten in the previous World Cup events this month, continued his winning series in Arosa. After being the top qualifier, he scored a 61.460 in the Final that put him narrowly ahead of team-mate Tu Xiao (61.445). Japan’s Yasuhiro Ueyama, who had qualified in eighth position, moved up to third place in the Final to take the Bronze (60.105). Switzerland’s Nicolas Schori finished fifth with 57.210 points.
The synchro events saw the Chinese pairs Zhong Xingping / Li Dan and Fu Bing / He Yuxiang qualifying at the head of the women’s and men’s fields respectively, but both ending up last in the Finals with unfinished routines.
Belarusians Tatsiana Piatrenia and Sviatlana Makshtarova won the women’s event with a 47.900, defeating Russia’s Irina Kundius and Victoria Voronina (46.600) as well as Nataliia Moskvina and Maryna Kyiko (46.000) of Ukraine.
Ukraine men’s pair Dmytro Byedyevjin and Maksym Volianskyi (50.600) outscored the Japanese duo Takashi Sakamoto and Manabu Yamagichi (50.200) as well as France’s Gregoire Pennes and Sebastien Martiny (48.700) to win the Gold.
Swiss pairs Fanny Chilo / Melanie Peterhans (44.200) and Schori / Fabian Wyler (32.700) finished fifth and seventh in the women’s and men’s Finals respectively.
Check the results of Qualifications and Finals!
The 2012 FIG World Cup series in Trampoline Gymnastics continues after the London 2012 Olympic Games on September 7 – 8 in Loule (POR).
About 2012 FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Cup Series
The 2012 FIG World Cup circuit in Trampoline Gymnastics includes five category A events, all of which will feature Qualifications and Finals in Men’s and Women’s Individuals as well as Synchronised Trampoline and a total of three events, including Tumbling competitions.
With stopovers on two continents, competitions are slated for June 2 – 3 in Taiyuan City (CHN), June 16 – 17 in Albacete (ESP), June 22 – 23 in Arosa (SUI), September 7 – 8 in Loule (POR) and October 5 – 6 in Sofia (BUL).
Participation is restricted to four men and four women each in Individual Trampoline and Tumbling as well as two men’s and two women’s pairs in Synchronised Trampoline per country. The top eight gymnasts or pairs from Qualifications proceed to the Finals, where a maximum of two individuals or one pair per country and discipline can compete. If there are fewer than eight participating gymnasts or pairs with only one unit per federation, a qualifying round will not be held.
Participation of one gymnast or pair from the host country in one Final chosen from Tumbling, Individual or Synchronised Trampoline is ensured by a wild card in the event that the federation fails to qualify for any of the Finals.
The world ranking points collected by competitors during the circuit will tally up to a total with the best four results counting, and the top scorers in each discipline will be crowned the winners of the overall series at the ultimate event in Sofia.