LAUSANNE (SUI), FIG Office, June 18, 2012: China’s Dong Dong and Huang Shanshan won the Men’s and Women’s Individual Trampoline Gymnastics titles respectively at last weekend’s FIG World Cup in Albacete (ESP). Both qualified first and defeated their compatriots Tu Xiao (Men’s) and Li Dan (Women’s) for the Gold. Masaki Ito took the Men’s Bronze for Japan and Karen Cockburn of Canada outscored Tatsiana Piatrenia (BLR) by a narrow margin for the Women’s podium. Spain’s Ángel Hernández, who made his official elite-level debut in Albacete, scored 54.195 to finish sixth.
1 DONG DONG CHINA 61.4
2 XIAO TU CHINA 60.9
3 MASAKI ITO JAPAN 59.935
1 SHANSHAN HUANG CHINA 56.87
2 DAN LI CHINA 56.36
3 KAREN COCKBURN CANADA 55.13
The Men’s Synchronised event saw French pair Grégoires Pennes and Sébastien Martiny victorious over top qualifiers Dong Dong and Tu Xiao, with Ukraine’s Dmytro Byedyevkin and Maksym Volianskyi in third.
China’s Women’s pair of Lil Dan and Zhong Xingping, who delivered brilliant performances in Qualifications, were unable to finish their routine in the Final and finished last. While Tatsiana Piatrenia and Sviatlana Makshtarova of Belarus won the title, Ukraine’s Natalia Moskvina and Maryna Kyiko, and Switzerland’s Sylvie Wirth and Simone Scherer took the Silver and Bronze respectively. Spaniards Laura Garcia Martinez and Cristina Sainz Bernabeu finished fifth (27.700).
1 GREGOIRE PENNES y SEBASTIEN MARTINY France 49.9
2 DONG DONG y XIAO TU China 49.3
3 DMYTRO BYEDYEVKIN y MAKSYM VOLIANSKYI Ukraine 47.7
1 TATSIANA PIATRENIA y SVIATLANA MAKSHTAROVA Belarus 48.2
2 NATALIA MOSKVINA y MARYNA KYIKO Ukraine 44.2
3 SYLVIE WIRTH y SIMONE SCHERER Switzerland 42.8
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.