Sun Xiaojiao (CHN)
starts on floor with solid performance including a tucked full-in
mount, a triple twist and a double pike. 9,062.
(RUS) only vaults a tucked Khorkina for her first vault (9,5 SV) but
lands her half on- rudi off well for a 9,525 (9,368 average).
(BRA) is brilliant on floor, scoring a well desrved 9,562.
(RUS) is brimming with confidence on her difficult beam set and takes the
current lead with 9,587 (10 SV).
(ROM) vaults a pair of Khorkinas (piked and layout) for an average of
Sara Moro (ESP)
finishes her floor routine with a clean triple twist but has to take a
deduction for a step oiut of bounds. 9,287
van de Leur (NED) hops back on her double
twisting but tucks down her second vault (RO- full-twisting ff on back
pike off) and takes a step off the mat. 9,093.
(ROM) opens with a 1 ˝ twisting Yurchenko and backs it up with a double
twisting one. 9,356
(NED) has some breaks in her leg form on a stalder full on low bar.8, 562.
(AUS) starts her second rotation with a fall from beam. 8,212
(BRA) loses ground with too simple vaults.
(RUS) sneaks around her whip-triple twist opening on floor 8,975.
(USA) is quietly earning points with her solid work – 9,350 on beam.
(ROM) fights bars, her nemisis, and takes a hop
on her double front dismount 8,862.
Verona van der Leur
(NED) swings bars with incredible easy and
difficulty. She sticks her double-double dismount for a 9,4 – highest
basr score so far.
(RUS) gets through her floor routine well to
stay in the mix – 9,387.
(ROM) shows a combination of hop full – full-twisting giant- 1 ˝
pirouette- Tkachev on bars. 8,625.
(ROM) is solid on beam.9,387
(RUS) brings thsi rotation to the end on bars. Leaving out the full
turn after the satlder on low bar and looking a little hesitant, she
scores 9,537 (9,8 SV).
(USA) puts in another solid performance on floor with a full-in mount.
Verona van de Leur
(NED) dashes her hopes with a fall on her
ff-layout on beam. 8,55
(RUS) has problems landing her 1 ˝ twisting Yurchenko but her double
twisting one works just fine. 9,343
(ROM) has a wobble on beam but is confident enough in the rest of her
(ROM) powers through her difficult tumbling – double layout mount , 2
˝ twist – punch layout front- for a 9,225.
(USA) vaults well enough to keep hot the heels of Ziganshina. 9,143.
(RUS) nails her new dismount of RO-gainer 2 ˝ twist. 9,237
(ROM) is spectacular in places (full-twisting back tuck; double pike
dismount) but takes a few steps on her front pike mount and has a few
balance checks for a high 9,475.
(RUS) sits down her vault and can only average 8,175
Cojocar (ROM) opens with a 2 ˝ twisting front and charms the
audience and the judges for a 9,462.
(USA) avoids trouble with a solid if not brilliant bars effort marred
by some form breaks. 8,950 (9,5 SV).
(RUS) was far from perfect on floor with some stumbles on her landings
but entertaining as ever for a generous 9,475.
(BRA) finished her competition with another great effort on beam for a
9,375 to collapse into the arms of her new coach Oleg Ostapenko.
(ROM) needed more than a 9,90 to tie Khorkina for the AA title. If she
was dejected going to the floor, she didn’t show it. A step out of
bounds on her 2 ˝ twist punch layout front cost her. When her score of
9,262 was flashed their were boos from the audience.
Verona van de Leur
(NED) showed the crowd she wasn’t going to go out without a
fight with a great floor routine to end. 9,350.
In the final routine of the
entire competition, Natalia Ziganshina (RUS) made up for all the
mistakes she had made earlier in the competition by nailing her ultra
difficult bars set for 9,20 and the silver medal.
Final Results -
||Verona van de Leur
||Janerky de la Pena