October 20, 2012Last competition day of this 9th TeamGym championships edition: finals of all categories: juniors and seniors mixed, women’s and men’s teams.
Starting at 9 o’clock this morning, the junior mixed teams are lining up in front of the judges and the spectators. There are already quite a lot of spectators in the hall for a Saturday morning, all ready for a good day of finals taking care of creating a good atmosphere and supporting their teams.
Will Denmark, host federation of these Championships, manage to confirm their first rank of the qualifications and will they snatch away the European title from Norway who outscored Denmark two years ago while SWE was on the third step of the podium?
The Danish team has the advantage of being at home and carried by their home crowd and their performance is awarded with the highest step of the podium!
Results of the junior mixed teams:
1- DEN – 55.900
2- NOR – 54.300
3- SWE – 51.066
Second final for today with the same category – mixed times – but this time with the seniors. The 6 teams competing are: ISL / GBR / FRA / DEN NOR / SWE.
Norway that arrived first 2 years ago is at the moment second qualifier after Denmark, followed by Sweden.
SWE soon takes the lead of this final, obtaining a score of 19.733 points. Their exercise was accompanied by a music with a funny touch and they presented a choreography including precise head moves that looked very good.
But the floor exercise of the Danish team – a superb choreography - is awarded with a better score (20.666). Their performance on trampet is worth 19.600 which allows them to climb on the top provisional rank for the moment but this is without counting Norway who is following closely behind. Everything is still possible with the passage at the last apparatus.
The Danish team is wildly applauded by the audience at its passage on tumbling - before their passage to encourage them and afterwards to congratulate them.
Denmark secures the medal of this final which means a double victory for Denmark this morning.
Result of the seniors mixed:
1- DEN – 59.666
2- NOR – 58.558
3- SWE – 56.633
The passion is up now with the women team finals juniors and seniors.
Junior women’s podium in 2010: gold: SWE / silver: DEN / bronze: ISL.
The ranking of yesterday’s qualifications for this category gave the advantage to ISL followed by DEN and SWE.
Will the 3 nations remain in the same order?
While they only have one more apparatus to go, the 3 teams still occupy the three top positions with a small advantage for ISL who remains in the lead followed by SWE and DEN.
Denmark finally outscores Sweden but Iceland confirms its leading position of the qualifications and will go home with the gold medal.
Result of the junior women team finals:
1- ISL – 54.899
2- DEN – 53.783
3- SWE – 52.783
It’s the women senior teams’ turn to enter the NRGI ARENA now.
It is Norway that starts on floor ; NOR that had arrived 3rd of this category in 2010 but was not one of the top three qualifiers (SWE / ISL / DEN = provisional podium of the qualification).
Superb performances were to be seen on floor, in particular the SWE team who presented an incredible routine but also Iceland that is now battling for the supreme title!
It’s done and decided – ISL defends its European title in this category.
Results of the senior women team finals:
1- ISL – 59.116
2- SWE – 56.133
3- FIN – 50.666
Last finals of this competition: the junior and senior men team finals.
For the juniors, only three teams are competing: NOR – DEN – SWE
It is DEN, current title holder, who is currently leading as top qualifier but everything is still possible for SWE and NOR.
The Danish are very efficient and present precise performances; no major mistakes on tumbling and trampet and their floor routine was excellent; their performance allowed them to take the lead followed by NOR that managed to step one step higher compared to the podium of 2010. SWE will go home with bronze.
Results of the junior men team:
1- DEN – 59.166
2- NOR – 49.366
3- SWE – 48.666
The senior men are the last to make the NRGI ARENA vibrate with their stunning performances, the music and the cheering of the audience.
The Portuguese start with the floor exercise. It seems difficult that they can reach the top ranks. The top three qualifiers are the same nations and in the same order of the finals from two years ago: DEN followed by SWE and NOR.
A very last final in a crowded hall where the heat is up. The Swedish fans rival with those from Denmark…
Suspense until the end, however it is finally Denmark that wins gold leaving silver to SWE and bronze to NOR, same as two years ago.
Results of the senior men team:
1- DEN – 65.250
2- SWE – 64.633
3- NOR – 53.466
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