Hungary and Russia defend European honour in Suzuki

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Hungary and Russia defend European honour in Suzuki

April 25, 2018

The second Aerobics World Cup event was held in Japan last weekend.

With just 6 weeks until the World Championships will commence in Guimaraes (POR), many gymnasts used this World Cup stage to test their routines and compare themselves to their competitors.

The closest battle came in the individual men’s final where Japanese star Mizuki Saito and European Champion Daniel Bali (HUN) both scored 22.550. A superior execution score awarded the gold to Saito. Bali did get a gold of his own though. In the mixed pair final, Bali partnered with Fanni Mazacs to outscore the Bulgarians Antonio Papazov and Ana Maria Stoilova by one tenth. The Hungarians were joined by Balazs Farkas in the trio competition to take another medal, silver this time, behind Vietnam and ahead of Russia. Individually Russia’s Ekaterina Pykhtova was the only woman to score 22 points. She took the gold with a lead of 0.350 over Bulgaria’s Ana Maria Stoilova and Japan’s top qualifier Riri Kitazume. Bulgaria ended this competition with a bronze for their group performance behind Vietnam and China.

 

Results

Individual Men

  1. Mizuki Saito (JPN) 22.550
  2. Daniel Bali (HUN) 22.550
  3. Lucas Barbosa (BRA) 21.600
  4. Haoyu Wang (CHN) 21.500
  5. Che Thanh Nguyen (VIE) 21.300
  6. Antonio Papazov (BUL) 21.250
  7. Hanjin Kim (KOR) 20.700
  8. Roman Semenov (RUS) 19.350

 

Individual Women

  1. Ekaterina Pykhtova (RUS) 21.000
  2. Ana-Maria Stoilova (BUL) 20.650
  3. Riri Kitazume (JPN) 20.5550
  4. Darina Pashova (BUL) 20.500
  5. Yeon Sun Park (KOR) 20.450
  6. Belen Guillemot (ESP) 20.300
  7. Polina Amosenok (RUS) 19.950
  8. Qi Li (CHN) 19.150

 

Mixed pairs

  1. Daniel Bali & Fanni Mazacs (HUN) 21.550
  2. Antonio Papazov & Ana Maria Stoilova (BUL) 21.450
  3. Hoang Phong Le & Ngoc Thuy Vi Tran (VIE) 21.100
  4. Mihai Alin Popa & Sandra Dinca (ROU) 21.050
  5. Taeyun Kwon & Minji Ryu (KOR) 21.000
  6. Pedro Cabanas & Belen Guillemot (ESP) 20.900
  7. Lucas Barbosa & Tamires Silva (BRA) 19.750
  8. Ke Wang & Renjie Zhou (CHN) 19.300

 

Trios

  1. Vietnam 22.077
  2. Hungary 21.944
  3. Russia 21.716
  4. Vietnam 21.411
  5. China 21.200
  6. Romania 20.894
  7. China 20.788
  8. Japan 18.205

 

Groups

  1. Vietnam 22.277
  2. China 22.061
  3. Bulgaria 21.177
  4. Korea 21.094
  5. Russia 20.416
  6. Japan 19.905
  7. Azerbaijan 19.366
  8. Japan 18.672