Marios Georgiou (CYP) and Lara Mori (ITA) stars of Tarragona

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Marios Georgiou (CYP) and Lara Mori (ITA) stars of Tarragona

June 28, 2018

Report of the gymnastics at the Mediterranean Games

From Saturday till Tuesday, gymnastics stepped into the spotlight of the programme of the 18th Mediterranean Games in the Spanish city of Tarragona. The team finals provided fantastic excitement with close battles for the medals in both the men’s and women’s competition.  Lara Mori led her Italian teammates to victory less than a point ahead of France while Spain claimed the bronze medal. The men’s final was truly nail-biting with just 0.650 separating the three medallists! Spain took advantage of the home support to overtake Turkey for the title with France settling for bronze.

Mori continued her winning streak in the all-around by posting the top score on both beam and floor, giving her a full point lead over silver medallist Louise Vanhille (FRA) who was the best on vault and bars. And it wasn’t over yet for Mori! With 13.600 she dominated the floor final, cruising to victory. Vanhille took gold on bars while teammate Marine Boyer won the beam title.

Cypriot star Marios Georgiou and France’s Julien Gobaux went head-to-head throughout the all-around final, showing consistency on all 6 events. With an edge of just 2 tenths Georgiou clinched the gold medal and in event finals he added a full set of medals to his collection: gold on high bar, silver on parallel bars and bronze on pommel horse!  Spain’s Rayderley Zapata clinched the gold on his speciality floor, France’s Cyril Tommasone on pommel horse, Turkey’s Ibrahim Colak on rings, France’s Loris Frasca on vault and Turkey’s Ahmet Onder on parallel bars.

In total, eight countries -7 European and Egypt- returned home with medals showing a nice spread of high-level performance throughout the region:

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

France

4

3

3

10

Italy

3

2

-

5

Turkey

2

5

2

9

Spain

2

1

4

7

Cyprus

2

1

1

4

Egypt

1

-

1

2

Slovenia

-

1

3

4

Croatia

-

1

-

1

 

Results – top 3

Women

Team

  1. Italy 155.250
  2. France 154.400
  3. Spain 151.550

 

All-around

  1. Lara Mori (ITA) 53.200
  2. Louise Vanhille (FRA) 52.050
  3. Ana Perez (ESP) 51.450

 

Vault

  1. Nancy Taman (EGY) 13.899
  2. Tjasa Kysselef (SLO) 13733
  3. Teja Belak (SLO) 13.499

 

Bars

  1. Louise Vanhille (FRA) 13.166
  2. Paula Raya (ESP) 12.700
  3. Lucija Hribar (SLO) 12.533

 

Beam

  1. Marine Boyer (FRA) 14.033
  2. Giada Grisetti (ITA) 13.366
  3. Louise Vanhille (FRA) 12.900

 

Floor

  1. Lara Mori (ITA) 13.600
  2. Goksu Uctas (TUR) 12.533
  3. Cintia Rodriguez (ESP) 12.466

 

Men

Team

  1. Spain 250.550
  2. Turkey 250.000
  3. France 249.900

 

All-around

  1. Marios Georgiou (CYP) 84.050
  2. Julien Gobaux (FRA) 83.850
  3. Ahmet Onder (TUR) 82.900

 

Floor

  1. Rayderley Zapata (ESP) 14.500
  2. Ahmet Onder (TUR) 14.366
  3. Rok Klavora (SLO) 14.133

 

Pommel horse

  1. Cyril Tommasone (FRA) 15.033
  2. Robert Seligman (CRO) 14.966
  3. Marios Georgiou (CYP) 14.500

 

Rings

  1. Ibrahim Colak (TUR) 15.233
  2. Marco Lodadio (ITA) 14.933
  3. Ali Zahran (EGY) 14.733

 

Vault

  1. Loris Frasca (FRA) 14.716
  2. Ahmet Onder (TUR) 14.583
  3. Ferhat Arican (TUR) 14.333

 

Parallel bars

  1. Ahmet Onder (TUR) 15.033
  2. Marios Georgiou (CYP) 14.933
  3. Julien Gobaux (FRA) 14.533

 

High bar

  1. Marios Georgiou (CYP) 14.133
  2. Umit Samiloglu (TUR) 14.066
  3. Nestor Abad (ESP) 14.033

 

You can find the full results here: http://results.tarragona2018.cat/en/ALL/schedule.