World Cup success for Belarus, France and Russia in Loulé (POR)

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World Cup success for Belarus, France and Russia in Loulé (POR)

October 9, 2018

At the last Trampoline World Cup of the year

More than 150 gymnasts from 23 countries competed in Loulé (POR) in Trampoline (individual and synchro) and Tumbling. This was the eighth and final event in the two-year World Cup series.

2016 Olympic Champion Uladzislau Hancharou (BLR) had a great weekend in Portugal, winning the individual title and partnering with Aleh Rabtsau for the silver medal in synchro. In the overall series however. Hancharou claimed victory in both categories.

European Champion Yana Pavlova (RUS) fell in the final but had already mathematically clinched the overall series in synchro thanks to five top-three finished.

In tumbling, European bronze medallist Vadim Afanasyev (RUS) clinched the gold medal ahead of the British duo Elliott Browne and Kristof Willerton. Azerbaijan’s Mikhail Malkin won the overall title. France’s Marie Deloge won the women’s title just a tenth ahead of Megan Kealy (GBR). Portugal’s Raquel Pinto won the bronze medal and the overall series. "I'm very happy with this competition,” Pinto said. “I was not expecting to take first place in the overall Tumbling series. My objectives were to perform two clean passes and get on the podium — winning the series was just a bonus. This was another moment of preparation for the World Championships and I think it was an excellent indicator that the work I have been doing, my effort and dedication are being rewarded."

Find the full results here: http://www.fig-gymnastics.com/site/events/results.php?idEvent=15407

The next stop … Saint Petersburg (RUS) for the World Championships!