The Gymnastics Federation of Portugal has pulled their Olympic weight this month, hosting two major international trampoline, tumbling and DMT competitions leading up to the Rio Games next month. First, they hosted the ScalabisCup, a popular annual event that was held in Santarem on June 31-July 2. Then, they hosted the Coimbra GymFest and World Cup, which was held in Coimbra on July 8-9.
In Part 1 of this story posted earlier this week, the ScalabisCup was the focus. Today, it’s Coimbra.
The Coimbra GymFest featured two events, the GymFest and the final FIG Trampoline and Tumbling World Cup of 2016. The results have not been posted yet for the Gymnast on the event website. The only result from the GymFest that I’ve found is the Men’s Open gold and silver medalists. They were Americans. Gold went to Hunter Brewster from Louisiana who performed a near flawless final routine. Second went to Cody Gesuilli from New Jersey, giving the US a huge confidence boost. (When the full results are posted, I will share them.)
The Coimbra World Cup Champions in the Individual events were both from Belarus. Tatiana Piatrenia won the women’s Individual event with an impressive 55.545 points. For the Individual Men, 20 year-old Uladzislau Hancharou stood on the top of the podium with a well-deserved final routine score of 60.760.
Hanna Harchonak, also from Belarus, took silver in the Women’s Individual Trampoline followed by Luba Glovina from Georgia. Worth noting is that Sam Smith from Canada performed an incredible 16.2 difficulty for her final routine. She finished in 7th.
France’s Allan Morante was the silver medalist in the Men’s Individual Trampoline event behind Hancharou with 58.970. In third was Diogo Ganchinho, who won the ScalabisCup earlier, from Portugal with a final score of 58.810.
Denmark’s Rasmus Steffensen won the Men’s Tumbling by 4 points over 2013 World Champion Kristof Willerton of Great Britain. Third was Michale Chaves from Canada. Veteran Anna Korobeinikova from Russian won the Women’s Tumbling event over Portugal’s Raquel Pinto. Lea Callon from France was third.
The ladies from Belarus, Harchonak and Paitrenia, scored gold for their country in the Women’s Synchronized event. The Japanese team of Ayana Yamada and Megu Uyama were in second over the team from France, Lea Larousse and Marine Jurbert. Mikhail Melnik and Sergei Azarian scored the only medal for Russia in the World Cup, winning the Men’s Synchronized event. They beat the formidable team from Belarus Hancharou and Aleh Rabtsau. The French team of Allan Mornte and Sebastian Martiny claimed the bronze.
ON TO RIO!