Después de acontecimientos en Bakú (AZE), Shanghai (CHN), Brescia (ITA) y Arosa (SUI), la serie de figura mundial del 2016 en gimnasia de trampolín concluyó este fin de semana en Coimbra (POR) con Dmitrii Ushakov (RUS) y Tatsiana Piatrenia (BLR) tomando los honores en trampolín individual de hombres y mujeres respectivamente.
Piatrenia, que ya compitió en tres juegos Olímpicos y aseguró una plaza para Bielorrusia en Río 2016, anotó cuatro veces en Coimbra. El gimnasta 34 – año de edad superó a su compatriota y synchro pareja Hanna Harchonak para llevarse el título individual en Coimbra, le pone por delante de la Yana Pavlova rusa en la clasificación general de la serie con un total de 130 puntos. A pesar de su puntuación en la dificultad extremadamente alta de 16,200 puntos, Samantha Smith Canadá clasificó séptimo en la final.
In Synchronised Trampoline, Piatrenia and Harchonak left Japan’s Megu Uyama and Ayana Yamada, and France’s Marine Jurbert and Lea Labrousse in their wake to take the gold. In the overall series, they also finished first in front of Susana Kochesok and Anna Kornetskaya of Russia, who did not reach the final in Coimbra.
In the men’s individual competition, 20-year-old Uladzislau Hancharou added more gold for Belarus beating Allan Morante of France and Diogo Ganchinho of Portugal with a 60.760 total. Hancharou was defeated for the overall series title by Ushakov, the winner of the Baku and Arosa World Cups. Unable to finish his routine in the final, Ushakov ranked seventh in Coimbra.
Russia’s Sergei Azarian and Mikhail Melnik bagged their third consecutive World Cup victory in Coimbra this season, following up on their success in Italy and Switzerland last month. They prevailed over Hancharou and his synchro partner Aleh Rabtsau as well as Morante and Sebastien Martiny, accumulating a total of 150 World Cup points and being crowned winners of the overall series.
With a difference of four points over Great Britain’s Kristof Willerton, Rasmus Steffensen of Denmark won the World Cup title in men’s Tumbling, while Canada’s Michael Chaves took home the bronze. Steffensen shares the overall title with Zhang Luo (CHN) and Greg Townley (GBR), who also earned 50 points this season.
Russia’s veteran and two-time World champion, Anna Korobeinikova, once again proved her class, topping the women’s Tumbling field to win gold. She defeated silver medallist Raquel Pinto of Portugal by 2.4 points. Lea Callon (FRA) took the bronze which was enough to win the overall series.