World Cup Final winners

All-in-all, it was not the best World Cup Final ever.

But don’t tell that to the Champions.

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FIG

All 3 Aussies took home a medal. Congratulations!

Philippe Rizzo scored a silver on high bar and Lauren Mitchell won beam. Prashanth Sellathurai took bronze on pommels.

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Rizzo – source

The Dutch men impressed. Holland took gold — Epke Zonderland on high bar, silver — Jeffrey Wammes Vault — and bronze — Yuri van Gelder Rings.

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van Gelder – source

… Globoesporte reported that Diego Hypolito was over the moon with his gold medal on floor.

“I really needed this result,” said the man who suffered a dramatic fall at the end of his Olympic floor routine. “I was psyched and eager to win when I walked onto the floor. … I had to fight back the tears at the end of my performance. I’m very happy to be the first gymnast in the world to win a title in a grand final three times,” said Hypolito, who also won the floor finals at the 2004 and 2006 World Cup Finals. He went on to say, “It was one of the best routines of my life …

Triple Full

China was the most successful nation. But that’s expected now. It’s no longer news.

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Gold Bars – He Kexin – source

In fact, the Olympic Champion He Kexin had best upgrade at least one more apparatus if she wants to stay on the Team for Worlds 2009. There are plenty of good bar workers in China. FIG rules have changed to make it more difficult for a specialist to contribute to Team score.

more excellent photos on the official website

Triple Full has been posting follow-up articles on the World Cup Final:

  • Li Shanshan Shrugs Off Bronze Medal Upset
  • Dutch Injuries Not Too Bad
  • World Cup Final: A Few Responses
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