10 July 2013, 16:56

Artistic gymnastics: Belyavskiy, Afanasyeva and Paseka win awards in individual apparatus finals

Давид Белявский Универсиада 2103 казань Спортивная гимнастика вольные упражнения

David Belyavsskiy

David Belyavsskiy

The all-around podium finisher David Belyavsskiy who opened the men’s floor exercise final on Wednesday doubled the number of his bronze medals after posting the third best sum on the bouncing carpet. Kato Rehei of Japan earned gold, Fabian Hambuechen of Germany took silver.

To great disappointment of the home crowd the top qualifier on floor Denis Ablyazin committed a drastic error while delivering his mind-numbing 7.1 D routine and finished the competition empty –handed.

The two-time world champion Ksenia Afanasyeva sensationally won the women’s vault final edging out her teammate – the bronze Olympic medalist in this discipline Maria Paseka by 3 hundredths of a point.

Of course Afanasyeva’s newly adopted Amanar highlighted the final. Maria Paseka also successfully landed two and a half twists but received a lower score for her second 5.6 vault.

Korean gymnast Hong Un-Jong shocked the pundits by hitting two above 6D attempts that were judged by their merits. She collected equal some with Russia’s star Afanasyeva and shared the first place of the podium with the 2012 Games runner-up.

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