China win the first Gold Medal at the Aerobic Gymnastics Worlds
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The Chinese continued to show their dominance in Gymnastics by winning the first gold medal in a team event in the ongoing Gymnastics World Championship at the Namdong Stadium in Incheon, South Korea.
The medal was won by China for convincingly toppling a strong Romanian contingent.
The winners were determined by how high in the ranking individual gymnasts finish in the qualifying round. The Chinese were among the top 3 in 5 out of the 7 events. The home team Korea completed the top 3, taking home the bronze medal for the spectators delight. Yu Yangyang in the Women’s Individual category along with the Chinese Men’s Trio entered the finals in gold medal position.
Hungary’s Daniel Bali is hungry for more
Daniel Bali continued his journey to becoming the best in his sport by hitting a new high score in the Men’s individual qualification. Come Sunday if he maintains the form the gold will be for him to lose. In what has been a clear outcome of Bali’s dedication, determination and hard work, the results were out on display on Saturday. From finishing third in his first World Championships back in 2014, he has made his mark by turning in a technically superb exercise to sound out a warning that he is above all.
Such was his dominance that the reigning World champion Ivan Veloz of Mexico qualified fourth to the eight man final, trailing not only to Bali but also to Japan’s Mizuki Saito and Korea’s Hanjin Kim
Bali completed his early morning session by putting in another good show by qualifying in the third place with his compatriot Dora Hegyi in the mixed pair category
Spain still in contention
The experienced Spanish pair of Vicente Lli and Sara Moreno might not have won anything since 2010 but they are nowhere close to being finished and still have it them to beat the competition and grab another title. The pair sharing as many as six Championships among them shoved away the challenge posted by the Japanese pair of Takumi Kanai and Riri Kitazume and qualified in gold medal positions with .275 to spare.