Mustafina and Uchimura World Champions

23 10 2010

Men’s

China’s Kohei Uchimura dazzled the Rotterdam crowd to comfortably take the Men’s All Around World title scoring 92.331 a whole 2.283 points clear of the chasing pack.  Germanys Phillip Boy (90.048) took Silver, despite problems on his last piece, High Bar, meaning he had a nervy wait to secure a medal.  America’s Jonathon Horton (89.864) finished in Bronze, with Russian gymnast Maxim Devyatovskiy ruining his podium chances by falling twice on Pommels, his last piece of apparatus.

For Great Britain, once again two men in the top ten in the World, Dan Purvis (88.965) finished in a sensational 5th place with Sam Hunter (88.365) in 9th – Britain very firmly established in the World elite.

Women’s

Russian sensation Aliya Mustafina (61.032) took the Women’s World All Around title with a superb display of consistency proving too good for China’s Yuyan Jiang (59.998) in Silver and America’s Rebecca Bross (58.966) who dramatically fell from Beam, her third piece of apparatus.

Britain’s Hannah Whelan put up a great fight but tired towards the end finishing in 16th with teammate Nicole Hibbert improving two places on her qualification ranking to finish in 22nd.

MUSTAFINA Aliya

MUSTAFINA Aliya

MUSTAFINA Aliya

China’s Kohei Uchimura

China’s Kohei Uchimura