2018 World Cup wrap




Gymnastics Australia hosted the second installment of the International Gymnastics Federation’s (FIG) Individual Apparatus World Cup at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena last month, which was heralded as a success both on and off the competition floor.

Australia had 10 athletes fly the Aussie flag at their home World Cup – five men and five women – who competed in 19 out of the 20 available spots available to the host nation, with all athletes progressing to the Finals on every apparatus they competed. 

Whilst unfortunately Georgia Godwin had to withdraw from the Beam and Floor Finals with a slight foot complaint, Australia still came away from the 2018 World Cup with a total of eight medals, including two Gold!

Men’s Artistic Gymnastics

Pommel Horse
Chris Remkes – Bronze (13.400)

Vault
Chris Remkes – Gold (14.616)

Parellel Bars
Michael Mercieca – Bronze (13.866)

Horizontal Bar
Mitchell Morgans – Silver (13.766)
Michael Mercieca – Bronze (13.700)

Women’s Artistic Gymnastics
Vault
Emily Whitehead – Silver (13.699)

Uneven Bars
Georgia-Rose Brown – Bronze (12.100)

Floor Exercise
Alexandra Eade – Gold (13.333)

View the event’s full results here.

With only two events remaining in the 2016-2018 FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup Series (to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan and Doha, Qatar this month), it is exciting to see that four Australians remain atop the World Rankings following the World Cup in Melbourne.

Men’s Artistic Gymnastics
Vault
Chris Remkes

Horizontal Bar
Mitchell Morgans

Women’s Artistic Gymnastics

Uneven Bars
Rianna Mizzen (just one point ahead of Georgia-Rose Brown!)

Floor Exercise
Emily Little

Gymnastics Australia would like to of course thank all of the competing Federations who travelled to Melbourne for this year’s event – of course the show could not go ahead without the star attraction…our very talented athletes! – but also everyone who was a part of the event.  Whether you were a staff member, contractor, vendor, volunteer, coach, judge, technical official or spectator, the event literally would not have been what it was without you there!

We look forward to seeing you all back in Melbourne for the 2019 World Cup.  The stake will be raised in the 2019, with this event counting towards Olympic qualification!