Cottbus World Cup wrap

The 2017-2018 season of the International Gymnastics Federation’s (FIG) Individual Apparatus World Cup series kicked off in Cottbus, Germany over the weekend, with the 42nd edition of the Turnier der Meister.

Chris Remkes, Mitchell Morgans and Michael Tone represented Australian in the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG) competition, whilst Emily Whitehead flew the flag for the Women.

Pocket rocket Remkes continued his stellar World Cup form in Germany, progressing to both the Floor and Vault Finals.  In the Floor Final, Chris just two places from his Qualifications ranking, to finish in fifth position with a score of 13.566.  With a Difficulty score of 6.8, Remkes easily had the highest Floor Difficulty of the entire competition; 0.7 ahead of the nearest competitor.  It was also significant that Remkes performed his double-triple tumbling line for the first time in international competition.

In the Vault Final Remkes maintained his consistent form on his pet apparatus, qualifying for the Final in third position.  Remkes managed to maintain this consistency in the Final, performing two Vaults that were scored 14.900 and 14.733, for an average final score of 14.816, assuring him the Bronze Medal position on the podium.

Remkes also competed in the Pommel Horse Qualifications, finishing 14th overall.  Aussie teammate Michael Tone also competed on Pommel, finishing 21st, as well as the Still Rings, where he finished ranked 16th.

Things didn’t quite go to plan for Mitchell Morgans on day two of Qualifications in Cottbus, with a fall on the Parallel Bars meaning he finished 15th overall and missed the Final.  Morgans however made it through to the Final of his favourite apparatus – the Horizontal Bar – in seventh position.

Morgans stepped things up a notch in the Final, performing a clean and strong routine amongst a high-quality field, to jump two places and finish in fifth position, with a score of 13.900.

On the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) side of the program Emily Whitehead was Australia’s sole representative in Cottbus.  In her first Individual Apparatus World Cup event, Whitehead finished 9th on the Uneven Bars – narrowly missing the Final – as well as 16th on Beam and 13th on Floor.

Click here to view the full results from the Cottbus World Cup.

Upon conclusion of the weekend’s competition in Cottbus, FIG updated their Individual Apparatus World Cup Rankings for the 2016-2018 series.  It’s great to see so many Aussies sitting in the top 10 on their apparatus!

Men’s Artistic Gymnastics

3rd – Chris Remkes (48 points)

1st – Chris Remkes (89 points)
4th – Clay Stephens (35 points)

Horizontal Bar
1st – Mitchell Morgans

Women’s Artistic Gymnastics

1st – Emily Little (105 points)
9th – Naomi Lee (20 points)

Uneven Bars

1st – Rianna Mizzen (61 points)
2nd – Georgia-Rose Brown (58 points)

1st – Emily Little (70 points)
5th – Emma Nedov (42 points)


1st – Emily Little (100 points)
8th – Georgia Godwin (25 points)

Full FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup Rankings can be found below: