The best eight teams fighting for the gold
Wednesday 9th October – Today‘s competition will reveal the three medal winning teams in men’s competition.
The Japanese gymnasts were able to prove their strength in the qualifying, although the squad was debilitated by the absence of Kohei Uchimura and Kenzo Shirai. The young and inexperienced team made it to third place in the qualification.
The men’s team from Russia showed the best performance in qualifications, excelling on floor and vault. Defending world champions China were close behind. Will they be able to catch up with the Russians and grab the gold medal as they did last year?
Also in the competition are Ukraine, Great Britain and Switzerland, all of whom managed to pull ahead of the USA team in qualifying.
The real surprise of the qualifying competition was the team from Chinese Taipei. Only 19th last year in Doha, they have risen spectacularly to eighth place and their first ever team final.
However, it remains to be seen how they can cope with the format in finals. Unlike in qualifying, only three gymnasts are allowed to compete per apparatus. All three scores count, which adds huge pressure to the athletes. Who can withstand the pressure and keep their nerves under control when it counts?
On October 9th, men’s team final will be held. Only the best eight teams from the qualifying will compete. Each team consists of five gymnasts. However, only three gymnasts per apparatus are allowed to perform. Mistakes in the final are costly, because every score counts.
Which team can withstand the pressure and grab the gold medal?
- 1 RUS – Russian Federation 259.928
- 2 CHN – People’s Republic of China 258.354
- 3 JPN – Japan 258.026
- 4 UKR – Ukraine 253.528
- 5 GBR – Great Britain 252.409
- 6 SUI – Switzerland 251.400
- 7 USA – United States of America 250.359
- 8 TPE – Chinese Taipei 250.093
Results from last World Championships 2018
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