Canada’s Ana Padurariu soars to gymnastics World Cup silver
Canada’s Ana Padurariu used a superb beam efficiency to convey house silver on the all-around gymnastics World Cup on Sunday in Stuttgart, Germany.
Padurariu, the Whitby, Ont., native, ended the occasion with 55.132 factors. American famous person Simone Biles received gold with 58.800 factors, whereas Germany’s Elisabeth Seitz took bronze with a rating of 54.399 factors.
Padurariu’s day began slowly as she completed the vault portion of the competitors tied for final. A formidable uneven bars efficiency launched the Canadian into fourth earlier than she earned the highest beam rating of the day (14.333 factors) to soar into second place.
To complete the competitors, the 16-year-old earned the second-best ground rating to solidify her silver medal.
From the combined zone: Ana Padurariu’s tune in Stuttgart after she carried out was “Dancing Queen,” which she selected herself, as a result of, as she defined, she loves dancing and he or she’ll be 17 this yr. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Cute?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#Cute</a>
“This was such an superior expertise. The group was wonderful, the gear was good, every little thing about it was such a superb expertise and it was simply nice competing on the market,” stated Padurariu.
“The spotlight right this moment for me was ground and beam. Staying on the beam is at all times a plus, and I beloved competing this ground routine and having a lot enjoyable on the market.”
Padurariu has skilled success on the beam earlier than, profitable silver ultimately yr’s world championships. The World Cup occasion was Padurariu’s first however she stated she did not actually battle nerves.
“I wasn’t as nervous as I assumed and I used to be actually comfortable about that as a result of I do know I’ve labored actually laborious with my coaches to find a way to simply go on the market and do what I do in coaching,” stated Padurariu.
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