10 Cool Facts from the 2017 Doha World Cup
1. Top qualifier to the vault final, Wang Yan, had to withdraw after sustaining an injury on Floor during the qualification round.
2. After Wang Yan’s withdrawal the gymnasts placed 2nd to 4th (Chusovitina, Little, Belak) in the qualification round jumped one spot to earn gold, silver and bronze respectively in the vault final.
3. Chusovitina, Little and Belak had won the exact same medals at the 2017 Baku World Cup Vault Final a week earlier.
4. Third straight vault silver in a row for Emily Little after winning her first vault silver at home in late Februray at the first Melbourne World Cup, then in Baku and now in Doha.
5. First time, in the last three competitions, Rianna Mizzen does not medal on the uneven bars, she had won bronze at home in the first Melbourne World Cup, then silver in Baku but after falling on her Hindorff release she placed 5th in Doha.
6. Lynn Genhart first senior international competition she placed 6th in the uneven bars final.
8. Catalina Ponor did not advance to the Floor Final because she fell on her third pass, 2.5 twist to punch layout front, during the qualification round. She was third reserve into the Floor Final
9. Three gymnasts won two medals
- Liu Tinting: 2 Gold (Beam and Floor)
- Luo Huan: 1 Gold (Bars), 1 Bronze (Beam)
- Emily Little: 2 Silver (Vault & Floor)
10. Medal Count:
- China: 3 Gold (Bars, Beam and Floor), 1 Bronze (Beam)
- Australia: 2 Silver (Vault & Floor), 1 Bronze (Bars)
- Uzbekistan: 1 Gold (Vault)
- Hungary: 1 Silver (Bars)
- Romania: 1 Silver (Beam)
- Slovenia: 1 Bronze (Vault)
- Croatia: 1 Bronze (Floor)