gold for Giulia Steingruber in …

Giulia Steingruber left nothing however crumbs for her leaping opponents this Saturday on the European Inventive Gymnastics Championships in Basel. For Saint-Galloise, that is the sixth European title, the fourth in vault after 2013, 2014 and 2016.

On account of a thigh damage, Steingruber had given up collaborating within the basic closing on Friday. This precautionary measure paid off. Within the closing on her favourite machine, the 27-year-old Saint-Welshwoman tried all the things and gained handsomely.

Silver gischard

As for the lads, the Bernese Benjamin Gischard gained the silver medal on the court docket after an ideal train, scored with 14,966 factors.

After the Russian Kirill Prokopev, the most effective within the classification, made errors in his train, the medal prolonged his arms to Gischard. And the Bernese was in a position to seize his alternative because the penultimate athlete of the eight finalists to hit the carpet on the Halle St-Jacques. He delivered a near-perfect efficiency, which was awarded high marks. In comparison with the classification, the Bernese obtained three tenths extra.

Benjamin Gischard produced a flawless exhibition. KEYSTONE / ALEXANDRA WEY

Gischard was solely defeated by the gifted Russian Nikita Nagornyy. The all-round European champion tried and succeeded, as in qualifying, in a bounce of his personal making, a triple again somersault. The bronze went to the Italian Nicola Bartolini.

For Gischard, it’s the first particular person medal within the European Championship. In 2016, he gained bronze with the Swiss group in Bern. In 2019 at Sczezin, he narrowly missed the rostrum on the ground (fourth) and on the vault (fifth).


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