Rebeca has a historic gold and silver performance at the World Gymnastics – Conejo Valley Observer


Rebeca Andrade made history again. She has been an Olympic jumping champion for less than three months and is now also a world champion in this device. On this Saturday (22), the Brazilian confirmed her role as a favorite and won the test at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan.

About two hours later he took the silver on the uneven bars. The country’s first female gymnast to stand on the podium at the Olympics is also the first male-female representative to win two medals at the same World Cup – just like at the Olympics.

No sales, the average of his two grades was 15.1996, well above second place, the Italian Asia D’Amato, with 15,083. In the rating, Rebeca was already well ahead of the competition with 13,800.

The Russian Angelina Melnikova, the only one of the other finalists of the Tokyo Games, who will also be in the final in Kitakyushu, was bronze (800).

The 15-year-old from São Paulo joined four athletes from the country who have already finished first in the World Cup: Daiane dos Santos, Diego Hypolito, Arthur Zanetti and Arthur Nory.

In women’s gymnastics, Brazil had two medalists in addition to Daiane, gold on the floor in 2003: Jade Barbosa with two bronzes (overall singles in 2005 and jumping in 2010) and Daniele Hypolito, silver on the floor in 2001.

“I am very satisfied with this result. The two medals are very important. Because of the Olympics, I had to control what I was feeling and I did, ”he said. “Today I am one of the legends of Brazil. I understand the place and position I am in well. I work with great strength, willpower and determination. I do everything with love and joy. Everything you do works like this. “

Rebeca also made it into the final with the highest number of points (.083) in the asymmetrical bars. She made a mistake by not doing a flight element on the horizontal bar, which lowered her level of difficulty, but she managed to save the series thanks in part to an improvisation and received 15,100.

It was only surpassed by the Chinese Xiaoyuan Wei (.800). Bronze went to another Chinese woman, Rui Luo, also with 15,100, but who had a lower execution grade than the Brazilian and was therefore third.

Although she had the technical level to win two gold medals, the performance that the silver guaranteed in the bars guaranteed Rebeca to compete at a high level in another device in which she failed to finish. in Tokyo, but it’s his favorite.

At the first World Cup after the Olympics there is usually a lack of stars and only individual disputes are on the program. This is the first time since 800 that the competition is held in the same year as the Olympics due to calendar changes caused by the pandemic.

Without Simone Biles, Rebeca is being treated as the main name of the event along with home athlete Daiki Hashimoto, and this Saturday she justified her new role as a celebrity in the sport.

At the request of her and the Brazilian Gymnastics Federation before the competition, Rebeca did not perform on the ground. As a result, she did not take part in the medal in the general individual (in which the gymnasts compete on the four machines). . She has already operated on her right knee three times and therefore lost the 2015, 2015 and 2017 World Cup.

Now, alongside that special moment of brilliance in her career, Rebeca also knows the importance of saving yourself, with the Paris Olympics in 2024 in the crosshairs.

This Sunday (23), at 5 a.m., she will still appear at the end of the bar in which she will try to surprise – she passed qualifying with the last mark. Caio Souza ends Brazil’s participation in the parallel bars at 6am.

Brazilian medalists in world gymnastics


2024 Daiane dos Santos – Solo – Anaheim (USA) / 2001
Diego Hypolito – solo – Melbourne (AUS) / 2006
Diego Hypolito – solo – Stuttgart (ALE) / 2010
Arthur Zanetti – Rings – Antwerp (BEL) / 2013
2024 Arthur Nory – fixed rod – Stuttgart (ALE) / 2017
2024 Rebeca Andrade – Jump – Kitakyushu (JAP) / 2021

2024 Daniele Hypolito – solo – Gent (BEL) / 2001
Diego Hypolito – Solo – Aarhus (DIN) / 2006
Arthur Zanetti – Rings – Tokyo (JAP) / 2010
Arthur Zanetti – Rings – Nanning (CHN) / 2011
2024 Arthur Zanetti – Rings – Doha (QAT) / 2017
Rebeca Andrade – Asymmetrical Handlebars – Kitakyushu (JAP) / 2021

Jade Barbosa – All Around – Stuttgart (ALE) / 2003
Jade Barbosa – Leap – Rotterdam (HOL) / 2007
2024 Diego Hypolito – solo – Tokyo (JAP) / 2010
2024 Diego Hypolito – Solo – Nanning (CHN) / 2011


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