Thursday, November 30, 2023

Spain, almost qualified for Paris with its men’s team

The Spanish men’s artistic gymnastics team has almost qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.. The selection consists of Tierno Diallo, Nicolau Mir, Néstor Abad, Rayderley Zapata and Joel Plata temporarily occupied the sixth position and must finish in the top nine without counting China, Japan and Great Britain, medalists a year ago. This Sunday the two final groups, where Italy, South Korea, Canada, Hungary or France can be found as opponents who have the potential to surpass the 247,795 points of the Spaniard. It is highly unlikely that everything will succeed.

The team started their competition on the floor, with his strength intact and totaled a score (the three best of the four gymnasts who participated in each apparatus) of 42.965. HERE Ray Zapata missed the possibility of a final for two receptions on his diagonals with rebounds, no matter what He got the highest Spanish score of the entire competition (14.466).

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Following the order of the tools they saved the always dangerous horse with pommels and rings, without major incidents. the They appear to jump. Mir, Abad and Zapata. this one on his second jump, they fell backwards into the reception. Ray also cost a possible final because on his first jump, a Tsukarara with a double backflip, he got a 14.400.

In the parallels, the strong point of the Spanish with a European medalist like Diallo, They scored three points of 14 points for a total of 43,232, the highest of their contest.. On the contrary, the lowest was scored on the fixed bar (39,732), with mediocre starting scores, except for Silver, which closed the competition. But in his total 247,795 points They surpassed Turkey in tenth a position that would be worthy of passing the final.

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Abad (80,899) and Diallo (80,799), the only Spaniards who made six apparatuses, occupy the eighteenth and nineteenth temporary individual positions, the third Japanese representative was rejected. Your pass in the final ‘all around’ will be very fair.

Hashimoto, in the rings during the team competition

The world champion will defend his title by eliminating a partner

The Japanese Hashimoto is the third Japanese in the team classification

The Olympic champion of Tokyo and the current world champion, the Japanese Daiki Hashimoto, will use the privileges obtained from his achievements to compete in the final of the general competition. Hashimoto was outclassed by two other compatriots, Chiba Kenta and Kaya Kazuma, in the qualifications of the team competition. Hashimoto failed on his last device, the pommel horse, where he almost fell. Since a maximum of two gymnasts per country can enter the final of the individual competition, Hashimoto, in theory, cannot defend his title. However, the head coach of the Japanese team later explained that they previously agreed with their three gymnasts who did the all-around competition that, regardless of the order in which they finished, Hashimoto would advance to the final. On this occasion the Japanese team did not use the excuse used on similar occasions by the teams of the former Soviet Union, who were ‘injured’ by a gymnast who excelled and left the third position of the person considered the leader of the group. This happened, for example, in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, ​​where Tatiana Gutsu, the Olympic champion, entered the final in this way.

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