Beam Queen shines before home crowd

NSW's Emma Nedov places an impressive 2nd place at the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Cup. 

Emma Nedov wowed home crowds on Sunday after Australia once again played host to the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Cup. Nedov, along with athletes across 32 countries, took to the floor at Melbourne Arena over the weekend. All athletes are hoping to secure individual positions ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. 

Qualifying for the beam final in 3rd place, Nedov took on tough competition, including seven-time Olympic legend Oksana Chusovitina. With a sold out crowd cheering her on, Nedov improved her qualification score, finishing with a final score of 13.50, just 0.66 behind China’s Shiting Zhao.  It was a big night for Nedov, who also competed in the floor final, finishing in 4th place. 

Sydney Gymnastics Centre training partner Elena Chipizubov made her World Cup debut. At just 15 years of age, Chipizubov held onto a medal position until the final routine, finishing an impressive 4th place with a final score of 13.033. 

Both NSW athletes will now prepare ahead of the 2019 NSW State Championships, Held at Sydney Gymnastics Centre on April 6. 

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