Claudia Fragapane - Commonwealth All-Around Champion
30th July 2014
As if the Results from the Men's All-Around wasn't good enough, the England Women took their turn tonight in the All-Around Final at The Hydro and set off to go just one better. It was neck and neck all the way, with the No 1 position changing frequently. In the end, it was pretty clear that Ruby Harrold (ENG) would get a medal, but the outcome of who the other two recipients would be could have gone one of three ways. In the end, it was all on the last two gymnasts, Elsabeth Black (CAN) and Claudia Fragapane (ENG) and how they performed on the last apparatus - Floor.
Both gymnasts had high scoring routines, but when the pressure was on Elsabeth cracked and ended with a score of 12.766. On the other hand, Claudia rose to the challenge and for the second day running performed a near perfect Floor routine, which had everyone holding their breath in anticipation. As she finished, it was clear to everyone that she had given the performance of her life and would be suitably rewarded. The score came in and it was 14.733.
With Elsabeth scoring lower than anticipated, it meant that she had lost her place in the medals and had been replaced by Hannah Whelan (ENG).
What a result for the England girls - total domination of the Medal podium with Claudia Fragapane (GOLD), Ruby Harrold (SILVER) and Hannah Whelan (BRONZE). An unbelievable result and a fantastic sight to be seen. All three girls totally deserved the outcome after some fabulous performances on all apparatus, but the night went to Claudia, who clearly was very emotional as she received her Gold medal (for the second day running) and three England flags were raised to the England anthem.FULL RESULTS
||Isabela Maria Onyshko
||Farah Ann Abdul Hadi
||Georgia Rose Brown
||Heem Wei Lim
All photographs courtesy of Linda Gore