Whelan, Firth & Francis impress at World University Games

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11/07/13: Britain's Hannah Whelan finished a strong 6th in the women's all-around final at the 2013 World University Games. Hannah performed beautifully on the beam to score 14.1 which contributed to an overall score of 53.650. Teammate Charlotte Lindsley finished in 22nd place. Aliya Mustafina from Russia secured first place despite a fall on beam, ahead of teammate Kseniia Afanaseva in second and German Kim Bui in third.

In the men’s all-around final Britain's Matthew Firth also put in an impressive performance against a world class field. Matthew who recently joined the Great Britain men’s senior squad, scored 85.450 placing him in 9th with the title gong to Kuksenkov of Russia (89.950).

The final day of competition saw Danusia Francis up against some of the world’s best gymnasts in the floor final. Scoring 13.450 with a beautiful routine Danusia finished 6th in a competition won by the European floor Champion Ksenia Afanasyeva. 

Full results from the all-around finals at the 2013 World University Games.