World Cup bronze for Alice Kinsella in her hometown - British Gymnastics

World Cup bronze for Alice Kinsella in her hometown

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Great Britain’s Alice Kinsella has taken bronze at the 2018 Gymnastics World Cup in front of a packed home crowd at Arena, Birmingham just a short distance from where she was born.

Alice scored a total of 53.099 after going through all four pieces of apparatus cleanly. Beginning on vault with a solid double twisting Yurchenko (14.166), she then moved on to bars and had beautiful clean lines with a well-executed performance for 13.600 that left her well placed to fight for the medals at the half way mark.

Onto the beam, often the most nerve wracking of pieces, Alice kept her composure to produce a strong performance with just a bobble on her double spin and a step on her landing for 12.600.

Finishing up on the floor, Alice began with an almost faultless triple twist. She had a little trouble on her double spin but worked the crowd and ended with a strong double piked somersault to score 12.733 and secure herself the bronze medal.

Alice was ecstatic to have made the podium: “I was just hoping to get the experience for the Commonwealth Games but to come here and get a medal; I don’t know what to say really.

The crowd was amazing. They helped me through all of my routines, especially on floor.

Going on to beam, I wasn’t actually that nervous, I was just thinking about what I needed to do and to do it the same as I do in training. The experiences I’ve had over the last year or so helped me to come out today and do my best and get the medal. My confidence is definitely better after this and I can’t wait to get out there now (to the Gold Coast for the Commonwealth Games)”

Taking the gold was Russia’s Angelina Melnikova, who although had to fight through some of her routines, packed in the difficulty and look elated to have secured the title with a score of 54.465. Finishing with silver was the USA’s Margzetta Frazier, whose power shone through on floor and vault. A few big wobbles on beam pushed her marks down but she fought back on the floor to take silver.

Sadly, Amy Tinkler withdrew from the competition after suffering an injury during warm-up. Amy is being assessed by the British Gymnastics medical team and we will provide an update when available.

Full results can be found on our dedicated event page.

The 2018 Gymnastics World Cup has seen some incredible gymnastics performed in Birmingham. Over the two days of competition, there has been audience of over 10, 000 people enjoying our sport.