Jennifer makes history at 1st Junior Artistic World Championships - British Gymnastics

Jennifer makes history at 1st Junior Artistic World Championships

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Jennifer Gadirova has made history at the first Junior Artistic World Championships in Gyor, Hungary by taking a stunning silver medal on vault.

The result means that Jennifer will always be remembered as the first British gymnast to win a medal at an Artistic Junior World Championships.

After a brilliant qualification, where Jennifer successfully made it through to three apparatus finals, – vault, floor and beam – she made sure of a medal today by producing two fine vaults. Tomorrow will see Jennifer back in action for the floor and beam finals.

Her opening vault was well executed for a score of 14.333, and high execution again on her second vault gave her 13.933 for an average of 14.133 which was enough for second spot on the podium to mark an incredible day.

Also in action today was Sam Mostowfi who had successfully qualified for the junior boys floor final. He had to count a penalty of 0.3 on his final score of 13.266 for an 8th place finish.

All-around and team titles were decided on Thursday and Friday, with the competition also doubling up as qualification for apparatus finals. 

The women’s team of Alia Leat, Jessica Gadirova and twin sister Jennifer competed well across the apparatus to finish 6th with 104.114.

There were positive results for all three gymnasts in the all-around too, with Jennifer finishing 7th (53.032), Alia 26th (50.065) and Jessica 33rd (49.716).

The men’s team of Sam Mostowfi, Jasper Smith-Gordon and Luke Whitehouse finished 14th with a score of 153.204. Jasper can also look forward to the vault final having averaged 13.983 with his two vaults.

See the full results and follow tomorrow’s apparatus finals.