Ana Padurariu wins World Cup silver in all-around gymnastics event in Germany

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Ana Padurariu of Whitby, Ontario won a World Cup silver medal in the women’s individual all-around gymnastics competition in Stuttgart, Germany on Sunday. The silver medal was significant because Padurariu was competing in her first World Cup competition in her gymnastics career.

Padurariu had a score of 55.132 points. Simone Biles of the United States, the four-time Olympic gold medalist, won the gold medal with a score of 58.8 points. Elisabeth Seitz of Germany won the bronze medal with a score of 54.399 points. Padurariu reached the podium by 1.401 points over Lorette Charpy of France, who was in fourth place with a score of 53.731 points.

Padurariu posted a score of 13.533 points on the vault, 14.066 points on the uneven bars, 14.333 points on the beam, and 13.2 points on the floor. A major reason for Padurariu’s silver medal was because of her performance on the beam. Her 14.333 points was the best score for that apparatus in the entire competition.

This is not the first time Padurariu has had international success on the balance beam. At the 2018 World Gymnastics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Padurariu won the silver medal by posting a score of 14.1 points. The fact that Padurariu improved on her score on the beam in Germany by 0.233 points is significant. There is no doubt that Padurariu is gaining confidence with the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo over a year away.


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