History Made As Men’s European Championship Concludes

IG Staff

Sunday, December 13, 2020

In the final day of the Men’s European Championship in Mersin, Turkey history was made, as five different countries were golden in the individual event finals.

On floor exercise Israeli Artem Dolgopyat captured his first ever-European title having finished second in 2018 and 2019. Matvei Petrov made history for Albania by winning the title on pommel horse with a 14.566/6.0. Turkey recorded their first ever-European title as reigning rings world champion Ibrahim Colak took the title on the event with a 15.0/6.0.

Igor Radivilov (UKR) won his first European vault title with a powerful Ri II (piked Dragulescu) and a Tsukahara double pike. Romanian veteran Marian Dragulescu, who turns 40 next week, managed to hit both of his vaults and placed fourth on the event. Ferhat Arican earned the second gold medal for the host country by winning the parallel bars title with a convincing 15.1/6.6. And Robert Tvorogal from Lithuania captured the first European title for his country with a 14.8/6.4 on high bar.

In the junior’s competition Ukraine continued to dominate the event by collecting eight medals in the final day (three gold, four silver and one bronze). Russia and the majority of the western European countries were not present at the event due to the ongoing global pandemic. The Women’s European Championships begin December 17th, and will be held in the same place under the same format. 

MEN’S RESULTS

Floor

1.Artem Dolgopyat (ISR) 15.000/6.

2.Aurel Benovic (CRO) 14.600/6.3

3.Yahor Sharamkou (BLR) 14.533/6.3

Pommel Horse

1.Matvei Petrov (ALB) 14.566/6.0

2.Filip Ude (CRO) 14.533/5.6

3.Ferhat Arican (TUR) 14.433/5.8

Rings

1.Ibrahim Colak (TUR) 15.000/6.0

2.Vinzenz Hoeck (AUT) 14.800/6.1

3.Igor Radivilov (UKR) 14.766/6.0

Vault

1.Igor Radivilov (UKR) 14.733 (14.933/6.0 – 14.600/5.6)

2.Yahor Sharamkou (BLR) 14.700 (14.600/5.2 – 14.800/5.6)

3.Artem Dolgopyat (ISR) 14.483 (14.766/5.6 – 14.200/5.2)

Parallel Bars

1.Ferhat Arican (TUR) 15.100/6.6

2.Petro Pakhniuk (UKR) 14.766/6.2

3.Robert Tvorogal (LTU) 14.500/5.9

High Bar

1.Robert Tvorogal (LTU) 14.800/6.4

2.Tin Srbic (CRO) 14.600/6.2

3.Alexander Myakinin (ISR) 14.200/5.9

JUNIOR RESULTS

Floor

1.Gytis Chasazyrovas (LTU) 13.733/5.0

2.Ivan Sevruk (UKR) 13.466/4.6

3.Botond Molnar (HUN) 13.400/4.9

Pommel Horse

1.Illia Kovtun (UKR) 14.233/5.5

2.Gytis Chasazyrovas (LTU) 13.366/4.7

3.Eyal Indig (ISR) 13.366/4.7

Rings

1.Illia Kovtun (UKR) 13.266/4.5

2.Volodymyr Kostiuk (UKR) 13.166/4.3

3.Bora Tarhan (TUR) 13.000/4.3

Vault

1.Gabriel Burtanete (ROM) 14.283 (14.266/95.2 – 14.300/5.2)

2.Illia Kovtun (UKR) 14.033 (14.066/5.2 – 14.000/4.8)

3.Bora Tarhan (TUR) 14.016 (14.000/5.2 – 14.033/5.2)

Parallel Bars

1.Illia Kovtun (UKR) 14.600/5.7

2.Mykyta Melnykov (UKR) 13.666/5.2

3.Mert Efe Kilicer (TUR) 13.266/4.5

High Bar

1.Krisztian Balazs (HUN) 13.366/5.0

2.Mert Efe Kilicer (TUR) 12.933/4.1

3.Volodymyr Kostiuk (UKR) 12.900/4.4

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