Wrap Up from the 2017 World Cup Gymnastics Melbourne
The dust has settled following the inaugural World Cup Gymnastics Melbourne - held at Hisense Arena from February 22 to 25 - with the biggest gymnastics event to be held in Australia in almost 12 years heralded as a success both on and off the competition floor.
Both the Australian Men's and Women's teams kicked off the 2017-2020 Olympic Cycle with a bang, taking home a combined total of eight medals - one gold, four silver and three bronze - with all 12 competing Aussie athletes making it through to a total of 19 Finals berths. Emily Little was the star of the show for an adoring home crowd, collecting a full set of medals - Gold on Floor, Silver on Vault and Bronze on Beam - whilst her teammates Naomi Lee, Rianna Mizzen, Chris Remkes, Georgia Godwin and Mitchell Morgans also took home a string of Silver and Bronze medals between them.
Other highlights included securing a host of world-class gymnasts to compete in the event - including Rio medallists Wang Yan (CHN), Kenzo Shirai (JPN) and Sanne Wevers (NED) - welcoming six-time Olympic medallist, Aly Raisman, to Melbourne as the Official Event Ambassador, hosting a sell-out crowd at Hisense Arena for Day 2 of Finals on the Saturday night, and securing a broadcast deal with Fox Sports, which saw the inaugural Melbourne World Cup Finals broadcast into lounge rooms across Australia, including live coverage for Day 1 of Finals on the Friday night.
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