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Ageless Oksana qualifies for final as 14th edition starts at Aspire Dome

2 March, 2022

DOHA: Uzbekistan’s veteran gymnast Oksana Chusovitina showed age is only about numbers after she qualified for the women’s vault at the 14th Taishan Artistic World Cup at the Aspire Dome on Wednesday.

A familiar face at the Doha edition, the 46-year-old competed against a new generation of gymnasts.

The record seven-time Olympian amassed 12.949 points on the qualification list behind Victoria Listunova (13.466) and Hungary’s Maria Csenge Bacskay (13.033).

Interestingly, Oksana competed against gymnasts who were not even born when she made her Olympic debut at the 1992 Barcelona Games.

If nothing goes wrong, the Uzbek veteran is likely to take the podium after the finals.

Merdinyan lives up to expectations

Armenia’s 2016 Olympian Harutyun Merdinyan was at his best on the pommel horse as he ended up with 14.600 points to lead the table. He was followed by Nariman Kurbanov (KAZ) and Illia Kovtun (UKR). A total of eight qualifiers will fight for the top three places in the finals.

Great Britain’s Luke Whitehouse (14.166) and Sunghyun Ryu of South Korea (14.100).

Armenian duo qualifies

Armenian duo of Vahagn Davtyan and Artur Avetisyan made it to the finals on the men’s rings.

Coming off from a second-place finish in the first edition of the World Cup Series in Cottbus (Germany), Davtyan was closely challenged by his fellow compatriot.


MAG Rings

Vahagn Davtyan ARM 14.700

Artur Avetisyan ARM 14.633

Dzmitry Hurynovich BLR 14.333

Nikita Simonov AZE 14.066

Roman Vashchenko 13.733

Ivan Tikhonov AZE 13.400

Illia Kovtun UKR 13.100

Saba Abesadze GEO 13.066

MAG Floor Exercise

Artem Dolgopyat 14.666

Luke Whitehouse GBR 14.166

Sunghyun Ryu 14.100 KOR

Aurel Benovic 14.000 Croatia

Adam Steele 13.966 Ireland

Illia Kovtun 13.933 Ukraine

Milad Karimi Kaz 13.900

Nicolau Mir ESP 13.500

Pommel Horse

Harutyun Merdinyan ARM 14.600

Nariman Kurbanov KAZ 14.566

Illia Kovtun UKR 14.466

Rhys Mc Clenaghan IRL 14.466

Artem Dolgopyat 14.166

Maxime Gentges BEL 13.933

Khabibullo Ergashev UZB 13.900

Xheni Dyrmishi AUT 13.633

Women’s Vault

Viktoriia Listunova 13.466
Csenge Maria Hungary Bacskay 13.033

Oksana Chusovitina UZB 12.949

Tjasa Kysselef Slovenia 12.766

Arina Semukhina 12.466

Dorina Boeczoego HUN 12.399

Sihem Hamidi ALG 11.599

Nisrine Hassanaine MAR 11.500

Uneven Bars

Viktoriia Listunova 14.700

Daniela Batrona 12.833

Mariia Minaeva 12.533

Anastasiya Smantsar 12.200

Bianka Schermann 11.066

Lucija Hribar 10.766

Ella Borg 10.033

Lahna Salem 9.500

Today’s Schedule:
MAG Qualifications for Apparatus Finals (Vault, Parallel Bar, Horizontal Bar)

WAG Qualifications for Apparatus Finals (Beam & Floor)