Olympic silver medalist Srbic top attraction
DOHA: Croatia’s Olympic Horizontal Bar silver medalist Tin Srbic will be one of the top stars in Doha, which has been hosting the competition since 2008.
At last week’s season-opening Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Cottbus (Germany), Srbic finished second.
The Doha event will be the next step towards the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.
“My hopes for the Doha World Cup are not huge,” said the 25-year-old. “I just want to keep doing my new routine in competitions. I can get my start value up in the next two years.”
Srbic won a silver in Cottbus in what was his first tournament almost after seven months since finishing second at the Tokyo Gamaes. But the Croat started practically from the beginning and had to change his exercise completely due to the new regulations.
Yet in the final in Germany, Srbic scored 14,333 to pick up a silver with the American Brody Malone was better (14,700) than him. Israel’s Alexander Myakinin took the bronze (14,100).