Australia claimed five medals overall with Alexandra Eade winning gold on the final day of the event.
Eade’s face lit up to the sound of fervent applause as she nailed her last pass on the Floor to lock in a score of 13.333 early in the rotation.
“I can’t even describe the feeling of having every one screaming and cheering for me, it’s just phenomenal,” Eade said, whilst also crediting Australia’s new Woman’s Artistic Gymnastics National Coach - Mihai Brestyan - for recent improvements in her strength and fitness.
“It’s been a long time since I was competing on the international level, so it was great to nail both the Qualifiers and Finals and come away with a win.”
Floor Silver went to young Brazilian Isabel Barbosa (12.600), and Bronze to Slovenian Tjasa Kysselef (12.366).
With the 2016-2018 FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup Series wrapping up in Baku (AZE) and Doha (QAT) this March, we look forward to welcoming even more nations to Melbourne for the 2019 World Cup next February. Excitingly, the 2019 World Cup Gymnastics Melbourne will serve as a qualifying event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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