He proved himself one again at the 10th Dobro World Cup 2018 and is the only Croatian gymnast sporting a medal
Bolstered by the once again full stands of Gradski Vrt hall, his great performance with a 6.1 start made him the convincing winner on the high bar, with more than a point above the nearest competition. The Croatian gymnast, also the winner in this category in 2017 in Osijek, received 14.700 points while second placed Lithuanian Robert Tvorogal received 13.667. In third place was Swiss Taha Serhani with 13.633.
“Very good performance in the final despite nursing an injury. I made one of the best exercises in the finals, although I wanted to do an even tougher one, but the injury slowed me down. Before the competition I got the chills from the audience. I felt some pressure at warm-up, but when I heard the audience I simply took off. I had the feeling of being able to do another performance. The atmosphere was once again great, even better than last year. I congratulate the organizers as this is the best World Cup, they push boundaries each year, and I honestly don’t know how it could get any better,” said Tin Srbić.
Some 2.500 Osijek fans enjoyed the gymnastics holiday. Anton Kovačević, the second Croatian representative in the Sunday finals ended up in fifth place.
“I was satisfied with the start of the exercise, I completed all the tougher elements. Unfortunately, I made a mistake, a little too much speed in the Rybalko element. Judges rated it as a fall, otherwise I would have had a very good score. I look forward to the next competition, new challenges and I will certainly return next year to Osijek,” concluded Kovačević.
On the floor wag and the balance beam the absolute winner was Diana Varinska from Ukraine, while Israeli Andrey Medvedev was best on the vault mag. Deni Abliazin from Russia triumphed on the rings, with the excellent Ibrahim Čolak from Turkey in second place.
Osijek proved itself for the tenth time as a place to enjoy top-notch gymnastics.