Tin Srbic Wins Gold Medal at Gymnastics World Cup in Paris

Daniela Rogulj

September 16, 2019 – Celebrated Croatian gymnast Tin Srbic made an international comeback in a big way. In the final of the World Cup in Paris, Tin owned the competition to win the gold medal with an impressively high score of 14.900 points.

HRT reports that this competition is the first since the World Cup in Osijek back in May for the former world champion and current European vice-champion, and this gold medal is the first to shine for Srbic after March and Doha. This gold medal in Paris is the sixth in the World Cup for Srbic. However, worth more than the gold medal itself is the fact that Tin won valuable points in the fight to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, and has kicked off with excellent preparation for the Stuttgart World Championship.

“It was very difficult for me because the qualifications and final are within 24 hours, so your hands are heavy, but the agreement with the trainer was to do the strongest exercise no matter what, and that’s what I did. I made a small mistake because I failed to connect all four flight elements, so the initial rating was 6.3, not 6.5. All in all, I am very pleased with what I have done, and I am ready for the World Championship! And now, I can finally have a real dinner and the best burger I have ever eaten, which is another reason why I like coming to Paris,” Tin said after the final in a cheerful mood.

Russian Sergei Eltcov (14.700) took second place in the final, while Taiwanese gymnast Chia-Hung Tang came in third with a score of 14.550.

Next week, the Croatia national team awaits a new World Cup station – in Guimaraes, Portugal. Matija Baron and Renato Prpic, as well as Aurel Benovic, will perform again, while Croatia’s female gymnasts Ana Dzherek, Tijana Tkalcec, and Petra Furac will begin their path to the Portugal podium.

After winning the gold medal, Tin Srbic returns to Zagreb before his next challenge – the Stuttgart World Championship.

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