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Tomás González wins gold in Gymnastics World Cup in Croatia

Tomás González wins gold in Gymnastics World Cup in Croatia
May 03
11:57 2012
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Chilean gymnast Tómas González wins gold in the vault. Photo: Tómas Gónzalez via Twitpic

OSIJEK, CROATIA – With less than one hundred days remaining until the Olympic Games begin in London, Chilean gymnast Tomás González has given a clear sign to his competitors, that he is in the hunt for a medal.

It was a crash from Ukraine’s favorite Igor Radivilov that saw González propel himself to the top of the podium in the vault event. His jumps included the “Tsukahara double pike” and “Yurchenko 2.5″, with a score of 9.6 for the execution.

Earlier in the year, González became the first ever Chilean to qualify for the Olympic Games. Aside from winning the vault event, the Chilean gymnast also received a bronze medal for his efforts in the floor routine.

With these medals added to the collection, González has now won a total of seventeen medals in the World Cup events. The Gymnastics World Cup operates as a touring circuit.

While González made headlines as the first Chilean gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, it was only days later when Simona Castro joined González in booking a ticket to London.

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