On the final day of the World Cup gymnastics championships in Tokyo, on Monday (4 June), Shigeru Kasamatsu of Japan and Bulgaria's Stoyan Deltchev shared the gold medal in the floor exercise.
On the final day of the World Cup gymnastics championships in Tokyo, on Monday (4 June), Shigeru Kasamatsu of Japan and Bulgaria's Stoyan Deltchev shared the gold medal in the floor exercise. Both men had scores of nine point seven and nine point seven five for their performances. In the women's events, it was Emilia Eberie of Rumania who defeated her fellow countrywoman, Nadia Comaneci, to take first prize in the balanced beam event.
SYNOPSIS: Miss Eberie performed brilliantly on the beam, and her victory gave East European women a clean sweep of the event. Nadia Comaneci was second, with Nelli Kim of the Soviet Union, and Steffi Kraker of East Germany, joint third.
Her scores were nine point eight and nine point nine, giving her a lead of tenth of a point over Miss Comaneci.
Nadia Comaneci had a good chance of winning, but she completed her performance three seconds earlier than the required time, and her marks suffered as a result.
There was consolation for Miss Comaneci on Monday, when she won her second gold medal in the competition. She was awarded the highest possible score of ten points for both her performances in the floor event.
Eizo Kenmotsu gave Japan its victory in the individual events.
On the parallel bars, he had two scores of nine point eight to defeat Alexandre Ditiatin of the Soviet Union.