The 18th Soviet national trampolining championships ended in Voroshilovgrad with a shock result for the world champion, Eugene Yanes.
1. SV & GV Eugene Yanes, current world champion, on trampoline; crowd applauds, including young competitor on sideline (3 shots) 0.29
2. SV Igor Ghelimbatovski walks to trampoline and carries out his routine on it. Crowd applauds (6 shots) 1.02
3. GV Winners in women's synchronised pairs event, Marina Bondarenko and Irina Tolmatcheva on trampoline; crowd applauds; people on sideline (5 shots) 1.35
4. GV Winners in men's synchronised pairs event, Igor Bogatchev and Vadim Krasnoshapka; crowd looks on and applauds (3 shots) 2.05
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Background: VOROSHILOVGRAD, USSR
The 18th Soviet national trampolining championships ended in Voroshilovgrad with a shock result for the world champion, Eugene Yanes. Yanes who failed to gain a placing -- fell victim to one of the younger men, Igor Ghelimbatovski, a 22-year-old student from Kiev, who won the individual event through a complicated programme with the highest degree of difficulty rating. This included a quadruple somersault, and spectators and experts were highly impressed with his flawless technique. The women's synchronised pairs event was won by Marina Bondarenko and Irinia Tolmatcheva -- both teenagers -- who presented a superb programme to the delight of the audience. The men's synchronised event was won by Vadim Krasnoshapka and Igor Bogatchev who impressed the experts with their immaculate timing. The young people's onslaught on the championships continued when 17-year-old student, Vadim Krasnoshapka (who won the gold in the synchronised event) won the silver medal in the men's single competition, while his partner in the synchronised event, Igor Bogatchev won the bronze.