Photo by Silvia Vatteroni

Italy’s Vanessa Ferrari won yesterday her first European title in seven years. The 23 year old gymnast shared her gold medal on floor with Romania’s Larisa Iordache .

“I was not happy with what I did in the beam final and I tried to take my last chance on floor. I felt very tired from the team final yesterday. It was a long wait in the floor final, because I had to perform second to the last. Now I am really happy that I won this medal in my mother`s country!.” said Ferrari whose mother is Bulgarian.

Ferrari’s last European title was also on floor exercise in 2007. Last year, she won a silver medal on the event at Worlds.

Swiss Giulia Steingruber won the bronze medal, her first in a non vault final. 2013 European floor bronze medalist Diana Bulimar of Romania tied Polish Marta Pihan Kulesza in 4th place with score 14.400.

Whereas Alla Sosnitskaya of Russia, Roxana Popa of Spain and Claudia Fragapane finished 6th, 7th and 8th respectively.

Written by Gigi Khazback Farid


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