live widgetEpke Zonderland will probably miss the Olympic final on the horizontal bar. The 2012 champion did not perform flawlessly during the qualifications and also had to correct for the dismount. The 35-year-old Frisian eventually got a lot of deductions. His final score of 13,833 is normally not enough to rank among the top eight gymnasts at the end of the day.
Bart Deurloo did considerably better than Zonderland. The Rotterdammer performed well, including a combination of two flight elements. His performance was rewarded by the jury with a score of 14,400. At the last World Cup in 2019 in Stuttgart, a score of 14,366 was sufficient to reach the final. Whether that is also the case in Tokyo, Deurloo will see in the coming hours.
“A mixed feeling”, Zonderland reacted afterwards at the NOS. He was already surprised that he managed to gymnastics a complete exercise in this way, but he does not expect a place in the final. “Somehow frustrating. I just lose a lot in the second half because of the energy, I get a lot of deduction there. Then you are deducted in total by half a point. If you’re fit, you just have it. That is also frustrating. But then, what do you expect if you haven’t really been able to train?” In the run-up to the Games in Tokyo, Zonderland experienced the necessary physical discomfort and then also struggled with intestinal problems in Japan.
I just lose a lot in the second half because of the energy,
Zonderland also expects Deurloo to qualify for the final. Only a few gymnasts reach that level. I can’t imagine eight more people going through it.” Zonderland and Deurloo came out in the first subdivision. There are three sub-divisions, the last of which starts at 12:30 PM. After the third subdivision (around 2.30 pm) it is known which gymnasts will all go to the finals.
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Epke Zonderland has to fear after a lot of deduction: ‘Somewhere also frustrating’ | Olympics
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