Dolci finishes ninth in all-around at Youth Olympic Games
BUENOS AIRES, ARG (October 11, 2018) – Félix Dolci of Laval, QC left it all out on the floor during the men’s all-around artistic gymnastics final at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Thursday, finishing ninth overall.
Dolci scored 77.582 points, which included: 11.933 on floor, 12.400 on pommel horse, 13.433 on rings, 13.933 on vault, 12.900 on parallel bars, and 12.983 on high bar. Takeru Kitazono of Japan captured the gold medal. Dolci will now compete in the rings and vault final on Sunday and the high bar final on Monday.
“There are a lot of shared emotions following today’s final,” said Dolci’s coach Adrian Balan. “It’s a mix of satisfaction, but also disappointment in finishing the competition with a low floor score. Despite that though, we’re all very happy and proud of Félix and his representation of Canada at these Games. The skill level was very high tonight and many gymnasts had the chance to finish on the podium. The Games aren’t over for Félix, and now we have to stay focused and rebound for the apparatus finals later this week.”
Emma Spence of Cambridge, ON will compete on Friday in the women’s artistic gymnastics all-around final in addition to advancing to the vault final on Saturday and the beam and floor finals on Monday.
“In the all-around and event finals, the goal is to show clean, consistent, and beautiful gymnastics,” said Emma’s coach Denis Vachon. “If Emma is just her normal self, I know we’ll be satisfied with the outcome.”
In the rhythmic gymnastics competition, Natalie Garcia of Mississauga, ON finished 21stoverall with a score of 53.450 and will not advance to the all-around final. Jérémy Chartier of Montreal, QC finished eleventh in the trampoline qualification and will also not advance to finals.
To watch the live stream of all gymnastics finals, visit: https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/live-youth-olympic-games-1.4838951
For the entire schedule and all the results, visit: buenosaires2018.com/results/en/all-sports/competition-schedule.htm?lng=en
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