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Zoonekynd zooms into World Games tumbling final
- Updated: July 31, 2013
Bianca Zoonekynd progressed smoothly into the final of the women’s trampline event at the World Games in Cali, Colombia on Tuesday, writes Mark Etheridge.
She opened her Colombian campaign with a 30.700 score.
That saw her end the first round ranked sixth of nine athletes behind China’s Fangfang Jia who’s 34.600 was streets ahead of compatriot Lingxi Chen’s 32.400.
In her second effort she upped the ante to return a score of 31.000.
That proved enough for her to end sixth on the combined totals list with 61.800 with Jia on another planet with her 71.000. The final was due to take place on Tuesday evening.
“She’s looking good,” said mom and coach Bianca. “She changed her routine just ahead of the second attempt just to make absolutely sure of qualifying.
“Tonight I think it will be podium or bust with maximum difficulty possible.”
Bianca competed with her left ankle strapped and iced her left quad after the preliminaries but there was no reason for concern ahead of the final. “She’ll be fine, no problems, just precautionary,” said the coach.