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Zoonekynd eases into finals at Baku World Cup

Zoonekynd

By Mark Etheridge

Top tumbler Bianca Zoonekynd is flying the flag for South Africa at a gymnastics World Cup event in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The only South African competitor in action at the event, the Port Elizabeth-based gymnast was in preliminary action on Saturday morning.

Finals are on Sunday and the supple brunette comfortably qualified for those.

The 25-year-old’s score of 65.200 was only bettered by Britain’s Lucy Colebeck. Seven of the nine preliminary entries went through to the Sunday final.

Zoonekynd was part of Team South Africa at the last World Games in Cali, Colombia four years ago, and has qualified outright for this year’s World Games in Poland, subject to any extra SASCOC qualification criteria.

Reports indicate that the Games are being superbly staged and Zoonekynd played safe in the prelims doing just enough to go through to the finals. Expect some bigger routines on Sunday.


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