It has been a fantastic day for Croatian gymnastics at the World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan.
19-year-old Ana Đerek won the gold medal in the women’s floor exercises on Sunday, whilst Anton Kovačević won bronze in the horizontal bar.
Đerek, who is from Split, scored 13,533 points to finish first and take the gold medal. Silver went to Greece’s Ioanna Xoulogi (12,733 points) with Turkey’s Demet Mutlu winning the bronze medal.
“The final went excellent. I am super satisfied with my performance and the result. I am so happy that everything finally clicked and that I have won my first gold medal at a World Cup and to experience the feeling of listening to the Croatian anthem on the podium,” Đerek, who is a member of the GK Marjan club in Split, said after the victory.
A total of 102 gymnasts from 25 countries were involved in competitions at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup held at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku.
Check out Ana’s gold medal performance in the video below.