In men's tumbling, Casey Finley (Lubbock, TX) was in first place after prelims, but an error on the first pass in finals caused him to finish in seventh place, scoring 64.60. Josef Wadecki of Poland won men's tumbling with a score of 75.20. In men's double mini, Keith Douglas (Grand Rapids, MI) was in second place after prelims, but also had an error in finals that caused a score of 61.90 and a seventh place finish. Radostin Rachev, Bulgaria, won men's double mini, scoring 74.50.
Men's synchro competition saw the Germans Serth and Stehlik take the gold. Ryan Weston (Chubbuck, ID) and Chris Estrada (Lafayette, LA) represented the US and were in fifth place after prelims, but fell to eighth place in the final round with a score of 46.40. The US did not qualify a women's pair to the 2005 World Games. The qualifying event was the 2003 World Championships.
The World Games is held every four years for those sports that are not included in the Olympic program. In addition to tumbling, synchro and double mini, other gymnastics disciplines that are included in the World Games are rhythmic and acrobatic gymastics. Read more about the World Games on the web site at http://www.worldgames2005.de/en/. Click here to go to the results page.