INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 20, 2014 – Charlotte Drury of Laguna Niguel, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, finished third in the trampoline rankings for the International Gymnastics Federation’s 2014 World Cup Series, which wrapped up with the recent World Cup in Minsk, Belarus. In Minsk, Drury became the first U.S. woman to win a World Cup gold medal in trampoline.
Here are the 2014 World Cup Series champions for 2014: trampoline – China’s Tu Xiao (men) and Li Dan (women); synchronized trampoline – Russia’s Sergei Azarian and Mikhail Melnik (men) and Portugal’s Silvia Saiote and Beatriz Martins (women); and tumbling – Great Britain’s Kristof Willerton (men) and China’s Jia Fangfang.
The three World Cup events in this year’s series were held in Arosa, Switzerland; Loule, Portugal, and Minsk. The competitions in Loule and Minsk included men’s and women’s individual and synchronized trampoline and tumbling, while the Arosa event only featured individual and synchronized trampoline. Gymnasts are awarded points based on their placements at the World Cup events in the series. In trampoline, gymnasts earned 50 Word Cup ranking points for first, 45 points for second, 40 for third and so forth at any of the three World Cup events. The gymnast with the highest number of points at the end of the World Cup season wins the World Cup title. Complete FIG World Cup standings are available at http://goo.gl/25w3zj.