Danil Mussabayev of Kazakhstan and Camilla Gomes of Brazil win gold as the 2023 FIG Trampoline World Cup Season got underway in Baku.
Mussabayev and Gomes captured the respective men’s and women’s individual and pairs crowns in the Azerbaijani capital.
The Kazakhstan gymnast scored 59.240 to claim the gold medal, with Spain’s Jorge Martin scoring 58.530 to secure the silver.
France’s Allan Morante completed the podium with a score of 58.270.
Mussabayev paired up compatriot Pirmammad Aliyev to add the men’s synchronised gold to the individual title he won.
The Kazakh pair’s score of 51.940 was enough to hold off the German pair of Caio Lauxtermann and Fabian Vogel, who scored 51.080 for silver.
Diogo Abreu and Pedro Ferreira of Portugal secured the bronze with a score of 50.730.
Mussabayev may have been the star of the men’s competition, but Brazilian Camila Gomes headed the women’s event.
Camilla Gomes proved to be a dominant force in the individual ladies’ competition, earning 54.860 points to secure the gold.
Lea Labrousse of France was a valiant challenger to Gomes, claiming the silver with 53.970.
Local favourite Seljan Mahsudova was not able to match the second place she secure in the same World Cup the previous year, but she did give the Baku crowd something to cheer about by making the podium, taking the bronze with a score of 52.910.
For the ladies synchronised event, Gomes teamed up with her sister Alice to add the women’s title to her individual gold.
The Brazilian siblings’ score of 46.340 was enough to hold off a spirited challenge from the Ukrainian pair of Svitlana Malkova and Kateryna Kuleshova, who secured the silver with 46.010.
Jessica Stevens and Trinity van Natta claimed the bronze for the United States with 44.500.