European Championships – Belgium 12th in the team all-around, Noah Kuavita in the horizontal bar final
(Belga) Belgium took 12th place in the men’s team competition in gymnastics at the European championships on Thursday in Munich, qualifying for the world championships in Liverpool from October 29 to November 6.
Noah Kuavita (Silok Deurne) managed to qualify for the high bar final scheduled for Sunday (4:55 p.m.). Despite the withdrawal of Victor Martinez (GC Malmedy) who injured his back in training, Luka Van den Keybus (Gymteam Sint-Niklaas), Noah Kuavita (Silok Deurne), Glen Cuyle (Gym Izegem), Nicola Cuyle (Gym Izegem) and Takumi Onoshima (Athanor GC) – totaled 240.727 points. The top 8 by apparatus qualified for the apparatus final and the top eight countries, led by Great Britain, will play the final on Saturday (2:45 p.m.). The top 13 qualify for Liverpool. In the individual general competition, Takumi Onoshima, the substitute, finished 27th, first Belgian. The European title went to Briton Joe Frazer (85.565) ahead of Turks Ahmet Onder (85.131) and Adem Asil (84.465). Luka Van den Keybus is 40th in the individual all-around with a score of 77.198 (12.500 on floor (84th), 10.900 on pommel horse (99th), 12.766 on rings (75th), 14.066 on uneven bars (46th) and 13.466 on the high bar (24e)). Fourth on horizontal bar (14.066), Kuavita is 33rd on pommel horse (13.233), 92nd on rings (12.266), 24th on uneven bars (14.000). Twelfth on horizontal bar (13.733), Onoshima totaled 79.397 points (13.866 on floor (18th), 11.166 on pommel horse (95th), 13.133 on rings (45th), 13.966 on vault, 13.533 on uneven bars (44th) Nicola Cuyle was 71st on floor (12.733), 48th on pommel horse (12.900), 60th on uneven bars (13.033), 82nd on high bar (12.233).Glen Cuyle was 95th on floor (12.100, 95th). and 38th on rings (13.333). (Belga)