Champion Gymnast’s Public Stand for Home Rival Sweeps World Artistic Gymnastics Championships 2023

After 8 days of fierceness, the 2023 World Gymnastics Championship wrap-up day finally dawned on Sportpaleis, Antwerp on the 8th of October. The final leg of the event scheduled over the weekend, hosted the individual apparatus final; calling in for a fight to the top. It was for the best in the men’s vault to take the ground to open the sequence for the day. And to the delight of the spectators, the mat wasn’t just for the rivalry.

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On Sunday, the two leading gymnasts for Great Britain made their presence felt. The names included Jake Jarman who qualified for the apparatus with 14.466, and fellow teammate, Harry Hepworth with 14.716. It was a debut ground for the 19-year-old Hepworth and he couldn’t have asked for a better supporter on the venture; Jake Jarman, the Olympian. As Hepworth resided from the mat after his performance with minor hiccups, Jarman had just the words to convey to the young gymnast.

Jack Jarman extends support to fellow teammate at the 2023 Worlds


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Hepworth qualified to the vaults as one of the top 8 during the qualifier’s round. Scoring a 14.716, he took the 4th position while Jarman trailed at 7th. Keeping up with his performance, Hepworth performed his first round, controlled, and landed a score of 14.533 with a difficulty of 5.600. He continued with the routine onto the next round, but ended with a minor imbalance.


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The performance gained the 19-year-old a 14.333 with -0.3 on penalty. As the youngster descended the mat after his performance, Jarman stood right there for encouragement and was heard saying, “You did amazing”, “You’re not far.” Following the performance, Hepworth placed 7th with an average total of 14.433.

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Jake Jarman, by the end of the apparatus, emerged the champion on the vault. He performed the Yonekura with 2.5 twists, and is known to be the only gymnast in the world performing the same. Jarman ended with a total score of 15.050, beating USA’s Khoi Young to snatch the gold.

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