12152017

GB’s Fragapane wins world bronze in Montreal – report & highlights

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Fragapane wins floor bronze

Great Britain’s Claudia Fragapane won a world bronze medal in the floor at the World Gymnastics Championships in Montreal on Sunday.

The 19 year-old scored 13.933 behind Japan’s winner, Mai Murakami (14.233), and Jade Carey of the USA (14.2).

“It’s absolutely incredible, I can’t believe I have a bronze medal round my neck,” Fragapane – who won four 2014 Commonwealth golds – told BBC Sport.

“All the hurt from missing the Olympic final has gone away. I’m so happy.”

Fragapane is the first British woman to win an individual world medal since Beth Tweddle won uneven bars gold in 2006.

Competing fifth out of the eighth finalists, Fragapane dropped marks after a messy landing on her first tumble pass.

Only just managing to avoid stepping out of the floor she then recomposed herself to finish strongly.

Her maiden individual medal was confirmed when the last gymnast, Vanessa Ferrari, had to abandon her routine after an awkward landing.

“I was so angry after that landing and I was determined to get through to the end cleanly,” said Fragapane.

The result means GB’s gymnasts leave Canada with two world medals, after Max Whitlock took pommel gold on Saturday.

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