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Ushakov Russia's Trampoline hero with two golds

Dmitry Ushakov (L) and Mikhail Melnik of Russia
Gold medallists Dmitry Ushakov (L) and Mikhail Melnik of Russia. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Wins individual title and synchro event with partner Melnik

Russian gymnast Dmitry Ushakov, the London 2012 Olympic Games silver medallist, dominated the men's Trampoline finals at the National Gymnastics Arena on Sunday.

Ushakov secured a gold medal in the individual and synchronised finals.

In the individual event, he upset 2014 European champion Uladzislau Hancharou of Belarus, who finished second by less than one point.

"I performed my routine like I would do it in training. It helped me to win the gold," Ushakov said.

Azerbaijan's Ilya Grishunin took the bronze after performing a solid routine in the final. "It's one of the best results in my life," he said.

Allan Morante of France, who qualified in first place, finished fourth in the individual final due to a fall at the end of his routine.

In the men's synchronised final, Mikhail Melnik and Ushakov took the gold. "Dmitry's gold in individuals gave me the motivation to concentrate to win the gold in synchronised," Melnik said.

The road to gold wasn't easy for the two Russian trampoline gymnasts.

"We became a pair especially for the European Games and had just two weeks to prepare," Ushakov said.

Hancharou and his partner Mikalai Kazak settled for silver, while German pair Martin Gromowski and Kyrylo Sonn won bronze.


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