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Gymnastics gold for Canada

28 June 2002

Kate Richardson of Canada won the gold medal in the women’s individual all-around event with an impressive performance at the full capacity G-MEX Centre with a score of 36.750.

Kate Richardson

Kate Richardson on the asymetrical bars

A jubilant Richardson who holds the highest-ever Canadian Olympic finish in artistic gymnastics, fought back from back from injury earlier this year to Games victory, she said: “I had back surgery on January 26 earlier this year and then I was in a brace for six weeks, which was horrible. I kept training hard and it went pretty smoothly fortunately – this is my first competition back. It felt so god to be up there again and competing.”

Richardson’s coach Elena Davidova said: “She made such a great start that I knew she’d be confident for the whole competition. The support of the Canadian people in the crowd was fantastic and a great help.”

England’s Beth Tweddle took the silver with a score of 36.387. On winning the silver Tweedle said: “I’m absolutely ecstatic. After yesterday (the team final) I had to concentrate on the floor and beam. I really enjoyed it and the crowd here were very supportive.” Tweedle also fought back from injury.

“I hurt my ankle a couple of days ago and I had to ice it before I went onto the floor, but the crowd really helped me to perform.”

Alana Slater of Australia tookmthe bronze with a score of 36.362.

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