Bhardwaj Places Seventh On Vault At World Championships

Nov. 3, 2001

Ghent, Belgium - Eleven-time All-American Mohini Bhardwaj concluded a very successful World Championships by placing seventh on the vault with a two-vault average of 9.037.

Bhardwaj, who earlier helped the U.S. win the bronze medal in the team competition, scored a 9.375 on her first vault, a double-twisting laid-out Yurchenko, valued at a 9.8. Her start value decreased significantly for her second vault, a tucked Tsukahara full (valued at a 9.3), on which she scored an 8.7. Gymnasts are required to do vaults from two different vault families during the event finals.

All-around champion Svetlana Khorkina of Russia took first place with an average of 9.412. Oksana Chusovitina of Uzbekistan was second with a 9.349, and Andreea Raducan of Romania captured the bronze with a 9.243.

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