Cuban Manrique Larduet will have a tough debut next Friday in the all-around final event of the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, based in the Scottish city of Glasgow.
Larduet , who qualified for this stage in seventh in a list of 24 contenders for the title, according to the official website of the event. seat among more than 180 competitors, achieved an exceptional score of 88,656 units to be included
The first three on the list of finalists, Japanese Kohei Uchimura, with a score of 90,564; Ukrainian Oleg Verniaiev (90,131) and British Daniel Purvis (88,956), total 18 medals in world tournaments and six in Olympic Games, eight of which are gold medals.
Top highlight for Uchimura, who accumulates five medals in Olympic Games –one gold and four silver-, the crown was achieved in London 2012, precisely in the all-around event, in addition to 16 medals in world tourneys ( 7-5-4).
Meanwhile, Verniaiev won the scepter in parallel bars at the orb contest in Nanning 2014 (China), plus 12 titles in several competitions, such as World Cups and the 1st European Games in Baku 2015 (Azerbaijan).
Moreover, Purvis was Olympic team bronze medalist in London 2012 and has also won four crowns in other international events.
The Cuban should take into account the history accumulated by the other three competitors preceding him, as American Danell Leyva (4th / 88,898), world champion on parallel bars in Tokyo 2011 and bronze medalist in the all-around event in London Olympics.
Chinese Shi Deng (5th / 88,832) was world champion in team's event in Nanning 2014, while his teammate Ruoteng Xiao (6th / 88,698) won this year two scepters in Sao Paulo World Cup, in Brazil.
Manrique holds the continental title on vault in Toronto 2015 (Canada) plus three gold and two silver medals at the World Cup in Anadia, Turkey, this season.
Considered a super talent by specialists in the world, the Cuban achieved in the all-around qualifying event excellent scores in the floor (15,166), parallel bars (15,666) and high bar (15,058), apparatus in which he was included to the finals on Saturday and Sunday.
Similarly, he reached significant notes in rings (14.933) and pommel horse (14.000), apparatus in which for the first time in his life he managed to score 14 points, said Coach Carlos Gil to JIT digital publication.