Tinkler delighted with World Championships display after ankle surgery

Tinkler delighted with World Championships display after ankle surgery
By Sportsbeat

07/10/2017 at 12:50

Just seven weeks ago, Amy Tinkler was recovering from surgery on a long-standing ankle problem.

So it was little surprise the teenager was delighted with her comeback performance at the World Gymnastics Championships in Montreal, despite preparations being far from ideal.

The Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist put in a solid display in the all-around final, finishing 17th overall.

And while admitting there were flaws in her routine which ultimately cost her a place higher up the standings, Tinkler believes this can be a breakthrough moment on the world stage.

"I'm buzzing. I feel I've proven I'm up there at this level," said 17-year-old Tinkler.

"Bars really cost me, I felt like my arms sort of locked and I couldn't continue the swing.

"The rest of my routines I was really happy with. My preparations haven't been ideal for these Worlds but my performance today proves what I can do.

"I'm now even more determined and motivated to work hard in the gym and get myself up on that podium sometime soon."

A solid performance on the beam gave her a score of 12.166, while the judges gave her 13.333 for her floor routine, leaving her 16th at the halfway stage.

She executed the vault impressively, earning 14.400 going into the bars, where she lost her swing mid-routine, forcing her to regroup and gaining 11.00, for an overall score of 50.899.

Morgan Hurd of the United States claimed gold, while home favourite Ellie Black took silver and Russia Elena Eremina secured bronze.

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