Brilliant Fragapane claims bronze in World Championships floor final

Brilliant Fragapane claims bronze in World Championships floor final

08 October 2017 / 20:29

Claudia Fragapane added an individual World Championships medal to her growing roster of silverware after a delightful routine saw her claim bronze in the floor final, in Montreal.

Teenager Fragapane displayed grace, skill and resilience as she became only the second British woman, after Beth Tweddle, to win a medal at a world championships.

Despite an early stumble, the 19-year-old from Bristol powered back with a precise performance, seemingly growing stronger as it went on.

The four-time Commonwealth Games champion’s score of 13.933 was good enough for third, behind Japan’s Mai Murakami and American Jade Carey, who took gold and silver, respectively.

Fragapane, who was fifth to take to the floor, faced a nervous wait to see if she would hold on to the bronze but the three remaining competitors did not dislodge her from the podium.

The medal adds to the bronze she won in the team event in Glasgow two years ago, as well as three European silver triumphs.

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