Saturday, May 28, the competition which we talked about last week too place in Brno, a competition which Romania won for the first time in 2002 through Andreea Răducan and Marian Drăgulescu, and again yesterday through Raluca Haidu and Cristian Bățagă.
The competition took place in three rounds, after each round leaving fewer teams in the competition.
In the first round, Raluca competed on the uneven bars and floor, getting a score of 13.400(D 5.7) and 14.050 (D 5.3) respectively, and Cristian chose to compete on floor and rings for a score of 14.400 (D 5.7) and 13.600 (D 5.7) respectively, together getting a score of 55.450 points, qualifying in first place.
In the second round there were eight pairs left, each contestant having to choose another apparatus to compete on for getting to the final round, where only the four best pairs competed. Thus, Pitic chose to compete on beam where she got a score of 13.650 (D 5.8) and Cristian chose the pommel horse getting a score of 13.800 (D 5.8); total score of 27.450 qualifying them to the final in second place behind the Czech pair of Kristýna Pálešová and Martin Konečný, but in the final they were able to capitalize on their chance and win the competition.
In the final the competition started from zero, every participant being able to choose a single apparatus they are best on. Pitic risked it a little choosing beam, on which she fell on in the second round, but in the final she got a score of 14.500 (D 5.9), with almost a point better. Cristian chose vault, thus getting the highest score of the competition, 15.500 for the first vault (D 6.2), and for the second vault choosing something easier (D 5.4) getting a score of 14.800, getting an average of 15.100, good enough for putting the team on first place, half a point difference from the second place team.
The results can be viewed below:
Here you can find the full list of results