The Icelandic national team in women’s team gymnastics was satisfied with coming second to Sweden in the TeamGym 2014 final on Saturday, even though they were aiming for the gold, hoping to defend their double championship title and score a hat trick in their home court.
“No one in the group is disappointed even though there was a lot of pressure. We managed to keep our concentration in all the excitement and make use of the energy from the crowd. I felt we handled it very well and they were satisfied with the project overall,” Bjarni Gíslason, one of the team’s coaches, told Morgunblaðið.
With 59.466 points, Iceland was only 0.684 points behind Sweden. Both teams excelled in all three events in the final: tumbling, trampet and floor exercises. Sweden proved stronger in the jumps while Iceland earned the higher score on the floor.
Three Icelandic athletes made the TeamGym AllStar team, comprised of the six best male and female gymnasts in tumbling and tramept: Andrea Sif Pétursdóttir and Sólveig Bergsdóttir from the women’s team and Kolbrún Þöll Þorradóttir from the junior women’s team.
Winning the men’s final and earning the most gold medals in the championships, Denmark was named ‘the ultimate winner’ of TeamGym 2014.