Canada’s first medal at the 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen, China, came from a Calgarian.
On Monday, Nathan Gafuik won bronze in the Men’s Individual All-Around artistic gymnastics’ competition.
Gafuik’s best apparatuses were the horizontal bar and the vault. He posted the highest score in each discipline, a 16.05 in the vault and a 15.15 in the horizontal bar. He also placed second to Japan’s Ryuzo Sejima in the floor exercise and third to eventual silver medallist Shoichi Yamamoto and Sejima in the parallel bars.
The pommel horse and the rings were a struggle for Gafuik, as he failed to reach the 14 point mark for each discipline.
The Gold medallist was Mykola Kuksenkov of the Ukraine with 89.05 total points. Yamamoto was in second with 88.9 total points, followed by Gafuik with 88.35 points. Casey Sandy of Brampton, Ontario finished in seventh place.
The Games began on August 11 and end on August 23.