At the European gymnastics championships in Antalya, Turkey, Sanne Wevers won gold in the beam final on Sunday. The 2016 Olympic champion proved her favorite status by scoring higher than her rivals. The 31-year-old Wevers scored 13,800 points in her exercise, which was an improvement on her qualifying score of 13,433 points.
After a long break after the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Wevers made her comeback on the international stage in Turkey. The athlete from Friesland previously stated that she had experienced an “unworkable situation” due to the behavior of teammate Vera van Pol.
In addition, her father and coach, Vincent Wevers, was charged with misconduct. However, he was later cleared of these allegations.
During this European Championship, Wevers had already won a medal in the Nations Cup. Together with Van Pol, Naomi Visser, Eythora Thorsdottir and Sanna Veerman, the Netherlands won the bronze medal, after Great Britain and Italy. Later in the day, 21-year-old Visser will compete on floor in her third final in Antalya. She previously finished seventh in the all-around and eighth on the bars.