Tomás González (gymnast)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Tomás González
Despedida deportistas Panamericanos 2019 08.jpg
In 2019
Personal information
Full nameEnrique Tomás González Sepúlveda
Country represented Chile
Born (1985-11-22) November 22, 1985 (age 33)
Santiago, Chile
HometownSantiago, Chile
Height171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
DisciplineMen's artistic gymnastics
LevelSenior international
ClubUniversidad Católica de Chile
Head coach(es)Cuba Yoel Gutiérrez (2007–2013)[1]
Assistant coach(es)Chile Daniela Fingerhuth
Former coach(es)Russia Yevgeny Belov (1994–2002)[1]

Enrique Tomás González Sepúlveda (born November 22, 1985 in Santiago, Chile[2]) is a Chilean artistic gymnast, the first of his country to medal at World Cup events, and the first to qualify for a Summer Olympic Games.[1] He specializes in vault and floor exercises.[3]

Career[edit]

González has won nine medals (four golds, four silvers, and one bronze) at World Cup events, six medals (one gold, three silvers, and two bronzes) at Pan American Games, seven medals (two golds, two silvers, and three bronzes) at South American Games[4][5] and one gold medal at the January 2012 London Olympics test event (where he qualified for the Olympics),[1] he has participated in eight World Championships (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, and 2017), finishing 7th in 2009, 6th in 2011, 8th in 2015, and 5th in 2017 on floor, and 15th in 2010 and 22nd in 2011 in individual all-around.[6]

In April 2011, González was ranked World No. 1 in floor and vault for the first time.[7]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, González finished fourth in the floor and vault finals, with a score of 15.366 (out of 16.500) and 16.183 (out of 16.800), respectively. His execution score of 9.383 in Vault was the highest among the eight finalists.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Updated: May 3, 3:43p ET. "Tomas Gonzalez bio – Gymnastics News". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
  2. ^ "nacion.cl – El extraño caso de Tomás González". Lanacion.cl. 2009-10-21. Retrieved 2011-10-25.
  3. ^ "Sitio oficial del gimnasta chileno Tomás González Sepúlveda. Noticias, Perfil, Galería, Videos, Facebook, Twitter. Apoya a Tomás!". Tomasgonzalez.cl. 1985-11-22. Archived from the original on 2012-08-02. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
  4. ^ "Medallas de los chilenos en los Juegos Odesur de Buenos Aires 2006". Cooperativa.cl. Retrieved 2012-08-06.
  5. ^ "Tomás González cerró su paso por los Juegos Sudamericanos con cuatro medallas". Cooperativa.cl. Retrieved 2012-08-06.
  6. ^ "Athletes :: Show". Fig.lx2.sportcentric.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-12. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
  7. ^ "Perfil – Sitio oficial del gimnasta chileno Tomás González Sepúlveda. Noticias, Perfil, Galería, Videos, Facebook, Twitter. Apoya a Tomás!". Tomasgonzalez.cl. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
  8. ^ http://www.london2012.com/athlete/gonzalez-sepulveda-enrique-tomas-1049704/

External links[edit]