Hong Un Jong Gets Zero on Vault
The Osijek Challenge Cup took place this weekend in Croatia. North Korean gymnast and 2008 Olympic Vault Champion Hong Un Jong was able to attend. She made the event finals competing simpler vaults, a double twisting Yurchenko and another vault worth 5.2 - most likely a Yurchenko half on piked half off (Podkopayeva). Jong decided to show her more difficult second vault in the final. Her Cheng is usually better than her Amanar, in my opinion, but she did not seem to get the necessary block and landed knees first. There was a long wait for her score but the judges decided her score was a zero as her feet did not hit the mat first.