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Komova Takes Two More Titles in Yokohama
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The Japanese men won five golds and Viktoria Komova of Russia added two more titles as the Japan Junior International concluded Wednesday in Yokohama.

Chihiro Yoshioka, who won the men's all-around title Tuesday, won the individual gold medal on parallel bars. Yoshioka won the All-Japan Junior title earlier this year.

Two of his teammates grabbed a pair of titles each: Ryuzo Sejima won floor exercise and still rings, and Shou Yokoyama won pommel horse and high bar.

Russia's David Belyavsky prevented a complete Japanese sweep by winning the vault gold over Sejima. Belyavsky, who had finished fourth all-around Tuesday, was the most successful male gymnast Wednesday with four medals: gold on vault, silvers on floor exercise and high bar, and the bronze on pommel horse.

Komova, who dominated the women's all-around competition, also took four medals: golds on uneven bars and balance beam, silver on vault and bronze on floor exercise. Japan's Seira Suzuki won women's vault, and American Sophina Dejesus took the gold on floor exercise.

The biennial Japan Junior International will be held again in 2011.

International competition returns to Japan at the end of the year with the Toyota Cup, Dec. 12-13.

External Link: Japanese Gymnastics Association

2009 Japan Junior International

Women's Vault FinalScore
1.Seira Suzuki15.225
2.Viktoria Komova15.025
3.Janaina Braz Silva14.125
4.Emma Collister13.975
5.Sophina Dejesus13.800
6.Raluca Haidu13.550
7.Natsumi Sasada13.225
8.Briley Casanova13.025

Uneven Bars FinalScore
1.Viktoria Komova15.050
2.Natsumi Sasada14.300
3.Briley Casanova13.900
4.Sophina Dejesus13.625
4.Yoshino Taniguchi13.625
6.Emily Little13.300
7.Raluca Haidu13.175
8.Harumi Mariko Freitas10.900

Balance Beam FinalScore
1.Viktoria Komova15.150
2.Natsumi Sasada14.625
3.Desiree Baumert13.750
4.Briley Casanova13.350
5.Sophina Dejesus13.150
6.Yoshino Taniguchi13.100
7.Dominique Pegg12.750
8.Harumi Mariko Freitas12.300

Women's Floor Exercise FinalScore
1.Sophina Dejesus 14.300
2.Mai Murakami14.050
3.Viktoria Komova13.850
4.Dominique Pegg13.700
5.Harumi Mariko Freitas13.575
6.Yoshino Taniguchi13.150
7.Raluca Haidu12.950
8.Briley Casanova12.375

Men's Floor Exercise FinalScore
1.Ryuzo Sejima15.100
2.David Belyavsky14.800
3.Chihiro Yoshioka14.750
4.Misha Koudinov14.700
5.Jake Dalton14.650
6.Jackson Payne14.250
7.John Orozco14.150
8.Reiss Beckford13.350

Pommel Horse FinalScore
1.Shou Yokoyama14.750
2.Ga Ram Bae14.050
3.David Belyavsky13.950
4.Chihiro Yoshioka13.850
5.Michael Mercieca13.600
6.John Orozco13.550
7.Reiss Beckford13.200
8.Misha Koudinov9.850

Still Rings FinalScore
1.Ryuzo Sejima14.750
2.John Orozco14.600
3.Reiss Beckford14.450
4.Chihiro Yoshioka14.350
5.David Belyavsky14.200
5.Jake Dalton14.200
7.Ga Ram Bae13.800
8.Jim Zona13.650

Men's Vault FinalScore
1.David Belyavsky16.100
2.Ryuzo Sejima15.900
3.Kevin Lytwyn15.550
4.Chihiro Yoshioka15.500
5.Jake Dalton15.450
6.John Orozco15.200
7.Reiss Beckford15.050
8.Jim Zona13.950

Parallel Bars FinalScore
1.Chihiro Yoshioka15.000
2.Shou Yokoyama14.750
3.Ga Ram Bae14.500
4.David Belyavsky14.100
4.John Orozco14.100
6.Jim Zona13.850
7.Reiss Beckford13.550
8.Jake Dalton13.400

High Bar FinalScore
1.Shou Yokoyama14.950
2.David Belyavsky14.800
3.Kevin Lytwyn13.850
3.Chihiro Yoshioka13.850
5.Jackson Payne13.750
6.Jake Dalton13.500
7.Jim Zona12.750
8.Reiss Beckford11.300

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