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Chinese Take Three Titles in Brazil
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China won three of the five gold medals Saturday as the World Challenge Cup continued in São Paulo.

The Chinese claimed both women's finals, with newcomer Deng Yalan winning vault and Shang Chunsong winning uneven bars.

Deng vaulted a double-twisting Tsukahara and layout Rudi (piked down) to take the vault title over Brazilian Rebeca Andrade. Andrade had cleaner vaults but less difficulty (double-twisting Yurchenko and Podkopayeva). Chile's Franchesca Santi surprised for the bronze, vaulting a clean double-twisting Yurchenko and Omelianchik (Yurchenko half on, piked handspring off).

On uneven bars, Shang Chunsong presented a strong exercise (free hip to piked Tkatchev to Pak; Shaposhnikova, back uprise, Gienger between the bars; pirouette inverts to Jaeger) but nearly fell on a very low full-twisting double dismount. Germany's Sophie Scheder took second over teammate and top qualifier Elisabeth Seitz, 14.875-14.700.

The organizers swapped the men's finals, holding vault, parallel bars and high bar on the first day. Brazilian Ângelo Assumpção won the vault title with a triple-twisting Tsukahara (underrotated but stood up) and Yurchenko 2 1/2.

Germany's Lukas Dauser won parallel bars with a clean exercise to take the title with 15.750. China's Zhu Xiaodong showed the hardest routine (6.9 Difficulty) for second over Brazil's Francisco Barreto.

On high bar, Xiao Ruoteng (born 1993) brought a third gold for China, edging top qualifier Nicolas Cordoba (Argentina), 15.125-15.050. Audrys Nin Reyes won the bronze medal (14.975) for the Dominican Republic.

Competition concludes Sunday with the remaining finals.

External Link: Brazilian Gymnastics Confederation

2015 FIG Challenger Cup
May 2, São Paulo, Brazil

Women's Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1.Deng Yalan6.08.97514.97514.962
6.28.75014.950
2.Rebeca Andrade5.89.27515.07514.700
5.29.12514.325
3.Franchesca Santi5.88.92514.72514.162
4.88.80013.600
4.Letícia da Costa5.89.0000.114.70014.150
4.69.00013.600
5.Ayelen Tarabini4.98.97513.87513.962
5.09.05014.050
6.Ahtziri Sandoval5.58.62514.12513.950
5.38.47513.775
7.Ana Lago5.09.02514.02513.862
4.88.90013.700
8.Hiu Ying Angel Wong5.28.67513.87513.662
5.08.5500.113.450

Uneven Bars FinalDENDScore(Qualifying
rank)
1.Shang Chunsong6.78.32515.025
2.Sophie Scheder6.48.47514.875
3.Elisabeth Seitz6.48.30014.700
4.Elsa García6.08.52514.525
5.Chen Siyi6.18.10014.200
6.Ahtziri Sandoval5.97.77513.675
7.Rebeca Andrade5.97.40013.300
8.Flavia Saraiva5.37.22512.525

Men's Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1.Ângelo Assumpção6.09.1500.115.05015.025
5.69.40015.000
2.Matthias Fahrig5.69.37514.97514.850
5.69.12514.725
3.Diego Hypólito5.69.17514.77514.837
5.89.10014.900
4.Tomás González6.08.12514.12514.587
5.69.45015.050
5.Huang Xi6.09.0000.114.90014.487
5.68.5750.114.075
6.Tomi Tuuha5.68.25013.85013.962
5.29.1750.314.075
7.Vitālijs Kardašovs5.68.0250.313.32513.850
5.29.17514.375
8.Andreas Toba5.28.7250.113.82513.750
4.49.27513.675

Parallel Bars FinalDENDScore(Qualifying
rank)
1.Lukas Dauser6.79.05015.750
2.Zhu Xiaodong6.98.62515.525
3.Francisco Barreto6.48.90015.300
4.John Orozco6.78.57515.275
5.Akash Modi6.48.77515.175
6.Ji Lianshen6.28.92515.125
7.Federico Molinari5.68.92514.525
8.Mathias Fahrig6.28.30014.500

High Bar FinalDENDScore(Qualifying
rank)
1.Xiao Ruoteng7.08.12515.125
2.Nicolas Cordoba6.58.55015.050
3.Audrys Nin Reyes6.98.07514.975
4.Andreas Toba6.68.32514.925
5.John Orozco6.38.25014.550
6.Dmitrijs Trefilovs5.58.47513.975
7.Oskar Kirmes5.68.35013.950
8.Ji Lianshen6.37.60013.900
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