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Kato Claims Two Golds at Toyota Cup
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Japanese Olympian Ryohei Kato took two titles during the first day of the Toyota Cup, held Saturday in Toyota City.

Kato, 19, impressed with gold medals on floor exercise (15.675) and pommel horse (15.050) at the Toyota City Sky Hall, while Olympic champion Arthur Zanetti (Brazil) won still rings.

Japan won all three silver medals in the men competition. Yusuke Tanaka was second on floor exercice and still rings, while his brother Kazuhito Tanaka was runner-up on pommel horse.

Rie Tanaka — a 2012 Olympian alongside her brothers — won uneven bars despite a fall after her Pak salto.

Vietnamese world medalist Phan Thị Hà Thanh claimed the vault gold medal with a double-twisting Yurchenko and layout Rudi. Japan claimed the other two medals with Mai Murakami and Wakiko Ryu both vaulting double-twisting Yurchenkos.

Six-time Olympian Oksana Chusovitina (Germany) was fourth on vault with a piked handspring full and Tsukahara-full.

Canada claimed three medals: Hugh Smith was third on floor exercise, 2004 Olympian Ken Ikeda was third on pommel horse and Sabrina Gill was second on uneven bars.

World and Olympic all-around champion Kohei Uchimura skipped the event to rest his sore ankle and shoulder.

Competition concludes Sunday with the remainder of the events.

External Link: Japan Gymnastic Association

2012 Toyota Cup
Dec. 15, Toyota City, Japan

Women's VaultDENDScoreAverage
1.Phan Thị Hà Thanh5.89.05014.85014.925
6.38.70015.000
2.Mai Murakami5.89.05014.85014.475
5.48.70014.100
3.Wakiko Ryu5.88.82514.62514.212
5.08.80013.800
4.Oksana Chusovitina5.97.47513.37513.725
5.28.87514.075
5.Hiu Ying Angel Wong5.28.65013.85013.662
5.08.47513.475
6.Anja Rheinbay5.08.82513.82512.925
4.47.62512.025
7.Choi Nim Yan4.46.85011.25011.512
4.27.57511.775

Uneven BarsDENDScore
1.Rie Tanaka5.87.17512.975
2.Sabrina Gill4.88.07512.875
3.Isabelle Marquard5.47.10012.500
4.Yu Minobe5.37.12512.425
5.Anja Rheinbay4.37.40011.700
6.Hiu Ying Angel Wong3.07.67510.675

Men's Floor ExerciseDENDScore
1.Ryohei Kato6.69.07515.675
2.Yusuke Tanaka6.18.97515.075
3.Hugh Smith5.88.55014.350
4.Arthur Zanetti5.88.47514.275
5.Liu Kam Wah4.97.6250.112.425
6.Shek Wai Hung5.47.3250.412.325
7.Zachary Clay5.46.6250.111.925

Pommel HorseDENDScore
1.Ryohei Kato6.18.95015.050
2.Kazuhito Tanaka5.88.97514.775
3.Ken Ikeda6.08.20014.200
4.Zachary Clay5.48.00013.400
4.Shek Wai Hung4.88.60013.400
6.Christopher Jursch4.78.30013.000
7.Daniel Weinert5.56.82512.325

Still RingsDENDScore
1.Arthur Zanetti6.89.10015.900
2.Yusuke Tanaka6.28.65014.850
3.Yusuke Saito6.48.42514.825
4.Igor Radivilov6.58.02514.525
5.Ng Kiu Chung6.57.75014.250
6.Daniel Weinert5.47.90013.300
7.Yang Hak Seon5.87.30013.100
8.Hugh Smith5.07.95012.950
9.Liu Kam Wah4.87.52512.325
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