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Belarus Dominates Scherbo Cup
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With eight medals, gymnasts from Belarus dominated the Vitaly Scherbo Cup, held this week in Minsk, Belarus.

All-around winners were Galina Ivanets (Belarus) and Anton Fokin (Uzbekistan).

Gymnasts from Canada, France and Switzerland earner five medals in the competition held in honor of Scherbo, a Minsk native whose storied career included six gold medals at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. Scherbo, who owns a gym in Las Vegas, was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame this spring.

At age 14, Ivanets is too young to compete at next month's world championships in London. Ivanets also won the all-around title at the Stella Zakharova Cup, held earlier this year in Kiev, in honor of the two-time World Cup all-around champion.

Fokin won four medals, including the gold medal on parallel bars, the event on which he won the bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Latvia's Yevgeny Sapronenko, 30, placed first on vault. He won the silver medal on vault at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

2009 Vitaly Scherbo Cup
Sept. 9-11, Minsk, Belarus

Women's All-Around
1. Galina Ivanets BLR 55.25
2. Anastasia Zaitseva BLR 54.30
3. Brittany Rogers CAN 53.80
4. Charlotte Mackie CAN 53.75
5. Valeria Maksyuta ISR 53.70
6. Svetlana Klyukina RUS 53.65
7. Marta Pihan-Kulesza POL 53.50
8. Kristina Goryunova RUS 53.40
9. Roni Rabinovich ISR 52.85
10. Alina Sotnikova BLR 52.55
11. Lilia Khoang BLR 52.00
12. Olga Mokhovtsova BLR 52.00
13. Jennifer Senn SUI 51.75
14. Valeria Sukhoverkhaya BLR 51.65
15. Laura Svilpaite LTU 51.50
16. Linda Stämpfli SUI 51.45

Women's Vault
1. Brittany Rogers CAN 14.065
2. Charlotte Mackie CAN 13.850
3. Valeria Maksyuta ISR 13.738

Uneven Bars
1. Laura Svilpaite LTU 14.525
2. Svetlana Klyukina RUS 14.025
3. Marta Pihan-Kulesza POL 14.000

Balance Beam
1. Kristina Goryunova RUS 14.350
2. Alina Sotnikova BLR 13.900
3. Charlotte Mackie CAN 13.675

Women's Floor Exercise
1. Marta Pihan-Kulesza POL 13.800
2. Anastasia Zaitseva BLR 13.650
3. Brittany Rogers CAN 13.650

Men's All-Around
1. Anton Fokin UZB 88.15
2. Alexander Shatilov ISR 85.20
3. Roman Gisi SUI 85.20
4. Artur Kuzmin BLR 83.65
5. Bjorn Slanvall SWE 82.50
6. Artyom Bykov BLR 82.50
7. Rolan Haüptli SUI 81.75
8. Hugh Smith CAN 81.25
9. George Foo SWE 80.75
10. Dmitry Trefilov LAT 80.65
11. Kimon Wegmann SUI 79.35
12. Yevgeny Izmodenov LTU 78.95
13. Mirco Stillhart SUI 78.85
14. Ravshanbek Osimov UZB 76.70
15. Shamil Gatiyatov RUS 76.10
16. Sergei Stepanov RUS 75.90

Men's Floor Exercise
1. Roland Haüptli SUI 14.750
2. Alexander Demchikhin BLR 14.365
3. Kimon Wegmann SUI 14.300

Pommel Horse
1. Cyril Tomassone FRA 15.000
2. Hamilton Sabot FRA 14.875
3. Anton Fokin UZB 13.900

Still Rings
1. Samir Aid Said FRA 15.100
2. Anton Fokin UZB 14.800
3. Dmitry Savitsky BLR 14.575

Vault
1. Yevgeny Sapronenko LAT 15.700
2. Kimon Wegmann SUI 15.250
3. Sergei Stepanov RUS 14.513

Parallel Bars
1. Anton Fokin UZB 15.475
2. Alexander Tsarevich BLR 15.275
3. Hamilton Sabot FRA 14.975

Horizontal Bar
1. Hamilton Sabot FRA 14.675
2. Roland Haüptli SUI 14.375
3. Alexander Tsarevich BLR 14.375

International Gymnast Magazine Related Features
Vitaly Scherbo interview, Hall of Fame induction feature (July/August 2009)
"Pride for Family and Canada" - Charlotte Mackie profile (November 2006)
"Shooting Star" - Brittany Rogers profile (June/July 2007)
"Aiming High" - Alexander Shatilov profile (January/February 2009)

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