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China Takes Four as DTB Cup Concludes
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Nine of the 10 qualification leaders claimed victories Saturday at the DTB Cup finals in Stuttgart, with Chinese gymnasts winning four titles.

2009 world champions Zhang Hongtao (pommel horse) and Wang Guanyin (parallel bars) and 2008 Olympic still rings champion Chen Yibing grabbed half the men's titles for China.

Female compatriot Sui Lu won floor exercise. Sui won the bronze medal on floor exercise at last month's world championships in London.

Jana Komrskova (Czech Republic) and Flavius Koczi (Romania) again vaulted to the top.

Kim Bui won the gold for Germany on uneven bars, one of six medals for the home team. As in Friday's qualification, Bui finished third on vault and second on floor exercise.

Russia's Ksenia Semyonova, the top gymnast on balance beam Friday, was the only top qualifier not to repeat Saturday. She fell to third behind Romanian upstart Ana Porgras and Germany's Maike Roll.

Brazilian star Diego Hypolito won men's floor exercise, and Epke Zonderland (Netherlands) won high bar.

Competition continues Sunday in Stuttgart with the finale of the Champions Trophy, where eight male gymnasts will compete for a grand prize of 50,000 euros and a new car. British star Daniel Keatings is the point leader entering the final.

Check back with IG Online for a photo gallery from Stuttgart.

2009 DTB Cup
Nov. 14, Stuttgart, Germany

Women's Vault FinalDEScoreNDAvg
1.Jana Komrskova5.09.15014.15014.212
2. Ariella Käslin 5.09.02514.02513.912
3.Kim Bui5.48.4750.113.77513.725
4.Marissa King5.58.4250.113.82513.550
5.Kristin Klarenbach5.08.47513.47513.412
6.Tijana Tkalcec5.08.35013.35013.375
7.Valeria Maksyuta5.37.7000.112.90013.237
8.Bruna Leal5.37.5250.112.72512.937

Uneven Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Kim Bui6.08.52514.525
2.Marta Pihan-Kulesza5.78.30014.000
3.Bruna Leal5.68.15013.750
4.Ethiene Franco5.38.42513.725
5.Jana Sikulova5.58.17513.675
6.Elisabeth Seitz5.96.42512.325
7.Luisa Galiulina5.66.67512.275
8.Aagje Vanwalleghem6.15.22511.325

Balance Beam FinalDENDScore
1.Ana Porgras6.18.52514.625
2.Maike Roll5.77.87513.575
3.Ksenia Semyonova5.48.12513.525
4.Luisa Galiulina5.77.42513.125
5.Elisabeth Seitz5.57.57513.075
6.Valeria Maksyuta5.77.10012.800
7.Marlies Rijken5.37.17512.475
8.Jana Komrskova4.87.47512.275

Women's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Sui Lu5.78.42514.125
2.Kim Bui5.58.50014.000
3.Elisabeth Seitz5.58.27513.775
4.Bruna Leal5.18.07513.175
5.Marta Pihan-Kulesza5.27.90013.100
6.Natasja Blind5.08.1500.113.050
7.Gaelle Mys5.17.05012.150
8.Priscila Cobello4.67.0750.111.575

Men's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Diego Hypolito6.79.12515.825
2.Alexander Shatilov6.48.80015.200
2.Tony Gonzalez Sepulveda6.58.70015.200
4.Marian Dragulescu6.58.42514.925
5.Kristian Thomas6.38.5750.114.775
6.Matthias Fahrig6.48.17514.575
7.Filip Ude5.38.65013.950
8.Jeffrey Wammes5.58.22513.725

Pommel Horse FinalDENDScore
1.Zhang Hongtao6.59.72516.225
2.Prashanth Sellathurai6.69.42516.025
3.Krisztian Berki6.79.25015.950
4.Saso Bertoncelj6.49.12515.525
5.Andrei Perevoznikov6.58.77515.275
6.Robert Seligman6.28.67514.875
7.Christopher Cameron5.98.30014.200
8.Hamilton Sabot5.57.62513.125

Still Rings FinalDENDScore
1.Chen Yibing6.88.85015.650
2.Artur Zanetti6.58.70015.200
3.Gustavo Palma Simoes5.98.90014.800
4.Wesley Haagensen6.48.30014.700
5.Konstantn Pluzhnikov6.87.85014.650
6.Tommy Ramos6.38.27514.575
7.Thomas Taranu6.57.90014.400
8.Luke Folwell5.97.52513.425

Men's Vault FinalDEScoreNDAvg
1.Flavius Koczi7.09.25016.25015.987
2.Matthias Fahrig7.09.07516.07515.975
3.Yevgeny Sapronenko7.09.15016.15015.887
4.Nathan Gafuik6.69.50016.10015.825
5.Diego Hypolito6.69.40016.00015.737
6.Marek Lyszczarz6.69.05015.65015.600
7.Tomi Tuuha6.69.17515.77515.462
8.Marius Berbecar7.08.2250.314.92515.275

Parallel Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Wang Guanyin6.89.15015.950
2.Hamilton Sabot6.58.87515.375
3.Marcel Nguyen6.28.95015.150
4.Epke Zonderland6.19.00015.100
5.Wesley Haagensen6.28.60014.800
6.Roman Kulesza6.18.47514.575
7.Samuel Piasecky5.58.62514.125
8.Adam Kierzkowski5.97.42513.325

High Bar FinalDENDScore
1.Epke Zonderland7.18.57515.675
2.Zhang Chenglong6.68.70015.300
3.Marijo Moznik6.98.25015.150
4.Hamilton Sabot6.28.52514.725
5.Samuel Piasecky5.88.55014.350
6.Jeffrey Wammes5.88.52514.325
7.Kristian Thomas5.78.25013.950
8.Roman Kulesza6.07.22513.225

Comments (2)add comment

Paulina said:

Grande Tomas Gonzalez!!!!!!
November 14, 2009
Votes: +0

Amber said:

Articles without any description of the gymnastics that was performed are boring. Could we have a quick summary of some of the highlights of the meet? Any spectacular combinations? Anything noteworthy besides the scores?
November 16, 2009
Votes: +0

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