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Palesova, Ude Team To Win in Brno
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Kristyna Palesova (Czech Republic) and Filip Ude (Croatia) combined to win the 11th annual Grand Prix of Brno, a mixed-pairs competition held Saturday in the Czech Republic.

Two Czech pairs followed. Defending champions Jana Sikulova and David Vyoral finished second, ahead of 2003 champions Jana Komrskova and Martin Konecny.

At this year's European Championships in Amsterdam, Palesova tied for seventh in the women's all-around final, and Ude finished 17th in the men's all-around final. Sikulova won the silver medal on uneven bars at the 2006 European Championships and placed fifth on the event in 2007.

Other previous winners of the Grand Prix of Brno include Greece's Vasiliki Tsavdaridou and Dimosthenis Tambakos (1997); Hungary's Gabriela Onodi and Zsolt Peter (1998); Komrskova and Czech teammate Jiri Firt (1999); Russia's Anna Kovalyova and Yuri Tikhonovsky (2000); the Netherlands' Suzanne Harmes and Switzerland's Martin Fuchs (2001); Romania's Andreea Raducan and Marian Dragulescu (2002); Great Britain's Imogen Cairns and Vyoral (2004) and Katerina Maresova and Vyoral (2005).

2007 Grand Prix of Brno
June 23, Czech Republic

1. Kristyna Palesova (CZE) and Filip Ude (CRO)
2. Jana Sikulova (CZE) and David Vyoral (CZE)
3. Jana Komrskova (CZE) and Martin Konecny (CZE)
4. Valeria Savelyeva (UKR) and Sergei Vyaltsev (UKR)
5. Anna Cadkova (CZE) and Peter Smejkal (CZE)
6. Nicole Pechancova (CZE) and Fabian Leimlehner (AUT)
7. Katerina Maresova (CZE) and Daniel Rexa (CZE)
8. Eva Verbova (CZE) and Nikola Dudek (CRO)
9. Tamara Glazar (SLO) and Sebastian Straus (SLO)
10. Martina Strnasdova (CZE) and Jakub Suchanek (CZE)
11. Carmen Horvat (SLO) and Andraz Lamut (SLO)
12. Katja El Halabi (GER) and Mario Rauscher (AUT)

International Gymnast Magazine Related Features
"On the Upswing" - Sikulova profile (July/August 2006)
Komrskova profiles (November 2003, August/September 2000)
short Pechancova profile (July/August 2007)
"Macho Man" - Dragulescu profile (August/September 2004)
"Here and Now" - Dragulescu cover story (May 2001)
Dragulescu on cover photo collage (Augus/September 2000)
"Double Dutch" - Harmes profile (May 2005)
"Ageless Advantages" - Kovalyova profile (June/July 1998)
"Raducan Reporting" - profile (November 2004)
"Recovery For Raducan" - cover story (January 2001)
Raducan on cover (January 2002)
"Star Power" - Raducan profile (February 2000)
Raducan giant poster (December 1999)
"Unfinished Business" - Tambakos interview (November 2002)
"Driven" - Tsavdaridou profile (January 1998)

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