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China, South America Rule Portugal
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China took four men's golds and South America swept the women's titles at the 1st Portugal World Cup, which concluded Sunday in São João da Madeira.


Chinese national champion Feng Zhe won two titles in Portugal.

The Chinese men powered through Portugal, with golds for Guo Weiyang (pommel horse), Chen Yibing (still rings) and Feng Zhe (parallel bars and high bar).

Romania's Flavius Koczi picked up the other two titles, leaving Brazilian star Diego Hypolito a frustrated second on both floor exercise and vault.

Hypolito's older sister, three-time Olympian Daniele Hypolito, had better luck, winning the same events in the women's category as part of a South American sweep. She dedicated her victories to her brother, who celebrated his 24th birthday Saturday.

"I'll guard those two medals with the greatest care in the world," Daniele said. "They were won with a lot of dedication and training in Brazil. I spent 2009 recovering from a series of injuries, but today I again felt that taste of victory and the medal on my chest. I dedicate these medals to my brother Diego who gave me the strength to keep following my work."

Venezuelan Olympian Jessica Lopez tied Hypolito for the women's floor exercise title and also won uneven bars. The former University of Denver standout won bronzes on the other two events, making her the most successful gymnast in São João da Madeira with four medals total.

Colombian Olympian Nathalia Sanchez won the balance beam title and the silver medal on uneven bars.

Vietnam's Phan Thi Ha Thanh, second on both vault and balance beam, made history for the small Asian nation with its first women's World Cup medals.

Chinese women's national champion Sui Lu and teammate Zhang Yujiao had been on the roster but did not compete in Portugal.

The host nation earned seven spots in finals but was shut out of the medals. The best showings came from Zoi Lima (fourth place on women's vault) and Manuel Campos (sixth on parallel bars). The Portuguese national championships will be held July 3-4 in Torres Novas.

The FIG World Cup circuit will return in September with events in Ghent (Sept. 11-12), Kiev (Sept. 18-19) and Ostrava (Sept. 22-Oct. 2).

2010 Portugal World Cup
June 19-20, São João da Madeira

Women's Vault FinalNDAverage
1. Daniele Hypolito 13.962
2. Phan Thi Ha Thanh 13.762
3. Jessica Lopez 13.562
4. Zoi Lima 13.100
5. Melba Avendano 0.3 12.987
6. Ida Laisi 12.912
7. Lina Sjoeberg 12.837
8. Wong Hu 0.1 5.687

Uneven Bars FinalDENDScore
1. Jessica Lopez 5.4 8.300 13.700
2. Nathalia Sanchez 5.3 8.075 13.375
3. Daniele Hypolito 5.0 8.275 13.275
4. Laura Edwards 5.3 7.450 12.750
5. Ekaterina Kislinskaia 4.8 7.525 12.325
6. Melba Avendano 5.3 6.650 11.950
7. Monika Frandofert 4.9 6.625 11.525
8. Marta Cuesta 3.7 5.575 9.275

Balance Beam FinalDENDScore
1. Nathalia Sanchez 5.7 8.325 14.025
2. Phan Thi Ha Thanh 5.3 8.175 13.475
3. Jessica Lopez 5.5 7.950 13.450
4. Claudia Vila 5.0 8.175 13.175
5. Fiona Novak 4.9 7.625 12.525
6. Daniele Hypolito 5.1 7.000 12.100
7. Kristin Klarenbach 5.0 7.075 0.1 11.975
8. Monika Frandofert 4.0 7.375 11.375

Women's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1. Daniele Hypolito 5.3 8.275 13.575
1. Jessica Lopez 5.0 8.575 13.575
3. Hannah Whelan 5.6 7.900 0.1 13.400
4. Melba Avendano 4.8 8.175 12.975
5. Elena Zaldivar 4.7 7.700 12.400
6. Kristin Klarenbach 5.0 7.450 0.1 12.350
7. Phan Thi Ha 4.8 7.275 0.1 11.975
8. Ekaterina Kislinskaia 4.8 7.050 11.850

Men's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1. Flavius Koczi 6.5 8.900 15.400
2. Diego Hypolito 6.5 8.825 15.325
3. Santiago Lopez 6.1 8.525 14.625
4. Theo Seager 6.4 8.250 0.1 14.550
5. Isaac Botella 6.2 8.500 0.3 14.400
6. Wajdi Bouallegue 5.8 8.300 14.100
7. Thomas Taranu 5.9 7.650 0.5 13.050
8. Tong Yingjie 6.2 7.300 0.7 12.800

Pommel Horse FinalDENDScore
1. Guo Weiyang 6.5 8.700 15.200
2. Flavius Koczi 6.1 8.725 14.825
3. Rafael Martinez 6.0 8.700 14.700
4. Alexander Shatilov 5.6 8.750 14.350
5. Donna-Donny Truyens 6.3 7.925 14.225
6. Jose Luis Fuentes 6.2 7.925 14.125
7. Gustavo Simões 5.8 7.675 13.475
8. Ioan Cristian 5.0 7.750 12.750

Still Rings FinalDENDScore
1. Chen Yibing 6.7 8.875 15.575
2. Liao Junlin 6.6 8.625 15.225
3. Ivan San Miguel 6.5 8.700 15.200
4. Ali Al-Asi 6.5 8.675 15.175
5. Thomas Taranu 6.3 8.625 14.925
6. Regulo Carmona 6.2 8.700 14.900
7. Sérgio Eras 6.1 8.675 14.775
8. Gustavo Simões 6.3 8.050 14.350

Men's Vault FinalNDAverage
1. Flavius Koczi 16.175
2. Diego Hypolito 16.162
3. Ivan San Miguel 15.950
4. Ruslan Panteleymonov 15.862
5. Wai Hung Shek 15.825
6. Cuong Hoang 14.625
7. Yevgeny Sapronenko 14.550
8. Ali Al-Asi 0.3 14.000

Parallel Bars FinalDENDScore
1. Feng Zhe 6.8 8.900 15.700
2. Guo Weiyang 6.2 9.175 15.375
3. Jorge Hugo Giraldo 6.0 8.975 14.975
4. Hung Pham 6.3 8.550 14.850
5. Yevgen Gryshchenko 5.9 8.550 14.450
6. Jose Luis Fuentes 6.2 8.125 14.325
7. Manuel Campos 6.1 7.825 13.925
8. Cuong Hoang 5.1 8.075 13.175

High Bar FinalDENDScore
1. Feng Zhe 6.7 8.550 15.250
2. Rafael Martinez 6.6 8.450 15.050
3. Samuel Piasecky 6.1 8.800 14.900
4. Jorge Giraldo 6.2 8.375 14.575
5. Fabian González 6.2 8.200 14.400
6. Manuel Campos 5.8 8.275 14.075
7. Filip Yanev 6.2 7.650 13.850
8. Fabian Leimlehner 6.0 7.600 13.600

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