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Sui Strikes More Gold as Chinese Championships End
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All-around champion Sui Lu added balance beam and floor exercise titles as the Chinese Championships concluded Monday in Hunan.

Women's all-around champion Sui Lu added two more titles as the Chinese Gymnastics Championships concluded Monday in Zhuzhou, Hunan.

Sui picked up gold medals in both the balance beam (15.550/6.7 Difficulty) and floor exercise (14.550/5.8 D).

"I think my performance was normal, because these two events (balance beam and floor exercise) have always been my strengths," said Sui, an alternate to China's 2008 Olympic team. "The goal was for these two golds — only the all-around victory was a surprise."

Zhou Qiaohong won the women's vault title with a double-twisting Tsukahara (6.0 D) and layout Rudi (6.3). Zhou thanked her coach for his patience with her during bad practices.

"If he didn't put up with me each day during training, we wouldn't have had tonight's finish," Zhou said.

All-around bronze medalist Huang Qiushuang won uneven bars, hitting her new Endo-immediate Ono combination (15.550/7.1). World and Olympic champion He Kexin, who is recovering from an injury, scratched the apparatus final.

In the men's competition, triple Olympic gold medalist Zou Kai was unable to top 21-year-old Zhang Chenglong on floor exercise and high bar. A bailed skill on floor dropped Zou's planned Difficulty score from 6.7 to 6.3, and he finished third.

"Actually, I should have had a 6.4 degree of difficulty, but the judges counted it as 6.3," Zou said with a laugh. "But it doesn't matter, even if it was 6.4, I would still have been third."

World pommel horse champion Zhang Hongtao earned the highest score of the finals with a 16.175.

On still rings, Olympic champion Chen Yibing tied world champion Yan Mingyong for the title (15.900).

Chen, untouchable on still rings from 2006 to 2008, said he welcomed the competition from his younger teammates.

"The more the merrier," he said. "I feel more pressure to improve. I like the competition."

On parallel bars, world champion Wang Guanyin tied world silver medalist Feng Zhe for the title.

Floor champion Zhang ended the competition with a second gold on high bar (16.125/7.5 D).

External Link: Chinese Gymnastics Association

2010 Chinese Gymnastics Championships
Aug. 28-29, Zhuzhou, Hunan

Women's Vault
1. Zhou Qiaohong (Fujian) 14.237
2. Huang Qiushuang (Guangdong) 13.925
3. Yang Pei (Shaanxi) 13.900

Uneven Bars
1. Huang Qiushuang (Guangdong) 15.550
2. Wu Liufang (Guangdong) 14.675
3. Huang Huidan (Zhejiang) 14.500

Balance Beam
1. Sui Lu (Shanghai) 15.550
2. Jiang Yuyuan (Zhejiang) 14.450
3. Wu Liufang (Guangdong) 14.325

Women's Floor Exercise
1. Sui Lu (Shanghai) 14.550
2. Huang Qiushuang (Guangdong) 13.825
3. Jiang Yuyuan (Zhejiang) 13.700

Men's Floor Exercise
1. Zhang Chenglong (Shandong) 15.075
2. Du Wei (Guizhou) 15.025
3. Zou Kai (Sichuan) 14.775

Pommel Horse
1. Zhang Hongtao (Shaanxi) 16.175
2. Chen Chen (Jiangsu) 15.575
3. Teng Haibin (Beijing) 15.450

Still Rings
1. Chen Yibing (Tianjin) 15.900
1. Yan Mingyong (Shanghai) 15.900
3. Luo Xuan (Hubei) 15.350
3. Liao Junlin (Guangxi) 15.350

Men's Vault
1. Du Wei (Guizhou) 15.925
2. Zhang Zhongbo (Shanghai) 15.912
3. Lu Bo (Jiangsu) 15.887

Parallel Bars
1. Feng Zhe (Sichuan) 15.500
1. Wang Guanyin (Tianjin) 15.500
3. Dong Zhendong (Shaanxi) 14.850

High Bar
1. Zhang Chenglong (Shandong) 16.125
2. Zou Kai (Sichuan) 15.600
3. Chen Xuezhang (Fujian) 15.550

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