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U.S. Men, Corral Win Pan Am Championships
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Mexico's Daniel Corral won the all-around title over Glen Ishino (U.S.) and Jorge Hugo Giraldo (Colombia) as the Pan American Gymnastics Championships began Thursday in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The U.S. men and Mexico's Daniel Corral won gold medals Thursday as the Pan American Gymnastics Championships began in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The competition at the Pan American Gymnastics Complex is serving as the qualifier to the XVI Pan American Games, which will be held at the same arena in October 2011.

Glen Ishino led the United States to an easy victory in the team competition (352.15). More than 8 points back, Brazil and Canada tied for second place (343.95).

Colombia was fourth (342.00), ahead of Puerto Rico (341.70) and host Mexico (338.15). Seventh-place Argentina grabbed the last team berth to the 2011 Pan American Games (336.60).

Cuba, team champions at the 2003 Pan American Games and fifth in 2007, finished ninth and failed to qualify.

The 20-year-old Corral (88.75) won the all-around gold over Ishino (88.15) and Colombian Olympian Jorge Hugo Giraldo (87.45).

Though Mexico finished out of the medals in the team competition, Corral said he was pleased his team qualified for the big event in 2011.

"I am very happy with this performance, but mainly because it was an achievement for the team. We have a place in the Pan American Games and now we can prepare for the world championships," Corral said.

A shoulder injury limited Corral's participation at the Central American Games, held in July in Mayagüez, Puero Rico. Corral has been training since early this year with Spanish coach Alfredo Hueto, who led Gervasio Deferr to back-to-back Olympic vault titles in 2000 and 2004.

"It was a difficult injury that compromised me in Puerto Rico, but I kept training, kept working, and I hope this is the first of many successes with Alfredo as my coach," said Corral, who took his highest score (15.725) on vault for a handspring double front.

Competition continues Friday with the women's team and all-around final.

External Link: Guadalajara 2011

Pan American Gymnastics Championships
Sept. 2, Guadalajara, Mexico

Men's Team FinalFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1.United States59.0055.3558.0062.8557.6059.35352.15
5.Puerto Rico58.5052.6059.2063.4053.1054.90341.70

Men's All-Around Final (Top 30)Total
1.Daniel Corral88.75
2.Glen Ishino88.15
3.Jorge Hugo Giraldo87.45
4.Wesley Haagensen86.45
4.Tomas Sepulveda Gonzalez86.45
6.Mosiah Rodrigues86.30
7.Sergio Sasaki86.05
8.Jake Dalton85.95
9.Jackson Payne85.50
10.Gary Brochero85.40
11.Jossimar Calvo85.20
12.Luis Rivera84.90
13.Federico Molinari84.85
14.Jayd Lukenchuk84.55
15.Angel Ramos84.45
16.Pericles Fouro84.25
17.Santiago Lopez82.35
17.Jhony Parra82.35
19.Luis Vargas82.30
19.Mario Gorosito82.30
21.Montalvo Silot81.05
22.Carlos Kindeland80.75
23.Xavier Veloz80.65
24.Christian Bruno80.35
25.Juan Raffo79.55
26.Nicolas Cordoba78.55
27.Jesus De Leon77.40
28.Oscar Cañas77.25
29.William Albert77.05
30.Mynor Juarez76.40
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