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Mitchell Dominates DTB Cup with Three Golds
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Australian star Lauren Mitchell won three of the four women's titles Saturday at the finals of the DTB Cup in Stuttgart, Germany.

Mitchell, crowned as Australia's first female world champion last month in Rotterdam, took top honors in Stuttgart on uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. Her highest score of the day was an outstanding 15.325 on balance beam, for a routine that was both difficult and original (ff, ff, two-foot layout; triple turn in crouch; switch-half, back tuck; front aerial, switch leap, front tuck; ff, ff, double pike).


Lauren Mitchell won three of four titles in Stuttgart.

Imogen Cairns continued her streak of success as well, winning the women's vault title. Cairns, the Commonwealth Games champion and world finalist, stuck her Yurchenko 1 1/2 to top South Africa's Jennifer Kwela and Chilean Makarena Pinto.

Russia's Anna Dementyeva, the only gymnast to qualify to all finals, struggled on the same elements as in qualification (illusion on beam and full-in mount on floor), but picked up two bronze medals and a silver.

In the men's floor exercise, Israel's Alexander Shatilov took the title with solid passes, including a clean full-in dismount (6.5 Difficulty). Great Britain's Daniel Purvis, third in Rotterdam, hit another clean set to finish .1 behind (6.4 Difficulty). World champion and top qualifier Eleftherios Kosmidis (Greece) took costly steps on his landings to finish in a tie for third with Chilean Tomas Gonzalez.

World champion Krisztian Berki (Hungary) was again on top on pommel horse, his fourth World Cup title in 2010.

Russia's Alexander Balandin won still rings, sticking his piked double front after a lengthy routine that included a back roll to Maltese as well piked and tucked Yamawakis.

Romania's Marius Berbecar, who shows remarkable distance gets on vault, took first with a handspring double front and Tsukahara 2 1/2.

After missing the parallel bars final in Rotterdam, former world champion Mitja Petkovsek (Slovenia) was back on top in Stuttgart. China's Wang Guanyin, the 2009 world champion, broke on his Tippelt for second.

New German gymnastics hero Philipp Boy won the high bar title, catching a Cassina and half-Takemoto to layout Tkatchev before sticking his full-twisting double layout to the roaring applause from the Stuttgart crowd.

On Sunday, Boy will test his all-around skills against a select group of gymnasts in the Champions Challenge.

The 2010 World Cup season ends next weekend in Scotland with the annual Glasgow Grand Prix. No World Cup final will be held this year, and the past year of World Cup competition will determine the overall event champions.

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28th DTB Cup
Nov. 13, Stuttgart, Germany

Women's Vault FinalDScoreAverage
1.Imogen Cairns5.314.30013.937
4.813.575
2.Jennifer Khwela5.313.57513.600
5.013.625
3.Makarena Pinto5.213.62513.575
5.013.525
4.Tijana Tkalcec5.013.60013.450
5.013.300
5.Pia Tolle4.813.37513.300
5.213.225
6.Anna Dementyeva5.013.32513.187
4.813.050
7.Kristin Klarenbach5.013.55012.912
5.012.275
8.Gabrielle May5.013.42511.200
4.812.975

Uneven Bars FinalDScore
1.Lauren Mitchell5.514.150
2.Anja Brinker5.813.925
3.Anna Dementyeva5.713.900
4.Yana Demyanchuk6.113.775
5.Anastasia Koval5.413.675
6.Jana Sikulova5.613.525
7.Elisabeth Seitz5.812.750
8.Ida Laisi5.211.825

Balance Beam FinalDScore
1.Lauren Mitchell6.515.325
2.Anastasia Koval5.914.375
3.Anna Dementyeva6.013.800
4.Hannah Whelan5.613.775
5.Kristin Klarenbach5.313.475
6.Yana Demyanchuk5.913.225
7.Jana Sikulova4.911.875
8.Reeta Pietilae4.511.025

Women's Floor Exercise FinalDScore
1.Lauren Mitchell5.914.275
2.Anna Dementyeva5.613.525
3.Elisabeth Seitz5.413.200
4.Kristin Klarenbach5.112.925
5.Pia Tolle4.712.875
6.Irina Sazonova5.312.825
7.Jennifer Khwela5.112.675
8.Anastasia Koval5.012.400

Men's Floor Exercise FinalDScore
1.Alexander Shatilov6.515.125
2.Daniel Purvis6.415.025
3.Tomas Gonzalez6.414.850
3.Eleftherios Kosmidis6.514.850
5.Gael Da Silva6.314.800
6.Thomas Taranu6.014.525
7.Sakari Vekki6.214.325
8.Claudio Capelli5.913.475

Pommel Horse FinalDScore
1.Krisztian Berki6.415.425
2.Robert Seligman6.315.175
3.Donna-Donny Truyens5.914.900
4.Saso Bertoncelj6.314.775
5.Sebastian Krimmer6.014.700
6.Alexander Shatilov5.614.325
7.Max Whitlock6.513.875
8.Filip Ude5.412.375

Still Rings FinalDScore
1.Alexander Balandin6.715.425
2.Konstantin Pluzhnikov6.615.275
3.Danny Pinheiro-Rodrigues6.815.100
4.Liao Junlin6.514.975
5.Thomas Taranu6.514.725
6.Nils Haller6.114.475
7.Pierre-Yves Beny6.414.450
8.Robert Weber6.313.900

Men's Vault FinalDScoreAverage
1.Marius Berbecar6.615.97515.937
6.615.900
2.Jeffrey Wammes6.616.00015.925
6.815.850
3.Andrei Isayev6.616.10015.825
7.015.550
4.Ruslan Panteleymonov6.615.77515.787
6.615.800
5.Thomas Taranu6.615.72515.650
6.615.575
6.Igor Radivilov7.016.15015.562
6.614.975
7.Nathan Gafuik6.616.05015.475
6.614.900
8.Marek Lyszczarz6.615.10015.325
6.215.550

Parallel Bars FinalDScore
1.Mitja Petkovsek6.215.275
2.Wang Guanyin6.815.250
3.Philipp Boy6.315.150
4.Sebastian Krimmer5.715.125
5.Claudio Capelli6.114.975
6.Adam Kierzkowski6.014.500
7.Danny Pinheiro-Rodrigues5.914.350
8.Pierre-Yves Beny5.513.375

High Bar FinalDScore
1.Philipp Boy7.015.900
2.Gael Da Silva6.415.175
2.Jeffrey Wammes6.615.175
4.Roman Kulesza6.014.900
5.Fabian Leimlehner6.314.425
5.Martin Konecny6.214.425
7.Roman Gisi5.614.325
8.Jackson Payne5.913.500
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