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Dementyeva, Bouhail Shine at Moscow Stars
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European champion Anna Dementyeva of Russia was the most successful gymnast at the Moscow World Cup, winning golds on balance beam and floor exercise and silver on uneven bars.

Russia's Anna Dementyeva and France's Thomas Bouhail each walked away with two gold medals Saturday in the finals of the Moscow World Cup.

Dementyeva was the most successful gymnast at Olimpisky Arena, winning golds on balance beam and floor exercise and silver on uneven bars. The new European all-around champion competed confidently, hitting three more routines to impress the Russian coaches with her continued consistency. On balance beam, Dementyeva posted an unbeatable 6.5 in Difficulty (illusion; switch ring; Onodi to sheep jump; front aerial, switch leap, back tuck; RO two-foot layout; RO ff triple twist with usual bounce to the side) to take the gold by a comfortable margin over teammate Ksenia Afanasyeva.

Afanasyeva took another silver behind Dementyeva on floor exercise. Returning from a knee injury, Afanasyeva took a step forward on her double layout mount but showed much better control on her second pass of whip, whip to triple twist than she had in qualification.

Venezuelan Olympian Jessica Lopez won the uneven bars title with an L-grip full to layout Jaeger and elgrip to stuck double front. Top qualifier Elisabeth Seitz (Germany) fell on her Def to place fourth.

Five-time Olympian Oksana Chusovitina — who could have a special room dedicated solely to all the medals she has won at Olimpisky over the past 20 years — won yet another vault title (Tsukahara 1 1/2 and handspring layout front full). Russia's Yekaterina Kurbatova took second (Yurchenko 1 1/2 and Podkopayeva), and looked slightly better than she had earlier in the year. Brazilian Olympian Jade Barbosa was third after falling on her layout Podkopayeva. Chile's Makarena Pinto scored a 0.00 on her second vault after tripping over the board and doing a forward roll over the table.

In the men's competition, Bouhail won the floor exercise title by staying clean on his relatively simple tumbling (front double full to layout barani; tucked double-double; whip tucked Thomas; layout Thomas; 2 1/2). World champion Eleftherios Kosmidis (Greece) showed the hardest routine of the finals (layout double-double mount; stuck full-in dismount) but put his hand down on a 2 1/2, punch front full. American Steven Legendre, second in qualification, was fourth after nearly sitting down his layout Arabian double front and then actually sitting down his Arabian double front dismount.

Bouhail, the reigning world champion, won his second gold on vault with a Tsukahara double pike (small hop) and Dragulescu (large hop). Silver medalist Yang Hak Seon of Korea had loose landings on his Randi and triple-twisting Tsukahara. Russia's Anton Golotsutskov, the top qualifier, nearly fell on his Dragulescu to take third.

Top qualifiers Krisztian Berki of Hungary and Konstantin Pluzhnikov of Russia repeated their placement in finals on pommel horse and still rings, respectively.

Poland's Adam Kierzkowzki impressed with excellent form to take the gold medal on parallel bars ahead of top qualifier Mitja Petkovsek, who stumbled forward on on his dismount).

European champion Epke Zonderland (Netherlands) picked up another high bar title, using his "safe" routine (Cassina and Kolman) to win the gold medal.

External Link: Russian Gymnastics Federation

2011 Moscow Stars of the World/FIG World Cup
May 14, Moscow, Russia

Women's Vault FinalDEScoreNDAverage
1.Oksana Chusovitina5.908.95014.85014.712
5.509.07514.575
2.Yekaterina Kurbatova5.308.77514.07513.950
5.208.62513.825
3.Jade Barbosa5.008.82513.82513.337
5.607.25012.850
4.Makarena Pinto5.208.67513.8756.937
0.000.0000.000

Uneven Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Jessica Lopez5.908.37514.275
2.Anna Dementyeva5.708.30014.000
3.Jana Sikulova5.908.05013.950
4.Elisabeth Seitz6.307.15013.450

Balance Beam FinalDENDScore
1.Anna Dementyeva6.508.60015.100
2.Ksenia Afanasyeva5.908.30014.200
3.Yana Demyanchuk6.008.10014.100
4.Vasiliki Millousi5.808.27514.075

Women's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Anna Dementyeva5.708.82514.525
2.Ksenia Afanasyeva5.608.60014.200
3.Jessica Lopez5.308.55013.850
4.Elisabeth Seitz5.507.8500.113.250

Men's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Thomas Bouhail6.109.10015.200
2.Eleftherios Kosmidis6.608.2000.314.500
3.Jeffrey Wammes6.108.2500.114.250
4.Steven Legendre6.507.70014.200

Pommel Horse FinalDENDScore
1.Krisztian Berki6.409.27515.675
2.Prashanth Sellathurai6.908.40015.300
3.Robert Seligman6.008.90014.900
4.Filip Ude5.707.52513.225

Still Rings FinalDENDScore
1.Konstantin Pluzhnikov6.709.07515.775
2.Alexander Balandin6.908.82515.725
3.Yuri van Gelder6.508.95015.450
4.Eleftherios Petrounias6.708.55015.250
5.Danny Pingueiro-Rodrigues7.008.22515.225

Men's Vault FinalDEScoreNDAverage
1.Thomas Bouhail7.009.35016.35016.350
7.009.35016.350
2.Yang Hak Seon7.009.42516.42516.275
7.009.22516.2250.1
3.Anton Golotsutskov7.008.92515.92516.012
7.009.10016.100
4.Andrei Isayev6.608.92515.5250.315.487
6.609.15015.750

Parallel Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Adam Kierzkowski6.309.15015.450
2.Mitja Petkovsek6.209.12515.325
3.Yann Cucherat6.209.10015.300
4.Epke Zonderland6.008.97514.975

High Bar FinalDENDScore
1.Epke Zonderland7.208.85016.050
2.Mario Moznik6.908.90015.800
3.Nikolai Kuksenkov6.108.45014.550
4.Rafael Martinez6.407.82514.225
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