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Gil, Rivera Win Puerto Rico Cup
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The Colombian women and host men claimed double victories Friday at the 15th Puerto Rico Cup in Mayagüez.


Luis Rivera (Puerto Rico)

Free to the public, the competition at El Palacio de los Deportes united gymnasts from the Americas in a warm-up for this year's Pan American Games. The 2011 Pan Am Games take place at the end of October in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The Puerto Rican men — nicknamed "Los Golden Boys" following their victory at the 2007 Pan American Games — eclipsed the U.S. in the team competition by 1.2 points. Brazil and Colombia tied for third place, 4 points behind.

2008 Puerto Rican Olympian Luis Rivera won a close all-around contest, edging U.S. world team member Brandon Wynn by .05. Brazil's Victor Rosa won the bronze a further .05 back.

"It went well," Rivera said. "Only on pommel horse I had two falls, but it's good it happened to me here so I have time to fix the mistakes."

Colombia's Jessica Gil, a finalist on floor exercise at the 2009 Worlds, won the senior women's all-around title over Canada's Bianca Dancose-Giambattisto.

Argentina dominated the junior women's competition, topping Canada and Puerto Rico in the team competition. Valeria Pereyra and Natalia Calcagno went 1-2 in the junior all-around, with Canada's Sabrina Gill winning the bronze.

Competition continues Saturday with the first day of apparatus finals.

External Link: Puerto Rico Gymnastics Federation

15th Puerto Rico Cup
July 8, 2011, Mayagüez

Senior Women's TeamVTUBBBFXTotal
1. Colombia 27.133 26.199 23.966 25.699 102.997
2. Argentina 26.099 24.899 24.633 26.633 102.264
3. Canada 12.733 21.800 13.833 12.900 61.266

Men's TeamFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1. Puerto Rico 60.150 54.350 57.250 64.200 57.550 56.500 350.000
2. United States 56.500 55.550 59.500 62.150 58.250 56.850 348.800
3. Brazil 57.250 53.000 58.700 61.700 57.000 56.350 344.000
3.. Colombia 53.500 58.050 55.700 62.450 58.950 55.350 344.000

Junior Women's TeamVTUBBBFXTotal
1. Argentina 27.200 27.499 27.232 27.299 109.230
2. Canada 27.899 27.133 25.400 28.366 108.798
3. Puerto Rico 27.166 24.199 26.399 25.866 103.630
4. Mexico 24.566 18.266 23.532 25.566 91.930

Senior Women's All-AroundTotal
1. Jessica Gil 53.299
2. Bianca Dancose-Giambattisto 52.766
3. Agustina Estarli 51.632
4. Lucila Estarli 50.032
5. Yamilet Pena 49.231
6. Merlina Galera 48.598
7. Yurany Avendano 48.198
8. Paula Mejias 47.465
9. Karla Martinez 46.965
10. Angelica Mesa 44.932
11. Gabriela Gomez 43.532
12. Bibiana Velez 34.866
13. Britanny Rogers 8.500

Men's All-AroundTotal
1. Luis Rivera 87.200
2. Brandon Wynn 87.150
3. Victor Rosa 87.100
4. Jorge Giraldo 86.800
5. Luis Vargas 86.500
6. Tyler Mizoguchi 86.450
7. Jayson Scott 86.100
8. Petrix Barbosa 85.800
8. Jossimar Calvo 85.800
10. Pericles da Silva 84.900
11. Anderson Loran 84.850
12. Tariq Dowers 84.800
13. Osvaldo Martinez 84.050
14. Adrian De Los Angeles 83.900
15. Francisco Barreto 83.550
16. Alexis Torres 82.450
17. Hugh Smith 82.350
18. Robert Watson 82.300
19. Federico Molinari 82.200
20. Juan Melchiori 82.100
21. Juan Lompizano 81.550
22. Nicolas Cordoba 81.250
23. Emanuel Gomez 80.550
24. Jesus Vidal 77.000
25. Mynor Juarez 73.350
26. Alexander Rodriguez 72.500
27. Dylan Akers 72.450
28. Sam Mikulak 68.700
29. Javier Sandoval 65.900
30. Rafael Morales 58.150
31. Angel Ramos 58.000
32. Fabian Meza 57.100
33. Andrew Elkind 56.450
34. Jhonny Muñoz 55.600
35. Tommy Ramos 53.200
36. Scott Morgan 45.750
37. Yesid Peña 43.150
38. Sergio Ramos 41.450
39. Arthur Zanetti 29.400

Junior Women's All-AroundTotal
1. Valeria Pereyra 54.698
2. Natalia Calcagno 54.398
3. Victoria Moors 54.165
4. Sabrina Gill 53.566
5. Lorena Quinones 52.332
6. Ailen Valente 51.266
7. Natalie Vaculik 50.366
8. Andrea Maldonado 49.132
9. Marina Gathino 48.965
10. Shaila Perez 47.431
11. Sandra Garcia 44.499
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