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Komova Caps Comeback with Russian Cup Gold
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Youth Olympic champion Viktoria Komova continued her successful comeback Saturday, winning the uneven bars title at the Russian Cup in Yekaterinburg.


Uneven bars champion Viktoria Komova, flanked by Tatiana Nabiyeva and Yulia Belokobylskaya

Komova, 16, took the highest score yet of the women's competition with her 15.825 on uneven bars (inside Stalder-Shaposhnikova to Pak; inside Stalder-Shaposhnikova-half; inside-Stalder-blind to layout Jaeger; inside-Stalder full to Tkatchev; full-out). Komova won the all-around silver on Thursday in her first competition since undergoing ankle surgery in May.

World finalist Tatiana Nabiyeva was second, more than a full point behind at 14.825. All-around bronze medalist Yulia Belokobylskaya threw an inside-Stalder to Tkatchev for another bronze (14.550).

Two-time Olympian Anna Pavlova won the gold medal on vault (14.225), topping all-around champion Anna Dementyeva (14.813). First-year senior Maria Paseka won the bronze.

Denis Ablyazin, 19, edged world team member Andrei Cherkasov, 20, for the gold medal on men's floor exercise, 15.050-15.000. 2004 Olympic alternate Dmitry Barkalov, rumored to be headed to Belarus, was third (14.750).

World team member David Belyavsky tied specialist Andrei Perevoznikov for the title on pommel horse with 15.025.

On still rings, 2008 Olympain Konstantin Pluzhnikov earned a comfortable victory with 15.850. All-around bronze medalist Nikita Ignatyev (15.025) was second over all-around champion Emin Garibov (14.500).

Alexander Balandin, the top rings qualifier with 15.975, was absent after injuring his leg in Thursday's training.

Competition concludes Sunday in Yekaterinburg with the final day of event finals.

External Link: Russian Gymnastics Federation

2011 Russian Cup
Aug. 19, Yekaterinburg

Women's Vault FinalScore
1. Anna Pavlova CFO-2 14.225
2. Anna Dementyeva PFO/CFO 13.813
3. Maria Paseka MOS 13.713
4. Tatiana Nabiyeva SPB 13.650
5. Francheska Yanayeva UFO 13.125
6. Yekaterina Tsvetkova CFO-2 12.913
7. Daria Lavrushina PFO 12.150

Uneven Bars FinalScore
1. Viktoria Komova CFO/MOS 15.875
2. Tatiana Nabiyeva SPB 14.825
3. Yulia Belokobylskaya YUFO 14.550
4. Anna Dementyeva PFO/CFO 14.450
5. Yulia Inshina CFO-2 14.375
6. Maria Stepanova CFO-2 13.650
7. Ksenia Afanasyeva CFO-1 12.600
8. Ksenia Semyonova CFO-2 11.500

Men's Floor Exercise FinalScore
1. Denis Ablyazin PFO/MOS 15.050
2. Andrei Cherkasov SFO 15.000
3. Dmitry Barkalov CFO 14.750
4. Nikita Ignatyev SFO 14.725
5. Dmitry Gogotov MOS-2 14.650
6. David Belyavsky UFO 14.575

Pommel Horse FinalScore
1. Andrei Perevoznikov CFO 15.075
1. David Belyavsky UFO 15.075
3. Vladimir Olennikov MOS 14.500
4. Sergei Khorokhordin CFO 14.050
5. Nikita Ignatyev SFO 13.975
6. Dmitry Gogotov MOS-2 13.225
7. Konstantin Pluzhnikov SFO 12.500
8. Emin Garibov MOS-1 12.325

Still Rings FinalScore
1. Konstantin Pluzhnikov SFO 15.850
2. Nikita Ignatyev SFO 15.025
3. Emin Garibov MOS-1 14.500
4. Denis Ablyazin PFO/MOS 14.375
5. Mikhail Bodnar MOS 14.225
6. Daniil Kazachkov SFO 13.475
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