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Komova, Garibov Golden Again at Russian Cup
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Viktoria Komova and Emin Garibov grabbed more gold Sunday as the Russian Cup concluded in Yekaterinburg.

Komova, who won the uneven bars title Saturday, took a second gold on the balance beam. Still competing simpler sets to protect her ankle, Komova was near perfect (15.525) to take the gold medal over all-around champion Anna Dementyeva (15.150).


Viktoria Komova took the beam title Sunday

2008 Olympian Ksenia Afanasyeva won the gold medal on women's floor exercise to salvage her Russian Cup. Afanasyeva was the top qualifier from Wednesday's team competition, but fell to fourth in the all-around final after two falls on uneven bars. She showed off her new choreography and precise tumbling (double layout mount; two whips to triple twist) to take the title by more than half a point over Yulia Inshina. Dementyeva, who also debuted new choreography plus a full-in dismount this week, fell in the final for sixth.

First-year senior Yulia Belokobylskaya, third all-around and on uneven bars, won two more bronzes Sunday.

In the men's competition, newcomers again dislodged Russia's veterans from their comfortable spot at the top. Floor exercise champion Denis Ablyazin, 19, won a second gold on vault (15.762). Mikhail Bodnar took second (15.412) over Nikita Lezhankin (15.225). Olympic bronze medalist Anton Golotsutskov, the top qualifier, landed both his vaults on his knees for fifth.

All-around bronze medalist Nikita Ignatyev, 19, won the gold medal on parallel bars. All-around champion Garibov, 20, took a second title on high bar (15.700).

Team elder Maxim Devyatovsky, 27, managed only bronze medals on parallel bars and high bar in Yekaterinburg.

Russia will decide its world teams in September, using the results from this week's Russian Cup and competitions to come in Ghent and Penza.

External Link: Russian Gymnastics Federation

2011 Russian Cup
Aug. 21, Yekaterinburg

Balance Beam FinalScore
1. Viktoria Komova CFO/MOS 15.525
2. Anna Dementyeva CFO/PFO 15.150
3. Yulia Belokobylskaya YUFO 14.625
4. Diana Sapronova SPB 13.850
5. Yulia Inshina CFO-2 13.750
6. Tatiana Solovyova PFO 13.300
7. Ksenia Afanasyeva CFO-1 12.725
8. Ksenia Semyonova CFO-2 11.825

Women's Floor Exercise FinalScore
1. Ksenia Afanasyeva CFO-1 14.650
2. Yulia Inshina CFO-2 14.025
3. Yulia Belokobylskaya YUFO 13.375
4. Maria Stepanova CFO-2 13.175
5. Maria Paseka MOS 13.125
6. Anna Dementyeva CFO/PFO 13.050
7. Diana Sapronova SPB 12.375
8. Olga Zemskova SPB 12.275

Men's Vault FinalScore
1. Denis Ablyazin PFO/MOS 15.762
2. Mikhail Bodnar MOS/CFO 15.412
3. Nikita Lezhankin UFO 15.225
4. Artyom Markelov CFO 15.000
5. Anton Golotsutskov SFO 14.975
6. Alexei Bykov YUFO 14.575
7. Daniil Kazachkov SFO 14.525
8. Sergei Danilenko UFO 14.450

Parallel Bars FinalScore
1. Nikita Ignatyev SFO 15.000
2. Dmitry Gogotov MOS-2 14.975
3. Maxim Devyatovsky SFO 14.725
4. Konstantin Pluzhnikov SFO 14.675
5. Denis Ablyazin PFO/MOS 13.925
6. Emin Garibov MOS-1 13.400
7. Sergei Khorokhordin CFO/SFO 13.400
8. David Belyavsky UFO 12.375

High Bar FinalScore
1. Emin Garibov MOS-1 15.700
2. Mikhail Bodnar MOS/CFO 15.125
3. Maxim Devyatovsky SFO 14.725
4. Igor Pakhomenko SFO 14.575
5. Dmitry Barkalov CFO 14.525
6. Nikita Ignatyev SFO 13.975
7. Daniil Kazachkov SFO 13.875
8. Sergei Khorokhordin CFO 13.625
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