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Seitz, Boy Best Field at German Championships
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Elisabeth Seitz and European champion Philipp Boy won the all-around titles Saturday at the 2011 German Gymnastics Championships in Göppingen.

Elisabeth Seitz and Philipp Boy won the all-around titles Saturday at the German championships in Göppingen.

Boy — runner-up at the 2010 Worlds and champion at this year's Europeans — topped defending champion Marcel Nguyen by nearly 2 points, 89.850-87.950. Russian-German veteran Eugen (Yevgeny) Spiridonov was third with 85.350.

Boy improved his all-around score by nearly 3 points from Germany's first world trials Aug. 13. In Göppingen he hit six events, with a top score of 15.800 on high bar (7.1 Difficulty).

Nguyen had the best mark on parallel bars with 15.900 (6.7 D) and also impressed on high bar with 15.600 (7.0 D). Nguyen, who missed the 2010 Worlds with a broken leg, fell on pommel horse and vault.

Two-time Olympian Fabian Hambüchen competed four events, earning the top mark of the day with a massive 16.350 on high bar (7.5 D). Hambüchen continued to fight with his nemesis, the pommel horse, performing disastrously for 9.950.

Seitz topped 2008 Olympian Kim Bui, 55.800-55.550, with Nadine Jarosch taking the bronze (54.850).

Seitz began on uneven bars, where she debuted her new full-twisting Shaposhnikova for 14.750 (6.4 D), her highest mark of the day. She fell off beam (12.900) and took a low landing on her piked full-in mount on floor (13.400) but clinched the title with a double-twisting Yurchenko on vault.

Bui, competing in the all-around for the second time since tearing her ACL in 2010, took her high mark on vault (14.250) for a layout barani. Sbe scored 14.150 on uneven bars, her best event (Shaposhnikova-half; Gienger; Pak; high full-twisting double.)

The national championships also serves as the second half of Germany's trials for October's world championships. However, the absent Marie-Sophie Hindermann (knee injury) and Matthias Fahrig (foot injury) will be given a chance to show their readiness in two weeks.

Competition continues Sunday with the apparatus finals.

Read an interview with Seitz in the July/August 2011 issue and an interview with Boy in the May 2011 issue of International Gymnast magazine. To order back issues, click here.

External Link: German Gymnastics Federation

2011 German National Championships
Aug. 27, Göppingen

Women's All-AroundTotal
1. Elisabeth Seitz 55.800
2. Kim Bui 55.450
3. Nadine Jarosch 54.850
4. Pia Tolle 53.800
5. Anja Rheinbay 52.050
6. Lisa-Katharina Hill 51.550
7. Katja Roll 50.350
8. Giulia Hindermann 48.850
9. Dorothee Henzler 48.300
10. Anabelle Hölzer 47.150
11. Adina Hausch 46.900
12. Marie-Sophie Boggasch 46.550
13. Alina Rothardt 46.500
14. Ruby Van Dijk 44.750
15. Janine Woeste 41.800
16. Oksana Chusovitina 27.750
17. Tina Jentsch 10.600

Men's All-AroundTotal
1. Philipp Boy 89.850
2. Marcel Nguyen 87.950
3. Eugen Spiridonov 85.350
4. Andreas Toba 85.000
5. Sebastian Krimmer 84.500
6. Helge Liebrich 82.900
7. Thomas Taranu 82.200
8. Robert Weber 81.400
9. Andreas Bretschneider 81.300
10. Waldemar Eichorn 81.200
11. Jonas Rohleder 81.150
12. Florian Lindner 79.450
13. Ivan Rittschik 78.500
14. Fabian Lotz 77.750
15. Christopher Jursch 77.700
16. Steven Mattner 74.700
17. Fabian Hambüchen 56.150
18. Max Wittenberg-Voges 27.650
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