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Boy, Seitz Win Again as German Nationals End
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All-around champions Philipp Boy and Elisabeth Seitz each won two more titles in the apparatus finals as the German championships ended Sunday in Göppingen.

All-around champions Philipp Boy and Elisabeth Seitz each won two more titles in the apparatus finals as the German championships ended Sunday in Göppingen.

The two champions are set to lead Germany's squad at October's world championships in Tokyo, where the German men are the defending bronze medalists in the team competition. Boy, Marcel Nguyen, Fabian Hambüchen, Eugen Spiridonov and Sebastian Krimmer were named to the men's squad, while Helge Liebrich, Thomas Taranu and Andreas Toba will fight for the remaining spot.

"Our weaknesses have been revealed," head coach Andreas Hirsch said Sunday. "Nevertheless, I hope we can meet the high expectations."

Germany's coaches haven't shut the door on 2010 European floor exercise champion Matthias Fahrig joining the squad. Fahrig is currently nursing a foot injury.

"If he can show readiness on Thursday and if the doctors give him the green light, he is a possible candidate," Hirsch said.

Boy, who won floor exercise and pommel horse Sunday, said he was still overjoyed at winning his first German all-around title Saturday.

"A dream of mine came true at last," said Boy, the all-around gold medalist from April's European championships in Berlin.

All-around runner-up Nguyen, the 2010 German champion, won titles on still rings and parallel bars. Liebrich won the vault gold and the silver on pommel horse.

Hambüchen ended the competition with another show on high bar, where he won his seventh national title.

Seitz joins all-around runner-up Kim Bui, five-time Olympian Oksana Chusovitina, Nadine Jarosch and Pia Tolle as members of the German women's team. 2008 Olympian Marie-Sophie Hindermann, Lisa-Katharina Hill and Anja Rheinbay will take the

Seitz, who debuted a new full-twisting Maloney in Göppingen, won uneven bars and floor exercise. Chusovitina won vault and Tolle won beam.

Beam is still the German women's nemesis, head coach Ulla Koch said.

"Our problem event is clearly balance beam," Koch said. "We need to learn how to stay cool in every situation on the event."

Both squads will have one more dress rehearsal next month before the world championships. The men will host a tri-meet in Erzingen against Romania and Switzerland, while the women travel to Arques for a dual meet against France.

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. 28, Göppingen

Women's Vault FinalAverage
1. Oksana Chusovitina 14.675
2. Elisabeth Seitz 14.225
3. Nadine Jarosch 14.175
4. Kim Bui 13.912
5. Pia Tolle 13.650
6. Dorothee Henzler 13.362

Uneven Bars FinalDScore
1. Elisabeth Seitz 6.5 15.025
2. Lisa-Katharina Hill 6.3 14.350
3. Adina Hausch 5.7 13.725
4. Kim Bui 6.0 13.300
5. Katja Roll 5.4 13.200
6. Nadine Jarosch 5.3 12.675

Balance Beam FinalDScore
1. Pia Tolle 5.3 13.650
2. Oksana Chusovitina 5.6 13.475
3. Nadine Jarosch 5.3 13.300
4. Kim Bui 5.4 13.100
5. Elisabeth Seitz 5.6 12.325
6. Anja Rheinbay 5.0 11.750

Women's Floor Exercise FinalDScore
1. Elisabeth Seitz 5.5 14.000
2. Nadine Jarosch 5.6 13.900
3. Kim Bui 5.4 13.350
4. Anja Rheinbay 4.9 12.850
5. Pia Tolle 5.2 12.825
6. Lisa-Katharina Hill 5.1 11.600

Men's Floor Exercise FinalDScore
1. Philipp Boy 6.2 15.275
2. Eugen Spiridonov 6.0 14.850
3. Thomas Taranu 6.0 14.175
4. Waldemar Eichorn 6.1 13.950
5. Helge Liebrich 5.7 13.650
6. Andreas Bretschneider 5.7 11.800

Pommel Horse FinalDScore
1. Philipp Boy 5.9 14.450
2. Helge Liebrich 5.8 14.250
3. Eugen Spiridonov 5.7 14.150
4. Andreas Toba 5.9 14.000
5. Sebastian Krimmer 6.0 13.650
6. Robert Weber 5.9 13.150

Still Rings FinalDScore
1. Marcel Nguyen 6.4 14.925
2. Thomas Taranu 6.6 14.775
3. Fabian Hambüchen 6.0 14.600
4. Andreas Bretschneider 5.9 14.150
5. Helge Liebrich 5.8 13.675
6. Andreas Toba 6.1 12.575

Men's Vault FinalAverage
1. Helge Liebrich 15.250
2. Thomas Taranu 14.375
3. Christopher Jursch 13.600

Parallel Bars FinalDScore
1. Marcel Nguyen 6.5 15.600
2. Sebastian Krimmer 6.0 14.700
3. Eugen Spiridonov 5.8 14.500
4. Andreas Toba 5.6 14.050
5. Philipp Boy 5.7 13.750
6. Fabian Hambüchen 6.2 13.425

High Bar FinalDScore
1. Fabian Hambüchen 7.1 15.900
2. Philipp Boy 7.4 15.550
3. Andreas Toba 6.6 14.550
4. Robert Weber 6.7 14.250
5. Marcel Nguyen 6.5 13.975
6. Ivan Rittschik 5.9 13.025
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