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Priessman, Nonomura Win Japan Junior International
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American Lexie Priessman and Japanese Shogo Nonomura won the all-around titles at the Japan Junior International, held Saturday in Yokohama.

Priessman and Amelia Hundley, both from Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy, went 1-2 in the women's all-around.

Priessman, 14, used her considerable tricks for first place (55.70). She vaulted an Amanar for the highest mark of the competition, men or women (15.800). Some wobbles and execution errors cost her on balance beam, where she tossed a standing full; front aerial, ff, layout; punch front and tucked full-in dismount (12.800). On bars she hit a giant full to Tkatchev; toe-blind to Jaeger and double layout (13.800), and on floor tumbled a tucked double-double; 1 1/2 to 2 1/2, stag jump; front layout to front double full; and a tucked full-in (13.30).

Hundley won the silver with 54.10, including the second-best scored on vault (14.80), balance beam (12.80, tied with Priessman) and floor exercise (13.45).

Korea's Sung Ji Hye, the bronze medalist on vault at the 2010 Asian Junior Championships, was third with the top mark on uneven bars (13.70).

Japan's Yoshi Sugimoto, competing as a guest, had the top mark on balance beam (13.35), followed by teammate Yuki Uchiyama (12.95).

Nonomura, all-around champion at the 2010 Junior Asian Championships, won the men's all-around with 87.00. The 18-year-old Chiba native was seventh all-around at the NHK Cup in June and is an alternate to Japan's world team next month in Tokyo.

The Japanese men had the top three all-around scores with Ryohei Kato finishing second (85.95) and Chishou Hasegawa third (85.05). With only two Japanese gymnasts eligible for awards, China's Wang Bo won the bronze (83.55).

Competition concludes Sunday in Yokohama with the individual event finals.

External Link: Japan Gymnastics Association

2011 Japan Junior International
Sept. 24, Yokohama

Women's All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1. Lexie Priessman 15.80 13.30 12.80 13.80 55.70
2. Amelia Hundley 14.80 13.05 12.80 13.45 54.10
3. Sung Ji Hye 13.55 13.70 12.25 11.80 51.30
4. Maegan Chant 14.60 11.65 11.95 12.60 50.80
5. Yuki Uchiyama 12.85 12.10 12.95 12.80 50.70
-- Nanase Ashikawa 13.80 12.00 12.50 12.10 50.40
6. Sakura Yumoto 13.00 12.15 12.20 12.45 49.80
-- Yoshi Sugimoto 13.00 11.40 13.35 11.05 48.80
-- Yuri Ishii 12.80 11.90 12.25 11.40 48.35
7. Jordyn Pedersen 13.30 9.35 11.70 12.60 46.95
-- Azumi Ishikura 11.55 10.35 12.70 12.35 46.95
8. Jazminne Casis 12.80 10.10 10.60 11.50 45.00

Men's All-AroundFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1. Shogo Nonomura 13.50 14.60 14.10 15.50 14.85 14.45 87.00
2. Ryohei Kato 14.85 12.55 14.15 15.60 14.25 14.55 85.95
-- Chishou Hasegawa 13.95 13.95 13.65 15.30 13.80 14.40 85.05
3. Wang Bo 13.85 14.10 13.30 15.20 13.10 14.00 83.55
4. Wang Peng 13.60 13.30 13.45 15.00 14.30 13.80 83.45
5. Frank Baines 14.05 13.45 13.65 14.15 13.75 14.25 83.30
6. Adrian De Los Angeles 13.05 13.75 13.55 14.45 13.70 13.80 82.30
7. Yermak Mykyta 13.50 13.40 13.20 14.75 13.00 13.75 81.60
8. Sean Melton 13.75 12.95 13.25 15.00 13.65 12.95 81.55
9. Simon Porter 13.85 12.65 14.40 14.00 12.40 12.70 80.00
10. Daniel Weinert 13.30 13.10 13.35 13.95 13.15 12.95 79.80
-- Ichinose Takashi 14.25 9.55 13.65 14.85 12.50 14.40 79.20
11. Tyson Bull 12.90 12.55 12.95 13.70 13.30 13.75 79.15
12. Courtney Tulloch 13.20 11.70 14.60 14.95 13.45 11.15 79.05
13. Mathieu Csukassy 13.40 12.75 12.95 13.95 12.90 11.95 77.90
14. Marc Krause 12.50 12.40 13.60 13.15 12.85 13.05 77.55
15. Mathias Philippe 13.55 10.80 13.60 13.90 12.65 12.35 76.85
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Robin said:

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Wow--I can't believe I didn't see this article for almost a whole month. Oops.

What a wonderful idea to ask gymnasts to compete as guests! That would be a great way to inspire, say, a junior competition by asking last year's winner (especially if he/she has since become a senior) to compete as a guest, or the host country's current senior national champion, etc. What if the US's CoverGirl Classic invited the NCAA AA and event champions to compete as guests? That would be really cool, I think! The Japanese think of everything smilies/cheesy.gif
 
October 19, 2011
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