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Priessman, Japanese Men Dominate Japan Junior Finals
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All-around champion Lexie Priessman (U.S.) picked up three more titles while the Japanese men claimed all but one gold Sunday as the Japan Junior International concluded in Yokohama.

The powerful Priessman claimed golds on vault (Amanar), uneven bars and floor exercise (double-double mount; full-in dismount). Amelia Hundley, Priessman's teammate at Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy, won the silver medals on vault and floor exercise and bronze on uneven bars.

Korea's Sung Ji Hye, the all-around bronze medalist, won the balance beam title.

The Japanese dominated the men's finals. All-around champion Shogo Nonomura picked up golds on pommel horse and parallel bars. Nonomura, 18, is the alternate to Japan's team to next month's world championships.

All-around runner-up Ryohei Kato also won two golds on floor exercise and vault. Ichinose Takashi, not eligible for all-around awards, won high bar.

Great Britain's Courtney Tulloch interrupted Japan's gold rush, defeating Nonomura for the gold medal in the still rings rinal.

Held every two years, the Japan Junior International is one of the most prestigious junior events in gymnastics. The previous two winners for the women were Viktoria Komova of Russia (2009) and Rebecca Bross of the U.S. (2006).

External Link: Japan Gymnastics Association

2011 Japan Junior International
Sept. 25, Yokohama

Women's Vault FinalScore
1.Lexie Priessman15.825
2.Amelia Hundley14.875
3.Maegan Chant14.425
4.Sung Jihye13.425
5.Yuki Uchiyama13.350
6.Jazminne Casis13.100
7.Sakura Yumoto12.925
8.Jordyn Pedersen12.900

Uneven Bars FinalScore
1.Lexie Priessman14.175
2.Sung Jihye13.700
3.Amelia Hundley13.625
4.Yuki Uchiyama12.200
5.Sakura Yumoto12.025
6.Jordyn Pedersen11.975
7.Maegan Chant10.800
8.Jazminne Casis9.250

Balance Beam FinalScore
1.Sung Jihye13.200
2.Azumi Ishikura13.025
3.Jordyn Pedersen12.175
4.Amelia Hundley11.825
5.Yuki Uchiyama11.775
6.Maegan Chant11.650
7.Lexie Priessman11.425
8.Jazminne Casis10.850

Women's Floor Exercise FinalScore
1.Lexie Priessman14.425
2.Amelia Hundley13.750
3.Sung Jihye13.150
4.Yuki Uchiyama12.575
5.Jordyn Pedersen12.550
6.Sakura Yumoto12.525
7.Maegan Chant12.450
8.Jazminne Casis12.450

Men's Floor Exercise FinalScore
1.Ryohei Kato14.750
2.Ichinose Takashi14.350
3.Frank Baines14.150
4.Wang Bo14.100
5.Wang Peng13.900
6.Philippe Mathias13.850
7.Sean Melton13.800
8.Simon Porter13.350

Pommel Horse FinalScore
1.Shogo Nonomura14.300
2.Wang Bo14.100
3.Chishou Hasegawa13.900
4.Wang Peng13.800
5.Adrian De Los Angeles13.450
6.Mykyta Yermak13.050
7.Frank Baines12.550
8.Daniel Weinert11.100

Still Rings FinalScore
1.Courtney Tulloch14.500
2.Shogo Nonomura14.300
3.Chishou Hasegawa14.000
4.Simon Porter13.900
5.Frank Baines13.650
6.Adrian De Los Angeles13.350
7.Mathias Philippe13.300
8.Marc Krause13.150

Men's Vault FinalScore
1.Ryohei Kato15.550
2.Shogo Nonomura15.500
3.Courtney Tulloch15.300
4.Sean Melton15.250
5.Wang Peng15.200
6.Wang Bo15.050
7.Adrian De Los Angeles14.850
8.Mykyta Yermak14.150

Parallel Bars FinalScore
1.Shogo Nonomura14.950
2.Wang Peng14.700
3.Frank Baines14.250
4.Ryohei Kato14.250
5.Sean Melton13.950
6.Tyson Bull13.700
7.Courtney Tulloch13.450
8.Adrian De Los Angeles13.400

High Bar FinalScore
1.Ichinose Takashi14.450
2.Ryohei Kato14.250
3.Frank Baines14.150
4.Tyson Bull13.950
5.Adrian De Los Angeles13.750
6.Wang Bo13.750
7.Mykyta Yermak13.650
8.Wang Peng13.600
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