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Four Nations Golden as Europeans Conclude
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France, Romania and Russia split seven of the eight gold medals in Sunday's finals at the Women's European Championships in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

Junior Youna Dufournet won the first two gold medals of the day for France on vault and uneven bars. Dufournet, the all-around bronze medalist, gave the host team its best Junior European results since Elodie Lussac won four gold medals in 1993.

Ana Porgras (Romania), junior beam champion

Ana Porgras reclaimed the beam title for Romania, whose gymnasts had won three consecutive Junior European beam titles prior to Russian Daria Yelizarova's win in 2006: Sabina Cojocar and Silvia Stroescu (2000), Florica Leonida (2002) and Alina Stanculescu (2004).

Junior all-around champion Tatiana Nabiyeva (Russia), second on the first three events, finally broke through to win the gold on floor exercise. Dufournet picked up another medal for France with the silver.

In the senior competition, Oksana Chusovitina defeated defending champion Carlotta Giovannini (Italy) on vault to take Germany's only medal of the competition. It was the first senior European title for Chusovitina, who became a naturalized German citizen in 2006 after representing Uzbekistan for most of her career. As a junior, Chusovitina was a member of the gold-medal winning Soviet team at the 1990 Junior European Team Championships.

World uneven bars champion Ksenia Semyonova picked up gold medals on both bars and beam.

Romania's Sandra Izbasa won floor exercise.

2008 Women's European Championships
April 6, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Senior Vault
1. Oksana Chusovitina GER 14.812
2. Carlotta Giovannini ITA 14.662
3. Francesca Benolli ITA 14.462
4. Ariella Kaeslin SUI 14.362
5. Anna Pavlova RUS 14.337
6. Anastasia Marachkovskaya BLR 14.237
7. Enikoe Korcsmaros HUN 14.162
8. Rebecca Downie GBR 13.500

Senior Uneven Bars
1. Ksenia Semyonova RUS 15.900
2. Steliana Nistor ROM 15.800
3. Daria Zgoba UKR 15.625
4. Beth Tweddle GBR 15.475
5. Anastasia Koval UKR 15.425
6. Lia Parolari ITA 14.825
7. Karina Myasnikova RUS 14.800
8. Rebecca Downie GBR 14.700

Senior Balance Beam
1. Ksenia Semyonova RUS 15.950
2. Sandra Izbasa ROM 15.450
2. Alina Kozich UKR 15.450
4. Pauline Morel FRA 15.300
5. Vanessa Ferrari ITA 15.175
6. Steliana Nistor ROM 15.075
6. Lenika de Simone ESP 15.075
8. Marina Proskurina UKR 14.650

Senior Floor Exercise
1. Sandra Izbasa ROM 15.775
2. Beth Tweddle GBR 15.525
3. Anamaria Tamarjan ROM 14.975
4. Marine Petit FRA 14.900
5. Anna Pavlova RUS 14.875
6. Oksana Chusovitina GER 14.850
7. Cassy Vericel FRA 14.775
8. Alina Kozich UKR 14.700

Junior Vault
1. Youna Dufournet FRA 14.287
2. Tatiana Nabiyeva RUS 14.200
3. Anastasia Novikova RUS 14.137
4. Nicole Hibbert GBR 13.875
5. Jolien Eggermont BEL 13.825
6. Renata Toth HUN 13.760
7. Gabriela Janik POL 13.562
8. Naoual Croket BEL 6.812

Junior Uneven Bars
1. Youna Dufournet FRA 15.625
2. Tatiana Nabiyeva RUS 15.500
3. Natasja Blind NED 14.750
4. Aliya Mustafina RUS 14.475
5. Paola Galante ITA 13.975
6. Naoual Seitz GER 13.650
7. Naoual Ouazzanichadi NED 13.600
8. Natalia Kononenko UKR 13.275

Junior Balance Beam
1. Ana Porgras ROM 15.700
2. Amelia Racea ROM 15.150
2. Tatiana Nabiyeva RUS 15.150
4. Natalia Kononenko UKR 14.875
5. Youna Dufournet FRA 14.825
6. Yana Demyanchuk UKR 14.450
7. Naoual Moshage NED 13.925
8. Martine Brevet FRA 13.875

Junior Floor Exercise
1. Tatiana Nabiyeva RUS 14.800
2. Youna Dufournet FRA 14.775
3. Amelia Racea ROM 14.750
4. Aliya Mustafina RUS 14.375
5. Naoual La Spada ITA 14.325
5. Nicole Hibbert GBR 14.325
7. Loredana Sabau ROM 14.250
8. Natasja Blind NED 12.975

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