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Afanasyeva, Leyva Level Field at Mexican Open
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World championship gold medalists Ksenia Afanasyeva (Russia) and Danell Leyva (U.S.) captured the all-around titles at the 1st Mexican Gymnastics Open, held Friday and Saturday in Acapulco.

The all-around competition was split over two days, and also included a mixed-pairs competition.

Afanasyeva, who won the floor exercise title at October's world championships in Tokyo, won the all-around title by more than 2.5 points. The 2008 Olympian totaled 58.150, with the high score on all four women's events: 14.700 on vault, 14.250 on uneven bars, and 14.300 on both balance beam and floor exercise.

Canadian world team member Peng-Peng Lee was second (55.500) over Japan's Mai Yamagishi (55.000). Emily Little (Australia), Yessenia Estrada (Mexico), Mikaela Gerber (Canada) and Catalina Escobar (Colombia) rounded out the women's field.

Leyva, the 2011 world champion on parallel bars, took the men's title with 89.350. Great Britain's Daniel Purvis, who led after the first day, took second (88.700), a full point ahead of Russian Olympian Sergei Khorokhordin (87.700).

Mexico's Daniel Corral took fourth over Colombian Olympian Jorge Hugo Giraldo. Rafael Martinez (Spain), Masahiro Yoshia (Japan), Santiago Lopez (Mexico) and Marius Berbecar (Romania) rounded out the men's field, which was slightly larger with nine participants.

Leyva and Lee paired up to win the mixed event, topping Afanasyeva and Martinez by .150.

Organized by 1980 Olympian Estela de la Torre, the competition was held at the Fairmont Acapulco Princess resort.

External Link: Official Website

1st Mexican Open
Dec. 9-10, 2011, Acapulco

Mixed PairsTotal
1. Peng-Peng Lee Danell Levya 144.850
2. Ksenia Afanasyeva Rafael Martinez 144.700
3. Emily Little Sergei Khorokhordin 142.600
4. Mai Yamagishi Daniel Corral 142.350
5. Catalina Escobar Daniel Purvis 139.900
6. Mikaela Gerber Jorge Hugo Giraldo 138.000
7. Emily Little Santiago Lopez 137.350
8. Catalina Escobar Masahiro Yoshida 136.550
9. Yessenia Estrada Marius Berbecar 134.450

Women's All-AroundTotal
1. Ksenia Afanasyeva 58.150
2. Peng-Peng Lee 55.500
3. Mai Yamagishi 55.000
4. Emily Little 54.900
5. Yessenia Estrada 51.250
6. Mikaela Gerber 51.250
7. Catalina Escobar 51.200

Men's All-AroundTotal
1. Danell Leyva 89.350
2. Daniel Purvis 88.700
3. Sergei Khorokhordin 87.700
4. Daniel Corral 87.350
5. Jorge Hugo Giraldo 86.750
6. Rafael Martinez 86.550
7. Masahiro Yoshia 85.350
8. Santiago Lopez 82.450
9. Marius Berbecar 81.850
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rabee! said:


Thank you very much for reporting!!!!
December 13, 2011
Votes: +1

MustyFan said:

That background looks an awful lot like Mustafina.
December 14, 2011
Votes: +1

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