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Ferrari Paces Italy to Victory at Olympic Test Event
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Italy dominated the women's qualifications at the Olympic Test Event in London, Jan. 11, to earn one of the four remaining team berths to the 2012 Olympics.

2006 world champion Vanessa Ferrari posted the highest all-around total (56.532), while teammates Erika Fasana and Carlotta Ferlito ranked second and third, respectively, with 56.466 and 56.132.

Canada, which did not qualify in 2008, placed second to Italy here with 221.913, and France was third with 220.744.

In the final session of competition at the O2 Arena, which will house the Olympic gymnastics competition, Brazil (217.985) bumped Belgium (216.863) to fifth and earned the final Olympic team berth. Veteran Daniele Hypolito paced the Brazilians a day after their men's team failed to qualify.

Completing the eight-team field in order were Korea (214.930), Spain (213.054) and the Netherlands (212.061).

Note: Daniele Hypolito's brother, Diego, injured his shoulder while training in London and was replaced for the competition. His presence in the lineup likely would have sent the Brazilian men's team to the Olympics.

The artistic gymnastics competition will conclude with apparatus finals.

Visit the FIG YouTube channel for videos. Visit the official competition website for complete results.

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David Riedeman said:

January 13, 2012
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