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Romania, Russia Golden as Europeans End
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Romania continued its rally Sunday, winning three of four senior titles as the 2012 Women's European Championships concluded in Brussels. Russia's Maria Kharenkova was the most successful junior with two titles.

Romania, which reclaimed the team title Saturday, picked up more gold from Sandra Izbasa (vault), Catalina Ponor (balance beam) and Larisa Iordache (floor exercise).

Romania demonstrated its strength with 1-2 finishes on beam and floor, with Iordache second on beam and Ponor second on floor exercise.

Great Britain's Hannah Whelan picked up two bronze medals, including her nation's first European medal on balance beam.

World champion Viktoria Komova and teammate Anastasia Grishina went 1-2 on uneven bars to salvage the competition for the Russians, who were unable perform consistently enough to defend their team title.

Russia's juniors were more successful in Brussels. Kharenkova, who led her squad to first on Wednesday, won both balance beam and floor exercise on Sunday, along with the bronze medal on vault.

Chantysha Netteb (Netherlands) won junior vault while Sophie Scheder (Germany) won uneven bars.

This year's European championships continue May 23-27 with the men's event in Montpellier, France.

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2012 Women's European Championships
May 13, Brussels, Belgium

Senior Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1.Sandra Izbasa6.18.80014.90014.883
2.Oksana Chusovitina6.38.63314.93314.683
3.Giulia Steingruber6.38.91615.21614.624
4.Valeria Maksyuta5.88.90014.70014.500
5.Anastasia Grishina5.88.73314.53314.266
6.Wyomi Masela5.88.70014.50014.166
7.Erika Fasana5.88.44114.24114.003
8.Dorina Boczogo5.37.7330.312.73312.733

Senior Uneven Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Viktoria Komova6.78.96615.666
2.Anastasia Grishina6.58.70015.200
3.Natalia Kononenko6.78.43315.133
4.Kim Bui6.28.50014.700
5.Celine van Gerner6.28.43314.633
6.Lisa Katharina Hill5.98.52514.425
7.Ruby Harrold6.18.26614.366
8.Youna Dufournet6.27.86614.066

Senior Balance Beam FinalDENDScore
1.Catalina Ponor6.48.80015.200
2.Larisa Iordache6.48.73315.133
3.Hannah Whelan6.08.33314.333
4.Anastasia Grishina6.37.76614.066
5.Youna Dufournet5.87.56613.366
6.Viktoria Komova5.87.30013.100
7.Vasiliki Millousi6.16.80012.900
8.Valeria Maksyuta5.86.26612.066

Senior Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Larisa Iordache6.48.83315.233
2.Catalina Ponor6.08.63314.633
3.Hannah Whelan5.98.63314.533
4.Vanessa Ferrari5.98.50014.400
5.Rebecca Tunney5.78.3000.213.800
6.Maria Livchikova5.18.36613.466
7.Marta Pihan­Kulesza5.38.2000.113.400
8.Julie Croket5.67.5660.312.866

Junior Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1.Chantysha Netteb5.09.10014.10014.133
2.Alina Stanila5.08.60013.60013.866
3.Maria Kharenkova4.78.73313.43313.699
4.Ana Derek5.28.48313.68313.674
5.Enus Mariani5.08.90013.90013.608
6.Roxana Popa5.08.76613.76613.516
6.Elisa Meneghini5.08.80013.80013.516
8.Noemi Makra5.08.46613.46613.399

Junior Uneven Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Sophie Scheder6.08.56614.566
2.Viktoria Kuzmina6.08.46614.466
3.Yevgenia Shelgunova5.78.66614.366
4.Daria Matveyeva5.78.30014.000
5.Dayana Hryhoryeva5.28.66613.866
6.Evangelia Plyta5.78.13313.833
7.Elisa Meneghini5.67.60013.200
8.Olena Vasylieva5.86.93312.733

Junior Balance Beam FinalDENDScore
1.Maria Kharenkova6.18.66614.766
2.Andreea E. Munteanu5.78.73314.433
3.Elisa Meneghini5.68.63314.233
4.Tea Ugrin5.58.63314.133
4.Yevgenia Shelgunova5.78.43314.133
6.Gabrielle Jupp5.58.20013.700
7.Maelys Plessis5.27.7330.112.833
8.Eythora Thorsdottir5.35.86611.166

Junior Floor Exerise FinalDENDScore
1.Maria Kharenkova5.68.7330.114.233
2.Silvia Zarzu5.48.53313.933
3.Gabrielle Jupp5.48.50013.900
3.Andreea E. Munteanu5.28.70013.900
5.Elisa Meneghini5.38.53313.833
6.Yevgenia Shelgunova5.38.26613.566
7.Charlie Fellows5.48.06613.466
8.Enus Mariani5.48.3330.313.433
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