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Seitz, Hambüchen Win German Nationals
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Absent from the European championships, Elisabeth Seitz and Fabian Hambüchen returned to competition to win the German championships on Saturday in Düsseldorf.

Elisabeth Seitz captured her third consecutive German title in Düsseldorf.

The competition also serves as the first of two Olympic trials. Germany qualified full men's and women's teams to this summer's Olympic Games.

Seitz won her third consecutive all-around title with a score of 58.75, a personal best. She had her top mark on uneven bars with 15.30 (6.7 Difficulty score).

"I'm very happy with the way it went today," said Seitz, who had skipped the European championships in May to rest an aching back. "I earned my highest difficulty scores on almost all the events and improved my personal best by 2 points."

Nadine Jarosch won the silver (56.15) with the top score on balance beam. 2008 Olympic alternate Kim Bui took third (54.80).

Oksana Chusovitina, headed to her sixth Olympics, had the top score on vault with 15.15. The five-time Olympian turns 37 on Tuesday.

Hambüchen also earned a comfortable victory. He defeated 2010 national champion Marcel Nguyen, 91.10-89.05.

Hambüchen's top score of the day came on high bar (16.35/7.5 D), where he was the 2007 world champion. After several injuries over the past few years, he had skipped Europeans to prepare for the Olympics.

"I'm very happy with my competition," he said. "I lost a few tenths on floor exercise because I didn't want to risk injury to my left foot, but other than that it went very well."

Two-time world all-around silver medalist Philipp Boy won the bronze after falling on high bar (88.20).

"I'm obviously very disappointed," said Boy, the defending champion.

Competition concludes Sunday with apparatus finals.

External Link: German Gymnastics Federation

2012 German Championships/1st Olympic Trials
June 16, Düsseldorf

Women's All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1.Elisabeth SeitzTurngemeinschaft Mannheim14.9515.3014.4014.1058.75
2.Nadine JaroschDetmolder TV v. 186014.3513.9013.7514.1556.15
3.Kim BuiMTV 1843 Stuttgart e.V.13.9514.1013.6013.1554.80
4.Pia TolleMTV 1843 Stuttgart e.V.13.7512.6013.5513.2053.10
5.Lisa-Katharina HillTUS Chemnitz-Altendorf13.0013.9012.9513.1553.00
6.Giulia HindermannMTV 1843 Stuttgart e.V.13.5513.1513.3512.1052.15
7.Anja RheinbayTurnteam TOYOTA Köln13.8011.6512.8511.9550.25
8.Janine BergerSSV Ulm 1846 e.V.13.6012.1011.7012.3549.75
9.Katharina MüllerTV Überlingen12.7012.2012.3512.0549.30
10.Annabelle HölzerEintracht Frankfurt12.8511.8011.7012.0048.35
11.Lara-Sophie WondrakTSG Nordwest 1898 Frankfurt13.4011.6512.2011.0048.25
12.Marie-Sophie BoggaschTG Söllingen13.2010.2510.8011.8546.10
13.Janine WoesteKTV Dortmund 198612.958.8012.2012.0045.95
14.Christina KuhnTSG Ffm.-Oberrad 1872 e.V12.3511.9510.2011.0545.55
15.Silvia WentzellVTB Siegen12.5510.4510.7010.6544.35
16.Oksana ChusovitinaTV Herkenrath 0915.1510.7013.800.0039.65
17.Joeline MöbiusTUS Chemnitz-Altendorf0.0014.6513.100.0027.75
18.Katja RollTG Söllingen0.000.0012.3012.9025.20
19.Isabelle MarquardTUS Chemnitz-Altendorf0.000.0013.050.0013.05
--.Jonna AdlertegSweden0.0012.700.000.0012.70

Men's All-AroundFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1.Fabian HambüchenTSG Niedergirmes 190314.7513.7514.7515.8515.6516.3591.10
2.Marcel NguyenTSV Unterhaching 191014.7013.7515.2015.8516.1013.4589.05
3.Philipp BoySC Cottbus Turnen14.5514.3514.4015.5015.1014.3088.20
4.Andreas TobaTurn-Klubb zu Hannover 114.2513.8014.8015.8514.4014.5587.65
5.Thomas TaranuKTV Straubenhardt e.V.14.8513.8513.6515.0014.8514.6086.80
6.Eugen SpiridonovTV 1883 Bous e.V.14.7013.1514.8015.8013.6013.8085.85
7.Sebastian KrimmerMTV 1843 Stuttgart e.V.14.1513.9513.8515.0514.5013.9585.45
8.Matthias FahrigSV Halle e.V.12.6514.8013.6014.4515.0014.4084.90
9.Waldemar EichornTV Germania Dillingen15.3011.8013.7515.2014.6513.6584.35
10.Helge LiebrichTV Wetzgau e.V.14.2513.1013.1514.6514.1014.2583.50
11.Christopher JurschSC Cottbus Turnen13.9513.2014.2016.0013.1512.4582.95
12.Jonas RohlederSiegerländer KTV14.2011.9512.8515.2513.9012.3080.45
13.Ivan BykovTV 1883 Bous e.V.12.2511.3511.9015.3014.2014.6579.65
14.Jacob GlückSB DJK Würzburg13.2011.8513.5014.2513.6512.7079.15
15.Max FinzelTSG Grünstadt14.1511.7012.1015.4513.1012.6079.10
16.Alexander GrötschSC Cottbus Turnen12.8012.4012.9514.4013.1012.9078.55
17.Andreas BretschneiderKTV Chemnitz e. V.12.9011.8513.0514.5513.6512.4578.45
18.Christian AuerMTV 1843 Stuttgart e.V.13.4012.1012.8014.1512.8013.1578.40
19.Florian LindnerKTV Chemnitz e. V.13.6010.3013.1015.1514.9011.2078.25
20.Philipp HerderSportclub Berlin e.V.13.7011.1013.3515.1512.2512.4578.00
21.Alexander VogtTSV Buchholz 1908 e.V.12.5511.3013.3014.1513.2013.1077.60
22.Johannes SchaalTSV Laichingen e.V.13.2012.2012.3515.1013.3510.9577.15
23.Christian KeilTV Wetzgau e.V.12.7012.1012.5514.0013.4511.7576.55
24.Viet Thao HoangSportclub Berlin e.V.12.9012.0512.1514.5512.9511.7576.35
25.Fabian LotzTSG Niedergirmes 190312.8511.6011.3513.4013.7012.9575.85
26.Lukas GallaySC Cottbus Turnen12.3011.6012.3514.2011.6013.3075.35
27.Lukas DauserTSV Unterhaching 191012.159.7012.8514.8013.7512.0075.25
28.Tobias MatzkeTUS Bliesransbach12.8010.5011.1013.6513.1013.3574.50
29.Matthias BramkampTC Sterkrade Oberhausen13.1010.9512.8013.2012.9010.7073.65
30.Jakob PaulicksTSV Unterhaching 191012.2511.4512.2015.2010.3011.4572.85
31.Dominik KlennerTSV Monheim 1895 e. V.12.7012.5011.4513.0511.6510.5571.90
32.Philipp SorrerSportclub Berlin e.V.12.159.6012.0513.6512.0511.9571.45
33.Robert WeberTSV Ehmen 1912 e.V.11.159.1012.1514.6011.3012.3070.60
--.Claudio CapelliSwitzerland12.109.7012.2513.9012.1010.1070.15
--.Shakir ShikhalievAzerbaijan13.1011.150.0014.0511.800.0050.10
--.Sascha PalgenLuxembourg0.0011.3011.150.0012.8511.1546.45
--.Pascal BucherSwitzerland0.0013.9514.900.000.0012.8541.70

International Gymnast Magazine Related Features:
"Seizing the Moment" - Seitz interview (July/August 2011)
"Leaps and Bounds for Germany" - Jarosch profile (January/February 2012)
"Mobius in Motion" - Mobius profile (April 2008)
Boy interview (May 2011)
"Fast Mender" - Nguyen profile (June 2011)
"Clutch Horse Rider" - Krimmer profile (January 2011)

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Joshly said:

Kim Bui a 2008 Olympian?? She never was...
June 16, 2012
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