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Ferrari, Pozzo Win Again as Italian Nationals End
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All-around champions Vanessa Ferrari and Enrico Pozzo added one gold medal each Sunday as the 2012 Italian Gymnastics Championships ended in Catania, Sicily. Pictured: Balance beam champion Carlotta Ferlito

Six-time national champions Vanessa Ferrari and Enrico Pozzo added one more gold medal each Sunday as the 2012 Italian Gymnastics Championships ended in Catania, Sicily.

Ferrari — who claimed her sixth Italian all-around title Saturday — added the gold medal on floor exercise, silver medal on uneven bars behind Giorgia Campana and bronze medal on balance beam in Sunday's apparatus finals.

All-around silver medalist Carlotta Ferlito claimed the gold medal on balance beam with 14.90, the highest score in Sunday's women's competition. Ferlito is one of the stars of the hit MTV Italy reality show, "Ginnaste - Vite Parallele" ("Gymnasts: Parallel Lives"), which returned in May for a second season.

Arianna Rocca won the women's vault title over 2000 Olympian Adriana Crisci. Crisci, 30, returned to training after a 10-year absence, which included stints in Cirque du Soleil and competitive trampoline.

Pozzo, who also added a sixth overall title on Sunday, ended the evening with the gold medal on high bar. Five gymnasts claimed the remaining titles: Andrea Cingolani (floor exercise), Alberto Busnari (pommel horse), Matteo Morandi (still rings), Marco Lodadio (vault) and Ludovico Edalli (parallel bars).

Morandi, a four-time world bronze medalist on still rings (2002, 2003, 2005, 2010), posted a winning 15.70 (6.8 Difficulty score) in Catania. A similar score next month in London could place him in his third straight Olympic final.

External Link: Italian Gymnastics Federation

2012 Italian Gymnastics Championships
June 17, Catania, Sicily

Women's Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1.Arianna RoccaS.G. Forza e Virtu 1892 A.S.D.5.28.8514.0513.950
2.Adriana CrisciS.G. Victoria Torino A.S.D.5.38.8514.1513.275

Uneven Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Giorgia CampanaA. Pol. Dil. Nuova Tor Sapienza5.98.3014.20
2.Vanessa FerrariCentro Sportivo Esercito5.98.1014.00
3.Giulia LeniMens Sana Siena5.78.1013.80
4.Carlotta FerlitoGinnastica Artistica Lissonese A.S.D.5.18.4013.50
5.Jessica MattoniA.S.D. World Sporting Academy5.47.8513.25
6.Elisa MeneghiniGinnastica Artistica Lissonese A.S.D.4.97.2512.15

Balance Beam FinalDENDScore
1.Carlotta FerlitoGinnastica Artistica Lissonese A.S.D.6.08.9014.90
2.Elisa MeneghiniGinnastica Artistica Lissonese A.S.D.5.88.4014.20
3.Vanessa FerrariCentro Sportivo Esercito5.77.4013.10
4.Arianna RoccaS.G. Forza e Virtu 1892 A.S.D.4.88.1012.90
5.Lara MoriA.S.D. Ginnica Giglio5.47.1512.55
6.Martine BuroA.S.D. Pro Lissone Ginnastica4.87.0511.85

Women's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Vanessa FerrariCentro Sportivo Esercito6.08.3014.30
2.Lara MoriA.S.D. Ginnica Giglio5.48.4013.80
3.Elisabetta PreziosaCentro Sportivo Esercito4.88.5013.30
4.Carlotta FerlitoGinnastica Artistica Lissonese A.S.D.
5.Alessia LeoliniA.S.D. Ginnica Giglio5.
6.Elisa MeneghiniGinnastica Artistica Lissonese A.S.D.5.27.7012.90

Men's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Andrea CingolaniA.S.D. Ginnastica Virtus Pasqualetti6.28.3014.50
2.Paolo PrincipiCentro Sportivo Aeronautica Militare6.08.4514.45
3.Marco LodadioA. Pol. Dil. Vigna Pia5.58.5514.05
4.Enrico PozzoCentro Sportivo Aeronautica Militare5.97.9513.85
5.Tommaso FrigerioA.S.D. Ginnastica Pro Carate5.47.850.113.15
6.Paolo OttaviCentro Sportivo Aeronautica Militare5.27.7012.90

Pommel Horse FinalDENDScore
1.Alberto BusnariCentro Sportivo Aeronautica Militare6.67.5514.15
2.Mattia TamiazzoCorpo Libero Gymnastics Team A5.58.3513.85
3.Ludovico EdalliA.S.D. Ginn. Pro Patria Bustese S.5.48.1013.50
4.Fabio MaglioniA.S.D. Roma 70 Ginnastica5.38.1013.40
5.Lorenzo TicchiA.S.D. Ginnastica Meda5.38.0513.35
6.Tommaso De VecchisA.S.D. Ginnastica Pro Carate4.57.7512.25

Still Rings FinalDENDScore
1.Matteo MorandiCentro Sportivo Aeronautica Militare6.88.9015.70
2.Matteo AngiolettiA.S.D. Ginnastica Meda6.58.5515.05
3.Andrea CingolaniA.S.D. Ginnastica Virtus Pasqualetti6.28.6014.80
4.Paolo OttaviCentro Sportivo Aeronautica Militare6.48.1014.50
5.Paolo PrincipiCentro Sportivo Aeronautica Militare5.78.5014.20
6.Antonello CompagnoniA.S.D. Ginnastica Romana5.68.1513.75

Men's Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1.Marco LodadioA. Pol. Dil. Vigna Pia6.69.1015.7015.725
2.Paolo PrincipiCentro Sportivo Aeronautica Militare6.29.0015.2014.750
3.Andrea CingolaniA.S.D. Ginnastica Virtus Pasqualetti6.67.800.314.1014.725

Parallel Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Ludovico EdalliA.S.D. Ginn. Pro Patria Bustese S.5.78.7014.40
2.Lorenzo TicchiA.S.D. Ginnastica Meda6.18.3014.40
3.Paolo PrincipiCentro Sportivo Aeronautica Militare5.18.5013.60
4.Enrico PozzoCentro Sportivo Aeronautica Militare5.77.5513.25
5.Andrea CingolaniA.S.D. Ginnastica Virtus Pasqualetti5.57.4512.95
6.Mattia TamiazzoCorpo Libero Gymnastics Team A4.47.3011.70

High Bar FinalDENDScore
1.Enrico PozzoCentro Sportivo Aeronautica Militare6.38.5514.85
2.Alberto BusnariCentro Sportivo Aeronautica Militare5.78.7014.40
3.Paolo PrincipiCentro Sportivo Aeronautica Militare5.58.6514.15
4.Mattia TamiazzoCorpo Libero Gymnastics Team A5.68.5514.15
5.Lorenzo TicchiA.S.D. Ginnastica Meda5.78.4514.15
6.Paolo OttaviCentro Sportivo Aeronautica Militare5.98.2014.10

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Ferrari on cover, 2007 European Championships coverage, "10 Questions with Enrico Casella" (June 2007)
2006 World Championships special issue (December 2006)
Ferrari on cover photo collage (November 2006)
Ferrari on cover, 2006 Worlds preview (September 2006)
Italian team on cover, 2006 Europeans coverage (June 2006)
"Driving Force" - Ferrari profile (December 2005)

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