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Argentina, Gomes Win South American Championships
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Argentina won the women's team title and Brazil's Adrian Gomes claimed the all-around as competition began Thursday at the 2012 South American Championships in Rosario, Argentina.

Argentina won the team title while Brazil's Adrian Gomes claimed the all-around as competition began Thursday at the 2012 South American Championships in Rosario, Argentina.

The competition for seniors is taking place at Club Atlético Provincial in Rosario, northwest of Buenes Aires. Most of the South American nations used the opportunity to send relatively inexperienced gymnasts, while Venezuela declined to participate.

Belén Stoffel, 17, led Argentina to victory in the women's competition, defeating Brazil, 209.099-207.800. Chile took third over Peru.

Gomes placed first in the all-around over Colombia's Yurany Avendaño, 19, and Stoffel.

Gomes returned to competition following the back injury that kept her out of the Olympics in London. The 22-year-old veteran originally qualified for Brazil's team, but was forced to withdraw when a stress fracture in her vertebrae surfaced in July.

Gymnasts from Panama also competed in the event for the first time, after the South American Gymnastics Federation officially welcomed the tiny nation connecting the North and South American continents. Panamanian gymnasts previously had participated as guest competitors in South American events.

Competition continues Friday in Rosario with the men's team and all-around and apparatus qualification.

2012 South American Championships
Nov. 8, Rosario, Argentina

Women's TeamVTUBBBFXTotal

Women's All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1.Adrian Gomes5.314.2335.013.0675.814.0335.013.33354.666
2.Yurany Avendaño4.413.0005.513.6675.213.0674.712.86752.601
3.Belén Stoffel4.613.2004.912.7335.213.4334.913.23352.599
4.Juliana Santos4.413.4005.113.2334.512.7674.812.90052.300
5.Leticia Costa5.014.1004.712.3005.113.2674.412.50052.167
6.Sandra Collantes5.013.9004.912.2335.012.5335.313.16751.833
7.Valeria Pereyra5.013.9335.111.8005.212.7335.013.26751.733
8.Ailen Valente5.013.7334.711.9674.713.2334.712.60051.533
9.Ingrid Messias4.613.4005.010.6334.412.3675.012.26748.667
10.Andrea Camino5.013.7674.611.0005.111.4674.812.06748.301
11.Makarena Pinto5.213.8333.79.5334.810.8675.213.10047.333
12.Marcela Alvarez4.413.0003.210.0674.611.7334.312.36747.167
13.Britt Reusche4.412.8333.19.9334.711.3674.811.73345.866
14.Isabella Amado5.013.4003.17.1335.612.7334.612.10045.366
15.Nicole Hein4.412.4333.48.3334.511.0674.511.46743.300
16.Andrea Olivares4.613.4333.08.6674.010.4004.310.46742.967
17.Barbara Achondo5.414.3335.213.6005.012.93340.866
18.Merlina Galera5.013.8004.913.5005.112.40039.700
19.Melany Cabrera4.412.7004.911.8675.313.43338.000
20.Camila Ambrosio4.411.8334.612.4674.911.96736.267
21.Camila Klesa4.912.8674.412.36725.234
22.Rebeca Aguilar4.411.9673.710.96722.934
23.Nadhine Ourives4.010.2673.912.26722.534
24.Ana Lucia Sarango4.79.8004.111.56721.367

Women's Vault QualificationVault 1Vault 2Average
1.Barbara Achondo14.06714.33314.200
2.Adrian Gomes13.80014.23314.017
3.Leticia Costa13.70014.10013.900
4.Makarena Pinto13.63413.83313.734
5.Ailen Valente13.50013.73313.617
6.Andrea Camino13.13413.76713.451
7.Isabella Amado13.40013.40013.400
8.Sandra Collantes12.26713.90013.084

Uneven Bars QualificationDScore
1.Juliana Santos5.113.233
2.Adrian Gomes5.013.067
3.Camila Klesa4.912.867
4.Belén Stoffel4.912.733
5.Sandra Collantes4.912.233
6.Melany Cabrera4.911.867
7.Andrea Camino4.611.000
8.Marcela Alvarez3.210.067
RIsabella Amado3.17.133

Balance Beam QualificationDScore
1.Adrian Gomes5.814.033
2.Barbara Achondo5.213.600
3.Merlina Galera4.913.500
4.Belén Stoffel5.213.433
5.Melany Cabrera5.313.433
6.Leticia Costa5.113.267
7.Isabella Amado5.612.733
8.Sandra Collantes5.012.533
RAna Lucia Sarango4.111.567

Women's Floor Exercise QualificationDScore
1.Adrian Gomes5.013.333
2.Valeria Pereyra5.013.267
3.Belén Stoffel4.913.233
4.Sandra Collantes5.313.167
5.Makarena Pinto5.213.100
6.Barbara Achondo5.012.933
7.Juliana Santos4.812.900
8.Isabella Amado4.612.100
RAndrea Camino4.812.067
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