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Four Claim Gold in Elite Gym Massilia Finals
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Gymnasts from four nations were golden in apparatus finals Sunday as the 2012 Elite Gym Massilia concluded in Marseille, France. Pictured: Russia's Maria Kharenkova, floor exercise champion and vault runner-up

Chen Siyi (China)

Gymnasts from four nations were golden in apparatus finals Sunday as the 2012 Elite Gym Massilia concluded in Marseille, France.

Dubbed "Top Massilia" by the organizers, the finals featured six gymnasts per event competing under spotlights.

Chen Siyi, one of three Chinese juniors in Marseille, won uneven bars (Lin+Ling combination into Jaeger; Pak salto; double layout). Her two teammates each picked up a bronze medal in finals - Liu Zhilin on bars and Lou Nina on floor exercise.

Sweden's Emma Larsson won the gold medal on vault, while Canada's Gabriella Douglas (Futures Gymnastics Center) won balance beam (RO two-foot layout; double turn; side somi; double twist).

Russia's Maria Kharenkova, the 2012 Junior European champion on balance beam and floor exercise, was first on floor exercise and second on vault. Teammate Viktoria Kuzmina — the tiniest but most artistic of the Russian trio in Marseille — took the silver medal on uneven bars and bronze on balance beam.

All-around champion Yevgenia Shelgunova (Russia) had an off day, however, finishing fifth on both uneven bars (fall on toe-blind to piked Jaeger) and balance beam and fourth on floor exercise.

France will see more international gymnastics this year, with the 17th Pas de Calais tournament, Dec. 7-8 in Arques.

External Link: Official Website

2012 Elite Gym Massilia
Nov. 18, Marseille, France

Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1.Emma Larsson5.09.02514.02513.788
2.Maria Kharenkova4.78.72513.42513.688
3.Sabrina Gill5.08.57513.57513.650
4.Aleeza Yu5.08.87513.77513.512
5.Kaitlyn Hofland5.08.70013.70013.450
6.Victoria-Kayen Woo5.08.67513.67513.300

Uneven Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Chen Siyi5.98.72514.625
2.Viktoria Kuzmina6.28.22514.425
3.Liu Zhilin5.68.57514.175
4.Ida Gustaffson5.87.50013.300
5.Yevgenia Shelgunova6.16.77512.875
6.Victoria-Kayen Woo5.27.35012.550

Balance Beam FinalDENDScore
1.Gabriella Douglas5.78.15013.850
2.Berangere Fransolet5.58.00013.500
3.Viktoria Kuzmina6.07.42513.425
4.Chen Siyi5.67.60013.200
5.Yevgenia Shelgunova6.26.97513.175
6.Mira Boumejmajen5.67.32512.925

Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Maria Kharenkova5.68.95014.550
2.Heaven Latimer5.68.70014.300
3.Lou Nina5.48.67514.075
4.Yevgenia Shelgunova5.78.25013.950
5.Victoria Moors5.18.55013.650
6.Casey Carvalho5.48.02513.425
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