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Palesova Takes Two Titles in Ostrava
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Two-time Czech Olympian Kristýna Pálešová grabbed two gold medals Saturday as the final FIG Challenger Cup of the season concluded in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Pictured: Ukrainian Oleg Vernyayev won parallel bars.

Two-time Czech Olympian Kristýna Pálešová grabbed two gold medals Saturday as the final FIG Challenger Cup of the season concluded in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

The competition results saw a shakeup from Friday's qualification; with only one top qualifier winning a title.

Pálešová was the competition's only double winner, earning victories on uneven bars and balance beam.

Vietnam's Phan Thị Hà Thành, the bronze medalist at the 2011 Worlds, won the vault final despite a fall on her layout Rudi (7.275 Execution). Phan's difficulty gave her the edge in the final, where none of her competitors competed a vault valued above 5.3.

Chile's Barbara Achondo, the silver medalist on vault, picked up the gold medal on floor exercise.

In the men's competition, Japan's Ryuzo Sejima won floor exercise after top qualifier Eleftherios Kosmidis fell.

Andrei Likhovitsky, a former Russian national team member, won the pommel horse title for Belarus.

Greek gymnast Eleftherios Petrounias delivered a major upset on still rings, defeating Olympic champion Arthur Zanetti by just .025. Ukraine's Alexander Vorobyov, the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist on rings, finished third.

Nguyễn Ha Thành brought another gold medal for Vietnam on vault. First in qualification, Nguyễn was the only gymnast to repeat his standing on Saturday.

Ukrainian Olympian Oleg Vernyayev continued his recent hot streak, taking the parallel bars title over Nguyễn. Vernyayev, 19, won all-around titles at the Blume Memorial last weekend and the Mexican Open in October. He is scheduled to compete at the Glasgow Grand Prix on Dec. 8.

Bart Deurloo, 21, won the high bar title over top qualifier Kazuyuki Takeda.

The meet in Ostrava was the final event of the Challenger Cup series in 2012, following events in Cottbus and Doha in March, Osijek in April, and Maribor and Ghent in June.

Two FIG World Cup events remain on the calendar for 2012: the DTB Cup on Dec. 1 and the Glasgow Grand Prix the following weekend.

2012 Ostrava Grand Prix/FIG Challenger Cup
Nov. 24, Ostrava, Czech Republic

Women's Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1.Phan Thị Hà Thành6.37.27513.57513.963
2.Barbara Achondo5.08.47513.47513.650
3.Makarena Pinto5.28.60013.80013.613
4.Jennifer Khwela5.08.47513.47513.537
5.Valērija Grišāne4.68.92513.52513.350
6.Krystyna Sankova5.08.77513.77513.325
7.Gabriela Janik5.38.0250.113.22513.100
8.Teja Belak5.37.3000.112.50013.012

Uneven Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Kristýna Pálešová5.58.47513.975
2.Lisa Top5.28.22513.425
3.Ida Gustafsson5.87.47513.275
4.Jana Šikulová5.37.87513.175
5.Gabriela Janik5.67.50013.100
6.Angelina Kysla5.47.60013.000
7.Ruby Harrold5.77.12512.825
8.Lisa Ecker4.67.50012.100

Balance Beam FinalDENDScore
1.Kristýna Pálešová5.38.22513.525
2.Sanne Wevers5.57.82513.325
3.Ida Gustafsson5.47.20012.600
4.Rosanna Ojala4.67.90012.500
5.Lisa Ecker4.67.75012.350
5.Krystyna Sankova5.76.65012.350
7.Anastasia Miklashevich4.17.57511.675
8.Monika Frandofert4.65.57510.175

Women's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Barbara Achondo5.18.35013.450
2.Lisa Ecker5.18.15013.250
3.Krystyna Sankova5.67.8000.413.000
4.Makarena Pinto5.17.77512.875
5.Kristýna Pálešová4.48.32512.725
6.Dorina Böczögő5.37.1750.212.275
7.Alice Janová4.47.10011.500
8.Jennifer Khwela4.86.47511.275

Men's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Ryuzo Sejima5.98.95014.850
2.Arthur Zanetti5.88.95014.750
3.Eleftherios Kosmidis5.98.80014.700
4.Andrei Likhovitsky5.59.07514.575
5.Andrej Korosteljev6.08.55014.550
6.Andrew Smith5.88.72514.525
6.Glenn Smink5.98.62514.525
8.Rafael Morales5.88.4250.313.925

Pommel Horse FinalDENDScore
1.Andrei Likhovitsky6.49.00015.400
2.Donna-Donny Truyens6.78.47515.175
3.Takuto Kakitani6.38.85015.150
4.Robert Seligman5.99.12515.025
5.Sašo Bertoncelj6.28.70014.900
6.Zoltán Kállai6.58.27514.775
7.Petro Pakhnyuk5.88.35014.150
8.Vasily Mikhalitsyn6.17.57513.675

Still Rings FinalDENDScore
1.Eleftherios Petrounias6.89.05015.850
2.Arthur Zanetti6.89.02515.825
3.Alexander Vorobyov6.78.80015.500
4.Oleg Vernyayev6.68.55015.150
5.Shota Hisanaga6.48.62515.025
6.Anthony van Assche6.28.80015.000
7.Markku Vahtila6.18.60014.700
8.Kazuyuki Takeda6.37.65013.950

Men's Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1.Nguyễn Ha Thành7.09.35016.35015.875
2.Marek Łyszczarz6.69.07515.67515.450
3.Michael Fussenegger6.69.15015.75015.425
4.Angel Ramos6.29.17515.37515.338
5.Andrei Likhovitsky5.89.35015.15015.262
6.Oleg Vernyayev7.08.95015.95015.075
7.Bart Deurloo6.68.20014.80014.575
8.Vitālijs Kardašovs0.

Parallel Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Oleg Vernyayev6.78.75015.450
2.Nguyễn Ha Thành6.78.57515.275
3.Adam Kierzkowski6.38.77515.075
4.Roman Kulesza6.08.90014.900
5.Kazuyuki Takeda5.98.70014.600
6.Phạm Phước Hưng6.87.77514.575
7.Alen Dimic5.88.62514.425
8.Oleg Stepko6.17.47513.575

High Bar FinalDENDScore
1.Bart Deurloo6.08.55014.550
2.Kazuyuki Takeda6.38.20014.500
3.Marijo Možnik6.37.72514.025
3.Alexander Tsarevich6.47.62514.025
5.Nicolas Cordoba5.48.37513.775
6.Adam Rzepa5.87.95013.750
7.Andrei Likhovitsky6.07.50013.500
8.Maxim Semyankiv5.87.07512.875
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