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Greek Gymnasts Win Twice in Ljubljana
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Greek gymnasts picked up two of three men's titles on Saturday in the first day of finals at the Ljubljana World Challenge Cup in Slovenia. Pictured: Still rings champion Eleftherios Petrounias

Greek gymnasts picked up two titles on Saturday in the first day of finals at the Ljubljana World Challenge Cup in Slovenia.

2010 world champion Eleftherios Kosmidis claimed the floor exercise gold medal with tumbling runs of 1 1/2, punch double front; tucked double-double; double-twisting front to barani, 2 1/2 to punch front full; layout Thomas; tucked full-in.

Teammate Eleftherios Petrounias won the still rings gold with the high score of the day (15.650/6.9 Difficulty), taking the title by nearly a full point. The victory is his third FIG World Cup victory this year after gold medals in Cottbus and La Roche-Sur-Yon in March.

Slovenia's Sašo Bertoncelj won a strong pommel horse final, with seven out of eight gymnasts hitting.

American Alex Naddour was the most successful gymnast of the day, with medals in all three men's finals. Naddour, an alternate to the U.S. Olympic team in 2012, was second on floor and third on pommel horse and still rings.

Canada's Ellie Black, who led three events in Friday's qualification, won the women's vault title. South Africa's Kirsten Beckett won the silver over Vietnam's Phan Thi Ha Thanh, who crashed her layout Rudi second vault.

On uneven bars, two-time Czech Olympian Kristýna Pálešová (Stalder-blind to Jaeger; bail, Stalder-full to Stalder shoot to high; Tkatchev; double layout) earned a narrow victory over Hungary's Noémi Makra, 13.850-13.825. Makra, a first-year senior, impressed with beautiful body line (Maloney; high Jaeger; toe-on, toe-on Tkatchev; double layout).

Competition concludes Sunday with the remaining finals.

2013 Ljubljana World Challenge Cup
April 27, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Women's Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1.Ellie Black5.88.82514.62514.337
5.28.85014.050
2.Kirsten Beckett5.39.05014.35014.162
5.28.77513.975
3.Phan Thi Ha Thanh5.88.6750.114.37514.050
6.27.6250.113.725
4.Valerija Grisane4.69.37513.97513.762
4.68.95013.550
5.Claudia Cummins5.08.4750.113.37513.487
5.08.60013.600
6.Elisa Hämmerle5.28.4000.313.30013.350
4.68.80013.400
7.Tjasa Kysselef4.88.85013.65013.325
4.28.80013.000
8.Teja Belak5.37.67512.97513.112
5.37.95013.250

Uneven Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Kristýna Pálešová5.38.55013.850
2.Noémi Makra5.48.42513.825
3.Jana Šikulová5.48.00013.400
4.Ana Filipa Martins5.08.25013.250
5.Ellie Black5.18.10013.200
6.Michelle Timm4.98.25013.150
7.Victoria-Kayen Woo5.17.70012.800
8.Elisa Hämmerle5.27.10012.300

Men's Floor Exericse FinalDENDScore
1.Eleftherios Kosmidis6.58.62515.125
2.Alex Naddour6.09.07515.075
3.Scott Morgan6.48.65015.050
4.Rok Klavora6.08.95014.950
5.Dominick Cunningham6.18.80014.900
6.Hoang Cuong6.08.65014.650
7.Paul Ruggeri6.48.4750.314.575
8.Brian Gladow5.87.12512.925

Pommel Horse FinalDENDScore
1.Sašo Bertoncelj6.58.97515.475
2.Zoltan Kallai6.68.70015.300
3.Alex Naddour6.58.55015.050
4.Robert Seligman6.38.27514.575
5.Dmitrijs Trefilovs6.18.27514.375
6.Filip Ude6.57.82514.325
7.Artyom Bykov5.98.35014.250
8.Maxim Petrishko5.36.55011.850

Still Rings FinalDENDScore
1.Eleftherios Petrounias6.98.75015.650
2.Markku Vahtila6.18.62514.725
3.Alex Naddour6.28.45014.650
4.Artyom Bykov5.88.82514.625
5.Scott Morgan6.48.20014.600
6.Ali Zahran6.58.00014.500
7.Reiss Beckford6.08.40014.400
8.Jossimar Calvo6.37.75014.050
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