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Home duo Jana Šikulová and Martin Konečný came out on top to win the Grand Prix de Brno, a mixed-pairs competition held Saturday in the Czech city.

Home duo Jana Šikulová and two-time Olympian Martin Konečný came out on top to win the Grand Prix de Brno, a mixed-pairs competition held Saturday in the Czech city.

The competition featured mixed pairs from six nations fighting through three rounds of competition. Like the Swiss Cup format, the gymnasts must each compete different events during round one (two events) and round two (one event), but can pick any event to compete in the finale. Gymnasts who compete on vault must compete two different vaults for an average score.

Ukrainian Maxim Semyankiv, who paired with teammate Maria Livchikova to win the 2012 edition, this time led the first two rounds of competition with Yelena Vasilyeva. In the finale, the duo improved their round two total with Semyankiv earning 15.050 on high bar and Vasilyeva averaging 13.525 on vault.

But the host pair prevailed by just .075 to take the title. Šikulová competed her best event, uneven bars, for 13.450 and Konečný hitting high bar for 15.200.

It was the first full Czech victory since 2006, when Šikulová and David Vyoral won the title for the host nation. In 2010, Šikulová paired with Austria's Fabian Leimlehner en route to victory.

Two-time Hungarian Olympian Dorina Böczögö teamed up with 2008 Olympic pommel horse silver medalist Filip Ude (Croatia) to place third, while Austria's Elisa Hämmerle and Michael Fussenegger rounded out the finalists.

American David Jessen, son of Czech legend Hana Rična, and teammate Tünde Csillag (Hungary) were fourth in the first round, but fell to seventh in round two.

Two-time Olympian Kristýna Pálešová, who won the Brno Grand Prix in 2007 and 2008 with international partners, just missed the cut off for the final round while paired with Leimlehner. Pálešová trains at the host club, Sokol Brno, under coach Katerina Janečková.

"Unfortunately we didn't make it into the final round this year with my partner, as we finished fifth," Pálešová told IG. "But it was great! The atmosphere is always awesome there because everyone is supporting each other, and of course the couples competing together support each other even more. So I think that's why it's something different from just a normal competition... and of course the home crowd is great!"

External Link: Official Website Sokol Brno

2013 Grand Prix de Brno
Nov. 23, Brno, Czech Republic

Final RoundEventDENDScoreTotal
1.Jana Šikulová5.48.05013.45028.650
Martin Konečný6.38.90015.200
2.Yelena Vasilyeva
5.0
4.6
8.600
8.850
13.52528.575
Maxim Semyankiv6.28.85015.050
3.Dorina Böczögö5.18.00013.10027.400
Filip Ude6.67.70014.300
4.Elisa Hämmerle
5.2
4.6
8.850
9.300
13.97527.375
Michael Fussenegger6.07.40013.400

Round TwoEventDENDScore Total
1.Yelena Vasilyeva5.87.70013.50028.450
Maxim Semyankiv5.89.15014.950
2.Elisa Hämmerle
5.2
4.6
8.600
9.250
13.82528.075
Michael Fussenegger6.08.25014.250
3.Jana Šikulová5.47.70013.10027.900
Martin Konečný5.89.00014.800
4.Dorina Böczögö4.48.05012.45027.300
Filip Ude5.89.05014.850
5.Kristýna Pálešová5.58.35013.85027.150
Fabian Leimlehner5.57.80013.300
6.Jasmin Mader
5.0
4.4
8.750
7.650
12.90026.350
Matthias Schwab5.38.15013.450
7.Tünde Csillag4.57.20011.70025.650
David Jessen
5.2
4.4
9.000
9.400
0.113.950
8.Alice Jáňová4.67.15011.75023.200
Jiří Veselý3.67.85011.450

Round OneEventDENDScoreEventDENDScoreTotal
1.Yelena Vasilyeva
5.0
4.6
8.850
8.450
13.4505.27.2000.112.30053.900
Maxim Semyankiv5.58.50014.0005.68.55014.150
2.Dorina Böczögö4.28.55012.7505.17.65012.75053.600
Filip Ude
5.2
4.4
9.200
9.300
14.0505.48.65014.050
3.Jana Šikulová
4.6
4.4
8.800
9.250
13.5254.97.80012.70053.350
Martin Konečný
5.2
4.4
8.900
9.050
0.113.7255.57.90013.400
4.Tünde Csillag3.77.20010.9005.58.2000.413.30052.400
David Jessen4.98.95013.8505.98.45014.350
5.Kristýna Pálešová5.27.70012.9005.16.5500.111.55051.250
Fabian Leimlehner4.88.25013.050
5.2
4.4
8.800
9.200
0.113.750
6.Jasmin Mader4.86.35011.1504.87.35012.15049.950
Matthias Schwab5.28.10013.300
5.2
4.4
9.200
7.900
13.350
7.Elisa Hämmerle4.96.35011.2504.87.9000.112.60048.200
Michael Fussenegger5.17.05012.1505.27.00012.200
8.Alice Jáňová5.16.4004.47.3500.111.65047.550
Jiří Veselý
4.4
3.2
9.100
9.000

0.1
12.8003.58.10011.600
9.Nika Jáňová
4.4
4.2
8.800
7.450
12.4254.16.65010.75047.375
Radek Smékal4.86.70011.5004.68.10012.700
10.Veronika Drápalová4.87.55012.3504.57.00011.50047.250
David Kratochvíl4.66.40011.000
4.4
2.8
8.700
8.900
12.400

Brno Grand Prix Champions, 1997-2013

2013Jana ŠikulováMartin Konečný
2012Maria LivchikovaMaxim Semyankiv
2011Raluca HaiduCristian Bataga
2010Jana ŠikulováFabian Leimlehner
2009Marie-Sofie HindermannHelge Liebrich
2008Kristýna PálešováSamuel Piasecký
2007Kristýna PálešováFilip Ude
2006Jana ŠikulováDavid Vyoral
2005Kateřina MarešováDavid Vyoral
2004Imogen CairnsDavid Vyoral
2003Jana KomrskováMartin Konečný
2002Andreea RaducanMarian Dragulescu
2001Susanne HarmesMarian Fuchs
2000Anna KovalyovaYuri Tikhonovsky
1999Jana KomrskováJiří Fiřt
1998Gabriela OnodíZsolt Péter
1997Vasiliki TsavdaridouDimosthenis Tambakos
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