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Godwin, Alexeeva Win Nadia Comaneci International
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Georgia Godwin (Australia) and Irina Aleexeva (WOGA) won the all-around titles at the 2014 Nadia Comaneci International invitational, held Saturday night at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.

Godwin led Australia to first place in the team competition over World Olympic Gymnastics Academy (WOGA) and Romania.


Olympic champion Nadia Comaneci poses with Romanian juniors Alexandra Mihai, Ioana Crisan and Olivia Cimpian during a practice session

Godwin topped two-time Venezuelan Olympian Jessica Lopez for the senior title, with WOGA's Samantha Ogden winning the bronze.

The two-time Australian junior champion, Godwin was competing in her first international event after a foot injury.

"I'm pretty happy with how it went," Godwin told IG. "I controlled all my emotions and nerves and everything. Floor was my best event by far. I'm so happy I stuck my tumbling."

Godwin made an incredible save on balance beam, wobbling back and forth to save her two-foot layout. Her fight to stay on brought huge audience applause.

"I don't know how I stayed on!" she laughed. "So I'm just happy with how I did all-around, and I couldn't have done it without my teammates and my coach. They helped me through everything."

Although suffering from a sore Achilles, Lopez said she decided to compete all four events in Oklahoma City and arrived only on Friday. She had a break on uneven bars and took a low-landing on her double-twisting Yurchenko vault to settle for second, but was nevertheless happy with her results.

"I feel really good, even though I wasn't planning on competing," Lopez said afterward. "With my schedule right now, I've been doing half routines. I'm not ready to do full routines but I wanted to start my year here.

She had the high score on balance beam (14.450), where she showed off strong nerves and elegance to place first on that event.

"My beam was really good," she said. "I still didn't do my full routine. I just did part of it. Hopefully from here I'll pick it up for worlds."

The Russian-born Alexeeva, 13, has lived in Texas and trained at the past few years but is still awaiting her permanent residence visa, the first step toward U.S. citizenship.

Alexeeva fell off uneven bars but was impressive with her balance beam routine (standing Arabian; consecutive layout stepouts) for 14.100. She edged Romania's Ioana Crisan, 53.200-53.000. Crisan's teammate Olivia Cimpian placed third (51.650).

The Nadia Comaneci Invitational was first held in 1994 and expanded to include an international competition in 2009.

2014 Nadia Comaneci International
Feb. 22, Oklahoma City

TeamVTUBBBFXTotal
1. Australia 1 29.250 26.700 27.600 27.300 110.850
2. WOGA 27.350 25.900 27.800 26.700 107.750
3. Romania 26.600 24.000 27.700 26.450 104.750
4. Canada Gym Richelieu 27.650 25.700 26.200 24.800 104.350
5. Australia 2 28.200 25.600 25.500 24.500 103.800
6. Futures 25.900 20.200 23.150 23.750 93.000
7. Denton 26.400 20.000 23.000 22.800 92.200

Senior All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1. Georgia Godwin Australia 1 14.600 13.400 14.300 13.500 55.800
2. Jessica Lopez Venezuela 13.900 13.550 14.450 13.450 55.350
3. Samantha Ogden WOGA 13.750 14.100 13.700 12.200 53.750
4. Georgia-Rose Brown Australia 1 14.650 12.000 13.300 13.800 53.750
5. Victoria-Kayen Woo Canada Gym Richelieu 13.800 13.600 13.100 12.800 53.300
6. Kiara Munteanu Australia 1 14.300 12.050 13.150 12.650 52.150
7. Ava Verdeflor WOGA 13.150 13.350 13.000 11.350 50.850
8. Mariana Colussi-Pelaez Futures 13.900 11.750 12.950 12.150 50.750
9. Alexandra Marks Bart Conner 0.000 0.000 13.600 0.000 13.600
10. Maddi Leydin Australia 1 0.000 13.300 0.000 0.000 13.300
11. Hélody Cyrenne Canada Gym Richelieu 0.000 0.000 0.000 11.300 11.300

Junior All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1. Irina Alexeeva WOGA 13.500 11.800 14.100 13.800 53.200
2. Ioana Crisan Romania 13.900 12.150 13.800 13.150 53.000
3. Olivia Cimpian Romania 12.700 11.850 13.800 13.300 51.650
4. Lauri-Ann Demers Gym Richelieu 13.850 12.100 13.100 12.000 51.050
5. Aya Meggs Australia 2 14.000 12.550 11.200 12.900 50.650
6. Yasmin Collier Australia 2 14.200 11.700 12.900 11.600 50.400
7. Alexandra Mihai Romania 12.100 10.700 13.900 12.150 48.850
8. Alexis Stokes Denton 13.350 10.400 12.500 10.900 47.150
9. Jenna Dunn Bart Conner 12.600 8.450 13.700 12.200 46.950
10. Montana Fairbairn Stampede City 12.400 9.800 12.450 11.950 46.600
11. Alyssa LaDieu Denton 13.050 9.600 10.500 10.400 43.550
12. Victoria Loomis Denton 12.700 8.800 10.000 11.900 43.400
13. Mackenzie Robinson Futures 12.000 8.450 10.200 11.600 42.250
14. Darcy Norman Australia 2 13.450 13.050 12.600 0.000 39.100
15. Asia DeWalt WOGA 13.600 0.000 0.000 12.900 26.500
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