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Five Nations Golden in Pacific Rim Junior Finals
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The gold medals in the junior apparatus finals were spread among five nations as competition continued Friday at the 2014 Pacific Rim Championships in Richmond, B.C., Canada.

Gymnasts from Australia, Canada, China, Japan and the United States won gold medals. The competition biennial competition features athletes from countries bordering the Pacific Ocean competing in artistic, rhythmic and trampoline gymnastics. This year's event included gymnasts from 15 nations.

Junior women's all-around champion Bailie Key (U.S.) was the most successful female with titles on women's vault and floor exercise, and silver medals on uneven bars and balance beam. Teammate Norah Flatley won the balance beam title, while China's Luo Huan won the gold mdeal on uneven bars.

In the men's competition, Japan's Kakeru Tanigawa was a triple champion. He won gold medals on floor exercise (tied with China's Huang Mingqi), parallel bars and high bar (tied with teammate Kenya Yuasa).

U.S. gymnast Alec Yoder won pommel horse, while Canada's Ryan Oehrlein took the gold on still rings for the host country. Australia's Clay Stephens struck gold on vault.

Competition concludes Saturday with senior apparatus finals. Video of the event will be broadcast live on the official website.

External Link: Official Website

2014 Pacific Rim Championships
April 11, Richmond, B.C.

Junior Women's Vault FinalDScore
1.Bailie Key5.814.975
2.Nia Dennis5.814.900
3.Shallon Olsen5.814.875
4.Ayu Koike5.814.350
5.Marina Kawasaki5.014.175
6.Rose-Kaying Woo5.014.075
7.Liu Tingting5.014.050
8.Luo Huan5.013.975

Junior Uneven Bars FinalDScore
1.Luo Huan6.214.700
2.Bailie Key5.614.400
3.Liu Tingting5.714.300
4.Norah Flatley5.514.100
5.Rose-Kaying Woo5.413.425
6.Shallon Olsen5.413.375
7.Yurika Yumoto4.913.275
7.Ayu Koike4.913.275

Junior Balance Beam FinalDScore
1.Norah Flatley6.314.850
2.Bailie Key6.214.800
3.Zhou Linlin5.914.200
4.Marina Kawasaki5.413.725
5.Rose-Kaying Woo5.513.475
6.Ayu Koike5.013.150
7.Liu Tingting5.813.025
8.Megane Roberts4.311.975

Junior Women's Floor Exercise FinalDScore
1.Bailie Key6.014.650
2.Shallon Olsen5.814.150
3.Rose-Kaying Woo5.314.000
4.Luo Huan5.113.800
5.Ayu Koike5.213.350
6.Nia Dennis5.813.250
7.Liu Tingting5.212.850
8.Emily Whitehead4.912.250

Junior Men's Floor Exercise FinalDScore
1.Huang Mingqi5.214.300
1.Kakeru Tanigawa5.114.300
3.Marty Strech5.214.100
4.Kentaro Yunoki5.213.950
5.Ryan Oehrlein5.113.800
6.Carlos Yulo5.213.500
7.Rene Cournoyer5.112.900
8.Clay Stephens5.412.100

Junior Pommel Horse FinalDScore
1.Alec Yoder5.613.550
2.Davis Grooms5.213.250
3.Kakeru Tanigawa4.613.200
4.Kenya Yuasa4.912.650
5.Reegan Edwards4.112.500
6.Aaron Mah4.812.350
7.Gabriel O'Sullivan4.911.600
8.Luis Pizarro4.311.400

Junior Still Rings FinalDScore
1.Ryan Oehrlein5.513.900
2.Zou Jingyuan5.313.750
3.Alec Yoder5.213.450
4.Kentaro Yunoki4.913.400
5.Rene Cournoyer5.113.200
6.Kakeru Tanigawa4.713.150
7.Marty Strech5.013.100
8.Gabriel O'Sullivan4.712.450
8.Clay Stephens4.512.450

Junior Men's Vault FinalDScore
1.Clay Stephens5.214.550
2.Marty Strech5.214.400
3.Kenya Yuasa5.214.250
4.Rene Cournoyer5.614.000
5.Alec Yoder5.213.950
6.Kentaro Yunoki5.213.900
7.Huang Mingqi5.613.600
8.Carlos Yulo3.612.300

Junior Parallel Bars FinalDScore
1.Kakeru Tanigawa4.813.950
2.Huang Mingqi5.313.900
3.Zou Jingyuan5.613.750
3.Davis Grooms5.213.750
5.Marty Strech4.913.200
6.Luis Pizarro4.412.900
7.Ryan Oehrlein4.912.850
8.Clay Stephens4.412.650

Junior High Bar FinalDScore
1.Kenya Yuasa5.113.900
1.Kakeru Tanigawa4.913.900
3.Huang Mingqi5.213.650
4.Alec Yoder5.113.200
4.Rene Cournoyer4.913.200
4.Marty Strech4.813.200
7.Reegan Edwards4.512.450
8.Ryan Oehrlein4.412.350

International Gymnast magazine's coverage of Pacific Rim competitors includes:
"Canadian Diversity" - Ellie Black profile (July/August 2013)
"Black to Business" - Black interview (November 2012)
"Aiming to Top the Charts" - Maegan Chant interview (October 2013)
Nathan Gafuik interview (July/August 2010)
"Two Cheers for Colombia" - Jorge Giraldo profile (June 2008)
"Texas Dreams' Junior Hit" - Bailey Key profile (May 2013)
Key, Nia Dennis and Norah Flatley on front/back cover photo collage; feature/photo gallery on U.S. juniors including Key, Dennis and Flatley (October 2013)
"Making Tracks" - Scott Morgan profile (December 2013)
"Ready to Rise Again" – John Orozco center poster and profile (November 2012)
"Bronx Bomber" – Orozco interview (April 2012)
Elizabeth Price interview (April 2014)
"Full Price" - Price cover photo and profile (January/February 2013)
"Focus Forward" - Kyla Ross cover photo and interview (November 2012)
"Clutch Hitter" - Ross profile (November 2010)
Ross on cover photo collage (September 2010)
"Ready to Rock" - Wai Hung Shek profile (July/August 2012)
"Hope for Hong Kong" – Angel Wong profile (January/February 2011)

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