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US Men Take Two Titles at Anadia Challenge Cup
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With four medals, the U.S. men were the most successful as finals began Saturday at the Anadia World Challenge Cup in Portugal. Pictured: Alex Naddour (U.S.) was the most successful gymnast with the gold on pommel horse and silver on still rings.

Uneven bars champion Jessica López (Venezuela) and floor exercise champion Eddie Penev (U.S.)

With four medals, the U.S. men were the most successful as finals began Saturday at the Anadia World Challenge Cup in Portugal.

On floor exercise, Eddie Penev and Sam Mikulak finished 1-2 on floor exercise for the U.S., with 2012 Olympic finalist Tomas González (Chile) winning the bronze.

Alex Naddour (U.S.) was the most successful gymnast with the gold medal on pommel horse and silver on still rings. On pommel horse, Naddour had a small form break early in his routine but stayed on to win the title in a fall-filled final. Zoltán Kállai (Hungary) finished second ahead of Latvia's Dmitrijs Trefilovs.

World and Olympic champion Arthur Zanetti of Brazil comfortably won the still rings final with 15.700 (large step back on his full-twisting double layout dismount). Naddour took second, dismounting with a tucked 1 1/2-twisting double. Finland's Markku Vahtila, second in qualification, won the bronze.

In the women's finals, Slovenia's Teja Belak won the vault title (Yurchenko 1 1/2, handspring tucked front with a full). Austria's Elisa Hämmerle won the silver over Portugal's Ana Filipa Martins.

Two-time Venezuelan Olympian Jessica López was the class of the uneven bars finals, which saw all eight gymnasts from qualification advance. López's complex routine included a mount of Maloney, back uprise full pirouette to Tkatchev immediate Gienger between the bars; layout Jaeger from elgrip; double front from elgrip).

Martins fell on her Shaposhnikova but won the silver medal. Uzbekistan's Asal Saparbaeva (Jaeger; free hip full to Tkatchev; Pak salto; double pike) tied Hämmerle (fall on Jaeger) for the bronze medal.

Competition concludes Sunday in Anadia with the second day of finals.

External Link: Official Website

2014 Anadia World Challenge Cup
May 31, Anadia, Portugal

Women's Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1.Teja Belak5.38.82514.12514.112
2.Elisa Hämmerle5.28.55013.75013.600
3.Ana Filipa Martins5.08.9500.113.95013.487
4.Martina Castro5.28.30013.40013.437
5.Tijana Tkalčec4.88.92513.72513.412
6.Tjaša Kysselef4.68.50013.10013.337
7.Jasmin Mader5.08.57513.57513.325
8.Franchesca Santi5.08.6000.113.30013.275

Uneven Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Jessica López6.08.32514.325
2.Ana Filipa Martins5.37.37512.675
3.Asal Saparbaeva5.07.20012.200
3.Elisa Hämmerle4.97.30012.200
5.Yelena Rega5.26.67511.875
6.Simona Castro4.66.17510.775
7.Sabiene Gosa3.06.1759.175
8.Farah Mahmoud3.94.7258.625

Men's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Eddie Penev6.59.12515.625
2.Sam Mikulak6.59.05015.550
3.Tomas González6.78.67515.375
4.Oskar Kirmes6.08.97514.975
5.Tristian Perez6.08.70014.700
6.Rok Klavora6.28.25014.450
7.Vitalijs Kardasovs6.08.32514.325
8.Jossimar Calvo5.67.85013.450

Pommel Horse FinalDENDScore
1.Alex Naddour6.48.82515.225
2.Zoltán Kállai6.28.95015.150
3.Dmitrijs Trefilovs6.48.42514.825
4.Sašo Bertoncelj6.17.70013.800
5.Abdulla Azimov6.27.57513.775
6.Kristijan Vugrinski6.17.37513.475
7.Wang Bo5.37.62512.925
8.Leonardo Kusan4.96.85011.750

Still Rings FinalDENDScore
1.Arthur Zanetti6.79.00015.700
2.Alex Naddour6.48.90015.300
3.Markku Vahtila6.29.00015.200
4.Juan Raffo6.48.57514.975
5.Gustavo Simões6.18.85014.950
6.Regulo Carmona6.48.50014.900
7.Huang Yuguo6.48.27514.675
8.Javier Balboa6.28.35014.550
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