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Pihan-Kulesza, Calvo Claim Titles in Acapulco
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Marta Pihan-Kulesza (Poland) and Jossimar Calvo (Colombia) captured the all-around titles at the 4th Mexican Gymnastics Open, held Saturday and Sunday in Acapulco. Pictured: Men's all-around medalists Danell Leyva (USA), Calvo and Kenzo Kaneko (Japan)

Marta Pihan-Kulesza (Poland) and Jossimar Calvo (Colombia) captured the all-around titles at the 4th Mexican Gymnastics Open, held Saturday and Sunday in Acapulco.

Pihan-Kulesza topped Australia's Emily Little and veteran Oksana Chusovitina (Uzbekistan). Little led after the first day after a strong performance on vault (double-twisting Yurchenko), but Pihan-Kulesza grabbed powered ahead with the top scores on balance beam and floor exercise.


Ukraine's Angelina Kysla competed in the $10,000 leotard she won at the 2013 Mexican Open.

The incredible Chusovitina, 39, won vault with a clean layout handspring front with a full twist. The six-time Olympian also placed third at the 2013 Mexican Gymnastics Open.

2012 Junior European all-around champion Enus Mariani (Italy) tied Pihan-Kulesza with the high score on floor exercise. Mariani was the recipient of this year's prize leotard awarded by sponsor GK Elite.

Ukraine's Angelina Kysla — who competed in the spectacular $10,000 white Swarovski leotard she won at last year's Mexican Open — placed fifth behind Mariani. On day one, Kysla impressed on uneven bars with a beautiful routine (elgrip full to Jaeger; Pak salto; elgrip to double front dismount).

Spanish star Roxana Popa, the defending champion, suffered a minor knee injury in training and withdrew from the competition.

Calvo, the 2011 Pan American Games champion, successfully defended his title in Acapulco. The Colombian had the top score on four events (floor, pommel horse, still rings and vault) to win by nearly a point ahead of world and Olympic medalist Danell Leyva (United States). Japan's Kenzo Kaneko won the bronze.

Leyva had the top score on parallel bars, while Germany's Andreas Bretschneider (fourth all-around) caught his unique double-twisting Kovacs to win high bar.

The event also include a mixed-pairs competition. Calvo and Cyrenne teamed up to take the title.

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4th Mexican Gymnastics Open
Dec. 5-6, 2014, Acapulco

Women's All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1.Martha Pihan-Kulesza4.613.655.513.605.113.605.413.6054.45
2.Emily Little5.814.654.812.955.112.605.213.3553.55
3.Oksana Chusovitina5.814.705.112.305.412.855.213.1553.00
4.Enus Mariani5.013.955.613.055.412.355.013.6052.95
5.Angelina Kysla5.013.555.213.255.213.055.512.8552.70
6.Amaranta Torres5.013.804.912.655.412.705.212.9052.05
7.Hélody Cyrenne5.013.805.112.555.512.255.112.8551.45
8.Karla Retiz4.012.705.212.955.213.155.111.0549.85

Men's All-AroundFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1.Jossimar Calvo6.314.806.714.906.314.705.614.856.915.556.713.9588.75
2.Danell Leyva6.214.805.713.705.314.005.214.556.915.706.815.2087.95
3.Kenzo Kaneko6.214.905.614.505.814.305.214.006.214.906.314.7087.30
4.Andreas Bretschneider5.312.355.013.606.114.655.614.406.413.957.215.6084.55
5.Maxim Semiankiv5.513.755.614.355.113.754.413.705.814.506.114.4084.45
6.Lucas Bitencourt5.914.305.714.005.713.655.213.956.013.655.914.2083.75
7.Paolo Ottavi5.313.705.213.206.114.454.813.655.413.855.613.8582.70
8.Kevin Cerda5.113.904.812.954.813.105.214.405.313.255.414.1581.75
9.Roman Lech5.312.954.912.505.012.405.213.656.014.655.713.3579.50
10.Rayderley Zapata6.614.054.212.005.814.006.014.004.211.654.711.3577.05
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