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He Kexin Scores Another 17
(1 vote, average 3.00 out of 5)

Olympic gold medalist He Kexin (China) scored another 17.000 to win her speciality at the Italian Grand Prix, held Saturday in Milan.

He was the only member of China's gold-medal teams from the Olympic Games in Beijing, but made it count with her performance on the uneven bars, one of six events contested Saturday.

Olympic floor exercise champion Sandra Izbasa won her best event and finished second on balance beam to Italy's Lia Parolari.

Italy picked up a second gold from 2004 Olympic high bar champion Igor Cassina. France's Benoit Caranobe won men's floor exercise and Olympic bronze medalist Alexander Vorobyov (Ukraine) won still rings.

2006 world champion Vanessa Ferrari, still nursing a sore Achilles' tendon, sat out the competition. The event allowed Italy to test new faces in 15-year-olds Serena Licchetta and Andrea La Spada. Licchetta was third on both bars and floor exercise, and La Spada won the bronze on beam.

Two-time Olympic bronze medalist Anna Bessonova performed an exhibition dance routine in Milan.

2008 Italian Grand Prix
Nov. 22, Milano

Uneven Bars
1. He Kexin CHN 17.000 (7.7/9.30)
2. Lia Parolari ITA 14.700 (6.1/8.60)
3. Serena Licchetta ITA 14.300 (6.0/8.30)
4. Andrea La Spada ITA 14.100 (5.6/8.50)
5. Daniela Druncea ROM 12.650 (5.6/7.15/-.1)

Balance Beam
1. Lia Parolari ITA 14.850 (6.1/8.75)
2. Sandra Izbasa ROM 14.650 (6.4/8.25)
3. Andrea La Spada ITA 14.400 (5.7/8.70)
4. Daniela Druncea ROM 14.150 (5.7/8.45)
5. Serena Licchetta ITA 13.750 (5.8/7.95)

Women's Floor Exercise
1. Sandra Izbasa ROM 14.850 (5.8/9.15/-.1)
2. Daniela Druncea ROM 14.000 (5.7/8.30)
3. Serena Licchetta ITA 13.750.000 (5.5/8.55/-.3)
4. Lia Parolari ITA 13.600 (4.9/8.70)
5. Andrea La Spada ITA 13.550 (5.5/8.05)

Still Rings
1. Alexander Vorobyov UKR 16.600 (7.2/9.40)
2. Matteo Morandi ITA 16.200 (7.0/9.20)
3. Andrea Coppolino ITA 16.150 (6.8/9.35)
4. Matteo Angioletti ITA 15.750 (6.7/9.05)
5. Maxim Devyatovsky RUS 15.150 (6.0/9.15)
6. Razvan Selariu ROM 13.250 (5.2/8.05)

High Bar
1. Igor Cassina ITA 15.300 (6.2/9.10)
2. Maxim Devyatovsky RUS 14.700 (5.9/8.80)
3. Alberto Busnari ITA 14.500 (5.7/8.80)
4. Razvan Selariu ROM 14.350 (5.6/8.75)
5. Benoit Caranobe FRA 13.750 (5.4/8.35)

Men's Floor Exercise
1. Benoit Caranobe FRA 15.000 (6.1/8.90)
2. Maxim Devyatovsky RUS 14.800 (5.8/9.00)
3. Andrea Cingolani ITA 14.550 (5.8/8.75)
3. Razvan Selariu ROM 14.550 (5.7/8.85)
5. Alexander Vorobyov UKR 13.100 (4.8/8.30)

He Kexin on uneven bars, 2008 Italian Grand Prix

Lia Parolari on uneven bars, 2008 Italian Grand Prix

Serena Licchetta on uneven bars, 2008 Italian Grand Prix

Serena Licchetta on floor exercise, 2008 Italian Grand Prix

Andrea La Spada on floor exercise, 2008 Italian Grand Prix

Anna Bessonova exhibition, 2008 Italian Grand Prix

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