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Five Nations Win Gold at Gymnix World Cup
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Gymnasts from five countries took individual honors Saturday at the Gymnix World Cup in Montreal, the first World Cup event of the year.


Krisztian Berki (Hungary)

First-year seniors Charlotte Mackie (Canada) and Samantha Shapiro (U.S.) struck gold in a small women's field. Mackie won a two-gymnast vault final, and Shapiro won uneven bars in a four-woman field.

"I just tried to make my vault the best I could do, and that's what I did," Mackie said. "It was really exciting to be competing in Canada. I loved it."

Competing in her first senior event, Mackie is the younger sister of 2004 Canadian Olympian Gael Mackie.

Sydney Sawa picked up Canada's third medal with the bronze on uneven bars.

The men's competition was more competitive. Romanian veteran Razvan Selariu edged Canada's Nathan Gafuik for the floor exercise title.

"It's early in the season and my routines really aren't where I want them to be yet, but floor tonight was pretty solid and I did as well as could have been expected," Gafuik said.

European champion Krisztian Berki (Hungary) won pommel horse, and French strongman Danny Rodrigues won still rings.

The competition concludes Sunday.

Click here to download detailed results

2009 Gymnix World Cup
March 7, Montreal

Women's Vault
1. Charlotte Mackie CAN 14.150
2. Marie-Carmen Rivera PUR 12.300

Uneven Bars
1. Samantha Shapiro USA 14.725
2. Marine Petit FRA 13.650
3. Sydney Sawa CAN 13.450
4. Laurie-Ève Pépin-Gagné CAN 11.275

Men's Floor Exercise
1. Razvan Selariu ROM 14.800
2. Nathan Gafuik CAN 14.550
3. Marius Berbecar ROM 14.525
3. Rok Klavora SLO 14.525
5. Koji Yamamuro JPN 14.475
6. Rafael Morales PUR 14.450
6. Alexander Rodriguez PUR 14.450
8. Barend Verbeke BEL 14.350

Pommel Horse
1. Krisztian Berki HUN 15.775
2. Cyril Tommasone FRA 15.625
3. Donna-Donny Truyens BEL 15.550
4. Sajo Bertoncelj SLO 14.750
5. Tim McNeill USA 14.225
6. Ziga Britovjek SLO 13.625
7. Hamilton Sabot FRA 12.675
8. Ryosuke Baba JPN 12.450

Still Rings
1. Danny Rodrigues FRA 15.650
2. Robert Stanescu ROM 15.425
3. Kenya Kobayashi JPN 15.125
4. Tommy Ramos PUR 14.925
5. Samir Ait Said FRA 14.325
6. Razvan Selariu ROM 13.225
7. Rafael Morales PUR 13.075
8. Koji Yamamuro JPN 12.575

Charlotte Mackie, First Vault at Gymnix World Cup

Charlotte Mackie, Second Vault at Gymnix World Cup

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