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Russian Championships Conclude
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Olympian Ksenia Semyonova was the only double winner in the apparatus finals as the Russian Championships concluded Friday in Bryansk.


Ksenia Semyonova (Russia)

Semyonova, the 2007 world champion on uneven bars, won that event and floor exercise, and finished third on balance beam.

Semyonova's training partner Ksenia Afanasyeva tied new all-around champion Aliya Mustafina for the beam title. Mustafina also won the silver on uneven bars and the bronze on floor exercise.

Yulia Berger won vault. Berger will represent Russia along wih Afanasyeva, Semyonova and Kristina Goryunova at the upcoming European Championships.

Six gymnasts took titles in the men's events. All-around champion Yuri Ryazanov won the floor exercise gold and silver medals on still rings and high bar.

Three-time Olympian Nikolai Kryukov, 30, won parallel bars.

Other winners were Andrei Perevoznikov (pommel horse), Konstantin Pluzhnikov (still rings), Denis Ablyazin (vault) and Sergei Khorokhordin (high bar).

Anton Golotsutskov, the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist on floor exercise and vault, took silvers on those events in Bryansk.

External Link: Russian Gymnastics Federation

2009 Russian Championships
March 13, Bryansk

Women's Vault
1. Yulia Berger (Moscow) 14.562
2. Kristina Goryunova (Novgorod) 13.650
3. Anna Dementyeva (Samara) 13.475

Uneven Bars
1. Ksenia Semyonova (Tula) 15.800
2. Aliya Mustafina (Moscow) 15.300
3. Ksenia Afanasyeva (Tula) 14.700

Balance Beam
1. Aliya Mustafina (Moscow) 14.950
1. Ksenia Afanasyeva (Tula) 14.950
3. Ksenia Semyonova (Tula) 14.725

Women's Floor Exercise
1. Ksenia Semyonova (Tula) 14.925
2. Kristina Goryunova (Novgorod) 14.825
3. Aliya Mustafina (Moscow) 14.700

Men's Floor Exercise
1. Yuri Ryazanov (Vladimir) 14.850
2. Anton Golotsutskov (Seversk) 14.725
3. Anton Neudakin (Vladimir) 14.625

Pommel Horse
1. Andrei Perevoznikov (Central) 15.000
2. Andrei Likhovitsky (South) 14.375
3. Dmitry Stolyarov (Moscow) 13.700

Still Rings
1. Konstantin Pluzhnikov (Siberia) 15.475
2. Yuri Ryazanov (Central) 15.225
3. Ruslan Nigmadzyanov (Central) 14.425

Men's Vault
1. Denis Ablyazin (Privolzhsky) 15.825
2. Anton Golotsutskov (Siberia) 15.737
3. Anton Lobachyov (Ural) 15.625

Parallel Bars
1. Nikolai Kryukov (Central) 15.475
2. Maxim Devyatovsky (Siberia) 14.800
3. Nikita Ignatyev (Siberia) 14.550

High Bar
1. Sergei Khorokhordin (Central) 15.250
2. Yuri Ryazanov (Central) 15.075
3. Maxim Devyatovsky (Siberia) 14.600

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