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Tweddle, Hypolito Double Winners in Glasgow
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Britain's Beth Tweddle and Brazil's Diego Hypolito each took two titles Saturday at the finals of the Glasgow Grand Prix.

The British and Dutch were the most successful at the World Cup event, claiming three golds each. Britain's six medals overall were the most of any nation, ahead of five each from Netherlands and Russia.

Beth Twedddle (Great Britain)

Tweddle won uneven bars and floor exercise, the two events she entered and the ones she won at last month's European Championships in Milan.

Russian newcomers Yekaterina Kurbatova and Yulia Berger went 1-2 on women's vault. Sanne Wevers (Netherlands) defended her balance beam title from last fall's Glasgow Grand Prix, this time tying Ana Maria Izurieta (Spain). Izurieta, a first-year senior, took a second medal with the bronze on floor.

Hypolito won men's floor exercise but surprised himself by also taking the gold medal on vault, where he defeated top qualifier Ri Se Gwang (North Korea). Ri, who had stuck a piked Dragulescu in qualification, fell on the 7.2-rated vault Saturday.

"I am very surprised about my result because this apparatus is not my speciality," Hypolito said of his vault title. "This result is very important and is going to reflect in a positive way for men's artistic gymnastics in Brazil. It is very rare in the Brazilian gymnastics history that a Brazilian gymnast wins two gold medals in the same competition."

2008 Olympic pommel horse bronze medalist Louis Smith, third in qualification, pulled ahead of top qualifier Krisztian Berki (Hungary) to take the title Saturday.

"I feel very happy to have Louis as my big adversary," said Berki, the reigning European champion on pommel horse. "He is a good gymnast and I appreciate him very much."

World Cup staple Yuri van Gelder (Netherlands), who had placed only fourth in qualification, claimed victory in the final. Jordan's Ali Al-Asi showed the highest D-Panel score (7.0) of the final to place second, winning his first World Cup medal. Top qualifier Ri placed only fourth.

North Korea still managed a gold however, with Kim Jin Hyok winning parallel bars over Slovakia's Samuel Piasecky and Slovenia's Mitja Petkovsek.

Epke Zonderland brought a third gold for the Netherlands on high bar, outscoring top qualifier Aljaz Pegan (Slovenia).

The World Cup circuit moves next to Moscow, with the World Stars May 29-30.

For competition highlights and behind-the-scenes interviews from Glasgow, log on to British Gymnastics' BGTV.

2009 Glasgow Grand Prix
May 16, Glasgow, Scotland

Women's Vault FinalSVScoreNDSVScoreNDAverage
1.Yekaterina Kurbatova5.814.2000.15.213.80014.000
2.Yulia Berger5.514.2755.313.52513.900
3.Jessica Gil5.314.0005.013.60013.800
4.Annika Urvikko5.013.6000.15.013.62513.612
5.Yasmin Zimmermann5.512.6250.15.013.32512.975
6.Becky Downie5.013.7754.812.0750.112.925
7.Diana Chelaru5.812.7754.412.97512.875

Uneven Bars FinalSVNDScore
1.Beth Tweddle6.715.275
2.Becky Downie6.114.600
3.Yekaterina Kurbatova5.914.425
4.Lucia Tacchelli5.814.125
5.Gabriela Dragoi5.913.250
6.Jana Sikulova5.413.025
7.Khiuani Dias5.412.650
8.Diana Chelaru5.112.375

Balance Beam FinalSVNDScore
1.Sanne Wevers5.70.114.075
1.Ana Maria Izurieta5.714.075
3.Gabriela Dragoi5.613.950
4.Khiuani Dias5.113.725
5.Becky Downie5.013.300
6.Suzanne Harmes4.713.275
7.Adela Sajn4.912.325
8.Yekaterina Kurbatova4.912.150

Women's Floor Exercise FinalSVNDScore
1.Beth Tweddle6.014.900
2.Anna Myzdrikova6.014.700
3.Ana Maria Izurieta5.513.975
4.Yasmin Zimmermann5.513.850
5.Yulia Berger5.40.213.450
6.Diana Chelaru5.513.200
7.Naomi Ruiz5.413.175
8.Jessica Gil5.20.312.950

Men's Floor Exercise FinalSVNDScore
1.Diego Hypolito6.615.850
2.Kristian Thomas6.115.225
3.Alexander Shatilov6.80.315.050
4.Tomislav Markovic6.315.000
4.Jeffrey Wammes6.315.000
6.Rok Klavora5.90.314.550
7.Anton Golotsutskov6.214.500
8.Dimitrios Markousis5.80.212.550

Pommel Horse FinalSVNDScore
1.Louis Smith6.715.750
2.Krisztian Berki6.715.525
3.Daniel Keatings6.715.400
4.Andrei Perevoznikov6.215.325
5.Donna-Donny Truyens5.714.125
6.Vid Hidvegi6.013.600
7.Ri Se Gwang5.713.400
8.Mosiah Rodrigues6.013.125

Still Rings FinalSVNDScore
1.Yuri van Gelder6.615.650
2.Ali Al-Asi7.015.425
3.Konstantin Pluzhnikov6.615.350
4.Eleftherios Petrounias6.415.125
4.Ri Se Gwang6.715.125
6.Kim Jin Hyok6.615.100
7.Robert Stanescu6.815.075
8.Gustavo Simoes6.114.700

Men's Vault FinalSVScoreNDSVScoreNDAverage
1.Diego Hypolito6.615.9256.616.10016.012
2.Ri Se Gwang7.215.5757.016.42516.000
3.Jeffrey Wammes6.616.0500.16.615.7000.115.875
4.Luke Folwell6.615.7250.16.615.37515.550
5.Theo Seager6.615.7256.615.12515.425
6.Tomi Tuuha6.615.0006.215.65015.325
7.Victor Camargo6.215.1000.16.614.95015.025
8.Marek Lyszczarz0.0006.214.5257.262

Parallel Bars FinalSVNDScore
1.Kim Jin Hyok6.915.425
2.Samuel Piasecky6.215.275
3.Mitja Petkovsek6.215.125
4.Adam Kierzkowski6.015.025
5.Robert Stanescu5.814.375
6.Alexander Batinkov6.014.300
7.Roman Kulesza5.714.250
8.Epke Zonderland5.913.800

High Bar FinalSVNDScore
1.Epke Zonderland6.815.525
2.Aljaz Pegan6.315.350
3.Jeffrey Wammes6.214.775
4.Anatoly Vasilyev6.714.625
5.Marijo Moznik6.814.025
6.Kristian Thomas5.613.675
7.Ovidiu Buidoso5.912.725
8.Samuel Piasecky4.911.975

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