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Written by Amanda Turner    Wednesday, 04 November 2015 19:00    PDF Print
Iordache, Vernyayev Win Gander Memorial
(4 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

Larisa Iordache (Romania) and Oleg Vernyayev (Ukraine) won the all-around titles Wednesday at the 32nd annual Arthur Gander Memorial in Morges, Switzerland.

Larisa Iordache and Oleg Vernyayev

Fresh — or fatigued — off their medal-winning performances at last week's world championships in Glasgow, Iordache and Vernyayev both took their second Arthur Gander titles, with Iordache winning in 2013 and Vernyayev in 2014. The relaxed event uses a modified all-around system, with the women competing any three events and the men competing four.

Iordache, the all-around bronze medalist in Glasgow, competed on vault, balance beam and floor exercise to easily win the title. Second to Russia's Daria Spiridonova in 2014, Iordache sailed to victory this time, amassing a 2-point margin over second place Pauline Schäfer (Germany). Schäfer, the bronze medalist on beam in Glasgow, also skipped uneven bars as did bronze medalist Diana Bulimar (Romania).

Russia's Anastasia Dmitrieva took fourth all-around ahead of Switzerland's Ilaria Käslin. The elegant Käslin had the top score on balance beam with 14.300.

Vernyayev performed four polished routines (skipping floor exercise and high bar) to defend his title by nearly 2 points ahead of Japan's Kazuma Kaya. Vernyayev, after his disappointing fourth place in the all-around in Glasgow, nailed his routine this time on pommel horse for 15.500 (7.0 Difficulty). His 16.200 on parallel bars was the highest mark of the day.

Kaya, the youngest member of Japan's world champion team in Glasgow, skipped floor exercise and rings en route to second. He earned his high score on pommel horse with 15.300, where he won a bronze at worlds.

Switzerland's Christian Baumann placed third over teammate Oliver Hegi.

Iordache and Vernyayev also won the special trophies as the top scorers on women's floor exercise and men's parallel bars, respectively.

First held in 1984, the annual competition honors the legendary Arthur Gander, the former president of the International Gymnastics Federation. Gander, a native of Bern, was a considerable influence on the development of gymnastics. He organized the first international judges course and created the first official Code of Points. The competition alternates each year between the cities of Morges and Chiasso.

Most of the field in Morges now heads to Zurich for Sunday's Swiss Cup, a mixed-pairs competition.

External Link: Swiss Gymnastics Federation

32nd Arthur Gander Memorial
November 4, 2015, Morges, Switzerland

Women's All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1.Larisa Iordache5.814.9006.30014.0506.014.55043.500
2.Pauline Schäfer5.414.3005.80013.7005.313.50041.500
3.Diana Bulimar5.013.8505.50013.6005.713.95041.400
4.Anastasia Dmitrieva5.214.0005.60013.6005.613.00040.600
5.Ilaria Käslin5.013.7505.112.1005.90014.30040.150
6.Victoria Woo5.013.6005.512.9005.013.30039.800
7.Alexa Moreno5.013.9005.60012.2505.613.50039.650
8.Yuki Uchiyama5.013.6505.912.6005.313.25039.500
9.Enus Mariani5.013.5505.512.6505.30013.10039.300
10.Angelina Kysla5.013.9505.611.6005.612.30037.850
11.Raer Theaker5.014.1002.89.85023.950

Men's All-AroundFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1.Oleg Vernyayev7.015.5006.60014.9006.015.2007.116.20061.800
2.Kazuma Kaya6.815.3005.615.0506.414.7006.614.90059.950
3.Christian Baumann6.314.1005.214.2506.415.2506.114.70058.300
4.Oliver Hegi6.114.0005.214.6006.114.6006.514.80058.000
5.Andreas Bretschneider6.30013.9005.214.4006.413.3507.315.95057.600
6.Courtney Tulloch6.014.6505.713.7506.40014.8005.613.65056.850
7.Julien Gobaux6.113.8505.80013.7006.214.8005.413.85056.200
8.Daniel Corral6.114.5006.414.8505.80013.9006.012.30055.550
9.Enrico Pozzo5.613.0503.612.9505.514.2506.114.10054.350
10.Mikhail Kudashov6.013.8005.813.2505.614.6004.59.85051.500
11.Marius Berbecar3.810.6005.613.3506.213.8005.013.00050.750
12.Zachary Clay2.84.8504.850
Written by Amanda Turner    Saturday, 10 October 2015 12:45    PDF Print
Iordache Leads Romania to Victory in Italy
(2 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

Larisa Iordache led Romania to victory over Italy, Belgium and Spain on Saturday at the 2nd Novara Cup in Novara, Italy.

2012 Olympian Larisa Iordache led Romania to victory over Italy, Belgium and Spain on Saturday in Novara, Italy.

The Romanians' strength on vault — where they averaged above 14.70 — powered them over the host nation, 226.50-225.15. Belgium claimed third with 218.55, while Spain struggled to fourth (211.20).

Italy had the best team total on floor exercise, while Laura Waem led Belgium to first on uneven bars.

Iordache earned the highest score on every event to easily take the all-around title with 59.75. She had her highest scores on balance beam (ff, tucked full; RO two-foot layout; double turn; RO ff triple twist; 15.30) and vault (double-twisting Yurchenko, 15.00). She performed confidently on uneven bars Stalder-full to Maloney, back uprise pirouette to blind change, Jaeger; toe-on piked Tkatchev to Pak; Maloney-half; toe-full to stuck full-twisting double; 14.85) and on floor exercise (tucked and piked full-ins; triple twist; double pike; 14.60).

2012 Italian Olympian Carlotta Ferlito (56.30) took second all-around, edging teammate Elisa Meneghini (56.10).

Two-time Venezuelan Olympian Jessica López placed eighth all-around with the second-best score on uneven bars (14.60).

National uneven bars champion Martina Rizzelli suffered an injury last week, said Enrico Casella, Italy's national technical director. All seven of Italy's gymnasts in Novaro will go to Glasgow for the world championships beginning at the end of the month, he said.

2nd Novara Cup (Italy vs. Belgium/Romania/Spain)
October 10, 2015, Novara, Italy

1. Romania58.8554.4556.8556.35226.50
Larissa Iordache15.0014.8515.3014.60
Diana Bulimar14.1012.9014.2514.35
Laura Jurca14.8012.2013.8513.80
Ana Maria Ocolișan14.7012.8513.4513.60
Silvia Zarzu14.3512.1513.3012.85
Andreea Iridon13.8512.90
2. Italy56.7054.6556.6557.15225.15
Carlotta Ferlito14.2513.4514.6014.00
Elisa Meneghini14.4513.0514.2014.40
Enus Mariani13.9514.1013.8513.45
Vanessa Ferrari14.0013.3012.7014.20
Lara Mori13.5513.3512.6514.25
Tea Ugrin13.7512.7014.0012.55
Erika Fasana14.0013.8014.55
3. Belgium55.5055.4553.0554.55218.55
Lisa Verschueren13.8513.7513.3514.00
Rune Hermans13.8013.3513.5013.80
Gaelle Mys13.9013.1513.5513.50
Laura Waem13.6014.4512.6513.25
Chindy Vandenhole13.9513.9012.3513.20
Jelle Beullens11.0012.85
4. Spain54.8555.0049.8551.50211.20
Ana Pérez13.8513.7513.3012.75
Nora Fernández13.9013.1512.4513.05
Claudia Colom13.6013.3012.1012.90
Paula Raya13.3513.4511.7512.80
Natalia Ros13.5012.9512.0011.70
Roxana Popa14.50

1.Larissa Iordache5.815.006.314.856.515.306.014.6059.75
2.Carlotta Ferlito5.314.255.513.456.014.605.514.0056.30
3.Elisa Meneghini5.314.455.413.055.614.205.714.4056.10
4.Diana Bulimar5.014.105.712.905.714.255.714.3555.60
5.Enus Mariani5.013.955.814.105.313.855.313.4555.35
6.Lisa Verschueren5.013.855.513.755.313.355.514.0054.95
7.Laura Jurca5.814.805.312.205.513.855.713.8054.65
8.Jessica López14.7514.6012.8512.4554.65
9.Ana Maria Ocolișan5.814.705.612.855.613.455.613.6054.60
10.Rune Hermans5.013.805.513.355.413.505.513.8054.45
11.Vanessa Ferrari5.014.005.613.305.212.705.814.2054.20
12.Gaelle Mys5.013.905.113.155.613.555.413.5054.10
13.Laura Waem5.013.606.114.455.512.654.713.2553.95
14.Lara Mori5.013.555.613.355.212.655.714.2553.80
15.Ana Pérez5.013.855.713.755.213.305.512.7553.65
16.Chindy Vandenhole5.013.955.813.905.112.355.013.2053.40
17.Tea Ugrin5.013.755.812.705.614.005.412.5553.00
18.Silvia Zarzu5.814.355.012.155.513.305.612.8552.65
19.Nora Fernández5.013.905.
20.Claudia Colom5.013.605.813.305.
21.Paula Raya5.013.355.313.455.011.754.912.8051.35
22.Natalia Ros5.013.505.912.955.212.004.811.7050.15
23.Erika Fasana5.014.005.813.805.814.5542.35
24.Andreea Iridon5.713.855.712.9026.75
25.Jelle Beullens5.111.004.712.8523.85
26.Roxana Popa6.014.5014.50
Written by Amanda Turner    Monday, 21 September 2015 14:34    PDF Print
Brazilians Take Three Titles in Osijek
(3 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

Brazil bagged three gold medals as the World Challenge Cup in Osijek concluded Sunday in Croatia. Jade Barbosa won the beam title over Dorina Böczögő (Hungary) and Isabella Amado (Panama).

Brazil bagged three gold medals as the World Challenge Cup in Osijek concluded Sunday in Croatia.

The Brazilians, the hosts for next summer's Olympic Games, won three of the five gold medals on the second day of apparatus finals at the FIG event.

Two-time world bronze medalist Jade Barbosa won the beam title over two-time Olympian Dorina Böczögő (Hungary) and Isabella Amado (Panama). Barbosa, the top qualifier, confidently performed a Yurchenko mount (RO, layout on), RO to two-foot layout; full turn with leg horizontal; switch leap, back tuck (wobble); RO ff double pike (one step) to take the title (14.225; 5.8 Difficulty).

Puerto Rico's Paula Mejías, won who vault on Saturday, also won floor exercise with a triple turn and clean tumbling (2 1/2, front layout full; Arabian double front to stag jump; whip, double tuck). Since 2011, the 21-year-old Mejías has trained at Universal Gymnastics in Miami with María González, mother of U.S. Olympian Danell Leyva.

Tünde Csillag took a second silver for Hungary and Cuba's Marcia Vidiaux won the bronze.

Olympic champion Arthur Zanetti of Brazil proved unbeatable on still rings, earning the highest score of the day on his speciality (15.750/6.8 D). Ukrainian Olympian Igor Radivilov took second (15.425) over Great Britain's Courtney Tulloch (15.275).

Radivilov won the gold medal on men's vault, showing a very high Dragulescu and Tsukahara double pike. Japan's Wataru Tanigawa won the silver over former European champion Tomi Tuuha (Finland).

On high bar, Arthur Mariano brought Brazil its third gold medal. Argentinian Nicolas Cordoba took second, with Brazilian Caio Souza winning the bronze.

External Link: Official Website

2015 Osijek World Challenge Cup
September 20, Osijek, Croatia

Balance Beam FinalDENDScore
1.Jade Barbosa5.88.42514.225
2.Dorina Böczögő5.48.17513.575
3.Isabella Amado5.67.85013.450
4.Rebecca Tunney5.77.6000.113.200
5.Tjaša Kysselef5.27.92513.125
6.Ariana Orrego4.97.70012.600
7.Kitti Honti4.77.80012.500
8.Thauany Araújo5.76.67512.375

Women's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Paula Mejías5.58.05013.550
2.Tünde Csillag5.57.9000.113.300
2.Marcia Vidiaux5.67.70013.300
4.Simona Castro5.37.82513.125
5.Tjaša Kysselef4.68.17512.775
5.Ana Đerek5.07.8750.112.775
7.Dorina Böczögő5.77.2000.212.700
8.Tutya Yılmaz5.55.5500.110.950

Still Rings FinalDENDScore
1.Arthur Zanetti6.88.95015.750
2.Igor Radivilov6.78.72515.425
3.Courtney Tulloch6.88.47515.275
4.İbrahim Çolak6.78.27514.975
5.Ali Ramadan Abouelkass Zahran6.58.22514.725
6.Manrique Larduet6.77.97514.675
7.Lucas Bitencourt6.18.40014.500
8.Daniel Corral6.37.45013.750

Men's Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1.Igor Radivilov6.09.32515.32515.275
2.Wataru Tanigawa5.69.35014.95015.175
3.Tomi Tuuha5.69.47515.07514.863
4.Keisuke Ogura6.47.97514.37514.738
5.Manrique Larduet6.09.32515.32514.713
6.Dominick Cunningham5.69.07514.67514.563
7.Caio Souza6.08.0500.113.95014.375
8.Jorge Vega6.08.0500.113.95014.250

High Bar FinalDENDScore
1.Arthur Mariano6.48.57514.975
2.Nicolas Cordoba6.48.55014.950
3.Caio Souza6.38.55014.850
4.Marijo Možnik6.57.97514.475
5.Ashley Watson6.87.55014.350
6.Hidetaka Miyachi6.67.57514.175
7.Alexander Shatilov6.27.30013.500
8.David Vecsernyes5.96.27512.175
Written by Amanda Turner    Monday, 21 September 2015 11:07    PDF Print
Hambüchen, Seitz Extend National Streak
(4 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

Fabian Hambüchen won a record ninth national all-around title Saturday at the 2015 German Gymnastics Championships in Giessen, where Olympian Elisabeth Seitz won her fifth title.

Fabian Hambüchen won a record ninth national all-around title Saturday at the 2015 German Gymnastics Championships in Giessen, where Olympian Elisabeth Seitz won her fifth title.

Hambüchen, 27, handily won his ninth overall title with 88.100. The three-time Olympian had his high scores on floor exercise (15.450) amd parallel bars (15.050). He dropped off high bar on his layout Tkatchev, but still scored 14.550.

"I feel fit as a fiddle," Hambüchen said. "I'm right on schedule. Everything is going great toward the world championships."

Andreas Toba won the silver medal (84.950) over Christopher Jursch (83.250).

Two-time Olympic silver medalist Marcel Nguyen made a successful comeback from his knee injury. Nguyen competed four events in the all-around, capped by a high of 15.700 on parallel bars.

Seitz was sidelined earlier this year with a stress fracture in her foot, and had screws inserted to stabilize ther foot. She nevertheless returned to win her fifth consecutive all-around title in a close contest, scoring 55.800 to edge Pauline Schäfer by one tenth. Sophie Scheder won the bronze with 55.500.

"There year was terrible until the operation after the stress fracture in my foot, and then moving from Mannheim to Stuttgart," said Seitz, 21. "But it was a good thing I was able to show that I'm still here... and with two screws in my foot."

In Sunday's apparatus finals, Hambüchen continued his record-breaking ways with titles on floor exercise and high bar, his 37th and 38th German national titles, respectively.

Seitz added titles on uneven bars, where she mounted with a Maloney, back-uprise to immediate Ricna (Stalder-Tkatchev). Schäfer won vault and balance beam (beautiful side somi with 1/4 turn). Leah Griesser, fourth all-around, won floor exercise.

The German team will have one more test prior to the world championships, hosting Korea and Switzerland for a tri-meet on Oct. 10 in Dessau.

External Link: German Gymnastics Federation

2015 German Gymnastics Championships
Sept. 20-21, Giessen

Women's All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1.Elisabeth SeitzMTV 1843 Stuttgart e.V.13.45015.30013.25013.80055.800
2.Pauline SchäferTV Pflugscheid-Hixberg e.V.14.90013.65014.15013.00055.700
3.Sophie SchederTUS Chemnitz-Altendorf14.20014.05013.45013.80055.500
4.Leah GriesserTG Neureut13.30014.20013.55013.85054.900
5.Lisa Katharina HillMTV 1843 Stuttgart e.V.13.65014.35013.45013.15054.600
6.Sarah VossTZ DSHS Köln e.V.13.95012.85012.50013.15052.450
7.Pauline TratzTSV Rintheim14.10011.55011.90013.45051.000
8.Antonia AlickeTG Böckingen 1890 e.V.13.50012.55012.75012.10050.900
9.Marlene BindigDresdner SC 189813.25011.40012.10012.80049.550
10.Nicole FritzHeidenheimer Sportbund e.V.13.50010.80012.40012.20048.900
11.Annika GöttlerSSV Ulm 1846 e.V.12.80011.65012.40011.75048.600
12.Sonja FischerTuS Traunreut13.20010.75011.65011.65047.250
13.Sarina MaierTB Neckarhausen e.V.13.0009.75012.10012.15047.000
14.Elisa KuenHeidenheimer Sportbund e.V.12.75010.05012.50011.35046.650
15.Toska MarkgrafTV Planegg-Krailling13.00011.00010.25012.00046.250
16.Ruby Margaux van DijkMT 1861 Melsungen12.00012.3509.90011.60045.850
17.Natalie WolfgangSSV Ulm 1846 e.V.11.90010.65011.85011.35045.750
18.Lynn SchwäkeTSV Kronshagen 192413.15010.25011.00010.80045.200
19.Praw Ploy PhoemphunEintracht Frankfurt12.7005.70010.55011.95040.900
20.Kathrin FudickarTSV Kronshagen 192411.1005.80011.95010.35039.200
21.Nadja SchulzeSV Halle e.V.12.40012.400
22.Janine BergerSSV Ulm 1846 e.V.12.00012.000

Men's All-AroundFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1.Fabian HambüchenTSG Niedergirmes15.45013.90014.70014.45015.05014.55088.100
*Anton FokinUzbekistan14.40014.55014.50013.80013.95014.25085.450
2.Andreas TobaTK Hannover12.90013.80014.60014.20014.40015.05084.950
3.Christopher JurschSC Cottbus13.75014.10013.00012.60014.65015.15083.250
4.Andreas BretschneiderKTV Chemnitz14.05012.75014.80014.00014.85011.50081.950
5.Waldemar EichornTV Bous14.50014.20012.70013.00013.70013.80081.900
6.Helge LiebrichTV Wetzgau13.50014.05012.50014.30013.65013.15081.150
7.Felix PohlVfL Kirchheim unter Teck14.40011.35012.75014.10013.55014.10080.250
8.Philipp HerderSC Berlin14.00011.85012.85014.00014.95012.50080.150
9.Alexander MaierMTV Stuttgart13.55012.80012.90014.00013.55012.60079.400
10.Fabian LotzTSG Niedergirmes13.25013.25012.35012.80013.30013.75078.700
10.Brian GladowSC Berlin13.70013.25012.05012.40013.80013.50078.700
12.Florian LindnerKTV Chemnitz13.05011.40013.45014.00013.50011.00076.400
13.Johannes SchaalTV Wetzgau12.25012.90011.95013.20011.65012.55074.500
14.Thao Hoang VietSC Berlin13.15010.40014.10013.70011.60011.10074.050
15.Lasse GauchTSV Kronshagen13.80012.00010.05013.35012.45010.95072.600
15.Luca EhrmantrautTV Limbach11.80010.65011.25014.35011.95012.60072.600
17.Sebastian QuensellKieler MTV12.35013.15010.55012.55012.20011.60072.400
18.Stefan MiedlTSV Mühldorf13.20011.15011.90013.55012.6009.70072.100
19.Falk Daniel UhligTG Friesen Klafeld13.7009.95010.65013.10012.30012.20071.900
20.Nicolai UllrichTSV Weilheim12.10010.25012.30012.35012.65011.65071.300
21.Sebastian KrimmerMTV Stuttgart13.55014.40014.20013.50014.40070.050
22.Thore GauchTSV Kronshagen12.60011.2509.60011.35011.35011.45067.600
23.Matthias FahrigSV Halle13.80011.40014.95013.90011.75065.800
24.Marcel NguyenTSV Unterhaching 12.70014.80015.70014.60057.800
25.Sebastian BockKTV Chemnitz 9.10011.50014.10013.50048.200
*Eduard ShaulovUzbekistan14.55010.300 13.40038.250
26.Nico ErmertTV Freudenberg5.20012.40017.600
27.Ivan RittschikKTV Chemnitz 14.85014.850
* Guest competitor

Women's Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1.Pauline SchäferTV Pflugscheid-Hixberg e.V.5.49.50014.90014.650
2.Pauline TratzTSV Rintheim5.09.20014.20013.866
3.Nicole FritzHeidenheimer Sportbund e.V.4.69.06613.66613.466
4.Lynn SchwäkeTSV Kronshagen 19244.88.7660.113.46613.299
5.Sonja FischerTuS Traunreut4.48.96613.36613.199
6.Ruby Margaux van DijkMT 1861 Melsungen4.48.73313.13312.916

Uneven Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Elisabeth SeitzMTV 1843 Stuttgart e.V.6.68.86615.466
2.Sophie SchederTUS Chemnitz-Altendorf6.68.83315.433
3.Lisa Katharina HillMTV 1843 Stuttgart e.V.6.58.10014.600
4.Leah GriesserTG Neureut5.88.13313.933
5.Sarah VossTZ DSHS Köln e.V.5.07.86612.866
6.Pauline SchäferTV Pflugscheid-Hixberg e.V.5.17.26612.366

Balance Beam FinalDENDScore
1.Pauline SchäferTV Pflugscheid-Hixberg e.V.6.29.26615.466
2.Elisabeth SeitzMTV 1843 Stuttgart e.V.5.68.63314.233
3.Sophie SchederTUS Chemnitz-Altendorf5.57.76613.266
4.Leah GriesserTG Neureut5.18.06613.166
4.Antonia AlickeTG Böckingen 1890 e.V.5.18.06613.166
6.Lisa Katharina HillMTV 1843 Stuttgart e.V.5.08.03313.033

Women's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Leah GriesserTG Neureut5.48.30013.700
1.Marlene BindigDresdner SC 18984.98.80013.700
3.Pauline TratzTSV Rintheim5.38.36613.666
4.Elisabeth SeitzMTV 1843 Stuttgart e.V.5.38.16613.466
5.Pauline SchäferTV Pflugscheid-Hixberg e.V.5.67.43313.033
6.Sarah VossTZ DSHS Köln e.V.5.17.80012.900

Men's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Fabian HambüchenTSG Niedergirmes6.48.90015.300
2.Waldemar EichornTV Bous5.88.45014.250
3.Felix PohlVfL Kirchheim unter Teck6.08.22514.225
4.Lasse GauchTSV Kronshagen5.47.9250.213.125
5.Andreas BretschneiderKTV Chemnitz5.76.55012.250
6.Philipp HerderSC Berlin5.96.10012.000

Pommel Horse FinalDENDScore
1.Ivan RittschikKTV Chemnitz6.58.55015.050
2.Sebastian KrimmerMTV Stuttgart6.09.02515.025
3.Helge LiebrichTV Wetzgau5.28.07513.275
4.Waldemar EichornTV Bous6.56.52513.025
5.Christopher JurschSC Cottbus5.46.30011.700
6.Fabian HambüchenTSG Niedergirmes4.96.07510.975

Still Rings FinalDENDScore
1.Marcel NguyenTSV Unterhaching6.18.95015.050
2.Andreas BretschneiderKTV Chemnitz6.38.52514.825
3.Fabian HambüchenTSG Niedergirmes5.98.80014.700
4.Thao Hoang VietSC Berlin6.18.25014.350
5.Andreas TobaTK Hannover6.47.92514.325
5.Florian LindnerKTV Chemnitz6.38.02514.325

Men's Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1.Matthias FahrigSV Halle5.69.42515.02514.887
2.Luca EhrmantrautTV Limbach5.28.82514.02513.625
3.Christopher JurschSC Cottbus5.28.9500.513.65013.375
4.Thao Hoang VietSC Berlin5.28.87514.07513.262
5.Helge LiebrichTV Wetzgau5.28.87514.07512.937
6.Falk Daniel UhligTG Friesen Klafeld4.48.75013.15012.375

Parallel Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Marcel NguyenTSV Unterhaching6.78.42515.125
2.Andreas BretschneiderKTV Chemnitz6.68.27514.875
3.Christopher JurschSC Cottbus5.88.95014.750
4.Fabian HambüchenTSG Niedergirmes6.07.87513.875
5.Philipp HerderSC Berlin6.17.37513.475
6.Andreas TobaTK Hannover5.87.05012.850

High Bar FinalDENDScore
1.Fabian HambüchenTSG Niedergirmes7.38.60015.900
2.Christopher JurschSC Cottbus6.58.55015.050
3.Andreas TobaTK Hannover6.68.30014.900
4.Marcel NguyenTSV Unterhaching6.18.07514.175
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Written by Amanda Turner    Saturday, 19 September 2015 13:25    PDF Print
British Bag Two Gold Medals in Osijek
(2 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

Great Britain claimed two gold medals Saturday as the World Challenge Cup in Osijek continued in Croatia.

Two-time Olympic medalist Louis Smith nailed his pommel horse routine for the gold medal. Smith, whose marathon routine merited a 6.9 in Difficulty, scored 15.550 to take the title over Croatia's Robert Seligman (14.850) and Ukrainian Andrii Sienichkin (14.700).

World championships finalist Ruby Harrold (Great Britain) won uneven bars with her noted routine (Maloney to Bhardwaj; Maloney-half immediate Zuchold transition; Jaeger; double front with one step).

Croatia's Robert Seligman and Žiga Šilc

Finland's Annika Urvikko (Shaposhnikova to bail; elgrip to piked Jaeger; double front from elgrip) won the silver medal over Brazilian Thauany Araújo (Maloney to bail; Gienger; Tkatchev; double front).

Puerto Rico's Paula Mejias won the gold medal on women's vault with a double-twisting Tsukahara (very clean form) and tucked Rudi. Hungarian Boglarka Devai (double-twisting Yurchenko and Tsukahara full) placed second over Chile's Franchesca Santi (double

Top qualifier Marcia Vidiaux (Cuba) landed in sixth place after badly underrotating both her double-twisting Tsukahara and layout Rudi (fall). Both vaults were downgraded in difficulty value.

Israel's Artyom Dolgopat won a close floor exercise final, where all three medalists finished within a tenth of each other. The Ukrainian-born Dolgopat tumbled a Randi; double-double; 1 1/2 to double-twisting front; Thomas, 2 1/2, front full; triple twist for 14.800.

Croatia's Žiga Šilc took second (whip-half, double front; double-twisting front to front full; tucked full-in; layout Thomas; 1 /2 to Rudi; 2 1/2 twist) over Mexico's Daniel Corral. Corral, most known for his pommel horse work, worked a long flair sequence into his routine with very clean tumbling (piked double front; piked Arabian double front; 2 1/2 barani; Arabian double front).

World medalist Alexander Shatilov (Israel) had the most difficulty of the field with 6.8, but finished fourth after landing out of bounds on his second pass of 3 1/2 to punch front.

Ukrainian star Oleg Vernyayev won parallel bars with the highest score of the competition so far, 16.050. Vernyayev, just eighth in qualification, was back in world champion form. He performed his 7.2-D routine very cleanly except for an overarched handstand prior to his stuck dismount of double front-half.

Turkey's Ferhat Arıcan claimed the silver, edging Japan's Hidetaka Miyachi, 15.250-15.225.

Competition concludes Sunday in Osijek with the remaining events.

External Link: Official Website

2015 Osijek World Challenge Cup
September 19, Osijek, Croatia

Women's Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1.Paula Mejias6.08.37514.37514.125
2.Boglarka Devai5.88.47514.27514.088
3.Franchesca Santi5.88.4000.114.10013.988
4.Nancy Mohamed Taman5.09.00014.00013.763
5.Valērija Grišāne4.69.02513.62513.525
6.Marcia Vidiaux5.58.42513.92513.525
7.Ana Đerek5.38.90014.20013.475
8.Teja Belak5.38.47513.77513.338

Uneven Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Ruby Harrold6.37.82514.125
2.Annika Urvikko5.57.77513.275
3.Thauany Araújo5.57.67513.175
4.Ariana Orrego5.37.72513.025
5.Barbora Mokošová5.36.85012.150
6.Simona Castro4.97.12512.025
7.Marcia Vidiaux5.06.77511.775
8.Teja Belak4.27.17511.375

Men's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Artyom Dolgopyat6.58.30014.800
2.Žiga Šilc6.08.77514.775
3.Daniel Corral6.48.32514.725
4.Alexander Shatilov6.88.1750.314.675
5.Misha Koudinov6.08.40014.400
6.Tomas Kuzmickas6.37.52513.825
7.Jorge Vega6.87.02513.825
8.Rikii Hoshino6.46.2250.312.325

Pommel Horse FinalDENDScore
1.Louis Smith6.98.65015.550
2.Robert Seligman6.48.45014.850
3.Andrii Sienichkin6.08.70014.700
4.Donna-Donny Truyens6.18.40014.500
5.Slavomir Michnak6.18.20014.300
6.Leonardo Kusan5.88.27514.075
7.Oleg Vernyayev6.86.85013.650
8.Hidetaka Miyachi5.87.32513.125

Parallel Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Oleg Vernyayev7.28.85016.050
2.Ferhat Arıcan6.68.65015.250
3.Hidetaka Miyachi6.68.62515.225
4.Caio Souza6.58.65015.150
5.Ashley Watson6.58.57515.075
6.Kenta Chiba6.48.02514.425
7.Ahmet Onder6.57.50014.000
8.Alen Dimic5.97.07512.975

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