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Written by Amanda Turner    Sunday, 10 July 2016 05:50    PDF Print
Scheder, Toba Lead German Olympic Squads
(3 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

National champions Sophie Scheder (TuS Chemnitz-Altendorf) and Andreas Toba (TK Hannover) lead Germany's team to the Olympic Games after winning the German Olympic Trials, held Saturday in Frankfurt.

National champions Sophie Scheder (TuS Chemnitz-Altendorf) and Andreas Toba (TK Hannover) lead Germany's team to the Olympic Games after winning the German Olympic Trials, held Saturday in Frankfurt.

The German Gymnastics Federation announced the 2016 Olympic teams on Sunday. Scheder will be joined by Tabea Alt (MTV Ludwigsburg), Kim Bui (MTV Stuttgart), Pauline Schäfer (TuS Chemnitz-Altendorf), and Elisabeth Seitz (MTV Stuttgart). Pauline Tratz (TSV Rintheim/TG KA Söllingen) will serve as team alternate. Bui and Seitz competed at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Fabian Hambüchen, carrying the flag for Germany at the 2015 European Games, heads to his fourth Olympic Games.

"We have a very strong and balanced team," said women's team coach Ulla Koch. "Our goal is clear: We want to reach the team final and several individual finals. If we are concentrated and focused, we will accomplish this."

The men's team consists of Toba, Andreas Bretschneider (KTV Chemnitz), Lukas Dauser (TSV Unterhaching), Fabian Hambüchen (TSG Wetzlar-Niedergirmes) and Marcel Nguyen (TSV Unterhaching). Philipp Herder (SC Berlin) is the alternate.

"With this team, we have opportunities for Olympic finals in the individual events as well as in the all-around and with the team," said men's team coach Andreas Hirsch. "I am convinced that these guys will deliver a strong performance in Rio."

On Saturday, Scheder and Toba repeated their rankings from the recent German championships, June 25-26 in Hamburg, which served as the first part of Germany's selection process for the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Germany qualified full men's and women's teams to Rio.

The top five women in Frankfurt all made the team, with all five improving their all-around scores from Hamburg. Scheder tallied 58.066, a personal best, with highs of 15.333 (6.6 Difficulty) on uneven bars and 14.700 (5.6D) on balance beam.

Seitz, the all-around silver medalist in Hamburg, once again took second. She had the top score on uneven bars (15.466/6.6D), going for an easier routine than the 6.8-Difficulty she showed in Hamburg finals.

Bui, fourth in Hamburg, moved up to third place, also with a new best in the all around (57.266). Bui, returning from yet another ACL injury, was proud of her placement. "Many have no hope I could do it," she said. "For me everything was just perfect."

Toba is the son of Marius Toba, who competed for Romania at the 1988 Olympic Games and Germany in 1996 and 2000.

Nine-time national champion Hambüchen, the youngest German athlete at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, will head to his fourth consecutive Olympic Games as the most decorated of the German squad. He competed three events each in Hamburg and Frankfurt due to a shoulder injury, but earned the highest score of the meet on Saturday with his 16.00 on high bar.

Nguyen, the all-around and parallel bars silver medalist at the 2012 Olympics, scored 15.975 on parallel bars on Saturday. He is returning for his third consecutive Olympics.

In Rio, the German men compete in the second of three subdivisions during qualification, while the women compete in the third of five sessions.

External Link: German Gymnastics Federation

2016 German Olympic Trials
July 9, Frankfurt

Women's All-AroundTotal
1.Sophie SchederTUS Chemnitz-Altendorf58.066
2.Elisabeth SeitzMTV 1843 Stuttgart e.V.57.498
3.Kim BuiMTV 1843 Stuttgart e.V.57.266
4.Pauline SchäferTUS Chemnitz-Altendorf57.099
5.Tabea AltMTV 1846 Ludwigsburg e.V.57.065
6.Sarah VossTZ DSHS Köln53.799
7Leah GriesserTG Neureut53.798
8Michelle TimmSportclub Berlin e.V.53.299
9Pauline TratzTSV Rintheim52.866
10Maike EnderleTSV Weingarten52.798
11Carina KröllTSV Berkheim e.V.52.466
12Amélie FöllingerTSG Hassloch e.V.51.832
13Nadja SchulzeSV Halle e.V.51.598

Men's All-AroundFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1.Andreas TobaTK Hannover5.714.4256.014.5256.415.0755.614.5506.114.6006.514.90088.075
2.Marcel NguyenTSV Unterhaching6.014.7505.213.2756.415.4255.613.2256.915.9756.514.10086.750
3.Andreas BretschneiderKTV Chemnitz6.014.9754.813.2255.814.6255.214.5255.714.7006.613.95086.000
4.Lukas DauserTSV Unterhaching5.814.1755.613.3505.914.5255.614.0506.715.6755.814.12585.900
5.Philipp HerderSC Berlin6.214.7755.613.9506.014.6755.214.0256.415.1505.411.97584.550
6.Sebastian KrimmerMTV Stuttgart5.513.7256.414.6255.113.4755.214.0006.113.1756.014.62583.625
7.Christopher JurschSC Cottbus5.613.8755.812.3505.113.5505.214.0755.814.6756.814.80083.325
8.Waldemar EichornTV Bous6.014.4006.414.2255.112.8504.413.0005.714.0006.513.82582.300
9.Florian LindnerKTV Chemnitz5.212.4005.613.3256.514.5755.213.9755.513.9255.413.47581.675
10.Ivan RittschikKTV Chemnitz5.613.7507.114.0255.313.5004.413.3505.612.8006.213.75081.175
11.Nils DunkelMTV Erfurt5.511.6755.813.1506.214.2755.212.4506.014.3255.313.20079.075
12.Matthias FahrigSV Halle7.014.7005.010.9755.615.1256.214.2505.412.10067.150
13.Fabian HambüchenTSG Niedergirmes6.215.2005.613.1257.316.00044.325

International Gymnast magazine's features on German gymnasts include:

"Shooting Star" - Tabea Alt profile (May 2015)

"Tough Lesson" - Janine Berger interview (October 2012)

Kim Bui interview (April 2013)

Maike Enderle profile (September 2014)

"Renaissance Man" – Fabian Hambüchen cover story (December 2013)

"New View from the Top" - Lisa Katharina Hill profile (July/August 2013)

"Leaps and Bounds for Germany" - Nadine Jarosch profile (January/February 2012)

"Silver Streak" - Marcel Nguyen interview (November 2012)

"Quick Chat: Pauline Schäfer" (January/February 2015)

"Calm, Clean Style" - Sophie Scheder profile (December 2013)

"Seizing the Moment" - Elisabeth Seitz interview (July/August 2011)

To order back issues, or subscribe to the print and/or digital edition of International Gymnast magazine, click here.

Written by dwight normile    Friday, 08 July 2016 21:52    PDF Print
A Shaky Biles Takes Lead at U.S. Olympic Trials
(11 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

By her own standards, Simone Biles had a horrible meet on day one of the U.S. Olympic Trials in San Jose, Calif., Friday. And in her wake was a re-ranking musical chairs after the P&G Championships in St. Louis two weeks ago. Yes, Biles took the midway lead with 61.85, but Lauren Hernandez climbed to second, just 1.0 behind. And anyone who finishes within a point of Biles has a legitimate chance against the three-time world all-around champion.

Aly Raisman slipped to third with 59.95, and MyKayla Skinner, 10th in St. Louis, skyrocketed to fourth with 59.45. Ragan Smith, eighth at the P&Gs, also improved to fifth (58.70). With the added pressure of the situation, is the cream rising to the top?

Madison Kocian had another strong night, but dropped from fifth to sixth (58.60), but her tie for first on bars with Ashton Locklear (15.75) was the most important routine for her. It's also the event that ushered Gabby Douglas onto the 2011 World Championships team and led to her Cinderella story at the London Olympics.

Four years later, one wonders if the clock has struck midnight for the defending Olympic all-around champion. Douglas hit bars in San Jose but fell off beam on a full turn with one leg at horizontal. She ranked sixth on floor, where her routine includes an incompatible tucked full-in to back tuck. And after saying in St. Louis that she planned to vault an Amanar at trials, she stayed with a Yurchenko-double twist. Douglas dropped from fourth at P&Gs to seventh (58.55), and that's only because Maggie Nichols also fell off beam (side aerial) to score 58.25 for eighth. Both are trending the wrong way.

Biles, who has long spoiled fans with her consistent excellence, could have been better on every event. She took a large step on her Amanar and barely completed her Cheng vault. On bars she repeated the leg separation after her Weiler kip that had marred her routine in St. Louis, and on beam, her 2.5 wolf turn quickly morphed into one of those contorted sit spins one might see in figure skating. And even though she won floor (15.70), the landings on all of her landings were unsteady. That said, her effort still would probably be enough to win the all-around gold in Rio.

Hernandez had a hiccup on beam when her second layout step-out was slightly under rotated, but she saved it and actually won the event with 15.50. She also covered a mistake on bars, when her Endo-pirouette came up short of the handstand. But the rest of her night was polished and most likely cemented her spot on the team, especially after hitting so well in St. Louis.

For people predicting that only one berth is up for grabs—with Biles, Raisman, Hernandez and Douglas as locks—that scenario might have changed after the first night in San Jose. There is still the perceived competition between Kocian and Locklear for their bars prowess, but much will be riding on the Sunday performances of Douglas, Nichols, Skinner and Smith.

Yes, bars is what may eventually send Douglas to Rio—she ranked third there tonight with 15.10—but her other events lacked confidence and stability.

Douglas, and every other competitor with a shot at an Olympic team berth, will have one more chance on Sunday to prove why she deserves it.

Written by Amanda Turner    Sunday, 03 July 2016 19:51    PDF Print
Turkey Takes Seven Titles in Mersin
(1 vote, average 5.00 out of 5)

The host nation won seven of 10 titles on Sunday at the 2016 FIG World Challenge Cup in Mersin.

The competition is the first World Cup event held in Turkey, and was held at Mersin Gymnastics Hall, constructed for the 2013 Mediterranean Games in Mersin.

The event, the final World Cup competition before the Olympic Games, attracted a small field of gymnasts from Austria, Azerbaijan, Colombia, Hong Kong, Iran, Jordan and Uzbekistan. All gymnasts advanced to Sunday's apparatus finals, as eight or fewer gymnasts competed each event in qualification.

Turkish gymnasts picked up two titles in the women's event. 2016 Olympic qualifier Tutya Yılmaz won the gold medal on balance beam, showing excellent difficulty and flexibility (ff, piked full; switch leap, gainer layout; RO, double pike; 6.2D). 2012 Olympian Göksu Üçtaş Şanli won floor exercise.

Uzbekistan's Oksana Chusovitina delivered the most impressive performance of the day en route the vault title. The 41-year-old Chusovitina, headed to her seventh Olympic Games, landed her handspring double front (low but stood up) and double-twisting Tsukahara vaults for a 15.325 average.

Austria's Lisa Ecker won four medals: silvers on vault and floor exercise, and bronze on uneven bars and balance beam.

Colombia's Catalina Escobar won uneven bars (Jaeger; Pak; Maloney to bail; Arabian double front).

In the men's competition, Colombian Jossimar Calvo medalled on every event. Calvo claimed the gold on pommel horse, silver medals on floor exercise, still rings, parallel bars and high bar, and the bronze medal on vault.

Turkish gymnasts claimed gold on the other five events: Ferhat Arıcan (floor exercise and parallel bars), İbrahim Çolak (still rings), Ahmet Önder (vault) and Ümit Şamiloğlu (high bar).

The final World Cup event of 2016 is scheduled for Szombathely, Hungary, in October.

External Link: Official Website

2016 FIG World Challenger Cup
July 3, Mersin, Turkey

Women's Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1.Oksana Chusovitina7.08.60015.60015.325
2.Lisa Ecker5.08.90013.90013.750
3.Catalina Escobar5.08.90013.90013.675
4.Demet Mutlu5.08.95013.95013.475
5.Tsz Sum Elizabeth Chan5.07.6500.112.55012.825

Uneven Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Catalina Escobar5.48.50013.900
2.Demet Mutlu5.28.30013.500
3.Lisa Ecker5.17.80012.900
4.Oksana Chusovitina3.38.30011.600
5.Tutya Yılmaz3.56.4509.950
6.Tsz Sum Elizabeth Chan0.87.8004.04.600

Balance Beam FinalDENDScore
1.Tutya Yılmaz6.27.70013.900
2.Oksana Chusovitina5.38.20013.500
3.Lisa Ecker5.57.65013.150
4.Catalina Escobar5.07.25012.250
5.Çağla Altundemİr4.76.20010.900
6.Tsz Sum Elizabeth Chan3.66.1009.700

Women's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Göksu Üçtaş Şanli5.28.25013.450
2.Lisa Ecker5.57.80013.300
3.Catalina Escobar5.08.05013.050
4.Tutya Yılmaz5.17.25012.350
5.Tsz Sum Elizabeth Chan4.06.6500.410.250

Men's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Ferhat Arıcan6.28.15014.350
2.Jossimar Calvo6.37.90014.200
3.Ahmet Önder6.37.80014.100
4.Majdi Al-Hmood5.87.40013.200
5.Murad Agharzayev6.16.9000.312.700

Pommel Horse FinalDENDScore
1.Jossimar Calvo6.58.35014.850
2.Ferhat Arıcan6.58.00014.500
3.Ahmad Abu Al Soud5.58.05013.550
4.Murad Agharzayev5.27.25012.450
5.Adham Alsqour5.66.05011.650
6.İsa Hamaratcilar4.96.70011.600

Still Rings FinalDENDScore
1.İbrahim Çolak6.78.85015.550
2.Jossimar Calvo6.27.90014.100
3.Reza Farnia6.27.80014.000
4.Adham Alsqour5.58.05013.550
5.Yunus Emre Gündoğdu5.77.70013.400
6.Majdi Al-Hmood4.58.75013.250
7.Murad Agharzayev4.97.50012.400

Men's Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1.Ahmet Önder5.68.95014.55014.350
2.Jim Man Hin5.68.9000.114.40014.225
3.Jossimar Calvo5.68.80014.40014.025
4.Ferhat Arıcan5.67.50013.10013.700
5.Daniel Robert Lucas4.48.95013.35013.675
6.Majdi Al-Hmood4.48.85013.25013.100
7.Murad Agharzayev5.28.60013.80013.075
8.Yazan Abandeh5.67.6000.113.10012.075

Parallel Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Ferhat Arıcan6.98.70015.600
2.Jossimar Calvo6.88.70015.500
3.Ahmet Önder6.48.65015.050
4.Majdi Al-Hmood5.48.30013.700
5.Adham Alsqour6.27.45013.650
6.Reza Farnia5.57.75013.250
7.Jim Man Hin5.08.20013.200
8.Murad Agharzayev4.58.20012.700

High Bar FinalDENDScore
1.Ümit Şamiloğlu6.58.70015.200
2.Jossimar Calvo6.78.25014.950
3.Ahmet Önder5.98.45014.350
4.Adham Alsqour5.87.45013.250
5.Yazan Abandeh4.07.70011.700
6.Murad Agharzayev4.76.90011.600
Written by Amanda Turner    Sunday, 03 July 2016 13:22    PDF Print
Ablyazin Takes Three Titles at Russian Cup
(1 vote, average 5.00 out of 5)

Denis Ablyazin won three event titles in apparatus finals as the 2016 Russian Cup concluded this weekend in Penza. Pictured: Ablyazin with co-still rings champion Nikita Ignatyev

Denis Ablyazin (Penza) won three event titles in apparatus finals as the 2016 Russian Cup, held Saturday and Sunday in Penza.

Ablyazin won gold medals on his three specialities: floor exercise (15.600), still rings (14.700) and vault (15.350 average). He shared the rings title with Nikita Ignatyev (Leninsk-Kuznetsky). Ablyazin, the 2014 world champion on floor exercise, opted for an easier routine on still rings due to a cold.

"Because of the cold I wasn't strong enough to do everything on the rings," Ablyazin said. "Overall today everything went as planned. I have some kind of virus, but that's all right, I'm recovering. I showed my Olympic program (on floor exercise) and won't change anything."

All-around champion Nikolai Kuksenkov (Vladimir) won pommel horse, while Ivan Stretovich (Novosibirsk) won parallel bars and high bar.

World vault champion Maria Paseka (Moscow) crashed her Cheng Fei but stood up her Amanar (15.667) to take the vault title. Penza's own Natalia Kapitonova won uneven bars (15.033), with co-world champion Daria Spiridonova (Moscow) placing third behind all-around champion Angelina Melnikova (Voronezh).

Melnikova won the balance beam title (15.400) and Saint Petersburg's Lilia Akhaimova won floor exercise. Aliya Mustafina (Moscow) scratched the finals on balance beam and floor exercise.

Coaches said they remain hopeful for the recovery of two-time Olympian Ksenia Afanasyeva, who is sorely needed on floor exercise. Afanasyeva had scar tissue cleaned out of her ankle in Munich several weeks ago, and the German surgeon will travel to Moscow next week for to evaluate her chance of returning in time.

"He will examine her and tell us whether Afanasyeva will be able to compete floor exercise," coach Valentina Rodionenko said. "But so far no decision has been made on it. The question of her participation in the Olympic Games in Rio will be resolved within one to two weeks. Everything will depend on what the doctor has to say."

The Russian gymnastics delegations plan to leave for Rio de Janeiro on July 24.

External Link: Russian Gymnastics Federation

2016 Russian Cup
July 2-3, Penza

Women's Vault FinalVault 1Vault 2Average
1.Maria PasekaMoscow14.06715.66714.867
2.Seda TutkhalyanMoscow14.86714.60014.734
3.Tatiana NabiyevaSaint Petersburg14.56713.90014.234
4.Anastasia DmitriyevaTolyatti13.86714.40014.134
5.Anastasia SidorovaRostov-on-Don14.43313.40013.917
6.Yulia BiryulyaLeninsk-Kuznetsky14.10013.46713.784
7.Lilia AkhaimovaSaint Petersburg14.16713.36713.767
8.Daria LopatinaNizhnekamsk13.66713.00013.334

Uneven Bars FinalScore
1.Natalia KapitonovaPenza15.333
2.Angelina MelnikovaVoronezh15.033
3.Daria SpiridonovaMoscow14.933
4.Seda TutkhalyanMoscow14.600
5.Yevgenia ShelgunovaZvenigorod / Alatyr13.833
6.Daria SkrypnikKrasnodar13.400
7.Tatiana NabiyevaSaint Petersburg12.333
8.Lilia AkhaimovaSaint Petersburg11.767

Balance Beam FinalScore
1.Angelina MelnikovaVoronezh15.400
2.Seda TutkhalyanMoscow13.967
3.Yevgenia ShelgunovaZvenigorod / Alatyr13.867
4.Daria MikhaylovaMoscow13.267
4.Polina FyodorovaCheboksary13.267
6.Anastasia SidorovaRostov-on-Don13.067
7.Anastasia DmitriyevaTolyatti13.033
8.Tatiana NabiyevaSaint Petersburg12.533

Women's Floor Exercise FinalScore
1.Lilia AkhaimovaSaint Petersburg14.367
2.Natalia KapitonovaPenza13.867
3.Angelina MelnikovaVoronezh13.733
4.Yevgenia ShelgunovaZvenigorod / Alatyr13.500
5.Anastasia SidorovaRostov-on-Don13.433
6.Seda TutkhalyanMoscow13.133
7.Anastasia DmitriyevaTolyatti12.633
8.Daria SkrypnikKrasnodar11.800

Men's Floor Exercise FinalScore
1.Denis AblyazinPenza / Moscow15.600
2.Nikita IgnatyevLeninsk-Kuznetsky / Novosibirsk14.900
3.Nikolai KuksenkovVladimir14.767
4.Mikhail KudashovChelyabinsk14.500
5.Alexei RostovVladimir14.400
5.Artur DalaloyanMoscow14.400
7.Kirill ProkopyevVladimir / Smolensk13.200
8.Valentin StarikovSizran13.100

Pommel Horse FinalScore
1.Vladislav PolyashovCheboksary15.000
2.Ivan StretovichNovosibirsk / Zvenigorod14.767
3.Sergei DanilenkoChelyabinsk14.167
3.Nikita IgnatyevLeninsk-Kuznetsky / Novosibirsk14.167
5.Grigory ZyryanovLeninsk-Kuznetsky / Novosibirsk13.800
6.Sergei YeltsovAstrakhan13.667
7.Alexei BogdanovVladimir13.533
8.Nikita NagornyyMoscow / Rostov-on-Don12.967

Still Rings FinalScore
1.Denis AblyazinPenza / Moscow14.700
1.Nikita IgnatyevLeninsk-Kuznetsky / Novosibirsk14.700
3.Nikolai KuksenkovVladimir14.633
4.Ilya KibartasVladimir14.200
5.Dmitry LankinMoscow / Rostov-on-Don13.833
5.Kirill PotapovTomsk13.833
7.Daniil KazachkovNovosibirsk / Penza13.667
8.Vladislav PolyashovCheboksary12.467

Men's Vault FinalScore
1.Denis AblyazinPenza / Moscow15.46715.23315.350
2.Mikhail KudashovChelyabinsk14.70014.30014.500
3.Dmitry LankinMoscow / Rostov-on-Don13.76714.93314.350
3.Viktor BritanChelyabinsk14.43314.26714.350
5.Andrei MakolovTolyatti13.56714.53314.050
6.Alexei KozlovMoscow14.20013.83314.017
7.Konstantin KuzovkovKorolev14.16712.96713.567

Parallel Bars FinalScore
1.Ivan StretovichNovosibirsk / Zvenigorod14.933
2.Artur DalaloyanMoscow14.800
3.Dmitry LankinMoscow / Rostov-on-Don14.567
4.Nikita NagornyyMoscow / Rostov-on-Don14.533
5.Vladislav PolyashovCheboksary14.500
6.Andrei LagutovLeninsk-Kuznetsky14.033
7.Andrei CherkasovLeninsk-Kuznetsky / Novosibirsk14.000
8.Valentin StarikovSizran12.800

High Bar FinalScore
1.Ivan StretovichNovosibirsk / Zvenigorod14.600
2.Alexei RostovVladimir14.400
3.Vladislav PolyashovCheboksary14.167
4.Nikita NagornyyMoscow / Rostov-on-Don14.100
5.Valentin StarikovSizran13.867
6.Nikolai KovinovSyzran / Penza13.800
6.Nikita IgnatyevLeninsk-Kuznetsky / Novosibirsk13.800
8.Daniil KazachkovNovosibirsk / Penza13.633
Written by Amanda Turner    Saturday, 02 July 2016 19:30    PDF Print
Iordache, Muntean Win Romanian Nationals
(2 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

Larisa Iordache and Andrei Muntean (both of Dinamo Bucharest) won the all-around titles at the 69th Romanian Gymnastics Championships, held Friday and Saturday in Cluj. PIctured: Iordache with silver medalist Ioana Crișan and bronze medalist Carmen Glăvan

Larisa Iordache and Andrei Muntean (both of Dinamo Bucharest) won the all-around titles at the 69th Romanian Gymnastics Championships, held Friday and Saturday in Cluj.

Iordache made a triumphant comeback to competition, four months after suffering a hand injury that required surgery. She captured her fourth national title with 56.933. She showed easier routines than her usual sets and was scored generously. She earned her two lowest scores on vault (Yurchenko full; 14.133) and uneven bars (Maloney-half; Jaeger; Tkatchev-Pak; Maloney; toe-on full to full-twisting double with spot from coach though no deduction taken; 13.200). She had her best scores on balance beam (ff, two-foot layout; double turn; switch leap, switch half; side somi; RO, ff, 2 1/2; 15.100) and floor exercise (triple twist; double tuck; 2 1/2; double pike; 14.500).

The women's competition featured both juniors and seniors together, as injuries and retirements have decimated the senior squad. Junior Ioana Crișan (CNS Cetate Deva) won the all-around silver (56.699) over Carmen Glăvan of CS Farul Constanta (55.866).

Denisa Golgotă, who won the Junior European championship on floor exercise last month, finished fourth all-around and had the top score on floor with 14.700.

Two-time Olympian Cătălina Ponor (CS Farul Constanta), who along with Iordache is in contention for Romania's sole Olympic spot, competed three events. She shockingly fell from balance beam on her double turn, one of the only times she has ever fallen in 13 years of senior competition. She scored 14.533 on floor exercise after struggling on her landings on floor exercise (double layout; two whips to piked full-in; triple twist; double pike).

Muntean, the 2012 and 2014 champion, won his third all-around title with 85.666. Cristian Bățagă (CSM Bistrita), the 2013 and 2015 champion, won the silver a few tenths behind (85.432). Vlad Cotuna (CSA Steaua Bucharest) won the bronze with 83.699.

Marian Drăgulescu (Steaua Bucharest), who qualified to the Olympic Games thanks to his silver medal on vault at last year's world championships, competed three events. He qualified second to the finals on floor exercise (14.900) and vault (14.775).

Swiss gymnasts David Fürst and Emanuel Schuter, coached by Romanian Nicuşor Pascu, competed as guests.

Competition concludes Sunday with the apparatus finals.

External Link: Romanian Gymnastics Federation

69th Romanian Gymnastics Championships
July 1-2, 2016, Cluj

Women's TeamVTUBBBFXTotal
1.CS Farul Constanta42.69938.86643.09942.699167.363
Carmen Glăvan14.03313.40014.13314.30055.866
Maria Holbură13.66613.50014.60013.86655.632
Cătălina Ponor15.00014.36614.53343.899
Ariadna Stanciu11.96611.966
2.CNS Cetate Deva42.96638.23242.33342.866166.397
Carmen Ghiciuc13.90012.96613.90013.96654.732
Denisa Golgotă15.00011.86613.40014.70054.966
Ioana Crișan14.06613.40015.03314.20056.699
3.CSA Steaua Bucharest40.99933.50041.46539.999155.963
Diana Mandrea12.3338.40012.83312.73346.299
Alexia Borascu13.8339.80013.06612.70049.399
Andreea Ciurusniuc13.63313.50014.13313.40054.666
Camelia Anghel13.53310.20014.26613.86651.865
4.CSM Onesti39.69933.79939.50040.399153.397
Teodora Manolache12.4669.86611.80013.20047.332
Coleen Tataru12.6669.63312.70012.76647.765
Silvia Zarzu13.73313.23313.80013.73354.499
Ioana Oprea13.30010.70013.00013.46650.466

1.CS Dinamo Bucharest41.56639.69942.96642.20043.00040.066249.497
Robert Ghiuzan13.06612.40013.25011.93312.50063.149
Andrei Ursache13.90013.16613.70013.85014.00012.60081.216
Andrei Muntean14.60013.10015.06615.10014.30013.50085.666
Andrei Groza13.43314.20014.70013.96656.299
2.CSM Bistrita40.00039.63241.46642.50041.46538.333243.396
Laurențiu Nistor13.00013.70013.13313.80014.03311.00078.666
Bogdan Necsa12.90010.53313.53313.90011.96611.70074.532
Cristian Bățagă14.10013.96614.80014.60014.36613.60085.432
Daniel Rădeanu11.96614.00013.06613.03352.065
3.CSA Steaua Bucharest42.03337.20036.36640.30040.26637.933234.098
Cristian Anghel12.43310.80010.50012.35011.56611.20068.849
Beniamin Cristea11.33312.70011.60011.45013.20012.20072.483
Vlad Cotuna14.70013.70014.26612.90015.50012.63383.699
Marian Drăgulescu14.90015.05013.10043.050
4.CSS Dinamo37.50036.39934.56637.05036.06634.566216.147
Gabriel Petrache11.83312.23310.63311.65012.1338.43366.915
Luca Moroianu12.00011.0669.10010.75010.66610.00063.582
Andrei Gula13.20011.86611.70013.85011.33312.50074.449
Liviua Ionita12.30012.30012.23311.55012.60012.06673.049
5.LPS Bistrita37.93333.13334.59937.20035.26633.900212.031
Razvan Marc12.40010.10011.80012.2009.90011.10067.500
Emilian Neagu13.03310.20011.76612.05011.50010.60069.149
Robert Somesan11.0339.73311.03312.10011.6009.70065.199
Catalin Drunea12.50012.83312.90012.16612.20062.599

Women's All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1.Larisa IordacheCS Dinamo Bucharest14.1335.813.2006.115.1005.714.50056.933
2.Ioana CrișanCNS Cetate Deva14.0665.213.4006.115.0335.814.20056.699
3.Carmen GlăvanCS Farul Constanta14.0335.013.4005.414.1335.614.30055.866
4.Maria HolburăCS Farul Constanta13.6665.113.5005.614.6005.713.86655.632
5.Denisa GolgotăCNS Cetate Deva15.0003.911.8665.413.4005.714.70054.966
6.Carmen GhiciucCNS Cetate Deva13.9004.912.9665.113.9005.413.96654.732
7.Andreea CiurusniucCSA Steaua Bucharest13.6335.413.5005.414.1335.313.40054.666
8.Silvia ZarzuCSM Onesti13.7334.913.2335.013.8005.513.73354.499
9.Camelia AnghelCSA Steaua Bucharest13.5333.210.2005.614.2665.413.86651.865
10.Beatrice ButunoiCSS Galati 12.6663.911.5335.213.9335.013.60051.732
11.Ioana OpreaCSM Onesti13.3003.210.7004.513.0005.413.46650.466
12.Ana Maria PuiuCSSG Focsani13.0333.210.4004.912.8005.413.80050.033
13.Alexia BorascuCSA Steaua Bucharest13.8333.09.8005.013.0664.812.70049.399
14.Coleen TataruCSM Onesti12.6662.39.6334.712.7004.412.76647.765
15.Teodora ManolacheCSM Onesti12.4663.29.8664.711.8005.113.20047.332
16.Diana MandreaCSA Steaua Bucharest12.3332.18.4004.612.8334.412.73346.299
17.Cătălina PonorCS Farul Constanta15.0006.214.3666.014.53343.899
18.Anda ButucCS Dinamo 5.212.2335.314.03326.266
19.Ariadna StanciuCS Farul Constanta3.911.96611.966
20.Roberta PlesaCSS Triumf Bucharest4.311.80011.800
21.Laura IacobCSM Onesti4.211.20011.200

Men's All-AroundFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1.Andrei MunteanDinamo6.614.6005.113.1006.415.06615.10015.1006.714.3005.513.50085.666
2.Cristian BățagăCSM Bistrita6.314.1006.713.9666.114.80014.60014.6005.914.3665.613.60085.432
3.Vlad CotunaSteaua6.314.7005.613.7005.914.26612.90012.9006.815.5006.312.63383.699
4.Andrei UrsacheDinamo5.913.9006.713.1665.513.70013.85013.8505.714.0005.112.60081.216
5.David FürstCSM Lugoj5.213.5665.112.4336.714.96613.00013.0005.212.7004.612.86679.531
6.Laurențiu NistorCSM Bistrita5.413.0005.713.7005.113.13313.80013.8005.614.0335.911.00078.666
7.Manuel SutterCSM Lugoj5.013.0664.913.1004.211.83313.40013.4004.913.5004.512.60077.499
8.Robert PascaCSM Resita5.812.4005.112.5664.812.60014.10014.1005.512.9665.012.20076.832
9.Bogdan NecsaCSM Bistrita5.512.9004.310.5335.213.53313.90013.9004.811.9664.811.70074.532
10.Andrei GulaCSS Dinamo5.013.2004.511.8664.211.70013.85013.8503.811.3334.612.50074.449
11.Liviua IonitaCSS Dinamo4.512.3004.812.3004.812.23311.55011.5504.412.6004.512.06673.049
12.Beniamin CristeaSteaua4.511.3334.712.7004.011.60011.45011.4504.513.2003.912.20072.483
13.Gabriel BurtaneteCSS Buzau5.013.5004.611.3663.510.90013.30013.3004.012.3332.810.30071.699
14.Ovidiu PrichindelDinamo5.611.3005.513.1005.513.00012.60012.6004.410.8664.610.66671.532
15.Emilian NeaguLPS Bistrita5.113.0333.410.2004.111.76612.05012.0504.311.5002.610.60069.149
16.Cristian AnghelSteaua4.712.4333.310.8003.010.50012.35012.3504.111.5663.811.20068.849
17.Razvan MarcLPS Bistrita4.512.4004.010.1003.611.80012.20012.2003.89.9003.111.10067.500
18.Gabriel PetracheCSS Dinamo4.811.8334.712.2333.510.63311.65011.6504.212.1333.08.43366.915
19.Robert BurtaneteCSS Buzau4.913.6003.99.6663.510.30012.40012.4003.911.6002.28.60066.166
20.Robert SomesanLPS Bistrita3.711.0333.69.7333.311.03312.10012.1003.611.6002.29.70065.199
21.Luca MoroianuCSS Dinamo4.412.0003.711.0662.19.10010.75010.7503.210.6662.010.00063.582
22.Robert GhiuzanDinamo6.013.0665.412.40013.25013.2505.211.9335.412.50063.149
23.Catalin DruneaLPS Bistrita4.612.5004.812.83312.90012.9005.012.1664.012.20062.599
24.Andrei GrozaDinamo5.713.4336.014.2005.914.7005.913.96656.299
25.Daniel RădeanuCSM Bistrita5.211.96614.00014.0005.013.0664.913.03352.065
26.Adelin KotrongCSM Arad6.113.7335.511.23314.60014.6004.911.90051.466
27.Rafael SzaboCSS Lugoj5.113.6004.813.0004.613.0003.210.80050.400
28.Marian DrăgulescuSteaua6.214.90015.05015.0505.513.10043.050
29.Emanuel BadilaCSM Bistrita6.011.6004.111.10022.700

Women's Vault QualificationScore
1.Denisa GolgotăCNS Cetate Deva14.483
2.Ioana CrișanCNS Cetate Deva14.116
3.Carmen GlăvanCS Farul Constanta12.767
4.Alexia BorascuCSA Steaua Bucharest12.650
5.Ioana OpreaCSM Onesti12.617
6.Carmen GhiciucCNS Cetate Deva12.533
7.Andreea CiurusniucCSA Steaua Bucharest12.433
8.Maria HolburăCS Farul Constanta12.333
R1Camelia AnghelCSA Steaua Bucharest12.050

Uneven Bars QualificationScore
1.Andreea CiurusniucCSA Steaua Bucharest13.500
1.Maria HolburăCS Farul Constanta13.500
3.Carmen GlăvanCS Farul Constanta13.400
3.Ioana CrișanCNS Cetate Deva13.400
5.Silvia ZarzuCSM Onesti13.233
6.Larisa IordacheCS Dinamo Bucharest13.200
7.Carmen GhiciucCNS Cetate Deva12.966
8.Anda ButucCS Dinamo12.233
R1Ariadna StanciuCS Farul Constanta11.966
R2Denisa GolgotăCNS Cetate Deva11.866

Balance Beam QualificationScore
1.Larisa IordacheCS Dinamo Bucharest15.100
2.Ioana CrișanCNS Cetate Deva15.033
3.Maria HolburăCS Farul Constanta14.600
4.Cătălina PonorCS Farul Constanta14.366
5.Camelia AnghelCSA Steaua Bucharest14.266
6.Andreea CiurusniucCSA Steaua Bucharest14.133
6.Carmen GlăvanCS Farul Constanta14.133
8.Anda ButucCS Dinamo14.033
R1Beatrice ButunoiCSS Galati13.933
R2Carmen GhiciucCNS Cetate Deva13.900

Women's Floor Exercise QualificationScore
1.Denisa GolgotăCNS Cetate Deva14.700
2.Cătălina PonorCS Farul Constanta14.533
3.Larisa IordacheCS Dinamo Bucharest14.500
4.Carmen GlăvanCS Farul Constanta14.300
5.Ioana CrișanCNS Cetate Deva14.200
6.Carmen GhiciucCNS Cetate Deva13.966
7.Maria HolburăCS Farul Constanta13.866
7.Camelia AnghelCSA Steaua Bucharest13.866
R1Ana Maria PuiuCssg Focsani13.800
R2Silvia ZarzuCSM Onesti13.733

Men's Floor Exercise QualificationScore
1.Marian DrăgulescuCSA Steaua Bucharest14.900
2.Vlad CotunaCSA Steaua Bucharest14.700
3.Andrei MunteanCS Dinamo Bucharest14.600
4.Cristian BățagăCSM Bistrita14.100
5.Andrei UrsacheCS Dinamo Bucharest13.900
6.Adelin KotrongCSM Arad13.733
7.Robert BurtaneteCSS Buzau13.600
7.Rafael SzaboCSS Lugoj13.600
R1David FürstCSM Lugoj13.566
R2Gabriel BurtaneteCSS Buzau13.500

Pommel Horse QualificationScore
1.Cristian BățagăCSM Bistrita13.966
2.Laurențiu NistorCSM Bistrita13.700
3.Vlad CotunaCSA Steaua Bucharest13.700
4.Andrei GrozaCS Dinamo Bucharest13.433
5.Andrei UrsacheCS Dinamo Bucharest13.166
6.Andrei MunteanCS Dinamo Bucharest13.100
6.Manuel SutterCSM Lugoj13.100
6.Ovidiu PrichindelCS Dinamo Bucharest13.100
R1Catalin DruneaLps Bistrita12.833
R2Beniamin CristeaCSA Steaua Bucharest12.700

Still Rings QualificationScore
1.Andrei MunteanCS Dinamo Bucharest15.066
2.David FürstCSM Lugoj14.966
3.Cristian BățagăCSM Bistrita14.800
4.Vlad CotunaCSA Steaua Bucharest14.266
5.Andrei GrozaCS Dinamo Bucharest14.200
6.Andrei UrsacheCS Dinamo Bucharest13.700
7.Bogdan NecsaCSM Bistrita13.533
8.Laurențiu NistorCSM Bistrita13.133
R1Rafael SzaboCSS Lugoj13.000
R2Ovidiu PrichindelCS Dinamo Bucharest13.000

Men's Vault QualificationScore
1.Andrei MunteanCS Dinamo Bucharest14.900
2.Marian DrăgulescuCSA Steaua Bucharest14.775
3.Cristian BățagăCSM Bistrita14.250
4.Robert GhiuzanCS Dinamo Bucharest13.600
5.Ovidiu PrichindelCS Dinamo Bucharest13.000
6.Andrei GulaCSS Dinamo12.875
7.Gabriel BurtaneteCSS Buzau12.600
8.Gabriel PetracheCSS Dinamo10.975

Parallel Bars QualificationScore
1.Vlad CotunaCSA Steaua Bucharest15.500
2.Andrei GrozaCS Dinamo Bucharest14.700
3.Cristian BățagăCSM Bistrita14.366
4.Andrei MunteanCS Dinamo Bucharest14.300
5.Laurențiu NistorCSM Bistrita14.033
6.Andrei UrsacheCS Dinamo Bucharest14.000
7.Manuel SutterCSM Lugoj13.500
8.Beniamin CristeaCSA Steaua Bucharest13.200
R1Daniel RădeanuCSM Bistrita13.066
R2Rafael SzaboCSS Lugoj13.000

High Bar QualificationScore
1.Andrei GrozaCS Dinamo Bucharest13.966
2.Cristian BățagăCSM Bistrita13.600
3.Andrei MunteanCS Dinamo Bucharest13.500
4.Marian DrăgulescuCSA Steaua Bucharest13.100
5.Daniel RădeanuCSM Bistrita13.033
6.David FürstCSM Lugoj12.866
7.Vlad CotunaCSA Steaua Bucharest12.633
8.Andrei UrsacheCS Dinamo Bucharest12.600
R1Manuel SutterCSM Lugoj12.600
R2Andrei GulaCSS Dinamo12.500

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