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Written by Amanda Turner    Sunday, 02 November 2014 13:02    PDF Print
Russians Spiridonova, Ignatyev Win Swiss Cup
(2 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

Russians Daria Spiridonova and Nikita Ignatyev teamed up on Sunday in Zurich to win the Swiss Cup, a mixed-pairs competition. Pictured: The final four teams from Ukraine, Russia, Germany and Switzerland.

Russians Daria Spiridonova and Nikita Ignatyev teamed up to win the Swiss Cup on Sunday in Zurich.

The annual event pairs a female and male gymnast, each competing one event per round. Eight teams advance to the semifinal and four teams advance to the final. Gymnasts who choose compete on vault must show two different vaults for an average of the two scores. The gymnasts cannot compete the same event through the first three rounds of competition, but can compete any event in the four-team final.

Spiridonova – fresh off her victory at the Arthur Gander Memorial on Wednesday – and Ignatyev gave Russia its first Swiss Cup victory since 2000, when Yelena Zamolodchikova and Alexei Bondarenko took the title. Spiridonova (15.050 on uneven bars) and Ignatyev (14.950 on still rings) scored a solid 30.000 points in the final round to take the title.

World parallel bars champion Oleg Vernyayev – who won the men's title at the Gander Memorial – paired up with Angelina Kysla to place second with 29.725. Vernyayev's 16.000 on parallel bars in the final was the highest score of the day.

Swiss Cup veterans Elisabeth Seitz and Fabian Hambüchen (Germany) were third (28.850). The duo won the Swiss Cup title in 2010 and 2012.

Switzerland's star pair, 2011 champions Giulia Steingruber and Claudio Capelli, finished last in the final with only 19.475. Capelli hit parallel bars for 14.650, but Steingruber fell on her first vault and did not attempt a second.

Japan, Italy, Romania and Brazil rounded out the teams that advanced to the semi-final. Larisa Iordache, one half of the defending champion Romanian pair, struggled with scores of 13.800 on balance beam, 13.650 on uneven and 13.800 on floor exercise.

France and a second Swiss team failed to advance past the first two rounds.

On Saturday, a junior men's competition was held with teams from Belgium, Italy, Netherlands and Switzerland. The host Swiss team topped the competition with a victory over the Italian and Belgium teams, with the Dutch gymnasts coming in fourth. Italy's Luca Lino Garza had the top all-around score.

External Link: Swiss Cup

2014 Swiss Cup
Nov. 2, Zurich

TeamRound 1Round 2SemifinalTotalFinale
1. Russia 86.000 30.000
Daria Spiridonova 6.2 14.600 5.0 12.800 5.6 13.800 6.4 15.050
Nikita Ignatyev 6.4 15.000 6.3 14.850 6.7 14.950 6.4 14.950
2. Ukraine 86.600 29.725
Angelina Kysla 5.4 13.400 13.500 5.3 13.500 13.725
Oleg Verniaiev 6.5 15.100 6.9 15.900 6.6 15.200 6.9 16.000
3. Germany 86.000 28.850
Elisabeth Seitz 6.2 14.600 5.1 13.450 5.7 13.200 6.1 14.550
Fabian Hambüchen 6.0 14.900 6.5 15.050 6.3 14.800 6.7 14.300
4. Switzerland 1 86.475 19.475
Giulia Steingruber 5.9 13.750 14.725 6.0 14.500 4.825
Claudio Capelli 14.000 5.7 14.700 6.0 14.800 5.7 14.650
5. Japan 85.025
Mai Murakami 5.7 13.600 14.100 5.0 12.650
Kenzo Shirai 7.3 15.100 6.2 14.650 14.925
6. Italy 85.025
Vanessa Ferrari 5.8 14.350 5.6 13.650 5.5 13.800
Andrea Cingolani 6.6 14.700 6.5 14.500 14.025
7. Romania 84.750
Larisa Iordache 6.4 13.800 5.8 13.650 5.9 13.800
Marius Berbecar 14.500 6.5 15.250 5.4 13.750
8. Brazil 83.400
Daniele Hypolito 5.2 13.200 13.800 5.8 13.950
Arthur Mariano 14.550 6.6 14.800 6.2 13.100
9. France 55.200
Youna Dufournet 6.2 13.700 5.4 13.500
Axel Augis 5.6 13.950 6.6 14.050
10. Switzerland 2 54.950
Ilaria Käslin 5.4 12.850 5.4 13.700
Pascal Bucher 5.8 13.850 6.3 14.550

Swiss Cup Champions, 1982-2014

2014 Daria Spiridonova Nikita Ignatyev
2013 Larisa Iordache Andrei V. Muntean
2012 Elisabeth Seitz Fabian Hambüchen
2011 Giulia Steingruber Claudio Capelli
2010 Elisabeth Seitz Fabian Hambüchen
2009 Kim Bui Matthias Fahrig
2008 He Ning Lu Bo
2007 Steliana Nistor Flavius Koczi
2006 Oksana Chusovitina Jordan Jovtchev
2005 Han Bing Teng Haibin
2004 Catalina Ponor Marius Urzica
2003 Oana Ban Marian Dragulescu
2002 Monica Rosu Philippe Rizzo
2001 Silvia Stroescu Marian Dragulescu
2000 Yelena Zamolodchikova Alexei Bondarenko
1994-1999 Individual event competition
1993 Yelena Piskun Vitaly Scherbo
1992 Svetlana Boginskaya Vitaly Scherbo
1991 Shannon Miller Scott Keswick
1990 Natalia Laschenova Valery Belenky
1989 Kim Zmeskal Lance Ringnald
1988 Gabriela Potorac Marius Toba
1987 Daniela Silivas Nicusor Pascu
1986 Ecaterina Szabo Marian Rizan
1985 Yang Yanli Li Ning
1984 Simona Pauca Daniel Wunderlin
1983 Not Held
1982 Natalia Soloveya Dmitry Bilozerchev

2014 Switzerland vs. Belgium, Italy & Netherlands (Junior Men)
Nov. 1, Zurich

Junior Men's TeamFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1. Switzerland 41.15 36.50 40.20 41.35 39.75 40.25 239.20
Samir Serhani 1999 5.2 13.45 4.1 11.65 4.8 13.65 4.4 13.65 4.7 13.15 5.0 13.30 78.85
Andreas Gribi 1998 4.7 12.45 4.9 13.45 4.7 13.45 4.4 13.45 4.6 12.85 4.8 13.05 78.70
Silas Kipfer 1999 5.2 14.30 4.3 11.30 4.8 12.95 5.2 14.25 4.7 13.20 66.00
Noe Seifert 1999 4.8 13.40 4.5 11.40 4.7 13.10 4.9 13.40 51.30
Moreno Kratter 1998 4.4 13.20 4.8 13.20 5.4 13.75 40.15
2. Italy 39.25 37.70 39.20 41.85 40.05 38.45 236.50
Luca Lino Garza 1998 4.5 13.30 4.3 12.95 4.4 12.90 5.2 14.35 4.1 13.20 4.1 12.70 79.40
Davide Sborchia 1998 4.8 12.70 4.3 12.90 3.7 12.30 4.4 13.60 4.3 13.35 4.5 13.10 77.95
Davide Porta 1998 4.8 12.50 4.4 11.30 4.5 13.50 4.4 13.55 3.9 12.95 3.9 12.65 76.45
Lorenzo D'Anna 1998 4.7 11.85 4.4 13.90 4.7 13.50 39.25
Stefano Patron 1999 4.5 13.25 3.7 12.80 4.0 12.50 38.55
3. Belgium 40.35 36.80 37.30 40.05 39.75 38.20 232.45
Iliaz Pyncket 1998 4.7 13.65 4.0 11.65 4.0 12.60 4.4 13.45 4.2 12.50 4.3 13.20 77.05
Jonas Delvael 2000 4.0 11.80 3.6 12.55 2.5 11.70 3.6 11.75 3.9 13.25 2.7 11.25 72.30
Wouter Delanghe 2000 4.4 13.25 3.7 9.70 2.5 11.30 3.6 12.95 3.9 12.80 2.7 11.60 71.60
Luka Van den Keybus 1997 4.4 12.60 4.0 13.00 4.4 13.65 4.7 13.70 4.7 13.40 66.35
Aaron Blomme 1997 4.8 13.45 13.45
4. Netherlands 38.60 33.90 37.00 38.05 38.15 35.15 220.85
Luuk van den Broek 1998 4.4 12.95 4.4 11.40 3.4 11.80 2.8 11.90 4.0 11.70 3.8 12.10 71.85
Loran de Munck 1998 4.0 12.80 3.9 11.65 3.9 12.05 3.6 11.55 3.8 12.90 2.4 10.20 71.15
Tim Goedkoop 1999 4.6 12.85 3.5 9.30 4.3 12.40 3.6 12.55 4.2 12.25 3.2 11.60 70.95
Alex Klinkenberg 1998 4.9 12.75 3.9 12.55 4.4 13.60 38.90
Max Kooistra 1998 5.0 10.85 4.2 13.00 3.1 11.45 35.30

International Gymnast magazine’s coverage of Swiss Cup competitors includes:
"No Turning Back" – Claudio Capelli profile (June 2011)
"Shooting Star" - Youna Dufournet profile (April 2009)
"Taming Fame" - Carlotta Ferlito interview (January/February 2014)
"Renaissance Man"- Fabian Hambüchen cover story (December 2013)
"A New Swiss Standout" - Ilaria Käslin profile (December 2013)
Larisa Iordache center poster (June 2013)
"Growing Pains" – Iordache cover story (March 2013)
"Seizing the Moment" – Elisabeth Seitz interview (July/August 2011)
"Twist of Fate" - Kenzo Shirai interview (January/February 2014)
"Full Force" - Giulia Steingruber interview (June 2013)
"A New Hit for the Swiss" – Steingruber profile (December 2009)
"Front and Centered' - Oleg Vernyayev interview (January/February 2014)

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

Written by Amanda Turner    Thursday, 30 October 2014 08:00    PDF Print
Spiridonova, Vernyayev Win Gander Memorial
(5 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

Daria Spiridonova (Russia) and Oleg Vernyayev (Ukraine) won the 31st Arthur Gander Memorial, held Wednesday in Chiasso, Switzerland.

Daria Spiridonova (Russia) and Oleg Vernyayev (Ukraine) won the 31st Arthur Gander Memorial, held Wednesday in Chiasso, Switzerland.

The Gander Memorial – which alternates each year between Chiasso and Morges – features female gymnasts competing three events of their choice and male gymnasts competing four events. The top six gymnasts after qualification (two events for women and three events for men) advanced to their final event, with all scores counting toward the final.

Spiridonova, who picked up bronze medals (team and uneven bars) at the world championships earlier this month in Nanning, edged Romanian star Larisa Iordache, 43.200-43.000.

Spiridonova competed vault for the first event, scoring only 13.300 for 10th place, but moved up to first place after her 15.000 on uneven bars. She repeated uneven bars in the final, scoring 14.900 to clinch victory.

Iordache, the all-around and floor exercise silver medalist in Nanning, competed vault, uneven bars and floor exercise to place ahead of German veteran Elisabeth Seitz.

In the men's competition, Vernyayev crushed the competition with an easy victory. He topped German star Fabian Hambüchen by more than 2 full points, 62.250-62.000. Russia's Nikita Ignatyev won the bronze medal with 59.250.

Vernyayev, who captured the world title on parallel bars in Nanning, impressed on that event in Chiasso with 16.250.

The organizers also awarded special trophies for the top scores on two events: women's floor exercise (Iordache) and parallel bars (Vernyayev).

Many of the gymnasts in the field will travel to Zurich for Sunday's Swiss Cup, a mixed-pairs competition.

External Link: Official Website

31st Arthur Gander Memorial
Oct. 29, 2014, Chiasso, Switzerland

Women's All-AroundVTUBBBFXFINALTotal
1.Daria Spiridonova5.013.300 6.4 15.000 6.2 14.90043.200
2.Larisa Iordache 5.8 14.500 5.7 13.500 5.8 15.00043.000
3.Elisabeth Seitz 5.0 13.900 6.2 14.300 6.3 14.35042.550
4.Giulia Steingruber 5.0 14.400 6.1 13.350 5.0 14.50042.250
5.Youna Dufournet 5.0 13.750 6.1 14.450 6.0 13.30041.500
6.Ilaria Käslin 5.0 13.600 5.4 13.500 5.5 13.85040.950
7.Daniele Hypolito 5.0 13.900 5.1 13.05026.950
8.Carlotta Ferlito 5.0 13.800 5.4 13.10026.900
9.Angelina Kysla 5.0 13.950 5.2 12.75026.700
10.Mai Murakami 5.0 13.850 4.210.80024.650
11.Caterina Barloggio 4.9 12.850 5.0 11.75024.600

Men's All-AroundFXPHSRVTPBHBFinalTotal
1.Oleg Vernyayev6.515.4006.015.1506.916.2506.715.45062.250
2.Fabian Hambüchen5.714.6505.914.8506.715.3006.715.40060.200
3.Nikita Ignatyev6.414.9005.614.9006.514.3006.415.15059.250
4.Marius Berbecar5.413.2005.615.1006.515.2006.214.65058.150
5.Arthur Mariano6.113.7505.614.500 6.514.1005.614.90057.250
6.Claudio Capelli5.914.0505.214.3005.714.050 5.914.00056.400
7.Kenzo Shirai6.014.2505.614.6005.913.250 42.100
8.Axel Augis5.90013.9006.013.9006.613.55041.350
9.Ludovico Edalli5.513.1505.213.3506.113.10039.600

Women's City of Chiasso Trophy - Floor ExerciseScore
1.Larisa Iordache13.500
2.Daniele Hypolito13.050
3.Angelina Kysla12.750
4.Mai Murakami10.800

Men's City of Chiasso Trophy - Parallel BarsScore
1.Oleg Vernyayev16.250
2.Marius Berbecar15.200
3.Fabian Hambüchen14.850
4.Nikita Ignatyev14.300
5.Claudio Capelli14.050
6.Axel Augis13.900
7.Kenzo Shirai13.250
8.Ludovico Edallli13.100

International Gymnast magazine’s coverage of Arthur Gander Memorial competitors includes:
"No Turning Back" – Claudio Capelli profile (June 2011)
"Shooting Star" - Youna Dufournet profile (April 2009)
"Taming Fame" - Carlotta Ferlito interview (January/February 2014)
"Renaissance Man"- Fabian Hambüchen cover story (December 2013)
"A New Swiss Standout" - Ilaria Käslin profile (December 2013)
Larisa Iordache center poster (June 2013)
"Growing Pains" – Iordache cover story (March 2013)
"Seizing the Moment" – Elisabeth Seitz interview (July/August 2011)
"Twist of Fate" - Kenzo Shirai interview (January/February 2014)
"Full Force" - Giulia Steingruber interview (June 2013)
"A New Hit for the Swiss" – Steingruber profile (December 2009)
"Front and Centered' - Oleg Vernyayev interview (January/February 2014)

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

Written by Amanda Turner    Thursday, 25 September 2014 17:12    PDF Print
Yao, Zou Golden Again as Asian Games End
(6 votes, average 4.33 out of 5)

China's Yao Jinnan and Zou Kai each won another gold medal in apparatus finals as the 17th Asian Games ended Thursday in Incheon, Korea. Pictured: Kim Un Hyang (North Korea) cries with joy after winning the balance beam gold medal in Incheon.

China won two more gold medals in apparatus finals as the 17th Asian Games ended Thursday in Incheon, Korea.

Yao Jinnan won women's floor exercise and Zou Kai won high bar to take back to China, which plays host to the upcoming world championships.

Yao's gold medal on floor exercise was her fourth in Incheon, after victories in the team competition, all-around and uneven bars. Yao tumbled a double pike; 1 1/2 to 2 1/2, triple twist to stag jump; and a double tuck.

All-around runner-up Shang Chansong took second with a more ambitious routine (tucked full-in; 1 1/2 to triple twist, punch front; 2 1/2 punch pike; double pike). Korea's Yun Na Rae, third in the all-around, took another bronze in the floor final.

In the women's balance beam final, Shang nailed the content of her routine (ff ff two-foot layout; front aerial, sheep jump; ff layout; punch front, wolf jump, Korbut; double turn; switch leap, back tuck) before falling on her triple twist dismount.

North Korea's Kim Un Hyang won the gold medal with a beautiful and difficult routine, highlighted by a roundoff, layout full twist. Vietnam's Phan Thi Ha Thanh, third in Wednesday's vault final, took a surprise silver medal over Shang with an elegant routine.

Shek Wai Hung earned the upset of the competition, defeating world and Olympic champion Yang Hak Seon for the gold medal on men's vault. Shek vaulted a clean Dragulescu and triple-twisting Tsukahara to win by a tiny margin, 15.216-15.200.

"It was totally beyond my expectations - beating an Olympic champion here," said Shek, who went up first in the lineup. "It is a great moment to treasure."

Yang had been expected to battle North Korea's Ri Se Gwang, the top qualifier, for the gold medal. Yang, suffering from a hamstring injury, did not perform his namesake vault (triple-twisting layout handspring front) and stepped over the line on his layout Randi to place second. Ri crashed his piked Dragulescu, nearly landing on his face, but landed his full-twisting Tsukahara double back well. With both ankles heavily taped, Ri limped off the podium and finished out of the medals.

Yang said the hamstring injury prevented him from competing his second vault, a Tsukahara with 3 1/2 twists.

"It still hurts when I squat or sit in a chair," Yang said of his injury. "My leg was hurting, but fortunately, I was able to compete at the end. I tried to do the 'Yang 2' in my second attempt and I had the will. But my body wouldn't allow it."

Men's all-around champion Yuya Kamoto won parallel bars, bringing the Japanese men their fourth gold medal in Incheon.

Zou finished strong to win the high bar gold medal over Japan's Yusuke Saito and Masayoshi Yamamoto. Zou, China's most decorated Olympian in any sport, also won men's floor exercise on Wednesday. He is an alternate for the host team at the world championships, which begin Oct. 3 in Nanning.

The 2018 Asian Games take place in Jakarta, Indonesia.

External Link: Official Website

17th Asian Games
Sept. 25, 2014, Incheon, Republic of Korea

Balance Beam FinalDENDScore
1.Kim Un Hyang6.38.400 14.700
2.Phan Thi Ha Thanh6.28.233 14.433
3.Shang Chunsong6.87.500 14.300
4.Azumi Ishikura5.88.133 13.933
5.Kim So Yong5.97.766 13.666
6.Tam Joey Jing Ying5.48.100 13.500
7.Bai Yawen6.07.366 13.366
8.Minami Honda5.96.966 12.866

Women's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Yao Jinnan5.78.266 13.966
2.Shang Chunsong6.07.800 13.800
3.Yun Na Rae5.68.100 13.700
4.Akiho Sato5.28.300 13.500
5.Kang Yong Mi5.57.866 13.366
6.Park Ji Soo5.38.033 13.333
7.Farah Ann Binti Abdul Hadi5.08.266 13.266
8.Phan Thi Ha Thanh5.47.7330.113.033

Men's Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1.Shek Wai Hung6.09.200 15.20015.216
6.09.233 15.233
2.Yang Hak Seon6.09.1000.115.00015.200
6.09.400 15.400
3.Huang Xi6.08.700 14.70014.800
5.69.300 14.900
4.Ri Se Gwang6.48.0660.314.16614.799
6.49.033 15.433
5.Lee Chih Kai5.69.0660.114.56614.499
5.29.233 14.433
6.Kim Hee Hoon6.08.033 14.03314.033
7.Shotaro Shirai5.68.3410.313.64113.687
5.68.133 13.733
8.Huang Yuguo3.69.066 12.66613.133
5.68.000 13.600

Parallel Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Yuya Kamoto6.98.900 15.800
2.Anton Fokin6.78.775 15.475
3.Dinh Phuong Thanh6.88.616 15.416
4.Pham Phuoc Hung7.08.333 15.333
5.Park Min Soo6.68.666 15.266
6.Kim Jin Hyok6.98.333 15.233
7.Caesar Quazi Syque6.38.566 14.866
8.Huang Yuguo6.57.400 13.900

High Bar FinalDENDScore
1.Zou Kai7.28.600 15.800
2.Yusuke Saito7.08.533 15.533
3.Masayoshi Yamamoto6.98.591 15.491
4.Lee Sang Wook6.58.500 15.000
5.Yang Shengchao6.87.933 14.733
6.Park Min Soo6.77.666 14.366
7.Quazi Syque Caesar6.18.033 14.133
8.Shek Wai Hung5.97.466 13.366
Written by Amanda Turner    Wednesday, 24 September 2014 14:08    PDF Print
Chinese Take Three Golds at Asian Games
(2 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

Chinese gymnasts won three of five gold medals in Wednesday's apparatus finals at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea.

Women's all-around champion Yao Jinnan nailed her uneven bars routine (Komova II to Pak salto to immediate Stalder-Shaposhnikova-half; inverted pirouette to 1 1/2 to Tkatchev; double layout), winning by more than a point over teammate Huang Huidan.

Huang, the reigning world champion, had to settle for second after two breaks on her pirouettes, though she showed a new dismount of front giant to half-in, back out.

Five-time Olympic champion Zou Kai won floor exercise, the first gold medal for the Chinese men in Incheon. Zou — who won floor exercise at the 2006 Asian Games but was left off the team in 2010 — hit his routine cleanly (Randi; layout double-double; front double full, layout front full; 2 1/2 to Rudi; tucked double-double dismount) but said he can do better.

"I'm not very satisfied with my performance today," said Zou, who only returned to training a few months ago after getting married. "I could have done better, but I'm a little bit nervous. I managed to hit it and I shouldn't ask for more."

All-around runner-up Masayoshi Yamamoto (Japan) won pommel horse, while Liao Junlin brought a third gold medal for China with his victory on still rings.

2008 Olympic vault champion Hong Un Jong won the women's vault title, performing Amanar and Cheng vaults. Six-time Olympian Oksana Chusovitina (Uzbekistan) won the silver, her seventh Asian Games medal, over world bronze medalist Phan Thi Ha Thanh (Vietnam).

Competition concludes Thursday with the second day of apparatus finals.

External Link: Official Website

17th Asian Games
Sept. 24, 2014, Incheon, Republic of Korea

Women's Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1.Hong Un Jong6.39.3330.115.53315.349
6.48.766 15.166
2.Oksana Chusovitina6.28.700 14.90014.750
5.59.100 14.600
3.Phan Thi Ha Thanh5.89.066 14.86614.683
4.Dipa Karmakar5.28.600 13.80014.200
7.07.600 14.600
5.Ri Un Ha5.88.700 14.50013.883
6.Dilnoza Abdusalimova4.68.5330.312.83313.166
4.68.900 13.500
7.Hiu Ying Angel Wong5.28.6330.313.53313.066
5.07.600 12.600
8.Do Thi Van Anh5.08.4000.313.10013.050

Uneven Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Yao Jinnan6.98.566 15.466
2.Huang Huidan6.87.575 14.375
3.Kang Yong Mi6.37.333 13.633
4.Yuriko Yamamoto5.58.100 13.600
5.Minami Honda5.18.433 13.533
6.Eum Da Yeon5.47.900 13.300
7.Yun Na Rae5.57.625 13.125

Men's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Zou Kai6.78.833 15.533
2.Huang Yuguo6.58.800 15.300
3.Yuya Kamoto6.08.933 14.933
4.Shin Dong Hyen5.99.000 14.900
5.Shotaro Shirai6.68.200 14.800
6.Ri Se Gwang6.48.133 14.533
7.Yang Hak Seon6.37.800 14.100
8.Lee Chih Kai5.57.966 13.466

Pommel Horse FinalDENDScore
1.Masayoshi Yamamoto6.09.033 15.033
2.Abdulla Azimov6.08.866 14.866
3.Park Min Soo5.88.900 14.700
4.Shin Dong Hyen6.68.066 14.666
5.Tomomasa Hasegawa6.77.533 14.233
6.Rartchawat Kaewpanya6.57.700 14.200
7.Huang Yuguo6.37.733 14.033
8.Saeed Reza Keikha6.27.366 13.566

Still Rings FinalDENDScore
1.Liao Junlin6.88.766 15.566
2.Kazuyuki Takeda6.58.600 15.100
3.Dang Nam6.58.533 15.033
4.Yusuke Saito6.28.666 14.866
4.Kim Jin Hyok6.88.066 14.866
6.Chen Chih Yu6.58.333 14.833
7.Yang Hak Seon6.68.100 14.700
8.Hadi Khanari Nejad6.07.633 13.633
Written by Amanda Turner    Tuesday, 23 September 2014 15:06    PDF Print
Yao, Kamoto Win Asian Games All-Around
(7 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

China's Yao Jinnan and Japan's Yuya Kamoto captured the all-around titles on Tuesday as the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea.

China's Yao Jinnan and Japan's Yuya Kamoto captured the all-around titles on Tuesday as the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea.

The third day of competition in Incheon brought more success to the Chinese women and Japanese men, who went 1-2 in the all-around finals to go with the team titles.

Yao continued China's success streak in the women's all-around, defending the title won by Sui Lu four years ago in Guangzhou. Yao scored 57.900 to top teammate Shang Chunsong (56.950) and the Republic of Korea's Yun Na Rae (55.000).

Despite winning her second gold medal, Yao said she hopes to show a better performance at the upcoming world championships in Nanning, China.

"Today I was a little bit nervous," Yao said. "I especially made some mistakes that I shouldn't have had to make. I am sorry that I didn't show my best performance."

On the men's side, Kamoto snapped China's 36-year gold-medal streak in the men's all-around. Kamoto became the first non-Chinese gymnast to take the overall title since his compatriot Kazuo Horide won the 1974 Asian Games in Tehran, Iran.

Kamoto grabbed the early lead with a strong performance on floor, ending with a triple twist. After struggling on pommel horse, Kamoto fell behind teammate Masayoshi Yamamoto for most of the competition. Kamoto, the 2010 Youth Olympic champion, impressed on parallel bars for 15.500 to put him back on top and take the title ahead of Yamamoto and Korea's Lee Sang Wook

"Winning these events have been my goal ever since I was selected as a national team member, so I feel like a load has been lifted from my mind," Kamoto said. "I focused on the competition the whole time."

Lee said he was surprised but happy to bring another bronze for the host nation.

"I never thought that I could earn a medal because the Chinese and Japanese gymnasts are really good, and I'm a little old in the squad," Lee said. "I just tried to not to make mistakes and I give 150 percent effort."

China's Huang Yuguo finished fourth ahead of teammate Yang Shengchao.

"I didn't feel comfortable when I was performing," Huang said. "I think it's because of mistakes on pommel horse early on."

Competition continues Wednesday with the first day of apparatus finals.

External Link: Official Website

17th Asian Games
Sept. 23, 2014, Incheon, Republic of Korea

Women's All-Around FinalVTUBBBFXTotal
1.Yao Jinnan5.814.5506.915.4506.214.2505.613.65057.900
2.Shang Chunsong5.013.6506.915.3506.714.9005.213.05056.950
3.Yun Na Rae5.314.0505.513.6006.213.8505.613.50055.000
4.Yuriko Yamamoto5.013.8505.513.4505.012.7505.313.30053.350
5.Dilnoza Abdusalimova5.013.6504.812.6505.413.4505.212.95052.700
6.Azumi Ishikura5.013.6754.912.1005.813.8505.412.85052.475
7.Farah Ann Binti Abdul Hadi5.013.6505.312.8005.212.2505.113.05051.750
8.Park Ji Soo5.013.7005.412.4755.713.1505.412.25051.575
9.Kim Un Hyang4.413.1005.413.0506.112.5504.311.55050.250
10.Dipa Karmakar5.013.6004.410.5505.112.6005.112.30049.050
11.Aida Bauyrzhanova4.413.2505.011.9754.912.6504.911.15049.025
12.Yelena Rega4.212.6505.412.2504.811.6004.512.10048.600
13.Praewpraw Doungchan4.813.4004.211.4004.911.9504.811.80048.550
14.Lim Heem Wei4.612.0004.511.3504.912.8004.311.85048.000
15.Do Thi Thu Huyen4.611.7003.110.7004.511.9004.511.90046.200
16.Lo Yu Ju5.013.5503.29.5004.511.2504.511.60045.900
17.Do Thi Van Anh5.013.3002.910.5504.69.6504.811.10044.600
18.Arailym Darmenova4.611.8504.69.3504.711.3504.711.80044.350
19.Chen Feng Chih4.212.4003.38.7254.812.1004.710.90044.125
20.Pranati Nayak4.613.4504.39.5003.910.6003.910.25043.800
21.Ichinkhorloo Baatarjav4.212.2004.610.5005.010.1004.09.95042.750
22.Soyolsaikhan Batbaatar4.411.8503.88.1503.69.5504.410.32539.875

Men's All-Around FinalFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1.Yuya Kamoto6.015.0005.213.4006.514.9005.614.7506.915.5006.114.40087.950
2.Masayoshi Yamamoto6.014.1006.014.9006.114.6005.614.8506.514.6006.414.45087.500
3.Lee Sang Wook5.814.8505.914.1506.114.2005.214.4006.314.8506.614.75087.200
4.Huang Yuguo6.514.8506.413.7006.314.6006.014.4506.515.4505.713.45086.500
5.Yang Shengchao6.213.6505.713.1006.314.6505.213.3506.114.3757.014.80083.925
6.Lee Chih Kai5.614.1505.914.3755.113.7005.213.5505.213.7505.313.35082.875
7.Ra Won Chol5.813.2505.814.1006.114.1505.214.0006.113.9506.213.40082.850
8.Le Thanh Tung5.814.3504.812.8505.513.9505.214.4006.614.4004.912.65082.600
9.Stepan Gorbachyov5.414.3255.614.1004.913.5505.214.6755.213.7504.712.05082.450
10.Park Min Soo5.814.1005.814.6005.914.2005.613.4006.113.6506.312.35082.300
11.Hsu Ping Chien5.313.7006.313.6005.213.7005.214.1505.213.9004.813.15082.200
12.Ashish Kumar6.314.7005.313.2505.113.2005.614.2505.413.6004.812.75081.750
13.Han Jong Hyok5.513.3005.012.1506.113.5004.413.3506.614.5006.614.90081.700
14.Ilya Kornev5.413.8005.011.5006.013.6505.214.2005.713.2505.713.75080.150
15.Otabek Masharipov5.814.0005.612.5505.013.5505.213.0505.313.2505.013.40079.800
16.Mohammad Ramezanpour5.614.1504.912.7004.513.0255.613.5504.712.5504.412.60078.575
17.Aditya Singh Rana5.714.0504.811.4255.112.7505.213.5755.413.1005.012.25077.150
18.Gan Zi Jie Gabriel4.412.8505.413.7754.312.4504.412.6004.112.5504.211.80076.025
19.Ahmed Al Dyani5.513.6505.511.3505.011.8005.213.2005.613.0505.212.80075.850
20.Abdullah Alboussi5.613.8004.011.8504.312.3004.413.6504.712.2002.611.00074.800
21.Muhammad Bin Aizat4.912.9002.29.8004.612.7005.214.2504.212.2504.012.25074.150
22.Eduard Shaulov5.013.7004.011.0004.612.2504.413.6004.811.4503.710.75072.750
23.Otgonbat Purevdorj4.913.1004.210.3504.111.4504.413.4504.211.4504.010.77570.575

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