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Written by Amanda Turner    Friday, 08 May 2015 10:16    PDF Print
French First as Varna World Cup Begins
(3 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)



French gymnasts took the top spot in three of the five qualification events as the the 2015 World Challenger Cup began in Varna, Bulgaria. Pictured: Two-time world medalist Cyril Tommasone qualified first on pommel horse.

French gymnasts took the top spot in three of the five qualification events as the the 2015 World Challenger Cup began in Varna, Bulgaria.

The event attracted gymnasts from 23 nations to the Palace of Culture and Sports, site of the 1974 World Championships. A sports acrobatic competition is also taking place, making it the first FIG World Cup held in conjunction with another discipline.

Uzbekistan's Oksana Chusovitina once again vaulted to the top of the leaderboard on her best event. Chusovitina, who turns 40 next month, and also qualified third to the uneven bars final, where French Olympian Youna Dufournet qualified first.

New European champion Giulia Steingruber (Switzerland) qualified third to the vault final and second to the uneven bars final.

Valentina Rashkova, sixth on uneven bars, was the only gymnast from the host nation to qualify on the first day.

France topped two of the three men's events. Two-time world medalist Cyril Tommasone (pommel horse) and specialist Danny Pinheiro-Rodrigues (still rings) each led qualification.

A junior boys competition featuring three age groups was also held on Thursday. Yunus Emre Gündoğdu (Turkey), Ilias Georgiou (Cyprus) and Valeri Rangelov (Bulgaria) each captured the title in their divisions.

Competition continues Friday with the second day of qualification.

2015 FIG Challenger Cup
May 7, Varna, Bulgara

Women's Vault QualificationDENDScoreAverage
1.Oksana Chusovitina5.89.03314.90014.600
5.58.9000.1014.300
2.Teja Belak5.38.90014.20014.084
5.38.76713.967
3.Giulia Steingruber5.09.00014.00014.000
5.09.1000.1014.000
4.Isabella Amado5.38.70014.00013.634
4.68.66713.267
5.Tjaša Kysselef5.08.70013.70013.384
4.88.3670.1013.067
6.Dilnoza Abdusalimova5.08.40013.40013.362
4.88.43313.323
7.Jessica Diacci5.08.53313.53313.333
4.48.73313.133
8.Tutya Yılmaz5.08.63313.63313.100
4.28.36712.567
9.Albena Zlatkova5.08.53313.53313.083
4.48.5330.3012.633
10.Ralitsa Mileva4.88.6330.1013.33313.067
5.08.1000.3012.800
11.Demet Mutlu5.08.50013.50013.034
4.28.36712.567
12.Valentina Brostella5.08.16713.16713.017
4.68.26712.867
13.Cindy Ruiz5.07.1000.1012.00012.534
4.68.5670.1013.067
14.Paola Márquez4.08.13312.13312.317
4.48.2000.1012.500
15.Ema Kajić5.07.43312.43312.267
4.87.30012.100
16.Nallia Yakubava4.28.46712.66712.234
4.47.40011.800
17.Valeria Tsekhmistrenka4.47.2670.3011.36711.750
4.08.13312.133
18.Hong Un Jong5.89.13314.9337.467
19.Phan Thị Hà Thanh 5.08.83313.8336.917
20.Thi Thu Huyen Do4.67.46712.0676.034

Uneven Bars QualificationDENDScore
1.Youna Dufournet6.27.90014.100
2.Giulia Steingruber6.07.80013.800
3.Oksana Chusovitina5.38.03313.333
4.Kang Yong Mi5.96.90012.800
5.Lisa Ecker4.87.86712.667
6.Valentina Rashkova5.07.53312.533
7.Yelena Rega5.27.16712.367
8.Demet Mutlu5.27.06712.267
9.Barbora Mokosova5.46.86712.267
10.Ilaria Käslin5.27.03312.233
11.Tutya Yılmaz4.97.20012.100
12.Phan Thị Hà Thanh 4.17.73311.833
13.Isabella Amado4.67.06711.667
14.Nallia Yakubava4.66.96711.567
15.Teja Belak4.96.60011.500
16.Tzuf Feldon4.86.60011.400
17.Ivana Kamnikar5.06.20011.200
18.Paola Márquez4.66.33310.933
19.Hong Un Jong4.36.03310.333
20.Aida Bauyrzhanova4.95.43310.333
21.Valentina Brostella4.45.63310.033
22.Katriel de los Angeles5.04.7339.733
23.Do Thi Thu Huyen3.16.5679.667

Men's Floor Exercise QualificationDENDScore
1.Tomás González7.08.5500.115.450
2.Žiga Šilc5.99.05014.950
3.Artem Dolgopyat6.38.45014.750
4.Ferhat Arıcan6.08.65014.650
5.Tomislav Marković6.28.45014.650
6.Oleg Stepko5.98.65014.550
7.Vitālijs Kardašovs6.38.1500.114.350
8.James Hall6.28.15014.350
9.Petro Pakhnyuk6.38.00014.300
10.Lukas Kranzlmüller5.88.45014.250
11.Martin Angelov6.08.25014.250
12.Andrej Korosteljev6.58.2000.60014.100
13.Rok Klavora6.08.05014.050
14.Eduard Shaulov6.18.0000.114.000
15.Arnaud Willig5.88.20014.000
16.Ahmet Onder6.07.90013.900
17.Mauro Martínez5.58.35013.850
18.Julien Gobaux6.17.70013.800
19.Dimitar Dimitrov6.37.45013.750
20.Do Vu Hung5.78.00013.700
21.Slavomir Michnak5.48.2500.113.550
22.Marios Georgiou5.28.30013.500
23.Ahmed Aldayani5.38.10013.400
24.Le Thanh Tung6.16.75012.850
25.Ivan Vargovsky5.67.10012.700
26.Mahmood Alsadi5.27.4000.112.500
27.Nurtas Kozhakov5.27.05012.250
28.Pavel Bulavsky5.76.7500.312.150
29.Severin Kranzlmüller5.46.75012.150
30.Nicolas Cordoba4.67.8500.40012.050

Pommel Horse QualificationDENDScore
1.Cyril Tommasone7.08.50015.500
2.Oleg Stepko6.48.40014.800
3.Sašo Bertoncelj6.28.60014.800
4.Marios Georgiou6.08.55014.550
5.Ferhat Arıcan6.38.00014.300
6.Dmitrijs Trefilovs6.18.10014.200
7.Ahmed Aldayani6.08.20014.200
8.Eyal Glazer5.38.80014.100
9.Petro Pakhnyuk6.47.70014.100
10.Vasily Mikhalitsyn6.57.60014.100
11.Robert Seligman6.27.85014.050
12.José Luis Fuentes5.98.05013.950
13.Ashley Watson5.88.05013.850
14.Pak Tae Yong5.97.90013.800
15.Timur Kadirov6.07.65013.650
16.Abdulla Azimov6.37.10013.400
17.Slavomir Michnak5.97.35013.250
18.Jure Pavlica5.18.10013.200
19.Ahmad Abu Al Soud5.97.15013.050
20.Lukas Kranzlmüller4.58.20012.700
21.Nicolas Cordoba5.57.15012.650
22.Hung Pham Phuoc4.87.80012.600
23.Artem Dolgopyat5.57.00012.500
24.Filip Ude5.86.50012.300
25.Hung Phan Ngoc5.46.90012.300
26.Ahmet Onder5.66.25011.850
27.Nurtas Kozhakov6.15.70011.800
28.James Hall5.76.10011.800
29.Iliya Tudzharov5.75.80011.500
30.Severin Kranzlmüller4.86.65011.450
31.Martin Angelov4.76.70011.400
32.Arnaud Willig4.56.45010.950
33.Jong Hyok Han3.76.0009.700
34.Dang Nam

Still Rings QualificationDENDScore
1.Danny Pinheiro-Rodrigues6.68.20014.800
2.Azizbek Kudratullayev6.48.25014.650
3.Dang Nam6.58.15014.650
4.Oleg Stepko6.48.20014.600
5.Federico Molinari6.77.75014.450
6.Irodotos Georgallas6.18.20014.300
7.Regulo Carmona6.77.60014.300
8.Ibrahim Colak6.57.75014.250
9.James Hall5.98.25014.150
10.Eyal Glazer5.58.50014.000
11.Vasily Mikhalitsyn5.58.25013.750
12.Lukas Kranzlmüller5.38.20013.500
13.Severin Kranzlmüller5.38.15013.450
14.Pavel Bulavsky5.28.25013.450
15.Jong Hyok Han6.17.25013.350
16.Julien Gobaux5.77.60013.300
17.Hung Pham Phuoc6.76.55013.250
18.Mahmood Alsadi4.88.10012.900
19.Dimitar Dimitrov4.98.00012.900
20.Ivan Vargovsky5.57.25012.750
21.Adham Alsqour5.66.85012.450
22.Eldar Safarov4.38.10012.400
23.Mauro Martínez5.26.85012.050
24.Iliya Tudzharov5.16.40011.500

Junior Cup All-Around (Under 18)FXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1.Yunus Emre Gündoğdu12.95012.20012.90013.05012.70011.55075.350
2.Denislav Damyonov13.25010.45012.90013.25012.40012.90075.150
3.Mustafa Arca13.55012.25011.55012.65012.30011.75074.050
4.Vladimir Tushev12.05012.70012.85011.10012.95011.50073.150
5.Svetoslav Angelov12.0509.90012.70013.30012.70010.20070.850
6.Kaloyan Rusev13.1009.30012.10012.10012.10011.85070.550
7.Hamza Şamil Yilmaz12.50013.95012.30010.60049.350

Junior Cup All-Around (Under 16)FXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1.Ilias Georgiou13.35011.10013.45012.85014.10012.95077.800
2.Onur Çelık13.05012.50011.90012.30012.50012.15074.400
3.Sercan Demir13.5509.90011.80013.20012.00011.60072.050
4.Vladamir Hantov12.25011.90011.80012.20012.10011.05071.300
5.Ilkay Uğuz13.25010.90011.25012.25011.50011.00070.150
6.Borislav Dimitrov12.9509.50012.00012.30012.40010.60069.750
7.Ognyan Milchev12.9009.50011.75012.50010.40011.80068.850
8.Thomas Grassoa13.0508.80011.75012.10011.45011.50068.650
9.Georgi Ivanov12.7506.70012.00012.65011.40010.65066.150
10.Jacopo Fenatia12.7507.45011.75010.65011.10010.40064.100
11.Stefan Stoyanov11.4008.10011.20011.5009.70010.30062.200
12.Luca Del Biancoa11.7505.40010.70011.40010.00011.10060.350

Junior Cup All-Around (Under 14)FXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1.Valeri Rangelov13.05010.50012.10012.45012.90011.45072.450
2.Mehmet Ayberk13.00012.90011.55012.40010.80011.25071.900
3.Teodor Trifonov13.00010.20012.25011.65012.80012.00071.900
4.Bora Tarhan12.9509.15010.45013.20011.85011.20068.800
5.Emre Öztekin12.85010.65011.55011.35011.50010.85068.750
6.Martin Mishev11.10011.45011.00012.05011.00010.65067.250
7.Alessandro Petroncini12.7508.10011.20012.65010.70011.65067.050
8.Ouzhan Abil12.0509.15011.05012.20011.30055.750
 
Written by Amanda Turner    Sunday, 03 May 2015 12:45    PDF Print
Brazil, China Double Up in São Paulo
(3 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)



Brazil and China each grabbed two golds Sunday as the World Challenge Cup continued in São Paulo. Pictured: Youth Olympic Games gold medalist Flavia Saraiva won floor exercise Sunday.

Brazil and China each grabbed two golds Sunday as the World Challenge Cup continued in São Paulo.

First-year senior Flavia Saraiva won floor exercise with a truly entertaining routine, showing beautiful form and special attention to detail. She bounced out of bounds but performed well enough to top Germany's Elisabeth Seitz by .25. Another German gymnast, Leah Griesser, took third.

China's Shang Chunsong, who won the uneven bars title on Saturday, took a second gold medal on balance beam (ff, layout, layout; ff, ff, two-foot layout; swing ring; punch front; triple twist dismount). Saraiva, who fell in preliminaries, hit her packed routine (ff, layout, layout; RO two-foot layout; swing ring; front tuck; front aerial, front aerial, side somi; double pike) to delight the very vocal crowd.

In the men's competition, Chilean Tomás González won floor exercise over his Brazilian rival Diego Hypólito. González, who fell on vault Saturday, stayed on his feet to compile a 6.8 Difficulty score (1 1/2 to Randi; front full to double front; 2 1/2 to Rudi; tucked double-double; layout Thomas; whip-triple twist). Hypólito had slightly less secure landings on his tumbling (1 1/2 to Randi; piked Arabian double front, front full; 2 1/2 to double-twisting front; layout Thomas; triple twist; 6.6 D).

The Chinese men were 1-2 on pommel horse; newcomer Xiao Ruoteng broke form and struggled on his dismount, but with a 7.0 D score for his marathon routine, he still defeated 2009 world champion Zhang Hongtao. German veteran Andreas Toba won the bronze, a further half point behind Zhang.

World and Olympic champion Arthur Zanetti lived up to expectations by taking the still rings title with 15.900, .8 ahead of teammate Henri Flores.

The FIG World Cup series continues next weekend in Varna, Bulgaria.

External Link: Brazilian Gymnastics Confederation

2015 FIG Challenger Cup
May 3, São Paulo, Brazil

Balance Beam FinalDENDScore
1.Shang Chunsong6.78.70015.400
2.Flavia Saraiva6.58.60015.100
3.Sophie Scheder5.58.50014.000
4.Chen Siyi5.97.82513.725
5.Ayelen Tarabini5.66.97512.575
6.Hiu Ying Angel Wong4.67.30011.900
7.Ana Lago5.85.65011.450
8.Paloma Guerrero5.25.65010.850

Women's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Flavia Saraiva5.78.2250.313.625
2.Elisabeth Seitz5.38.10013.400
3.Leah Griesser5.28.12513.325
4.Valērija Grišāne5.17.97513.075
5.Chen Siyi5.47.65013.050
6.Ailen Valente5.07.90012.900
7.Ayelen Tarabini5.47.32512.725
8.Lorrane Oliveira5.77.0000.312.400

Men's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Tomás González6.88.82515.625
2.Diego Hypólito6.68.95015.550
3.Matthias Fahrig6.88.67515.475
4.Oskar Kirmes6.18.87514.975
5.Akash Modi6.58.25014.750
6.Huang Xi6.68.00014.600
7.Ângelo Assumpção6.58.00014.500
8.Heikki Saarenketo5.97.87513.775

Pommel Horse FinalDENDScore
1.Xiao Ruoteng7.08.07515.075
2.Zhang Hongtao6.58.40014.900
3.Andreas Toba6.18.30014.400
4.Petrix Barbosa5.98.42514.325
5.Dmitrijs Trefilovs6.47.82514.225
6.Gustavo Simões6.08.20014.200
7.Leonardo Kusan6.07.62513.625
8.Akash Modi6.17.40013.500

Still Rings FinalDENDScore
1.Arthur Zanetti6.89.10015.900
2.Henri Flores6.58.60015.100
3.Federico Molinari6.78.30015.000
4.Gustavo Simões6.08.70014.700
5.Andreas Toba6.48.25014.650
6.Tomi Tuuha5.78.27513.975
7.Oskar Kirmes5.38.65013.950
8.Christian Decidet5.57.82513.325
 
Written by Amanda Turner    Saturday, 02 May 2015 18:07    PDF Print
Chinese Take Three Titles in Brazil
(5 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

China won three of the five gold medals Saturday as the World Challenge Cup continued in São Paulo.

The Chinese claimed both women's finals, with newcomer Deng Yalan winning vault and Shang Chunsong winning uneven bars.

Deng vaulted a double-twisting Tsukahara and layout Rudi (piked down) to take the vault title over Brazilian Rebeca Andrade. Andrade had cleaner vaults but less difficulty (double-twisting Yurchenko and Podkopayeva). Chile's Franchesca Santi surprised for the bronze, vaulting a clean double-twisting Yurchenko and Omelianchik (Yurchenko half on, piked handspring off).

On uneven bars, Shang Chunsong presented a strong exercise (free hip to piked Tkatchev to Pak; Shaposhnikova, back uprise, Gienger between the bars; pirouette inverts to Jaeger) but nearly fell on a very low full-twisting double dismount. Germany's Sophie Scheder took second over teammate and top qualifier Elisabeth Seitz, 14.875-14.700.

The organizers swapped the men's finals, holding vault, parallel bars and high bar on the first day. Brazilian Ângelo Assumpção won the vault title with a triple-twisting Tsukahara (underrotated but stood up) and Yurchenko 2 1/2.

Germany's Lukas Dauser won parallel bars with a clean exercise to take the title with 15.750. China's Zhu Xiaodong showed the hardest routine (6.9 Difficulty) for second over Brazil's Francisco Barreto.

On high bar, Xiao Ruoteng (born 1993) brought a third gold for China, edging top qualifier Nicolas Cordoba (Argentina), 15.125-15.050. Audrys Nin Reyes won the bronze medal (14.975) for the Dominican Republic.

Competition concludes Sunday with the remaining finals.

External Link: Brazilian Gymnastics Confederation

2015 FIG Challenger Cup
May 2, São Paulo, Brazil

Women's Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1.Deng Yalan6.08.97514.97514.962
6.28.75014.950
2.Rebeca Andrade5.89.27515.07514.700
5.29.12514.325
3.Franchesca Santi5.88.92514.72514.162
4.88.80013.600
4.Letícia da Costa5.89.0000.114.70014.150
4.69.00013.600
5.Ayelen Tarabini4.98.97513.87513.962
5.09.05014.050
6.Ahtziri Sandoval5.58.62514.12513.950
5.38.47513.775
7.Ana Lago5.09.02514.02513.862
4.88.90013.700
8.Hiu Ying Angel Wong5.28.67513.87513.662
5.08.5500.113.450

Uneven Bars FinalDENDScore(Qualifying
rank)
1.Shang Chunsong6.78.32515.025
2.Sophie Scheder6.48.47514.875
3.Elisabeth Seitz6.48.30014.700
4.Elsa García6.08.52514.525
5.Chen Siyi6.18.10014.200
6.Ahtziri Sandoval5.97.77513.675
7.Rebeca Andrade5.97.40013.300
8.Flavia Saraiva5.37.22512.525

Men's Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1.Ângelo Assumpção6.09.1500.115.05015.025
5.69.40015.000
2.Matthias Fahrig5.69.37514.97514.850
5.69.12514.725
3.Diego Hypólito5.69.17514.77514.837
5.89.10014.900
4.Tomás González6.08.12514.12514.587
5.69.45015.050
5.Huang Xi6.09.0000.114.90014.487
5.68.5750.114.075
6.Tomi Tuuha5.68.25013.85013.962
5.29.1750.314.075
7.Vitālijs Kardašovs5.68.0250.313.32513.850
5.29.17514.375
8.Andreas Toba5.28.7250.113.82513.750
4.49.27513.675

Parallel Bars FinalDENDScore(Qualifying
rank)
1.Lukas Dauser6.79.05015.750
2.Zhu Xiaodong6.98.62515.525
3.Francisco Barreto6.48.90015.300
4.John Orozco6.78.57515.275
5.Akash Modi6.48.77515.175
6.Ji Lianshen6.28.92515.125
7.Federico Molinari5.68.92514.525
8.Mathias Fahrig6.28.30014.500

High Bar FinalDENDScore(Qualifying
rank)
1.Xiao Ruoteng7.08.12515.125
2.Nicolas Cordoba6.58.55015.050
3.Audrys Nin Reyes6.98.07514.975
4.Andreas Toba6.68.32514.925
5.John Orozco6.38.25014.550
6.Dmitrijs Trefilovs5.58.47513.975
7.Oskar Kirmes5.68.35013.950
8.Ji Lianshen6.37.60013.900
 
Written by Amanda Turner    Friday, 01 May 2015 20:05    PDF Print
World Challenge Cup Begins in São Paulo
(2 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)



Gymnasts from three continents topped the qualification as the World Challenge Cup began Friday in São Paulo. Pictured: China's Shang Chunsong had the top score of the women's competition.

Gymnasts from three continents topped the qualification as the World Challenge Cup began Friday in São Paulo.

The 2016 Olympic host attracted gymnasts from 14 nations to the Geraldo José de Almeida Gym "Ibirapuera." After events in Cottbus, Doha and Ljubljana, the competition marks the halfway point of the 2015 FIG World Challenge Cup series; events to come are in Varna (May 7-10), Anadia (May 21-24) and Osijek (Sept. 17-20).

Brazilian gymnasts led qualification on three events. Olympic hero Arthur Zanetti qualified first on still rings as expected, scoring nearly a full point ahead of second-best Federico Molinari of Argentina, 16.050-15.250.

Chilean Olympian Tomás González led qualification on both floor exercise and vault. On floor, he had the highest Difficulty score at 6.8, and the best execution (9.000). Local favorite Diego Hypólito qualified second (6.5/15.200).

Pommel horse specialist Zhang Hongtao (China), the 2009 world champion, crushed the field, finishing 1.2 points ahead of his nearest rival, American Akash Modi, 15.800-14.600.

On parallel bars, German world team member Lukas Dauser scraped by Zhu Xiaodong (China) after a tiebreak, with both gymnasts scoring 15.650. Another Chinese newcomer, Ji Lianshen, qualified third.

With identical scores for Difficulty (6.5) and Execution (8.6), Ji tied Argentina's Nicolas Cordoba for first on high bar. U.S. Olympian John Orozco qualified third (14.800) and also qualified to the parallel bars final.

In the women's competition, Brazil's first-year seniors Rebeca Andrade (vault) and Flávia Saraiva (floor exercise) each led one event. China's Shang Chunsong (15.100) was untouchable on balance beam. Saraiva qualified second after falling on her roundoff, two-foot layout.

Germany's Elisabeth Seitz (14.800) and Sophie Scheder (14.600) qualified 1-2 on uneven bars.

Competition continues Saturday with the first day of event finals.

External Link: Brazilian Gymnastics Confederation

2015 Brazil World Challenger Cup
May 1, São Paulo, Brazil

Women's Vault QualificationDENDScoreAverage
1.Rebeca Andrade5.89.40015.20014.825
5.29.25014.450
2.Deng Yalan6.08.55014.55014.550
6.28.4500.114.550
3.Ana Lago5.09.10014.10014.000
4.89.10013.900
4.Letícia Lima Da Costa5.88.7000.114.40013.975
4.68.95013.550
5.Franchesca Santi5.88.80014.60013.950
4.88.6000.113.300
6.Hiu Ying Angel Wong5.28.90014.10013.850
5.08.60013.600
6.Ahtziri Sandoval5.58.2000.113.60013.850
5.38.80014.100
8.Ayelén Tarabini4.99.15014.05013.700
4.68.75013.350
9.Valērija Grišāne4.69.15013.75013.600
4.68.85013.450
10.Leah Griesser4.48.80013.20013.325
4.49.05013.450
11.Choi Nim Yan5.28.4000.113.50013.300
4.48.70013.100

Uneven Bars QualificationDENDScore
1.Elisabeth Seitz6.68.20014.800
2.Sophie Scheder6.48.20014.600
3.Shang Chunsong6.47.80014.200
4.Flávia Saraiva5.48.15013.550
5.Elsa García5.97.55013.450
6.Ahtziri Sandoval5.57.65013.150
7.Chen Siyi6.26.85013.050
8.Rebeca Andrade5.77.20012.900
9.Maria Stoffel5.17.70012.800
10.Simona Castro4.68.05012.650
11.Ailen Valente4.87.65012.450
12.Melany Cabrera4.47.55011.950
13.Yamilet Peña4.66.50011.100
13.Sabine Gosa4.17.00011.100

Balance Beam QualificationDENDScore
1.Shang Chunsong6.58.60015.100
2.Flávia Saraiva6.37.40013.700
3.Sophie Scheder5.57.90013.400
4.Ayelén Tarabini5.57.5000.112.900
5.Ana Lago5.87.0000.112.700
6.Paloma Guerrero5.27.15012.350
7.Chen Siyi5.76.60012.300
8.Hiu Ying Angel Wong4.87.40012.200
9.Melany Cabrera4.47.65012.050
10.Lorrane Oliveira5.46.60012.000
11.Simona Castro4.86.8000.111.500
12.Elisabeth Seitz5.06.30011.300
13.Yamilet Peña4.06.90010.900
14.Nim Yan Choi4.46.35010.750
15.Mariana Vásquez4.54.9509.450
16.Sabine Gosa4.12.9507.050

Women's Floor Exercise QualificationDENDScore
1.Flávia Saraiva5.78.20013.900
2.Lorrane Oliveira5.78.05013.750
3.Ayelén Tarabini5.38.40013.700
4.Leah Griesser5.18.25013.350
5.Valērija Grišāne5.07.9000.112.800
6.Elisabeth Seitz4.97.80012.700
7.Chen Siyi5.17.6000.112.600
8.Ailen Valente5.07.8500.312.550
9.Franchesca Santi4.87.60012.400
10.Elsa García5.67.0500.312.350
11.Simona Castro5.26.75011.950
12.Yamilet Peña5.16.8500.211.750
13.Shang Chunsong5.85.9000.311.400
14.Mariana Vásquez4.35.4509.750

Men's Floor Exercise QualificationDENDScore
1.Tomás González6.89.00015.800
2.Diego Hypólito6.58.70015.200
3.Oskar Kirmes6.18.85014.950
4.Angel Assumpção6.58.40014.900
5.Mathias Fahrig6.88.05014.850
6.Akash Modi6.58.25014.750
7.Huang Xi6.67.7500.114.250
8.Heikki Saarenketo5.58.45013.950
9.Christian Decidet5.68.25013.850
10.Daniel Barrera5.97.75013.650
11.Andres Arean5.48.10013.500
12.Lukas Dauser5.87.50013.300
13.Mario Berrios5.87.40013.200
14.Mauro Martínez5.57.25012.750
15.Liu Kam Wah4.47.20011.600
16.Audrys Nin Reyes6.16.3500.911.550
17.Vitālijs Kardašovs4.96.35011.250

Pommel Horse QualificationDENDScore
1.Zhang Hongtao6.89.00015.800
2.Akash Modi6.18.50014.600
3.Dmitrijs Trefilovs6.18.45014.550
4.Xiao Ruoteng6.87.65014.450
5.Gustavo Simões5.98.45014.350
6.Petrix Barbosa5.98.35014.250
7.Andreas Toba6.08.15014.150
8.Leonardo Kusan5.78.30014.000
9.Oskar Kirmes5.58.35013.850
10.John Orozco6.57.30013.800
11.Lukas Dauser5.58.25013.750
12.Matija Baron6.07.35013.350
13.Nicolas Cordoba5.97.25013.150
14.Fransisco Barreto6.26.60012.800
15.Arian Muñoz4.68.05012.650
16.Andres Arean5.07.10012.100
17.Luis Silva5.66.40012.000
18.Joel Vergara4.76.80011.500

Still Rings QualificationDENDScore
1.Arthur Zanetti6.89.25016.050
2.Federico Molinari6.78.55015.250
3.Henri Flores6.58.45014.950
4.Gustavo Simões6.08.90014.900
5.Andreas Toba6.18.30014.400
6.Oskar Kirmes5.38.65013.950
7.Tomi Tuuha5.38.50013.800
8.Christian Decidet5.57.90013.400
9.Joel Vergara5.67.60013.200
10.Mauro Martínez4.87.55012.350

Men's Vault QualificationDENDScoreAverage
1.Tomás González6.09.25015.25015.025
5.69.3000.114.800
2.Mathias Fahrig5.69.40015.00014.950
5.69.30014.900
3.Xi Huang6.09.10015.10014.925
5.69.15014.750
4.Angel Assumpção5.69.40015.00014.800
5.29.40014.600
5.Tomi Tuuha5.69.4000.114.90014.550
5.29.1000.114.200
6.Diego Hypólito5.29.15014.35014.375
5.49.00014.400
7.Vitālijs Kardašovs5.68.7000.114.20014.350
5.29.30014.500
8.Andreas Toba5.29.15014.35014.050
4.49.35013.750
9.Mauro Martínez4.88.90013.70013.875
5.28.85014.050
10.Daniel Barrera5.29.20014.40013.825
4.09.25013.250
11.Man Hin Jim5.67.8000.313.10013.675
5.29.05014.250
12.Audrys Nin Reyes6.08.0500.313.75013.525
5.67.70013.300
13.Heikki Saarenketo5.29.20014.40013.475
3.29.35012.550
14.Mario Berrios4.88.0000.112.70012.175
3.48.5500.311.650
15.Bastian Salazar3.67.8000.311.10012.050
5.27.9000.113.000
16.Nicolas Bracco3.88.90012.70011.925
3.87.6500.311.150

Parallel Bars QualificationDENDScore
1.Lukas Dauser6.78.95015.650
2.Zhu Xiaodong6.98.75015.650
3.Ji Lianshen6.28.95015.150
4.John Orozco6.58.65015.150
5.Francisco Barreto6.38.80015.100
6.Akash Modi6.48.30014.700
7.Federico Molinari5.68.95014.550
8.Audrys Nin Reyes5.78.85014.550
9.Mathias Fahrig6.28.35014.550
10.Joel Vergara5.78.60014.300
11.Oskar Kirmes5.58.35013.850
12.Petrix Barbosa6.17.65013.750
13.Christian Decidet5.08.55013.550
14.Luis Silva5.28.30013.500
15.Osvaldo Erazun5.08.35013.350
16.Jim Man Hin5.27.50012.700
17.Daniel Barrera4.55.50010.000

High Bar QualificationDENDScore
1.Nicolas Cordoba6.58.60015.100
1.Ji Lianshen6.58.60015.100
3.John Orozco6.68.20014.800
4.Xiao Ruoteng6.68.10014.700
5.Andreas Toba6.68.00014.600
6.Audrys Nin Reyes6.28.20014.400
7.Oskar Kirmes5.68.55014.150
8.Dmitrijs Trefilovs5.58.20013.700
9.Vitālijs Kardašovs5.18.40013.500
10.Francisco Barreto6.76.80013.500
11.Petrix Barbosa6.16.95013.050
12.Man Hin Jim4.78.25012.950
13.Akash Modi5.87.15012.950
14.Daniel Barrera5.07.90012.900
15.Christian Decidet5.67.05012.650
16.Lukas Dauser5.47.20012.600
16.Joel Vergara5.47.20012.600
18.Osvaldo Erazun5.17.25012.350
19.Arian Muñoz4.57.40011.900
 
Written by Amanda Turner    Sunday, 19 April 2015 10:58    PDF Print
Russia, Vernyayev Golden as Europeans End
(6 votes, average 4.33 out of 5)



Ksenia Afanasyeva and Nikita Nagorny won gold medals Sunday as the European Championships concluded in Montpellier. Pictured: All-around champion Oleg Vernyayev won parallel bars Sunday, becoming the only gymnast to win two golds in Montpellier.

Russia added two more gold medals Sunday as the European Championships concluded in Montpellier. Russia finished on top in the total medal haul with 10 medals, including four gold.

The final day of competition was an odd one, full of falls and strange mistakes.

Men's vault, The first event started off poorly, with first up Matthias Fahrig (Germany) crashing an attempted Dragulescu that looked like a handspring double front with a quarter twist.

Defending champion Denis Ablyazin had the most difficulty of the final. He landed the incredible "Ri 2" vault: Tsukahara full-in double back out (deep squat and hop over the line). He appeared to land his second vault (Li Xiaopeng: Yurchenko half-on, layout Randi) fine at first, but clearly injured himself on the landing. Ablyazin had to hop on one foot to leave off the podium.

Teammate Nikita Nagorny, 2014 Youth Olympic Games gold medalist, stayed cool and hit both his vaults (Dragulescu; Tsukahara 2 1/2) to win the gold on vault. Fortunately for the Russian team, Albayzin appears to have only sprained his ankle, his coach Sergei Starkin told the media after the competition. Ukraine's Igor Radivilov tied for silver; he looked rather disappointed with his score after he landed his Dragulescu and Tsukahara double pike.

Half of the finalists on women's balance beam fell; starting with first up Vasiliki Millousi (Greece). Clad in a gold leotard, the elegant Millousi had a medal-worthy routine going until she crashed her double pike, bouncing forward to land on her head.

Andreea Munteanu reclaimed the beam title for Romania. She had an unsteady routine overall but landed her ff, tucked full and triple twist dismount for the highest Difficulty score of the final. Becky Downie, the silver medalist on uneven bars yesterday, won another silver, just .066 behind Munteanu.

With the French fans vociferous in their support, the stylish Claire Martin hit the routine of her life, without a single wobble. She and her coaches were overjoyed with her bronze medal, though it arguably could have been shinier.

Great Britain's Claudia Fragapane, fourth, was equally pleased with her routine, which featured a high two-foot layout and a standing full.

Top qualifier and favoriteMaria Kharenkova—the only gymnast to reach a score of 15.000 during this championships—had to start her routine seconds after Ablyazin was injured. Kharenkova promptly fell off on her ff, ff, two-foot layout.

Dutch gymnast Sanne Wevers—known for her turns on beam—spun a double turn with leg held horizontal (named after her) and the very rare triple turn, only to fall on a full turn.

On women's floor exercise, Ksenia Afanasyeva snagged gold after hitting her routine, which had the best combination of difficulty and artistry. The final women's competitor at these European championships, the two-time Olympian ended the competition with a stick. She tumbled a double layout; two whips to triple twist; 2 1/2, front layout; and a double pike dismount, perfectly stuck.

Super tumbler Fragapane won the silver over all-around champion Giulia Steingruber, the top qualifier.

The women's floor exercise final featured four gymnasts tumbling a full-twisting double layout: Fragapane, Steingruber, Erika Fasana (Italy) and Amy Tinkler (Great Britain).

All-around champion Oleg Vernyayev won parallel bars, becoming the only gymnast to win two golds in Montpellier. Vernyayev only made one event final, but he swung through his set to repeat as European champion, winning by more than half a point.

Romania's Marius Berbecar tied Swiss gymnast Christian Baumann for second, with both gymnasts thrilled with their medals.

Belarusian Alexander Tsarevich quit his routine after making a mistake; instead he chose to just dismount with a layout.

Croatia's Marijo Možnik won the high bar gold over Great Britain's Sam Oldham, 14.833-14.766. Greek veteran Vlasios Maras won the bronze, his eighth European championships medal on high bar.

Last up in the high bar, Tsarevich ended these European championships with a very good routine (huge height on his releases) and a beautiful stuck triple back, but the judges denied him a spot on the podium by .033.

Next year's European championships, featuring the team and junior competition, will be held in Bern, Switzerland.

External Link: Official Website

2015 European Championships
April 19, Montpellier, France

Balance Beam FinalDENDScore(Qual.)
1.Andreea Munteanu6.18.26614.3664
2.Becky Downie6.08.30014.3002
3.Claire Martin5.88.40014.2006
4.Claudia Fragapane5.68.30013.9006
5.Vasiliki Millousi5.97.36613.2668
6.Maria Kharenkova5.67.60013.2001
7.Pauline Schäfer5.77.40013.1003
8.Sanne Wevers5.36.7000.111.9005

Women's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore(Qual.)
1.Ksenia Afanasyeva6.38.43314.7332
2.Claudia Fragapane6.38.33314.6337
3.Giulia Steingruber6.08.46614.4661
4.Erika Fasana6.08.30014.3006
5.Marta Pihan-Kulesza6.08.23314.2334
6.Amy Tinkler5.98.10014.0003
7.Maria Kharenkova5.88.2330.113.9335
8.Andreea Munteanu5.58.36613.8668

Men's Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage(Qual.)
1.Nikita Nagorny6.09.26615.26615.0991
5.69.33314.933
2.Denis Ablyazin6.48.8000.314.90015.0835
6.29.06615.266
2.Igor Radivilov6.09.26615.26615.0834
6.09.2000.314.900
4.Artur Davtyan6.09.0580.314.75814.7833
6.08.9080.114.808
5.Kristian Thomas6.08.7330.314.43314.4992
5.68.96614.566
6.Benjamin Gischard5.68.00013.60014.1837
5.69.16614.766
7.Andrey Medvedev5.67.76613.36613.8336
6.08.4000.114.300
8.Matthias Fahrig6.07.6000.313.30013.6668
5.68.7330.314.033

Parallel Bars FinalDENDScore(Qual.)
1.Oleg Vernyayev6.98.96615.8661
2.Marius Berbecar6.78.60015.3002
2.Christian Baumann6.48.90015.3003
4.Oleg Stepko6.58.76615.2665
5.Andrei Muntean6.68.53315.1336
6.Petro Pakhnyuk6.58.46614.9664
7.Ferhat Arıcan6.27.63313.8336
8.Alexander Tsarevich4.08.73312.7338

High Bar FinalDENDScore(Qual.)
1.Marijo Možnik6.78.13314.8338
2.Sam Oldham6.58.26614.7662
3.Vlasios Maras6.68.06614.6664
4.Alexander Tsarevich6.77.93314.6336
5.Alexander Shatilov6.58.06614.5667
6.Kristian Thomas6.57.53314.0335
7.Axel Augis6.37.46613.7668
8.Pablo Brägger6.06.43312.4331
9.Dmitry Barkalov5.86.23312.0333
 


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