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Written by Amanda Turner    Saturday, 12 December 2015 15:51    PDF Print
Japan, Russia Top Day 1 in Toyota
(3 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

The Russian women and Japanese men swept the gold medals at the first day of competition at the Toyota International, which began Saturday in Aichi Prefecture. Pictured: Still rings titles Koji Yamamuro of Japan

The Russian women and Japanese men swept the gold medals at the first day of competition at the Toyota International, which began Saturday in Aichi Prefecture.

Held in front of a sold-out audience at Sky Hall Toyota, the apparatus-only competition attracted 28 visiting gymnasts from Australia, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Russia, United States, Uzbekistan and Vietnam, plus a full contingent from the host nation.

Russia's newly crowned world champions Maria Paseka (vault) and Daria Spiridonova (uneven bars) both won gold on their specialties. Japan won both silver medals and Hungary took both bronzes. On vault, fan favorite Mai Murakami took second place over Boglárka Dévai , with both gymnasts throwing double-twisting Yurchenko and full-twisting Tsukahara vaults.

Many-time world medalist Oksana Chusovitina (Uzbekistan) finished seventh after she bailed out of a planned handspring double front and performed only one salto (4.4 D score).

On uneven bars, Spiridonova topped Japan's Asuka Teramoto and Hungary's Noémi Makra. Two-time world uneven bars champion Viktoria Komova, who famously tied Spiridonova in the unprecedented four-way tie for gold at this fall's world championships in Glasgow, fell twice (Maloney-half; layout Jaeger).

The Japanese men dominated the competition, taking the gold and silver in all three events on day one. Two-time world floor exercise champion Kenzo Shirai was unbeatable on his best event, reportedly tumbling a layout triple-double en route to first place with 15.700 (incredible 7.7 Difficulty). Teammate Naoto Hayasaka (15.300) won the silver over American Eddie Penev, who opened with a triple-double (14.575). All three medalists incurred a .3 out-of-bounds deduction.

Kazuma Kaya, like Shirai a member of Japan's gold-medal squad in Glasgow, won the gold on pommel horse (7.0/15.675). Teammate Ryohei Kato took second ahead of Marvin Kimble, who brought another bronze for the Americans.

Koji Yamamuro, the bronze medalist in the all-around and on rings at the 2011 Worlds, was golden on rings (6.6/15.250) over Keisuke Ogura (6.4/14.750). Ogura, 22, is expected to impress in Sunday's vault event, having landed a Tsukahara 3 1/2-twist earlier this year. German star Marcel Nguyen won the bronze on still rings (6.1/14.650).

Six-time world champion Kohei Uchimura withdrew from the competition this week to rest a sore leg. However, Uchimura was on hand prior to the event to help spot local kindergartners is a coaching clinic.

External Link: Official Website

2015 Toyota International
December 12, Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Women's VaultDENDScoreAverage
1.Maria Paseka5.68.85014.45015.025
2.Mai Murakami5.89.10014.90014.425
3.Boglárka Dévai5.89.00014.80014.400
4.Phan Thi Ha Thanh5.08.90013.90014.225
5.Ksenia Afanasyeva5.89.10014.90014.125
6.Sae Miyakawa6.28.75014.95013.650
7.Oksana Chusovitina4.48.00012.40013.450
8.Antonia Alicke4.88.70013.50013.350
9.Kirsten Peterman5.38.75014.05013.250
10.Sydney Townsend5.38.7000.113.90013.050
11.Sarah Voss5.07.9500.312.65012.750
12.Noémi Makra5.08.85013.8506.925

Uneven BarsDENDScore
1.Daria Spiridonova6.28.30014.500
2.Asuka Teramoto5.98.50014.400
3.Noémi Makra6.18.20014.300
4.Mai Murakami5.68.30013.900
5.Oksana Chusovitina5.27.90013.100
6.Sarah Voss5.27.85013.050
7.Viktoria Komova6.26.80013.000
8.Hélody Cyrenne5.47.20012.600
9.Kirsten Peterman5.47.15012.550
10.Boglarka Devai4.97.15012.050
OPEN.Koko Dobashi5.67.20012.800
OPEN.Sydney Townsend4.76.40011.100

Men's Floor ExerciseDENDScore
1.Kenzo Shirai7.78.3000.315.700
2.Naoto Hayasaka7.08.6500.315.350
3.Eddie Penev7.07.8750.314.575
4.Hoang Cuong6.08.52514.525
5.Marcel Nguyen6.08.25014.250
6.Adam Babos5.68.45014.050
6.Le Thanh Tung5.98.15014.050
8.Jonathan Horton6.47.00013.400
9.Christopher Remkes6.75.0750.611.175

Pommel HorseDENDScore
1.Kazuma Kaya7.08.67515.675
2.Ryohei Kato6.08.80014.800
3.Marvin Kimble6.68.15014.750
4.Andreas Toba6.18.37514.475
5.Eddie Penev5.98.52514.425
6.Dávid Vecsernyés5.98.10014.000
7.Adam Babos5.38.62513.925
8.Le Thanh Tung5.18.22513.325
9.Christopher Remkes5.96.82512.725
10.Dang Nam4.87.52512.325

Still RingsDENDScore
1.Koji Yamamuro6.68.65015.250
2.Keisuke Ogura6.48.35014.750
3.Marcel Nguyen6.18.55014.650
3.Nam Dang6.58.15014.650
5.Andreas Toba6.38.00014.300
5.Marvin Kimble6.18.20014.300
7.Attila Vlacsil6.08.12514.125
8.Jonathan Horton6.07.80013.800
9.Adam Babos5.48.27513.675
10.Le Thanh Tung5.58.00013.500
Written by Amanda Turner    Sunday, 29 November 2015 21:39    PDF Print
Böczögö, Vagner Grab Grand Prix of Brno
(2 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

Hungarians Dorina Böczögö and Levente Vagner paired up to win the Grand Prix of Brno, a mixed-pairs competition held Saturday in the Czech city.

Hungarians Dorina Böczögö and Levente Vagner paired up to win the Grand Prix of Brno, a mixed-pairs competition held Saturday in the Czech city.

Organized by the TJ Sokol Brno club, the Grand Prix of Brno follows the format established by the Swiss Cup. A female and male gymnast team up with each competing one event per round. Eight teams advance to the semifinal and four teams advance to the final. Gymnasts who choose to 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 final.

Böczögö, a 2008 and 2012 Olympian, and Vagner led throughout the competition, topping German duo Antonia Alicke and Helge Liebrich in both the qualification and semi-final. They both hit cleanly in the final with Böczögö earning 13.650 on floor exercise and Vagner 14.250 on parallel bars.

Austrians Jasmin Mader and Daniel Kopeinik finished second, 1.3 points out of firs. The German pair fell to third in the final after a 12.300 on floor from Alicke.

Czech pair Veronika Drápalová and Svatoslav Solovjev finished fourth. Another Czech duo of Veronika Cenková and David Jessen finished fifth, missing the cutoff to the final. Jessen, the Czech-American son of 1980s great Hana Říčná, made his world debut for the Czech Republic at world championships in October in Glasgow. Jessen, who turns 19 on December 6, was born in Brno and now lives and trains in Florida.

Böczögö and Vagner are the second Hungarian pair to win in Brno since the event began in 1997. Gabriela Onodí and Zsolt Péter won in 1998.

External Link: Official Website

2015 Grand Prix of Brno
November 28, Brno, Czech Republic

1. Hungary54.35027.80027.900
Dorina Böczögö4.312.5005.613.8505.5 13.3505.6 13.650
Levente Vagner5.414.2505.113.7505.1 14.4505.3 14.250
2. Austria50.50026.42526.600
Jasmin Mader5.112.5005.112.9005.0/4.413.1755.0/4.413.050
Daniel Kopeinik4.212.2004.312.9005.3 13.2505.1 13.550
3. Germany53.80027.57525.600
Antonia Alicke5.613.1505.013.2504.8/4.213.4255.5 12.300
Helge Liebrich5.713.6505.613.7505.3 14.1505.5 13.300
4. Czech Republic51.55026.40024.000
Veronika Drápalová4.4/4.212.5004.511.6005.0 12.7505.0 11.750
Svatoslav Solovjev5.914.0004.813.4504.4/4.413.6504.4 12.250
5. Czech Republic52.70025.850
Veronika Cenková5.113.1005.112.2504.1 11.550
David Jessen4.913.7506.413.6005.6 14.300
6. Ukraine50.55025.750
Yana Fedorova4.510.7504.712.7003.8 2.411.600
Maksym Semyankiv4.913.7005.513.4005.5 14.150
7. Czech Republic/Spain49.12524.100
Marie Nevrklová4.4/4.213.2254.411.2004.6 11.250
Adrian López4.811.8504.712.8505.2/3.612.850
8. Hungary51.87524.075
Dália Al-Salty5.012.4005.113.0504.4/4.212.675
Dávid Schweigert5.912.9003.6 5.213.5255.1 11.400
9. Czech Republic/Spain48.775
Jana Weisserová4.612.6504.311.750
Ivan Vargas4.511.2503.6/4.413.125
10. Czech Republic47.925
Tereza Ochynská3.59.1504.4/4.212.975
Ondřej Janeczko5.112.6504.213.150
11. Slovakia/Czech Republic45.750
Radoslava Kalamárová3.78.1005.111.150
Daniel Radovesnický4.4/3.613.1004.513.400

Grand Prix of Brno Champions, 1997-2014

1997Vasiliki Tsavdaridou Dimitrios Tambakos
1998Gabriela Onodí Zsolt Péter
1999Jana Komrsková Jiří Fiřt
2000Anna Kovalyova Yuri Tikhonovsky
2001Suzanne Harmes Marian Fuchs
2002Andreea Raducan Marian Dragulescu
2003Jana Komrsková Martin Konečný
2004Imogen Cairns David Vyoral
2005Kateřina Marešová David Vyoral
2006Jana Šikulová David Vyoral
2007Kristýna Pálešová Filip Ude
2008Kristýna Pálešová Samuel Piasecký
2009Marie-Sofie Hindermann Helge Liebrich
2010Jana Šikulová Fabian Leimlehner /
2011Raluca Haidu Cristian Băţagă
2012Maria Livchikova Maxim Semiankiv
2013Jana Šikulová Martin Konečný
2014 Krystyna Sankova Maksym Semyankiv
Written by Amanda Turner    Sunday, 22 November 2015 12:42    PDF Print
Russia's Melnikova Masters Elite Gym Massilia
(1 vote, average 5.00 out of 5)

Junior European champion Angelina Melnikova (Russia) captured the all-around title at the 2015 Elite Gym Massilia, held this weekend in Marseille, France.

Junior European champion Angelina Melnikova (Russia) captured the all-around title at the 2015 Elite Gym Massilia, held this weekend at the Palais des Sports de Marseille.

The international portion of the competition featured nearly 100 gymnasts from 10 nations, including Argentina, Australia, Canada, Romania and Russia. The gymnasts were divided into two levels, Open and Master, for the team and all-around competitions, and the best from each division advanced to a combined apparatus final on Sunday.

Veteran Marine Brevet led France to the Master team title over Russia and Romania. Russia had led France going into the final rotation, 128.050-127.850, but wobbly beam routines dropped them behind the host team, who performed well on bars.

Melnikova, who turns 16 next July, won the Master all-around title with 57.500. She had her best performance on uneven bars, where she competed an inside-Stalder, inside-Stalder-full, inside-Stalder-Shaposhnikova (Komova II) to Pak; Maloney-half; inside-Stalder-blind to piked Jaeger; full-twisting double (6.4D/15.000). On balance beam, she had a large wobble on her ff, ff, two-foot layout, but recovered well, also competing a punch front; side somi; double turn, RO double pike (5.9/13.900). She also scored 13.900 on floor exercise (stuck piked full-in; two whips to double tuck; double twist; double pike).

Brevet took second all-around (56.950) over Romanian Olympian Diana Bulimar, who had the top score on floor exercise with 14.600 (double layout; piked full-in; double pike).

France swept the all-around medals in the Open division. Juliette Bossu, 15, of Pôle France Saint-Étienne won the gold medal over clubmate Lorette Charpy, the 2015 junior national champion. Coline Devillard (INSEP/Amicale Lay Digoin)

Romania was the most successful nation in apparatus finals, winning three of the four titles. Bulimar took the gold on floor exercise, and world team member won both vault and balance beam. Russia's Natalia Kapitonova won uneven bars, showing showing very strong handstand positions (Stalder-full; Komova II; Pak; Maloney-half; inside-Stalder full to Tkatchev; toe-full to full-twisting double).

The November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris resulted in the cancellation of the "Planet Gym," a children's open house planned for November 16-20 at the arena. However, the competition was held as scheduled, including three lower levels featuring more than 150 gymnasts aged 9-13 years old.

External Link: Official Website

2015 Elite Gym Massilia
November 20-22, Marseille, France

Master Massilia TeamVTUBBBFXTotal
6.France Open 241.60040.30038.50038.300158.700
7.France Open 142.20039.10037.65039.450158.400
8.France Open Junior40.85038.70038.35038.550156.450

Open Massilia TeamVTUBBBFXTotal
1.France Open 143.03340.43340.00039.733163.200
2.France Open Junior41.56738.56742.03338.233160.400
3.France Open 241.26739.70037.36738.767157.100
5.Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield40.33336.16734.36737.433148.300
6.Pôle France Marseille39.80033.53336.93337.433147.700
9.ASCM Toulon39.26731.70032.33335.967139.267
10.Avant Garde Le Mans 238.43330.33331.76733.567134.100
11.Gym Pays d'Aix38.03329.40032.26733.600133.300
12.CIR Sud Ouest38.66727.53331.80033.667131.667
13.Avant Garde Le Mans36.70027.63331.83334.167130.333

Master Massilia All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1.Angelina Melnikova5.814.7006.415.0005.913.9005.613.90057.500
2.Marine Brevet5.014.4005.514.0505.714.6005.413.90056.950
3.Diana Bulimar5.014.3005.313.7005.714.3005.714.60056.900
4.Natalia Kapitonova5.014.2006.515.3005.813.5505.513.70056.750
5.Nina Derwael5.014.0506.614.0505.614.2505.313.95056.300
6.Enus Mariani5.013.9505.814.3005.413.9505.213.70055.900
7.Marine Boyer5.014.4005.313.6006.213.9505.413.60055.550
8.Laura Jurca5.813.5505.513.8005.414.1505.713.85055.350
9.Loan His5.014.2505.714.4005.213.5005.313.20055.350
10.Elisa Meneghini5.313.8005.413.4505.513.3505.714.45055.050
11.Axelle Klinckaert5.014.4005.213.3006.112.8005.614.45054.950
12.Daria Skrypnik5.013.9506.313.4005.513.4005.413.75054.500
13.Maria Holbură5.013.6505.213.6006.013.4505.313.50054.200
14.Lorette Charpy5.013.3005.613.8005.613.7005.213.25054.050
15.Oréane Lechenault5.014.0505.814.2005.612.7505.312.80053.800
16.Alison Lepin5.013.8506.314.4005.612.8005.112.60053.650
17.Martina Maggio5.014.1005.113.7005.112.9005.112.60053.300
18.Daniela Ciurușniuc5.013.6505.213.4505.112.7005.513.20053.000
19.Juliette Bossu5.013.9005.313.6005.411.6505.513.10052.250
20.Francesca Noemi Linari5.013.6005.012.7505.612.8005.512.90052.050
21.Camille Bahl5.814.2005.212.0005.212.3005.313.40051.900
22.Yevgenia Shelgunova5.813.1505.911.6505.812.9505.713.85051.600
23.Senna Deriks5.012.3505.612.7505.113.3505.113.10051.550
24.Coline Devillard5.814.1004.912.6005.611.8505.312.95051.500
25.Alisson Lapp5.013.6503.712.1505.712.7004.912.90051.400
26.Mathilde Dal Zovo5.013.7004.811.7005.012.9504.612.05050.400
27.Clara Beugnon5.013.5004.611.5004.912.4005.012.90050.300
28.Lea Marques5.013.1004.812.7505.010.9004.712.40049.150
29.Julie Meyers5.014.0005.113.6004.99.9004.910.85048.350
30.Morgane Osyssek5.013.9004.69.8505.411.9505.311.95047.650
31.Grâce Charpy5.012.9005.113.5004.812.75039.150
32.Claire Martin6.015.0005.113.75028.750

Open Massilia All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1.Juliette BossuFrance Open 1n/a14.0335.313.7005.413.1335.513.60054.467
2.Lorette CharpyFrance Open Junior13.1005.614.1005.813.8675.212.93354.000
3.Coline DevillardFrance Open 114.3675.012.5675.914.0335.512.56753.533
4.Camille BahlFrance Open 114.6335.213.1335.412.1335.313.13353.033
5.Oréane LéchenaultFrance Open 214.1335.813.9005.612.4334.412.40052.867
6.Alisson LappFrance Open Junior13.7333.611.6675.514.2004.913.10052.700
7.Alison LepinFrance Open 213.4676.113.0335.412.7675.112.83352.100
8.Eliza FreemanAustralia13.4334.912.2335.513.0675.112.96751.700
9.Victoria JurcaGym-Fly13.1335.012.1335.513.0005.413.36751.633
10.Jessica HutchinsonSilvia's Gymnastics14.0003.511.1674.812.9334.613.30051.400
11.Émilie DumontViagym13.8005.212.6335.113.0334.811.66751.133
12.Morgane OsyssekFrance Open Junior14.1004.710.7335.513.9675.412.20051.000
13.Myrthe PotomsBelgium13.0004.711.5335.013.5674.612.70050.800
14.Maellyse BrassartBelgium14.0004.511.4005.612.3335.012.96750.700
15.Léa MarquesFrance Open Junior13.7334.812.8004.911.8334.912.16750.533
16.Fiona OkePôle France Marseille13.6334.511.5674.712.4334.812.83350.467
17.Clara BeugnonFrance Open 213.6674.712.3674.910.7675.113.40050.200
18.Mayra VaquieCAV Sarsfield13.2004.612.0675.111.5334.712.50049.300
19.Mélissande SimoninSaint-Lô13.5673.310.7675.212.4674.812.43349.233
20.Loïcia PorteSaint-Lô13.2334.411.7004.811.8674.712.33349.133
21.Megan PhillipsGymnix13.0334.711.9335.210.9674.913.13349.067
22.Ines Ben RhoumaPôle France Marseille13.3333.49.7675.112.9335.012.66748.700
23.Agustina PisosCAV Sarsfield12.7004.010.8675.012.2674.312.60048.433
24.Camila Sofia BonzoCAV Sarsfield13.5334.612.0004.810.1004.612.33347.967
26.Alysson TruchardASCM Toulon13.0334.211.2005.011.0004.912.66747.900
25.Laurie-Lou VézinaGym-Fly12.1335.310.3335.513.5004.711.93347.900
28.Raquel GilAvant Garde Le Mans12.8672.610.2334.712.9333.811.73347.767
27.Tamara Jacqueline CascoCAV Sarsfield13.6004.512.1004.910.5674.811.50047.767
29.Alisée AicardiASCM Toulon13.4334.011.3004.910.7005.212.20047.633
30.Gaëlle MahéPôle France Marseille12.8333.111.0004.811.3004.311.90047.033
31.Camille CaruanaPôle France Marseille12.4333.410.9674.511.5674.611.93346.900
32.Romane FontaineDunkerque13.1673.19.4674.912.4674.711.76746.867
33.Myrelle MorinGymnix12.6332.09.2334.712.3674.512.10046.333
34.Justine JoletGym Pays d'Aix13.0333.810.0674.711.9004.511.10046.100
35.Pauline GracPôle France Marseille12.9002.09.9673.410.9334.311.63345.433
36.Clémence BehierCIR Sud Ouest13.6001.49.4004.39.9674.212.13345.100
37.Sarah CollAvant Garde Le Mans 211.9673.410.5333.811.1004.111.46745.067
38.Adélaïde ChallesSaint-Lô12.8002.59.1674.011.4334.211.53344.933
39.Elly GilbertViagym12.6333.09.6674.012.3333.710.20044.833
40.Marine LebauxGym Pays d'Aix12.7332.710.6674.09.4674.211.83344.700
41.Violeta SanchezAvant Garde Le Mans 213.2673.210.4673.510.3674.110.43344.533
42.Margaux VallanceSaint-Lô12.2331.99.1674.111.4673.711.30044.167
43.Chloé LeblicqBelgium13.2003.88.6674.910.0004.612.03343.900
44.Shaed SakrAvant Garde Le Mans13.2004.39.8674.88.5674.712.10043.733
45.Loeza FlochBretagne13.1672.79.6674.110.0004.110.76743.600
46.Marina GonzalezAvant Garde Le Mans 212.5672.79.3333.910.3003.311.10043.300
47.Romane CabrolCIR Sud Ouest12.3332.89.6333.010.7333.310.53343.233
48.Maëlle Dumitru MarinBretagne13.3332.17.7334.09.9674.412.16743.200
50.Christina VivesAvant Garde Le Mans12.9672.58.9334.09.5004.011.46742.867
49.Manon StrosbergDunkerque 13.2672.59.6674.69.0004.510.93342.867
51.Mey Lyn AntonCIR Sud Ouest12.1001.38.5003.811.1003.111.00042.700
52.Miléna DamiantheASCM Toulon12.1673.49.2004.59.9334.511.10042.400
53.Claudia SalatAvant Garde Le Mans 212.6002.98.1004.19.9004.311.00041.600
54.Alice BellangerBretagne12.6672.08.8673.48.3674.211.10041.000
55.Éva SalvadorGym Pays d'Aix12.2671.18.6673.29.2003.210.63340.767
56.Grace CharpyFrance Open 15.213.6004.912.8334.813.00039.433
57.Alexandra EadeAustralia14.0335.611.9005.513.33339.267
58.Cécilia FlouchipCIR Sud Ouest12.7331.55.4003.99.6004.310.36738.100
59.Mathilde Dal ZovoFrance Open 24.812.7674.712.1674.612.53337.467
60.Valentina ContrerasCAV Sarsfield12.5004.011.3003.311.13334.933
61.Olessya DademaFuntastic Gymnastic Club12.7331.96.6673.35.9673.78.93334.300
62.Émilie LartinASCM Toulon12.8005.110.6334.510.50033.933
63.Kendall WhitmanSilvia's Gymnastics3.08.9334.110.8003.911.23330.967
64.Ivet RiboAvant Garde Le Mans10.8672.47.0004.110.96728.833
65.Roser SenmartiAvant Garde Le Mans2.48.4673.29.4003.610.96728.833
66.Lena StockhausenGym Pays d'Aix3.310.9004.510.66721.567
67.Chloé TertraisBretagne3.39.3003.59.46718.767

Top Massilia VaultVT1VT2Average
1.Laura Jurca13.86714.63314.250
2.Axelle Klinckaert14.16714.10014.133
3.Camille Bahl14.43313.70014.067
4.Marine Boyer14.16713.80013.983
5.Jessica Hutchinson13.86713.83313.850
6.Coline Devillard14.30013.26713.783
7.Alison Lepin13.70013.23313.467

Top Massilia Uneven BarsDENDScore
1.Natalia Kapitonova6.58.76715.267
2.Enus Mariani5.88.46714.267
3.Oréane Léchenault5.88.06713.867
4.Alison Lepin5.97.83313.733
5.Angelina Melnikova6.37.33313.633
6.Loan His5.87.43313.233

Top Massilia Balance BeamDENDScore
1.Laura Jurca5.68.26713.867
2.Enus Mariani5.48.33313.733
3.Nina Derwael5.68.10013.700
4.Marine Brevet5.78.00013.700
5.Diana Bulimar5.77.93313.633
6.Claire Martin5.47.73313.133

Top Massilia Floor ExerciseDENDScore
1.Diana Bulimar5.78.53314.233
2.Axelle Klinckaert5.68.50014.100
3.Marine Brevet5.48.66714.067
4.Elisa Meneghini5.78.26713.967
5.Nina Derwael5.38.43313.733
6.Angelina Melnikova5.66.96712.567

Written by Amanda Turner    Monday, 16 November 2015 11:49    PDF Print
France Hosts Tournament to Affirm Sport as 'Symbol of Respect and Brotherhood'
(1 vote, average 5.00 out of 5)

French, Swiss and American gymnasts were among the winners at the 19th annual Combs-la-Ville international, a women's junior tournament held Saturday and Sunday in the Parisian suburb.

French, Swiss and American gymnasts were among the winners at the 19th annual Combs-la-Ville international, a women's junior tournament held Saturday and Sunday in the Parisian suburb.

The competition was held in the shadow of Friday's terrorist attacks that killed at least 132 people in Paris and Saint-Denis. All weekend sporting events were canceled in Île-de-France, the department surrounding Paris, but organizers nevertheless decided to carry on with the gymnastics competition in Combs-la-Ville, which lies about an hour southeast of the capital.

Organizers from the club stated the decision after receiving the approval of the French Gymnastics Federation and support from Guy Geoffroy, the Deputy Mayor of Combs-la-Ville.

"All the volunteers, judges, coaches and spectators chose to demonstrate that, despite the tragic events of Friday, November 13, sport is a symbol of respect and brotherhood among nations. The tournament was held and dignified, solemn tribute was paid to the victims of the attacks before the competition on Saturday and Sunday. We are grateful for all the officials who directly or indirectly gave us this choice."

Gymnasts from Russia (Moscow Dinamo) and Egypt withdrew, but the competition included gymnasts from across Europe, as well as the United States, Canada, and Argentina. The women's event featured international level at the junior and espoir (hopes) level.

French gymnast Mélissa Poitreau (Alliance Dijon Gym 21) won the junior competition over Aneta Holasová (Czech Republic) and teammate Léanne Bourgeois (Avoine Beaumont Gymnastique).

In Sunday's apparatus finals, Poitreau won bars and won floor exercise. American Jessica Hutchinson, daughter of 1992 Bulgarian Olympian Silvia Mitova, won both vault and balance beam titles.

The Swiss dominated the espoir competition with five of the six titles. Leonie Meier crushed the competition, winning the all-around by nearly 4 points over teammate Anina Wildi and France's Carolann Heduit (Avoine Beaumont Gymnastique).

Meier added balance beam and floor titles in the espoir finals. Wildi won uneven bars and Clara Gandrey (Pôle Espoir Dijon) won vault.

External Link: Official Website

19th Combs-la-Ville International
November 14-15, 2015, Combs-la-Ville, France

Junior TeamVTUBBBFXTotal
5.Silvia's Gymnastics13.80019.95022.95024.35081.050
7.Argentina 113.8009.95010.45012.30046.500

Espoirs TeamVTUBBBFXTotal
1.Switzerland 127.56726.70024.70027.750106.717
3.Pôle Espoir Dijon26.63321.55025.75024.95098.883
5.Pôle Espoir Meaux25.60020.50025.30024.65096.050
6.Combs La Ville 125.93319.90024.35024.70094.883
8.Belgium 125.86720.35022.25023.95092.417
10.Pôle Espoir Meaux 125.46719.50023.50022.35090.817
13.Combs La Ville24.43318.10020.45020.85083.833

Junior All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1.Mélissa PoitreauFrance20015.014.2335.212.5005.814.1004.812.30053.133
2.Aneta HolasováPrague20015.014.0335.812.2005.812.5505.413.85052.633
3.Léanne BourgeoisFrance20005.013.7335.312.5005.313.2005.312.65052.083
4.Assia KhnifassFrance20015.013.7005.913.2505.513.0504.311.15051.150
5.Vendula MěrkováPrague20014.212.7334.912.3505.113.3004.612.75051.133
6.Agustina PisosArgentina20014.012.3674.912.7504.612.7004.512.95050.767
7.Tamara CascoArgentina20004.413.3004.912.5004.511.7505.012.90050.450
8.Fabienne StuderSwitzerland20014.012.5334.812.5004.712.5004.512.85050.383
9.Adéla MěrkováPrague20014.213.0334.511.3005.313.1004.812.80050.233
10.Mayra VaquieArgentina20005.013.5335.412.3504.812.6004.211.05049.533
11.Jessica HutchinsonSilvia’s Gymnastics20015.013.8005.110.0503.512.9004.012.25049.000
12.Lynn GenhartSwitzerland20014.012.8334.411.5005.111.4004.712.65048.383
13.Fabienne StrubSwitzerland20014.212.7004.810.7004.411.3504.912.80047.550
14.Maeva GeneSeine et Marne20014.012.5674.611.5504.811.9504.911.00047.067
15.Camila BonzoArgentina20015.013.8004.69.9504.810.4504.512.30046.500
16.Kendall WhitmanSilvia’s Gymnastics20013.79.9003.210.0504.612.10032.050
17.Rinke SantyBelgium20015.113.00013.000

Espoir All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1.Leonie MeierSwitzerland20025.013.8675.213.3505.413.7005.214.10055.017
2.Anina WildiSwitzerland20024.613.7005.013.3505.110.7005.113.65051.400
3.Carolann HeduitFrance20035.013.7675.211.9505.212.4005.312.00050.117
4.Clara GandreyPôle Espoir Dijon20025.013.6334.210.3505.113.2504.912.75049.983
5.Anny WuSwitzerland20024.012.9674.912.7504.611.0004.612.60049.317
6.Blanche BéziaudPôle Espoir Dijon20034.413.0004.211.2004.312.5004.612.20048.900
7.Aglaé Adam­CuvillierPôle Espoir20034.412.8673.410.9005.012.4004.912.70048.867
8.Kristýna BrabcováCzech Republic20024.212.6334.09.9005.113.5504.712.55048.633
9.Dominika PonížilováCzech Republic20024.613.5002.410.8005.211.7504.412.45048.500
10.Yatonde KokoloCombs La Ville20024.413.4002.810.0004.312.1504.612.85048.400
11.Veronika ŠebákováCzech Republic20024.212.9004.712.0004.99.9505.012.75047.600
12.Nina FerrazziniSwitzerland20034.012.8003.110.7504.612.0504.111.80047.400
13.Marina PhemiusCombs La Ville20024.012.5333.19.9005.012.2004.611.85046.483
14.Noémie LouonBelgium20044.212.9671.39.9003.910.9004.612.50046.267
15.Camille CaruanaFrance20024.412.9003.39.8504.711.6504.211.85046.250
16.Jennifer BorielloSwitzerland20034.012.6673.210.7504.211.5503.811.25046.217
17.Maria LastouskayaBelarus20024.213.1672.37.5504.812.5504.812.40045.667
18.Marine BarbeletPôle Espoir20034.012.7332.29.6004.411.3504.511.95045.633
19.Elsa BernierPôle Espoir20024.412.8673.810.2004.711.5004.210.95045.517
20.Eva MederFrance20044.012.9673.49.3504.411.9504.311.20045.467
21.Amy LejeuneBelgium20034.412.9003.810.4504.510.8504.611.20045.400
22.Salsa TounanPôle Espoir20044.012.4672.19.0005.012.9004.611.00045.367
23.Charlene BirinPôle Espoir20044.012.6001.39.3004.712.0003.811.40045.300
24.Mia Saint-PierreGym-Fly20034.012.7672.39.7004.510.8004.911.60044.867
25.Olivia AraujoArgentina20034.012.5673.27.7504.812.8504.511.55044.717
26.Chloé DufaultGym-Fly20044.012.5332.38.2004.611.4504.712.45044.633
27.Audrey FoucaultGym-Fly20023.812.1002.48.6005.311.5004.312.05044.250
28.Sophia KolaBelgium20034.012.1335.09.1002.111.3504.211.45044.033
29.Chloé StoreyBelgium20034.212.7001.59.1004.211.0003.010.70043.500
30.Neïla DamriBelgium20044.012.1672.18.8503.811.5003.910.85043.367
31.Mirtill MakovitsBudapest20044.012.9673.29.4003.29.5003.711.40043.267
32.Luna CassartBelgium20034.212.4334.29.0004.210.2504.411.50043.183
33.Louna YvrayPôle Espoir Dijon20043.812.4002.68.0004.910.8503.811.65042.900
34.Olivia VanhornSilvia’s Gymnastics20033.812.5333.77.3502.19.5504.412.90042.333
35.Gloria GomezCombs La Ville20024.412.4334.18.7002.610.3503.710.40041.883
36.Anhelina ShyshlaBelarus20034.012.6335.17.2502.09.2004.511.85040.933
37.Sofya SharokhBelarus20024.011.6331.87.9503.99.0503.99.30037.933
38.Charlotte Van Der Sluis-BadicsBudapest20044.011.1330.93.8503.810.7503.811.25036.983
39.Nina MonacoCombs La Ville20023.812.0002.810.1003.710.45032.550
40.Jade CimoradskyCombs La Ville20023.79.4003.79.9003.910.10029.400

Junior Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1.Jessica HutchinsonSilvia’s Gymnastics5.09.00014.00014.167
. 5.39.03314.333
2.Mélissa PoitreauFrance5.09.0000.113.90014.150
. 5.88.60014.400
3.Mayra VaquieArgentina5.08.7000.113.60013.617
. 4.78.93313.633
4.Assia KhnifassFrance5.08.70013.70013.483
. 4.48.86713.267
5.Tamara CascoArgentina4.48.83313.23313.267
. 4.68.70013.300
6.Aneta HolasováPrague5.08.30013.30013.117
. 4.28.73312.933

Junior Uneven Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Mélissa PoitreauFrance5.17.26712.367
2.Vendula MěrkováPrague5.07.10012.100
3.Assia KhnifassFrance5.36.80012.100
4.Fabienne StuderSwitzerland4.66.63311.233
5.Agustina PisosArgentina4.36.53310.833
6.Tamara CascoArgentina4.85.83310.633

Junior Balance Beam FinalDENDScore
1.Jessica HutchinsonSilvia’s Gymnastics5.07.73312.733
2.Agustina PisosArgentina5.17.46712.567
3.Vendula MěrkováPrague5.17.3670.112.367
4.Léanne BourgeoisFrance4.87.53312.333
5.Mélissa PoitreauFrance5.66.53312.133
6.Adéla MěrkováPrague5.26.60011.800

Junior Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Aneta HolasováPrague5.58.13313.633
2.Fabienne StuderSwitzerland4.68.4000.112.900
3.Agustina PisosArgentina4.58.26712.767
4.Adéla MěrkováPrague4.78.06712.767
5.Fabienne StrubSwitzerland4.97.60012.500
6.Tamara CascoArgentina4.95.7000.110.500

Espoir Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1.Clara GandreyPôle Espoir Dijon5.08.76713.76713.517
. 4.48.87013.267
2.Carolann HeduitFrance5.08.20013.20013.000
. 4.08.80012.800
3.Amy LejeuneBelgium4.08.75012.75012.550
. 4.28.15012.350
4.Maria LastouskayaBelarus4.28.57012.76712.458
. 3.88.4500.112.150
5.Dominika PonížilováPrague4.28.80013.00012.000
. 4.28.8002.011.000
6.Blanche BéziaudPôle Espoir Dijon4.08.60012.60011.525
. 4.08.4502.010.450

Espoir Uneven Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Anina WildiSwitzerland5.08.03313.033
2.Leonie MeierSwitzerland5.27.60012.800
3.Carolann HeduitFrance5.17.03312.133
4.Manon MullerBelgium4.37.80012.100
5.Veronika ŠebákováPrague5.06.40011.400
6.Blanche BéziaudPôle Espoir Dijon4.26.53310.733
7.Aglaé Adam­CuvillierPôle Espoir Meaux3.56.60010.100

Espoirs Balance Beam FinalDENDScore
1.Leonie MeierSwitzerland5.28.30013.500
2.Clara GandreyPôle Espoir Dijon5.37.47012.767
3.Olivia AraujoArgentina4.87.33012.133
4.Salsa TounanPôle Espoir Meaux5.06.73011.733
5.Maria LastouskayaBelarus5.06.67011.667
6.Kristýna BrabcováPrague4.96.10011.000

Espoirs Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Leonie MeierSwitzerland5.08.46713.467
2.Anina WildiSwitzerland5.18.30013.400
3.Veronika ŠebákováPrague5.27.90013.100
4.Clara GandreyPôle Espoir Dijon4.97.70012.600
5.Olivia VanhornSilvia’s Gymnastics4.47.76712.167
6.Yatonde KokoloCombs La Ville4.57.40011.900
Written by Amanda Turner    Sunday, 08 November 2015 14:24    PDF Print
Kysla, Vernyayev Win First Swiss Cup for Ukraine
(3 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

Angelina Kysla and Oleg Vernyayev paired up Sunday to bring Ukraine its first victory at the annual Swiss Cup, held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich.

Angelina Kysla and Oleg Vernyayev paired up Sunday to bring Ukraine its first victory at the annual Swiss Cup, held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich.

Now in its 33rd edition, the Swiss Cup 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 to 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.

Fourth in 2014, this year Kysla and Vernyayev came out victorious over Romanians Larisa Iordache and Marius Berbecar, 29.925-29.850. The German pair of Pauline Schäfer and Andreas Bretschneider took third over the host team's Ilaria Käslin and Pablo Brägger.

Vernyayev, who along with Iordache won the Arthur Gander Memorial on Wednesday in Morges, powered Ukraine to first with top-notch routines. In in the first rounds, he scored 15.500 on pommel horse and 15.800 on parallel bars, which combined with Kysla's 13.350 on floor exercise and 13.775 average on vault (Yurchenko full and piked handspring front) gave Ukraine a second-best 58.275 going into the semi-final. He scored 15.100 on still rings, which with Kysla's low 12.300 on uneven bars (break on giant and fall on dismount) was enough to help Ukraine qualify third into the final round. In their winning sets, Kysla once again opted for vault (13.875) while Vernyayev went for broke on parallel bars, competing a 7.2-Difficulty set for 16.050, the highest score in Zurich.

Like Vernyayev, Iordache paced her team with hit routines, starting with 15.050 on beam, 14.700 on floor and 14.500 on uneven bars. In the final she delivered 14.950 on balance beam, with just a small wobble on her double turn and hop on triple twist dismount, Berbecar, despite a fall on parallel bars in the first round, this time hit for 14.900.

Schäfer and Bretschneider, the leaders going into both the semi-final and final, slipped to third as Bretschneider fell off high bar on his own element (double-twisting Kovacs) in the final.

Romania is the most successful nation in the competition's history, with eight outright victories (1986-1988, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2013) and two championships that included a Romanian gymnast paired with an athlete from another nation (1984 and 2002). China (1985, 2005, 2008) and German (2009, 2010, 2012) have each won three times.

External Link: Official website

33rd Swiss Cup
Nov. 8, 2015, Zurich

TeamRound 1Round 2SemifinalTotalFinale
1. Ukraine 85.675 29.925
Angelina Kysla 5.2 13.350 13.775 5.7 12.300 13.875
Oleg Vernyayev 7.1 15.500 7.0 15.650 6.6 15.100 7.2 16.050
2. Romania 85.225 29.850
Larisa Iordache 6.4 15.050 6.1 14.700 6.1 14.500 6.3 14.900
Marius Berbecar 13.025 6.5 14.900 5.1 13.050 6.2 14.950
3. Germany 2 87.425 28.250
Pauline Schäfer 5.7 14.200 5.4 14.250 14.125 5.7 14.250
Andreas Bretschneider 6.3 14.950 6.6 14.950 6.3 14.950 6.5 14.000
4. Switzerland 2 84.950 27.000
Ilaria Käslin 5.6 13.100 5.5 14.000 5.3 12.500 5.6 12.800
Pablo Brägger 6.5 14.600 7.0 15.650 6.3 15.100 6.7 14.200
5. Japan 84.750
Yuki Uchiyama 6.1 13.500 5.5 13.550 4.9 12.150
Kazuma Kaya 6.9 15.500 6.6 14.750 6.6 15.300
6. Switzerland 1 83.900
Laura Schulte 5.1 12.700 5.0 12.650 13.525
Claudio Capelli 6.1 15.100 6.4 15.250 14.675
7. Canada/Great Britain 83.750
Victoria-Kayen Woo 5.0 13.200 5.5 13.600 5.5 13.650
Courtney Tulloch 5.9 14.350 6.6 15.100 5.9 13.850
8. Mexico 82.575
Alexa Moreno 5.4 11.050 14.825 5.7 12.850
Daniel Corral 6.4 15.100 6.4 14.500 6.4 14.250
9. Germany 1 54.950
Elisabeth Seitz 6.5 14.550 4.5 11.400
Sebastian Krimmer 5.7 14.500 6.1 14.500
10. France 53.800
Camille Bahl 5.3 13.150 5.4 13.500
Julien Gobaux 6.2 13.850 5.9 13.300

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



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