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Slovenians Shine at Ljubljana World Challenge Cup
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The host Slovenian squad earned 13 berths to finals in Friday's qualifications at the 12th FIG World Challenger Cup in Ljubljana. Pictured: Slovenian Teja Belak qualified to all four events, and was first on women's vault.

The host Slovenian squad earned 13 berths to finals in Friday's qualifications at the 12th FIG World Challenger Cup in Ljubljana.

The seventh FIG World Cup event of the year, the competition in Ljubljana attracted a small field owing to next week's Olympic qualification event in Rio de Janeiro and this weekend's Pacific Rim Championships in the U.S.

The Slovenian women led two events. Teja Belak and Tjaša Kysselef qualified 1-2 on women's vault, with Ukrainian Anastasia Belyayeva qualifying third.

Iceland's Dominiqua Belányi led qualification on uneven bars over Belak, who qualified to all four events. Malaysian gymnast Farah Ann Abdul Hadi qualified third.

2008 Slovenian Olympian Adela Šajn, who turns 26 on April 14, was the top scorer on balance beam. Malaysia's Tan Ing Yueh qualified second over Canada's Sydney Soloski.

"It's always nice to compete before the home crowd," Šajn said. "On the other hand, the pressure is greater, because you want to prove yourself. I'm glad it worked out. The final was the first objective. On Sunday, anything can happen."

Puerto Rico's Paula Mejías qualified first on women's floor exercise over Malaysian veteran Tracie Ang and two-time Hungarian Olympian Dorina Böczögő.

Slovenians Rok Klavora and Žiga Šilc qualified 1-2 on men's floor exercise over Slovakia's Slavomir Michnak.

Croatian specialist Robert Seligman topped the pommel horse qualification over Belarusian Vasily Mikhalitsyn and Slovakian Slavomir Michnak. Slovenian standout Sašo Bertoncelj fell but managed to make the final in seventh place.

Turkey's İbrahim Çolak led a field of seven men competing in the still rings qualification, with all advancing. Çolak topped Ukraine's Yevgen Yudenkov on both rings and parallel bars.

Hungary's Dávid Vecsernyés qualified first on high bar over Slovenia's Alen Dimic, who was third on parallel bars, and Croatia's Anton Kovačević.

Competition continues Saturday with the first day of apparatus finals.

External Link: Official Website

12th FIG World Challenger Cup
April 8, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Women's Vault QualificationDENDScoreAverage
1.Teja Belak5.39.05014.35014.200
2.Tjaša Kysselef5.38.70014.00013.950
3.Anastasia Belyayeva5.08.90013.90013.775
4.Valērija Grišāne5.28.7000.113.80013.725
5.Tracie Ang4.88.85013.65013.675
6.Dorina Böczögő5.08.90013.90013.650
7.Sigríður Bergþórsdóttir5.08.70013.70013.525
8.Paula Mejías4.68.6500.113.15013.500
9.Norma Róbertsdóttir5.08.80013.80013.375
10.Tan Ing Yueh4.88.6500.113.35013.325
11.Luca Divéky4.88.85013.65013.225
12.Shailee Weiss5.08.40013.40013.125
13.Ema Kajić4.48.50012.90012.875

Uneven Bars QualificationDENDScore
1.Dominiqua Belányi4.87.90012.700
2.Teja Belak4.97.20012.100
3.Farah Ann Abdul Hadi5.66.40012.000
4.Tzuf Feldon4.77.10011.800
5.Sydney Soloski4.37.30011.600
6.Dorina Böczögő5.06.25011.250
7.Tinna Óðinsdóttir4.76.50011.200
8.Ivana Kamnikar5.05.90010.900
9.Tracie Ang4.76.10010.800
10.Yana Fedorova3.56.3009.800

Balance Beam QualificationDENDScore
1.Adela Šajn5.58.20013.700
2.Tan Ing Yueh5.77.95013.650
3.Farah Ann Abdul Hadi5.47.90013.300
4.Sydney Soloski5.28.00013.200
5.Anastasia Belyayeva5.57.55013.050
6.Teja Belak5.57.25012.750
7.Luca Divéky4.28.30012.500
8.Tzuf Feldon5.07.50012.500
9.Dominiqua Belányi4.87.65012.450
10.Tinna Óðinsdóttir4.77.70012.400
11.Dorina Böczögő5.07.3000.112.200
12.Ofir Kremer5.07.00012.000
13.Yana Fedorova5.36.20011.500
14.Dora Kranželić4.56.70011.200
15.Karmen Koljanin2.17.05063.150

Women's Floor Exercise QualificationDENDScore
1.Paula Mejías5.87.7500.113.450
2.Tracie Ang4.98.35013.250
3.Dorina Böczögő5.57.8500.113.250
4.Farah Ann Abdul Hadi5.08.15013.150
5.Sydney Soloski5.57.8500.213.150
6.Teja Belak4.78.20012.900
7.Tjaša Kysselef4.78.20012.900
8.Anastasia Belyayeva5.27.40012.600
9.Shailee Weiss4.97.60012.500
10.Yana Fedorova5.07.45012.450
11.Dora Kranželić4.97.40012.300
12.Ana Poščić4.97.1500.411.650
13.Sigríður Bergþórsdóttir5.16.8500.311.650
14.Norma Róbertsdóttir4.86.8500.111.550
15.Ofir Kremer4.75.6500.310.050

Men's Floor Exercise QualificationDENDScore
1.Rok Klavora6.18.55014.650
2.Žiga Šilc5.78.55014.250
3.Slavomir Michnak5.38.55013.850
4.Levente Vágner6.07.80013.800
5.Oleksandr Petrenko5.68.10013.700
6.Pavel Bulavsky5.98.1500.513.550
7.Márk Fehér5.57.9500.113.350
8.Denis Sanuvong5.57.9500.113.350
9.Dušan Đorđević5.57.60013.100
10.Bojan Dejanović5.97.20013.100
11.Anton Olivson5.86.60012.400
12.Vitālijs Kardašovs5.75.8500.111.450
13.Dawid Węglarz3.17.85064.950

Pommel Horse QualificationDENDScore
1.Robert Seligman6.28.80015.000
2.Vasily Mikhalitsyn6.48.60015.000
3.Slavomir Michnak6.38.40014.700
4.Dmitrijs Trefilovs5.88.25014.050
5.Levente Vágner6.27.85014.050
6.Kristijan Vugrinski5.78.05013.750
7.Sašo Bertoncelj6.17.65013.750
8.Oleksandr Petrenko5.87.80013.600
9.Bojan Dejanović5.28.20013.400
10.Yevgen Yudenkov6.56.80013.300
11.Dávid Vecsernyés5.07.80012.800
12.Adam Rzepa5.57.10012.600
13.Denis Sanuvong5.07.45012.450
14.Jure Pavlica5.66.45012.050
15.Petar Veličković4.27.35011.550
16.Patryk Rabstajn4.44.8509.250

Still Rings QualificationDENDScore
1.İbrahim Çolak6.79.00015.700
2.Yevgen Yudenkov6.28.10014.300
3.Miloš Paunović4.58.50013.000
4.Levente Vágner5.67.40013.000
5.Norbert Dudás6.07.00013.000
6.Ivan Vargovský5.27.25012.450
7.Patryk Rabstajn3.97.55011.450

Men's Vault QualificationDENDScoreAverage
1.Vitālijs Kardašovs5.68.4000.113.90014.125
2.Pavel Bulavsky5.68.05013.65013.700
3.Ivan Vargovský5.28.80014.00013.350
4.Norbert Dudás5.28.90014.10012.600
5.Márk Fehér4.48.9000.113.20012.575
6.Anton Olivson4.48.8000.113.10012.200

Parallel Bars QualificationDENDScore
1.İbrahim Çolak6.18.55014.650
2.Yevgen Yudenkov6.58.10014.600
3.Alen Dimic5.98.60014.500
4.Norbert Dudás6.18.20014.300
5.Denis Sanuvong5.48.50013.900
6.Dávid Vecsernyés5.58.25013.750
7.Adam Rzepa4.87.90012.700
8.Patryk Rabstajn5.57.10012.600
9.Samuel Piasecký5.57.05012.550
10.Anton Olivson5.66.55012.150
11.Miloš Paunović4.87.30012.100

High Bar QualificationDENDScore
1.Dávid Vecsernyés6.38.20014.500
2.Alen Dimic6.08.20014.200
3.Anton Kovačević5.88.10013.900
4.Adam Rzepa5.58.25013.750
5.Samuel Piasecký5.38.40013.700
6.Oleksandr Petrenko5.28.45013.650
7.Ümit Şamiloğlu5.96.95012.850
8.Tin Srbić5.96.80012.700
9.Anton Olivson5.76.00011.700
10.Norbert Dudás4.86.80011.600
11.Denis Sanuvong5.55.40010.900
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