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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

External Link: Official Website

2016 FIG World Challenger Cup
July 3, Mersin, Turkey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

High Bar FinalDENDScore
1.Ümit Şamiloğlu6.58.70015.200
2.Jossimar Calvo6.78.25014.950
3.Ahmet Önder5.98.45014.350
4.Adham Alsqour5.87.45013.250
5.Yazan Abandeh4.07.70011.700
6.Murad Agharzayev4.76.90011.600
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