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Written by Amanda Turner    Thursday, 18 December 2014 11:54    PDF Print
Veterans, New Stars Shine at Voronin Cup
(4 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)



Russia's Yekaterina Kramarenko and Kazuma Kaya were among the champions at the 2014 Mikhail Voronin Cup, held Tuesday and Wednesday in Moscow. Pictured: Women's senior vault medalists Ksenia Afanasyeva and Maria Paseka (Russia) and Anna Pavlova (Azerbaijan).

Russia's Yekaterina Kramarenko and Kazuma Kaya were among the champions at the 2014 Mikhail Voronin Cup, held Tuesday and Wednesday in Moscow.

This year's event, held at Olimpisky Stadium, featured more than 125 senior and junior gymnasts from 21 nations. The annual event is held in honor of the late great Mikhail Voronin, the 1966 world all-around champion and 1968 Olympic champion on high bar.

Most of Russia's top stars skipped the event because of injuries or to rest for next season. 2014 world floor exercise champion Denis Ablyazin sat out after undergoing wrist surgery, while 2012 Olympic team captain Emin Garibov is recuperating from his third shoulder surgery of 2014. World and Olympic champion Aliya Mustafina is resting a back injury and Viktoria Komova was forced to withdraw because of minor surgery to remove a benign cyst in her jaw. 2014 Youth Olympic Games gold medalists Seda Tutkhalyan and Nikita Nagorny, along with Junior European all-around champion Angelina Melnikova, also sat out the event.


Junior talent Yekaterina Sokova (Russia) took three event titles in Moscow.

In their absence, several rising stars and a few veterans stepped up to shine in Moscow. Kramarenko, a 2008 Olympian and 2014 world team member, captured the senior all-around, uneven bars and balance beam titles.

Kramarenko and junior Anastasia Ilyankova also paired up to win the women's team title. A duo from the host club, Moscow Dinamo, took second ahead of Finland.

Russia swept the senior and junior women's all-around gold and silver medals and all the apparatus finals. Kristina Kruglikova finished second in the senior all-around ahead of teammate Irina Sazonova. Former Russian star Anna Pavlova, now representing Azerbaijan, took the bronze because of the two-per country rule.

2012 Olympians Maria Paseka and Ksenia Afanasyeva, who missed this year's world championships with injuries, each took one title in Moscow. Paseka took the vault gold medal over Afanasyeva and Pavlova.

Afanasyeva, who competed watered-routines at last month's DTB Team Cup in Germany, said she was pleased with her results after coming back from a chronic ankle injury.

"I am happy with everything," she said. "The task was to go out and test myself with everything I can do at the moment. I handled everything well. I've undergone three operations, and this problem will probably haunt me for life. Therefore I needed to apply ice because I landed a little bit poorly on vault. But it's nothing serious. We will have training camp and then preparation for the Russian championships. I feel like I can do it, and most importantly, my health is better."

Ilyankova, 13, won the junior women's all-around title over Daria Skrypnik, 14. Yekaterina Sokova and Natalia Kapitanova, both 14, were bumped out of the all-around bronze, which went to Finland's Maria Sileoni.

Sokova dominated the junior event finals with gold medals on vault, balance beam and floor exercise. Kapitanova won uneven bars with 14.450 (6.1 Difficulty), the highest score of the junior women's competition.

Japan dominated the men's competition with the team title and both all-around golds. Kaya, the 2013 Japan Junior International champion, claimed the senior title over Russia's Mikhail Kudashov and Japan's Wataru Tanigawa.

The juniors matched the senior podium, with Japan's Fumiya Kitamura winning gold over Russia's Stanislav Khegai and Shigeto Suzuki.

In apparatus finals, Tanigawa won floor exercise while teammate Kaya took grabbed more golds on parallel bars and high bar.

World and Olympic silver medalist Filip Ude (Croatia) snagged the pommel horse title, and Armenia's Artur Davtyan won still rings and vault.

Four nations were golden in the junior men's apparatus finals. Suzuki won pommel horse, while three Russian gymnasts took titles - Dmitry Lankin (still rings), Insaf Idiyatullin (parallel bars) and Artyom Arnaut (high bar). Kazakhstan picked up two gold medals from Milad Karimi (floor exercise) and Ilyas Azizov (vault).

External Link: Russian Gymnastics Federation

21st Mikhail Voronin Cup
Dec. 16-17, 2014, Moscow

Women's TeamVTUBBBFXTotal
1. Russia 27.75 28.35 27.60 27.20 110.90
Anastasia Ilyankova 13.70 13.80 14.35 13.40
Yekaterina Kramarenko 14.05 14.55 13.25 13.80
2. Dinamo Moscow 26.75 26.10 23.75 27.00 103.60
Natalia Kapitonova 13.25 14.40 11.75 14.05
Polina Spirina 13.50 11.70 12.00 12.95
3. Finland 26.40 24.25 25.40 25.85 101.90
Maria Sileoni 13.55 12.40 12.95 13.60
Tira Kuitunen 12.85 11.85 12.45 12.25
4. Azerbaijan 27.25 23.85 24.95 24.60 100.65
Yulia Inshina 13.70 10.95 12.15 12.15
Anna Pavlova 13.55 12.90 12.80 12.45
5. Belarus 25.10 22.75 25.50 26.40 99.75
Valeria Tsekhmistrenko 12.30 10.00 12.05 13.15
Natalia Yakubova 12.80 12.75 13.45 13.25
6. Netherlands 27.15 21.65 23.05 24.50 96.35
Isa Maassen 13.95 9.75 10.75 12.80
Sanna Veerman 13.20 11.90 12.30 11.70
7. Kazakhstan 25.35 20.15 25.85 23.45 94.80
Tangsholpan Kenzhakyn 13.30 10.00 11.75 10.90
Zhanerke Duisek 12.05 10.15 14.10 12.55
8. Uzbekistan 25.75 18.00 24.50 25.75 94.00
Turdikhon Islomova 13.10 10.30 12.35 12.90
Omina Khalilova 12.65 7.70 12.15 12.85
9. Iceland 25.35 21.48 22.90 23.90 93.63
Inga Sigurdardttir 12.60 8.95 10.30 11.30
Dominiqua Belanyi 12.75 12.53 12.60 12.60
10. Georgia 25.60 17.45 24.05 25.70 92.80
Magda Robakidze 13.40 9.90 12.45 13.20
Nato Dzidziguri 12.20 7.55 11.60 12.50
11. Serbia 25.10 21.05 20.70 24.75 91.60
Dejana Kuzmanović 12.70 9.15 9.85 12.40
Aleksandra Raščić 12.40 11.90 10.85 12.35
12. Latvia 24.55 17.80 22.20 23.70 88.25
Alina Circene 12.35 8.70 12.20 12.00
Anastasija Zulina 12.20 9.10 10.00 11.70
13. Turkmenistan 22.65 9.35 18.15 19.10 69.25
Maiza Kuliyeva 11.20 2.85 9.70 9.90
Yelena Goloveshkina 11.45 6.50 8.45 9.20
14. Israel 24.35 16.40 18.35 59.10
Noa Nizan 12.00 7.90 8.00
Tamar Eyal 12.35 8.50 10.35
15. France 13.25 12.05 12.90 11.90 50.10
Lucie Perdreau 13.25 12.05 12.90 11.90

Men's TeamFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1. Japan 30.00 28.60 26.90 28.95 29.90 29.10 173.45
Kazuma Kaya 14.95 15.30 13.60 14.50 14.90 14.40
Wataru Tanigawa 15.05 13.30 13.30 14.45 15.00 14.70
2. Russia 28.65 28.20 29.80 28.95 29.00 28.40 173.00
Roman Suetin 13.95 14.00 14.60 14.30 13.60 13.70
Andrei Cherkasov 14.30 12.25 13.30 14.00 14.50 14.10
Pavel Pavlov 14.10 13.15 14.70 14.10 13.35 13.90
Mikhail Kudashov 14.35 13.80 15.10 14.65 14.50 14.10
Alexei Rostov 13.25 14.20 13.70 13.30 14.10 14.30
3. Armenia 28.05 29.30 28.20 27.15 26.55 27.00 166.25
Artur Davtyan 14.00 14.85 14.95 14.15 14.00 13.80
Armen Petrosyan 14.05 14.45 13.25 13.00 12.55 13.20
4. Lithuania 28.20 26.60 25.80 27.95 28.45 27.50 164.50
Robert Tvorogal 14.20 13.35 13.20 13.75 14.25 13.60
Tomas Kuzmickas 14.00 13.25 12.60 14.20 14.20 13.90
5. Italy 27.35 24.85 25.55 26.85 26.15 27.90 158.65
Lorenzo Ticchi 13.60 12.90 13.55 13.95 14.45 13.90
Tommaso De Vecchis 13.75 11.95 12.00 12.90 11.70 14.00
6. Belarus 26.65 25.75 24.70 27.20 25.60 27.05 156.95
Artyom Tsireshko 13.00 13.95 11.95 13.70 12.95 13.50
Denis Sanuvong 13.65 11.80 12.75 13.50 12.65 13.55
7. 26.75 25.00 24.20 26.60 24.55 26.60 153.70
Aleksejs Pajada 13.30 12.40 12.30 13.75 11.70 13.10
Sergejs Pozņakovs 13.45 12.60 11.90 12.85 12.85 13.50
8. Kazakhstan 25.65 24.55 24.30 26.05 25.65 25.80 152.00
Milad Karimi 13.65 12.20 13.20 13.05 13.15 13.60
Ilyas Azizov 12.00 12.35 11.10 13.00 12.50 12.20
9. Serbia 26.45 25.35 24.70 27.00 22.20 25.45 151.15
Petar Veličković 13.25 12.90 12.55 13.00 10.40 12.00
Bojan Dejanović 13.20 12.45 12.15 14.00 11.80 13.45
10. Georgia 27.00 21.80 25.50 25.65 23.00 17.90 140.85
Ioane Jimsheleishvili 13.25 10.70 12.30 12.55 11.55 11.30
Paata Nozadze 13.75 11.10 13.20 13.10 11.45 6.60
11. Iceland 23.65 19.95 22.10 24.05 21.15 23.20 134.10
Hróbjartur Hilmarsson 11.65 9.65 9.90 11.50 11.00 12.20
Jon Gunnarsson 12.00 10.30 12.20 12.55 10.15 11.00
12. Costa Rica 22.85 16.55 23.10 25.55 21.45 21.00 130.50
Francisco Acuña 12.20 8.05 12.00 12.80 9.95 10.90
Luis Soto 10.65 8.50 11.10 12.75 11.50 10.10
13. France 15.15 24.50 14.40 14.20 24.30 14.10 106.65
Baptiste Miette 12.00 9.75
Mathias Philippe 15.15 12.50 14.40 14.20 14.55 14.10
14. Netherlands 12.80 22.75 10.85 10.60 22.65 24.60 104.25
Max Kooistra 11.75 11.50 12.70
Milo Kapitein 12.80 11.00 10.85 10.60 11.15 11.90
15. Croatia 14.55 15.45 30.00
Filip Ude 14.55 15.45
16. Cyprus 12.80 12.10 24.90
Neofytos Kyriakou 12.80 12.10

Senior Women's All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1. Yekaterina Kramarenko 5.0 14.05 6.0 14.55 5.5 13.25 5.3 13.80 55.65
2. Kristina Kruglikova 5.0 14.20 4.4 11.90 5.1 13.25 5.4 13.50 52.85
-- Irina Sazonova 5.0 13.60 5.7 13.30 5.0 13.20 4.7 12.00 52.10
3. Anna Pavlova* 5.8 13.55 4.1 12.90 5.1 12.80 4.6 12.45 51.70
5. Yekaterina Shtronda 4.4 13.30 4.4 11.35 5.4 13.50 4.6 12.80 50.95
6. Dominiqua Belanyi 4.2 12.75 4.2 12.53 4.5 12.60 4.3 12.60 50.48
7. Yulia Inshina 5.0 13.70 2.9 10.95 5.0 12.15 5.1 12.15 48.95
8. Zhanerke Duisek 4.4 12.05 4.1 10.15 5.8 14.10 4.3 12.55 48.85
9. Valentina Shokhina 5.0 13.65 4.1 10.10 5.0 11.80 4.8 12.80 48.35
10. Ksenia Artyomova 4.6 12.95 3.9 11.75 3.7 11.75 4.7 11.05 47.50
11. Aleksandra Raščić 4.2 12.40 4.5 11.90 3.5 10.85 4.5 12.35 47.50
12. Tangsholpan Kenzhakyn 4.4 13.30 4.8 10.00 4.5 11.75 4.5 10.90 45.95
13. Omina Khalilova 4.2 12.65 3.7 7.70 4.8 12.15 4.6 12.85 45.35
14. Nato Dzidziguri 4.6 12.20 2.0 7.55 5.0 11.60 4.5 12.50 43.85
15. Anastasija Zulina 4.2 12.20 1.4 9.10 3.7 10.00 3.6 11.70 43.00
16. Maria Paseka 5.8 14.90 5.7 14.35 5.0 13.10 42.35
17. Yelena Goloveshkina 4.4 11.45 1.9 6.50 3.5 8.45 2.2 9.20 35.60
18. Tamar Eyal 4.2 12.35 3.4 8.50 3.9 10.35 31.20
19. Ksenia Afanasyeva 5.8 15.05 6.0 15.00 30.05
* Bronze medalist

Senior Men's All-AroundFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1. Kazuma Kaya 5.9 14.95 6.5 15.30 5.9 13.60 5.6 14.50 6.5 14.90 6.5 14.40 87.65
2. Mikhail Kudashov 6.0 14.35 5.8 13.80 6.6 15.10 5.6 14.65 5.7 14.50 5.6 14.10 86.50
3. Wataru Tanigawa 6.3 15.05 6.0 13.30 5.7 13.30 5.6 14.45 6.3 15.00 5.9 14.70 85.80
4. Artur Davtyan 5.3 14.00 5.9 14.85 5.9 14.95 6.0 14.15 5.1 14.00 5.0 13.80 85.75
5. Mathias Philippe 6.1 15.15 5.3 12.50 5.9 14.40 5.2 14.20 6.1 14.55 5.6 14.10 84.90
6. Artur Dalaloyan 6.3 14.60 5.5 12.95 5.3 14.10 5.6 14.10 6.1 14.40 5.8 14.60 84.75
7. Roman Suetin 5.7 13.95 5.6 14.00 6.2 14.60 6.0 14.30 5.9 13.60 5.5 13.70 84.15
8. Pavel Pavlov 6.1 14.10 4.9 13.15 6.5 14.70 5.6 14.10 5.8 13.35 5.5 13.90 83.30
9. Alexei Rostov 6.1 13.25 5.9 14.20 5.8 13.70 5.2 13.30 5.4 14.10 5.9 14.30 82.85
10. Andrei Cherkasov 5.7 14.30 4.9 12.25 5.7 13.30 5.6 14.00 6.1 14.50 5.9 14.10 82.45
11. Robert Tvorogal 5.6 14.20 5.3 13.35 4.8 13.20 5.2 13.75 5.6 14.25 5.2 13.60 82.35
12. Lorenzo Ticchi 5.4 13.60 5.4 12.90 5.6 13.55 5.2 13.95 6.1 14.45 5.5 13.90 82.35
13. Tomas Kuzmickas 6.3 14.00 4.7 13.25 4.5 12.60 5.2 14.20 5.9 14.20 5.4 13.90 82.15
14. Sergei Stepanov 5.5 12.75 5.5 14.35 6.1 14.30 5.6 13.60 5.4 13.50 5.3 13.60 82.10
15. Oskar Kirmes 6.1 14.80 5.5 14.25 5.4 13.40 4.8 12.85 5.0 11.40 5.6 14.30 81.00
16. Armen Petrosyan 5.3 14.05 5.8 14.45 4.8 13.25 4.4 13.00 5.1 12.55 4.7 13.20 80.50
17. Artyom Tireshko 5.6 13.00 5.5 13.95 4.5 11.95 5.6 13.70 5.3 12.95 5.1 13.50 79.05
18. Alexei Kosyanov 6.0 13.15 5.6 13.80 4.7 12.50 5.2 13.65 4.8 12.05 4.4 12.90 78.05
19. Denis Sanuvong 6.2 13.65 5.3 11.80 4.5 12.75 5.6 13.50 5.0 12.65 5.6 13.55 77.90
20. Sergejs Poznakovs 5.2 13.45 3.6 12.60 4.6 11.90 5.2 12.85 4.4 12.85 4.8 13.50 77.15
21. Bojan Dejanović 4.9 13.20 4.9 12.45 4.0 12.15 5.2 14.00 4.4 11.80 5.0 13.45 77.05
22. Aleksejs Pajada 5.1 13.30 4.0 12.40 4.0 12.30 5.2 13.75 4.2 11.70 4.5 13.10 76.55
23. Yevgeny Vasilyev 5.5 12.95 5.7 12.60 4.3 12.60 5.2 13.85 5.1 11.20 5.0 13.20 76.40
24. Tommaso De Vecchis 5.2 13.75 5.6 11.95 4.7 12.00 4.4 12.90 5.4 11.70 5.7 14.00 76.30
25. Vyacheslav Kim 5.7 13.60 6.0 11.40 5.5 12.50 4.4 11.10 4.7 11.80 5.6 12.50 72.90
26. Dmitry Kharkov 5.2 11.10 4.2 10.75 5.9 13.50 3.6 12.20 5.7 11.55 5.3 13.40 72.50
27. Nodar Lionidze 4.2 11.80 4.6 11.20 3.9 12.30 3.6 11.85 4.3 12.00 4.1 12.50 71.65
28. Paata Nozadze 4.9 13.75 4.3 11.10 4.7 13.20 4.4 13.10 4.4 11.45 2.4 6.60 69.20
29. Milo Kapitein 4.5 12.80 4.2 11.00 3.5 10.85 3.6 10.60 3.9 11.15 3.9 11.90 68.30
30. Jon Gunnarsson 4.9 12.00 3.1 10.30 5.1 12.20 4.4 12.55 3.3 10.15 3.3 11.00 68.20
31. Hróbjartur Hilmarsson 3.5 11.65 3.7 9.65 3.1 9.90 3.6 11.50 3.5 11.00 4.3 12.20 65.90
32. Luis Soto 4.1 10.65 4.1 8.50 4.5 11.10 4.4 12.75 3.9 11.50 3.9 10.10 64.60
33. Artyom Samsonov 4.7 13.60 5.6 13.20 4.7 11.60 4.4 12.75 51.15
34. Nikita Lezhankin 5.6 12.60 4.7 12.10 5.4 12.55 5.2 13.20 50.45
35. Mikhail Nikolayev 5.6 14.00 5.0 13.40 5.6 13.40 40.80
36. Sergei Yeltsov 4.1 8.35 5.4 13.55 5.6 12.20 34.10
37. Filip Ude 5.6 14.55 6.1 15.45 30.00
38. Matvei Petrov 6.7 15.80 6.4 13.60 29.40
39. Kirill Prokopyev 6.3 13.55 6.1 14.40 27.95
40. Daniil Kazachkov 6.5 15.20 5.6 12.60 27.80
41. Konstantin Kuzovkov 5.4 13.65 5.6 13.80 27.45
42. Alexander Tsarevich 4.6 10.00 5.2 13.70 23.70
43. Jocelyn Touyon 6.0 14.00 14.00
44. Andrei Perevoznikov 6.8 13.65 13.65

Junior Women's All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1. Anastasia Ilyankova 5.0 13.70 5.6 13.80 5.8 14.35 5.2 13.40 55.25
2. Daria Skrypnik 5.0 13.85 6.3 13.90 5.7 13.45 5.0 13.65 54.85
-- Yekaterina Sokova 5.3 13.60 5.6 12.25 5.8 13.60 5.2 14.35 53.80
-- Natalia Kapitonova 4.4 13.25 6.1 14.40 5.6 11.75 5.2 14.05 53.45
3. Maria Sileoni* 4.6 13.55 4.9 12.40 4.9 12.95 5.1 13.60 52.50
6. Natalia Yakubova 4.2 12.80 5.0 12.75 5.5 13.45 4.9 13.25 52.25
7. Viktoria Gazeyeva 5.0 13.30 5.1 13.05 4.5 10.25 5.1 13.60 50.20
8. Polina Spirina 4.6 13.50 5.3 11.70 5.2 12.00 4.9 12.95 50.15
9. Lucie Perdreau 5.0 13.25 5.4 12.05 5.6 12.90 5.1 11.90 50.10
10. Tira Kuitunen 4.2 12.85 4.5 11.85 4.4 12.45 4.6 12.25 49.40
11. Sanna Veerman 4.4 13.20 4.9 11.90 5.2 12.30 4.7 11.70 49.10
12. Magda Robakidze 4.4 13.40 2.4 9.90 4.9 12.45 4.5 13.20 48.95
13. Turdikhon Islomova 5.0 13.10 4.1 10.30 5.4 12.35 5.0 12.90 48.65
14. Anastasia Kuznetsova 4.0 12.65 3.3 10.45 4.8 12.60 4.9 12.75 48.45
15. Yelena Guseva 5.0 13.70 5.2 10.60 5.1 11.50 4.9 12.25 48.05
16. Valeria Tsekhmistrenko 4.0 12.30 2.7 10.00 4.9 12.05 4.7 13.15 47.50
17. Isa Maassen 5.0 13.95 4.2 9.75 4.4 10.75 4.9 12.80 47.25
18. Margarita Varnakova 4.6 12.65 4.2 10.85 5.1 12.20 4.6 11.10 46.80
19. Olga Sanzhiyeva 4.8 13.50 4.5 11.70 5.3 9.85 4.9 11.40 46.45
20. Alina Circene 4.2 12.35 1.3 8.70 5.0 12.20 4.8 12.00 45.25
21. Anastasia Kuzmicheva 4.4 13.00 3.5 9.70 3.3 10.10 4.5 11.70 44.50
22. Dejana Kuzmanović 4.2 12.70 1.7 9.15 4.0 9.85 4.6 12.40 44.10
23. Tekla Thorarensen 4.2 12.65 2.5 9.05 4.2 10.20 4.0 11.95 43.85
24. Inga Sigurdardttir 4.2 12.60 3.2 8.95 4.5 10.30 4.5 11.30 43.15
25. Maiza Kuliyeva 3.2 11.20 1.1 2.85 3.6 9.70 3.2 9.90 33.65
26. Noa Nizan 4.0 12.00 3.6 7.90 2.7 8.00 27.90
* Bronze medalist

Junior Men's All-AroundFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1. Fumiya Kitamura 5.2 13.60 5.2 14.10 4.9 13.95 5.2 14.15 5.5 12.85 5.0 13.90 82.55
2. Stanislav Khegai 5.2 14.20 5.6 14.40 4.9 13.25 4.4 12.95 4.7 12.70 4.6 13.40 80.90
3. Shigeto Suzuki 5.0 13.20 5.0 13.95 4.6 13.25 4.8 13.70 4.4 11.95 4.8 13.60 79.65
4. Nikolai Kishkilev 4.8 13.15 4.3 12.90 4.8 13.70 5.2 14.00 4.6 12.90 4.2 12.60 79.25
5. Milad Karimi 5.0 13.65 4.4 12.20 4.8 13.20 4.4 13.05 4.9 13.15 5.2 13.60 78.85
6. Artyom Arnaut 5.0 13.85 4.8 12.60 4.6 13.25 4.4 13.20 4.7 11.70 5.3 13.90 78.50
7. Insaf Idiyatullin 4.8 12.75 5.1 12.75 4.9 13.80 3.6 12.20 5.1 13.75 4.6 13.00 78.25
8. Alexander Chicherov 4.6 12.75 4.9 12.60 4.8 13.75 4.4 13.15 5.0 12.85 5.1 12.20 77.30
9. Mikhail Khudchenko 4.7 13.55 4.7 13.35 4.8 13.85 4.4 13.15 4.6 12.60 4.2 10.70 77.20
10. Denis Yurov 4.4 12.50 5.1 13.20 4.9 13.55 3.8 12.30 5.0 12.15 4.6 13.30 77.00
11. Matvei Tsygankov 5.0 13.35 4.5 11.95 4.8 13.15 3.8 12.35 4.6 12.70 4.9 13.50 77.00
12. Mahhamadum Mamadaliev 4.8 13.35 4.5 12.05 4.4 13.30 3.6 12.10 4.6 12.80 3.8 12.50 76.10
13. Nikita Letnikov 4.9 12.95 4.3 11.00 4.8 13.35 4.4 12.35 4.8 12.85 4.7 13.50 76.00
14. Andrei Makolov 5.4 13.55 4.8 13.65 4.9 13.95 5.2 13.95 4.8 8.20 4.7 12.60 75.90
15. Maxim Sinichkin 5.3 13.25 4.4 12.05 4.9 14.10 5.2 13.50 5.0 9.75 4.9 12.70 75.35
16. Petar Veličković 4.6 13.25 4.5 12.90 4.1 12.55 4.4 13.00 4.0 10.40 3.4 12.00 74.10
17. Dariy Morozov 5.0 13.15 4.6 13.00 3.7 10.95 5.2 13.40 4.3 12.50 4.4 11.00 74.00
18. Denis Ignatyev 4.9 12.65 4.5 10.90 5.3 14.20 3.6 12.55 4.5 11.20 4.7 12.30 73.80
19. Ilyas Azizov 5.0 12.00 5.0 12.35 3.2 11.10 5.2 13.00 4.4 12.50 4.2 12.20 73.15
20. Alexei Kozlov 5.0 12.10 4.1 12.35 4.6 12.10 5.6 13.35 4.5 11.05 4.4 10.80 71.75
21. Ioane Jimsheleishvili 4.9 13.25 4.3 10.70 3.6 12.30 4.4 12.55 4.5 11.55 4.3 11.30 71.65
22. Dmitry Zatsepin 4.1 12.80 4.5 10.55 3.8 10.95 3.6 12.20 4.1 11.50 3.8 12.30 70.30
23. Makhambet Almukhanov 4.5 12.60 5.0 11.50 4.1 11.95 3.8 11.65 4.5 11.75 3.9 10.80 70.25
24. Zhavokhir Mirzokulov 4.5 12.70 3.8 10.35 4.3 12.05 3.0 10.90 4.7 11.55 3.3 11.00 68.55
25. Francisco Acuna 5.1 12.20 3.9 8.05 4.6 12.00 4.4 12.80 4.2 9.95 4.2 10.90 65.90
26. Aron Axelsson 3.3 10.30 2.8 9.50 2.3 10.80 3.0 11.15 3.9 11.70 2.3 10.70 64.15
27. Dmitry Lankin 5.5 13.50 5.3 14.15 5.8 13.80 41.45
28. Alexei Kanesev 5.1 13.95 5.2 13.60 4.8 12.10 39.65
29. Garri Gasparyan 4.5 12.15 0.0 13.60 0.0 12.60 38.35
30. Max Kooistra 5.1 11.75 4.2 11.50 4.3 12.70 35.95
31. Adam Elí Inguson Arnaldsson 1.8 4.90 3.0 11.00 3.7 8.75 2.4 11.00 35.65
32. Dovlegeldi Amangulyiev 3.3 9.40 1.9 0.35 1.6 4.95 2.0 9.85 1.7 1.70 26.25
33. Maksat Maksidov 1.6 7.90 1.9 0.00 1.5 4.10 2.8 11.05 1.9 1.90 1.1 0.00 24.95
34. Neofytos Kyriakou 4.7 12.80 3.6 12.10 24.90
35. Baptiste Miette 5.0 12.00 4.7 9.75 21.75

Senior Women's Vault FinalScore
1. Maria Paseka 14.505
2. Ksenia Afanasyeva 14.500
3. Anna Pavlova 13.250
4. Nato Dzidziguri 12.400

Senior Uneven Bars FinalScore
1. Yekaterina Kramarenko 14.750
2. Maria Paseka 14.050
3. Anna Pavlova 12.750
4. Dominiqua Belanyi 12.400
5. Aleksandra Raščić 11.500
6. Yulia Inshina 10.700
7. Zhanerke Duisek 10.500
8. Anastasija Zulina 5.050

Senior Balance Beam FinalScore
1. Yekaterina Kramarenko 14.400
2. Anna Pavlova 13.500
3. Yulia Inshina 13.000
4. Yekaterina Shtronda 12.450
5. Dominiqua Belanyi 12.300
6. Zhanerke Duisek 12.200
7. Omina Khalilova 12.150
8. Nato Dzidziguri 10.800

Senior Women's Floor Exercise FinalScore
1. Ksenia Afanasyeva 14.800
2. Yekaterina Kramarenko 12.950
3. Anna Pavlova 12.800
4. Omina Khalilova 12.600
5. Nato Dzidziguri 12.550
6. Dominiqua Belanyi 12.500
7. Zhanerke Duisek 12.500
8. Aleksandra Raščić 10.850

Senior Men's Floor Exercise FinalScore
1. Wataru Tanigawa 14.900
2. Mathias Philippe 14.850
3. Mikhail Kudashov 14.750
4. Tomas Kuzmickas 14.650
5. Kazuma Kaya 14.600
6. Oskar Kirmes 14.550
7. Artur Dalaloyan 14.450
8. Robert Tvorogal 14.100

Senior Pommel Horse FinalScore
1. Filip Ude 15.900
2. Matvei Petrov 15.700
3. Artur Davtyan 14.700
4. Armen Petrosyan 14.150
5. Artyom Tireshko 13.900
6. Kazuma Kaya 13.250
7. Oskar Kirmes 12.850
8. Kirill Prokopyev 12.700

Senior Still Rings FinalScore
1. Artur Davtyan 15.100
2. Daniil Kazachkov 15.050
3. Mikhail Kudashov 14.900
4. Mathias Philippe 14.300
5. Kazuma Kaya 14.100
6. Lorenzo Ticchi 14.000
7. Oskar Kirmes 13.950
8. Jocelyn Touyon 13.100

Senior Men's Vault FinalScore
1. Artur Davtyan 15.050
2. Mikhail Kudashov 14.550
3. Denis Sanuvong 14.400
4. Wataru Tanigawa 14.375
5. Aleksejs Pajada 13.975

Senior Parallel Bars FinalScore
1. Kazuma Kaya 15.400
2. Wataru Tanigawa 14.900
3. Andrei Cherkasov 14.650
4. Lorenzo Ticchi 14.550
5. Mathias Philippe 12.700
6. Mikhail Kudashov 12.200
7. Tomas Kuzmickas 11.000
8. Robert Tvorogal 7.200

Senior High Bar FinalScore
1. Kazuma Kaya 14.900
2. Alexei Rostov 14.600
3. Oskar Kirmes 14.450
4. Lorenzo Ticchi 14.300
5. Wataru Tanigawa 14.200
6. Artur Dalaloyan 13.950
7. Mathias Philippe 13.250
8. Tommaso De Vecchis 11.400

Junior Women's Vault FinalScore
1. Yekaterina Sokova 13.875
2. Isa Maassen 13.775
3. Anastasia Ilyankova 13.750
4. Olga Sanzhiyeva 13.600
5. Lucie Perdreau 13.050
6. Turdikhon Islomova 13.025
7. Magda Robakidze 12.750
8. Sanna Veerman 12.700

Junior Uneven Bars FinalScore
1. Natalia Kapitonova 14.450
2. Daria Skrypnik 13.850
3. Natalia Yakubova 12.650
4. Sanna Veerman 12.500
5. Lucie Perdreau 12.100
6. Maria Sileoni 12.050
7. Tira Kuitunen 11.850
8. Olga Sanzhiyeva 11.650

Junior Balance Beam FinalScore
1. Yekaterina Sokova 13.450
2. Anastasia Ilyankova 13.100
3. Magda Robakidze 12.700
4. Maria Sileoni 12.400
5. Turdikhon Islomova 12.250
6. Natalia Yakubova 12.000
7. Lucie Perdreau 11.950
8. Tira Kuitunen 11.900

Junior Women's Floor Exercise FinalScore
1. Yekaterina Sokova 13.900
2. Isa Maassen 13.300
3. Maria Sileoni 13.150
4. Natalia Kapitonova 13.000
5. Turdikhon Islomova 13.000
6. Valeria Tsekhmistrenko 12.900
7. Natalia Yakubova 12.850
8. Magda Robakidze 12.500

Junior Men's Floor Exercise FinalScore
1. Milad Karimi 14.100
2. Shigeto Suzuki 13.950
3. Fumiya Kitamura 13.950
4. Artyom Arnaut 13.850
5. Stanislav Khegai 13.850
6. Petar Veličković 13.350
7. Neofytos Kyriakou 11.950
8. Ioane Jimsheleishvili 11.650

Junior Pommel Horse FinalScore
1. Shigeto Suzuki 13.900
2. Fumiya Kitamura 13.800
3. Alexei Kanesev 13.400
4. Milad Karimi 13.050
5. Petar Veličković 12.900
6. Ilyas Azizov 12.850
7. Stanislav Khegai 12.500

Junior Still Rings FinalScore
1. Dmitry Lankin 14.050
2. Denis Ignatyev 13.600
3. Fumiya Kitamura 13.500
4. Shigeto Suzuki 13.100
5. Ioane Jimsheleishvili 12.550
6. Francisco Acuna 11.850
7. Milad Karimi 11.800
8. Petar Veličković 11.600

Junior Men's Vault FinalScore
1. Ilyas Azizov 13.800
2. Fumiya Kitamura 13.350
3. Alexei Kozlov 13.325
4. Neofytos Kyriakou 12.925
5. Petar Veličković 12.450

Junior Parallel Bars FinalScore
1. Insaf Idiyatullin 14.300
2. Fumiya Kitamura 14.300
3. Ioane Jimsheleishvili 13.600
4. Ilyas Azizov 13.150
5. Milad Karimi 12.950
6. Aron Axelsson 11.850
7. Dmitry Lankin 11.500
8. Shigeto Suzuki 10.600

Junior High Bar FinalScore
1. Artyom Arnaut 13.950
2. Fumiya Kitamura 13.850
3. Shigeto Suzuki 13.500
4. Ioane Jimsheleishvili 13.450
5. Nikita Letnikov 13.350
6. Milad Karimi 12.900
7. Max Kooistra 12.150
8. Petar Veličković 11.500
 
Written by Amanda Turner    Sunday, 14 December 2014 12:33    PDF Print
Ukraine's Vernyayev Defends Liukin Cup Title
(2 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)



Ukrainian star Oleg Vernyayev successfully defended his all-around title at the 2014 Valeri Liukin Invitational, held Saturday in Frisco, Texas.

Ukrainian star Oleg Vernyayev successfully defended his all-around title at the 19th Valeri Liukin Invitational, held Saturday in Frisco, Texas.

Vernyayev claimed his third all-around title in as many weekends, after impressive victories at the Stuttgart and Glasgow World Cup events. The Ukrainian won pommel horse, vault and parallel bars en route to a 90.00 all-around score in Frisco. His high mark, 15.70, came on parallel bars, where he is the reigning world champion.

Japan's Hibiki Arayashiki took second place (88.85) and won floor exercise. Ukrainian Maxim Semyankiv (88.15) took third, with the top score on high bar.

Steven Lacombe (University of California-Berkeley) won still rings with a 16.00, the highest score of the evening.

Ukraine won the team competition over Japan and Miami's Universal Gymnastics.

Two former Cuban gymnasts, Ernesto Vila and Luis Oquendo, represented Universal Gymnastics. The pair defected from Cuba while in Canada several months ago for the Pan American Gymnastics Championships. They now train alongside Cuban-born U.S. Olympian Danell Leyva, who placed sixth in Frisco.

The annual competition is held in honor of world and Olympic legend Valeri Liukin, who is a co-owner of the highly successful World Olympic Gymnastics Academy in Texas.

External Link: Official Website

19th Valeri Liukin Invitational
Dec. 13, 2014, Frisco, Texas

Men's TeamFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1.Ukraine29.7529.5527.9029.1530.7531.05178.15
2.Japan30.8529.6029.4029.1028.6030.10177.65
3.Universal28.0525.8528.9028.6027.7029.70168.80
4.WOGA28.9526.9528.8029.2526.6027.00167.55
5.Cypress28.7524.3028.4029.2527.0528.70166.45

All-AroundFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1.Oleg VernyayevUkraine15.1515.0513.4015.4015.7015.3090.00
2.Hibiki ArayashikiJapan15.4515.0014.8014.4014.4514.7588.85
3.Maxim SemyankivUkraine14.6014.5014.5013.7515.0515.7588.15
4.Kazuya TakahashiJapan14.9014.5514.5014.7014.1514.7087.50
5.Tatsuki TanakaJapan15.4014.6014.6013.7013.1015.3586.75
6.Danell LeyvaUniversal13.4014.4514.5014.6014.5515.2086.70
7.Donothan BaileyBerkeley13.1014.9014.9013.9014.2015.3086.30
7.Tristan BurkeWOGA15.0513.9014.5014.9513.7014.2086.30
9.Jordan KingCypress14.4511.9514.3014.3013.7014.1082.80
10.Matthew WenskeCypress14.3011.2514.1014.9513.3513.5581.50
11.Cole CasanovaWOGA13.9013.0514.3014.3012.9012.8081.25
12.Levi AndersonCypress13.5012.3513.6014.0012.6014.6080.65
13.Ernesto VilaUniversal14.6510.8013.3014.0012.7014.5079.95
14.Alexander SychugovRussia12.5012.9013.7013.9513.2511.9078.20
15.Sean JohnstonSt. Charles14.1512.0013.1013.2512.2012.4077.10
16.Rogelio VazquezUniversal12.6510.8513.5013.5513.1013.4077.05
17.Allan Malone Victory12.8011.5513.3013.5012.5510.7074.40
18.Jesse Silverstein US Gym Dev. Ctr14.9013.2015.0013.3014.5070.90
19.Didier LugoUniversal12.9514.4013.159.3049.80
20.Steven LacombeBerkeley13.2016.0014.8544.05
21.Jantzen SmithUnited Elite11.809.507.6012.9041.80
22.Luis OquendoUniversal13.0011.4013.2037.60
22.M. Cameron CallawayUnited Elite10.005.3010.4011.9037.60
24.Kenta ChibaJapan13.7014.3028.00
25.Tyler SchaalUniversal12.5014.1026.60
26.Adam Al-RokhHocking Valley11.9013.9025.80
27.Alex MilnerUnited Elite9.2013.4022.60
28.Regulo CarmonaHGA15.9015.90

Floor ExerciseScore
1.Hibiki ArayashikiJapan15.45
2.Tatsuki TanakaJapan15.40
3.Oleg VernyayevUkraine15.15
4.Tristan BurkeWOGA15.05
5.Kazuya TakahashiJapan14.90
6.Jesse SilversteinUS Gym Dev. Center14.90
7.Ernesto VilaUniversal14.65
8.Maxim SemyankivUkraine14.60

Pommel HorseScore
1.Oleg VernyayevUkraine15.05
2.Hibiki ArayashikiJapan15.00
3.Donothan BaileyBerkeley14.90
4.Tatsuki TanakaJapan14.60
5.Kazuya TakahashiJapan14.55
6.Maxim SemyankivUkraine14.50
7.Danell LeyvaUniversal14.45
8.Tristan BurkeWOGA13.90

Still RingsScore
1.Steven LacombeBerkeley16.00
2.Regulo CarmonaHGA15.90
3.Donothan BaileyBerkeley14.90
4.Hibiki ArayashikiJapan14.80
5.Tatsuki TanakaJapan14.60
6.Kazuya TakahashiJapan14.50
7.Maxim SemyankivUkraine14.50
8.Danell LeyvaUniversal14.50

VaultScore Score 2Average
1.Oleg VernyayevUkraine15.4014.8015.10
2.Matthew WenskeCypress14.9513.0514.00
3.Levi AndersonCypress14.0013.3013.65
4.Jordan KingCypress14.3012.3013.30
5.Sean JohnstonSt. Charles13.2512.4512.85

Parallel BarsScore
1.Oleg VernyayevUkraine15.70
2.Maxim SemyankivUkraine15.05
3.Danell LeyvaUniversal14.55
4.Hibiki ArayashikiJapan14.45
5.Donothan BaileyBerkeley14.20
6.Kazuya TakahashiJapan14.15
7.Tristan BurkeWOGA13.70
8.Jordan KingCypress13.70

High BarScore
1.Maxim SemyankivUkraine15.75
2.Tatsuki TanakaJapan15.35
3.Oleg VernyayevUkraine15.30
4.Donothan BaileyBerkeley15.30
5.Danell LeyvaUniversal15.20
6.Hibiki ArayashikiJapan14.75
7.Kazuya TakahashiJapan14.70
8.Levi AndersonCypress14.60
 
Written by Amanda Turner    Sunday, 14 December 2014 09:42    PDF Print
Japanese Take Four More Toyota Titles
(3 votes, average 4.00 out of 5)



After winning all but one event on Saturday, Japanese gymnasts again won four of five gold medals as the 2014 Toyota International concluded Sunday in Toyota City. Pictured: Four-time world champion Kohei Uchimura won high bar in Toyota City.

After winning all but one event on Saturday, Japanese gymnasts again won four of five gold medals as the 2014 Toyota International concluded Sunday in Toyota City.

Japan swept the women's competition, with golds going to Asuka Teramoto on balance beam and Mai Murakami on floor exercise. Murakami also won the gold on women's vault on Saturday.

Canada's Madison Copiak, who won the bronze on uneven bars in Toyota City, grabbed another medal with the silver on beam ahead of Korea's Kim Chae Yeon.

Olympic champion Yang Hak Seon (Korea) was the lone guest champion on Sunday, as he outvaulted Japanese star Kenzo Shirai and world and Olympic medalist Igor Radivilov.

World all-around bronze medalist Yusuke Tanaka was golden on parallel bars. His teammate Ryohei Kato, Saturday's floor exercise champion, took second ahead of Germany's Philipp Herder.

Five-time world all-around champion Kohei Uchimura competed high bar only, taking the title with his usual style (layout Kovacs; Cassina; half-Tak to Kolman; stuck layout double-double). Tanaka won silver over Canada's Jackson Payne.

External Link: Japan Gymnastic Association

2014 Toyota International
Dec. 14, Toyota City

Balance BeamDENDScore
1.Asuka Teramoto5.88.70014.500
**.Natsumi Sasada5.58.60014.100
**.Azumi Ishikura5.48.00013.400
2.Madison Copiak5.08.25013.250
**.Sakura Yumoto5.67.60013.200
3.Kim Chae Yeon5.47.65013.050
4.Yu Minobe5.87.20013.000
5.Lee Hye Been4.77.75012.450
6.Leung Ka Man3.87.0000.1010.700
7.Choi Nim Yan3.94.9508.850

Women's Floor ExerciseDENDScore
1.Mai Murakami5.48.15013.550
2.Natsumi Sasada5.48.10013.500
**.Koko Dobashi5.57.9500.1013.350
3.Lee Hye Been5.17.80012.900
**.Sakura Yumoto5.37.7500.5012.550
**.Yasuha Matsumura5.27.20012.400
4.Madison Copiak4.87.55012.350
5.Kim Chae Yeon4.97.40012.300
6.Hiu Ying Angel Wong4.67.40012.000

Men's VaultDENDScoreAverage
1.Yang Hak Seon6.09.40015.40015.375
6.09.35015.350
2.Kenzo Shirai6.08.97514.97514.937
5.69.30014.900
3.Igor Radivilov5.68.6250.1014.12514.625
6.09.12515.125
4.Helge Liebrich5.69.12514.72514.525
5.29.12514.325
5.Kim Han Sol6.08.1000.1014.00014.325
6.08.65014.650
6.Robert Kriangkum5.68.47514.07514.125
5.28.97514.175
7.Jim Man Hin6.07.8000.2013.60013.650
5.28.50013.700

Parallel BarsDENDScore
1.Yusuke Tanaka6.68.87515.475
2.Ryohei Kato6.68.62515.225
3.Philipp Herder6.48.35014.750
4.Helge Liebrich5.38.60013.900
5.Hadi Khanari Nejad4.98.57513.475
6.Zachary Clay6.27.25013.450
7.Kenneth Ikeda5.56.90012.400

High BarDENDScore
1.Kohei Uchimura7.28.72515.925
2.Yusuke Tanaka7.28.62515.825
3.Jackson Payne6.97.25014.150
**.Kohei Kameyama5.58.27513.775
4.Jim Man Hin5.28.15013.350
5.Helge Liebrich5.57.50013.000
6.Igor Radivilov5.67.05012.650
7.Philipp Herder4.77.60012.300
** Exhibition competitor
 
Written by Amanda Turner    Saturday, 13 December 2014 13:06    PDF Print
Japanese on Top at Toyota Tournament
(3 votes, average 3.67 out of 5)



The host nation won four of five gold medals as the 2014 Toyota International began Saturday in Toyota City. Pictured: Pommel horse champion Kohei Kameyama

The host nation won four of five gold medals as the 2014 Toyota International began Saturday in Toyota City.

Japan sent its top team to compete at the two-day apparatus tournament, held at the city's Sky Hall Toyota venue.

The Japanese gymnasts swept both titles in the intimate women's field, with gold medals going to Mai Murakami on vault and Wakane Inoue on uneven bars.

Hong Kong veteran Hiu Ying Angel Wong won the vault silver over Korea's Lee Hye Been.

Azumi Ishikura took second behind Inoue on bars, with both gymnasts competing Jaeger releases and double layout dismounts. Canadian Madison Copiak (Maloney; Jaeger; full-twisting double) won the bronze.

In the men's competition, 2012 Olympian Ryohei Kato took the gold medal on floor exercise (3 1/2 to barani mount; triple twist dismount). Kim Han Sol took the silver for Korea over Germany's Helge Liebrich.

Teenage star Kenzo Shirai, the 2013 world champion, opened his routine with a beautiful triple-twisting double back, but put his hand down on his 2 1/2-Randi competition to place fourth.

Former world pommel horse champion Kohei Kameyama showed a 7.0-Difficulty routine on his best event to top Kato and Cyril Tommasone (France).

World and Olympic medalist Igor Radivilov (Ukraine) was the sole guest to grab gold. Radivilov, the co-2013 European champion on still rings, had the top Difficulty and Execution marks en route to first.

Iran's Hadi Khanari Nejad impressed by winning the silver medal over world bronze medalist Brandon Wynn (United States).

Competition concludes Sunday with the remaining apparatus finals. Gymnastics king Kohei Uchimura is scheduled to compete on high bar.

External Link: Japan Gymnastic Association

2014 Toyota International
Dec. 13, Toyota City

Women's VaultDENDScoreAverage
1. Mai Murakami 5.8 8.900 14.700 14.325
5.2 8.750 13.950
2. Hiu Ying Angel Wong 5.2 8.500 13.700 13.700
5.0 8.700 13.700
3. Lee Hye Been 5.0 8.800 13.800 12.925
4.8 7.350 0.10 12.050
4. Leung Ka Man 4.4 7.350 11.750 12.150
4.2 8.350 12.550

Uneven BarsDENDScore
1. Wakana Inoue 5.2 8.000 13.200
2. Azumi Ishikura 5.1 8.050 13.150
** Asuka Teramoto 5.8 7.350 13.150
3. Madison Copiak 5.0 8.100 13.100
** Koko Dobashi 5.4 7.550 12.950
** Yasuha Matsumura 5.6 6.300 11.900
4. Kim Chaeyeon 5.0 6.000 11.000
** Exhibition competitor

Men's Floor ExerciseDENDScore
1. Ryohei Kato 6.5 8.775 15.275
2. Kim Han Sol 6.5 8.325 14.825
3. Helge Liebrich 6.1 8.400 14.500
4. Kenzo Shirai 7.0 7.425 14.425
5. Philipp Herder 6.0 8.000 14.000
6. Robert Watson 5.9 8.025 13.925
7. Robert Kriangkum 5.9 8.050 0.10 13.850
8. Hadi Khanari Nejad 5.4 8.375 13.775
8. Yang Hak Seon 6.2 7.775 0.20 13.775
10. Zachary Clay 5.8 8.050 0.10 13.750
11. Igor Radivilov 6.0 7.725 13.725
12. Liu Kam Wah 5.1 7.075 12.175

Pommel HorseDENDScore
1. Kohei Kameyama 7.0 7.925 14.925
2. Ryohei Kato 5.6 8.900 14.500
3. Cyril Tommasone 7.0 7.250 14.250
4. Philipp Herder 5.8 7.875 13.675
4. Shin Dong Hyen 5.2 8.475 13.675
6. Kenneth Ikeda 6.0 7.350 13.350
7. Helge Liebrich 5.2 7.500 12.700
8. Jackson Payne 5.3 6.825 12.125

Still Rings FinalDENDScore
1. Igor Radivilov 6.8 8.675 15.475
2. Hadi Khanari Nejad 6.4 8.500 14.900
3. Brandon Wynn 6.8 7.650 14.450
4. Philipp Herder 6.0 8.100 14.100
5. Robert Watson 6.1 7.950 14.050
6. Helge Liebrich 5.8 7.925 13.725
7. Yang Hak Seon 6.1 7.400 13.500
8. Zachary Clay 5.6 6.925 12.525
9. Robert Kriangkum 5.5 6.900 12.400
10. Kam Wah Liu 4.7 6.625 11.325
 
Written by Amanda Turner    Sunday, 07 December 2014 11:13    PDF Print
Pihan-Kulesza, Calvo Claim Titles in Acapulco
(3 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)



Marta Pihan-Kulesza (Poland) and Jossimar Calvo (Colombia) captured the all-around titles at the 4th Mexican Gymnastics Open, held Saturday and Sunday in Acapulco. Pictured: Men's all-around medalists Danell Leyva (USA), Calvo and Kenzo Kaneko (Japan)

Marta Pihan-Kulesza (Poland) and Jossimar Calvo (Colombia) captured the all-around titles at the 4th Mexican Gymnastics Open, held Saturday and Sunday in Acapulco.

Pihan-Kulesza topped Australia's Emily Little and veteran Oksana Chusovitina (Uzbekistan). Little led after the first day after a strong performance on vault (double-twisting Yurchenko), but Pihan-Kulesza grabbed powered ahead with the top scores on balance beam and floor exercise.


Ukraine's Angelina Kysla competed in the $10,000 leotard she won at the 2013 Mexican Open.

The incredible Chusovitina, 39, won vault with a clean layout handspring front with a full twist. The six-time Olympian also placed third at the 2013 Mexican Gymnastics Open.

2012 Junior European all-around champion Enus Mariani (Italy) tied Pihan-Kulesza with the high score on floor exercise. Mariani was the recipient of this year's prize leotard awarded by sponsor GK Elite.

Ukraine's Angelina Kysla — who competed in the spectacular $10,000 white Swarovski leotard she won at last year's Mexican Open — placed fifth behind Mariani. On day one, Kysla impressed on uneven bars with a beautiful routine (elgrip full to Jaeger; Pak salto; elgrip to double front dismount).

Spanish star Roxana Popa, the defending champion, suffered a minor knee injury in training and withdrew from the competition.

Calvo, the 2011 Pan American Games champion, successfully defended his title in Acapulco. The Colombian had the top score on four events (floor, pommel horse, still rings and vault) to win by nearly a point ahead of world and Olympic medalist Danell Leyva (United States). Japan's Kenzo Kaneko won the bronze.

Leyva had the top score on parallel bars, while Germany's Andreas Bretschneider (fourth all-around) caught his unique double-twisting Kovacs to win high bar.

The event also include a mixed-pairs competition. Calvo and Cyrenne teamed up to take the title.

External Link: Official Website

4th Mexican Gymnastics Open
Dec. 5-6, 2014, Acapulco

Women's All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1.Martha Pihan-Kulesza4.613.655.513.605.113.605.413.6054.45
2.Emily Little5.814.654.812.955.112.605.213.3553.55
3.Oksana Chusovitina5.814.705.112.305.412.855.213.1553.00
4.Enus Mariani5.013.955.613.055.412.355.013.6052.95
5.Angelina Kysla5.013.555.213.255.213.055.512.8552.70
6.Amaranta Torres5.013.804.912.655.412.705.212.9052.05
7.Hélody Cyrenne5.013.805.112.555.512.255.112.8551.45
8.Karla Retiz4.012.705.212.955.213.155.111.0549.85

Men's All-AroundFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1.Jossimar Calvo6.314.806.714.906.314.705.614.856.915.556.713.9588.75
2.Danell Leyva6.214.805.713.705.314.005.214.556.915.706.815.2087.95
3.Kenzo Kaneko6.214.905.614.505.814.305.214.006.214.906.314.7087.30
4.Andreas Bretschneider5.312.355.013.606.114.655.614.406.413.957.215.6084.55
5.Maxim Semiankiv5.513.755.614.355.113.754.413.705.814.506.114.4084.45
6.Lucas Bitencourt5.914.305.714.005.713.655.213.956.013.655.914.2083.75
7.Paolo Ottavi5.313.705.213.206.114.454.813.655.413.855.613.8582.70
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