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Russia Wins European Youth Olympic Festival
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David Belyavsky led Russia to victory over Switzerland and Romania as the 10th European Youth Olympic Festival began in Tampere, Finland.


Russia won the men's team title Tuesday as the 10th European Youth Olympic Festival began in Tampere, Finland.

2008 Junior European silver medalist David Belyavsky led Russia to victory over Switzerland and Romania. The men's competition is for gymnasts born in 1992-1993.

Russia earned the highest event totals on floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings and vault, and third on parallel bars and high bar. The Swiss outscored the field on parallel bars and high bar, with fifth-place Great Britain second on both.

Belyavsky scored 82.850 to qualify first to Thursday's all-around final. He was the only gymnast to score above 16,00 (16.100 on vault), and led the scoring on floor exercise (14.350) and still rings (13.800).

Switzerland's Oliver Hegi scored 80.900 to qualify second, .2 ahead of Romania's Andrei Muntean (80.200).

The European Youth Olympic Festival is a biennial multisport event for junior athletes. Men's gymnastics is making its debut in Tampere at the festival, which has crowned past women's champions such as Russia's Anna Kovalyova (1997), Ukraine's Alina Kozich (2001) and Italy's Vanessa Ferrari (2005).

Competition continues Wednesday in Tampere with the women's team competition and individual qualification, for gymnasts born 1994-1995. Viktoria Komova, daughter of 1986 Goodwill Games champion Vera Kolesnikova, is expected to help Russia reclaim its team title after it fell to sixth place in 2007.

External Link: Official Event Site

2009 European Youth Olympic Festival
July 21, Tampere, Finland

Men's Team CompetitionFXPHSR VTPBHBTotal
1.Russia27.80026.00027.40031.65026.20024.950164.000
2.Switzerland27.30025.75025.90030.30027.30026.250162.800
3.Romania27.40025.90025.05030.10025.95024.800159.200
4.Ukraine26.85025.25025.90029.25026.60025.200159.050
5.Great Britain25.95025.25023.75028.75027.20026.600157.500
6.Armenia25.45024.45026.55028.10026.30024.950155.800
7.Belgium26.40023.40024.40029.10026.70025.200155.200
8.France26.55024.30024.40028.65025.10025.100154.100
9.Germany25.60021.30025.05027.05026.20025.250150.450
10.Italy25.70023.10022.80027.75025.40025.150149.900
11.Belarus25.55021.55025.00027.45025.60023.850149.000
12.Greece25.45021.95024.35028.10026.00023.900148.750*
13.Hungary24.50022.15023.05027.45026.05024.350147.550
14.Norway24.65021.00022.85028.45026.40023.950147.300
15.Poland25.25022.10024.10027.75023.20024.600147.000
16.Finland25.45020.35023.75026.20025.40023.500144.650
17.Slovakia25.50021.50022.70026.90024.90023.150144.650
18.Bulgaria24.85020.05022.15027.60025.25024.150144.050
19.Portugal22.85020.95020.45027.05025.30021.550138.150
20.Iceland23.55019.75021.45027.15023.95019.750135.600
21.Czech Republic23.55018.90021.40025.10022.35020.950132.250
22.Slovenia23.25017.95019.60026.60023.05020.950131.400
23.Denmark23.45019.10016.35025.45025.35016.150125.850

 * = .1 neutral deduction

Men's QualificationFXPHSRVTPBHBAA
1. David Belyavsky14.35012.50013.80016.10013.65012.45082.850 Q
2.Oliver Hegi13.60013.20011.90015.05013.70013.45080.900 Q
3.Andrei Muntean13.90013.15012.80014.95013.20012.35080.350 Q
4.Igor Pakhomenko13.45013.50013.60015.55012.05012.05080.200 Q
5.Michael Meier12.95012.55012.95015.25013.60012.80080.100 Q
6.Sam Oldham13.15012.70012.10014.35013.85013.50079.650 Q
7.Pablo Brägger13.70012.45012.95014.70013.35012.20079.350
8.Heorhii Petrosian13.50012.55012.90014.90013.30012.10079.250 Q
9.Mykyta Yermak13.25011.20013.00014.35013.30013.10078.200 Q
10.Jim Zona13.35012.10012.35015.20012.00013.05078.050 Q
11.Artur Davtyan12.25012.35013.05014.50013.40012.25077.800 Q
12.Dimitris Krashias13.00011.00013.05014.20013.70012.50077.450 Q
13.Mikhail Andreev13.10011.10013.30014.55012.55012.50077.100
14.Thomas Neuteleers12.35010.95012.50014.40013.80013.05077.050 Q
15.Cameron Mackenzie12.80012.55011.00014.20013.35012.65076.550 Q
16.Maksym Semyankiv13.35012.70012.60013.25013.25011.40076.550
17.Vahan Vardanyan13.10010.55013.50013.60012.90012.70076.350 Q
18.Adelin Kotrong13.50011.60011.85015.15012.20012.00076.300 Q
19.Ioan Nistor12.40012.75012.25013.45012.75012.45076.050
20.Maximillian Bennett12.75011.00011.65014.40013.10013.10076.000
21.Nikolaos Antoniadis13.05010.60011.95014.30013.30012.35075.550 Q
22.Tommaso De Vecchis13.15012.30010.35014.40012.35012.90075.450 Q
23.Brandon Prost13.20012.20012.05012.85013.10012.05075.450 Q
24.Ádám Babos12.30010.80012.40014.05013.55012.00075.100 Q
25.Ivan Rittschik11.70011.20012.30013.55013.25012.70074.700 Q
26.Heikki Niva12.85010.15011.90013.60013.35012.50074.350 Q
27.Tomas Thys13.45010.65010.95014.70012.65011.90074.300 Q
28.Pilip Dalzheuski12.55011.25012.20013.95012.95011.35074.250 Q
29.Artur Tovmasyan12.35012.10013.00013.40012.00011.35074.200
30.Viet Thao Hoang13.25010.10012.75012.30012.95012.55073.900 Q
31.Velislav Valchev12.40010.15011.70013.15013.10013.10073.600 R
32.Slavomir Michnak12.85011.95011.40013.65011.95011.75073.550 R
33.Ferhat Arican11.20011.85012.10014.20012.30011.75073.400 R
34.Nestor Abad10.8009.70012.05014.65012.45013.00072.650 R
35.Ludovico Edalli12.5509.90012.25013.25012.90011.80072.650
36.Håkon Andreassen12.35010.40010.25014.35013.25012.00072.600
37.C. Konstantinidis12.4009.85012.40013.80012.45011.55072.450
38.Ricardo Martins12.55011.40012.20013.25012.55010.50072.450
39.Konrad Kacprzyk11.25011.40011.90014.20010.80012.90072.450
40.G. Chatziefstathiou11.90011.35011.60013.80012.70011.00072.350
41.Stian Skjerahaug12.00010.60011.35014.10013.15010.90072.100
42.Giancarlo Pollini12.25010.80010.55013.35012.50012.25071.700
43.Stanislau Yazhou13.0009.70012.80012.90012.65010.50071.550
44.K. Rydberg12.05010.00011.60013.30012.95011.40071.300
45.Uladzislau Hryb12.55010.30011.85013.50010.50012.50071.200
46.Martin Argalas12.6509.55011.30013.25012.95011.40071.100
47.Levente Tóth11.10011.35010.65012.75012.50012.35070.700
48.Sebastian Cecot12.5509.55012.20013.55011.90010.75070.500
49.Jimi Päivänen12.45010.20011.85012.60012.05011.00070.150
50.Christian Keil12.3509.70011.10013.50012.05010.95069.650
51.Emil Hristov12.1509.90010.25014.45012.15010.40069.300
52.Brynjar Jochumsson12.35011.50010.70013.80012.1508.65069.150
53.Stepan Pecka11.6509.95011.55013.15010.90010.70067.900
54.Vilislav Filipov12.4508.95010.45012.80011.85011.05067.550
55.Loïs Szymczak12.9009.10010.70013.45011.7009.65067.500
56.Péter Vigh12.20010.65010.50013.40011.3009.45067.500
57.Zan Zunko11.4509.55010.00014.10011.30010.70067.100
58.Kasper Holopainen12.60010.00010.70012.45010.30010.90066.950
59.Kfir Weiss12.7508.45010.75013.55011.2509.95066.700
60.Christopher O'Connor11.20011.45010.80013.00012.0008.20066.650
61.Francisco Fragoso10.3009.5508.25013.80012.75011.05065.700
62.Lars Planke Joyce12.3005.50011.50013.05011.30011.95065.600
63.Filip Borosa11.4007.95010.60012.25011.45011.70065.350
64.Sergejs Poznakovs12.8004.70011.15013.55011.15011.75065.100
65.Jon Sigurdur Gunnarsson11.2008.25010.30013.35011.20010.75065.050
66.Kevin Crovetto11.60010.0509.90014.15012.2006.65064.550
67.Primoz Mauric11.8008.4009.60012.50011.75010.25064.300
68.Jimmy Verbaeys12.95012.45011.9000.00012.90012.15062.350
69.Filip Seidl11.2008.3509.85011.95011.4508.65061.450
70.Martin Pazdera11.9008.9508.85010.25010.90010.25061.100
71.Diego Davidsson11.1504.20010.75012.75011.8009.00059.650
72.Piotr Kielbik12.70010.70011.9000.00011.30011.70058.300
73.Ivan Krstevski10.2507.95010.50012.2008.9005.85055.650
74.James Oliver Wagner11.4009.1004.75012.15012.4004.75054.550
75.Mikheil Kharabadze11.85012.15024.000
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