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Dementyeva Tops Pavlova for Russian Title
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Anna Dementyeva topped Anna Pavlova and Alyona Polyan to win the women's all-around title at the Russian championships, which began Wednesday in Penza.

Samara's Anna Dementyeva captured the women's all-around title Wednesday as the 2011 Russian Gymnastics Championships began Wednesday at Burtasy Sports Hall in Penza.

Dementyeva, the youngest member of Russia's first-place team at last fall's world championships, scored 58.050 to top two-time Olympian Anna Pavlova (56.200) and Alyona Polyan (55.150).

Dementyeva had the high score on floor exercise (15.100) and Pavlova had the top mark on vault (14.900). First-year senior Yulia Belokobylskaya, one of the contenders for Russia's four-person squad at the European championships, had the high mark on beam (14.550).

World all-around champion Aliya Mustafina traveled to Penza and took part in podium training, but elected to skip competition to rest for the American Cup on March 5. The only other competing members of the world champion team, Tatiana Nabiyeva and Yekaterina Kurbatova, did two events each.

Youth Olympic Games champion Viktoria Komova competed three events only after spraining her ankle in December. Komova tallied a massive 16.700 on uneven bars but had problems on beam (13.750) and floor (12.900).

Komova, who turned 16 in January, is expected to be a title favorite at the European championships in April and the world championships in October. Komova was undefeated in the all-around in 2009 and 2010, and her all-around score at the Youth Olympic Games last August has yet to be topped.

All eyes are on Komova as she begins senior competition, but more work lies ahead, said two-time Olympic champion Yelena Zamolodchikova.

"Vika Komova proved at the Youth Olympics that she's the best among her peers," said Zamolodchikova, on hand in Penza as a judge. "But the level of competition was not the same that was at the world championships. Vika needs a lot of work. Certainly, she has all the chances and the qualities for success. She is a very capable, talented gymnast. Everything will depend on her character, motivation and desire to win."

Competition continues Thursday with the men's all-around final and event qualification.

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2011 Russian Gymnastics Championships
Feb. 23, Penza

Women's All-Around FinalVTUBBBFXTotal
1. Anna Dementyeva Samara/Moscow Oblast 13.950 14.650 14.350 15.100 58.050
2. Anna Pavlova Moscow Oblast 14.900 13.200 13.950 14.150 56.200
3. Alyona Polyan Ulyanovskaya 13.850 12.800 13.800 14.700 55.150
4. Yulia Inshina Voronezhskaya 13.550 13.850 13.000 14.700 55.100
5. Yulia Belokobylskaya Rostovskaya 13.700 11.950 14.550 14.500 54.700
6. Maria Stepanova Moscow Oblast 13.400 12.900 13.450 14.500 54.250
7. Diana Sapronova St. Petersburg 13.300 13.000 14.300 13.550 54.150
8. Anastasia Novikova Moscow 13.650 13.550 13.350 13.200 53.750
9. Kristina Kruglikova Voronezhskaya 14.000 13.550 12.550 13.350 53.450
10. Maria Dunayeva Leningradska 13.400 11.850 13.750 14.050 53.050
11. Yekaterina Skorodumova Ulyanovskaya 13.600 12.600 12.800 14.000 53.000
12. Olga Bikmurzina Mordovia 13.450 12.550 12.700 13.550 52.250
13. Irina Sazonova St. Petersburg 13.150 12.100 13.700 12.850 51.800
14. Maria Smirnova Mari-El 13.850 12.000 12.550 13.350 51.750
15. Yekaterina Krylova St. Petersburg 13.100 12.000 12.550 13.150 50.800
16. Yelena Syrnikova Moscow 12.250 11.500 13.200 13.300 50.250
17. Maria Chibiskova Moscow 13.300 10.750 12.100 13.650 49.800
18. Tatiana Kirilova Vologodskaya 12.400 11.400 12.800 12.400 49.000
19. Olga Zemskova St. Petersburg 12.650 12.000 11.750 12.400 48.800
20. Maria Silyukova Chuvashskaya 12.850 10.250 11.650 12.950 47.700
21. Kristina Goryunova Novgorodskaya 11.950 9.800 12.650 13.050 47.450
22. Alla Sidorenko Belgorodskaya 12.450 12.000 9.850 13.000 47.300
23. Alexandra Telitsyna Mari-El 13.650 8.550 12.500 12.550 47.250
24. Kristina Antonova Bashkortostan 12.850 11.200 12.100 10.950 47.100
25. Daria Lavrushina Ulyanovskaya 13.150 10.800 11.200 11.900 47.050
26. Viktoria Ratnikova Vologodskaya 12.750 10.400 11.500 12.150 46.800
27. Veronika Terenteva St. Petersburg 13.250 8.200 11.750 13.450 46.650
28. Zhanna Toporova Kaluzhskaya 12.900 10.400 11.800 11.500 46.600
28. Alyona Cheboksarova Vologodskaya 12.200 11.850 11.100 11.450 46.600
30. Olesya Lebedeva Voronezhskaya 13.000 9.400 11.950 12.000 46.350
31. Kristina Vorotnikova Chuvashskaya 12.250 10.250 11.400 12.000 45.900
32. Kristina Beskromnaya Krasnodarskky 12.200 10.850 11.400 11.200 45.650
33. Yekaterina Tsvetkova Komstromskaya 13.300 9.250 10.900 11.200 44.650
34. Yana Sakha Vladimirskaya 13.100 8.650 11.150 11.600 44.500
35. Viktoria Komova Voronezh/Moscow Oblast 0.000 16.700 13.750 12.900 43.350
36. Maria Dergacheva Rostovskaya 12.000 8.050 10.700 12.400 43.150
37. Yulia Kondratenko Krasnodarsky 12.800 7.500 10.500 12.150 42.950
38. Francheska Yanaueva Tyumenskaya 13.400 7.300 9.250 12.850 42.800
39. Viktoria Scheglova Chelyabinskaya 12.450 8.000 11.200 10.700 42.350
40. Kristina Kravchenko Chelyabinskaya 11.800 9.000 9.750 11.600 42.150
41. Ksenia Astayeva Chelyabinskaya 12.000 7.650 10.850 10.750 41.250
42. Yekaterina Bryabrina Chelyabinskaya 12.100 7.200 8.750 12.350 40.400
43. Albina Abacharayeva Rostovskaya 12.150 6.250 10.500 11.450 40.350
44. Anna Myzdrikova Moscow 13.750 9.500 0.000 13.950 37.200
45. Daria Ignatova Rostovskaya 0.000 10.350 11.550 12.450 34.350
46. Tatiana Nabiyeva St. Petersburg 14.850 15.050 0.000 0.000 29.900
47. Yekaterina Kurbatova Moscow 12.200 10.550 0.000 0.000 22.750
48. Anastasia Cherepnina Voronezhskaya 0.000 0.459 10.900 0.000 11.359
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Shawna said:

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Good on Anna Dementyeva! She's really underrated. Her floor was my favorite from Rotterdam. I hope she can get a bit more power though and do a harder vault!
 
February 24, 2011
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