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Seitz, Hambüchen Top German Olympic Trials
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National champions Elisabeth Seitz and Fabian Hambüchen won Germany's second Olympic Trials, held Saturday in Frankfurt.

Seitz defeated Nadine Jarosch and Kim Bui, repeating the rankings from the national championships earlier this month. Held June 16 in Düsseldorf, the national championships served as the first Olympic trial for Germany.

Five-time Olympian Oksana Chusovitina competed vault and beam only. She earned 15.275 — the highest score of the women's competition — for her layout Rudi vault. Chusovitina, who turned 37 earlier on June 19, is considered a lock for her sixth Olympic Games.

Hambüchen won a mistake-filled men's event, triumphing despite a fall on pommel horse and poor landing on his Yurchenko 2 1/2 vault.

"The mood here in the hall was awesome and it's annoying about my errors," Hambüchen said. "After all, this was the last event before the Olympics but now I know where I need to focus in training."

<Philipp Boy took second over strong>Sebastian Krimmer. Boy landed his new Dragulescu on vault for 16.100 but fell off pommel horse and high bar.

Andreas Toba placed fourth ahead of Marcel Nguyen, who had been second to Hambüchen in Düsseldorf. Nguyen had the top scores on still rings (15.45) and parallel bars (15.80) but had a large miss and then a fall on high bar for 12.80.

2008 Olympian Eugen Spiridonov was forced to withdraw from the selection earlier this week because of an injury to his right shoulder. Spiridonov was a key member of the 2010 German squads that first at Europeans and third at the worlds.

External Link: German Gymnastics Federation

2012 German 2nd Olympic Trials
June 30, Frankfurt

Women's All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1.Elisabeth SeitzTurngemeinschaft Mannheim14.52514.75014.15013.77557.200
2.Nadine JaroschDetmolder TV v. 186014.45013.82512.87513.90055.050
3.Kim BuiMTV 1843 Stuttgart e.V.14.22514.07512.92513.60054.825
4.Lisa-Katharina HillTUS Chemnitz-Altendorf13.70014.40013.22513.20054.525
5.Pia TolleMTV 1843 Stuttgart e.V.13.52513.05013.52513.37553.475
6.Anja RheinbayTurnteam TOYOTA Köln13.70012.77512.20012.60051.275
7.Janine BergerSSV Ulm 1846 e.V.14.47512.17512.05012.20050.900
8.Annabelle HölzerEintracht Frankfurt12.87511.80012.12511.97548.775
9.Lara-Sophie WondrakTSG Nordwest 1898 Frankfurt13.27512.37511.60011.25048.500
10.Giulia HindermannMTV 1843 Stuttgart e.V.13.2009.60012.72512.57548.100
11.Katharina MüllerTV Überlingen12.45010.95010.65012.15046.200
12.Oksana ChusovitinaTV Herkenrath 0915.27513.50028.775

Men's All-AroundFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1.Fabian HambüchenTSG Niedergirmes 190315.0512.6014.9015.4015.5516.4089.90
2.Philipp BoySC Cottbus Turnen15.1013.0014.6516.1015.4014.1588.40
3.Sebastian KrimmerMTV 1843 Stuttgart e.V.14.0514.9013.5015.5014.9014.6587.50
4.Andreas TobaTurn-Klubb zu Hannover 114.6012.6015.1015.6014.2014.8586.95
5.Marcel NguyenTSV Unterhaching 191013.0513.3515.4515.8015.6012.8086.05
6.Thomas TaranuKTV Straubenhardt e.V.14.7512.0015.3015.9013.7513.6085.30
7.Matthias FahrigSV Halle e.V.14.4511.4513.8515.6014.8513.9084.10
8.Christopher JurschSC Cottbus Turnen12.7012.7013.0014.6515.0014.8582.90
9.Andreas BretschneiderKTV Chemnitz e. V.13.0012.3514.4515.8014.1012.6082.30
10.Robert WeberTSV Ehmen 1912 e.V.12.8515.1012.9540.90

International Gymnast Magazine Related Features:
"Seizing the Moment" - Seitz interview (July/August 2011)
"Leaps and Bounds for Germany" - Jarosch profile (January/February 2012)
Boy interview (May 2011)
"Fast Mender" - Nguyen profile (June 2011)
"Clutch Horse Rider" - Krimmer profile (January 2011)

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