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Harrold Leads Britain to Victory in Munich
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World uneven bars finalist Ruby Harrold led Great Britain to victory in a triangular friendly against Germany and Spain, held Saturday evening in Munich. Pictured: All-around champion Roxana Popa (Spain)

World uneven bars finalist Ruby Harrold led Great Britain to victory in a triangular friendly against Germany and Spain, held Saturday afternoon in Munich.

Great Britain had the top total on every event to score 167.950. Host Germany took second (164.800) over Spain (157.40.).

Rising Spanish star Roxana Popa won the all-around (55.300) by just .1 over Harrold. German Olympian Elisabeth Seitz (55.000) finished third.

The Romanian-born Popa won last winter's Mexico Open in Acapulco, and last weekend she took second to Italian veteran Vanessa Ferrari at the Tokyo World Cup.

2008 British Olympian Becky Downie had the high score of the meet, earning 15.050 on uneven bars.

The competition followed a junior meet among Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. Germany's Tabea Alt won the all-around title and led the host team to victory over Great Britain.

2014 Germany vs Great Britain and Spain
April 12, Munich

Senior TeamVTUBBBFXTotal
1.Great Britain43.30042.75041.30040.600167.950
2.Germany42.25041.65040.75040.150164.800
3.Spain40.75038.25039.00039.400157.400

Senior All-Around (Top 13)VTUBBBFXTotal
1.Roxana Popa14.05013.90013.45013.90055.300
2.Ruby Harrold14.10014.25013.15013.70055.200
3.Elisabeth Seitz14.05014.50013.05013.40055.000
4.Kelly Simm14.35013.10013.05013.40053.900
4.Cagla Akyol13.90013.35013.95012.70053.900
6.Pauline Schäfer 14.20011.35013.75013.65052.950
7.Lisa-Katharina Hill13.40013.35013.00013.10052.850
7.Nadja Schulze13.40013.35013.00013.10052.850
9.Cintia Rodriguez13.05012.25012.90012.55050.750
10.Claudia Colom13.65012.10011.75012.60050.100
11.Laura Gamell12.10011.05012.65012.90048.700
12.Marta Costa12.30011.10012.15011.35046.900
13.Becky Downie14.50015.05014.00043.550

International Gymnast magazine's recent coverage of the tri-meet competitors includes:

Roxana Popa two-page center poster (January/February 2014)
"European Brilliance" - Ruby Harrold interview (September 2013)
"Seizing the Moment" – Elisabeth Seitz interview (July/August 2011)
"New View from the Top" - Lisa-Katharina Hill profile (July/August 2013)

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