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Yang, Calvo Golden at Korea Cup
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Korea's Yang Hak Seon and Colombia's Jossimar Calvo impressed at the Korea Cup, an international tournament held Saturday and Sunday in Incheon. Pictured: Uneven bars medalists at the Korean Cup

Korea's Yang Hak Seon and Colombia's Jossimar Calvo impressed at the Korea Cup, an international tournament held Saturday and Sunday in Incheon.


Jossimar Calvo (Colombia)

For many, the competition served as a warm-up for the upcoming European championships in Sofia. The host nation also used it as venue warm-up for this year's Asian Games in Incheon. The gymnastics competition takes place Sept. 20-24 at the Namdong Gymnasium.

This weekend's competition at Namdong featured a finals-only format with no qualification. Korean vault superstar Yang Hak Seon headlined the field, which also included 10 other world and Olympic medalists.

Yang did not disappoint the home crowd, debuting his astonishing 3 1/2-twisting Tsukahara en route to the vault gold medal (click here to watch). Yang, the 2012 Olympic champion and 2011 and 2013 world champion, won by nearly a point over European champion Igor Radivilov, 15.925-15.037. American Jake Dalton won the bronze medal with 14.625.

Colombia's Jossimar Calvo was the only double champion, winning gold medals on both parallel bars and high bar.

Greece's Eleftherios Kosmidis, the 2010 world champion on floor exercise, won floor over Yang and his teammate Park Eo Jin.

The pommel horse competition featured the first rematch between 2012 Olympic gold medalist Krisztian Berki and runner-up Louis Smith (Great Britain). Smith, who tied Berki in London but was bumped to silver by a tie-break, this time was golden. Smith (6.9 Difficulty) scored 15.850 to top Berki (15.775 with 6.8 D) and Korea's Shin Dong Hyen (15.075).

On still rings, world bronze medalist Brandon Wynn (USA) just edged Greece's Eleftherios Petrounias, 15.650-15.625. European co-champion Igor Radivilov (15.100) won the bronze.

2011 world bronze medalist Phan Thi Ha Thanh (Vietnam) won women's vault over Korean gymnasts Kim Chae Yeon and Jung Hee Yeon.

Czech gymnasts Kristýna Pálešová and Jana Šikulová went 1-2 on uneven bars, with 2008 Australian Olympian Olivia Vivian finishing third.

Two-time Olympian Vasiliki Millousi gave Greece a second gold medal with the balance beam title. She topped Ukraine's Krystyna Sankova and Poland's Katarzyna Jurkowska-Kowalska.

Paula Plichta and Jurkowska-Kowalska finished 1-2 on floor exercise, with Jung winning another bronze for Korea. Two-time Australian Olympian Lauren Mitchell fell to place fourth.

External Link: Korean Gymnastics Association

2014 Korea Cup
April 19-20, Incheon

Women's VaultDENDScoreAverage
1.Phan Thi Ha Thanh5.88.7000.114.40014.275
6.28.0500.114.150
2.Kim Chae Yeon5.08.57513.57513.437
5.08.30013.300
3.Jung Hee Yeon5.08.27513.27513.137
4.88.20013.000
4.Yun Na Rae5.08.4500.113.35011.125
2.46.5008.900
5.Paula Plichta5.87.3000.312.8006.400
0.00.0000.000

Uneven BarsDENDScore
1.Kristýna Pálešová5.58.37513.875
2.Jana Šikulová5.48.20013.600
3.Olivia Vivian5.67.87513.475
4.Olena Vasylieva5.77.35013.050
5.Kim Ju Ran5.77.27512.975
6.Kim Chae Yeon5.47.02512.425
7.Jung Hee Yeon3.64.6758.275

Balance BeamDENDScore
1.Vasiliki Millousi6.18.3250.114.325
2.Krystyna Sankova5.97.72513.625
3.Katarzyna Jurkowska-Kowalska5.87.77513.575
4.Yun Na Rae5.58.05013.550
5.Phan Thi Ha Thanh5.67.40013.000
6.Kim Chae Yeon6.16.05012.150
7.Jung Hee Yeon5.75.57511.275
8.Olena Vasylieva5.75.3750.110.975

Women's Floor ExerciseDENDScore
1.Paula Plichta5.17.87512.975
2.Katarzyna Jurkowska-Kowalska5.07.95012.950
3.Jung Hee Yeon5.37.32512.625
4.Lauren Mitchell5.66.7500.112.250
5.Olivia Vivian5.16.95012.050
6.Krystyna Sankova5.66.3250.311.625
7.Kim Chae Yeon5.45.9500.311.050

Men's Floor ExerciseDENDScore
1.Eleftherios Kosmidis6.58.62515.125
2.Yang Hak Seon6.38.52514.825
3.Park Eo Jin6.68.17514.775
4.Jake Dalton6.58.5500.314.750
5.Kim Hee Hoon6.47.9750.314.075
6.Jossimar Calvo6.37.9750.313.975

Pommel HorseDENDScore
1.Louis Smith6.98.95015.850
2.Krisztian Berki6.88.97515.775
3.Shin Dong Hyen6.68.47515.075
4.Cyril Tommasone6.57.90014.400
5.John Orozco6.37.12513.425
6.Park Min Soo6.27.07513.275

Still RingsDENDScore
1.Brandon Wynn6.88.85015.650
2.Eleftherios Petrounias6.78.92515.625
3.Igor Radivilov6.98.20015.100
4.Tommy Ramos6.88.20015.000
5.Jake Dalton6.48.47514.875
6.Park Min Soo6.07.90013.900
7.Kim Hee Hoon5.66.77512.375
8.Yang Hak Seon5.86.12511.925

Men's VaultDENDScoreAverage
1.Yang Hak Seon6.48.6000.114.90015.412
6.49.52515.925
2.Igor Radivilov6.09.0500.114.95015.037
6.09.12515.125
3.Jake Dalton6.09.10015.10014.625
6.08.4500.314.150
4.Park Min Soo5.29.25014.45014.487
5.29.32514.525
5.Marek Lyszczarz5.29.25014.45014.162
5.68.27513.875
6.Kim Hee Hoon3.69.15012.75013.875
6.09.00015.000

Parallel BarsDENDScore
1.Jossimar Calvo6.98.75015.650
2.John Orozco6.68.70015.300
3.Brandon Wynn6.68.42515.025
4.Park Min Soo6.68.32514.925
5.Shin Dong Hyen5.88.77514.575
6.Hamilton Sabot6.47.90014.300
7.Kierzkowski Adam6.56.80013.300
8.Pham Phuoc Hung6.56.30012.800

High BarDENDScore
1.Jossimar Calvo7.28.40015.600
2.John Orozco6.78.57515.275
3.Park Min Soo6.88.30015.100
4.Bae Ga Ram6.68.27514.875
5.Jake Dalton6.48.12514.525
6.Jackson Payne6.48.00014.400
7.Marijo Možnik6.47.87514.275
8.Nicolas Cordoba6.26.35012.550

International Gymnast magazine's features on Korean Cup competitors includes:

Jake Dalton cover photo, 2013 American Cup coverage (April 2013)
"Jacob’s Ladder" – Dalton profile (July/August 2011)
Adam Kierzkowski profile (July/August 2011)
Vasiliki Millousi two-page photo gallery (May 2013)
"Wisdom of a Woman" – Millousi interview (April 2012)
"Ready to Rise Again" – John Orozco center poster and profile (November 2012)
"Bronx Bomber" – Orozco interview (April 2012)
"Rebuilding Phase" – Kristyna Palesova profile (June 2011)
Phan Thi Ha Thanh cover photo and profile, feature on IG's visit to
Vietnamese national training center (January/February 2014)
"Royal Treatment" – Louis Smith profile (December 2008)
"10 Questions with Olivia Vivian" - interview (March 2011)
"The Next Step" – Yang Hak Seon interview (October 2013)

To order back issues, or subscribe to the print and/or digital edition of International Gymnast magazine, click here.

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