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Vernyayev Victorious At Stuttgart World Cup
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Ukrainian star Oleg Vernyayev won the men's all-around title at the 2014 DTB World Cup, held Sunday in Stuttgart. Pictured: All-around medalists Sergio Sasaki (Brazil), Vernyayev and Donnell Whittenburg (USA)

Ukrainian star Oleg Vernyayev won the men's all-around title at the 2014 DTB World Cup, held Sunday in Stuttgart.

Vernyayev scored a convincing victory, winning the title with 91.731 over Brazil's Sergio Sasaki (90.565) and American Donnell Whittenburg (90.398).

Vernyayev took his low score (14.366) on floor exercise after bouncing out of a few passes (layout Thomas; double double step back; front double full, barani; Randi; 2 1/2, Rudi; triple twist). He had the top score on pommel horse (15.566) and earned 15.366 on still rings.

After taking one step on his excellent Dragulescu vault, he nailed a precise parallel bars routine with a stuck double front-half dismount for the highest score of the day, 16.233. He clinched the title with 15.000 on high bar.

Sasaki had the high score of the day on vault, 15.500, for his Dragulescu vault. Whittenburg was the top scorer on floor exercise (15.466) and still rings (15.366).

German star Fabian Hambüchen finished fourth all-around, with the best score on high bar (16.133).

World all-around bronze medalist Yusuke Tanaka finished fifth ahead of Russians Nikolai Kuksenkov and David Belyavsky. Another Japanese gymnast, Yusuke Saito, finished eighth.

In the women's DTB Team Challenge final, host Germany won the title over Russia and Switzerland. A club team from Stuttgart finished fourth.

World Cup competition continues Dec. 6 in Glasgow.

External Link: Official Website

2014 DTB World Cup
Nov. 30, Stuttgart

Men's All-AroundFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1.Oleg Vernyayev14.36615.56615.20015.36616.23315.00091.731
2.Sergio Sasaki15.30015.16614.80015.50014.96614.83390.565
3.Donnell Whittenburg15.46614.43315.36615.00015.53314.60090.398
4.Fabian Hambüchen15.23313.03314.63315.03314.96616.13389.031
5.Yusuke Tanaka15.16614.46614.83314.40015.63314.13388.631
6.Nikolai Kuksenkov15.10013.86614.83314.46615.03315.06688.364
7.David Belyavsky14.10014.93314.20014.86614.76614.43387.298
8.Yusuke Saito12.40013.60014.30014.56612.46614.03381.365

Women's Team FinalVTUBBBFXTotal
1. Germany28.96628.46628.56626.700112.698
Nadja Schulze13.33311.200
Michelle Timm14.2339.90012.00012.700
Pauline Schäfer14.73313.33314.60014.000
Sophie Scheder15.13313.966
2. Russia29.16628.13325.96627.566110.831
Polina Fyodorova13.60013.53313.13313.533
Yekaterina Kramarenko14.16614.60012.83313.433
Ksenia Afanasyeva15.00014.033
3. witzerland29.16628.13325.96627.566105.097
Jessica Diacci13.13312.10012.60012.833
Ilaria Käslin14.16612.00013.76613.600
Nicole Hitz13.266
Stefanie Siegenthaler12.56612.80012.533
4. Stuttgart26.56620.63221.40024.80093.398
Nicole Fritz10.366
Dorothee Henzler13.33310.06610.60012.600
Sarina Maier13.23310.26610.80012.200
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