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Käslin Tops Women's Qualification in Varna
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Swiss gymnast Ilaria Käslin led both women's events as the qualification concluded on Friday at the 2015 World Challenger Cup began in Varna, Bulgaria.

Swiss gymnast Ilaria Käslin led both women's events as the qualification concluded on Friday at the 2015 World Challenger Cup began in Varna, Bulgaria.

The competition, which attracted gymnasts from 23 nations to Varna, is the second major international Bulgaria organized for artistic gymnastics following the 2014 European Championships in Sofia. The event is the fourth of six FIG World Challenge Cup events in 2015. The final two take place May 21-24 in Anadia and Sept. 17-20 in Osijek.

Käslin, 17, had the top marks on balance beam and floor exercise. On balance beam, she edged Vietnamese Olympian Phan Thị Hà Thanh by one tenth, 13.850-13.750. A further half-tenth behind, Asian Games champion Kim Un Hyang (North Korea) tied ultra veteran Oksana Chusovitina (Uzbekistan) with the third best score. On Thursday, the 39-year-old Chusovitina topped the qualification on vault and also qualified to the uneven bars final.

On floor exercise, Käslin topped Turkish gymnast Tutya Yılmaz and Phan.

In the men's competition, the top qualifiers were Belarusian Pavel Bulavsky on vault, Azerbaijan's Oleg Stepko on parallel bars, and Great Britain's Ashley Watson on high bar.

For the host country, Ralitsa Mileva grabbed the last spot to the beam final. Alexander Batinkov, who just missed the qualification on parallel bars, qualified fourth to the high bar final.

Competition concludes Saturday with the apparatus finals.

2015 FIG Challenger Cup
May 8, Varna, Bulgaria

Balance Beam QualificationDENDScore
1.Ilaria Käslin5.68.3500.113.850
2.Phan Thị Hà Thanh5.88.0500.113.750
3.Kim Un Hyang5.97.9000.113.700
3.Oksana Chusovitina5.58.20013.700
5.Isabella Amado5.67.85013.450
6.Lisa Ecker5.27.95013.150
7.Tutya Yılmaz5.97.20013.100
8.Ralitsa Mileva5.07.95012.950
9.Tzuf Feldon5.27.70012.900
9.Aida Bauyrzhanova5.07.90012.900
11.Mariana Chiarella5.27.7500.112.850
12.Dilnoza Abdusalimova5.47.5000.112.800
13.Tjaša Kysselef4.87.50012.300
14.Jessica Diacci5.66.7500.112.250
15.Nallia Yakubava5.46.3500.111.650
16.Simona Yaketova4.86.7000.111.400
17.Do Thi Thu Huyen4.96.3000.111.100
18.Barbora Mokošová4.26.80011.000
19.Youna Dufournet4.76.1500.110.750
20.Valentina Brostella5.05.8000.110.700
21.Paola Márquez5.05.05010.050
22.Ekin Morova4.35.5009.800
23.Valeria Tsekhmistrenka4.35.2009.500
24.Yekaterina Chuikina3.65.8509.450

Women's Floor Exercise QualificationDENDScore
1.Ilaria Käslin5.48.30013.700
2.Tutya Yılmaz5.28.05013.250
2.Phan Thị Hà Thanh5.47.9500.113.250
4.Katriel de los Angeles5.38.0000.113.200
5.Mariana Chiarella5.18.00013.100
6.Lisa Ecker4.88.15012.950
7.Isabella Amado5.27.65012.850
7.Jessica Diacci5.17.8500.112.850
9.Kang Yong Mi5.37.5500.212.650
9.Tjaša Kysselef4.58.05012.550
11.Ekin Morova5.17.40012.500
12.Nallia Yakubava4.97.50012.400
13.Tzuf Feldon4.77.65012.350
14.Dilnoza Abdusalimova5.27.05012.250
15.Yekaterina Chuikina5.26.90012.100
16.Valentina Brostella5.07.3500.312.050
17.Albena Zlatkova5.16.90012.000
18.Valeria Tsekhmistrenka4.37.25011.550
19.Monika Romanova4.46.70011.100
20.Do Thi Thu Huyen4.14.8500.28.750

Men's Vault QualificationDENDScore
1.Pavel Bulavsky5.69.25014.85014.975
6.09.10015.100
2.Le Thanh Tung6.08.65014.65014.650
5.69.05014.650
3.Ferhat Arıcan5.69.00014.60014.350
5.28.90014.100
4.Ri Se Gwang6.48.05014.45014.350
6.48.1500.314.150
5.Oleg Stepko5.69.05014.65014.275
5.68.4000.113.900
6.Dang Nam5.69.10014.70014.125
5.28.6500.313.550
7.Ahmet Onder5.28.95014.15013.900
4.88.85013.650
8.Andrey Medvedev5.68.20013.80013.800
6.07.9000.113.800
9.Artem Dolgopyat5.29.15014.35013.775
4.88.7000.313.200
10.Vitālijs Kardašovs5.68.05013.65013.650
5.28.5500.113.650
11.Martin Angelov5.68.6500.313.95013.575
5.28.00013.200
12.Ivan Vargovsky5.28.90014.10013.550
5.28.1000.313.000
13.Nurtas Kozhakov5.28.1000.313.00013.100
4.48.9000.113.200
14.Marios Georgiou5.28.30013.50013.000
5.28.3001.012.500
15.Mauro Martínez4.88.1500.312.65012.850
5.27.85013.050
16.Severin Kranzlmüeller4.48.50012.90012.750
3.69.00012.600
17.Dimitar Dimitrov3.68.20011.80012.475
4.88.4500.113.150
18.Tomás González6.07.9000.313.60011.950
2.87.50010.300
19.Lukas Kranzlmüeller5.28.7000.113.8006.900
0.0000.000

Parallel Bars QualificationDENDScore
1.Oleg Stepko6.88.50015.300
2.Ferhat Arıcan6.68.55015.150
3.Vasily Mikhalitsyn6.58.45014.950
3.Ashley Watson6.58.45014.950
5.Marios Georgiou5.88.80014.600
5.Ahmet Onder6.48.20014.600
7.Julien Gobaux5.88.60014.400
7.Hyok Han Jong6.67.80014.400
9.Alexander Batinkov5.58.80014.300
10.Mitja Petkovšek5.78.30014.000
11.Dinh Phuong Thanh6.37.35013.650
12.Hung Pham Phuoc6.57.10013.600
13.Martin Angelov4.78.85013.550
14.Osvaldo Martínez5.67.75013.350
15.Petro Pakhnyuk6.96.35013.250
16.Severin Kranzlmüeller5.67.60013.200
17.Adham Alsqour6.07.15013.150
18.Nurtas Kozhakov5.77.40013.100
19.Ahmed Aldayani5.97.10013.000
19.Arnaud Willig5.87.20013.000
21.Federico Molinari5.67.30012.900
22.Azizbek Kudratullayev4.78.05012.750
23.Eyal Glazer5.47.25012.650
23.Lukas Kranzlmüeller5.57.15012.650
25.Eduard Shaulov5.66.80012.400
26.Slavomir Michnak5.26.80012.000
27.Timur Kadirov5.75.35011.050

High Bar QualificationDENDScore
1.Ashley Watson6.88.05014.850
2.Nicolas Cordoba6.48.20014.600
3.Oleg Stepko5.98.65014.550
4.Alexander Batinkov6.18.35014.450
5.Ahmet Onder5.98.40014.300
6.Petro Pakhnyuk5.78.55014.250
7.James Hall5.78.35014.050
8.Hyok Han Jong6.57.40013.900
9.Ferhat Arıcan5.58.30013.800
10.Lukas Kranzlmüeller5.78.10013.800
11.Julien Gobaux5.58.25013.750
11.Eduard Shaulov5.18.65013.750
13.Dmitrijs Trefilovs5.77.85013.550
14.Nurtas Kozhakov6.07.20013.200
15.Adham Alsqour5.97.00012.900
15.Arnaud Willig5.77.20012.900
17.Dimitar Bardarski4.97.60012.500
17.Tin Srbić5.07.50012.500
19.Severin Kranzlmüeller5.17.30012.400
20.Osvaldo Martínez5.07.20012.200
21.Ahmed Aldayani4.37.10011.400
22.Le Thanh Tung5.55.80011.300
23.Timur Kadirov4.55.80010.300
24.Ngoc Hung Phan4.15.4509.550
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