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Siberian Men Win Russian Cup Team Title
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Nikita Ignatyev led his Siberian squad to the men's team title Wednesday as the 2015 Russian Cup began in Penza. Pictured: Siberia topped Moscow and Central for the title.

Nikita Ignatyev led his Siberian squad to the men's team title Wednesday as the 2015 Russian Cup began in Penza.

The Siberian Federal District team scored 261.175 to handily defeat Moscow (254.200) and the Central Federal District (252.900).

The defending champions from the Urals meanwhile settled for fourth (252.650).

Ignatyev, the defending all-around champion from the 2014 Russian Cup, led the individual all-around qualification with 89.250. Veteran Nikolai Kuksenkov (88.675) qualifed second over Olympian David Belyavsky (87.175). Belyavsky had the highest score of the day, 15.700 , on parallel bars, but had costly mistakes on pommel horse and vault.

Other top scores came from newcomer Dmitry Lankin, 18, on floor exercise (15.100) and specialist Matvei Petrov on pommel horse (15.450). World and Olympic medalist Denis Ablyazin had the best score of the day on still rings and vault, while Ignatyev was on top on high bar (15.300 ).

The Russian Cup will help determine the makeup of Russia's squads at this fall's world championships in Glasgow.

The competition continues Wednesday afternoon with the women's team and qualification. Reigning all-around champion Aliya Mustafina will skip the event to focus on her preparation for Glasgow.

External Link: Russian Gymnastics Federation

2015 Russian Cup Gymnastics
September 16, Penza

Men's Team Final FXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
Daniil Kazachkov14.55012.70014.95015.00014.15012.950
Nikita Ignatyev14.90014.60014.90014.40015.15015.300
Andrei Cherkasov14.25013.45013.97514.75014.70014.200
Grigory Zyryanov11.25014.15013.67514.00014.30013.650
Dmitry Lankin15.10012.65013.97514.90015.40013.800
Nikita Nagorny13.95013.00013.97515.30014.95014.500
Alexei Kosyanov12.40013.10013.20013.95013.20012.900
Artur Dalaloyan13.70012.60014.15013.40013.85013.930
Ilya Kibartas13.60012.50014.52513.30012.95012.450
Nikolai Kuksenkov14.80014.55014.47514.70015.15015.000
Kirill Prokopyev13.90012.25014.12513.15013.00012.900
Alexei Rostov13.20013.75014.15014.30014.35013.950
Mikhail Kudashov14.30013.60014.77515.00013.70012.250
Sergei Danilenko13.20013.50013.42513.50014.00012.750
Nikita Lezhankin14.40012.35013.70012.55012.5509.400
David Belyavsky14.65013.85014.77513.60015.70014.600
Denis Ablyazin14.85015.25015.600
Vladislav Polyashov13.60014.65014.000
Ivan Tikhonov13.00012.55013.55014.60013.70012.300
Valentin Starikov14.20013.55012.65012.80014.80011.200
Sergei Krivunets10.90010.7009.45012.60011.70011.700
Sergei Yeltsov14.40015.20014.350
Alexei Bykov10.65012.75012.60014.10013.30012.050
Boris Lozhkin12.20013.10013.02512.20011.450
7.Siberia 226.35039.65037.65039.25043.15039.950226.000
Kirill Potapov11.75012.25014.20011.400
Vadim Yegorov13.35013.20011.77512.90012.95011.600
Ivan Stretovich14.70013.05014.55014.500
Andrei Lagutov13.00011.75013.62513.30014.40013.850
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