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Kovács, Radivilov Win Twice in Cottbus
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Olympians Zsófia Kovács (Hungary) and Igor Radivilov (Ukraine) each won two titles at the 41st Tournament of Masters in Cottbus, Germany, an FIG World Cup event that concluded Sunday. Pictured: Kovács with uneven bars medalists Dorina Böczögő (Hungary) and Angelina Kysla (Ukraine)

Olympians Zsófia Kovács (Hungary) and Igor Radivilov (Ukraine) each won two titles at the 41st Tournament of Masters in Cottbus, Germany, an FIG World Cup event that concluded Sunday.

The event is the final FIG competition of 2016, and the second one held in Cottbus following this past spring's World Challenger Cup. In August, during its meeting at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the FIG Executive Committee decided to add a final event to the World Cup calendar, awarding a second World Cup to Cottbus. The 2017-2019 events will also take place in the fall in Cottbus.

Kovács was the most successful gymnast of the competition, capping off a very successful 2016. The 16-year-old Kovács qualified to all four finals, winning titles on uneven bars and balance beam and the bronze medal on vault. Her previous best result was the bronze medal on floor exercise at this year's World Challenge Cup in Doha, and qualifying to finals on vault and uneven bars at the European championships in Bern. Kovács is coached by Gabriella Joó at Dunaferr SE in Dunaújváros.

2012 Olympian Emily Little (Australia) won vault, her first World Cup title. Two-time Hungarian Olympian Dorina Böczögő placed second as she had in qualification, and also won a silver behind Kovács on uneven bars, ahead of Ukrainian Olympian Angelina Kysla.

Germany's Carina Kröll, the youngest gymnast in the meet, won the silver on beam ahead of Böczögő, who picked up her third medal with the bronze. On women's floor exercise, Kröll won the floor title over teammate Leah Griesser, who had been disappointed after falls on bars and beam.

In the men's competition, Japan's Naoto Hayasaka defeated top qualifier Rayderley Zapata (Spain), who landed his new skill, a 1 1/2-twisting double front. Slovenia's Rok Klavora finished third.

Former world and Olympic champion Krisztián Berki (Hungary) was outstanding on pommel horse for 15.766, showing outstanding scissor work. Croatia's Robert Seligman, the top qualifier, finished third.

Two-time Ukrainian Olympian Igor Radivilov, who married Angelina Kysla after the Olympic Games, won both still rings and vault. On rings, he topped Japan's Yuya Kamoto and Germany's Nick Klessing, the Junior European champion on rings.

On vault, Radivilov easily won the title, landed two clean 6.0-Difficulty vaults to take the title over Spain's Adrià Vera and Finland's Tomi Tuuha. Japan's Yusuke Saito appeared to suffer a serious knee injury on his first vault.

Kamoto brought a second title for Japan on parallel bars, topping Slovenia's Alen Dimic and Hayasaka.

Andreas Bretschneider ended things on a high note for Germany with the gold on high bar, playing it safe by not trying his ulta-difficult H-element (double-twisting Kovacs). Kamoto placed second, winning his third medal of the competition, while Dimic took bronze.

The 42nd Tournament of Masters is scheduled for next fall, November 23-26. The DTB-Pokal in Stuttgart, an FIG All-Around World Cup, is scheduled for March. The FIG World Cup season for 2017 kicks off in February in Melbourne.

External Link: Official Website

41st Tournament of Masters/FIG World Cup
November 19-20, Cottbus, Germany

Women's Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1.Emily Little5.88.96614.76614.299
5.28.7330.113.833
2.Dorina Böczögő5.09.06614.06613.899
4.69.13313.733
3.Zsófia Kovács5.09.23314.23313.866
4.68.90013.500
4.Pauline Tratz5.09.13314.13313.783
4.49.03313.433
5.Angelina Kysla5.08.83313.83313.716
4.69.00013.600
6.Valērija Grišāne4.69.13313.73313.683
4.69.03313.633
7.Irina Sazonova5.08.86613.86613.049
4.67.63312.233
8.Sigridur Bergthorsdottir5.08.5330.313.23312.916
4.28.5000.112.600

Uneven Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Zsófia Kovács6.18.03314.133
2.Dorina Böczögő5.08.23313.233
3.Angelina Kysla5.77.26612.966
4.Leah Griesser5.87.06612.866
5.Ivana Kamnikar4.96.73311.633
6.Irina Sazonova5.15.50010.600
7.Agnes Suto3.46.2669.666

Balance Beam FinalDENDScore
1.Zsófia Kovács5.68.33313.933
2.Carina Kröll5.18.16613.266
3.Dorina Böczögő4.68.46613.066
4.Leah Griesser5.67.20012.800
5.Angelina Kysla5.96.76612.666
6.Sigridur Bergthorsdottir4.46.50010.900
7.Emily Little5.25.56610.766
8.Valērija Grišāne4.36.33310.633

Women's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Carina Kröll5.48.30013.700
2.Leah Griesser5.28.43313.633
3.Emily Little5.58.03313.533
4.Dorina Böczögő5.57.9330.413.033
5.Zsófia Kovács5.47.8660.412.866
6.Angelina Kysla5.37.53312.833
7.Tinna Odinsdottir4.47.5660.311.666
8.Ágnes Sütő3.87.70011.500

Men's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Naoto Hayasaka6.88.63315.433
2.Rayderley Zapata6.68.56615.166
3.Rok Klavora6.18.80014.900
4.Žiga Šilc5.98.53314.433
5.Igor Radivilov6.18.30014.400
6.Botond Kardos5.98.43314.333
7.Łukasz Borkowski5.68.36613.966
7.Andrej Korosteljev6.08.2660.313.966

Pommel Horse FinalDENDScore
1.Krisztián Berki6.79.06615.766
2.Naoto Hayasaka6.09.00015.000
3.Robert Seligman6.08.83314.833
4.Sašo Bertoncelj6.38.50014.800
5.Dmitrijs Trefilovs6.08.43314.433
6.Zoltán Kállai6.18.16614.266
7.Juho Kanerva5.97.86613.766
8.Yusuke Saito6.27.20013.400

Still Rings FinalDENDScore
1.Igor Radivilov6.58.93315.433
2.Yuya Kamoto6.88.26615.066
3.Nick Klessing6.18.43314.533
4.Rokas Guščinas6.18.33314.433
5.Nestor Abad5.88.53314.333
6.Yusuke Saito5.88.30014.100
7.Tomi Tuuha5.77.83313.533
8.Nils Dunkel5.96.40012.300

Men's Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1.Igor Radivilov6.09.36615.36615.266
6.09.16615.166
2.Adrià Vera5.69.23314.83314.633
5.29.23314.433
3.Tomi Tuuha5.69.36614.96614.583
5.29.1000.114.200
4.Vitālijs Kardašovs5.67.83313.43313.899
5.29.16614.366
5.Rayderley Zapata6.08.8000.114.70013.883
5.27.86613.066
6.Botond Kardos5.29.06614.26613.499
3.69.13312.733
7.Sebastian Gawronski5.67.90013.50013.400
5.28.2000.113.300
8.Yusuke Saito5.67.5000.113.0006.500
0.00.0000.000

Parallel Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Yuya Kamoto6.58.86615.366
2.Alen Dimic5.98.73314.633
3.Naoto Hayasaka6.38.26614.566
4.Lukas Dauser6.47.96614.366
5.Ádám Babos5.58.43313.933
6.Andrés Martín6.07.53313.533
7.Joel Plata5.77.63313.333
8.Botond Kardos5.47.83313.233

High Bar FinalDENDScore
1.Andreas Bretschneider6.68.56615.166
2.Yuya Kamoto6.98.20015.100
3.Alen Dimic6.38.26614.566
4.Dávid Vecsernyés6.67.90014.500
5.Nestor Abad5.98.43314.333
6.Rokas Guščinas5.58.56614.066
7.Christopher Jursch6.36.93313.233
8.Adrià Vera5.27.53312.733
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