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China Takes Two in Maribor
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Chinese gymnasts won five medals — including two golds — in the first day of finals at the 40th Annual Salamunov Memorial, a World Cup even taking place this weekend in Maribor, Slovenia.

In the women's competitions, world vault champion Cheng Fei placed first on vault by 0.912 over co-silver medalists Erika Morel (France) and Veronica Wagner (Sweden). Cheng's teammate, Li Ya, easily won uneven bars over Jana Sikulova of the Czech Republic. Li's routine, which featured her trademark Jaeger to mixed-grip to immediate Jaeger, had a 7.5 A-panel score.

The Chinese men won two medals, but the event champions came from four different countries: Yevgeny Bogonosyuk of Ukraine (floor exercise), Krisztian Berki of Hungary (pommel horse) and Georgallas Irodotos of Cyprus and Regulo Carmona of Venezuela (still rings).

The competition concludes Sunday, with event finals for balance beam and floor exercise (women); and vault, parallel bars and high bar (men).

40th Annual Salamunov Memorial
April 14, Maribor, Slovenia

Women's Vault
1. Cheng Fei CHN 14.812
2t. Erika Morel FRA 13.900
2t. Veronica Wagner SWE 13.900
4. Tunde Csillag HUN 13.750
5. Eniko Korcsmaros HUN 13.562
6. Annika Urvikko FIN 13.512
7. Tanja Delladio CRO 13.375
8. Tina Erceg CRO 13.287

Uneven Bars
1. Li Ya CHN 16.025
2. Jana Sikulova CZE 14.725
3. Han Bing CHN 14.150
4. Kristyna Palesova CZE 14.000
5. Eniko Korcsmaros HUN 12.200
6. Melanie Roberts GBR 11.950
7. Tina Erceg CRO 11.850
8. Vasiliki Millousi GRE 11.700

Men's Floor Exercise
1. Yevgeny Bogonosyuk UKR 15.025
2. Isaac Botella ESP 14.425
3. Laszlo Czingi HUN 14.275
4. Samuel Piasecky SVK 14.100
5. Sami Aalto FIN 14.075
6. Martin Vlk CZE 14.000
7. Filip Ude CRO 13.625
6. Vitaly Nanonechy UKR 13.450

Pommel Horse
1. Krisztian Berki HUN 16.150
2. Daniel Keatings GBR 15.275
3. Zhang Hongtao CHN 15.100
4. Filip Ude CRO 14.550
5. Robert Juckel GER 14.450
6. Donna-Donny Truyens BEL 14.275
7. Saso Bertoncelj SLO 14.075
8. Xenofon Kosmidis GRE 13.250

Still Rings
1t. Georgallas Irodotos CYP 15.950
1t. Regulo Carmona VEN 15.950
3. Yan Mingyong CHN 15.850
4. Olli Torkkel FIN 14.975
5. Thomas Andergassen GER 14.900
6. Krzisztof Muchorski POL 14.750
7. Robert Juckel GER 14.575
8. Laszlo Czingli HUN 14.300

International Gymnast Magazine Related Features
Chinese team (including Cheng and Li) on cover (December 2006)
"Lucky Charm" - Cheng cover story (January 2005)
"Quick Chat: Cheng Fei" (May 2006)
"Raising The Bar" - Li Ya profile (February 2005)
Li Ya mini-poster (November 2005)
"Veronica's Date: 2008" - Wagner feature (February 2005)
"On the upswing" - Sikulova profile (July/August 2006)
"IG Close-Up: Han Bing" - profile (December 2005)
Cheng Fei cover story (January 2005)

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