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Chinese Women Complete Maribor Sweep
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Cheng Fei completed the Chinese women's sweep of the event finals at the 40th annual Salamunov Memorial, a World Cup event held this weekend in Maribor, Slovenia.

In Sunday's finals, Cheng won balance beam and floor exercise by more than a point over her closest competitor. Cheng's teammates, Li Ya and Han Bing, each won a medal.

Cheng and Li were members of China's gold medal-winning team at the 2006 World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, where Cheng placed first on vault and floor exercise.

In the men's competition, home-country favorite Mitja Petkovsek won the gold medal on parallel bars. He was the world champion on the event in 2005, but missed the 2006 World Championships and World Cup Final with a finger injury.

Poland's Marek Lyszczarz placed first on vault over Spain's Isaac Botella, who earned his second medal of the competition. Botella finished second on floor exercise on Saturday, the first day of finals.

Germany's Robert Juckel, who competed in two events in the first day of finals, placed first on high bar. He defeated 1997 world high bar champion Jani Tanskanen of Finland, among others.

40th Annual Salamunov Memorial
April 15, Maribor, Slovenia

Balance Beam
1. Cheng Fei CHN 15.675
2. Li Ya CHN 14.350
3. Cloe Briand FRA 14.200
4. Vasiliki Millousi GRE 14.175
5. Nicole Pechancova CZE 13.950
6. Stefani Bisbikou GRE 13.300
7. Veronica Wagner SWE 13.200
8. Kristyna Palesova CZE 12.825

Floor Exercise
1. Cheng Fei CHN 14.825
2. Stephanie Tijmes NED 13.800
3. Han Bing CHN 13.475
4. Tunde Czillag HUN 13.450
5. Rea Kolbl SLO 13.400
6. Nicole Pechancova CZE 12.900
7. Melanie Roberts GBR 12.575
8. Tina Erceg CRO 12.450

Men's Vault
1. Marek Lyszczarz POL 15.725
2. Isaac Botella ESP 15.687
3. Eleftheri Kosmidis GRE 15.575
4. Filip Ude CRO 15.512
5. Vitaly Kardashovs LAT 15.450
6. Mohamed Serour EGY 15.275
7. Ng Shu Wai MAS 15.237
8. Abu Saleh JOR 7.662

Parallel Bars
1. Mitja Petkovsek SLO 15.775
2. Andreu Vivo ESP 15.150
3t. Filip Ude CRO 15.050
3t. Adam Kierzkowski POL 15.050
5. Samuel Piasecky SVK 14.675
6. Deniss Zbickis LAT 14.500
7. Sami Aalto FIN 14.375
8. Roman Kulesza POL 13.950

High Bar
1. Robert Juckel GER 15.350
2. Roman Kulesza POL 15.025
3. Marijo Moznik CRO 14.650
4. Yevgeny Bogonosyuk UKR 14.625
5. Dmitry Trefilovs LAT 14.525
6. Jani Tanskanen FIN 14.325
7. Alen Dimic SLO 13.950
8. Samuel Piasecky SVK 13.325

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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