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Written by Dwight Normile    Wednesday, 11 April 2007 22:17    PDF Print
No. 1 Buckeyes Bumped
For the second year in a row, Ohio State missed qualifying to the Men's NCAA Championships team final. The top-ranked team placed fourth in the first of two qualifying sessions Thursday as the championships began at Penn State University in University Park, Pa.

The Buckeyes tallied 215.250 and missed the three-team cut by 0.10, trailing Stanford (216.350), Illinois (216.300) and Michigan (215.350). Iowa (209.500) and Army (194.800) were fifth and sixth.

While Stanford and Michigan, ranked 4th and 5th, respectively, were expected to advance, 8th-ranked Illinois was not. But top Illini gymnast Wesley Haagensen led the all-around standings after the first session.

In the second session, Penn State earned the highest team total of the day with 218.900. Two-time defending champion Oklahoma (218.600) and Minnesota (216.900) earned finals berths. California (216.650) outscored all the teams in Session I, but did not advance to the final. Nebraska (209.100) and Temple (205.400) rounded out Session II.

The team and all-around final will be held at 7 p.m. EST. Live scoring will be available on the Penn State Web site.

2007 Men's NCAA Gymnastics Championships
April 12, 2007, University Park, Pa.

Session I - Top Three Advance
1. Stanford 216.350
2. Illinois 216.300
3. Michigan 215.350
4. Ohio State 215.250
5. Iowa 209.500
6. Army 194.800

Session II - Top Three Advance
1. Penn State 218.900
2. Oklahoma 218.600
3. Minnesota 216.900
4. California 216.550
5. Nebraska 209.100
6. Temple 205.400

 
Written by Amanda Turner    Sunday, 01 April 2007 22:13    PDF Print
Foreigners Dominate Zakharova Cup
Foreign gymnasts won 13 of the 16 titles at the Stella Zakharova Cup, held March 31-April 1 in Kiev. The competition is held in honor of 1980 Olympic gold medalist Stella Zakharova.
The Chinese women in Kiev

Asia dominated the women's competition with a complete sweep of the gold medals. Japan's Keiko Mukumoto won the senior women's all-around title, and the winnning Chinese team took the remainder of the golds. Xiao Sha won the junior all-around and the golds on uneven bars and balance beam. Deng Ying won vault and Li Shanshan won floor exercise.

The host Ukrainians won three golds on the men's side: team, junior all-around (Viktor Stepanenko) and pommel horse (Alexander Koltakov).

Daniel Keatings won the senior all-around title and led Great Britain to the team silver over Russia. Teammate Luke Folwell won vault.

Most of Ukraine's top athletes were absent. Zakharova, the former president of the Ukrainian Gymnastics Federation, was removed from her post in 2006 after a lawsuit was filed contesting the results of the election.

2007 Zakharova Cup
March 31-April 1, Kiev

Women's Team
1. China 171.850
2. Russia 170.700
3. Japan 166.350
4. Ukraine 165.150
5. Spain 163.900
6. Australia 163.300
7. Canada 157.600
8. Belarus 147.100
9. Kazakhstan 142.650

Men's Team
1. Ukraine 257.200
2. Great Britain 256.150
3. Russia 255.750
4. Japan 254.750
5. China 254.000
6. Spain 251.250
7. Israel 240.200
8. Poland 239.300
9. Canada 235.450
10. Belarus 233.100

Women's Senior All-Around
1. Keiko Mukumoto JPN 57.250
2. Nadezhda Chikhiryova RUS 57.000
3. Lauren Mitchell AUS 56.950
4. Alyona Zmeu RUS 56.550
5. Mercedes Alcaide ESP 55.300
6. Valeria Maksyuta UKR 54.950
7. Xiao Tingting CHN 54.850
8. Ishizaka Mannami JPN 54.100
9. Marina Sergienko UKR 52.550
10. Cynthia Lemieux CAN 52.500
11. Thais Escolar ESP 52.250
12. Stephanie Desjardins-Labelle CAN 51.950
13. Angelina Kislaya UKR 51.050
14. Karina Tapalova KAZ 49.600
15. Olga Shakot BLR 49.600

Senior Men's All-Around
1. Daniel Keatings GBR 86.900
2. Yevgeny Vasilyev RUS 85.950
3. Makoto Okiguri JPN 85.700
4. Artyom Lyubonevich UKR 84.900
5. Tu Ting CHN 84.550
6. Kenichi Watanabe JPN 84.200
7. Alexander Shatilov ISR 83.600
8. Roman Kulesza POL 83.600
9. Luke Folwell GBR 83.300
10. Cristian Gulen ESP 83.200
11. Kamil Hulboj POL 83.150
12. Dmitry Paramanov RUS 82.950
13. Eduard Gholub ISR 82.750
14. Vitaly Kochkin KAZ 81.250
15. Waldemar Eichhorn GER 80.800

Junior Women's All-Around
1. Xiao Sha CHN 58.200
2. Aliya Mustafina RUS 55.150
3. Anastasia Koval UKR 54.800

Junior Men's All-Around
1. Viktor Stepanenko UKR 86.000
2. Pyotr Pakhnyuk UKR 85.500
3. Cristian Bazan ESP 85.150
4. Chen Xuezhang CHN 84.750
5. Wang Peng CHN 84.250
6. Mikhail Bodner RUS 84.250
7. Vladimir Yaroslavtsev UKR 83.100
8. Reece Pearson GBR 82.750
9. Takuya Inatera JPN 82.500
10. Sam Oldham GBR 82.450
11. Dmitry Stolyarov RUS 81.000
12. Retaka Deguchi JPN 80.650
13. Paolo Principi ITA 79.325
14. Jackson Payne CAN 77.250

Women's Vault
1. Deng Ying CHN 14.480
2. Valeria Maksyuta UKR 14.350
3. Alyona Zmeu RUS 14.187
4. Dorina Boszogo HUN 14.150
5. Marina Sergienko UKR 13.850
6. Ivana Kovachova SVK 13.837
7. Keiko Mukumoto JPN 13.537
8. Nadezhda Chikhiryova RUS 12.987

Uneven Bars
1. Xiao Sha CHN 15.500
2. Anastasia Koval UKR 15.125
3. Keiko Mukumoto JPN 14.750
4. Aliya Mustafina RUS 14.600
5. Lauren Mitchell AUS 14.400
6. Li Shanshan CHN 14.350
7. Alyona Zmeu RUS 13.975
8. Manami Ishizaka JPN 13.875

Balance Beam
1. Xiao Sha CHN 15.475
2. Lauren Mitchell AUS 14.975
3. Li Shanshan CHN 14.825
4. Mercedes Alcaide ESP 14.572
5. Valeria Maksyuta UKR 14.525
5. Keiko Mukumoto JPN 14.525
7. Alyona Zmeu RUS 13.675
8. Manami Ishizaka JPN 13.450

Women's Floor Exercise
1. Li Shanshan CHN 14.900
2. Thais Escolar ESP 14.425
3. Valeria Maksyuta UKR 14.325
4. Erika Rin Danko JPN 14.225
5. Deng Ying CHN 14.025
6. Aliya Mustafina RUS 13.700
7. Lauren Mitchell AUS 13.650
8. Nadezhda Chikhiryova RUS 13.300

Men's Floor Exercise
1. Daniel Keatings GBR 15.575
2. Alexander Shatilov ISR 15.475
3. Retaka Deguchi JPN 14.850
4. Nikita Yermak UKR 14.350
5. Luke Folwell GBR 14.200
6. Pavel Gofman ISR 14.075
7. Cristian Bazan ESP 13.875
8. Waldemar Eichhorn GER 13.475

Pommel Horse
1. Alexander Koltakov UKR 14.700
2. Alexei Ignatovich BLR 14.125
3. Daniel Keatings GBR 13.775
4. Mikhail Bodnar RUS 13.700
5. Reece Pearson GBR 13.400
6. Pyotr Pakhnyuk UKR 13.150
7. Igor Kozlov BLR 13.000
8. Roman Kulesza POL 12.600

Still Rings
1. Tu Ting CHN 15.025
2. Eduard Gholub ISR 14.825
3. Yevgeny Vasilyev RUS 14.725
3. Cristian Bazan ESP 14.725
5. Dmitry Paramonov RUS 14.375
6. Takuya Inatera JPN 14.300
7. Igor Kozlov BLR 14.150
8. Sus Asaf ISR 14.075

Men's Vault
1. Luke Folwell GBR 15.750
2. Makoto Okiguri JPN 15.675
3. Igor Kozlov BLR 15.462
4. Oleg Shakirov UKR 15.215
5. Cristian Bazan ESP 15.162
6. Mikhail Bodnar RUS 14.987
7. Vladimir Yaroslavtsev UKR 14.50
8. Ivan Bykov GER 6.90

Parallel Bars
1. Roman Kulesza POL 14.825
2. Keichi Vatanabe JPN 14.600
3. Tu Ting CHN 14.375
4. Oleg Osipov KAZ 13.700
5. Mikhil Bodnar RUS 13.662
6. Dmitry Paramonov RUS 13.250
7. Wang Pen CHN 13.225
8. Viktor Stepanenko UKR 11.900

High Bar
1. Yevgeny Vasilyev RUS 14.900
2. Daniel Keatings GBR 14.500
3. Artyom Lyubonevich UKR 14.400
4. Waldemar Eichhorn GER 14.350
5. Dmitry Paramonov RUS 14.200
6. Ignacio Losantos ESP 14.050
7. Chen Xuezhang CHN 13.525

 
Written by Amanda Turner    Sunday, 01 April 2007 22:09    PDF Print
Romania, Host Nation Win in Hungary

The Romanian women and Hungarian men dominated the Hungarian International, held March 31-April 1 in Szombathely.

Romania's Cerasela Patrascu (right) and Gabriella Dragoi finished first and second in the all-around over Hungarian Laura Gombás.

Cerasela Patrascu

Enikoe Korcsmáros led a Hungarian sweep of the medals on women's vault. Patrascu added titles on uneven bars and floor exercise and Dragoi won balance beam.

Patrascu, 14, was a member of Romania's silver-medal winning team at the 2006 Junior European Championships in Volos. She will turn 15 on Dec. 23.

Hungary's Marcell Hetrovics won the men's all-around over Luxembourg's Sasha Palgen and Ukraine's Alexander Suprun.

Hungary won three titles in the men's event finals: pommel horse (Krisztián Berki), still rings (László Czingli) and parallel bars (Hetrovics).

The other events went to Switzerland's Roland Hauptli (floor exercise), Britain's Steve Jehu (vault) and Slovakia's Samuel Piasecky (high bar).

2007 Hungarian International
March 31-April 1, Szombathely

Women's All-Around
1. Cerasela Patrascu ROM 57.500
2. Gabriella Dragoi ROM 55.900
3. Laura Gombás HUN 55.400
4. Olesya Ishchenko UKR 53.600
5. Linda Stampfli SUI 53.500
6. Szandra Kékegyi HUN 52.500
7. Veronika Ozanova CZE 52.400
8. Renáta Tóth HUN 51.600
9. Tünde Csillag HUN 50.900
10. Szabina Kékegyi HUN 50.300
11. Anna Csiszár HUN 50.100
12. Hajnalka Lónai HUN 49.500
13. Berta Gondos HUN 49.300
14. Ildikó Máté HUN 48.700
15. Adrienn Kékegyi HUN 47.000

Men's All-Around
1. Marcell Hetrovics HUN 88.000
2. Sascha Palgen LUX 85.550
3. Alexander Suprun UKR 85.150
4. László Czingli HUN 84.650
5. Dávid Horváth HUN 84.600
6. Levente Fekete HUN 84.450
7. Roland Hauptli SUI 83.200
8. Vid Hidvégi HUN 82.850
9. András Szilágyi HUN 82.500
10. Thomas Rawlinson GBR 79.750
11. Petr Smejkal CZE 79.700
12. Zoltán Kállai HUN 79.300
13. Adam Laughton GBR 76.050

Women's Vault
1. Enikoe Korcsmáros HUN 13.850
2. Adrienn Kékegyi HUN 13.675
3. Renáta Tóth HUN 13.450
4. Tünde Csillag HUN 13.300
5. Laura Gombás HUN 13.225
6. Olesya Ishchenko UKR 13.175

Uneven Bars
1. Cerasela Patrascu ROM 15.050
2. Linda Stämpfli SUI 14.200
3. Laura Gombás HUN 13.650
3. Gabriella Dragoi ROM 13.650
5. Enikoe Korcsmáros HUN 13.200
6. Olesya Ishchenko UKR 12.250

Balance Beam
1. Gabriella Dragoi ROM 15.800
2. Madalena Gutu ROM 15.050
3. Olesya Ishchenko UKR 15.000
4. Linda Stämpfli SUI 13.450
5. Adrienn Kékegyi HUN 13.450
6. Hajnalka Lónai HUN 13.150
7. Veronika Ozanova CZE 12.500

Women's Floor Exercise
1. Cerasela Patrascu ROM 14.750
2. Gabriella Dragoi ROM 14.400
3. Szandra Kékegyi HUN 13.900
4. Laura Gombás HUN 13.750
5. Olesya Ishchenko UKR 13.600
6. Veronika Ozanova CZE 12.750

Men's Floor Exercise
1. Roland Hauptli SUI 14.900
2. Sascha Palgen LUX 14.650
3. András Szilágyi HUN 14.450
4. Alexander Suprun UKR 14.250
5. Dávid Horváth HUN 14.200
6. Silc Ziga SLO 13.400

Pommel Horse
1. Krisztián Berki HUN 15.700
2. Vid Hidvégi HUN 14.450
3. Alexander Suprun UKR 14.400
4. Roland Hauptli SUI 14.050
5. Sascha Palgen LUX 13.150
6. Alexander Benko SVK 12.700

Still Rings
1. László Czingli HUN 14.750
2. Levente Fekete HUN 14.650
3. Steve Jehu GBR 13.750
3. Petr Smejkal CZE 13.750
5. Sascha Palgen LUX 13.550
6. Roland Hauptli SUI 12.750

Men's Vault
1. Steve Jehu GBR 15.250
2. András Szilágyi HUN 15.225
3. Roland Hauptli SUI 14.925
4. László Czingli HUN 14.800
5. István Szalontai HUN 14.625

Parallel Bars
1. Marcell Hetrovics HUN 15.100
2. László Czingli HUN 14.000
3. Roland Hauptli SUI 13.950
4. Samuel Piasecky SVK 13.600
5. Sascha Palgen LUX 12.500

High Bar
1. Samuel Piasecky SVK 15.100
2. Marcell Hetrovics HUN 14.800
3. Roland Hauptli SUI 14.550
4. Dávid Horváth HUN 14.150
5. Thomas Rawlinson GBR 13.800

 
Written by Amanda Turner    Saturday, 24 March 2007 20:50    PDF Print
Russian Championships Conclude
(2 votes, average 4.00 out of 5)
The 2007 Russian Championships in Lobnya concluded Sunday with the Russian Cup for individual apparatus.

New Russian national champions Ksenia Semyonova and Maxim Devyatovsky each won an event. Semyonova won her speciality, uneven bars, with the day's highest score for the women (15.975). Devyatovsky won silvers on floor and rings before winning the parallel bars gold.

Anton Golotsutskov was the only double winner, with golds on men's floor exercise and vault.

Veteran Anna Pavlova scratched the competition because of a slight injury to her leg, sustained before Thursday's qualification competition.

2007 Russian Cup for Individual Apparatus
March 25, Lobnya

Women's Vault
1. Anna Grudko 14.737
2. Yulia Lozhechko 14.362
3. Yelena Zamolodchikova 14.250

Uneven Bars
1. Ksenia Semyonova 15.975
2. Yekaterina Kramarenko 14.825
3. Polina Miller 14.550

Balance Beam
1. Ksenia Afanasyeva 15.350
2. Yulia Lozhechko 15.300
3. Ksenia Semyonova 14.825

Women's Floor Exercise
1. Yekaterina Kramarenko 14.450
2. Kristina Pravdina 14.425
3. Ksenia Afanasyeva 14.325

Men's Floor Exercise
1. Anton Golotsutskov 15.400
2. Maxim Devyatovsky 15.20
3. Alexander Dyomin 14.850

Pommel Horse
1. Ruslan Nigmadzyanov 15.250
2. Dmitry Vasilyev 15.000
3. Alexander Kalabin 14.650

Still Rings
1. Konstantin Pluzhnikov 15.900
2. Maxim Devyatovsky 14.950
3. Yuri Ryazanov 14.700

Men's Vault
1. Anton Golotsutskov 16.225
2. Alexei Bondarenko 15.725
3. Alexander Dyomin 15.600

Parallel Bars
1. Maxim Devyatovsky 15.350
2. Yuri Ryazanov 15.050
3. Dmitry Gogotov 14.650

High Bar
1. Alexei Bondarenko 15.150
2. Anatoly Vasilyev 15.050
3. Yuri Ryazanov 14.500

 
Written by Amanda Turner    Saturday, 24 March 2007 20:47    PDF Print
Mackie Wins Friendship Classic
(1 vote, average 3.00 out of 5)

2004 Olympian Gael Mackie (Canada) won the senior all-around at the Friendship Classic, held Saturday evening in Pottsville, Pa.

Linders, Mackie and Proskurina

Mackie topped Loes Linders (the Netherlands) and Ukraine's Marina Proskurina.

Mackie, who has signed with the University of Utah, was the top scorer on vault, uneven bars and balance beam. Linders won floor exercise.

Ukrainian Valentina Golenkova won the junior all-around title over Russia's Anastasia Grishina. American Carol Byrnes (Girls Co-Op) won the all-around bronze.

Golenkova won beam and Grishina won bars. American Annette Miele (Lehigh Valley) won both vault and floor exercise. Miele, fourth all-around, is coached by 1983 World Champion Natalia Yurchenko.

The annual competition is hosted by the Pottsville Gymnastic Training Center.

2007 Friendship Classic
March 24, Pottsville, Pa.

Senior All-Around
1. Gael Mackie CAN (Omega) 55.90
2. Marina Proskurina UKR 54.90
3. Loes Linders NED 53.55
4. Chloé Henry BEL 53.20
5. Kakitani Maniko JPN 52.95
6. Lisa-Marie Farley CAN (Gym-Richelieu) 50.60

Junior All-Around
1. Valentina Golenkova UKR 55.50
2. Anastasia Grishina RUS 54.50
3. Carol Byrnes USA (Girls Co-Op Starbounders) 51.80
4. Annette Miele USA (Lehigh Valley) 51.45
5. Kim Levesque CAN (Gym-Richelieu) 50.60
6. Jennifer Fujis CAN (Gym-Richelieu) 50.10

Senior Vault
1. Gael Mackie CAN 14.20
2. Marina Proskurina UKR 14.10
3. Lisa-Marie Farley CAN 13.85

Senior Uneven Bars
1. Gael Mackie CAN 14.00
2. Marina Proskurina UKR 13.15
3. Loes Linders NED 12.70

Senior Balance Beam
1. Gael Mackie CAN 14.60
2. Marina Proskurina UKR 14.15
3. Chloé Henry BEL 13.80

Senior Floor Exercise
1. Loes Linders NED 14.55
2. Chloé Henry BEL 13.70
3. Kakitani Maniko JPN 13.70

Junior Vault
1. Annette Miele USA 14.25
2. Valentina Golenkova UKR 13.95
3. Cassandra Hanley (USA/Parkettes) 13.70

Junior Uneven Bars
1. Anastasia Grishina RUS 15.20
2. Valentina Golenkova UKR 13.60
3. Cassandra Hanley USA 12.90

Junior Balance Beam
1. Valentina Golenkova UKR 14.60
2. Carol Byrnes USA 13.90
3. Mariecarme Rivera PUR (Club FPG) 13.90

Junior Floor Exercise
1. Annette Miele USA 13.75
2. Anastasia Grishina RUS 13.70
3. Carol Byrnes USA 13.40

 


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