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Romania's Cetate Deva Tops Field in Hamburg
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A quintet of juniors from Romania's famed Cetate Deva club topped the field Sunday at the 3rd "Gymnastics Hamburg" Tournament in Germany. Pictured: Cetate Deva's Adela Florea, 11, on floor exercise

Romania's famed Cetate Deva club topped the field Sunday at the 3rd "Gymnastics Hamburg" Tournament in Germany.

The Romanian quintet, ages 11-13, led Cetate Deva to first place in Saturday's qualification and in Sunday's "Top Five" final. In the final, Cetate had the top totals on all but uneven bars, winning by a margin of nearly 3 points.

Madalina Blenda had the best mark on balance beam with 13.850 (front aerial, ff, layout; side somi; 1 1/2 turn with leg held, ff, ff, double twist dismount — click here to watch video). Adela Florea, 11, had the top mark on floor exercise with 13.050 (watch), tied with teammate Laura Jurca (watch).

German club Gym Tittmoning, with Spanish guests Cintia Rodriguez and Carolina Sanchez took second over Hamburg-Wedel. Rodriguez, a world team member in 2010, had the top mark on uneven bars.

The competition also included a "Lucky Loser" round featuring the clubs that did not advance to the final. Gymnastique Combs de Ville II (90.550) won over Gym Tittmoning II (87.600) and Great Britain's Dynamo School of Gymnastics (87.350). Uzbekistan, the 2010 overall champion, took fourth (82.950), followed by Euregio Gymfed Limburg (82.350) and Garstang School of Gymnastics (81.800). Schleswig-Holstein (78.300) and BTV Lucerne (75.000) rounded out the clubs.

External Link: Official Website

3rd Gymnastics Hamburg
Oct. 29-30, Hamburg, Germany

"Top Five" FinalVTUBBBFXTotal
1. Cetate Deva
Madalina Blendea199913.850
Laura Jurca199913.85013.050
Andreea Iridon199910.80013.000
Ioana Nicoara199812.400
Adela Florea200013.10013.050
2. Gym Tittmoning I
Cintia Rodriguez199412.75013.450
Carolina Sanchez199712.85012.200
Teresa Greither199411.65011.750
Sonja Fischer199913.10012.500
3. Hamburg-Wedel
Annika Carstensen198310.300
Jennifer Kiesslich199713.20010.350
Anna Burgmann199411.500
Anna Gurewitsch199312.450
Celina Manuth199110.950
Isabelle Marquard199511.35012.950
4. Gymnastique Combs de Ville I
Gaelle Gourthay199512.80012.150
Maureen Pagno19969.85012.600
Chloé Bonnotte19989.80011.600
Maiwenn Meluse199812.95011.150
5. Dresdner SC
Marlene Bindig199710.15011.850
Anna Dobrowolski199510.500
Julia Deckert199612.55012.250
Julia Vietor199912.4509.300
Charlotte Hartmann199912.550
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sammy said:

The official website said her name is Madalina Blendea. Is this correct?
I like this lil girl.
October 31, 2011
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