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Qualification Leaders Repeat in Ghent
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Nine of the 10 top qualifiers repeated their rankings Sunday as the Ghent Challenger Cup concluded in Belgium. Pictured: Romania's Diana Bulimar won the gold on floor exercise and silver on balance beam.

Nine of the 10 top qualifiers repeated their rankings Sunday as the Ghent Challenger Cup concluded in Belgium.

Mexican world finalist Alexa Moreno vaulted a layout Rudi to take the title over Swiss standout Giulia Steingruber.

Céline van Gerner (Netherlands) once again prevailed on uneven bars (inside Stalder blind to Jaeger; inside Stalder full to bail; Stalder full to immediate full-twisting double).

Romanian veteran Catalina Ponor was unflappable as always on balance beam (switch ring; double turn; Onodi, ff two-foot layout; front aerial, ff layout; switch leap, Omelianchik to split handstand; double pike with a step).

Ponor's teammate Diana Bulimar out-tumbled the field with a stuck double layout; 1 1/2 to double pike; piked full-in; double tuck).

In the men's field, Slovenia's Mitja Petkovšek was the only preliminary leader not to repeat, finishing fourth on parallel bars. Vietnam's Phuoc Hung Pham took the title with an outstanding 15.900.

Greece's Eleftherios Kosmidis won the men's floor exercise title (tucked double-double; 1 1/2 to full-twisting 1 3/4; front double full to barani; 2 1/2 front full; layout Arabian 1 3/4; tucked full in.)

2009 world champion Zhang Hongtao once again won pommel horse, while teammate Cheng Ran outran the field on vault. Brazilian world medalist Artur Zanetti won still rings.

The competition concluded with Epke Zonderland's wild routine on high bar, featuring a thrilling Cassina-Kovacs-Kolman combination. The flying Dutchman added a half-Takemoto to Gaylord II before dismounting with a stuck layout double-double.

The Ghent Challenger Cup is the final FIG event before the Olympic Games in London. The Challenger Cup series resumes Nov. 23-24 in Ostrava.

External Link: Official Website

2012 FIG Challenger Cup
June 9, Ghent, Belgium

Women's Vault FinalScore
1. Alexa Moreno 14.512
2. Giulia Steingruber 13.825
3. Alina Sotnikova 13.750
4. Valeria Maksyuta 13.725
5. Barbara Achondo 13.662
6. Tijana Tkalcec 13.575
7. Teja Belak 13.562
8. Nadia Mülhauser 12.825

Uneven Bars FinalScore
1. Céline van Gerner 14.950
2. Marta Pihan-Kulesza 14.350
3. Ida Gustafsson 14.200
4. Jonna Adlerteg 13.925
5. Jana Šikulová 13.225
6. Olga Mokhovtsova 13.100
7. Daria Yelizarova 12.950
7. Kristýna Pálešová 12.950

Balance Beam FinalScore
1. Catalina Ponor 15.025
2. Diana Bulimar 14.625
3. Vasiliki Millousi 14.500
4. Gaëlle Mys 14.175
5. Céline van Gerner 14.125
6. Giulia Steingruber 14.050
7. Daniele Hypolito 13.675
8. Daria Yelizarova 12.950

Women's Floor Exercise FinalScore
1. Diana Bulimar 14.375
2. Saša Golob 13.550
2. Lisa Top 13.550
4. Luiza Galiulina 13.525
5. Daniele Hypolito 13.450
6. Stefanie Merkle 13.425
7. Alina Sotnikova 12.650
8. Daria Yelizarova 11.300

Men's Floor Exercise FinalScore
1. Eleftherios Kosmidis 15.400
2. Isaac Botella 15.100
3. Angel Ramos 14.700
4. Dmitry Barkalov 14.675
5. Tomás González 14.650
6. Tomas Thys 14.200
7. Sam Oldham 13.850
8. Wajdi Bouallegue 13.475

Pommel Horse FinalScore
1. Zhang Hongtao 15.825
2. Daniel Keatings 15.375
3. Prashanth Sellathurai 15.325
4. Robert Seligman 15.075
5. Vid Hidvegi 15.025
6. Andrei Likhovitsky 14.475
7. Donna-Donny Truyens 12.400
8. Daniel Corral 11.900

Still Rings FinalScore
1. Arthur Zanetti 15.925
2. Eleftherios Petrounias 15.675
3. Federico Molinari 15.575
4. Liao Junlin 15.175
5. Ramadan Abuoelkassem Zahran Ali 14.900
6. Christian Bazan 14.825
7. Tommy Ramos 14.375
8. Hadi Khenarinezhad 14.175

Men's Vault FinalScore
1. Cheng Ran 16.262
2. Tomás González 16.100
3. Ha Thanh Nguyen 16.075
4. Isaac Botella 15.925
5. Alexander Suprun 15.612
6. Angel Ramos 15.462
7. Stanislav Valiyev 15.375
8. Luis Rivera 15.150

Parallel Bars FinalScore
1. Phuoc Hung Pham 15.925
2. Epke Zonderland 15.800
3. Liu Rongbing 15.575
4. Mitja Petkovšek 15.500
5. Alexander Tsarevich 15.125
6. Roman Kulesza 14.950
7. Adam Kierzkowski 14.875
8. Samuel Piasecky 12.250

High Bar FinalScore
1. Epke Zonderland 16.400
2. Liu Rongbing 15.325
3. Alexander Tsarevich 14.800
4. Fabian Leimlehner 14.725
5. Sam Oldham 14.575
6. Kristof Schroe 14.475
7. Rafael Martínez 14.300
8. Dmitry Barkalov 13.800
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