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The host nation won nine of 14 gold medals at the 2012 Olympic Hopes tournament held Friday and Saturday in Penza, Russia. Pictured: Women's all-around champion Maria Kharenkova of Russia, flanked by teammate Anastasia Dmitriyeva and Uzbekistan's Yelena Rega

The host nation won nine of 14 gold medals at the 2012 Olympic Hopes tournament held Friday and Saturday in Penza, Russia.

Though officially billed as a tournament for former Soviet republics, this year's event featured gymnasts from 12 nations, including Brazil and Egypt.

Russia picked up both team titles, with Kazakhstan and Ukraine taking the other medals.

Junior European balance beam champion Maria Kharenkova dominated the women's competition with five gold medals. She led a Russian sweep of the top four places in the all-around, finishing ahead of Anastasia Dmitriyeva, Yevgenia Korolkova and Yulia Chemaryova, though Uzbekistan's Yelena Rega officially took the all-around bronze due to the two-per country rule.

Kharenkova picked up gold medals on vault, balance beam and floor exercise in final. Chemaryova, who missed May's Junior European Championships because of injury, won uneven bars.

Japan's Kenzo Shirai dominated the men's competition with four gold medals: all-around, floor exercise, vault and high bar. Shirai, who turns 16 on Aug. 24, has already grabbed notoriety for his quadruple twist on floor exercise.

Other gold medals in Penza were Uzbekistan's Abdylla Azimov (pommel horse), Russia's Igor Lemeshenko (still rings) and Kirill Potapov (parallel bars) and Serbia's Gavrilo Ilic (tied with Shirai on high bar).

External Link: Russian Gymnastics Federation

2012 Olympic Hopes Competition
June 22-23, Penza, Russia

Women's TeamVTUBBBFXTotal
1. Russia 27.975 27.125 29.875 28.050 113.025
2. Kazakhstan 25.350 22.725 26.250 25.900 100.225
3. Ukraine 25.500 24.250 24.475 25.350 99.575
4. Brazil 26.725 21.825 24.525 25.850 98.925
5. Uzbekistan 24.675 24.100 24.525 25.475 98.775
6. Egypt 25.600 22.750 22.450 25.300 96.100
7. Latvia 25.325 20.100 22.725 22.825 90.975
8. Turkmenistan 22.075 10.725 16.050 18.975 67.825

Men's TeamFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1. Russia 28.000 25.400 26.700 30.850 27.600 26.800 165.350
2. Ukraine 26.100 25.900 26.500 30.500 25.500 24.100 158.600
3. Kazakhstan 25.750 24.200 26.100 27.900 25.600 25.600 155.150
4. Serbia 25.950 23.600 25.200 29.050 24.600 25.100 153.500
5. Uzbekistan 25.750 25.600 25.000 26.450 24.450 25.550 152.800
6. Egypt 25.100 24.700 25.800 26.950 23.200 25.500 151.250
7. Latvia 25.400 21.600 23.400 28.650 24.550 23.600 147.200
8. Poland 23.350 20.000 24.000 26.950 25.000 24.950 144.250
9. Japan 28.700 25.200 26.500 29.300 14.500 13.400 137.600
10. Moldova 21.800 8.000 17.800 25.300 17.300 17.600 107.800

Women's All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1. Maria Kharenkova 5.0 14.175 5.3 13.300 6.2 15.375 5.5 14.300 57.150
2. Anastasia Dmitriyeva 5.0 13.800 5.0 13.175 5.4 14.500 5.0 13.750 55.225
--. Yevgenia Korolkova 4.6 13.750 6.0 14.025 5.3 13.175 5.1 13.100 54.050
--. Yulia Chemaryova 4.4 13.375 5.9 13.825 5.5 13.750 5.1 12.650 53.600
3. Yelena Rega 4.2 12.175 4.5 12.700 5.1 13.450 4.6 12.650 50.975
4. Zhanerke Duysek 4.2 12.525 4.4 11.575 4.8 13.050 4.6 13.000 50.150
5. Lesya Sazonova 5.0 12.625 5.1 11.800 5.5 12.550 5.2 13.000 49.975
6. Yekaterina Chuykina 4.4 12.800 3.4 11.150 5.0 12.900 4.9 12.900 49.750
7. Vlada Duylovska 4.6 13.750 3.7 12.025 4.9 11.000 5.1 12.950 49.725
--. Aida Bauyrzhanova 4.2 12.550 4.5 11.100 5.2 13.200 4.8 12.250 49.100
--. Iryna Sagaydak 4.6 12.875 5.3 11.300 5.6 11.925 5.3 12.300 48.400
8. Milena Theodoro 4.4 12.875 3.5 9.600 5.1 13.075 5.0 12.750 48.300
9. Julie Sinmon 4.6 13.625 3.2 9.950 5.2 11.450 4.8 13.100 48.125
10. Farida Walid 4.4 12.925 3.2 10.425 5.4 11.200 5.0 13.300 47.850
--. Valeria Butsky 4.4 12.450 5.0 12.450 4.5 10.500 4.7 12.350 47.750
11. Khilola Doniyorova 4.2 12.025 5.1 11.400 5.0 11.075 4.8 12.825 47.325
12. Nada Ayman 4.4 12.675 3.4 11.350 3.9 11.250 4.5 11.900 47.175
--. Zena Ellamei 4.4 12.625 3.1 10.575 4.7 11.475 4.5 11.825 46.500
13. Paulina Wiktorczyk 4.6 13.550 3.1 9.975 4.3 10.950 4.5 11.800 46.275
--. Salma Hisham 4.2 12.025 3.7 11.400 4.7 10.175 4.0 12.000 45.600
14. Anastasija Vinnicka 4.2 12.575 1.9 10.225 3.4 11.275 4.7 11.525 45.600
--. Sabina Yusupova 4.2 12.500 4.7 10.525 4.9 10.975 3.9 11.475 45.475
15. Alina Circene 4.2 12.750 2.5 9.875 4.8 11.450 3.5 11.300 45.375
--. Zarina Shamitko 4.4 12.275 3.4 10.325 5.2 11.750 4.5 10.900 45.250
--. Aray Hanseitova 4.0 11.925 2.7 10.225 4.5 10.050 3.4 10.675 42.875
16. Jeren Ovezova 4.4 11.200 1.4 6.850 3.1 7.975 3.3 8.750 34.775
17. Yelena Goloveshkina 3.2 10.225 0.8 2.980 3.1 8.725 2.9 8.925 30.855
--. Dilyara Bufti 4.0 10.875 1.2 1.200 2.6 8.075 3.5 9.400 29.550
--. Sabine Kornijanova 4.4 12.350 0.000 4.2 6.150 3.5 10.600 29.100
--. Anastasia Volkova 0.000 1.4 3.875 2.9 7.975 3.2 9.575 21.425
--. Daniela Santana 0.000 4.4 11.875 0.000 0.000 11.875

Men's All-AroundFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1. Kenzo Shirai 6.0 15.30 4.0 11.50 4.8 13.30 6.6 16.05 5.0 13.10 4.6 13.40 82.65
2. Kirill Potapov 5.0 14.00 4.7 12.20 4.9 13.00 6.2 15.25 5.1 14.05 4.8 13.30 81.80
3. Arthur Dalaloyan 4.8 14.00 4.2 12.30 4.4 13.40 5.4 14.30 4.8 13.55 4.9 13.50 81.05
--. Viktor Britan 5.2 12.75 4.3 13.10 4.5 13.30 6.2 15.60 4.4 12.65 4.4 12.80 80.20
4. Volodymyr Hrybuk 5.1 12.90 4.0 12.50 4.5 13.50 6.6 15.90 4.3 12.70 3.5 11.60 79.10
5. Oleksander Petrenko 4.7 13.30 5.0 13.40 4.3 13.00 5.4 14.60 4.4 12.80 4.6 11.80 78.90
--. Igor Lemeshenko 4.6 12.40 4.6 12.40 4.8 14.00 5.4 14.65 4.6 13.20 3.6 11.40 78.05
6. Vyacheslav Kim 4.7 12.50 4.4 12.90 4.8 13.20 6.2 13.95 4.7 12.70 4.6 12.60 77.85
7. Nikolai Nam 4.9 13.25 4.5 11.90 4.6 12.80 5.4 13.95 4.8 12.90 4.8 13.00 77.80
8. Ahmed Ashraf 4.7 12.70 4.5 12.30 4.9 13.20 5.4 13.45 4.5 12.60 4.7 12.60 76.85
9. Gavrilo Ilic 4.5 12.30 3.6 11.70 4.7 13.00 5.4 14.50 4.0 12.40 4.2 12.90 76.80
--. Vitaly Vanifatov 4.4 12.10 4.3 12.70 4.4 13.40 4.6 12.45 4.6 12.90 4.7 13.20 76.75
10. Ostap Malnev 4.9 12.70 4.0 12.50 4.7 12.70 5.0 13.00 4.7 11.70 5.0 13.15 75.75
11. Abdylla Azimov 4.4 13.00 4.6 13.10 4.1 12.30 4.0 12.70 4.4 12.40 3.6 11.90 75.40
12. Alikseis Paiada 4.6 13.00 3.3 11.40 4.0 12.40 5.4 14.15 3.9 12.05 3.6 12.10 75.10
--. Timur Kadirov 4.5 12.75 5.2 12.20 4.4 12.20 4.6 13.45 4.7 12.05 4.4 12.40 75.05
13. Stefan Ilic 4.3 12.60 3.5 11.90 4.4 12.20 5.4 13.20 3.8 12.20 4.2 12.20 74.30
--. Vladyslav Gryko 4.8 13.20 4.3 12.30 3.8 11.50 5.4 14.15 4.4 10.80 4.0 12.30 74.25
--. Maxim Tsoy 4.4 13.15 4.4 12.60 4.5 13.20 5.4 14.20 4.5 11.60 4.3 9.10 73.85
14. Damian Roman Walczak 4.6 11.65 3.0 10.30 4.1 12.50 4.6 13.30 4.0 12.40 4.2 12.80 72.95
15. Ahmed Eslam 4.4 12.40 4.4 12.40 4.6 11.30 4.0 12.80 4.0 9.80 4.6 12.90 71.60
--. George Ivanov 4.7 11.50 4.7 11.30 4.8 12.90 5.4 13.05 3.5 10.15 4.3 12.55 71.45
16. Patryk Artur Rabstajn 4.4 11.70 3.5 9.70 3.9 11.50 4.6 13.65 4.4 12.60 3.8 12.15 71.30
--. Nikola Mrdenovic 4.4 13.35 2.3 10.80 2.4 11.00 5.4 14.55 3.8 11.20 3.5 10.20 71.10
17. Rainers Sledevskis 4.2 12.40 2.6 10.20 3.6 11.00 4.6 13.35 3.9 12.50 3.0 11.50 70.95
--. Shady Ghoneim 4.5 11.55 4.0 9.50 4.9 12.60 4.6 13.50 4.3 10.60 3.7 9.70 67.45
18. Gheorghe Neamtu 4.3 11.70 3.0 8.00 2.3 8.50 3.8 12.50 3.8 9.30 2.5 8.50 58.50
19. Yuasa Kenya 4.7 13.40 4.7 13.70 4.5 13.20 4.6 13.25 1.4 1.40 54.95
--. Artem Arnaut 3.8 11.60 4.4 13.30 4.8 13.25 5.0 12.65 50.80
20. Gheorghe Hirgau 3.6 10.10 2.3 9.30 3.8 12.80 2.5 8.00 2.1 9.10 49.30
--. Patryk Pyiz 3.7 11.30 2.5 10.40 3.8 12.80 2.2 10.60 45.10
--. Nikolai Shadurkin 4.7 12.70 4.6 13.65 4.3 12.90 39.25
--. Alexander Lazarev 4.7 13.30 4.5 11.60 4.4 12.70 37.60
--. Ahmed Farid 4.4 11.40 4.5 12.10 4.6 13.90 37.40
--. Germans Buculis 6.2 14.50 14.50

Women's Vault FinalScore
1. Maria Kharenkova 14.038
2. Yevgenia Korolkova 13.700
3. Lesya Sazonova 13.475
4. Vlada Duylovska 13.325
5. Milena Theodoro 12.838
6. Julie Sinmon 12.763
7. Walid Farida 12.575
8. Yekaterina Chuykina 12.450

Uneven Bars FinalScore
1. Yulia Chemaryova 13.425
2. Yevgenia Korolkova 12.650
3. Valeria Butsky 12.475
4. Yelena Rega 11.900
5. Vlada Duylovska 11.875
6. Khilola Doniyorova 11.200
7. Zhanerke Duysek 10.175
8. Hisham Salma 9.300

Balance Beam FinalScore
1. Maria Kharenkova 14.375
2. Anastasia Dmitriyeva 13.425
3. Lesya Sazonova 13.375
4. Zhanerke Duysek 13.300
5. Milena Theodoro 13.200
6. Yelena Rega 13.075
7. Aida Bauyrzhanova 12.850
8. Iryna Sagaydak 12.525

Women's Floor Exercise FinalScore
1. Maria Kharenkova 14.575
2. Yekaterina Chuykina 13.425
2. Vlada Duylovska 13.425
4. Julie Sinmon 13.125
5. Lesya Sazonova 13.050
6. Walid Farida 12.925
7. Zhanerke Duysek 12.450
8. Anastasia Dmitriyeva 12.125

Men's Floor Exercise FinalScore
1. Kenzo Shirai 15.100
2. Arthur Dalaloyan 13.950
3. Oleksander Petrenko 13.850
4. Nikolay Nam 13.550
5. Vladyslav Gryko 12.950
6. Maxim Tsoy 12.700
7. Kirill Potapov 12.150
8. Nikola Mrdenovic 9.800

Pommel Horse FinalScore
1. Abdylla Azimov 14.100
2. Victor Britan 13.400
3. Oleksander Petrenko 12.800
4. Volodymyr Hrybuk 12.150
5. Ostap Malnev 12.100
6. Vitaly Vanifatov 11.900
7. Maxim Tsoy 11.800
8. Vyacheslav Kim 11.700

Still Rings FinalScore
1. Igor Lemeshenko 13.600
2. Alexander Lazarev 13.250
3. Ashraf Ahmed 13.100
4. Gavrilo Ilic 13.050
5. Volodymyr Hrybuk 13.000
6. Maxim Tsoy 13.000
7. Kenzo Shirai 12.500
8. Vitaly Vanifatov 12.350
12.350

Men's Vault FinalScore
1. Kenzo Shirai 15.550
2. Victor Britan 15.225
3. Kirill Potapov 14.750
4. Germans Buculis 14.600
5. Oleksander Petrenko 14.525
6. Alikseis Paiada 14.475
7. Volodymyr Hrybuk 14.275
8. Nikola Mrdenovic 7.125

Parallel Bars FinalScore
1. Kirill Potapov 14.100
2. Kenzo Shirai 13.150
3. Nikolay Nam 13.100
4. Oleksander Petrenko 12.700
5. Volodymyr Hrybuk 12.550
6. Patryk Artur Rabstajn 12.500
7. Nikolay Shadurkin 12.150
8. Vyacheslav Kim 11.500

High Bar FinalScore
1. Kenzo Shirai 13.050
1. Gavrilo Ilic 13.050
3. Arthur Dalaloyan 12.900
4. Kirill Potapov 12.750
5. Damian Roman Walczak 12.100
6. Alexander Lazarev 11.450
7. Ostap Malnev 11.250
8. Ahmed Eslam 5.350
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