LAUSANNE (SUI), FIG Office, April 20, 2009: The 42nd Salamun Memorial, a FIG category B World Cup in Artistic Gymnastics, wrapped up in Maribor, Slovenia, on Sunday. Having secured every title in the women’s events and with Pluzhnikov’s Gold on Rings, Russia was the most successful nation at this tournament, which attracted some 2,000 spectators!
2007 World Champion on Floor Diego Hypolito from Brazil defeated Olympian Alexander Shatilov (ISR) and Croatian Filip Ude in the Floor Final.
1. HYPOLITO Diego (BRA) 15.300
2. SHATILOV Alexander (ISR) 14.950
3. UDE Filip (CRO) 14.800
Belgian Donna-Donny Truyens successfully repeated his Cottbus victory by winning a second title on Pommel Horse in this year’s FIG World Cup circuit. Slovenia’s Saso Bertoncelj ranked second ahead of Zoltan Kallai from Hungary.
1. TRUYENS Donna-Donny (BEL) 15.075
2. BERTONCELJ Saso (SLO) 14.850
3. KALLAI Zoltan (HUN) 14.750
Konstantin Pluzhnikov (RUS), winner on Rings at the 2008 World Stars World Cup in Moscow, outranked Irodotos Georgallas (CYP) by a .65 point margin. Venezuelan Regulo Carmona, who collected 5 titles on Rings in the 2007 World Cup series, placed third.
1. PLUZHNIKOV Konstantin (RUS) 15.650
2. GEORGALLAS Irodotos (CYP) 15.000
3. CARMONA Regulo (VEN) 14.800
With a total score of 16.000, Kazakhstan's Stanislav Valiyev earned Gold on Vault, leaving 2nd and 3rd place to Marek Lyszczarz (POL) and Tomi Tuuha (FIN) respectively.
1. VALIYEV Stanislav (KAZ) 16.000
2. LYSZCZARZ Marek (POL) 15.712
3. TUUHA Tomi (FIN) 15.687
Slovenia's own Mitja Petkovsek wowed local fans with another Gold on Parallel Bars. He recently won the title in Cottbus and ranked second at the 2009 European Championships. Poland’s Adam Kierzkowski earned the Silver, while Epke Zonderland’s 15.175 was good enough for the Bronze.
1. PETKOVSEK Mitja (SLO) 15.725
2. KIERZKOWSKI Adam (POL) 15.275
3. ZONDERLAND Epke (NED) 15.175
Zonderland carried off the Gold on his favourite apparatus, Horizontal Bar. The 2008 World Cup Final title holder relegated his competitors, Slovenian Aljaz Pegan and Austrian Marco Baldauf (Bronze medallist in Cottbus this year), to second and third place.
1. ZONDERLAND Epke (NED) 15.550
2. PEGAN Aljaz (SLO) 15.350
3. BALDAUF Marco (AUT) 14.625
Russian gymnasts Anna Myzdrikova and Ekaterina Kurbatova were rewarded with Gold and Silver on Vault, a mere .025 points apart, while Annika Urvikko from Finland settled for the Bronze.
1. MYZDRIKOVA Anna (RUS) 14.062
2. KURBATOVA Ekaterina (RUS) 14.037
3. URVIKKO Annika (FIN) 13.800
On Uneven Bars, Russia’s Ekaterina Kurbatova walked away with the Gold, leaving her team mate Kristina Goryunova and Brazil’s Ethiene Franco in her wake.
1. KURBATOVA Ekaterina (RUS) 14.325
2. GORYUNOVA Kristina (RUS) 13.700
3. FRANCO Ethiene (BRA) 13.650
With a score of 14.350, Russia’s Kristina Goryunova triumphed on Beam. Brazilian Ana Claudia Silva ranked second and Olympian Marta Pihan-Kulesza from Poland, who captured the Gold in Cottbus this year, settled for the Bronze in Maribor.
1. GORYUNOVA Kristina (RUS) 14.350
2. SILVA Ana Claudia (BRA) 13.550
3. PIHAN-KULESZA Marta (POL) 13.300
With a Gold on Floor, Kristina Goryunova took home her third medal from Maribor. Anna Myzdrikova added one more Silver to Russia’s World Cup collection, while Poland’s Marta Pihan-Kulesza pocketed yet another Bronze.
1. GORYUNOVA Kristina (RUS) 14.000
2. MYZDRIKOVA Anna (RUS) 13.950
3. PIHAN-KULESZA Marta (POL) 13.600