23. September 2011  
Artistic Gymnastics

Qualifications at Maribor World Cup

The Salamunov Memorial in artistic gymnastics in Maribor started today with the men's and women's qualification. The tournament belongs to the FIG Challenge Cup tournaments (B-World Cup Series).
28 gymnasts are present in the women's field. While the big names are missing it is a good chance for the remaining gymnasts to earn some World Cup points. The men's field is more than twice as large with 83 gymnasts originally listed of which a few entries were cancelled at short notice.
With first places on three apparatus China was the most successful nation during today's men's qualification. In the women's field also Israel reached three first places
* Women's Qualification
Only 13 gymnasts took part in the women's qualification on vault. The level of performance overall was not that high. In the end Valeria Maksiuta from Israel took the lead with the score of 14.012. The qualification on uneven bars was won by Kristina Palesova (13.900).

Women's vault finalists: 1. Valeria Maksiuta (ISR), 2. Teja Belak (SLO), 3. Orsolya Nagy (HUN), 4. Jasmin Mader (AUT), 5. Dina Madir (CRO), 6.Tina Larsen (NOR), 7. Sherine Ahmed El Zeiny (EGY), 8. Agnes Suto (ISL)
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Women's uneven bars finalists:
1. Kristina Palesova (CZE), 2. Valeria Maksiuta (ISR), 3. Tina Ercec (CRO), 4. Vasiliki Milousi (GRE), 5. Fiona Novak (SLO), 6. Roni Rabinovitz (ISR), 7. Jasmin Mader (AUT), 8. Laura Gombas (HUN) 
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In the women's field on balance beam Valeria Maksiuta from Israel again took the lead after having won already the vault qualification. The experienced Adela Sajn secured herself the second place for the Slovenian hosts.
Women's balance beam finalists: 1. Valeria Maksiuta (ISR), 2. Adela Sajn (SLO), 3. Roni Rabinovitz (ISR), 4. Elisa Haemmerle (AUT), 5. Laura Gombas (HUN), 6. Ivana Kamnikar (SLO), 7. Vasiliki Millousi (GRE), 8. Kristyna Palesova (CZE) 
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In the women's floor qualification Roni Rabinovitz from Israel took the lead with 13.500. Like alread before on beam, Adela Sajn (SLO) secured herself the second place (13.350) with her expressive routine.
Women's floor finalists:: 1. Roni Rabinovitz (ISR), 2.Adela Sajn (SLO), 3. Elisa Haemmerle (AUT), 4. Lisa Ecker (AUT), 5. Kristyna Palesova (CZE), 6. Ivana Kamnikar (SLO), 7. Tina Ercec (CRO), 8. Tina Larsen (NOR) 
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