The first three titles of the male apparatus finals went to three different nations:
On floor, the Vice-European all-around champion Flavius KOCZI, dominated the final. On pommel horse, dominated, as expected, the actual World Champion Krisztian BERKI from Hungary and in a brilliant rings final the two Russian gymnasts Konstantin PLUSCHNIKOW ahead of his teammate Alexander BALANDIN could celebrate a double victory.
All-around European champion Philipp Boy made a mistake at the triple twist in his floor exercise (8th), Sebastian Krimmer placed 5th on pommel horse and Thomas Taranu had problems with the dismount in his rings exercise...
On the last day of these European championships French gymnasts Thomas BOUHAIL won on vault, German all-around champion Marcel NGUYEN won his first continental title ever on parallel bars and in a very close decision, Vice-worldchampion Epke ZONDERLAND with the most difficult exercise won ahead of the two Germans Philipp BOY and Marcel Nguyen ...
Two of the big names dominated on the first day of finals: At jump, the Olympic Champion on floor, Romanian Sandra Izbasa won her first European title ever at this apparatus and overcame Olympic silver medal winner Oksana Chusovitina and leaving her behind on second rank and Vice-World from London 2009, Ariella Kaeslin (SUI) on third place. Elisabeth Seitz came on fifth place
<< At uneven bars, Elisabeth TWEDDLE (picture, left.) performed on the highest level and was unreachable for her rivals,
Silver went to Tatiana Nabijewa from Russia and Kim BUI (GER) won surprisingly bronze. Elisabeth Seitz had problems with her dismount and fell back on fifth rank.
* Old Europe has its new gymnastic king!The result was the desired one – the way towards it exciting like a good film: after some problems on the pommel horse and a frightening second on the high bar, Philipp Boy controlled his nerves and showed an excellent floor exercise, he got a total score of 88,875 and assured himself the title he dreamed of, leaving his rivals behind.
Maxim Deviatkovski made mistakes at jump and pommel horse, while the Romanian Flavius Koczi scored only 0,050 less than Boy and became vice-European champion. Two bronze medals were given away this time, one to the young British gymnast Daniel Purvis and one to the Ukrainian Mykola Kuksenkow, both scoring 88,350 points. After a fall from high bar, German all-around champion Marcel Nguyen missed a medal and came on 6th place behind the Russian Nikita Ignatjev.