20. June 2015  
Baku, Azerbaijan  
Artistic Gymnastics

I. EUROPEAN GAMES 2015 - Women's Artistic Gymnastics Competitions

Russia's Aliya MUSTAFINA won the first ever artistic gymnastics European Games all-around title!
Aliya Mustafina showed their dominance in this all-around final, both taking the lead in the second rotation and not letting go. Mustafina was outclassed on vault by Giulia Steingruber (SUI) but took the lead with a 15.500 for a gorgeous uneven bars routine. Her beam exercises was solid, except for a big hesitation on her side aerial. On floor she showed a double layout but fell out of her Y-turn. Swiss Giulia STEINGRUBER was very strong on vault and on floor but had too many execution errors on bars and beam to really challenge for the title. The real battle was for the bronze medal between Lieke WEVERS (NED) and Sophie Scheder from Germany. Scheder started the competition with a fall on her best event bars (13,766 only) to come back strongly and finish within a tenth of Wevers who performed solidly this whole competition to take the bronze.
At the final day Aliya MUSTAFINA won the title at the uneven bars, but GIULIA STEINGRUBER won gold on vault and also on floor exercises. With her bronze medal on balance beam the swiss gymnast was the most successfull athlete of these gymnastics evnts in front of Mustafina.
The European Games title onbalance beam went to Lieke WEAVERS from the Netherlands ...

Mustafina: - winning all-around and vault final

♦♦ Women's APP. FINALS (Saturday, June 20)
Women's V A U L T
Massive height on her gorgeous handspring rudi, combined with a good full-twisting Yurchenko clinched the women’s vault title for Switzerland’s Giulia Steingruber.
Russia’s Seda Tutkhalyan performed two good vaults, matching Steingruber’s total D-score but giving too much away in execution. She took silver ahead of Lisa Top who added another bronze to the Netherlands’ medal basket.

1. STEINGRUBER, Giulia (SUI)  - 14.999
2. TUTKHALYAN, Seda    (RUS)  - 14.683
3. TOP, Lisa                       (NED) - 14,016

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  U N E V E N   B A R S
Olympic Champion Aliya Mustafina (RUS) showed her class on uneven bars, outscoring a wonderful routine by Germany’s Sophie Scheder by 2 tenths.
Romania’s Andreea Iridon grabs the bronze despite a fall on her Gienger as all the other contestants made mistakes as well.

1. MUSTAFINA, Aliya     (RUS)  - 15.400
2. SCHEDER, Sophie    (GER)  - 15,200
3. IRIDON, Andreea       (ROU)  - 12,800

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Women's indiv. qualification & TEAM FINAL
Also the Russian female trio of Aliya Mustafina, Seda Tutkhalyan and Victoria Komova were untouchable, dominating the team final and individual qualifications. They romped to a total of 116.897 to win gold, ahead of Germany on 110.397 and Netherlands on 110.099. The team competition provides berths in the individual all-around finals on Thursday and the apparatus finals on Saturday.

* GYM v i d e o  --: Women's Team Final

♦♦ Women's Teams, Final Results:
1. RUSSIA               - 116,897
2. GERMANY         - 110,397
3. NETHERLANDS - 110,099

4. France                      - 108,831
5. Italy                          - 108,797
6. Switzerland               - 108,764
7. Romania                   - 108,499
8. Great Britain            - 107,964
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* Individual qualification:
Top qualifiers were Mustafina in the individual all-around, as well as on uneven bars and floor exercise, Switzerland’s Giulia Steingruber on vault, and Tutkhalyan on balance beam. Mustafina also leads the all-around with 58.865 ahead of her teammates who don’t qualify to the final due to the 1-per-country-rule. European Champion Steingruber goes into the final in second place and Germany’s Sophie Scheder in third.

* Women's qualification, all-around
1. Mustafina, Aliya (RUS)  - 58,865 (qu)
2. Tutkalyan, Seda (RUS)  - 57,332
3. Komova, Victoria (RUS) - 56,965
4. Steingruber, Giulia (SUI)  - 56,565 (qu)
5. Scheder, Sophie (GER)  - 56,432
6. Wevers, Lieke (NED)  - 55,099
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