26. October 2005  
Glasgow / Great Britain  
Artistic Gymnastics

Grand Prix Glasgow: World Cup

Squeezed between the 'DTB Cup' (Germany) and Maribor 'Solomunov Memorial' (Slovenia), the Glasgow Grand Prix attracted none but the brave and the enduring.
The Glasgow Men’s Floor Champion was Canada’s Brandon O'Neil. The battle on Rings saw Yuri Van Gelder of Nederlands just win Gold ahead of Russia’s Alexander Safoshkin. Lesnek Blanik of Poland won the Vault Gold. Dezhi Li of China was an easy winner of the Parallel Bars Final with a superb display of difficulty above, through and below the Bars. On High Australia’s Phillippe Rizzo take the Gold, 2 tenths ahead of the World’s greatest High Bar expert, Aljaz Pegan of Slovenia. ..
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Oksana Chusovitina (UZB)
World champion 2003, winning in Glasgow 2005

Glasgow has provided the FIG with an outstanding Grand Prix and British Gymnasts delivered a unique result to a packed house at the Kelvin Hall.
Source: Baga website

WORLD CUP: 2005 Glasgow Grand Prix
- Kelvin Hall - Glasgow; 25 - 26 October 2005 -


The leading athletes at men's qualifying:
The Canadian Brendon O'Neill (floor), Romanian veteran Marius Urzica (pommels), Russian Alexander Safoshkin in front of Dutch van Gelder - like in Stuttgart last weekend.
On vault there was no qualification, because only 8 athletes want to start.
Mitja Petkovsek (SLO) on parallel bars and Jeffrey Wammes (NED) on high bar are the residuary top scorer.
With the Finals starting new life scoring there is every chance of a rare collection of Grand Prix medals for Great Britain.
Source: Trevor Low / Baga

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