05. July 2009  
Belgrade, Serbia  
Artistic Gymnastics

Japanese Students won Team Gold, Russia Silver, China Bronze... but the Europeans were strong at Final Day

With a difference of more than 6 points the Japanese artistic gymnastics men's team defeated the Russian and the Chinese teams at the 25th World University Games 2009 in Belgrade, Serbia.
JAPAN scored 269,700 for gold, followed by RUSSIA (263,400) and CHINA (260,250) - without any members of its world and Olympic champion teams - on ranked on second and third place.
Yosuke HOSHI (87,250) fom Japan  led after qualification and won the Saturday's all-around final, followed by the best Chinese WANG Heng (87,200).
Bronze medal went to the Korean KIM Soo Myung (86,950), so all the medals were won by Asian athletes. Veteran Manuel CAMPOS ranked on fourth place with a score of 86,450 and was the best European of the day in Belgrade.
The final day ends without a Chinese victory, but with strong European gymnasts ...

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>> Men's All-around qualification
Japanese gymnasts qualified first to four of the six apparatus finals, and three of them with high scores
- at floor Makato OKIGUCHI (15,250),
- at parallel bars Yosuke HOSHI (15,650) and
- at the high bar Kyoichi WATANABE (15,250).

At pommel horse the Europen Champion of Milan, Krisztian BERKI scored the highest points of the day (16,200) .
On rings dominated the Chinese YAN Mingyong (15,400) and on vault Romnaia's Vice European Champion Flavius KOCZI (16,075).

>> Appar. Qualification
* APP. FINALS, Sunday, July 5

1.  KIM, Soo Myun  (KOR)  - 15,125
2. RI, Se Gwang  (PRK)  - 14,775
3. BARKALOV, Dmitry  (RUS)  - 14,725
  >> Detailed Results

1.  BERKI, Krisztian  (HUN)  - 15,500
2. TRUYENS, Donna-Donny  (BEL)  - 15,425
3. BERTONCELJ, Saso  (SLO)  - 15,325
  >> Detailed Results

* RINGS / Ringe
1.  BALANDIN, Alexander  (RUS)  - 15,675
2. YAN, Mingyong  (CHN)  - 15,150
3. RI, Se Gwang  (PRK)  - 15,075
  >> Detailed Results

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