29. October 2006  
Stuttgart / Germany  
Artistic Gymnastics

World Cup: 24th DTB Pokal 2006 closed

One week after the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2006in Aarhus, Denmark, took place held 24th anniversary of the 'DTB Cup' in Stuttgart. This was the last world cup (cat. A) of the FIG circuit 2005/6, which will finish at the WORLD CUP FINALE in Sao Paolo in December.
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Bieger, Durante, Tan
advance to finals at 2006 DTB-Pokal World Cup

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Oct. 27, 2006 – 2006 all-around world silver-medalist Jana Bieger of Coconut Creek, Fla., and 2006 U.S. World Championships Team members David Durante of Garfield, N.J., and Kevin Tan of Fremont, Calif., have advanced to the finals on Oct. 28-29 at the 2006 DTB-Pokal, a World Cup event held in Stuttgart, Germany.
Bieger, who also was a silver medalist on floor at the 2006 World Championships, will compete in the finals for the uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise.
Durante will participate in the pommel horse finals, with Tan advancing in the still rings finals.

The finals for pommel horse, still rings and uneven bars, as well as women’s vault and men’s floor, are on Oct. 28. The finals for balance beam and women’s floor exercise are scheduled for Oct. 29, along with men’s vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar.

In the preliminary rounds, Bieger was first on the uneven bars, third on floor and fourth on the balance beam.
Durante was fifth in the pommel horse prelims, with Tan coming in fourth in the still rings. The men did compete on several other apparatus but did not advance to the finals. Scores from the prelims do not carry forward to the finals.
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