Sporting Digest: Gymnastics

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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (NEC, Birmingham): Individual apparatus (top eight in each go to finals): Floor: 1 A Nemov (Rus) 9.450pts; 2 I Ivanov (Bul) 9.275; 3= I Korobchinsky (Ukr), M Gherman (Rom) 9.250; 5 V Liukin (Kaz) 9.200; 6 K Schupkegel (Hung) 9.125; 7 E Lopez (Cuba) 9.075; 8= V Belenki (unattached), A Kan (Bela) 9.050; 10 P Bucci (It) 8.975. Pommel horse: 1= Schupkegel, C Waller (US) 9.375; 3= Liukin 9.325, Huang Liping (Ch) 9.325; 5= Kan, Feng Wang (Ch) 9.300; 7= Belenki, Korobchinsky 9.275; 9 D Karbananko (Rus) 9.250; 10 T Chinen (Japan) 9.125. Rings: 1 Liukin 9.450; 2 Yoo Ok-ryul (S Kor) 9.375; 3 D Burinca (Rom) 9.325; 4 Belenki 9.300; 5 J Behrend (Ger) 9.275; 6 Bucci 9.175; 7= Karbananko, J Jovtechev (Bul) 9.125, J Van Eetvelt (Bel) 9.125; 10 E Lopez (Cuba) 9.100. Vault: 1= Lopez, Yoo 9.450; 3= Feng, Liukin 9.425; 5= Gherman, Karbananko, Belenki 9.400; 8 Kim Sok-chol (S Kor) 9.350; 9= Khan, P Bowler (GB), F Solberg (Nor), A Nemov (Rus) 9.200. Parallel bars: 1= Korobchinsky, Belenki 9.500; 3 Karbananko 9.425; 4 Kan 9.400; 5 Huang Liping (Ch) 9.275; 6 Feng 9.250; 7 Bucci 9.150; 8 Jovtechev 9.075; 9 Schupkegel 9.050; 10= Solberg, Burinca 9.025. Horizontal bar: 1 Gherman 9.350; 2 Karbananko 9.300; 3 Liukin 9.250; 4 Korobchinsky 9.225; 5 J-C Legros (Fr) 9.150; 6= Kan, Belenki, Waller 9.125; 9 Chinen 9.075; 10 C Selk (Neth) 9.025.

Men's all-round (top 24 after today's second session, with not more than two from each team, go to tomorrow's final): 1 Belenki 55.650pts; 2 Liukin 55.350; 3 Korobchinsky 55.225; 4 Karbananko 54.975; 5 Kan 54.900; 6 Nemov 54.375; 7 Gherman 54.250; 8 Schupkegel 54.200; 9 Bucci 54.100; 10 Jovtechev 53.700; 11 J-P Nikiferow (Ger) 53.575; 12= Ivanov, Behrend 53.500; 14 Chinen 53.150; 15 Lopez 53.075; 16= P Hogan (Aus), Legros 53.025; 18= Feng, Burinca 52.950; 20= Huang, Waller 52.850.

Women's all-round (top 24 after today's second session, with not more than two from each team, go to final): 1 D Dawes (US) 38.892pts; 2 G Gogean (Rom) 38.780; 3 K Strug (US) 38.779; 4 A Cacovean (Rom) 38.655; 5 He Xuemei (Ch) 38.112; 6 N Bobrova (Rus) 37.936; 7 L Podkopayeva (Ukr) 37.911; 8 K Molnar (Hun) 37.042; 9 A Portumbo (Cuba) 36.942; 10 S Galloway (Can) 36.924; 11 Y Yurkina (Bela) 36.905; 12. Ye Linlin (Ch) 36.793; 13 R Sugawara (Japan) 36.711; 14 L Timmins (GB) 36.668; 15 E Valle (Sp) 36.499; 16 I Evdokimova (Kaz) 36.399; 17 V Servente (It) 36.361; 18 P Kinclova (Cz Rep) 36.323; 19 J Savenkova (Est) 36.305; 20 K Horvath (Hung) 36.280.

Individual events: Vault: 1 Strug 9.693, 2 Podkopayeva 9.687, 3 Gogean 9.681, 4 K Horvoth (Hung), Dawes 9.618; 8 Brady 9.562; 9 Timmins 9.556. Asymmetric bars: 1 Cacovean 9.775, 2 Dawes 9.750, 3 Strug 9.687, 4 He 9.675; 21 Brady 8.850; 29 Timmins 8.750. Beam: 1 He 9.850, 2 Dawes 9.812, 3 Gogean 9.750, 4 Cacovean, Bobrova, Strug 9.637; 17 Timmins 9.050; 38 Brady 8.250. Floor: 1 Strug 9.762, 2 Gogean 9.737, 3 Dawes 9.712, 4 Cacovean 9.700; 9 Timmins 9.312; 25 Brady 8.925.

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