Sporting Digest: Gymnastics

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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (NEC Birmingham): Men's all-round (top 24 after this session, with not more than two from each team, qualify for today's final): 1 V Shcherbo (Bela) 56.437pts; 2 S Charkov (Rus) 56.000; 3 A Wecker (Ger) 55.750; 4 V Belenky (unatt) 55.650; 5 I Ivankov (Bela) 55.425; 6 V Liukin (Kaz) 55.350; 7 I Korobchinsky (Ukr) 55.225; 8 G Misutin (Ukr) 55.125; 9 D Karbananko (Rus) 54.975; 10= A Kan (Bela), Y Chechi (It) 54.900; 12 R Charipov (Ukr) 54.875; 13= Z Supola (Hung), C Fajkusz (Hung) 54.825; 15 A Nemov (Rus) 54.375; 16 Pae Gil-su (N Kor) 54.325; 17 M Gherman (Rom) 54.250; 18 H Tanaka (Japan) 54.225; 19 K Schupkegel (Hun) 54.200; 20 P Bucci (It) 54.100; 21 D Rybalko (Kaz) 54.000; 22 Huang Huadong (Ch) 53.750; 23 J Jovtechev (Bul) 53.700; 24 J-P Nikiferow (Ger) 53.575; 25= I Ivanov (Bul), J Behrend (Ger), A Ciuca (Rom) 53.500; 28= B Preti (It), S Keswick (US) 53.425; 30 D Giubellini (Swit) 53.350.

Individual apparatus standings (qualifiers for finals on Saturday and Sunday): Floor: 1 A Nemov (Rus) 9.450; 2 Shcherbo 9.375; 3 Ivankov 9.350; 4 Misutin 9.325; 5 N Thomas (GB) 9.300; 6 Ivanov 9.275; 7= Korobchinsky, Gherman 9.250. Pommel horse: 1 Pae Gil-su 9.700; 2= Schupkegel, C Waller (US) 9.375; 4= Wecker, Ciuca 9.350; 6= Liukin Huang Liping (Ch) 9.325; 8= Shcherbo, A Kan (Bela), Feng Wang (Ch), Misutin, Charipov 9.300. (Shcherbo qualifies on higher overall position). Rings: 1 Wecker 475; 2 Liukin 450; 3 Chechi 425; 4 Yoo Ok-ryul (S Kor) 9.375; 5 Keswick 9.350; 6= Ivankov, R Charipov (Ukr), D Burinca (Rom) 9.325. Vault: 1 Shcherbo 9.500; 2 Charkov 9.475; 3= E Lopez (Cuba), Yoo Ok- ryul, Chang Feng-chi (Taiwan) 9.450; 6= Feng Wang (Ch), Liukin 9.425; 8= Belenky, Ivankov, Gherman, Karbananko, Misutin 9.400 (Belenky qualifies). Parallel bars: 1 Shcherbo 9.587; 2= Korobchinsky, Charipov, Belenky 9.500; 5 Charkov 9.475; 6 Karabananko 9.425; 7 Kan 9.400; 8 Huang Huadong 9.300. Horizontal bar: 1 Charkov 9.500; 2 Shcherbo 9.450; 3 Keswick 9.425; 4 Gherman 9.350; 5 Karbananko 9.300; 6= Supola, Liukin 9.250; 8= Korobchinsky, Charipov, Wecker (Korobchinsky qualifies).

Women's all-round (top 24, not more than two from any nation, qualify for tomorrow's final): 1 S Miller (US) 39.286; 2 L Milosovici (Rom) 38.923; 3 D Dawes (US) 38.892; 4 G Gogean (Rom) 38.780; 5 K Strug (US) 38.779; 6 A Cacovean (Rom) 38.655; 7 Li Li (Ch) 38.280; 8 S Umeh (Can) 38.149; 9 L Stovbchataya (Ukr) 38.123; 10 He Xuemei (Ch) 38.112; 11 T Lisenko (Ukr) 38.105; 12 O Chusovitina (Uzb) 38.030; 13 B Evrard (Bel) 37.967; 14 N Bobrova (Rus) 37.936; 15 E Piskoun (Bela) 37.931; 16 L Podkopayeva (Ukr) 37.911; 17 A Molnar (Hung) 37.850; 18 R Galieva (Uzb) 37.798; 19 L Prince (Lat) 37.724; 20 M Kosuge (Japan) 37.349; 21 E Couffe (Fr) 37.324; 22 K Molnar (Hung) 37.042; 23 A Portumbo (Cuba) 36.942; 24 S Galloway (Can) 36.924; 25 Y Yurkina (Bel) 36.905; 26 O Fabrichnova (Rus) 36.880; 27 L Portocarrero (Guat) 36.861; 28 Ye Linlin (Ch) 36.793; 24 C Ferrazzi (It) 36.755; 30= R Sugawara (Japan), V Karentzou (Gr) 36.711.

Individual apparatus standings (qualifiers for weekend finals): Vault: 1 Miller 9.762; 2 Piskoun 9.756; 3 Milosovici 9.737; 4 A Jova (Cuba) 9.712; 5 Strug 9.693; 6 Podkopayeva 9.687; 7 G Gogean (Rom) 9.681; 8 K Kudlikova (Cz Rep) 9.649. Uneven bars: 1 Miller 9.850; 2 Cacovean 9.775; 3 D Dawes (US) 9.750; 4 Milosovici 9.712; 5 Strug 9.687; 6 He Xuemei 9.675; 7 Chusovitina 9.650; 8= Lisenko, Portumbo, Portocarrero 9.637. (Lisenko qualifies). Beam: 1 Miller 9.887; 2 He Xuemei 9.850; 3= Fabrichova, Dawes 9.812; 5 Gogean 9.750; 6 Milosovici 9.712; 7 Prince 9.700; 8 Li Li (Ch) 9.687. Floor: 1 Miller 9.787; 2 Milosovici 9.762; 3 Strug 9.762; 4 Gogean 9.737; 5 Dawes 9.712; 6 Cacovean 9.700; 7 Piskoun 9.675; 8 Bobrova 9.650.

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