Japan take 6 of 10 golds at Toyota International Cup 12-13 December 2009

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uchimura-kohei-jpnJapan’s top gymnasts Kohei Uchimura and Koko Tsurumi both won event titles at the first day of the Toyota Cup, held Saturday in Aichi Prefecture.
Uchimura, the 2009 world all-around champion and 2008 Olympic silver medalist, won men’s floor exercise with a 9.300 execution score. Springy German Matthias Fahrig finished second with the highest difficulty score of the final (6.7).
The men’s competition was an all-Asian affair, with Chinese world champions winning the other two events. Zhang Hongtao was untouchable on pommel horse, earning a 9.625 execution score, and compatriot Yan Mingyong won still rings.
Tsurumi won uneven bars over American Mackenzie Caquatto and Australia’s Larrissa Miller. At the 2009 World Championships, Tsurumi finished third all-around and second on uneven bars. 2007 world champion Ksenia Semyonova (Russia) had the highest difficulty score of the finalists (6.5), but fell twice.
Russian world team member Yekaterina Kurbatova performed a double-twisting Yurchenko and Podkopayeva to win the women’s vault event, which had only four entrants.

Women’s Vault Final
1. Ekaterina Kurbatova RUS 14.012
2. Jo Hyun Joo KOR 13.750
3. Katarzyna Jurkowska POL 13.162
4. Kyoko Oshima JPN 12.525

Uneven Bars Final
1. Koko Tsurumi JPN 15.100
2. Mackenzie Caquatto USA 14.675
3. Larrissa Miller AUS 14.650
4. Ekaterina Kurbatova RUS 14.625
5. Ksenia Semyonova RUS 14.300
6. Marta Pihan-Kulesza POL 14.200
7. Maike Roll GER 14.150
8. Elisabeth Seitz GER 14.100
9. Kytra Hunter USA 14.050
10. Yu Minobe JPN 14.000
11. Katarzyna Jurkowska POL 12.175
12. Jo Hyun Joo KOR 11.450

Balance Beam Final
1. Yuko Shintake JPN 14.125
2. Linlin Deng CHN 13.900
3. Yekaterina Kurbatova RUS 13.875
3. Koko Tsurumi JPN 13.875
5. Ksenia Semyonova RUS 13.850
6. Kytra Hunter USA 13.825
7. Marta Pihan-Kulesza POL 13.675
8. Maike Roll GER 13.500
9. Elisabeth Seitz GER 13.175
10. Katarzyna Jurkowska POL 13.075
11. Jo Hyun Joo KOR 12.725
12. Mackenzie Caquatto USA 12.275
13. Nefy Nurbaeti INA 8.975

Women`s Floor Final
1. Kyoko Oshima JPN 14.275
2. Koko Tsurumi JPN 14.200
3. Kytra Hunter USA 14.150
4. Marta Pihan-Kulesza POL 13.850
5. Ekaterina Kurbatova RUS 13.575
6. Elisabeth Seitz GER 13.550
7. Ksenia Semyonova RUS 13.475
8. Katarzyna Jurkowska POL 13.075
9. Maike Roll GER 13.025
10. Jo Hyun Joo KOR 12.650
11. Mackenzie Caquatto USA 12.100

Men’s Floor Exercise Final
1. Kohei Uchimura JPN 15.600
2. Matthias Fahrig GER 15.325
3. Makoto Okiguchi JPN 15.250
4. Marcel Nguyen GER 14.700
5. Nikita Ignatyev RUS 14.650
6. Timothy Gentry USA 13.150
7. Alexander Buscaglia USA 13.000
8. Won Chul Yoo KOR 12.575
9. Nikita Ignatyev RUS 12.550
10. Matthias Fahrig GER 12.125
11. Koki Sakamoto JPN 11.300

Pommel Horse Final
1. Zhang Hongtao CHN 16.250
2. Prashanth Sellathurai AUS 15.900
3. Krisztian Berki HUN 15.400
4. Sebastian Krimmer GER 14.850
5. Ken Ikeda CAN 14.550
6. Kamil Hulboj POL 14.050
7. Kohei Uchimura JPN 13.775
8. Won Chul YOO KOR 12.575

Rings Final
1. Yan Mingyong CHN 15.900
2. Konstantin Pluzhnikov RUS 15.525
3. Yoo Won Chul KOR 15.375
4. Kazuhito Tanaka JPN 15.300
5. Koki Sakamoto JPN 15.050
6. Marcel Nguyen GER 15.000
7. Nikita Ignatyev RUS 14.725
8. Timothy Gentry USA 14.150
9. Matthias Fahrig GER 13.975

Men`s Vault Final
1. Eiichi Sekiguchi JPN 16.325
2. Makoto Okiguchi JPN 16.100
3. Marek Lyszczarz POL 15.787
4. Matthias Fahrig GER 15.512
5. Ken Ikeda CAN 15.012
6. Nikita Ignatyev RUS 14.712
7. Timothy Gentry USA 6.762

Parallel Bars Final
1. Guang Wang CHN 16.225
2. Kazuhito Tanaka JPN 15.675
3. Adam Kierzkowski POL 15.225
4. Won Chul YOO KOR 15.100
5. Takuya Nakase JPN 14.900
6. Nikita Ignatyev RUS 14.400
7. Marcel Nguyen GER 14.325
8. Kamil Hulboj POL 13.600
9. Matthias Fahrig GER 13.275
10. Alexander Buscaglia USA 12.575
11. Ken Ikeda CAN 12.550

Horizontal Bar Final
1. Takuya Nakase JPN 15.775
2. Kohei Uchimura JPN 14.425
3. Philippe Rizo AUS 14.400
4. Nikita Ignatyev RUS 14.225
5. Sebastian Krimmer GER 14.125
6. Ken Ikida CAN 14.075
7. Alexander Buscaglia USA 13.775
8. Won Chul YOO KOR 13.275
9. Marcel Nguyen GER 11.525