Cup circuit, Kosmidis won gold at Doha (Qatar)
and Barcelona in ’08; second at Glasgow in ’07;
and third at Szombathely (Hungary) and Glasgow
Women’s Team: 1. FRA 166.90 (Petit, Bellemare,
Dufournet, Malaussena, Morel) 166.90; 2. ITA 166.80
(Preziosa, La Spada, Galante, Armi) 166.80; 3. GRE
(Millousi, Zafeiraki, Syrigou, Mitrakou) 159.60.
AA: 1. Youna Dufournet FRA 56.95; 2. Elisabetta
Preziosa ITA 56.45; 3. Pauline Morel FRA 55.95; 4.
Andrea La Spada ITA 55.80; 5. Sherine El Zeiny EGY
53.50; 6. Vasiliki Millousi 53.45.
Men’s Team: 1. ITA (Busnari, Cingolani, Morandi,
Pozzo, Paolo Ottavi) 267.50; 2. FRA (Beny, Caranobe,
Pinheiro Rodrigues, Sabot) 267.30; 3. ESP (Carballo,
Gonzalez, Martinez, Munoz, Javier Gomez) 264.00.
AA: 1. Benoit Caranobe FRA 88.50; 2. Enrico Pozzo
ITA 88.10; 3. Hamilton Sabot FRA 88.05; 4. Matteo
Morandi ITA 87.65; 5. Sergio Munoz ESP 87.20; 6.
Dimitrios Markousis GRE 84.75.
Women’s AA: 1. Dorina Boczogo HUN 53.65; 2. Ida
Gustafsson SWE 50.95; 3. Olivia Kapitany HUN
50.85; 4. Kristin Klarenbach CAN 50.50; 5. Luca Dive-ki HUN 49.55; 6. Agnes Carlsson SWE 49.35.
Men’s AA: 1. Anton Fokin UZB 85.433; 2. Bart Deur-loo NED 84.567; 3. Ruslan Panteleymonov GBR
81.967; 4. Vladimir Klimenko GER 80.433; 5. Max
Bennett GBR 80.087; 6. Melvyn Ornek NED 78.933.
All Around the World
In the men’s competition, Offord defeated Olympian Samuel Simpson, who placed second.
Defending men’s champion Joshua Jefferis
competed on only two events.
DOWNIE DEFENDS TITLE
Becky Do wnie successfully defended her senior
all-around title at the British women’s championships, held July 4 in Guildford. She also won
three event finals; fellow Olympian Marissa
King won vault. Seven-time all-around champion Beth Tweddle did not compete, as she was
competing at the World University Games in Belgrade.
Sr. Women’s AA: 1. Lauren Mitchell 112.325; 2.
Shona Morgan 107.80; 3. Britt Greeley 104.675; 4.
Fiona Coley 96.525; 5. Annaleise Varga 94.50; 6.
Natasha Hammann 92.375.
Jr. Women’s AA: 1. Emma Collister 101.525; 2. Georgia Wheeler 101.45; 3. Emily Little 99.975.
Sr. Men’s AA: *Naoya Tsukahara JPN 87.85 (guest);
1. Samuel Offord 86.45; 2. Samuel Simpson 83.15; 3.
Luke Wiwatowski 82.35; 4. Aaron Thanas 81.20; 5.
Luke Wadsworth 80.20; 6. Jayden Bull 78.00.
BOCZOGO, FOKIN FIRST
Olympians Dorina Boczogo (Hungary) and
Anton Fokin (Uzbekistan) won the women’s
and men’s all-around titles, respectively, at the
10th annual FL Gym Open, held June 27 in Luxembourg. The Luxembourg national championships were held concurrently; winners were
Aline Bernar (junior women), Oliver Waldbil-lig (senior men) and Christophe Lazzarin
(junior). No senior women’s national champion
was named. (Turn to page 40 for profile on Lazzarin.)
Sr. AA: 1. Becky Downie 56.10; 2. Rebecca Wing
55.25; 3. Marissa King 53.10; 4. Jordan Lipton 52.40;
5. Hannah Whelan 52.15; 6. Grace Imeson 50.90.
Jr. AA: 1. Nicole Hibbert 55.05; 2(t). Lizzie Beddoe,
Danusia Francis 53.65.
MITCHELL, OFFORD RULE
Olympian Lauren Mitchell earned her first
senior women’s all-around title, and Samuel
Offord regained his senior men’s crown from
2007 at the Australian championships, held July
7 in Brisbane (men) and July 12-13 in Perth
(women). Mitchell, who placed fourth last year,
outscored fellow Olympian Shona Morgan,
who retained her second-place ranking from ’08.
• Former Czechoslovakian gymnast and coach
Vladimir Proro k turned 80 on July 28. Prorok
was the 1955 European champion on floor exercise. He later coached Vera Caslavska and Eva
Bosakova. Prorok lives with his wife in Prague.
• Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson were
among the winners at the 17th Annual ESPY
Awards in July. Liukin won Female Athlete of the
Year, and Johnson received Best Female Olympian. Swimmer Michael Phelps won Male Athlete of the Year and Best Male Olympian.
• Two-time Olympian (1956, ’60) and three-time
Olympic (1972, ’84, ’88) coach Abie Grossfeld was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of
Fame on Aug. 12 in Chicago. In 1984, Grossfeld
led the U.S. men’s team to its only Olympic gold.
• American Mitch Gaylord, who won six golds
at the 1981 Maccabiah Games, was inducted
into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
July 15 at the Wingate Institute in Netanya,
Israel. “It gets more and more meaningful the
older I get,” said Gaylord, 48, who was also a
member of the gold-medal-winning 1984 U.S.
• Courtney Kupets (Georgia) became the second gymnast to win the Honda-Broderick Cup,
which honors the top female collegiate athlete.
She received the award at Columbia University in
New York, June 22. At the 2009 NCAA Championships in Lincoln, Neb., Kupets won her third
all-around title and three apparatus golds to set
an NCAA record for individual titles for a career
(nine). Missy Marlowe (Utah) won the award in
• 2004 Olympic silver medalist (team and
uneven bars) Terin Humphrey plans to put her
degree in criminal justice to work. The Alabama
grad has applied for a job at several police
departments in her native Missouri. Humphrey,
who turned 23 on Aug. 14, would eventually like
to work as a detective.
• Two-time Russian Olympian Lyudmila
Ye z h o v a G re b e n k o v a gave birth to her first
child, a daughter named Elizabet, on June 11 in
Moscow. Grebenkov is married to fellow Olympian Georgi Grebenkov, the 2000 European
junior all-around champion. IG