Mayaguez. Jessica Gil took the women’s all-around and paced Colombia to the team title.
Women’s Team:1. COL 102.997; 2. ARG 102.264; 3.
CAN 61.266 (partial team).
AA: 1. Jessica Gil COL 53.299; 2. Bianca Dancose-Giambattisto CAN 52.766; 3. Agustina Estarli ARG
51.632; 4. Lucila Estarli ARG 50.032; 5. Yamilet Peña
DOM 49.231; 6. Merlina Galera ARG 48.598.
Men’s Team: 1. PUR 350.00; 2. USA 348.80; 3(t).
BRA, COL 344.00:
AA:1. Luis Rivera PUR 87.20; 2. Brandon Wynn USA
87.15; 3. Victor Rosa BRA 87.10; 4. Jorge Giraldo
COL 86.80; 5. Luis Vargas PUR 86.50; 6.Tyler
Mizoguchi USA 86.45.
HYPOLITO TAKES 10th TITLE
Three-time Olympian Daniele Hypolito won
her 10th all-around title at the Brazilian championships, held July 29-31 in Guarulhos, Sao
Paulo. 2003 world floor exercise champion
Daiane dos Santos, suffering from a foot
injury, did not compete.
Francisco Barreto defeated Arthur Mariano for the men’s title. Born Oct. 31, 1989, in
Ribeirao Preto, Barreto trains at the
SERC–Santa Maria club in Sao Paulo, where he
is coached by Marcos Suzarte Goto. Diego
Hypolito, younger brother of Daniele, won gold
medals on men’s floor exercise and vault.
Women’s AA: 1. Daniele Hypolito 56.95; 2. Jade Bar-
bosa 55.75; 3. Bruna Leal 54.55.
Men’s AA: 1. Francisco Barreto 85.334; 2. Arthur
Mariano 85.167; 3. Pericles Silva 84.568.
MITCHELL ROMPS IN AUSTRALIA
2010 world floor exercise champion Lauren
Mitchell reclaimed her all-around title at the
Australian championships, held July 15-18 in
her hometown of Perth. Mitchell, who won the
title in ’09 but missed the ’ 10 event because of
injury, outscored her closest competitor by nearly eight points (two days of scores). 2006 Commonwealth Games champion Chloe Sims, in
the process of a comeback, placed fourth all-around and first on uneven bars.
In the men’s competition, three-time Japanese
Olympian N ao ya Ts u k a h a r a, who is seeking
Australian citizenship, earned the highest all-around total as a guest competitor. Luke Wi wa-towski, second to Tsukahara in total scoring,
was named the Australian champion.
“It is always valuable to watch other gymnasts
prepare and compete, and Naoya is no exception,” Wiwatowski told IG. “He certainly has his
own style, and it gives good insight into how a
great competitor like Naoya handles the pressure. He is also very willing to give advice. That is
great not only for me, but all the competitors,
especially the younger boys who perhaps haven’t
yet had the opportunity to travel overseas yet.”
Sr. Women (2-day total): 1. Lauren Mitchell
115.725; 2. Georgia-Rose Brown 107.95; 3. Mary-Anne Monckton 107.525; 4. Chloe Sims 106.525; 5.
Ashleigh Brennan 104.675; 6. Larrissa Miller 101.15.
Jr. Women (2-day total):1. Georgia Godwin 99.025;
All Around the World
2. Alexandra Eade 98.70; 3. Emma Jane Nedov
Sr. Men (2-day total): 1. Naoya Tsukahara (guest)
174.481; 2. Luke Wiwatowski 166.681; 3. Samuel
Offord 165.582; 4. Jayden Bull 158.999; 5. Dion
Pocklington 154.798; 6. Mitchell Morgans 154.447.
KISLINSKAIA, CAMPOS TOPS IN
Russian-born Ekaterina Kislinskaia and veteran Manual Campos won the senior women’s
and men’s all-around titles, respectively, at the
Portuguese championships held July 2 in Maia.
Kislinskaia outscored four-time defending champion Zoi Lima, 50.55-49.50.
Pedro Roque, who coaches Kislinskaia and
bronze medalist Rita Limao at Ginasio Clube
Portugues in Lisbon, says Portugal’s coaches are
working hard to lift the country’s international
status. He cites recent landmarks: Zoi Lima won
the Portuguese women’s first World Cup medals
in ’08 (bronze in Barcelona) and ’09 (silver in
Osijek); at the ’ 10 Europeans, Portugal entered a
senior team for the first time and placed 17th
(“great for us and very close to other much more
experienced teams, like Belgium, Spain and
Greece”); and Filipa Choon qualified for the
Youth Olympics in Singapore. “After that we had
some injury problems and we couldn’t be at our
best in Rotterdam (’ 10 worlds), where we finished only 32th,” Roque says. “Still, we built the