GYMNASTICS: Biles wins All-Around in Stuttgart; two wins for Carey in Baku

World Gymnastics Championships medalist Jade Carey (USA)

A nice weekend for the U.S. women with victories in both FIG World Cups, including two impressive wins for Jade Carey in the Apparatus World Cup in Azerbaijan.

But the focus of the gymnastics world was on a rare appearance by Olympic and World Champion Simone Biles in an All-Around World Cup in Stuttgart, Germany, where she dominated the field and won by 58.800 to 55.132 for Anne-Marie Padurariu (CAN).

Biles won three of the four events:

Vault: 1. 15.400, to 14.500 for runner-up Elisabeth Seitz (GER)
Bars: 1. 14.300 to 14.233 for runner-up Seitz
Beam: 2. 14.200, to 14.333 for winner Padurariu
Floor: 1. 14.900 to 13.200 for runner-up Padurariu

Biles was outscored in Execution on the Beam, but won the Vault and Floor convincingly, in front of a sold-out crowd at the Porsche Arena.

The men’s All-Around, contested on Saturday, was won by Russia’s Artur Dalaloyan over Wei Sun of China by 84.497-83.465. Akash Modi of the U.S. was fifth.

In Baku (AZE), Carey won the Vault and the Floor in the Apparatus World Cup there. Those are her specialties, as she was World Championships silver medalist in both events in 2017.

She will also appear at the Doha Apparatus World Cup starting on 20 March.

The men’s Apparatus finals were marked by an excellent High Bar competition between 2018 World Champion Epke Zonderland (NED) and 2017 champ Tin Srbic (CRO), won by Zonderland, 14.633-14.600. Summaries:

FIG Gymnastics Apparatus World Cup
Baku (AZE) ~ 14-17 March 2019
(Full results here)

Men

Floor: 1. Artem Dolgopyat (ISR), 15.066; 2. Pablo Braegger (SUI), 14.566; 3. Rayderley Zapata (ESP), 14.500.

Parallel Bars: 1. Vladislav Poliashov (RUS), 15.133; 2. Ferhat Arican (TUR), 15.100; 3. Hao You (CHN), 15.066.

Rings: 1. Courtney Tulloch (GBR), 14.933; 2. Nikita Simonov (AZE), 14.800; 3. Igor Radivilov (UKR), 14.666.

Vault: 1. Hakseon Yang (KOR), 14.970; 2. Radivilov (UKR), 14.833; 3. Denis Ablyazin (RUS), 14.766. Also: 5. Colin van Wicklen (USA), 14.599.

Pommel Horse: 1. Kohai Kameyama (JPN), 15.233; 2. Cyril Tommasone (FRA), 14.833; 3. Hao Weng (CHN), 14.033.

High Bar: 1. Epke Zonderland (NED), 14.633; 2. Tin Srbic (CRO), 14.600; 3. Oliver Hegi (SUI), 14.366.

Women

Vault: 1. Jade Carey (USA), 14.766; 2. Oksana Chusovitina (UZB), 14,450; 3. Alexa Moreno (MEX), 14.249.

Uneven Bars: 1. Jiaqi Lyu (CHN), 14.266; 2. Anastasiia Iliankova (RUS), 14.133; 3. Georgia-Rose Brown (GBR), 13.566.

Beam: 1. Emma Nedov (AUS), 14.100; 2. Marine Boyer (FRA), 14.100; 3. Mana Oguchi (JPN), 13.200.

Floor: 1. Carey (USA), 14.600; 2. Lara Mori (ITA), 13.866; 3. Vanessa Ferrari (ITA), 13.733.

FIG Gymnastics All-Around World Cup
Stuttgart (GER) ~ 16-17 March 2019
(Full results here)

Men’s All-Around: 1. Artur Dalaloyan (RUS), 84.497; 2. Wei Sun (CHN), 83.465; 3. Petro Pakhniuk (UKR), 83.331; 4. Marcel Nyugen (GER), 82.864; 5. Akash Modi (USA), 82.098.

Women’s All-Around: 1. Simone Biles (USA), 58.800; 2. Anne-Marie Padurariu (CAN), 55.132; 3. Elisabeth Seitz (GER), 54.399; 4. Lorette Charpy (FRA), 53.731; 5. Aliia Mustafina (RUS), 53.400.

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