British Gymnastics
23rd September 2013

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The Japan Junior International took place on the 22nd and 23rd September in Yokohama. Britain sent four of its top junior artistic gymnasts to compete against some of the world’s best. Past competitors of this event have gone on to take world and Olympic titles at senior level, therefore the 2013 competition was much anticipated with many looking out for the future stars of Rio 2016.

Brinn Bevan and Nile Wilson flew the GB flag for the men. Brinn took bronze in the all-around competition (84.800), with Nile in 5th (83.300) after an unfortunate mistake on p bars. In the event finals, Nile bounced back and took gold on the pbars (14.650), with Brinn taking bronze (14.375) and a further bronze on the rings (14.000).  

In the women’s section, second year British Espoir gymnasts, Catherine Lyons and Georgia-Mae Fenton looked to make their mark. Fresh from taking six gold medals at the UK School Games, Catherine finished in a fantastic 8th place in the all-around competition (54.800) and took an impressive 4th on the beam (14.100), 6th on bars (13.250) and 7th on floor (13.325). Georgia only competed two pieces but successfully made the bars final where she finished 7th with 13.025. Both girls did extremely well considering some of the other competitors are up to two years their senior.

MAG AA
1.    Kaya Katzuma  86.450
2.    Wataru Tanigawa 85.400
3.    Brinn Bevan 84.800
4.    Di Wu 84.300
5.    Nile Wilson 83.300
6.    Xuwei Hu  & Daichi Kurashima 83.100
7.    Artur Dalaloyan 83.100
8.    Martin Strech 82.450
9.    Hibiki Arayashiki 82.250
10.    Angelo Assumpcao 81.250
11.    Zachari Hrimeche 80.150
12.    Remi Clerc 80.050
13.    Fabian Dellina 79.400
14.    Rene Cournoyer 79.250
15.    Ilya Kibartas 78.750
16.    Eduard Yermakov 77.400
17.    Vladyslav Kotsyuban 77.350
18.    Vinzenz Haug 75.450
19.    Matthew Halickman 74.850
20.    Tin Tak Seto 69.600
21.    Man Hin Lee 33.950

WAG AA
1.    Bailie Key 58.400
2.    Yan Wang 56.900
3.    Lauren Hernandez 56.750
4.    Aleeza Yu 55.800
5.    Andreea Munteanu 55.250
6.    Maria Bondareva 55.200
7.    Maria Kharenkova 54.900
8.    Catherine Lyons 54.800
9.    Kim Janas 54.650
10.    Minami Honda, Wakana Yasui & Sae Myiagawa 53.200
11.    Aiko Sugihara 53.050
12.    Sae Myiagawa 52.750
13.    Andreea Iridon 52.450
14.    Pauline Tratz 50.00
15.    Tsz Sum Chan 41.750
16.    Sau Chung Kwang 41.600
17.    Georgia-Mae Fenton 26.150