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Archive: June, July 2006

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JULY 16 – MORE SILVER FOR O’NEILL AT SHANGHAI WORLD CUP

Brandon O'Neill has won his second medal at the Shanghai World Cup. O'Neill threw a Kazamatsu 2/1 vault and stuck his DTY, for a combined 16.112 points to take second, behind China's Du Wei. Latvia's Evgeni Sapronenko grabbed bronze with 16.075 points, ahead of the crowd favourite Feng Zhe. Yesterday O'Neill took silver on the floor exercise.

Men's Vault:
1. Du Wei CHN 16.325
2. Brandon O’Neill CAN 16.112
3. Sapronenko Evgeni LAT 16.075
4. Feng Zhe CHN
5. Diego Hypolito BRA

O'Neill also competed PB and HB today, and more information will follow as it becomes available.


JULY 15 – O’NEILL MEDALS AT SHANGHAI WORLD CUP

Edmonton's Brandon O'Neill improved upon his qualification score, today posting a 15.500 to take the silver medal in the floor final. The gold medal went to Brazil's Diego Hypolito, who rallied from a fourth place finish in qualification. Hypolito and O'Neill also finished 1-2 in last year's World Championships, on the floor exercise. The home country's Du Wei took bronze, with a score of 15.4.

O'Neill is qualified to three apparatus finals tomorrow including vault, traditionally a strong event for O'Neill. He'll also compete in the parallel bars and high bar.  

Men's floor
1. Diego Hypolito 15.625
2.Brandon O’Neill CAN 15.5
3.Du Wei CHN 15.4
4.Capelli Claudio 15.275
5.Gogotov Dmitriy RUS 15.150
6.Sapronenko Evgeni LAT 15.050
7.Spiridonov Evgenij GER 14.975
8.Thomas Pichler AUS 14.350


JULY 14 – O’NEILL MAKES FOUR FINALS AT SHANGHAI WORLD CUP

Edmonton’s Brandon O’Neill, a world championship silver medalist on the floor exercise, has qualified for four apparatus finals at the world cup meet in Shanghai, China, yesterday. His best result came on the vault, where he qualified in second place. He qualified in third place on floor and parallel bars and sixth place on vault.

Partial results, from Gymnastics Canada:

Floor
1. Gogotov Dmitriy RUS 15.40
2. Spiridonov Evgenij GER 15.20
3. Brandon O'Neill CAN 15.150
4. Diego Hypolito BRA 15.150

Vault
1. Feng Zhe CHN 16.075
2. Brandon O'Neill CAN 15.950
3. Du Wei CHN 15.925

Parallel Bars
1. Feng Zhe CHN 16.300
2. Teng Haibin CHN 15.900
3. Brandon O'Neill CAN 15.350

High Bar
1. Likhovitsky Andrey RUS 15.500
2. Gogotov Dmitriy RUS 15.200
3. Tsarevich Aliaksandr BLR 15.050
4. Sapronenko Evgeni LAT 14.900
5. Jani Tanskanen FIN 14.800
6. Brandon O'Neill CAN 14.700