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USA wins 3 medals at 2009 Junior Japan International
posted on 09/23/2009

© John Cheng

Complete Results

YOKOHAMA, Japan, Sept. 23, 2009 –The USA’s Sophina DeJesus of Temecula, Calif., won the floor exercise gold medal at the 2009 Junior Japan International Competition on Sept. 23 in Yokohama, Japan. Teammates John Orozco of Bronx, N.Y., earned the still rings silver, and Briley Casanova of Dallas, Texas, claimed the uneven bars bronze.

Dejesus, who trains at SCEGA, won the women’s floor exercise with a 14.300. Japan’s Mai Murakami was second (14.050) and Russia’s Viktoriya Komova came in third (13.850). DeJesus, who qualified for all-four event finals, also finished fourth on uneven bars (13.625) and fifth on vault (13.800) and balance beam (13.150).

WOGA’s Casanova scored a 13.900 for place third on the uneven bars. Komova won the event title with a 15.050, and Japan’s Natsumi Sasada was second with a 14.300. Casanova also finished fourth on balance beam (13.350) and eighth on vault (13.025) and floor exercise (12.375).

In the men’s competition, World Cup Gymnastics’ Orozco scored a 14.600 to earn the silver medal on still rings. Ryuzo Sejima of Japan took top honors (14.750), while Great Britain’s Reiss Beckford finished third (14.450). Orozco qualified for five event finals, finishing tied for fourth on parallel bars (14.100), sixth on pommel horse (13.550) and vault (15.200), and seventh on floor (14.150).

The USA’s Jake Dalton of Sparks, Nev./University of Oklahoma, also qualified for five event finals. He finished fifth on floor (14.650) and vault (15.450); tied for fifth on rings (14.200); sixth on horizontal bar (13.500), and eighth on parallel bars (13.400).

2009 Junior Japan International
Yokohama, Japan
September 22, 2009
Event Final Results

Men’s Event Finals

Floor Exercise
1. Ryuzo Sejima, Japan, 15.100
2. David Belyavskiy, Russia, 14.800
3. Chihiro Yoshioka, Japan, 14.750
4. Mikhail Koudinov, New Zealand, 14.700
5. Jake Dalton, Sparks, Nev./University of Oklahoma, 14.650
6. Jackson Payne, Canada, 14.250
7. John Orozco, Bronx, N.Y./World Cup Gymnastics, 14.150
8. Reiss Beckford, Great Britain, 13.350

Pommel Horse
1. Shou Yokoyama, Japan, 14.750
2. Bae Ga Ram, Korea, 14.050
3. David Belyavskiy, Russia, 13.950
4. Chihiro Yoshioka, Japan, 13.850
5. Michael Mercieca, Australia, 13.600
6. John Orozco, Bronx, N.Y./World Cup Gymnastics, 13.550
7. Reiss Beckford, Great Britain, 13.200
8. Mikhail Koudinov, New Zealand, 9.850

Still Rings
1. Ryuzo Sejima, Japan, 14.750
2. John Orozco, Bronx, N.Y./World Cup Gymnastics, 14.600
3. Reiss Beckford, Great Britain, 14.450
4. Chihiro Yoshioka, Japan, 14.350
5. David Belyavskiy, Russia, 14.200
5. Jake Dalton, Sparks, Nev./University of Oklahoma, 14.200
7. Bae Ga Ram, Korea, 13.800
8. Jim Zona, France, 13.650

Vault
1. David Belyavskiy, Russia, 16.100
2. Ryuzo Sejima, Japan, 15.900
3. Kevin Lytwyn, Canada, 15.550
4. Chihiro Yoshioka, Japan, 15.500
5. Jake Dalton, Sparks, Nev./University of Oklahoma, 15.450
6. John Orozco, Bronx, N.Y./World Cup Gymnastics, 15.200
7. Reiss Beckford, Great Britain, 15.050
8. Jim Zona, France, 13.950

Parallel Bars
1. Chihiro Yoshioka, Japan, 15.000
2. Shou Yokoyama, Japan, 14.750
3. Bae Ga Ram, Korea, 14.500
4. David Belyavskiy, Russia, 14.100
4. John Orozco, Bronx, N.Y./World Cup Gymnastics, 14.100
6. Jim Zona, France, 13.850
7. Reiss Beckford, Great Britain, 13.550
8. Jake Dalton, Sparks, Nev./University of Oklahoma, 13.400

Horizontal Bar
1. Shou Yokoyama, Japan, 14.950
2. David Belyavskiy, Russia, 14.800
3. Kevin Lytwyn, Canada, 13.850
3. Chihiro Yoshioka, Japan, 13.850
5. Jackson Payne, Canada, 13.750
6. Jake Dalton, Sparks, Nev./University of Oklahoma, 13.500
7. Jim Zona, France, 12.750
8. Reiss Beckford, Great Britain, 11.300

Women’s Event Finals

Vault
1. Seira Suzuki, Japan, 15.225
2. Viktoriya Komova, Russia, 15.025
3. Janaina Braz Silva, Brazil, 14.125
4. Emma Collister, Australia, 13.975
5. Sophina Dejesus, Temecula, Calif./SCEGA, 13.800
6. Raluca Oana Haidu, Romania, 13.550
7. Natsumi Sasada, Japan, 13.225
8. Briley Casanova, Dallas, Texas/WOGA, 13.025

Uneven Bars
1. Viktoriya Komova, Russia, 15.050
2. Natsumi Sasada, Japan, 14.300
3. Briley Casanova, Dallas, Texas/WOGA,13.900
4. Sophina Dejesus, Temecula, Calif./SCEGA, 13.625
4. Yoshino Taniguchi, Japan, 13.625
6. Emily Little, Australia, 13.300
7. Raluca Oana Haidu, Romania, 13.175
8. Harumi Mariko Freitas, Brazil, 10.900

Balance Beam
1. Viktoriya Komova, Russia, 15.150
2. Natsumi Sasada, Japan, 14.625
3. Desiree Baumert, Germany, 13.750
4. Briley Casanova, Dallas, Texas/WOGA, 13.350
5. Sophina Dejesus, Temecula, Calif./SCEGA, 13.150
6. Yoshino Taniguchi, Japan, 13.100
7. Dominique Pegg, Canada, 12.750
8. Harumi Mariko Freitas, Brazil, 12.300

Floor Exercise
1. Sophina Dejesus, Temecula, Calif./SCEGA, 14.300
2. Mai Murakami, Japan, 14.050
3. Viktoriya Komova, Russia, 13.850
4. Dominique Pegg, Canada, 13.700
5. Harumi Mariko Freitas, Brazil, 13.575
6. Yoshino Taniguchi, Japan, 13.150
7. Raluca Oana Haidu, Romania, 12.950
8. Briley Casanova, Dallas, Texas/WOGA, 12.375