Bridget Sloan
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TOYOTA CITY, Japan, Dec. 9, 2007—Chellsie Memmel of West Allis, Wis., and Bridget Sloan of Pittsboro, Ind., each won two medals at the Toyota Cup in Toyota City, Japan. Memmel won the gold medal on floor exercise and the silver on balance beam, and Sloan claimed the bronze medal on uneven bars and floor exercise.


Memmel scored a 15.550 in the floor exercise to win the gold medal, followed by Romania’s Steliana Nistor in second at 15.200 and Sloan in third at 15.050. On balance beam, Memmel was the silver medalist with a 15.650, finishing behind Nistor. Japan’s Koko Tsurumi claimed the bronze on balance beam, with Sloan just missing the medals podium in fourth with a 15.450. Sloan was third on the uneven bars with a 15.300, and Memmel placed fifth with a 14.800. Placing first and second, respectively, on uneven bars were Iryna Krasnianska of the Ukraine and Nistor.


In the men’s competition, Yewki Tomita of Tucson, Ariz., finished seventh on high bar with a 13.850 and ninth on pommel horse with a score of 14.550.


Complete results are not available at this time.


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