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Izbasa Wins Women’s Vault Title At Euros

Posted by garymcuesta on April 13, 2011

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Berlin- With Russian Aliya Mustafina out of the event finals with a torn ACL, Sandra Izbasa of Romania vaulted ahead of the rest to win gold on vault Saturday.

Izbasa, the reigning Olympic floor exercise champion, now adds another gold medal to her resume. Izbasa posted an average of 14.675. She performed a double twisting laid out Yurchenko and a round off, half on, layout with a half.

Izbasa beat out five time Olympian Oksana Chusovitina of Germany, the vault silver medalist from the Beijing Olympics, who averaged 14.537 and 2010 European vault champion Ariella Kaeslin of Sweden with an average of 14.475.

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