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US Gymnasts Win Two Individual Apparatus Gold Medals


Americans won the final two women's individual apparatus gold medals at the World Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.

Shawn Johnson, the all-around champion, won the floor exercise ahead of countrywoman Alicia Sacramone, and Nastia Liukin won the balance beam title. That gave the U.S. women four of the six gold medals at worlds.

Johnson's margin of victory over Sacramone was only one 40th of a point (.025). Liukin took the balance beam by one eighth of a point (.125) over Romania's Steliana Nistor. China's Li Shanshan won the bronze.

On the men's side Sunday, all-around silver medalist Fabian Hambuechen of Germany took gold on the high bar in front of the home fans. He finishes with a complete set after also winning a bronze in the team event.

Mitja Petkovsek of Slovenia won the parallel bars on the final day of competition, and Leszek Blanik of Poland won the vault.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.

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