In 2008 very few men want to do the all-around. It’s simply too difficult to train long F.I.G. routines on all 6 apparatus.
In fact, the DTB Cup had not held an all-around meet since 1993.
But with Fabian HambÃ¼chen expected to win, this year organizers added a Champions’ Trophy competition, with â‚¬50,000 ($62,850) prize money. That kind of money drew a good field.
Unfortunately, the Fabulous one did not win:
1. Maxim Devyatovsky RUS 92.000
2. Hisashi Mizutori JPN 91.700
3. Fabian HambÃ¼chen GER 91.550
Two-time Russian Olympian Maxim Devyatovsky won the Champions Trophy, an all-around tournament Sunday on the heels of the DTB Cup in Stuttgart.
Devyatovsky scored 92.000 to outscore Japanese veteran Hisashi Mizutori (91.700) and Germany’s own Fabian HambÃ¼chen (91.550).
To the disappointment of the 16,000 fans in attendance, HambÃ¼chen lost the title with a missed high bar routine (14.775). He won the event with a score of 16.275 during Saturday’s DTB Cup finals. …
Russia’s Maxim Deviatovski celebrates on his way to win the Champions Trophy multi-discipline competition of the gymnastics World Cup “DTB Pokal” in Stuttgart, Germany, Sunday, Nov.16, 2008.
(AP Photo/Daniel Maurer) – ESPN
The best coverage of the meet I’ve seen is on Triple Full.