Melnikova, Vernyayev win Arthur Gander

1. Angelina Melnikova
2. Eythora Thorsdottir
3. Jessica López

1. Oleg Vernyayev
2. Bart Deurloo
3. Igor Radivilov

Russia’s Angelina Melnikova and Ukraine’s Oleg Vernyayev won the all-around title Wednesday evening at the 33rd Arthur Gander Memorial in Chiasso, Switzerland.

The Arthur Gander Memorial, which alternates each year between the cities of Chiasso and Morges, attracted 11 Olympians from this summer’s games in Rio de Janeiro. The competition format allowed gymnasts to compete an abbreviated all-around, with the women doing any three events and the men any four. Only the top six gymnasts advanced to the final rotation. …

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