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By Olga Vetchina - page 9 - December 2003.

Romania vs Russia: the japanese facing.  
'03 Chunichi Cup (December 6/7 th):
Svetlana Khorkina won the AA (36.775 pts), Munteanu got the 2nd place and Oana Ban the third one. The cute Lidia Sidorova was 4th. The finals also gave some facing between the two countries:
Khorkina won the Vault final, Sidorova got the silver medal, Munteanu finished third. Ban 2nd of the Bars, Khorkina 3rd and Muntenu 4th have been defeated by the Ukrainian Yarotskaia (9.575 pts). Oana Ban brillantly won the Balance Beam title (9.600), Khorkina 2nd got a 9.575, Munteanu a 9.375 and Sidorova was 4th with 9.350 pts. On the Floor Munteanu and Ban finished on the first and third places. Both Russian failed (5th for Khorkina and 8th for Sidorova).
The four competitors gave a grand show at this yearly competition, and we hope to watch such fascinating fight soon. (After the galas and tours periods of course!).
To end the today Deva news, here is an exceptional photo done in Paris for the Eyod 2003. Bucurean placed on the 10th AA place during this competition.
Corina Lacramioara Bucurean (Romania).
Corina Lacramioara Bucurean (Romania).

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