Aniello Completes FEI World Cup Vaulting Final in Seventh Place

the United States was represented for the first time by male vaulter Gabe Aniello.
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the United States was represented for the first time by male vaulter Gabe Aniello.

March 19, 2013--The FEI World Cup Vaulting Final wrapped-up in Braunschweig, Germany Sunday, March 17, 2013 with France and Italy earning the top spots in the Men's and Women's Finals respectively. A total of seven nations took part in the two Finals and, demonstrating the growth of the sport over the past few years, the United States was represented for the first time by male vaulter Gabe Aniello.

Gabe Aniello. (www.barny-th.de)

Gabe Aniello. (www.barny-th.de)

Aniello (Redwood City, CA) was lunged by Elke Schlep-Lensing on Pino del Rio to a seventh place finish. In the first round held on March 16th?the 21-year-old scored 7.526 with high technique marks of 8.078 and 8.132. Aniello returned to competition the next day with another strong performance, vaulting to an improved score of 7.747. He completed on a two-day total of 7.636.

Claiming top honors in the Men's division was Nicolas Andreani of France on a score of 8.829 with Germany's Thomas Brusewitz and France's Ivan Nousse earning second and third place respectively on scores of 8.792 and 8.591. In the Women's competition top honors went to Italy's Anna Cavallaro with a score of 8.972. Earning second place was Switzerland's Simone Jaiser on a score of 8.668 and third went to Germany's Jennifer Braun with a score of 8.477.

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