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Individual apparatus golds won


A sell-out crowd see the final fantastic gymnastic action at the G-MEX Centre in Manchester.

Phillipe Rizzo and Damien Istria

Australia's Phillipe Rizzo and Damien Istria celebrate with their gold medal

On the eve of her 15th birthday, Australia's Sarah Lauren gave herself the perfect present by clinching gold in the womenís floor final.

Lauren's score of 9.412pts was enough to hold off the challenge from England's Becky Owen, who delighted the home crowd with a score of 9.237pts to secure her second silver medal of the Games.

There was controversy on the beam when Australian coach Peggy Liddick mounted an official protest regarding the mark given to Jacqui Dunn.

The protest was overruled and Dunn's score of 8.912pts was only good enough for the bronze medal.

Canadaís Kate Richardson, the all-around champion, added to her growing medal collection by taking gold with a score of 9.200pts. Allana Slater of Australia finished second.

It was great night for Australia in the menís individual finals. Philippe Rizzo took his 2002 Commonwealth Games medal tally to six by taking gold on both the parallel and horizontal bars. His score of 9.512pts on the horizontal bar was the highest of the night. Damian Istria also finished second on the horizontal bar.

Canadaís Kyle Shewfelt secured his second individual gold of the Games in the menís vault with a score of 9.443pts. His first vault of two, a Yurchenko with double twist, was worth 9.650pts. The silver went to all-around champion Kanukai Jackson with Scot Barry Collie taking Scotlandís second gymnastics medal of the Games in third place.

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