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Strong finishes in Portugal for B.C.'s Scott Morgan and Briannah Tsang

Flicka's Scott Morgan placed an impressive fourth in a star studded field in the men’s vault final on Sunday at the Anadia World Cup in Portugal

Thomas Gonzalez of Chile won gold with a score of 14.925 and 2012 Olympic bronze medal winner Radivilov of the Ukraine took the silver with 14.838 points.

Morgan, who qualified seventh on vault, moved up three spots in the final but was edged for the bronze medal by two-time world floor champion Diego Hypolita of Brazil.

Hypolita trailed Morgan after his first vault but surged ahead on the second to clinch third spot in the eight-man final with an average score of 14.825 points.

Morgan finished with 14.675 points in a field that included five Olympic and world championship vault finalists.

Morgan, the lone Canadian on Canada’s rebuilding men’s team to reach a final at the three-day competition, was singled out for his consistency by Canadian men’s national team director Tony Smith of Calgary.

“Scott hits his routines all the time, it’s just a matter of how clean he looks,” said Smith.

Two finals for Flicka's Briannah Tsang

Morgan'a Flicka teammate, Briannah Tsang, tied for sixth in the women’s vault final on Saturday. Tsang and Makarena Adasme of Chile both finished with an identical score 13.925 points.

Jade Barbosa of Brazil won gold with 14.825 points followed by Oksana Chusovitina of Uzbekistan with a score of 14.512 and Adrian Geovana Nunes Gomes of Brazil at 14.112.

In Sunday's floor exercise final, Tsang was seventh. Romanians Larisa Iordache and Diana Bulimar finished 1-2 and Shang Chunsong of China placed third.

Canada's Stefanie Merkle (Ontario) was sixth.

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