Germany's Lukas Dauser finished first today in the parallel bars qualifying round ©Getty Images

Germany took first and second place in the men’s parallel bars qualification round at the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Individual Apparatus World Cup event in Cottbus today.

The 2017 European silver medallist Lukas Dauser used home advantage to finished first with a score of 15.200, while his compatriot Marcel Nguyen, the three-time European champion, came in just behind him.

He was second with a score of 14.800 at the Lausitz Arena Cottbus, while Andrey Likhovitskiy from Belarus came third with 14.266.

In the men’s vault it was Igor Radivilov from Ukraine - who won silver at the world championships last year - who topped the standings with 14.899, while China’s Ruiyang Qu came second with 14.783 and France’s Loris Frasca was third on 14.749.

In the third men’s event of the day, the horizontal bars, Croatia’s Tin Srbic scored 14.533 to top the standings.

Belgium's Nina Derwael finished second in the uneven bars ©Getty Images
Belgium's Nina Derwael finished second in the uneven bars ©Getty Images

Arthur Mariano, Brazil’s Olympic floor bronze medallist from 2016, came second with 14.266, while the three-time world champion and 2012 Olympic gold medallist at the horizontal bars Epke Zonderland could only manage third.

On the women’s side, action took place in the uneven bars and floor exercise.

China claimed first and third, through Yilin Fan and Jiaqi Lyu respectively, in the uneven bars.

Two-time world champion Fan managed a score of 15.233, while Lyu scored 14.400.

Belgium’s 2018 world champion Nina Derwael finished in second with 15.166.

The United States finished first in the floor exercise through Jade Carey.

The world silver medallist from 2017 topped the standings today with 13.966, as Brazil claimed both second and third place.

Flavia Sariva finished second with 13.800 and Jade Barbosa came third with 13.533.

Action in Cottbus continues tomorrow with the first set of finals.