Manrique Larduet – one of the best in the world

Kohei Uchimura (and especially those chasing him) may have a bit more competition in Glasgow from an unexpected place – Cuba. Manrique Larduet … competed in all six events for a cumulative D score of close to 39 – which puts him squarely in contention for a podium spot in Glasgow if he hits. …

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Click PLAY or watch his Floor on YouTube.

E 8,475 + D 6,600 = 15,075

Generous with the E score.

Rings (VIDEO)

Click PLAY or watch his Vault on YouTube. (Kas + 2 twists)

Click PLAY or watch his P Bars on YouTube.

Click PLAY or watch his H Bar on YouTube.

Not Kohei Uchimura. Not yet. But considering how little international experience Manrique has, we can anticipate him getting BETTER. :-)

Uchimura still not happy

Interviewed following a win at the NHK Cup:

… His overall score of 184.250 — to which half of the points from last month’s All-Japan Championships were added — put him 2.925 ahead of second-place Yusuke Tanaka.

However, the 26-year-old stressed he was not satisfied with his performance.

“I still have plenty of things to improve. I’m looking to put on the ultimate performance,” Uchimura said. …

Kohei Vault

SYSTEM OF BALANCE / Uchimura manages goals as he works toward Rio Games

Tuuha – 2 1/2 Rings dismount

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Day no 4. in Madrid. Todays agenda, new stuff. #Trainingcamp #Madrid #magicmonday #TeamFinland

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Looks like triple twisting double would be possible.

(via Arabian Punch Front)

World Challenge Cup ANADIA

Cubans were shockingly impressive in Portugal. :-)

VAULT
1 ­Marcia Videaux CUB ­ 15.112
2­ Alexa Moreno MEX ­ 14.900
3­ Makarena Pinto CHI ­ 14.387
– Franchesca Santi CHI ­ 14.337

BARS
1­ Jessica López VEN ­ 14.850
2 ­Filipa Martins POR ­ 13.650
3­ Marcia Videaux CUB ­ 13.425

BEAM
1­ Emma Larsson SWE ­ 13.600
2 ­Ayelen Tarabini ARG ­ 13.475
3 ­Charlotte Sullivan NZL ­ 13.100 … 1st World Cup medal for New Zealand!
– 3­ Tzuf Feldon ISR ­ 13.100 (VIDEO)

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FLOOR
1­ Dorina Boczogo HUN ­ 13.650
2 ­Ayelen Tarbini ARG ­ 13.425
3­ Sasa Golob SLO ­ 13.225

FX
1­ Manrique Larduet CUB ­ 15.075
2­ Ziga Silc SLO ­ 14.925
3­ Caio Souza BRA ­ 14.750

POMMEL
1­ Jossimar Calvo COL ­ 15.325
2 ­Dmitrijs Trefilovs LAT ­ 15.100
3­ Cyrill Tommasone FRA ­ 14.950

RINGS
1 ­Federico Molinari ARG ­ 15.275
2 ­Manrique Larduet CUB ­ 14.925
3­ Tommy Ramos PUR ­ 14.775 (VIDEO)

Click PLAY or watch Molinari’s Rings on YouTube.

VAULT
1­ Manrique Larduet CUB ­ 14.812
2 ­Dominick Cunningham GBR ­ 14.625
3­ Vitalijs Kardasovs LAT ­ 14.587

P BARS
1­ Jossimar Calvo COL ­ 15.950
2 ­Manrique Larduet CUB ­ 15.625
3­ Ashley Watson GBR ­ 15.250

H BAR
1­ Manrique Larduet CUB ­ 14.975
2 ­Francisco Barreto BRA ­ 14.950
3­ Randy Lerú CUB ­ 14.400

Gymternet has WAG results.

doble en plancha has WAG and MAG results.

Hard Way To Success – Maartje Ruikes

Click PLAY or watch THWTS episode #18 on YouTube. (22min)

Cuba’s Marcia Videaux – Vault

This is the first girl I’ve ever seen who could compete a 2 1/2 twisting Vault from Tsukahara approach. This double twist is easy.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

She’s certainly one of the very best vaulters in the world.

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