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Larisa Iordache – Beam

Huge difficulty. Major deduction.

15.150 in the AA competition at Romanian Nationals.

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Madison Kocian – Beam

Highest score Day 1 Pan Ams.

14.60 seems too high.

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Mykayla Skinner – Cheng

Highest score Day 1 Pan Ams.


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Mykayla won the AA at Pan Ams. Barring injury, she’ll be competing Worlds. :-)

Mykayla Skinner – Floor

Highest score Day 1 Pan Ams.


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Score looks low to me. On the other hand, perhaps the judges were as tough on everyone. No scores above 14.0.

Cuban Ernesto Vila defects

The Cuban gymnast who competed at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore 2010 defected in Canada.

YOG Floor 2010

YOG Floor 2010

He’s not the first to do so.

Ernesto Vila told his father, who lives in Spain, of his plan to defect.

It sounds like he’s already in the States.

Cuba has one of the great gymnastics traditions in the world, but rarely competes internationally. They did not register for Worlds 2014, for example.

Finances is the claim. Fear of defection must be a factor, as well.

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Larisa Iordache 59.650

Bea Gheorghisor:

Larisa Iordache is again all around winner at Romanian nationals

Unfortunately the gap between the leader and the rest of the competitors was sizeable …

1 Larisa Iordache VT 4.975 UB 14.050 BB 15.150 FX 15.475 59.650

2 Stefania Stanila 14.375 13.025 14.050 14.350 55.800

3 Andreea Iridon 12.500 14.200 14.373 14.025 55.100 (Junior)

4 Paula Tudorache 54.025
5 Ana Maria Ocolisan 53.775
6 Andra Stoica 53.500
7 Emanuela Parva 52.875
8 Andreea Ciurusniuc 51.550


ROM Nats

Arabian Punch Front is there and posted a report from Day 1.

Ashton Locklear – 15.0 Bars

Though I’m still not convinced Ashton is one of the top 8 Bar routines in the world, no complaints on her score today.

She’s certainly proved her consistency.

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USA, Brazil, Mexico

Team Champions at Pan Ams in Toronto.

1. USA- 223.700 GOLD
2. Brazil- 216.950 SILVER
3. Mexico- 210.700 BRONZE

4. Cuba- 207.950
5. Canada- 207.000
6. Colombia- 205.150
7. Venezuela- 204.500
8. Argentina- 204.450

1. Skinner USA 56.85
2. Lopez VEN 56.65
3. Nichols USA 55.5
4. Ferrera CUB 55.45
5. Desch USA 54.9
6. Morena MEX 54.6

Let’s Talk Gym – 2014 Pan Ams: Women’s TF

2014 Russian Cup Finals 1

1. Sosnitskaya 5.8/5.6 14.534
2. Nabieva 5.8/5.2 14.317
3. Paseka 6.3/5.6 14.117

1. Komova D6.5 15.367
2. Mustafina D6.3 15.267
3. Spiridonova D6.4 14.933

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1. Belyavskiy D6.5 15.367
2. Polyashov D6.0 14.633
3. Kudashov D6.0 14.167

1. Kuksenkov D7.0 15.600
2. Belyavskiy D6.3 15.000
3. Stretovich D5.9 14.433

1. Ablyazin D6.8 15.600
2. Pavlov D6.5 15.133
3. Ignatyev D6.6 15.100

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Sara Dorrien is at the competition. Read her write-up of the Team competition.

• related – Lauren Hopkins commentary

Pommel circles down a Beam

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We’ve been waiting for decades to see this kind of skill. :-)

Pan-Ams – Calvo, Larduet, Melton

1. Jossimar Calvo COL 89.300
2. Manrique Larduet CUB 89.250
3. Sean Melton USA 88.850


The Liukin commentary – Pan American Championships: TF/AA-F/EF Qualification

Led by all-around bronze medalist Sean Melton of Orlando, Fla./Ohio State University, the U.S. men claimed the team gold medal at the 2014 Pan American Championships at the Hersey Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The event, which serves as the qualifier for gymnastics to the 2015 Pan American Games, runs through Monday, Sept. 1. The USA posted a 352.550, followed by Colombia, 346.800, and Brazil, 346.450. …

USAG via email


Host Canada finished 4th as a team, sending some of their younger guys for experience.

Leyva – P Bars

The former World Parallel Bar Champion HITS.

15.800 (7.0, 8.8)

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