Brazil’s men have already qualified a full team to Rio. The women have not. But will have another chance at the Olympic Test Meet.
1. Lorrane Oliveira – 58.500
2. Jade Barbosa – 56.150
3. Leticia Costa – 55.750 … bonus points in effect
The field at this year’s Brazilian Championships, held less than a month following World Championships in Glasgow, was a little thin with everyone – including stars Flavia Saraiva and Daniele Hypolito – in recovery mode. But that didn’t stop 17-year-old Lorrane Oliveira from showing off huge routines to take the gold above veteran Jade Barbosa!
Oliveira has flown somewhat under the radar with the surprising depth of the Brazilian program, especially after not competing in her first senior season last year due to injury. …
Romanian blog puzzlegym has a report on the 2015 Junior Nationals.
… a slight improvement on bars happened during the recent years. Partly because of the introduction of grips but mostly because of the special attention the apparatus has got, the girls improved on form and execution, some even approaching new type of skills and combinations.
Still, the progress is hardly visible because of the new symptom of Romanian gymnastics: inconsistency. …