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Bars without a Bar

In 2014 Swing Big is one of my favourite coaching blogs. I read every post.

Editor Zari Goldmann gives an example of Bar drills you can use without putting kids on an actual Bar.

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For most developing gymnasts I recommend only about 25% of training time be spent on the REAL Bar. And at least 25% spent on straps bar.

You’ll have better form and technique. And very few rips. :-)

Kyla v Kocian – Bars

2014 P&G Championships – Sr. Women Day 2

15.000 (5.9, 9.100)

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Compare that E score with Madison Kocian.

15.500 (6.5, 9.000)

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Nice routine. But not nearly as clean as Kyla. There should have been a bigger gap.

It’s difficult to take more than 0.1 from Kyla on any one skill.

Fact is judges in 2014 are not ranking execution correctly.

Youth Olympic Games Finals

day 1

1. Wang Yan, China, 14.783 (6.0 / 8.9, 6.2 / 8.566)
2. Ellie Downie, Great Britain, 14.566 (5.8 / 9.066, 5.2 / 9.066)
3. Sae Miyakawa, Japan, 14.566 (5.8 / 9.0, 5.4 / 8.933)

Vault finals

1. Seda Tutkhalyan, Russia, 13.575 (5.6 / 7.975)
2. Iosra Abdelaziz, Italy, 13.366 (5.4 / 7.966)
3. Wang Yan, China, 13.066 (5.5 / 7.566)

full results – Gymternet

Lexy Ramler – Bars

Big cheers for cool, interesting construction. :-)

Day 1 Jr – 13.800 (5.5, 8.3)

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Brenna Dowell – Bars

Score: 15.400 (6.7, 8.700)

BIG hit. Congratulations Brenna. :-)

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USA is doing some impressive Bars in 2014. Just sayin’.

Ashton Locklear 15.850 Bars

Score: 15.850 (6.6, 9.250)

I can’t complain. This routine would certainly go 9.25 internationally. :-)

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Smart routine construction. That’s a very easy routine for her. FIG must devalue stoop Stalder next Code as did the Men some years ago.

Compare Ashton’s tap under the low bar to Komova’s over the low bar.

Komova GymFever

That screen shot came from a discussion on GymFever.

Jonna Adlerteg – Bars

Swedish Cup, August 15th, 2014.

6.4 D score

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Love it. But someday soon FIG needs crack down on crediting similar skills. Routines with the widest variety of skills should be rewarded.

Yan Wang – Beam & Bars

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1st at YOG qualifying 14.750.

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1st at YOG qualifying 13.250.

(via Couch Gymnast – 2nd Youth Olympic Games Qualifications Videos)

Locklear, Downie, Jinnan

According to the latest update from The All Around, here are the highest BAR scores of the year:

1. Ashton Locklear (USA) 15,600 US Classic (0.1 stick bonus)
2. Rebecca Downie (GBR) 15,500 Europeans EF
3. Yao Jinnan (CHN) 15,500 China Ch AA
4. Larrissa Miller (AUS) 15,475 AUS Ch Day 2
5. Rebecca Tunney (GBR) 15,400 British Ch EF
6. Shang Chunsong (CHN) 15,400 China Ch AA

Ashton is great, but not in the same league as Aliya or these other 5 routines if compared by the same judging panel. The Classics judges got a little too excited.

Still, Marta needs consistent and high scoring Bar routines. Ashton’s got a chance to be selected for Worlds 2014 if consistent enough.

Long term, stoop Stalder elements need to be devalued by FIG. Or the gymnasts deducted correctly 0.1 for flexed feet.

Click PLAY or watch Yao Jinnan on YouTube. D7.0 + E8.434 = 15.634 (+0.2 bonus) … or was the final score actually 15,500?

Click PLAY or watch Rebecca Downie on YouTube.

Click PLAY or watch Ashton on YouTube.

6.6 + 9.1 + 0.1 bonus = 15.60

Komova training Bars

Posted Aug 15th, 2014.

Happy discussion over at GymFever2012. Worlds would be much more entertaining with Vika competing Beam and Bars. That seems to be the plan a this point.

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She’s pretty much back to the level she competed at Russian Nationals Team Finals 2014. (VIDEO)

Still, the tap over the low Bar HAS to be 0.3 deduction each time. That’s about as flagrant a knee bend as I can recall. :-(

I wouldn’t credit the Jaeger as layout. Yet.

Gymneo TV – handstand alignment

You can watch a teaser video right now. It’s an 8 minute excerpt from a 1 hour+ presentation on how to teach backward giant.

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Launch date of their ENGLISH language site is October 25, 2014.

From September 5 through September 25 preorder a subscription and save up to 50% off the regular price.

details – en.gymneo.tv

great spot on Bars

Claire Martin (FRA) – Barres- Match France/Roumanie/Belgique Senior

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via GymFever

Delanie Harkness – Bars

13.750 (5.2, 8.55)

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