Sae Miyakawa – Floor

A Japanese Simone Biles. :-)

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Sae Miyakawa fell on both bars and beam in qualification as well as in final but her strong performance on floor and vault made up a bit for her ranking. She opened her floor routine with double layout out full out with a little bit uncontrolled landing and one foot went out of bounce. Then she nearly stuck her front layout to front double tuck and double layout. Finally, she finished her routine with double twisting double tuck with chest a bit low but she nearly stuck it. However, the counted dance elements are spilt leap 1/1, switch leap and a single turn which only worth 0.6 in total. Hence, her D score is “only” 6.2 with two H rated skills. She vaulted a Rudi and got 15.5 to finished in 7th. …

Couch Gymnast – All Japan WAG AA final

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Fragapane’s wild Floor

So energetic. So atypical for an elite gymnast. This would kill in College gymnastics. :-)

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Silver medal at Europeans.

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Taylor Rice – Floor

Interesting and entertaining choreography.

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Taylor has an equally interesting and entertaining interview on GymCastic 146: Taylor Rice and The 2015 NCAA Championships

Co-host extraordinare, Taylor Rice

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Claire Martin – Floor

Host nation and fan favourite. Very precise. 😉

Europeans AA.

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Afan – Gold on Floor

The gymternet is thrilled that the veteran came back from long term injury to HIT and WIN with this impressive routine. :-)

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Bea Gheorghisor links to the other two medal winning routines and results – 2015 Euros: The Floor Final

related – RRGAfanasyeva completes Russian hat-trick with classical gold

Nina McGee – Floor

LSU’s Lloimincia Hall went O.B. on her last tumbling pass. Out of the Floor Final yet again. One of the most talked about Floor routines over the past 4 years never qualified to an NCAA Final :-(

Happily Nina McGee from Denver is in. I’d love to see her win. College Floor is all about audience appeal. Nina’s routine, like Mincie’s, is impossible not to watch. And Nina’s double layout is even better.

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YouTube doesn’t reveal how well Nina relates to the crowd. NCAA Floor you must see in person to appreciate.

… finished with an all-around score of 39.375 … 11th overall, earning her Second-Team All-American honors. Her final tally is the highest ever for a Denver gymnast at the NCAA National Championships …

“We can’t be any more proud of Nina,” said head coach Melissa Kutcher-Rinehart. “She hit four for four in her very first NCAA appearance, and we’re so pleased that she’s an all-around All-American.


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Justin Powers – 9.6 Floor

Justin won Floor at National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs Championships in 2011 and 2014. He won again this year. But this time he was 1st in the women’s level 9 division. :-)


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