Uchimura, Tanaka, Kato to Worlds

NHK Cup 2015
1. Kohei Uchimura – 92,900
2. Yusuke Tanaka – 91,050
3. Ryohei Kato – 89,850

The top 3 have been approved for Glasgow.

Click PLAY or watch Kohei’s H Bar on YouTube. Drills the landing. :-)

(via gymnastikfabriken)

lean while watching Bars?

Do you do this? I do. :-)

Ruoteng Xiao – H Bar

Brazil World Cup Apparatus Final.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (Liukin)

MTC NEWSLETTER #29 clarifications

II. Pommel Horse- circles and flairs to handstand (dismounts and returning to the horse)

There is no deduction for bending of the hips while attempting to reach a handstand from circles or flairs. Deductions can be taken for hesitation, strength, bent arms, lowering of the hips, and unsteadiness.

In contrast scissors to handstand do have a deduction for bending of the hips.

IV. Handguard (grip) Break during an Exercise (Rings or Horizontal Bar)

A gymnast with a significantly torn handguard (grip), causing a fall or interruption, may repeat the entire exercise without deduction at the end of the rotation with approval by the Superior Jury or, if they are the last gymnast in the rotation, at a time at the discretion of the Superior Jury.

The gymnast must immediately show the broken handguard (grip) to the D1 judge before leaving the podium in order to receive permission to repeat the exercise.

recall Zhang at Worlds 2014?
recall Zhang at Worlds 2014?


V. Falls (time permitted to restart exercise)

Gymnasts receive a -1.0 deduction for all falls from the apparatus and have 30 seconds (after the gymnast is on his feet) to restart their exercise. If the gymnast exceeds the allowable time to resume their exercise, an additional -0.3 N.D. for excessive time will be applied if the gymnast continues their exercise. The exercise will be terminated if the gymnast has not resumed within 60 seconds.

No salute is necessary to resume an exercise from a fall. The exercise officially resumes when the feet leave the mat.


new app – “Stickman Highbar”

Developed by Northern Ireland gymnast Jack Neill.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Full Twist has details and links to the Android and IOS versions.

2 or 3 kids on one strap Bar

I recall the first time I saw a coach swinging two gymnasts on the same straps Bar. I instantly tried to hire her. :-)

It was the only way her kids could get enough repetitions, she told me. (Most gyms do not have enough strap bars.)

Since then I’ve seen it many times.

two girls strap Bars

But I was surprised and shocked seeing a coach at Manjak’s put 3 kids on simultaneously. :-)

Manjaks 3 straps

They were working kip drills.

Julia Sharpe 9th AA at Men’s NAIGC Nationals.

OK. Justin’s WAG floor was impressive.

But Julia, a regular competitor in Men’s competition, this year placed 4th on FX, 8th on H Bar a little over 3 months after giving birth to twins via c-section!

She admitted her “abs were pretty much dysfunctional”.

Click PLAY or watch her routines on YouTube. Or watch just her H Bar here.