H Bar – best Liukin ever?

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Finally put this one over a hard landing!! Now to start putting it in the routine!!

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Jake Dalton – tap swing

Great drill by a great gymnast. Jake was demonstrating for coach Dave Juszczyk.

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Don’t expect your beginners to swing like Jake. Older, taller gymnasts with long limbs have a biomechanical advantage. It’s easier to snap a longer whip than a shorter one.

Be patient with your shortest, youngest kids. Swing technique takes time.

European Games AA qualifiers

A Mustafina RUS 58.865
G Steingruber SUI 56.565
S Scheder GER 56.432
L Wevers NED 55.099
T Ugrin ITA 54.765
V Pikul FRA 54.566
D Boczogo HUN 53.764
K Simm GBR 53.299
G Mys BEL 53.066
A Iridon ROU 52.999
G Janik POL 52.365
T Yilmaz TUR 51.532
V Millousi GRE 51.466
A Carmona Urbano ESP 51.332
M Nekrasova AZE 50.532
A Kysla UKR 50.432
T Feldon ISR 50.299
B Mokosova SVK 50.032

Good morning #AZE #RUS

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O Verniaiev UKR 91.532 … with a fall on Pommels
N Ignatyev RUS 89.065
O Stepko AZE 88.231
F Hambuechen GER 87.432
D Barkalau BLR 87.365
B Bevan GBR 86.264
F Arican TUR 85.830
V Cotuna ROU 85.365
A Augis FRA 85.198
N Abad ESP 85.198
A Shatilov ISR 83.965
K Behan IRL 83.831
C Schmidt NED 83.565
S Skjerhaug NOR 83.299
T De Vecchis ITA 82.231
R Guscinas LTU 82.299
T Serhani SUI 81.864
J Verbaeys BEL 81.797

Could Oleg Verniaiev dethrone Uchimura at Worlds?

Many think it’s possible. He’s only age-21. Still improving.

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Full Twist – Baku 2015: Team Results & Day 2 Qualification Results

European Games Men’s finalists

One / nation.

Men’s Vault
1. Verniaiev (UKR) 15.333
2. Stepko (AZE) 14.833
3. Tuuha (FIN) 14.650
4. Arican (TUR) 14.483
5. Schmidt (NED) 14.416
6. Bataga (ROU) 14.416

Click PLAY or watch Verniaiev stick Dragalescu on YouTube.

P Bars
1. Verniaiev (UKR) 15.666
2. Berbecar (ROU) 15.633
3. Belyavskiy (RUS) 15.600
4. Stepko (AZE) 15.566
5. Arican (TUR) 15,366
6. Augis (FRA) 15.100

H Bar
1. Maras (GRE) 15.766
2. Hambuechen (GER) 15.633
3. Verniaiev (UKR) 15.400
4. Ignatyev (RUS) 15.366
5. Moznik (CRO) 15.100
6. Likhovitsky (BLR) 15.000

Click PLAY or watch Vlasios Maras on YouTube.

Hambuechen should be the favourite in the Final.

… These announcers really don’t know all that much about Gymnastics, do they? :-(

Vlasios Maras – el-grip Pegan

The two-time World Champion on horizontal bar and five-time European Champion.

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Bretschneider – 4 releases

In training.

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The second one is the Bretschneider (tucked double twisting Kovacs) so the first we’d have to call the Bretschneider 2. The same thing in layout position.

(via Sports2Visuals)

Men’s Canadian Nationals Apparatus Finals

Scores were missing from the official results. Happily Stu Cram got almost all and put an easy-to-use summary on Gym Score Depot.

Tony Smith felt the MAG apparatus finals were as good as he could recall. A lot of guys HIT.

1 Morgan, Scott – B.C. 15,200
2 Gagnon, Joel – Saskatchewan 15,000
3 Lytwyn, Kevin – Alberta 14,350

1 Ikeda, Ken – B.C. 14,500
2 Cruz, Evan – Nova Scotia 14,450
3 Pellerin, Thierry – Québec 14,150

1 Stanescu, Robert – Ontario 15,350
2 Lytwyn, Kevin – Alberta 15,050
3 Cournoyer, René – Québec 14,650

1 Cachia, Damien – Alberta 14,600
2 Lytwyn, Kevin – Alberta 14,250
3 Pellerin, Thierry – Québec 14,150

1 Payne, Jackson – Alberta 14,550
2 Nabata, Scott – B.C. 14,300
3 Karstadt, Justin – Ontario 14,000

Click PLAY or watch Jackson’s P Bars on YouTube.

1 Lytwyn, Kevin – Alberta 15,400
2 Payne, Jackson – Alberta 15,350
3 Paterson, Cory – Ontario 14,550

Jackson’s routine was incredible. And yet he got beat by that guy with the Def at the END of the routine. :-)

Click PLAY or watch Kevin’s H Bar on YouTube.

full Sr Men’s results

related – Anderson Loran has been invited to Senior Team training camp this summer. He’s been off this season training as a fire fighter.