Entries Tagged 'pommel horse' ↓

Donnell Whittenburg – Vault

Dragalescu. Easy.

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I could see Donnell competing Rings, Pommel and Vault for USA at Worlds 2014. Maybe more.

Japan names Worlds 2014 Teams

2013 World Champions Kohei Kameyama (PH) and Kenzo Shirai (FX) are included. Japan has enough AA fire power to be able to carry both specialists.

best Pommel bucket

I’ve always bragged that the Pommel bucket at my home gym (Altadore) was the best I’d ever seen. It’s was built and is maintained by Ed Vincent.

But the one at Unigym in Gatineau, Quebec is even better.

Twist belt. Hung from a swivel. Padded inside and outside. Very durable.

pommel bucket twist belt

pommel bucket padding

Leave a comment if you’ve seen one better.

Unigym has “over 3,000 members”. It’s in a huge multi-sport complex.

WAG, MAG, Trampoline Sports and more.

new – Vammen on Pommels

Helge Vammen: Tong Fei x 2 in series.

Thanks Kasper.

pommel horse fail

Justin Karstadt posted this in tribute to the gymnast, Aaron Mah.

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No two pommel falls are identical.

bboy Lazylegz

Talk about “relative” upper body strength.

Single pommel Kehres in series on Floor.

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Luca Patuelli (born July 28, 1984 in Montreal, Canada), nicknamed Lazylegz, is a Canadian b-boy.

He was born with Arthrogryposis (multiplex congenital), a muscle disorder which affects his legs.

Patuelli performed at the 2010 Winter Paralympics opening ceremony in Vancouver

Ellen handed him $10,000 for his honeymoon. (VIDEO) :-)


Update – His goal is to walk 2.5km without crutches on July 26th, 2014 in old Montreal. (VIDEO)

CAN MAG Apparatus Finals

1. Morgan, Scott
2. Loran, Anderson
3. Smith, Hugh

1. Clay, Zachary 14,500
1. Cruz, Evan 14,500
3. Smith, Hugh

1. Stanescu, Robert 15,150 (6,800)
2. Morgan, Scott 14,550 (6,400)
3. Smith, Hugh 14,100 (5,800)
4. Lytwyn, Kevin 14,000 (5,700)

1. Morgan, Scott
2. Gazer, Wolfe
3. Cachia, Damian

P Bar
1. Gafuik, Nathan
2. Clay, Zachary
3. Mitchell, Taylor

H Bar
1. Paterson, Cory
2. Loran, Anderson
3. Lytwyn, Kevin

official results

Rings and Pommels are critical for Canada in future Team competitions.

Click PLAY or watch Scott Morgan’s Rings on YouTube.

Coach Vali told me Scott got 0.2 less in start score than they had hoped.

Click PLAY or watch Zachary Clay’s Pommels on YouTube.

Ken Ikeda, our Pommel man, was injured on Vault landing. Jackson Payne, another of our Pommel guys, is just returning from 2 years away in Korea. Anderson Loran has strong Pommels, too, but did not compete that apparatus this competition.

New National Coach Tony Smith will be fitting the pieces together to come up with the highest Team score. With potential for individual apparatus Finals.

Alex Yoder to YOGs

2014 Junior Olympic all-around champion (Junior Elite/16 years) Alec Yoder of Indianapolis, Ind./InterActive Academy, was chosen by the USA Gymnastics Men’s Youth Olympic Games Selection Committee to compete in the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, pending approval by the United States Olympic Committee. The 2014 Youth Olympic Games will be held Aug. 16-28 in Nanjing, China. …


Can he do Pommels?

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Yes. :-)

Marty Strech is the alternate.

No American girl will be sent. :-(

Comaneci, Smith, Tweddle on Reality TV

… “Tumble” will be broadcast this summer with two time Olympic gymnast Louis Smith and five time Olympic medallist Nadia Comaneci acting as judges. Also joining them on the judging panel will be Comonwealth Games gold medalist Craig Heap and reknowned choreographer and aerialist Sebastien Stella. Acting as a mentor is Britain’s most successful female gymnast Beth Tweddle. …

Full Twist


No doubt Louis will still have time to train his one apparatus for Commonwealth Games.

English teams will be announced May 30th. Here’s the appeal process, if Louis is not selected. :-)

Brinn Bevan – Pommel

GBR is set for Pommels for many, many years into the future.

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via GymFever

Men’s Euros Apparatus Finals

If you missed all that on the weekend, Amanda Turner has her usual succinct summary and results.

Russia’s Denis Ablyazin and Great Britain’s Nile Wilson (Jr) each captured three event titles as the 2014 European Championships ended in Sofia. …

Britain’s Max Whitlock defeated Olympic champion Krisztian Berki on pommel horse with an outstanding routine that earned 16.166 (7.3 Difficulty).

Ablyazin, Wilson Dominate European Finals

Men’s Gymnastics Perspective – Euros Senior Team Final Thoughts

Click PLAY or watch Max Whitlock’s PH on YouTube.

Not very stretched. But excellent control.

Judges gave him credit for full spindle in one circle.

related – FIG – Ablyazin, Russians lead the way as Europeans end

PH: Whitlock, Berki, Bertoncelj

European Champions 2014. #EChSofia2014

1. Whitlock GBR 16.166
2. Berki HUN 15.633
3. Bertoncelj SLO 15.466
4. Kuksenkov RUS 15.333
5. Vernyayev UKR 14.133
6. Likhovitsky BLR 14.000
7. Ude CRO 13.766
8. Mikhalitsyn BLR 13.266

Whitlock has confirmed himself the #1 Pommel man in the world. He’s been hitting his 7.3 start consistently while Berki starts with only 6.9.

Louis Smith to Commonwealths?

That would be the best “solution” to the media stink kicked up by Mr. Louis Smith.

I’d love to see him there.

Louis on Louis

Eddie Van Hoof, Team GB’s men’s artistic head coach, said that although he had been “full of admiration” for Smith since his return, his silver-medal winning pommel horse routine from London 2012 had since been bettered by others in the squad.

“I am full of admiration for Louis’s performances on his comeback, but the rest of the squad have moved on,” said Van Hoof. “We have two-world class performers on the pommel horse in Max Whitlock and Daniel Keating and both have higher start values and potential podium returns than even Louis. …

But Van Hoof insisted that Smith, Britain’s most successful male gymnast in the modern era, was still under consideration for the English team at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow despite his Twitter outburst, insisting: “The door is still open for Louis.” …

Great Britain selectors dismiss Louis Smith claims over omission



I said “Nobody in Gymnastics aside from Louis thinks Louis should be on the GBR Europeans and Worlds Teams 2014.” Seems I’m wrong.

Luke Carson, Theo Seager, Louis himself and others have been posting comments on the Facebook Full Twist Gymnastics page:

Louis makes two main points:

- for Team, if he hits Pommels, his contribution could be significant.

- if on the GBR team, they’d have 3 potential Pommel medalists, not two. Funding is based on medals.

Lucas Carson was disappointed how the announcement was made. He says Louis and his coach were not personally informed in advance.

related – Luke has withdrawn from Europeans.