Pommels – Kaya defeats Kameyama

1. Kazuma Kaya 6.9/15.650
2. Kohei Kameyama 7.2/15.550
3. Takuto Kakitani 6.8/15.350

Kohei Kameyama is the 2013 World Pommel Champion. But he was beaten at Japanese Championships by this excited young guy.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. Kazuma Kaya 6.9/15.650

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. Kohei Kameyama 7.2/15.550

Kameyama is still the stronger Pommel man, in my opinion. But Kaya was named to Japan’s 2015 World’s Team.

European Games Apparatus Finals

Giulia Steingruber (SUI) (15.566, 14.433) 14.999
Seda Tutkhalyan (RUS) (14.833, 14.533) 14.683
Lisa Top (NED) (14.133, 13.900) 14.016

Aliya Mustafina (RUS) 15.400
Sophie Scheder (GER) 15.200
Andreea Iridon (ROU) 12.800

The medalists are the first 3 competitors on this video. Iridon collected a Bronze with a fall. :-(

Lieke Wevers (NED) 14.200
Andreea Iridon (ROU) 14.000
Giulia Steingruber (SUI) 13.700

Giulia Steingruber (SUI) 14.266
Aliya Mustafina (RUS) 14.200
Lieke Wevers (NED) 13.800

Some controversy on who deserved the Gold on Floor Exercise.

Rayderley Miguel Zapata Santana (ESP) 15.333
Fabian Hambuechen (GER) 15.100
David Belyavskiy (RUS) 15.000

Saso Bertoncelj (SLO) 14.966
Oleg Stepko (AZE) 14.600
Brinn Bevan (GBR) 14.200

Eleftherios Petrounias (GRE) 15.633
Nikita Ignatyev (RUS) 15.333
Ibrahim Colak (TUR) 15.133

Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) (15.400, 15.133) 15.266
Casimir Schmidt (NED) (15.033, 15.200) 15.116
Oleg Stepko (AZE) (14.933, 15.000) 14.966

Oleg Stepko (AZE) 15.733
David Belyavskiy (RUS) 15.700
Marius Daniel Berbecar (ROU) 15.600

(Verniaiev 14.633)

Fabian Hambuechen (GER) 15.533
Vlasios Maras (GRE) 15.366
Nikita Ignatyev (RUS) 15.166

results via GYMMIN’ MIEL!

official – 1st European Games: competition report artistic gymnastics event finals:

9 countries divided the 10 event final titles with Azerbaijan clinching its first gold for host nation in gymnastics!

Click PLAY or watch Oleg Stepko’s P Bars on YouTube.

Oleg will be a national hero with that Gold medal. World Champion Verniaiev took an extra swing.

Oleg Stepko – Pommels

Leader from the prelim round at European Games.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Lee Woolls – stepping up to a Pommel

Lee cut down a standard pair of Pommels to make it easier to step up. Great idea.

See them on instagram.

Tomomasa Hasegawa – Pommels

More handstand work than any other routine I can recall.

Click PLAY or watch it in training on YouTube.

(via Sakho Siradeghyan)

Ellis Mannon – Big 10 Pommels

2014 NCAA PH Champion and Nissen-Emery Award winner 2015, Ellis Mannon from Wisconsin, unfortunately fell in the 2015 Final.

Click PLAY or watch one of his hit routines on YouTube.

Note that he wears no wrist supports. And it’s nice to see a routine with significant difficulty in Flare. More gymnasts should use flares.

Alberto Busnari – Pommels

European Championships 2015
1. SMITH Louis (GBR) D:6.9
2. MERDINYAN Harutyum (ARM) D:6.7
3. BUSNARI Alberto (ITA)D:6.8

Click PLAY or watch Busnari on YouTube. (G and F flare back to flare skills)

King of Gymnastics has all the Finals routines with a difficulty breakdown.

Thanks Ono.