Whittenburg Rings – double, double layout

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That moment when you stick and you literally can't control what happens after that !!! #stickingsaturday #USA #to2015

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Too much celebrating?

For me, this is OK.

Rings – Larduet & Whittenburg

It’s this apparatus that really puts these two guys in the top rank of AA gymnasts in the world.

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Manrique was born 1996. Donnell was born 1994. Both young. Both are going to get much, much stronger. :-)

Zanetti was born 1990.

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!

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

Québec gymnast Félix Dolci

The most talked about male Canadian gymnast this past season was too young to be allowed to compete at the Canadian Championships.

He was barely old enough for the Canada Winter Games finishing 2nd AA against most of the best of the rest in the country.

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Félix was one of our demonstrators at the coaching course following Nationals. Turns out he’s a normal kid. Fun loving. Of his many talents I was most impressed by aerial awareness. For example, for fun he did on Rings: Backward uprise to support, Koste (back salto) from support with triple twist.

Petrounias – Rings

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Arthur Zanetti – Rings

D: 6,80 + E: 9,250 = 16,050

Our Olympic Champion is one of the favourites for gold at Worlds 2015 and Rio.

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Markku Vahtila – crazy Ring strength

The most impressive feat I’ve seen … perhaps ever. And Markku from Finland makes it look easy.

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Here he is on vacation in Brazil. :-)

Cross over water

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