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USA’s edge – Donnell Whittenburg

Team USA is strong right now. Very strong. Very deep.

They can put a legend like Jon Horton and Worlds 2013 Rings bronze medalist Brandon Wynn on the B-team.

USA is a legit contender for the Team podium in Nanning.

In February, Whittenburg finished second in the all-around at the Winter Cup Challenge. Then, in July, he finished first in the all-around at the U.S. National Qualifier in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Whittenburg, the 2012 U.S. junior national all-around champion, used those two experiences to climb the leader board at this year’s P&G Gymnastics Championships and earn a spot on the 2014 World Gymnastics Championships team.

Whittenburg captured the silver medal in still rings and gold on vault to finish fourth in the all-around, making him the only non-Olympian to finish in the top five. …

Tim Dagget:

I think he is — the most powerful athlete I’ve ever seen in men’s gymnastics …

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Donnell Whittenburg

Andrey Medvedev – Vault

Israeli Championships

Click PLAY or watch Vault 1 on YouTube.

Click PLAY or watch Vault 2 on YouTube.

Taiso Vault landing platform

To train for FIG vaults in 2014 you need spend most of your time vaulting uphill. Iarov recommends flipping only once a week. The rest of the time is used for preparation: sprint, hurdle, preflight.

Taiso Saskatoon built an ideal platform. Last week.


Head Coach Markos Baikas is budgeting for perfect matting. These you see are temporary.

vault platform

first section

Decades ago Manjak and I ordered just such a vault landing table though ours was one giant block of foam. :-)

Within weeks it was moved into the pit. :-( We were back to stacking a dozen mats.

Men’s Pan Am Apparatus Final 2

1. Sergio Sasaki (BRA)- 14.720
2. Jorge Vega (GUA)- 14.662
3. Caio Souza (BRA)- 14.650

1. Jorge Giraldo (COL)- 15.700
2. Manrique Larduet (CUB)- 15.625
3. Caio Souza (BRA)- 15.150

1. Jossimar Calvo (COL)- 15.825
2. Manrique Larduet (CUB)- 15.150
2. Sergio Sasaki (BRA)- 15.150

Click PLAY or watch Calvo’s winning Bar on Gymnastike. HUGE and CLEAN Liukin.

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Gymnastics Canada has yet to post a single video from Finals day 2. I’d much prefer to link to YouTube as those videos stream faster. But nobody but Becca is uploading immediately.

Women’s Pan Am Finals 1

VAULT (corrected)
1. Mykayla Skinner USA 15.037
2. Ferrera CUB 14.400
3. Torres CUB 14.112

Chant CAN just missed out with 13.962 in 4th.

Click PLAY or watch Mykayla’s Vaults on Gymnastike.

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1. Ashton Locklear (USA) 14.975
2. Madison Kocian (USA) 14.825
3. Ahtziri Sandoval (MEX) 13.100

Mykayla Skinner – Cheng

Highest score Day 1 Pan Ams.


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Mykayla won the AA at Pan Ams. Barring injury, she’ll be competing Worlds. :-)

Paseka – Amanar

The Gymternet has a good summary post2014 RUSSIAN CUP: MUSTAFINA ON TOP AGAIN.

Maria Paseka’s Amanar is one of the videos linked.

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Regini-Moran – Vault

Another clean, sharp gymnast coming up for GBR. It won’t be long before Giarnni is contending for the Senior team.

Click PLAY or watch his winning YOG Vaults on YouTube.

YOG Vault Finals
1. Giarnni Regini-Moran (GBR)- 14.695 (14.800/14.591) GOLD
2. Ma Yue (CHN)- 14.416 (14.400/14.433) SILVER
3. Nikita Nagornyy (RUS)- 14.383 (13.800/14.966) BRONZE

(via Let’s Talk Gymnastics)

Simone Biles – Amanar

Highest final score of day 1.

Score: 15.900 (6.3, 9.600)

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Oksana Chusovitina slowing down?

NEVER. :-)

Dalton, Leyva, Mikulak, Naddour, Orozco, Whittenburg

World’s Team 2014 Nanning, China. :-)

Paul Ruggeri is the travelling alternate. Would be added to compete 3 apparatus if needed.

Whittenburg really strengthens this team, I feel.

World Champion on Vault?

Click PLAY or watch Vault 1 on YouTube.

Click PLAY or watch Vault 2 on YouTube.

Wang Yan – GOLD on Vault

Redeems herself in the YOG apparatus Final. :-)

Kasamatsu plus 1/1. And Rudi.

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Youth Olympic Games Finals

day 1

1. Wang Yan, China, 14.783 (6.0 / 8.9, 6.2 / 8.566)
2. Ellie Downie, Great Britain, 14.566 (5.8 / 9.066, 5.2 / 9.066)
3. Sae Miyakawa, Japan, 14.566 (5.8 / 9.0, 5.4 / 8.933)

Vault finals

1. Seda Tutkhalyan, Russia, 13.575 (5.6 / 7.975)
2. Iosra Abdelaziz, Italy, 13.366 (5.4 / 7.966)
3. Wang Yan, China, 13.066 (5.5 / 7.566)

full results – Gymternet