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Vault – who do you love?

NCAA Vault Final 2014.

Click PLAY or watch Rheagan Courville on YouTube. 9.975 (T-1st)

Click PLAY or watch Katherine Grable on YouTube. 9.975 (T-1st)

LIVE I preferred Haley Scaman. Insanely great early opening.

Click PLAY or watch Haley on YouTube. 9.9667 (3rd)

You could wake Haley up in the middle of the night. She’d stick this vault first time, no warm-up.

I blame the ONE Judge who threw a 9.0 on that vault, going low, dropping Haley to 3rd. Same score as that judge gave many inferior vaults in the final. :-(

Best vault?

Haley or Katherine?

What’s an AMANAR?

A Shewfelt competed by a woman. :-)

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Brandie Jay – NCAA DTY

Sounds like she did the double twist by … accident. :-)

Marcus, the NastiaFan, sends a link to Annie DiLuzio taking 2nd in the 2007 NCAA Vault Finals.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

@kellilleslie notes that Kristen Maloney competed one to win Vault at the NCAA Championships 2005.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

@uncletimmensgym confirms that Mohini Bhardwaj competed a Double Twisting Yurchenko in the NCAA 2001. OLD vaulting horse.

Watch it on YouTube here.

There may have been other College DTYs. Leave a comment if you know of one.

no 10s at Championships

Much cursing and hand wringing on the Gymternet, as always, following the Super 6.

There were several routines that might well have scored 10 a couple of weeks ago … but did not tonight. Lindsey Cheek, for example.

I assume the Judges were told to cool it after a far too enthusiastic season.

This tends to hurt the teams with those potential 10s. Reward the teams with safer, easier routines.

Vault judging was a joke both days, so far as I’m concerned. There’s no logic at all.

Kaz 2 1/2 (Tsuk 3 1/2)

Our Olympic Champion lands his NEW Vault at home in Korea.

Matt Beck on GymFever:

Fell on the handspring triple but threw the Kaz 2 1/2 (Tsuk 3 1/2)…madness

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

You need slow-mo to count the twists.

Of course those two vaults are almost identical. FIG needs to change the rules to require two true different vault families.

Watch just the new vault starting here.

WS van Wijk – MAG Olympic highlights

Aussie Rock legends AC/DC are ending their 41 year career. :-(

In tribute I repost my favourite Men’s Artistic montage.

Thunderstruck. Brilliant editing.

Some of the best moments during the mens artistic gymnastics competition at the london 2012 olympics.

Click PLAY or watch it on Vimeo.

Mens Gymnastics Best of London 2012: Thunderstruck from WS van Wijk on Vimeo.

Courtney McGregor – DTY Vault

Pac Rims
1. Ellie Black (Can) 14.362
2. Courtney McGregor (NZL) 14.312
2. Maegan Chant (Can) 14.287 3.

Click PLAY or watch one from Pac Rims on YouTube.

Click PLAY or watch her Doha DTY on YouTube.

It is the first time a New Zealander has earned a medal at the biennial competition which attracts competitors from the world’s leading gymnastic nations, United States, Canada, Japan, China and Australia.

McGregor, 15, from the Christchurch School of Gymnastics club, posted a national record score of 14.312 which bettered the 13.172 that earned her fourth in the vault at World Cup final in Doha last week.

McGregor is also working on a upgraded vault that will see her one of the favourites for a podium finish in Glasgow. …

McGregor seals gymnastics silver in Canada

related – TCG 15 Questions: Courtney McGregor

Commonwealth medals

Commonwealth medals


Oleg Verniaiev – Dragalescu

Ya baby. :-)

via GymFever

Vault judges at Pac Rims?

The Gymternet is outraged.


Bailie Key’s vault was fantastic. No complaints regarding her 9.5 execution score.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Now … what would you score this vault?

Click PLAY or watch Kyla Ross on YouTube.

A panel of expert international judges awarded that 9.50, as well.


It’s almost as if they were judging her by reputation, rather than by the vault as performed at the time.

Pacific Rim – USA, CAN, CHN

Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships

In the team competition, the USA captured the title with a total of 237.000. Canada was second at 222.700, followed by China with 222.400. …

… For the seniors, Price won the title with her 59.900, and Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max, claimed the silver at 58.700.

The USA actually had the top three junior all-around scores, but medals are limited to two per country. Key’s 59.250 gave her the junior crown. Nia Dennis of Westerville, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics, was second at 57.950, and Norah Flatley of Cumming, Iowa/Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance, had the third best score at 56.850. …

The all-around bronze medalists were Elisabeth Black of Canada for the seniors at 57.100, and China’s Lou Huan at 56.300 for the juniors. …

U.S. Women Win Team Title, Both All-Around Golds At 2014 Pac Rim Championships

Pac Rim

Click PLAY or watch Bailey’s Vault on YouTube. (9.50 E-score)

Norberts Spring Board Dock

Have you coached that kid who wants the Yurchenko collar taken off for non-Yurchenko vaults?

Claims the collar “deadens” the Board?

That kid is right. :-)

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Norbert’s is a long time advertiser on this site. Full disclosure — they’ve not once ever asked me to link to their products.

Norberts is one of the good guys. :-)

Pacific Rim podium training


Simone Biles has withdrawn from Pac Rim because she has re-aggravated her right shoulder. Peyton Ernst of Texas Dreams will replace.

USAG is posting training videos.

Click PLAY or watch Simone Biles on YouTube.

Click PLAY or watch Elizabeth Price on YouTube.


17 March 2014

Steve Butcher:

The FIG MTC has made the following interpretations, text corrections, and decisions regarding the MAG Code of Points for this cycle at the 2013 World Championships and subsequent MTC meetings. The information below is separated into three distinct sections.


(Effective Immediately)

(Effective 20 September 2014)

download the MAG_NL_27_en PDF with video links

Yurchenko with 3/1 is named for both SHIRAI and KIM Hee Hoon.

Backward layout on FX with 4/1 twists was named for both SHIRAI (JPN) and Tuan Dat NGUYEN (VIE).

Click PLAY or watch Tuan Dat NGUYEN’s quad on YouTube.