Kas with … a lot of twists

Donnell Whittenburg in training.

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#Slomosunday I'll have try this on a mat sometime soon !!!

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interview with Seda Tutkhalyan

Rewriting Russian Gymnastics posted a cute translation. :-)

… my goal is to become an Olympic champion! And overtake my Dad’s achievements in sport. … There is still a lot to do, but if I succeed at the Olympics, then I will immediately overtake him. …

Seda Tutkhalyan : My goal is to become an Olympic Champion!

Click PLAY or watch her Euro Games Apparatus Finals vaults on YouTube.

European Games Apparatus Finals

VAULT
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

BARS
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. :-(

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

FLOOR
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.

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

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

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

VAULT
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

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

(Verniaiev 14.633)

HORIZONTAL BAR
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.

training Dragulescu 2

Marian Dragulescu, age-34, is fired up about his most recent comeback.

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European Games Men’s finalists

One / nation.

Men’s Vault
1. Verniaiev (UKR) 15.333
2. Stepko (AZE) 14.833
3. Tuuha (FIN) 14.650
4. Arican (TUR) 14.483
5. Schmidt (NED) 14.416
6. Bataga (ROU) 14.416

Click PLAY or watch Verniaiev stick Dragalescu on YouTube.

P Bars
1. Verniaiev (UKR) 15.666
2. Berbecar (ROU) 15.633
3. Belyavskiy (RUS) 15.600
4. Stepko (AZE) 15.566
5. Arican (TUR) 15,366
6. Augis (FRA) 15.100

H Bar
1. Maras (GRE) 15.766
2. Hambuechen (GER) 15.633
3. Verniaiev (UKR) 15.400
4. Ignatyev (RUS) 15.366
5. Moznik (CRO) 15.100
6. Likhovitsky (BLR) 15.000

Click PLAY or watch Vlasios Maras on YouTube.

Hambuechen should be the favourite in the Final.

… These announcers really don’t know all that much about Gymnastics, do they? :-(

Brinn Bevan – Tsuk double pike

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(via Carolien Visser)

European Games prelims – day 1

Baku, Azerbaijan – TEAM Results (after 2/4 apparatus):

1. Russia
2. Germany
3. Hungary
4. Netherlands
5. Switzerland
6. Italy
7. GBR
8. France

Top AA qualifiers:

1 Aliya Mustafina Russia 15.133 15.200 30.333
2 Viktoria Komova Russia 14.566 14.866 29.432
3 Seda Tutkhalyan Russia 14.966 14.166 29.132
4t Sophie Scheder Germany 14.033 15.000 29.033
4t Elisabeth Seitz Germany 14.033 15.000 29.033
6t Noemi Makra Hungary 14.066 14.466 28.532
6t Giulia Steingruber Switzerland 15.466 13.066 28.532
8 Celine van Gerner Netherlands 13.800 13.900 27.700

VAULT finalists (1/nation):

1 Giulia Steingruber Switzerland
2 Seda Tutkhalyan Russia
3 Lisa Top Netherlands
4 Gabriela Janik Poland
5 Kelly Simm Great Britain
6 Ana Derek Croatia

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BARS finalists (1/nation):

1 Aliya Mustafina Russia 6.5 8.700 15.200 Q
2 Sophie Scheder Germany 6.5 8.500 15.000 Q
5 Noemi Makra Hungary 5.9 8.566 14.466 Q
7 Celine van Gerner Netherlands 5.3 8.600 13.900 Q
8 Tea Ugrin Italy 5.9 7.866 13.766 Q
9 Andreea Iridon Romania 5.6 8.133 13.733 Q

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Gymternet – full results

Grace Chiu MAG and WAG photos