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Hong vs Biles – Vault

The 2008 Olympic Champion competed first. And hit better than we’d seen her in training or prelims.

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With 0.8 lower start scores, Simone needed to stick or near stick to move ahead.

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Two fantastic vaulters. I was happy with the podium ranking.

1. Hong Un Jong
2. Simone Biles
3. Mykayla Skinner

vault results

commentary by Catherine – Beautiful Gymnastics – EF Day 1: Vault and Bars

She notes that we had no falls, a wide variety of vaults and, happily for me, no Produnovas. Only Dipa of India competed one at this Worlds.

Simone – crazy high

Though Simone is short, she launches her vaults as high as anyone aside from Maroney.

I’d love to have a computer evaluate air time, height and distance as part of the Vault score. As they do in Trampoline.

See more 2014 USA World Championships – Event Finals (Day 1) photos by John Cheng.

NCAA Vault – a stick contest

Since College judges do not much reward height, distance or body position, getting a good score is pretty much determined by the landing.

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Keisuke Suzuta – Ri Se-Gwang

Ono tells that Suzuta has been competing this vault for a while.

Cabriole sends these links.

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Would somebody please tell these guys that this vault is not humanly possible. :-)

This makes 3 who have competed it successfully.

6.400 + 9.400 = 15.800

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Sean Senters – triple twisting Yurchenko

Worlds Men’s Vault Final


GOLD: Ri (PRK) 15.416
SILVER: Radivilov (UKR) 15.333
BRONZE: Dalton (USA) 15.199

full results

The survivors of a supremely tough Final.

Ri was actually super happy, though he could only hop/limp off the podium. This guy is legitimately injured. And has had bad ankles for most of his career.

That’s 2 Gold medals on Vault for North Korea.

I’m happy to see Jake Dalton with the Bronze. He’s one of the cleanest gymnasts here and is not enough rewarded for his superb form and line. Especially after the FX Final.

SHEK Wai Hung, who won the event at Asian Games, finished 6th.

Americans are good on Vault

As confirmed by the prestigious FiveThirtyEight blog.

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Vault: Hong, Biles, Skinner

Often the Vault final is a let down. But today’s meet was fierce.

2008 Olympic Champion Hong Un-jong stood up her best Vaults in Nanning to put the pressure on Simone Biles.

1. Hong PRK 15.599
2. Biles USA 15.554
3. Skinner USA 15.366

Simone hit, with higher execution scores, but I’m not unhappy with the final ranking.

North Korea suffers. It’s nice to see them be able to celebrate this one athletic superstar.


STEINGRUBER is a great vaulter, but she’s not been close to her best in Nanning. In the final she opted to compete only STY for her second vault.

Yang Hak-seon’s new Vault

Our Olympic and World Champion competes Handspring front with triple twist, something that amazes even the top Vault twisters.

For the Final he’s also training the 1/4-on, 1/4-off, triple twist, almost the same thing but from a slightly different hand position.


Olympic gold medalist on vault Yang Hak Seon in training, preparing for his vault final! 3 1/2 twist!


Yang has not looked up to his usual performance level in Nanning. But for the Final, expect him to hit.

Worlds prelims Apparatus ranking


Top 8 compete in each apparatus Final. Maximum 2 / nation.

VAULT results:
1 BILES Simone USA 15.450
2 HONG Un Jong PRK 15.354
3 SKINNER Mykayla USA 15.349
5 MORENO MEDINA Alexa Citlali MEX 14.816
6 PHAN Thi Ha Thanh VIE 14.800
7 FRAGAPANE Claudia GBR 14.716
8 STEINGRUBER Giulia SUI 14.700

IORDACHE Larisa Andreea ROU 14.649
KARMAKAR Dipa IND 14.483
BLACK Elsabeth CAN 14.483

BARS Results:
1 YAO Jinnan CHN 15.666
2 HUANG Huidan CHN 15.333
3 LOCKLEAR Ashton USA 15.233
4 MUSTAFINA Aliya RUS 15.166
5 DOWNIE Rebecca GBR 15.166
6 SPIRIDONOVA Daria RUS 15.100
7 HILL Lisa Katharina GER 15.100
8 HARROLD Ruby GBR 14.733

MILLER Larrissa AUS 14.666
ROSS Kyla USA 14.650
Lopez VEN 14.433

BEAM results:
1 BILES Simone USA 15.133
2 IORDACHE Larisa Andreea ROU 15.066
3 YAO Jinnan CHN 14.900
4 BAI Yawen CHN 14.800
5 BLACK Elsabeth CAN 14.466
6 ROSS Kyla USA 14.391
7 MUSTAFINA Aliya RUS 14.308
8 TERAMOTO Asuka JPN 14.266

NEDOV Emma AUS 14.266
DOWNIE Rebecca GBR 14.200
MILLOUSI Vasiliki GRE 14.100

FLOOR results:
1 BILES Simone USA 15.366
2 IORDACHE Larisa Andreea ROU 14.933
3 SKINNER Mykayla USA 14.700
4 FERRARI Vanessa ITA 14.566
5 MUSTAFINA Aliya RUS 14.500
6 FRAGAPANE Claudia GBR 14.400
7 FASANA Erika ITA 14.233
8 MILLER Larrissa AUS 14.166

POPA NEDELCU Roxana ESP 14.166
SHANG Chunsong CHN 13.966
Pihan-Kulesza POL 13.900

Simone qualified 1st in 5/6 finals. I’d call that a strong prelim round. :-)

Mykayla SKINNER – Vault

I’m thrilled for Mykayla, a super talented gymnast who’s suffered a lot of criticism online for lack of artistry. And for doing her Cheng vault with 1-hand.

The quality of her gymnastics has improved a lot. She hit 4/4 in prelims at Worlds. And her push on the Cheng vault is not a major problem, perhaps not even a major deduction.

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Vault 1 : 15.666, Difficulty : 6.400, Execution : 8.300. Vault 2 : 15.033, Difficulty : 5.800, Execution : 9.233)

Hands are square. She touches but does not push, wrapping into the twist quickly. In full speed it’s very difficult to see.

Good chance for a vault medal.

Compare with SOSNITSKAYA’s Cheng. (VIDEO)

day 1 Worlds Apparatus ranking


Some of the top scores from preliminaries, so far. (Maximum 2/nation)

Half of the competitors have competed.

Vault Results:
1 BILES Simone USA 15.450
2 SKINNER Mykayla USA 15.349
4 MORENO MEDINA Alexa Citlali MEX 14.816
5 PHAN Thi Ha Thanh VIE 14.800
6 STEINGRUBER Giulia SUI 14.700
7 KARMAKAR Dipa IND 14.483

Bar Results:
1 LOCKLEAR Ashton USA 15.233
2 MUSTAFINA Aliya RUS 15.166
3 SPIRIDONOVA Daria RUS 15.100
ROSS Kyla USA 14.650
ADLERTEG Jonna SWE 14.100
POPA NEDELCU Roxana ESP 14.033

Beam Results
1 BILES Simone USA 15.133
2 BLACK Elsabeth CAN 14.466
3 ROSS Kyla USA 14.391
4 MUSTAFINA Aliya RUS 14.308
WEVERS Sanne NED 13.933

Floor Results:
1 BILES Simone USA 15.366
2 SKINNER Mykayla USA 14.700
3 MUSTAFINA Aliya RUS 14.500
4 POPA NEDELCU Roxana ESP 14.166
CROKET Julie BEL 13.900

USA got the job done. Most likely qualified the finalists they wanted. But something tells me Marta is not going to be all smiles and giggles. She will want better in the Team Final.

Alla Sosnitskaya – Cheng


What were we worried about? :-)

6.4 + 8.833 – 0.1 = 15.133

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