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Fragapane – layout or piked?

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I’m not contesting Claudia’s Gold medal. Simply pointing out that WAG judges are very inconsistent on what’s awarded layout.

The way they deduct landings is worse. There’s very little reward for landing safely and with complete control. :-(

Vault – Fragapane, Black, Karmakar

Vault Final results
1. Claudia Fragapane ENG
2. Ellie Black CAN
3. Dipa Karmakar IND

Ellie was superb. She could hardly do either vault better. :-)

Karmakar is only an average international vaulter. Her first Vault (Kaz) was poor technique. (Compare with Black and Chant.)

Yet she’s gutsy enough to chuck a double front, holding the tuck until some fairly random contact position with the Floor. This time it worked. That’s the best landing since Produnova in 1999 FISUs. But it was luck.

FIG again rewards a gymnast for that dangerous vault. More coaches, especially those in the developing world, will decide that’s the best route to get famous. Sooner or later we’ll see a catastrophic injury. FIG will be partially to blame.

I strongly feel FIG WTC should ban the vault.

Inside Gymnastics cover boy

August Issue cover revealed.

Style. Grace. Charisma. Dance. Emotion. Expressiveness. Where has it gone in our sport?

In this special issue of Inside Gymnastics magazine, we zone in to explore artistry in the sport today. We take a look back at the most artistic eras and also get candid commentary on the state of artistry today, from the NCAA to Elite ranks. Gracing this special throwback cover is Dmitri Bilozertchev, one of the most successful and artistic gymnasts of all time.

Bilozerchev

Dipa Karmakar – Produnova

As I feared, here’s yet another gymnast from a developing nation competing another dangerous Handspring double front.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

What does FIG do with those?

Vault 1 – 13.200
Vault 2 – 14.400
Total Score – 13.800

They reward the gymnast by putting them into the Final. :-(

Women’s Vault qualifiers:
1. Claudia Fragapane, ENG, 14.453
2. Ellie Black, CAN, 14.149
3. Kirsten Beckett, RSA, 14.000
4. Kelly Simm, ENG, 13.966
5. Maegan Chant, CAN, 13.950
6. Georgia Rose Brown, AUS, 13.849
7. Dipa Karmakar, IND, 13.800
8. Emma White, SCO, 13.73

via GymFever

Euros Beam – maximum difficulty

evey24evey continues a series on how to maximize D-scores with elements competed at European Championships 2014.

Click PLAY or watch Best SENIOR D-score balance beam on YouTube. 7.60

Ferarri couldn’t have got credit for that Ring.

Click PLAY or watch Best JUNIOR D-score balance beam on YouTube. 7.10

Yamilet PEÑA – Vault

Good news. She did not compete the (dangerous) Handspring double front at Pan-American Sports Festival 2014 Finals.

Click PLAY or watch Vault 1 on YouTube.

Click PLAY or watch Vault 2 on YouTube.

FLICKFLAPP ?

Has anyone tried this new score keeping app?

If so, leave a comment.

In this first release FLICKFLAPP contains a glossary explaining the specific terminology in gymnastics. An extensive analysis and profiling of the ten transcending skills of gymnastics, supported with images and animations.

Also featuring in this version is Score Sheet, in which the user can enter scores during matches. The app calculates the intermediate ranks and scores in real-time, giving you the full overview of the gymnast’s achievements. No more paper notes and calculators…

app

20 Gymnastics Truths

Most of these are true. :-)

2) The open-ended Code of Points has fixed the problem of too many ties, and nothing else.

9.9

5) The real difference between a 9.90 and 10.0 in NCAA women’s gymnastics is 0.40. (You know what I mean, don’t you?)

8) Gymnasts who over-celebrate after an average routine look foolish.

9) Gymnasts who don’t celebrate after an awesome routine show class.

20) The next women’s all-around world champion is anyone’s guess.

read more on IG – 20 Gymnastics Truths We All Know

Our Nelli Kim – new documentary

Rewriting Russian Gymnastics:

… Nelli is highly respected in her home country, and there is a Nelli Kim Academy of Gymnastics in her town of Chimkent (Kazakhstan). sports.kz has also just released a new video documentary on the great champion …

Our Nelli Kim : a new documentary

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Nelli is not going to be remembered as one of the great FIG WT Chairs. I certainly hope she does not run unopposed again next cycle.

She was a fantastic athlete, however, better than Nadia in many ways. Nadia’s strongest competitor.

Nelli Kim competed once competed in my home town. I still recall how fantastic she was to watch LIVE. And how surprised I was to see her wearing a drab brown leotard. :-)

Gymnastics BC goes Jr Olympic

Great news.

Another Canadian Province is adopting the American J.O. system, the most successful in the world.

As of September 1, 2014, Gymnastics BC will use the USA Junior Olympic Program (JO) for its provincial level competitive categories. JO will replace the Canadian Provincial Program (CPP), GYMSTART and KIP. Interclub and Performance Plus will continue to be offered, but the athletes will now also have the option to easily transition to the JO program levels 1 and 2. …

read more – New era for women’s artistic gymnastics begins in B.C.

This is all good. :-)

J.O. is better for kids. Better for parents. Better for judges. Better for coaches … who will have a far easier time getting PAID since their kids will be happier.

BC

Facebook.

new – Vammen on Pommels

Helge Vammen: Tong Fei x 2 in series.

Thanks Kasper.

new skill – Jehu on H Bar

This is cool. I’m doubtful, however, that this variation of Gaylord 2 will be considered a different skill by FIG, however.

Check out Steve Jehu.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Thank Toby Levine for the link.

Ferrari possible 6.9 FX D-score

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Mykayla Skinner has the highest of the year, so far, at 6.5 according to TAA.

(via @sa6161)