U.S. Men’s National Team

Senior National Team:

Sam Mikulak *
Donnell Whittenburg *
Chris Brooks
Paul Ruggeri *
Danell Leyva *
Alex Naddour *
Marvin Kimble
Steven Legendre
Jonathan Horton
Donothan Bailey
John Orozco
Jake Dalton
Brandon Wynn *
CJ Maestas
Eddie Penev

USA National Team

Sam 91.650 wins 3-in-a-row

Sam Mikulak is the first American man since Paul Hamm in 2002-04 to win three consecutive national titles.

Congratulations.

1. Sam Mikulak 183.650 (Vault, P Bars National Champion)
2. Donnell Whittenburg 179.300 (Rings National Champion)
3. Chris Brooks 177.150 (H Bar National Champion)
4. Alex Naddour 175.600 (15.500 Pommels day 2, National Champion)
5. Marvin Kimble 175.400
6. Steven Legendre 175.100 (Floor National Champion)
6. Danell Leyva 175.100
8. Paul Ruggeri III 174.850
9. Jonathan Horton 174.550
10. Donothan Bailey 174.000

combined results

Sam

That 91.650 on day 2 includes a fall on Horizontal Bar.

Jon Horton – High Bar

The biggest happy surprise from day 1 #PGChamps was the veteran putting himself right back in the mix for Worlds 2015.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

He was the silver medalist on Horizontal Bar at the 2008 Olympics.

Marta interview

Martha Karolyi Breaks Down The P&G Gymnastics Championships And Road To Rio

Marta

Valeri Liukin – Flyaway 1/1

Why we miss Olympic compulsories.

Easier skills done with maximum amplitude. One example from Compulsory Horizontal Bar.

http://mensgymnastics.tumblr.com/post/107065879331/wherevermustafina-valeri-liukin-urs-1988

Casey485 likes Kim Zmeskal competing the same skill.

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Nellie Kim article

I once saw – in person – Nellie compete a World Cup. In many ways she was even more impressive than Nadia, her great rival.

Who will succeed her as WTC Chair?

Kim, 58, was happy to reminisce about her own time in the sport. “As a gymnast it is a fantastic feeling to be able to do something that people consider impossible,” she says. “Now I think: ‘My gosh, I was able to perform those double saltos and all those rotations in the air’.” …

Kim – who has been involved in some capacity with every Olympics since 1976 – admits she never ceases to be astounded by the evolution of the sport with ever more creative and gravity-defying moves being introduced. …

Grandi claimed the gymnastics he saw at the 2014 World Championships in Nanning were “too much of its acrobatic part and not too much artistry” adding: “Gymnastics is artistic gymnastics, the definition I don’t want to lose.”

It is a subject Kim feels strongly about, but equally is keen to tread carefully on. “The artistry is a very difficult topic to discuss because it is very subjective,” she says. “As a technical committee we are trying to bring everyone as close as possible to our guidelines and give them examples to follow and understand how we think the artistry should be presented.” …

Gymnastics: the legend of Nellie Kim

via GymCastic

Wang Yan to Worlds

It’s a safe bet to assume Team China needs this Floor / Vault specialist, who’s also quite good on Beam.

She was very successful at the 2015 Asian Championships.

Click PLAY or watch her Floor on YouTube.

Click PLAY or watch Vault 1 on YouTube.

Click PLAY or watch Vault 2 on YouTube.

Wang competed at the Chinese Nationals in June, qualifying first into the all-around and vault finals, in addition to the balance beam and floor finals. … She earned silver in the all-around final behind Shang Chunsong. …

related – Gymternet – Japan and China’s Big Success at Asian Championships