Since the competition was not entirely streamed worldwide, you’ve probably heard it was a splatfest.
Not really. It started that way ➙ USA and China with many weird and surprising problems. Donnell getting a zero on Vault, for example.
But by the end of the meet I’d say it was a terrific competition. A fight for every Finals spot.
READ the FIG summing up – Tanigawa Wataru and Japan lead the way at Liverpool Artistic Gymnastics Worlds
Depth. In fact, for Apparatus, IF we had 16 finalists instead of eight, there’s every chance a medalist would come from someone near the end of the list.
Top qualifiers from Ireland, Philippines and Armenia.
Many teams are very proud of their performance. I’d single out Canada and Hungary, for example.
More gymnasts are slowly learning not to compete difficulty that’s not close to perfect. Rings evaluation was particularly severe in Liverpool. It’s far better to go clean than risk a questionable strength skill. Especially Invert Cross.
Superb execution gymnasts include Yulo and Harald Wybe from Norway. Uchimura good.
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