Aleah Finnegan

Sarah’s sister at GAGE. (One of my favourite Gyms.)

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Brittany Rogers – Bars

Brittany turned age-23 today.

I was at her Gym for two days this week. No rest after Nationals for Olympic team contenders. 🙂

In person – at 5′ 6″ – Brittany is even more impressive than on YouTube. Her Bars are particularly shocking. She rips through half routines like Beth Tweddle. Her toe 1/1 is toe hop 1/1 catching (sometimes) before handstand.

Check the height on this Shap half. Almost horizontal. That’s as high as anyone in the world.

Brit Shap half

The list of 12+ gymnasts who will be invited to the Canadian Olympic trial camp has still not been finalized. Brittany is certainly top 3 on Bars and Vault.

related – I felt Brit’s YDT last year at Worlds was as good as any competed.

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European Championships Apparatus Finals

1. STEINGRUBER Giulia SUI 14.983
2. DOWNIE Elissa GBR 14.933
3. AFANASEVA Kseniia RUS 14.699

full results


1. DOWNIE Rebecca GBR 15.500
2. SPIRIDONOVA Daria RUS 15.466
3. MUSTAFINA Aliya RUS 15.100

full results

If you want to beat the Russians, you need a MONSTER routine. Like this.

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Beam (excellent final)
1. MUSTAFINA Aliya RUS 15.100
2. BOYER Marine FRA 14.600
3. PONOR Catalina ROU 14.266

full results

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1. STEINGRUBER Giulia SUI 15.200
2. DOWNIE Elissa GBR 14.566
3. PONOR Catalina ROU 14.466

full results

Click PLAY or watch Guilia on YouTube.