top Gymnastics scores 2016

The All Around just updated their stats for the year.

1 Simone Biles (USA) 62.900
2 Aly Raisman (USA) 60.650
3 Lauren Hernandez (USA) 60.450

Vault
1 Simone Biles (USA) 15.800
2 Maria Paseka (RUS) 15.700
3 Un Jong Hong (PRK) 15.633

Bars
1 Ashton Locklear (USA) 15.850
2 Fan Yilin (CHN) 15.734 w 0.1 bonus
3 Madison Kocian (USA) 15.700

Click PLAY or watch Fan Yilin on YouTube.

I don’t believe either Ashton or Madison would beat that routine with the same judges.

Beam
1 Simone Biles (USA) 15.700
2 Sanne Wevers (NED) 15.650
3 Madison Kocian (USA) 15.550

Floor
1 Simone Biles (USA) 16.100 (6.9)
2 Aly Raisman (USA) 15.700
3 Maggie Nichols (USA) 15.200

See the full ranking.

Several have noted that Russian and some American scores are higher than they should expect in Rio.

Russian Cup AA qualification

1 Angelina Melnikova 57.625
2 Seda Tutkhalyan 57.075
3 Evgeniya Shelgunova 56.050
4 Tatiana Nabieva 54.975
5 Aliya Mustafina 54.900
6 Natalia Kapitonova 54.150

full results

Those numbers aren’t filling me with confidence for Rio.

Nabs can still pull together a Bars routine when she needs it. 🙂

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Brittany Rogers – Bars day 2

Here’s the routine that confirmed Brit’s 2nd Olympic qualification. Keep watching for the emotional scene following the dismount. 🙂

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Black, Onyshko, Rogers Named to Canadian Olympic Team

“pulling in” on Flyaway

I’m at a coaching course right now. As always we spent disproportionate time on this skill

Dr. Bill Sands posted an article on the Biomechanics of Flyaway dismount on Bars. A good read for every coach.

I want to do EVERYTHING I can to prevent my gymnasts from hitting their feet on the rail. Or – worse – their head. 😦

Most dangerous, in my opinion, are tucked and double tucked flyaways. While changing position from the stretched long swing to the tucked position, there’s a chance the gymnast will “pull in” to the Bar. That is to say, redirect the path of the Centre of Mass towards the Bar.

That’s in addition to the normal problem – releasing too late.

What we WANT is a “pitch out” of the Centre of Mass. A redirection out and away just before release.

Dr. Bill Sands
Dr. Bill Sands

For me layout and double layout flyaways are safest. Then piked.

See it on The Advanced Study of GymnasticsHow Does a Flyaway Work? (link is now correct)