China’s (nominative) Olympic team

Shang Chunsong, Fan Yilin, Mao Yi, Wang Yan and Liu Tingting

The federation released a nominative list of its Olympic team following the Chinese national championships held over the past week, where Shang dominated to earn the all-around, beam, and floor titles. While the selection was nominative and is open to future changes, Shang – a member of each of China’s world championships teams this quad who played a crucial role in back-to-back silver team medals – is essentially a lock at this point and will almost assuredly compete in Rio as an individual medal hopeful in addition to leading the team. …

Several gymnasts were taken out of consideration for Rio following their performances at nationals, including 2012 Olympian and 2014 world bars champion Yao Jinnan, 2013 world bars champion Huang Huidan, two-time worlds team silver medalist Chen Siyi, 2014 worlds alternate Zhu Xiaofang …

Shang Leads China’s Olympic Nominative Team

National Championship AA
1 Shang Chunsong 59.550
2 Mao Yi 58.100
3 Liu Tingting 57.950

partial results


more photos

Click PLAY or watch Fan Yilin’s Bars on YouTube. (7.0 + 8.734 + 0.1 CHN bonus = 15.834)

Varna World Cup – Finals 1

1. Giulia Steingruber 15.134
2. Thi Ha Thanh Phan: 14.400
3. Katarzyna Jurkowska-Kowalska: 14.167

Click PLAY or watch Guilia’s best Rudi ever on YouTube.

1. Daria Skrypnik: 6.7/15.067
2. Evgenia Shelgunova: 5.9/14.067
3. Giulia Steingruber: 5.7/14.000

full results

Click PLAY or watch Daria’s Bars on YouTube.

GymMapStics is there. And here’s Lauren’s write-up on the day.

Kim Bui – 14.800 Bars

2012 Olympian Kim Bui, the 27-year-old who missed nearly all of 2015 due to injury, will make her competitive turn at Bundesliga this weekend, where she hopes to impress enough for a spot on the country’s European Championships team. …


How did that go for Kim?

55.800 AA. 🙂

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

(via theallaround)

Eythora Thorsdottir wins IAG

Eythora Thorsdottir got off to a rough start at yesterday’s IAG SportEvent, earning a 12.6 on beam after two big wobbles and a fall.

But the Dutch gymnast known for her beauty and expression shook herself off and went on to win the all-around title, showcasing three upgraded routines, including a creepily fabulous new (and amazingly creepy) floor for a 14.3 as well as a DTY on vault, earning a 15.033 there.

The vault upgrade is especially key, as the majority of gymnasts in the Netherlands are competing fulls, which gave the team a disadvantage in team competition. Something like this can add nearly a point to the women’s team total, meaning Thorsdottir is now all but a lock to make the team going to Rio this summer. …

Thorsdottir Upgrades, Wins IAG Title

Click PLAY or watch her Floor on YouTube.

I love it. 🙂

Click PLAY or watch her DTY on YouTube.

Click PLAY or watch her Bars on YouTube.

Osijek Challenge Cup WAG Final

Day 1Couch Gymnast report

Vault (average)
1. Ellie DOWNIE GBR 14.850
2. Tjasa KYSSELEF SLO 14.200
3. Rose WOO CAN 13.638

1 Ellie DOWNIE GBR 6,300 14,675
2 Seda TUTKHALIAN RUS 6,000 14,525
3 Natalia KAPITONOVA RUS 6,400 14,450

full results

Click PLAY or watch Downie’s Bars on YouTube.

Click PLAY or watch Tutkhalian’s Bars on YouTube.

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