Kenzo documentary

If you thought you couldn’t love the guy any more, watch this charming documentary. His College roommates. His friends. His University.

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related – some video of Kenzo tumbling and vault. It also features Yonekura Hidenobu.

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Men’s European Apparatus finalists

Floor
1. Artem DOLGOPYAT (ISR) 14.666
2. Artur DALALOYAN (RUS) 14.600
3. Rayderley ZAPATA (ESP) 14.533
4. Nikita NAGORNYY (RUS) 14.466
5. Marcel NGUYEN (GER) 14.433
6. Dominick CUNNINGHAM (GBR) 14.366
7. Alexander SHATILOV (ISR) 14.266
8. Ahmet ONDER (TUR) 14.133

R. VROLIX Jonathan (BEL) 14.100

Floor results

Olympic Floor Champ Max Whitlock tumbled well. But fell on his fantastic Air Flair combination. Second reserve Oskar Kirmes (FIN) was excellent.  Andrew Smith (IRE) should have been there, but took some -0.3 deduction. (OB says Ireland)

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Pommel Horse
1. Rhys MCCLENAGHAN (IRL) 15.266
2. David BELYAVSKIY (RUS) 15.000
3. Max WHITLOCK (GBR) 14.900
4. Filip UDE (CRO) 14.766
4. Robert SELIGMAN (CRO) 14.766
6. Nikolai KUKSENKOV (RUS) 14.700
7. Saso BERTONCELJ (SLO) 14.633
8. Petro PAKHNIUK (UKR) 14.633

R. DAVTYAN Artur (ARM) 14.500

Pommel results

Pommels will be a great final. Max didn’t hit his best routine. I thought he was way over-scored. The main story line will be whether or not any of these Pommel legends will be able to defeat some confident 19-year-old kid from Ireland. I’m betting on Rhys.


Rings
1. Eleftherios PETROUNIAS (GRE) 15.133
2. Courtney TULLOCH (GBR) 15.100
3. Ibrahim COLAK (TUR) 15.033
4. Vahagn DAVTYAN (ARM) 14.833
5. Dennis GOOSSENS (BEL) 14.766
6. Andrei MUNTEANU (ROU) 14.733
7. Marcel NGUYEN (GER) 14.666
7. Nikita NAGORNYY (RUS) 14.666

R. LANKIN Dmitrii (RUS) 14.633

Courtney tried his second new skill (Tulloch 2) and seems to have suffered very little deduction on it. I was surprised. If that “Victorian” position is counted then pretty much anyone who’s competed that skill should get credit.

Rings results


Vault
1. Andrey MEDVEDEV (ISR) 14.849
2. Igor RADIVILOV (UKR) 14.783
3. Artur DALALOYAN (RUS) 14.716
4. Dmitri LANKIN (RUS) 14.383
5. Valgard REINHARDSSON (ISL) 14.233
6. Dimitar DIMITROV (BUL) 14.199
7. Konstantin KUZOVKOV (GEO) 14.149
8. Loris FRASCA (FRA) 14.100

R. Dominick CUNNINGHAM (GBR) 14.050

Vault results

Dom nearly made the final with a fall on his first vault. He was that good.

Vault is throw and go. You never know. I’d bet on Igor to win. He seems most in control of his landings to me.

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P Bars
1. David BELYAVSKIY (RUS) 15.533
2. Artur DALALOYAN (RUS) 15.466
3. Oliver HEGI (SUI) 14.866
4. Joe FRASER (GBR) 14.800
5. Petro PAKHNIUK (UKR) 14.700
6. Henji MBOYO (SUI) 14.666
7. Ahmet ONDER (TUR) 14.666
8. Nils DUNKEL (GER) 14.466

R. ARICAN Ferhat (TUR) 14.466 … (tie breaker on E-score, I assume)

P Bar results

Nikita NAGORNYY was 3rd with a brilliant routine. But his two teammates scored even higher.

In fact I was thinking P Bars would be the worst final until Russia arrived. Last apparatus, last subdivision. Their lineup could challenge China and Japan.

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H Bar
1. Epke ZONDERLAND (NED) 14.333
2. David VECSERNYES (HUN) 14.200
3. Oliver HEGI (SUI) 14.100
4. Noah KUAVITA (BEL) 14.033
5. Umit SAMILOGLU (TUR) 13.933
6. Joe FRASER (GBR) 13.800
7. James HALL (GBR) 13.733
8. Taha SERHANI (SUI) 13.733

R. NAGORNYY Nikita (RUS) 13.666

H Bar results

Once again Horizontal Bar is a bit of a disappointment.

BRETSCHNEIDER was brilliant until falling on a relatively simple skill. DEURLOO missed.

Sounds like Epke is going to throw his HARD routine in the final. That’s going to be exciting.

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improving backward handsprings

Coach Yuji Miyaki.

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NEW Rod Floor in Bermuda

Bermuda Gymnastics Association is starting up Trampoline and Tumbling next season.

Head Coach Adriana Forde is already using her new Ross Floor with Artistic gymnasts. There are far fewer overuse injuries on Rod Floor as compared against the competition Floor.

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David Belyavskiy training triple back

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Ray Zapata is back

Full FX 8 months after his Achilles injury.

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