day 2 Cottbus Finals

Points towards Olympic qualification for apparatus specialists.

Beam
1. Urara Ashikawa, Japan 13.700
2. Diana Varinska, Ukraine 13.533
3. Li Qi, China 13.400

Floor
1. Anastasiia Bachynska, Ukraine 13.533
2. Kim Bui, Germany 13.500
3. Lara Mori, Italy 13.400

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Vault
1. Igor Radivilov, Ukraine, 14.849
2. Audrys Nin Reyes, Dominican Republic, 14.754
3. Yahor Sharamkou, Belarus, 14.749

P Bars
1. Oleg Verniaiev, Ukraine, 15.400
2. You Hao, China, 15.400
3. Vladislav Poliashov, Russia, 15.366

H Bar
1. Hidetaka Miyachi, Japan 14.933
2. Ilias Georgiou, Cyprus 14.166
3. Alexey Rostov, Russia 14.166

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For details, videos and running points totals, click over to …

Lauren – 2019 Cottbus World Cup | Event Finals Day 2 Live Blog

Blythe – BACHYNSKA, VERNIAIEV, RADIVILOV STRIKE GOLD FOR UKRAINE ON FINAL DAY AT COTTBUS

Spencer – COTTBUS LIVE BLOG – FINALS DAY 2

Andrea Maldonado – FWD layout 3/1 twist

Puerto Rico’s Andrea Maldonado became the first woman to successfully land a triple-twisting front somersault in international competition, meaning the skill will be named for the Iowa State junior her in the women’s gymnastics code of points.

The front triple full was first performed by Japan’s Kenzo Shirai in 2013, and is known as The Shirai in the men’s code. …

Rocker Gymnastics – SPECIALISTS, MALDONADO SHINE IN COTTBUS WORLD CUP QUALIFICATIONS

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Round-off drills

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Elisa Hämmerle – Seven Nation Army

Lauren Hopkins posted an interview with Elisa that would inspire any injured gymnast:

“It’s Always Worth Trying One More Time”

Elisa ruptured her Achilles during the Olympic Test Event Rio. Her chance to qualify for the 2016 Olympics gone.

But in February 2017, she decided to go back to the Gym to see if a 2020 Olympic spot might be possible. The return to Floor and Vault was slow because of pain in the other Achilles. That’s not uncommon.

In early 2019 Elisa moved to Netherlands to train with Patrick and Daymon and the many other top gymnasts at their club.

Elisa did qualify for the 2020 Olympics in the AA for Austria as did her PAX teammate Mandy Mohamed for Egypt.

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