turns on Floor are a mess in 2022

As Spencer pointed out in Liverpool, right now gymnasts are throwing themselves into spins hoping to get credit for as many as possible.

The penalty for lack of control (or “falling” out) is not big enough to detour attempts.

BEST would be for FIG WTC to cap the value of turns. We don’t need to see the sextuple. 😀

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Worlds ’22 Apparatus Final 2


Japan is THE up-and-coming team in the world right now.

I felt Skye Blakely and and Ou Yushan had the best routines — but Beam is an apparatus where you have to hit under pressure. The medal winners did that.

Ellie Black had zero falls or major errors over 4 Beam routines in Liverpool. In fact she had no falls or major errors on any apparatus in Qualification, Team Final, AA Final or either Apparatus Final. Truly she’s been the most consistent of the top gymnasts in the world.


Crowd went wild.

In the craziest Final, Jessica Gadirova won the Floor title. As did her GBR teammate Giarnni Regini-Moran in Men’s Floor.

This will be the most discussed podium as nobody understands exactly what the judges want in terms of artistry.

USA appealed Jade’s Floor score — as many teams did for many athletes — but this time the score went DOWN 0.1.

That can happen.

As a result, Jade went into a tie with Rebeca. This made pretty much everyone in the arena happy. 😀


Fantastic vaults to get on to this podium. It was one of the best finals in years. Only 1 fall over 16 super difficult vaults.

You beat, Yulo … you are GOOD. Congratulations to 30-year old Artur Davtyan. Two fantastic vaults.

P Bars – Zou Jingyuan

The man. The legend. The greatest of all time on Parallel Bars.

Arguably the greatest routine of all time on any apparatus.

H Bar

Superb Final. No falls. No drama. Just great Gymnastics.

Brody hit the best routine I’ve ever seen him do.

Brody Malone – World Champion. I like the sound of that.

Apparatus Finalists at Worlds 2022



Jade Carey USA 14.483
Jordan Chiles USA 14.316
Coline Devillard FRA 14.299
Yeo Seojeong KOR 14.249
Jessica Gadirova GBR 14.200
Ellie Black CAN 13.749
Miyata Shoko JPN 13.666
Lisa Vaelen BEL 13.499

Reserves: Raz, Friess, Andrade


Luo Rui CHN 14.9
Nina Derwael BEL 14.7
Rebeca Andrade BRA 14.666
Wei Xiaoyuan CHN 14.6
Shilese Jones USA 14.566
Sanna Veerman NED 14.533
Naomi Visser NED 14.4
Elisabeth Seitz GER 14.4

Reserves: De Jesus Dos Santos, D’Amato, Maggio


Ou Yushan CHN 13.900
Skye Blakely USA 13.733
Miyata Shoko JPN 13.700
Marine Boyer FRA 13.666
Watanabe Hazuki JPN 13.600
Zsofia Kovacs HUN 13.533
Rebeca Andrade BRA 13.400
Ellie Black CAN 13.266

Reserves: Jones, Kinsella, Ting


Flavia Saraiva BRA 14.200
Rebeca Andrade BRA 14.200
Jessica Gadirova GBR 14.100
Jordan Chiles USA 14.100
Jade Carey USA 14.066
Naomi Visser NED 13.666
Jennifer Gadirova GBR 13.600
Alice D’Amato ITA 13.600

Reserves: Miyata, Maggio, Ou