Cottbus World Cup Finals day 2

Beam
1 Katarzyna Jurkowska Poland 14.033
2 Sophie Scheder Germany 13.900
3 Sanne Wevers Netherlands 13.666

Click PLAY or watch the Gold medal Beam routine on Facebook.

Floor
1 Lisa Top Netherlands 13.600
2 Katarzyna Jurkowska Poland 13.533
3 Sophie Scheder Germany 13.333

full WAG results

Click PLAY or watch Lisa’s FX on YouTube.

Read the gymmapstics report.

Vault
1. Verniaiev, Oleg UKR 15,233
2. Qu, Ruiyang CHN 14,899
3. Gischard, Benjamin SUI 14,833

Click PLAY or watch Gischard on YouTube. Handspring front 2 1/2 twist first vault.

P Bars
1. Nguyen, Marcel GER 15,666
2. Baumann, Christian SUI 15,500
3. Dauser, Lukas GER 15,366

H Bar
1. Verniaiev, Oleg UKR 14,966
2T Baumann, Christian SUI 14,766
2T Braegger, Pablo SUI 14,766

Full results MAG & WAG are linked from this page. Amanda Turner’s report on the last day of Finals is here.

Is International Gymnast magazine EVER going to update the functionality of their website? 🙂

American Team for Rio?

FloGymnastics:

As the 2016 Olympics approach, we will be ranking the top U.S. elite gymnasts who are eligible for Rio. Rankings are based on prior performances, consistency in competitions, international experience, upgrade potential, and current competitions. …

1. Simone Biles
2. Gabby Douglas
3. Aly Raisman
4. Maggie Nichols
5. Madison Kocian
6. Ragan Smith
7. Laurie Hernandez
8. MyKayla Skinner

Big Changes In Rio Rankings Following The Jesolo Trophy

Click through for the full list.

Click PLAY or watch Ragan’s energetic FX on YouTube.

It’s still too early to bet the mortgage. But these two new Seniors are definitely in the mix. Either or both could be on the final team.

Leah Griesser – Floor

Though many bemoan the “sad demise of artistic gymnastics” in an era where difficulty is the bigger goal, I see a resurgence of great choreography.

The Dutch at Worlds 2015, for example.

Here’s another example. Superb artistry and choreography from Germany’s Leah Griesser.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Leah Griesser, Pauline Schäfer, Sophie Scheder, Elisabeth Seitz and Pauline Tratz have been chosen to compete at the Rio Test Event.

(via The Beam Queen)

British Teams Competition

The Academy 208.600
City of Liverpool 206.450
South Durham 203.000
Park Wrekin 200.400
Sapphire 198.550
City of Birmingham 197.000

Vault
TINKLER Amy 14.900 1
CHEETHAM Ellee 14.100 2
KATKEVICA Samanta 14.050 3
TUNNEY Rebecca 14.050 3

Bars
TUNNEY Rebecca 14.400 1
JUPP Gabrielle 14.150 2
HARROLD Ruby 14.150 2

*Becky Downie 15.10

Beam
TINKLER Amy 14.100 1
MATTIS Tyesha 14.000 2
ACHAMPONG Ondine 13.350 3

*Becky Downie 14.650

Click PLAY or watch Becky’s Beam on YouTube.

Floor
TINKLER Amy 14.250 1
TURNER Phoebe 13.900 2
PARKER Megan 13.350 3

Click PLAY or watch Amy’s Floor on YouTube.

British Gymnewstics – Results and Scores British Teams and Trialists

That’s a very comprehensive report. 🙂

Sadly, Tyesha MATTIS was injured competing Floor. 😦