Straddle Tkachev

Gymnasts should split as much as possible.

G.S. George in his book Championship Gymnastics explains why.

Stylistically, I like a late, fast split.

South American Championships Finals 2

Beam
🥇 Julia Soares BRA 12.967
🥈 Brisa Carraro ARG 12.467
🥉 Ana Karina Mendez PER 12.067

Floor
🥇 Julia Soares BRA 13.700
🥈 Carolyne Pedro BRA 13.067
🥉 Hillary Heron PAN 12.967

Julia Soares BRA FX: Arabian double front is GORGEOUS in the air, and excellent on the landing. Almost sticks the full-in as well. Stunning. Memmel turn goes well. Switch ring to tour jeté half. Triple wolf turn. Clean double tuck, small bounce. Split jump full into the corner before her last pass, a double pike, small hop. Absolutely fantastic routine. 13.700 (5.5, 8.200)!!!!!!!! WOW, so deserved.

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Vault
🥇 Caio Souza BRA 14.475
🥈 Daniel Villafañe ARG 13.938
🥉 Josue Armijo CHI 13.875

P Bars
🥇 Jossimar Calvo COL 14.525
🥈 Caio Souza BRA 14.300
🥉 Dilan Jimenez COL 13.975

H Bar
🥇 Caio Souza BRA 14.150
🥈 Joel Alvarez CHI 13.325
🥉 Diogo Soares BRA 13.275

South American Games MAG results

Paris World Cup Finals 2

Beam
🥇 Marine Boyer FRA 13.750
🥈 Jade Carey USA 13.750
🥉 Ellie Black CAN 13.700

Floor
🥇 Jordan Chiles USA 14.050
🥈 Shilese Jones USA 13.500
🥉 Jennifer Gadirova GBR 13.250

Casabuena’s “Material Girl” routine was super entertaining.

Vault
🥇 Adem Asil TUR 14.725
🥈 Caio Souza BRA 14.575
🥉 Artem Dolgopyat ISR 14.325

P Bars
🥇 Caio Souza BRA 14.700
🥈 Brody Malone USA 14.600
🥉 Donnell Whittenburg USA 14.200

H Bar
🥇 Brody Malone USA 14.650
🥈 Ilias Georgiou CYP 14.400
🥉 Tin Srbic CRO 14.050

Read Lauren’s commentary:

Boyer, U.S. Women Top Podiums in Paris

Paris World Cup finalists

Apparatus Finals at the most competitive WAG World Cup of all-time go Sunday, September 25th.

Top qualifiers:

Vault
Jade Carey (USA) – 14.350
Jordan Chiles (USA) – 13.950
Coline Devillard (FRA) – 13.825

Bars
Rebeca Andrade (BRA) – 14.600
Lisa Vaelen (BEL) – 13.900
Ellie Black (CAN) – 13.900

Beam
Shilese Jones (USA) – 13.450
Jade Carey (USA) – 13.400
Melanie de Jesus dos Santos (FRA) – 13.250

Floor
Flavia Saraiva (BRA) – 13.800
Jordan Chiles (USA) – 13.500
Jennifer Gadirova (GBR) – 13.100

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Floor
Artem Dolgopyat (ISR) – 14.950
Tan Chia-Hung (TWN) – 14.250
Yuri Guimaraes (BRA) – 14.250

Pommels
Rhys McClenaghan (IRL) – 15.000
Tsumura Ryota (JPN) – 14.900
Shia Yu-Jan (TWN) – 14.850

Rings
Adem Asil (TUR) – 14.900
Vinzed Hock (AUT) – 14.700
Donnell Whittenburg (USA) – 14.300

Vault
Caio Souza (BRA) – 14.525
Yuri Guimaraes (BRA) – 14.400
Artem Dolgopyat (ISR) – 14.375

P Bars
Brody Malone (USA) – 14.500
Cameron-Lie Bernard (FRA) – 14.500
Mathias Philippe (FRA) – 14.450

H Bar
Marios Georgiou (CYP) – 14.450
Brody Malone (USA) – 14.400
Arthur Mariano (BRA) – 14.300

See lists of ALL apparatus finalists.

Lauren’s recap:

Qualifications at the Paris Challenge Cup wrapped up today with the U.S. women taking the top spots on vault and beam, while the Brazilians led on bars and floor, extending a new rivalry that kicked off when the Brazilian women upset the Americans in the team final at Pan As over the summer.

Brazil and the United States also had a lot of success in the MAG competition, with Brazil leading in the top two spots on vault, while the U.S. took the lead on p-bars, though it was mostly smaller-program specialists who led the rest of the competition, including Israel on floor, Ireland on pommels, Turkey on rings, and Cyprus on high bar. …

Brazilian, U.S. Women Lead Qualifications at Paris World Cup