Epke wins Horizontal Bar

After a disastrous ranking at Worlds 2015 we feared Epke would not get the chance to defend in Rio.

He will. 🙂

Team Netherlands did qualify and will almost certainly include Zonderland in their lineup.

I watched the warm-up. Bart DEURLOO, BRETSCHNEIDER and ZONDERLAND are all capable of linking multiple big releases in a final. Here’s how it turned out.

1 ZONDERLAND Epke NED 7.100 + 8.633 = 15.733
2 BRETSCHNEIDER Andreas GER 7.300 + 8.300 = 15.600
3 OROZCO John USA 6.800 + 8.566 = 15.366

full results

Ultra clean Nile Wilson fell twice. John Orozco hit superbly with Liukin for the Bronze. (John was 9/9 in Rio.) But as he’s done so many times in the past, Epke hit the routine best when it counted.

Congratulations. Netherlands may be the happiest nation coming to the Olympics at this point.

Men’s Apparatus finalists in Rio

Floor
1. Zapata ESP 15.400/6.7
2. Vernyayev UKR 15.208/6.9
3. Abad ESP 15.066/6.1
4. Behan IRL 14.966/6.1
5. Dragulescu ROM 14.900/6.5
6. Gobaux FRA 14.833/6.2
7. Schmidt NED 14.833/6.4
8. Yoshioka JPN 14.800/6.4
R Leru CUB 14.800/6.4

Pommels
1. Vernyayev UKR 15.633/7.0
2. Sun CHN 15.566/6.4
3. Likhovitsky BLR 15.241/6.5
4. Ude CRO 15.200/6.2
5. Hidvegi HUN 15.100/6.5
6. Rittschik GER 14.966/6.5
7. Sienichkin UKR 14.850/6.3
8. Orozco USA 14.833/6.4
R Georgiou CYP 14.800/6.1

Rings
1. Petrounias GRE 15.900/6.8
2. Zanetti BRA 15.800/6.8
3. Ait Said FRA 15.600/6.7
4. Radivilov UKR 15.266/6.9
5. Liao CHN 15.233/6.7
6. Morandi ITA 15.033/6.5
7. Wilson GBR 15.000/6.4
8. Vernyayev UKR 15.000/6.6
R Chen TPE 14.933/6.7

Vault
1. Vernyayev UKR 15.233/6.0/6.0
2. Dalton USA 14.933/6.0/5.2
3. Kim KOR 14.933/6.0/6.0
4. Morgan CAN 14.750/5.6/5.6
5. Radivilov UKR 14.600/6.0/6.0
6. Bourguieg ALG 14.483/5.6/5.2

Only 6 men competed 2 vaults.

P Bars
1. Vernyayev UKR 16.266/7.1
2. Fokin UZB 15.766/6.6
3. Arican TUR 15.700/6.6
4. Calvo COL 15.600/6.9
5. Dauser GER 15.566/6.7
6. Nguyen GER 15.500/6.6
7. Orozco USA 15.466/6.5
8. Antoniotti FRA 15.400/6.4
8. Corral MEX 15.400/6.4
R Leru CUB 15.366/6.6

H Bar
1. Wilson GBR 15.333/6.8
2. Zonderland NED 15.233/6.6
3. Bretschneider GER 15.183/6.6
4. Orozco USA 15.100/6.8
5. Leru CUB 14.933/6.7
6. Calvo COL 14.933/7.0
7. Deurloo NED 14.925/6.7
8. Yoo KOR 14.833/6.1
R Vernyayev UKR 14.800/6.5

(via International Gymnast Magazine)

top NCAA Men’s gymnasts (so far)

FX
1. Zach Liebler (Minnesota)
2. Akash Modi (Stanford).
3. Colin Van Wicklen (Oklahoma)

PH
1. Brandon Ngai (Illinois)
2. Timmy Wang (Air Force)
3. Alec Yoder (Ohio State)

Click PLAY or watch Alec’s Pommels on YouTube. Team USA could use this routine.

SR
1. Sean Melton (Ohio State)
2. Alex Diab (Illinois)
3. Thao Hoang (Oklahoma)

Click PLAY or watch Sean’s Rings on YouTube.

VT
1. Anthony McCallum (Michigan)
2. Yaro Pochinka (Minnesota)
3. Taylor Seaton (Stanford)

PB
1. Yul Moldauer (Oklahoma)
2. Sean Melton (Ohio State)
3. Dennis Zaremski (Stanford)

Click PLAY or watch Yul’s P Bars on YouTube.

HB
1. Chase Cannon (Air Force)
2. Jesse Glenn (Army)
3. Andrew Rickly (Ohio State)

AA
1. Akash Modi (Stanford)
2. Allan Bower (Oklahoma)
3. Kevin Wolting (Cal)

Allan’s had a great season. Click PLAY or watch his Vault on YouTube.

full men’s rankings

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