Sam wins 5 apparatus medals

Sam Mikulak of Newport Beach, Calif./U.S. Olympic Training Center, won five individual event finals, including two gold, at the 2019 Winter Cup Challenge at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

Colt Walker of Cedar Park, Texas/AcroTex Gymnastics, won the junior all-around title. …

Floor exercise: 1. Mikulak, 29.350 (15.000/14.350); 2. Jacob Moore, West Bloomfield, Mich./University of Michigan, 28.850 (14.400/14.450); 3. Riley Loos, El Dorado Hills, Calif./Technique Gymnastics, 28.750 (14.450/14.300)

Pommel horse: 1. Nedoroscik, 30.150 (15.150/15.000); 2. Mikulak, 28.500 (13.700/14.800); 3. Cameron Bock, Tustin, Calif./University of Michigan, 27.600 (13.950/13.650)

Rings: 1. Howard, 29.750 (14.800/14.950); 2. Alex Diab, Glen Ellyn, Ill./University of Illinois, 29.150 (14.550/14.600); 3. Mikulak, 28.050 (14.050/14.000)

Vault: Van Wicklen, 29.650 (15.000/14.650); 2. Howard, 29.350 (14.750/14.600); 3. Levi Anderson, Spring, Texas/University of Oklahoma, 29.200 (14.600/14.600)

Parallel bars: 1. De Los Angeles, 27.950 (14.150/13.800); 2. Mikulak, 27.850 (12.850/15.000); 3. Grant Breckenridge, Libertyville, Ill./Stanford University, 27.700 (13.600/14.100)

Horizontal bar: 1. Mikulak, 29.600 (15.100/14.500); Van Wicklen, 27.800 (13.850/13.950); 3. Anderson, 27.700 (13.650/14.050)

WinterCup.com

Quebec wins Canada Winter Games

1. Quebec 150.383
2. Ontario 147.608
3. Alberta 145.234
4. B.C. 144.257
5. Saskatchewan 144.172
6. Manitoba 143.309

full results

Grace Chiu:

Highlights for Québec included the top two All Around rankings by Myrelle Morin and Chloé Lorange …

Inside Gymnastics Canada

”Immortalized” by Hidden Citizens

Feat. Keeley Bumford

This is the song used behind that fantastic Worlds 2017 montage played in the arena.

I haven’t seen the montage online aside from a private phone video version.

Worlds 2015 Glasgow had a similarly excellent montage to Adele’s “Hello” that never made it online.

via Gymnerd Montreal 2017 Attendees

Yul wins 2019 Winter Cup AA

1. Yul Moldauer 84.500
2. Sam Mikulak 84.450
3. Allan Bower 82.350
4. Genki Suzuki 82.300
5. Robert Neff 81.800
6. Sean Melton 81.750

full results

More links via USAG.

related – 2019 Winter Cup Day 1 Recap

on Gymnastics pain

A detailed discussion on a topic often brushed over by coaches.

Kids know what pain is, but they can’t always discern sore muscle pain from sharp injury pain or torn muscle pain. …

When you hear kids complain of pain, draw their attention to it. Ask them to describe it and maybe even call it a certain color or give it a pain rating. Differentiate kinds of pains early. The better you genuinely know your kids relationship to body pain, the better you’ll be at knowing when something’s not right. …

tricks & twists

3 levels pain