Hey – CROOKED Vault landing mat

Men’s team competition 2019 Worlds. Hopefully the Speith guys, judges or coaches will CHECK for the MAG Final.

related – Spieth is one of the providers for Tokyo. Another is Senoh. They’ll be no change from Spieth equipment used here through to Tokyo.

GymCastic podcast – Apparatus Finals

I was a guest on the best Gymnastics audiocast in the Universe. A good show, I thought.

Nina, Simone, Yulo, Max, and Colak Ibrahim, Turkey’s first ever Worlds medal.

Men’s FX, PH and Rings. Women’s Vault and Bars. Could anyone dethrone Simone and Nina? Did Jessica and Spencer emotionally survive …

LISTEN – EVENT FINALS DAY 1

Brooklyn Moors will compete Floor

Nina withdrew. Reserve Brooklyn will compete.

Also … Ellie Black withdrew from Beam and Kara Eaker got the spot. Heart this.

World Apparatus Finals – day 1

FANTASTIC Final. Medals from superpower Gymnastics nations including Belgium, Taiwan, Philippines, Israel, and Ireland.

Vault
1. Biles Simone USA 15.399
2. Carey Jade USA 14.883
3. Downie Ellie GBR 14.816

I thought Jade slightly better than Ellie, but it was close.

Shallon 4th. Qi Qi 5th.

Bars
1. Derwael Nina BEL BEL 15.233 = 8.733 + 6.500
2. Downie Becky GBR 15.000 8.500 + 6.500
3. Lee Sunisa USA 14.800 = 8.400 + 6.400

Most people will be content with this podium. I’m thrilled.

Floor
1. Yulo (Caloy) Carlos PHI 15.300 = 8.800 + 6.500
2. Dolgopyat Artem ISR 15.200 = 8.800 + 6.400
3. Xiao Ruoteng CHN 14.933 = 8.733 + 6.200

No controversy. Xiao had one poor landing and the lower D-score. Yulo and Artem were close. Amplitude of Yolo’s tumbling superior. I felt judges got the ranking right.

Artem wins Olympic qualification with this medal.

Yulo should be a national hero, of course.

Pommels
1. Whitlock Max GBR 15.500 = 8.500 + 7.000
2. Lee Chih Kai TPE 15.433 = 8.933 + 6.500
3. McClenaghan Rhys IRL 15.400 = 9.000 + 6.400

Zou Jingyuan only 6.300. And had some leg brushes. Doesn’t swing as well as Rhys in my opinion. Some feel Max’s E-score is high since he took a 0.3 deduction on the first handstand.

Rings
1. Colak Ibrahim TUR 14.933 = 8.733 + 6.200
2. Lodadio Marco ITA 14.900 = 8.600 + 6.300
3. Ait Said Samir FRA 14.800 = 8.600 + 6.200

Sadly, the Olympic Champ and one of the greatest all-time, Petrounias Eleftherios from Greece, has not yet qualified to Tokyo. He was 4th with 14.733 = 8.433 + 6.300. But he still has a chance to qualify through the World Cup route, as can Epke Zonderland who’s in the same situation.

Recall Samir is the guy who broke his legs during Vault qualification at Rio. Vowed to come back. And did it. Legend.

Full results.

wrapping up Men’s AA

One of the most exciting all-around competitions ever.

Though it didn’t show, Nikita said he was very tired this many days into the competition. The loud and enthusiastic crowd helped.

On Russian dominance in Stuttgart, he said: – “A new era … Get used to it.”

Xiao Ruoteng was about 0.5 behind arriving at the last apparatus, so decided to try his harder H Bar to make it up. He fell.

Oleg Verniaiev rated his health at 5-6 / 10, but better than Worlds last year. Decided to go for broke. Did his highest difficulty routines, and it worked.

Scot Bregman – NIKITA NAGORNYY WINS WORLD ALL-AROUND TITLE IN STUTTGART

OLYMPIC CHANNEL – ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 | DAY 8 AS IT HAPPENED

related:

Sam Mikulak on finishing 4th

Coaches need show this interview to their gymnasts.

Champions need to know how to win and lose with class.

I like Ellie Black in the same way — win or lose she’s the same.

Click PLAY or watch it on Twitter.

personal best for Joe Fraser

Over the moon. 

I’d say he’s a lock for the GBR Olympic team.

Click PLAY or watch it on Twitter.

Longines Elegance Prizes

Mélanie de Jesus dos Santos and Sam Mikulak.

Good call.

I might have voted for Cintia Rodriguez and Carlos Yulo, if I had a vote. It’s now decided by a committee.