The New Yorker – Simone Biles

It’s the Olympic year. All sorts of people suddenly get interested in Gymnastics.

Reeves Wiedeman published a long, rambling but very well researched article in the New Yorker.

… “She’s great eighty-five per cent of the time,” Boorman told me. “She is also fifteen per cent teen-age girl.” …

A FULL REVOLUTION

In the run-up to the Olympics, Simone Biles is transforming gymnastics.

Simone

Sao Paulo Challenge Cup Finals 2

Daniele won 3 gold medals. I think the veteran is ready for Rio. 🙂

Beam
1 HYPÓLITO, Daniele BRA 14,350
2 CASTRO, Simona CHI 13,050
3 ANDRADE, Rebeca BRA 13,000

Click PLAY or watch Daniele’s Beam on YouTube.

Floor
1 HYPÓLITO, Daniele BRA 13,950
2 BUI, Kim Ngam GER 13,550
3 PEDRO, Carolyne BRA 13,300
3 CASTRO, Simona CHI 13,300

Click PLAY or watch Daniele’s Floor on YouTube.

Brazil could certainly be top 5 in team with a hit meet at the Olympics. Those excited home fans will help.

Vault
1 MARIANO, Arthur BRA 14,800
2 SASAKI, Sérgio BRA 14,675
3 OKA, Jumpei JPN 13,775

P Bars
1 CALVO MORENO, Jossim COL 15,550
2 SANDOVAL AFANADOR, COL 15,100
3 BARRETO JUNIOR, Fran BRA 15,000

H Bar
1 SASAKI, Sérgio BRA 15,250
2 IMABAYASHI, Kaito JPN 14,850
3 CORDOBA, Nicolas ARG 14,800

Bretschneider had 7.3 difficulty but missed regrasp on Yamawaki, his easiest release.

Click PLAY or watch Sérgio on YouTube.

full results

FIG – Daniele Hypolito, South Americans shine in Sao Paulo