The Skating Lesson:
Sam Peszek is a gymnastics success story. The 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist, 2007 World Champion, 17-time All-American and 3-time NCAA Champion graduated from UCLA with honors in 2015 and embarked on a commentary career. Peszek’s outgoing personality is coupled with a driven, Type-A personality. The Olympian has quickly excelled at commentary and has even started an Instagram account, TheGympire, with former teammate Alicia Sacramone, aimed at promoting physical fitness and specific exercise challenges.
We caught up with Sam Peszek about her career, her workout tips and her predictions for the upcoming Olympic Trials.
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How’s that simultaneous NCAA & Elite thing working out? 🙂
She’s very much in the running for Canada’s Olympic team.
Elena DAVYDOVA was the 1980 Olympic all-around champion. She’s an expert judge. An active coach.
Kristina Vaculik was part of the Canadian record setting 5th place team rank at the London Olympics.
Her up-and-coming elites include Jade Chrobok and Ana Padurariu.
I can’t think of anyone I’d like more to be part of that committee. 🙂
Nellie Kim ran unopposed for Chair last cycle. This time Donatella SACCHI from Italy is nominated, as well.
See the whole list of nominees. Via Gymternet Clan.
91.650 on day 2. 🙂 Here are the combined totals:
1. Mikulak 181.500
2. Brooks 179.850
3. Dalton 179.000
4. Modi 178.750
5t. Melton, Whittenburg, Moldauer 177.550
Scores are high in the USA for some guys, some apparatus. Selectors will need to redo the math with more realistic international numbers. Perhaps the WAY over-scored NCAA judging is part of the cause.
18 men will advance from the P&G Championships to the men’s Olympic Trials on June 23rd and 25th. Both competitions are considered Olympic selection events …
of the 18 athletes who will advance to the men’s Olympic Trials were named immediately following the competition. The remaining five will be named later on Sunday night:
Paul Ruggeri III
UPDATE – These 5 were added:
1. STEINGRUBER Giulia SUI 14.983
2. DOWNIE Elissa GBR 14.933
3. AFANASEVA Kseniia RUS 14.699
1. DOWNIE Rebecca GBR 15.500
2. SPIRIDONOVA Daria RUS 15.466
3. MUSTAFINA Aliya RUS 15.100
If you want to beat the Russians, you need a MONSTER routine. Like this.
Click PLAY or watch Becky on YouTube.
Beam (excellent final)
1. MUSTAFINA Aliya RUS 15.100
2. BOYER Marine FRA 14.600
3. PONOR Catalina ROU 14.266
Click PLAY or watch Marine’s routine on YouTube.
1. STEINGRUBER Giulia SUI 15.200
2. DOWNIE Elissa GBR 14.566
3. PONOR Catalina ROU 14.466
Click PLAY or watch Guilia on YouTube.
1. MAGGIO Martina ITA 14.499
2. BASILE Martina ITA 14.233
2. GOLGOTA Denisa ROU 14.233
Marie SKAMMELSEN from Denmark 4th.
1. ILIANKOVA Anastasiia RUS 14.766
2. PEREBINOSOVA Uliana RUS 14.366
3. CHARPY Lorette FRA 14.300
1. ILIANKOVA Anastasiia RUS 14.400
2. KINSELLA Alice GBR 14.166
3. EREMINA Elena RUS 13.841
1. GOLGOTA Denisa ROU 13.933
2. KINSELLA Alice GBR 13.866
3. PEREBINOSOVA Uliana RUS 13.800
Double European silver for Alice Kinsella
One of the most certain Gold medals in Rio. All sports. 🙂
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Check all the different names. Japan has astonishing depth.
1. Kenzo Shirai 16.650 (7.6/9.050)
2. Naoto Hayasaka 15.850 (7.2/8.750/-0.1)
3. Takahiro Goshima 15.550 (7.5/8.150/-0.1)
1. Kazuma Kaya 15.900 (7.2/8.700)
2. Kohei Kameyama 15.800 (7.4/8.400)
3. Kaito Imabayashi 15.750 (7.3/8.450)
1. Kazuyuki Takeda 15.400 (6.6/8.800)
2. Shogo Nonomura 15.200 (6.6/8.600)
3. Tatsuki Ichise 15.000 (6.6/8.400)
1. Wataru Tanigawa 15.550
VT1: 15.600 (6.0/9.600)
VT2: 15.500 (6.0/9.500)
Watch his Blanik. (VIDEO)
2. Koji Yamamuro 15.150
VT1: 15.400 (6.0/9.400)
VT2: 14.900 (5.6/9.300)
3. Keisuke Asato 15.075
VT1: 15.050 (6.4/8.750/-0.1)
VT2: 15.100 (6.0/9.200/-0.1)
1. Yuya Kamoto 15.800 (6.9/8.900)
2. Kazuhito Tanaka 15.600 (6.8/8.800)
3. Shogo Nonomura 15.550 (6.8/8.750)
1. Kohei Uchimura 15.800 (7.2/8.500)
2. Yusuke Tanaka 15.350 (6.8/8.550)
3. Takumi Sato 14.150 (6.8/7.350)
Scores via papaliukin