Sam Peszek interview

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.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (1hr)

Elena DAVYDOVA nominated to FIG WTC

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.

Sam Mikulak 91.650 to 4peat

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:

Sam Mikulak
Jake Dalton
Donnell Whittenburg
Chris Brooks
Paul Ruggeri III
Akash Modi
Alex Naddour
Yul Modauer
Marvin Kimble
CJ Maestas
Sean Melton
John Orozco
Eddie Penev

Sam Mikulak wins fourth consecutive all-around title at P&G Championships

UPDATE – These 5 were added:

Danell Leyva
Donothan Bailey
Kanji Oyama
Steven Legendre
Brandon Wynn

Mikulak Surges to Win 4th Straight U.S. Men’s Gymnastics Title

European Championships Apparatus Finals

1. STEINGRUBER Giulia SUI 14.983
2. DOWNIE Elissa GBR 14.933
3. AFANASEVA Kseniia RUS 14.699

full results


1. DOWNIE Rebecca GBR 15.500
2. SPIRIDONOVA Daria RUS 15.466
3. MUSTAFINA Aliya RUS 15.100

full results

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

full results

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

full results

Click PLAY or watch Guilia on YouTube.

Jr Europeans Apparatus Finals

1. MAGGIO Martina ITA 14.499
2. BASILE Martina ITA 14.233
2. GOLGOTA Denisa ROU 14.233

full results

Marie SKAMMELSEN from Denmark 4th.

1. ILIANKOVA Anastasiia RUS 14.766
2. PEREBINOSOVA Uliana RUS 14.366
3. CHARPY Lorette FRA 14.300

full results

1. ILIANKOVA Anastasiia RUS 14.400
2. KINSELLA Alice GBR 14.166
3. EREMINA Elena RUS 13.841

full results

1. GOLGOTA Denisa ROU 13.933
2. KINSELLA Alice GBR 13.866
3. PEREBINOSOVA Uliana RUS 13.800

full results

Double European silver for Alice Kinsella


All-Japan Apparatus Finals

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)

P Bars
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)

H Bar
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