Jr European Apparatus Final qualifiers

Floor
1. Jamie LEWIS (GBR) 13.733
2. Andrin FREY (SUI) 13.666
3. Nicolo MOZZATO (ITA) 13.633
4. Bastien ELOY (FRA) 13.566
5. Sergei NAIDIN (RUS) 13.533
6. Pavel KARNEJENKO (GBR) 13.500
7. Karim RIDA (GER) 13.500
7. Ares FEDERICI (ITA) 13.500

Pommel horse
1. Jamie LEWIS (GBR) 13.833
2. Edoardo DE ROSA (ITA) 13.566
3. Mikhail KHUDCHENKO (RUS) 13.466
4. Krisztofer MESZAROS (HUN) 13.433
5. Iurii BUSSE (RUS) 13.366
6. Gagik KHACHIKYAN (ARM) 13.333
7. Mauro NEMCANIN (CRO) 13.333
8. Marko SAMBOLEC (CRO) 13.266

Two Croatian gymnasts in the Jr Pommel final. Two in the Sr Pommel final. That’s their thing.

Rings
1. Grigorii KLIMENTEV (RUS) 14.233
2. Viktor KALIUZHIN (RUS) 13.766
3. Roman VASHCHENKO (UKR) 13.633
4. Jamie LEWIS (GBR) 13.533
5. Liam DE SMET (BEL) 13.433
6. Rafael SZABO (ROU) 13.333
7. Javidan BABAYEV (AZE) 13.300
8. Andrin FREY (SUI) 13.233

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Vault
1. Sviataslau DRANITSKI (BLR) 14.283
2. Jake JARMAN (GBR) 14.233
3. Andrin FREY (SUI) 14.233
4. Ares FEDERICI (ITA) 14.100
5. Ondrej KALNY (CZE) 14.050
6. Donell OSBOURNE (GBR) 13.966
7. Justin PESESSE (BEL) 13.966
8. Daniel PONIZIL (CZE) 13.650

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P Bars
1. Ilia KOVTUN (UKR) 13.766
2. Lay GIANNINI (ITA) 13.666
3. Ian RAUBAL (SUI) 13.500
4. Jake JARMAN (GBR) 13.466
5. Dominic TAMSEL (SUI) 13.433
6. Lucas KOCHAN (GER) 13.400
7. Karim RIDA (GER) 13.400
8. Vladyslav HRYNEVYCH (UKR) 13.400

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Many of the Juniors used that Felge to L-sit as a transition. No deduction for a skill in hang.

H Bar
1. Nicolo MOZZATO (ITA) 13.466
2. Sergei NAIDIN (RUS) 13.200
3. Dominic TAMSEL (SUI) 13.133
4. Krisztian BALAZS (HUN) 13.100
4. Iurii BUSSE (RUS) 13.100
6. Mattis BOUCHET (BEL) 13.000
7. Daniel WOERZ (GER) 12.933
8. Donell OSBOURNE (GBR) 12.80

UEG recap – Russian juniors take team gold while Nicolo Mozzato earns all-around crown

Men’s European Apparatus finalists

Floor
1. Artem DOLGOPYAT (ISR) 14.666
2. Artur DALALOYAN (RUS) 14.600
3. Rayderley ZAPATA (ESP) 14.533
4. Nikita NAGORNYY (RUS) 14.466
5. Marcel NGUYEN (GER) 14.433
6. Dominick CUNNINGHAM (GBR) 14.366
7. Alexander SHATILOV (ISR) 14.266
8. Ahmet ONDER (TUR) 14.133

R. VROLIX Jonathan (BEL) 14.100

Floor results

Olympic Floor Champ Max Whitlock tumbled well. But fell on his fantastic Air Flair combination. Second reserve Oskar Kirmes (FIN) was excellent.  Andrew Smith (IRE) should have been there, but took some -0.3 deduction. (OB says Ireland)

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Pommel Horse
1. Rhys MCCLENAGHAN (IRL) 15.266
2. David BELYAVSKIY (RUS) 15.000
3. Max WHITLOCK (GBR) 14.900
4. Filip UDE (CRO) 14.766
4. Robert SELIGMAN (CRO) 14.766
6. Nikolai KUKSENKOV (RUS) 14.700
7. Saso BERTONCELJ (SLO) 14.633
8. Petro PAKHNIUK (UKR) 14.633

R. DAVTYAN Artur (ARM) 14.500

Pommel results

Pommels will be a great final. Max didn’t hit his best routine. I thought he was way over-scored. The main story line will be whether or not any of these Pommel legends will be able to defeat some confident 19-year-old kid from Ireland. I’m betting on Rhys.


Rings
1. Eleftherios PETROUNIAS (GRE) 15.133
2. Courtney TULLOCH (GBR) 15.100
3. Ibrahim COLAK (TUR) 15.033
4. Vahagn DAVTYAN (ARM) 14.833
5. Dennis GOOSSENS (BEL) 14.766
6. Andrei MUNTEANU (ROU) 14.733
7. Marcel NGUYEN (GER) 14.666
7. Nikita NAGORNYY (RUS) 14.666

R. LANKIN Dmitrii (RUS) 14.633

Courtney tried his second new skill (Tulloch 2) and seems to have suffered very little deduction on it. I was surprised. If that “Victorian” position is counted then pretty much anyone who’s competed that skill should get credit.

Rings results


Vault
1. Andrey MEDVEDEV (ISR) 14.849
2. Igor RADIVILOV (UKR) 14.783
3. Artur DALALOYAN (RUS) 14.716
4. Dmitri LANKIN (RUS) 14.383
5. Valgard REINHARDSSON (ISL) 14.233
6. Dimitar DIMITROV (BUL) 14.199
7. Konstantin KUZOVKOV (GEO) 14.149
8. Loris FRASCA (FRA) 14.100

R. Dominick CUNNINGHAM (GBR) 14.050

Vault results

Dom nearly made the final with a fall on his first vault. He was that good.

Vault is throw and go. You never know. I’d bet on Igor to win. He seems most in control of his landings to me.

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P Bars
1. David BELYAVSKIY (RUS) 15.533
2. Artur DALALOYAN (RUS) 15.466
3. Oliver HEGI (SUI) 14.866
4. Joe FRASER (GBR) 14.800
5. Petro PAKHNIUK (UKR) 14.700
6. Henji MBOYO (SUI) 14.666
7. Ahmet ONDER (TUR) 14.666
8. Nils DUNKEL (GER) 14.466

R. ARICAN Ferhat (TUR) 14.466 … (tie breaker on E-score, I assume)

P Bar results

Nikita NAGORNYY was 3rd with a brilliant routine. But his two teammates scored even higher.

In fact I was thinking P Bars would be the worst final until Russia arrived. Last apparatus, last subdivision. Their lineup could challenge China and Japan.

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H Bar
1. Epke ZONDERLAND (NED) 14.333
2. David VECSERNYES (HUN) 14.200
3. Oliver HEGI (SUI) 14.100
4. Noah KUAVITA (BEL) 14.033
5. Umit SAMILOGLU (TUR) 13.933
6. Joe FRASER (GBR) 13.800
7. James HALL (GBR) 13.733
8. Taha SERHANI (SUI) 13.733

R. NAGORNYY Nikita (RUS) 13.666

H Bar results

Once again Horizontal Bar is a bit of a disappointment.

BRETSCHNEIDER was brilliant until falling on a relatively simple skill. DEURLOO missed.

Sounds like Epke is going to throw his HARD routine in the final. That’s going to be exciting.

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Giant on P Bars

Spotting alternatives. Most coaches spot from the side.

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kip conditioning

Girls should use P Bars doing many of the same progressions as boys.

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Cuba’s Larduet wins

Central American & Caribbean Games

1. Manrique Larduet CUB 84.800
2. Randy Leru CUB 81.050
3. Audrys Nin Reyes DOM 80.750

full results

Manrique had an over-rotation fall on Floor. Randy’s Ring grips broke. He was allowed to repeat.

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Watch more of his routines (and dance celebration) on Facebook.

Russian Cup Men’s Apparatus Finals

AA
1. Arthur Dalaloyan 83.331
2. Vladislav Polyashov 83.064
3. Ivan Stretovich 82.365

Floor
1 Nikita Nagornyy 14.500
2 Artur Dalaloyan 14.400
3 Kirill Prokopyev 14.366

Pommel
1 David Belyavskiy 14.533
2 Nikolai Kuksenkov 14.466
3 Vladislav Polyashov 13.900

Rings
1 Denis Ablyazin 14.466
2 Artur Dalaloyan 13.900
3 Dmitry Lankin 13.866

Vault
1 Denis Ablyazin 15.000 14.566 14.783
2 Dmitry Lankin 14.900 14.400 14.650
3 Victor Britan 14.733 13.600 14.166

P Bars
1 David Belyavskiy 15.200
2 Dmitry Lankin 14.966
3 Sergei Eltsov 14.933

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H Bar
1 Alexey Rostov 14.200
2 Artur Dalaloyan 14.166
3 Maxim Sinichkin 13.633

full results

It sounds like Ablyazin will not compete Europeans, instead focusing on qualification to Tokyo as an apparatus specialist.

falling safely from P Bars

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training Manna

Doing some physical preparation for Manna will be beneficial for gymnasts. Triceps strength.

Not every body type will be able to hold the position, nor even high V-sit. But all gymnasts should be able to swing to momentary Manna on P Bars. It’s included in the American J.O. boys program as well as in FIG Age Group.

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Peach with straight arms on P Bars

I’d seen this progression between the Bars in the past. Coach Frank Szabo starts on the end of Bars as it’s a little safer.

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I was one of several coaches who visited Manjak’s Gymnastics Toronto the week following National Championships. Great club. Always fun to visit. Thanks for the hospitality.