2018 Japan Supreme Men’s AA Final

1 Kenzo Shirai 85.497
2 Teppei Miwa 84.132
3 Kazuma Kaya 83.765
4 Fuya Maeno 83.265
5 Shogo Nonomura 82.631
6 Kakeru Tanigawa 82.465

… a bunch of the top AA gymnasts all competed against each other, including junior gymnasts Teppei Miwa (17) and Takeru Kitazono (16).

Incredibly, Teppei actually placed 2nd with a score breaking 84, which is a big number for a junior.

The medalists are automatically selected to compete on the AA World Cup Circuit- with first place competing in two, and the 2nd and 3rd place finishers getting to compete in one each. Which means we’ll get to see young Teppei on the World stage very soon!


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Bhasvar Challenge

How many can you do in series? 😀

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World Champs Ri Se Gwang, Zou Jingyuan & EPKE

1. Ri Se Gwang PRK 14.933
2. Dalaloyan Artur RUS 14.883
3. Shirai Kenzo JPN 14.675


Some felt Dom Cunningham who finished 4th could have deserved Bronze. Kenzo was not deducted for stepping over the line on his stuck landing vault 2. There’s no deduction for landing ON the line.

P Bars
1. Zou Jingyuan CHN 16.433
2. Verniaiev Oleg UKR 15.591
3. Dalaloyan Artur RUS 15.366


Zou’s P Bars was the single best routine of the competition. I had him at 9.8 E-score.

Some, including myself, would have been happier if the Bronze had gone to Sam Mikulak 15.233.

H Bar
1. Zonderland Epke NED 15.100 (Exe. 8.300)
2. Uchimura Kohei JPN JPN 14.800 (Exe. 8.400)
3. Mikulak Samuel USA USA 14.533 (Exe. 8.433)

Jon Horton and others point out that the E score panel did not do their job. Though Epke deserved to win, there’s no way his E-score should be close to Kohei or Sam.

Zou Jingyuan – P Bars

My favourite routine from team finals.

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I’ll try to link to Twitter routines as they are never geoblocked.

Oleg Verniaiev qualifies for the AA final

His coach felt he needed to return for Doha, ready or not, in order to prep for Tokyo.

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Men’s qualifications – results day 1

Half the competitors have finished in 5 sessions. Though judges were very quick, it was a long day.

Click on links to see full results … so far.

Team – top 12 advance to the team final. Top 24 can bring a full team to Worlds 2019.
RUS – Russian Federation 258.402
NED – Netherlands 245.663
SUI – Switzerland 245.186
UKR – Ukraine 243.651
ESP – Spain 241.261
FRA – France 241.203

AA – top 24 advance to the final.
NAGORNYY Nikita 87.098
DALALOYAN Artur 84.572
BELYAVSKIY David 83.332
ABAD Nestor 81.507
YULO Carlos Edriel 81.230
BRAEGGER Pablo 80.764
VERNIAIEV Oleg 80.522
HEGI Oliver 80.248

Floor – top 8 qualify to the Apparatus finals
DALALOYAN Artur RUS 14.833
NAGORNYY Nikita RUS 14.800
YULO Carlos Edriel PHI 14.766
DOLGOPYAT Artem ISR 14.400

KURBANOV Nariman KAZ 14.466
TOMMASONE Cyril FRA 14.241
NAGORNYY Nikita RUS 14.000

SIMONOV Nikita AZE 14.633
NAGORNYY Nikita RUS 14.633
GOOSSENS Dennis BEL 14.533

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RI Se Gwang PRK 14.966
DALALOYAN Artur RUS 14.766
NAGORNYY Nikita RUS 14.683
YULO Carlos Edriel PHI 14.499

P Bars
DALALOYAN Artur RUS 15.041
NAGORNYY Nikita RUS 14.966
PAKHNIUK Petro UKR 14.800

H Bar
SRBIC Tin CRO 14.300
DALALOYAN Artur RUS 14.166
DEURLOO Bart NED 14.033

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