Berki – Europeans Pommel Final

Update. Sarah sends a link to a VIDEO from another angle that shows the GO sign lit green. Krisztián does not see it. Waits on the announcer. That’s why it took him more than 30 seconds to mount.

As a judge I would not have taken the 0.3 deduction.


This routine would have been Gold. Except that Krisztián was penalized 0.3 for not starting his routine within 30 seconds of being signalled.

He certainly starts well within 30 seconds of giving salute.

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Hungary protested twice. Appeal denied.

Seems bogus to me. There was no intention to delay the competition so far as I can see.


Europeans Pommel Final

1. David Belyavskiy RUS 15.100
2. Krisztian Berki HUN 14.900
3. Harutyun Merdinyan ARM 14.833

Pommel results

Berki would have won. But for some reason he received a 0.3 neutral deduction.

It sounds like he did not mount the Pommels in the 30 seconds after being signalled to begin. A Hungarian appeal was denied.

David’s never looked better on Pommels.

the “Naddour” on Pommels

Cool. A single pommel Russian on one hand. Connected to Russian.

I’d consider this a unique new skill family. Sounds like FIG MTC disagrees. 😦

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