superstar Rhys McClenaghan

Here’s the routine that beat Olympic Champion Max Whitlock at Commonwealth Games. Rhys McClenaghan from Northern Ireland.

He’s confirmed himself one of the very few best in the world right now.

Click PLAY or watch it on Facebook.

GBR should consider Rhys and Courtney McCulloch as apparatus specialist for the Tokyo Olympics. No doubt Courtney will try for the team, as well.

Commonwealth Men’s Finals day 1

1. Marios Georgiou CYP 13.966
2. Scott Morgan CAN 13.833
3. Dan Purviss SCO 13.733

Max finished 6th as he accidentally repeated a skill.

Congratulations, again, Cyprus.


1. Rhys McClenaghan NIR 15.100
2. Max Whitlock ENG 15.100
3. Zach Clay CAN 14.300

This is the smile of a guy who stands on the podium above the Olympic Champ. He won the tie breaker with a higher execution score.

Click PLAY or watch Zach on Twitter.

I’ve still not seen either of Rhys’ routines online.

1. Courtney Tulloch ENG 14.833
2. Nile Wilson ENG 14.400
3. Scott Morgan CAN 14.000

Click PLAY or watch Courtney on Twitter.

YouTube videos are being taken down. But those on Twitter and Facebook seem be staying up.

Japan / Taichi Adachi win RD761 Jr

Major Men’s competition – January 19 through January 21 in Katy, Texas.

2. GBR
3. USA

1 Taichi Adachi Japan 82.500
2 Shiga Tachibana Japan 81.350
3 Jamie Lewis Great Britain 80.450
full results

Click PLAY or watch Taichi Adachi FX on YouTube.

Click PLAY or watch Taichi Adachi PH on YouTube.

FIG Individual World Cup Series winners

Oksana Chusovitina (UZB, Vault), LUO Huan (CHN, Uneven Bars and Beam), Emily Little (AUS, Floor), Rok Klavora (SLO, Floor), Krisztian Berki (HUN, Pommel Horse), Igor Radivilov (Rings and Vault), Zou Jingyuan (CHN, Parallel Bars), Tin Srbic (CRO, Horizontal Bar).

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