long Pommel Flair sequence

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Men’s Pan Am team Championships results

From qualifications. Results have been slow coming out of Lima, Peru.

1 Cuba 245.335
2 USA 245.231
3 Brazil 244.301
4 Canada 242.868
5 Colombia 240.231
6 Mexico 237.066
7 Venezuela 235.266
8 Argentina 234.799

full results

These 8 qualify for the team final and for Pan Am Games 2019.

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Rhys McClenaghan – Pommels

By the time we got to the Pommel final many (most?) were already calling the kid from Ireland favourite over the Olympic Champion. Max had been having problems. Rhys looking insanely confident.

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Rhys won Europeans easily. Now the talk is of who could beat him at Worlds. Rhys was 14th last year.

This is the young man forced to leave his club just weeks ago. What kind of marketing would Rathgael Gymnastics Club in Bangor have now if they had supported him and his coach?

Pommels – Rhys 8.766 v 8.200 Max

MCCLENAGHAN Rhys 6.500 + 8.766 = 15.266

WHITLOCK Max 6.700 + 8.200 = 14.900

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No handstand at the start.
Muscling into circles out of Flair.
BIG form break, hitting the horse. Twice.

8.200 is too high, I feel.

Max had 8.541 E-score winning Worlds 2017. Watch that routine.

Rhys McCleneghan 15.266 Pommels

6.500 + 8.766 = 15.266

It ain’t braggin’ if you can do it.

You could call him the favourite over the Olympic Champion. I won’t argue. 🙂

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training positions for Pommels

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Mersin World Cup Men’s FINALS

Floor
1 Ahmet Onder Turkey 6.0 8.450 14.450
2 Frank Baines Great Britain 5.8 8.600 14.400
3 Ferhat Arican Turkey 5.6 8.400 14.000

Pommels
1 Rhys McClenaghan Ireland 5.9 8.250 14.150
2 Frank Baines Great Britain 5.8 7.850 13.650
3 Justin Karstadt Canada 5.2 8.150 13.350

Rings
1 Ibrahim Colak Turkey 6.2 8.900 15.100
2 Andrei Muntean Romania 6.1 8.500 14.600
3 Yuri Van Gelder Netherlands 5.9 8.400 14.300

Vault
1 Rene Cournoyer Canada 14.150
2 Dimitar Dimitrov Bulgaria 13.950
3 Robert Ghiuzan Romania 13.900

P Bars
1 Andrei Muntean Romania 5.9 9.000 14.900
2 Ahmet Onder Turkey 6.4 8.350 14.750
3 Ferhat Arican Turkey 6.2 8.450 14.650

H Bar
1 Umit Samiloglu Turkey 5.5 8.450 13.950
2 Samuel Zakutney Canada 5.4 8.100 13.500
3 Frank Baines GBR 5.3 8.000 13.300

full results

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