World Apparatus Finals – day 1

FANTASTIC Final. Medals from superpower Gymnastics nations including Belgium, Taiwan, Philippines, Israel, and Ireland.

Vault
1. Biles Simone USA 15.399
2. Carey Jade USA 14.883
3. Downie Ellie GBR 14.816

I thought Jade slightly better than Ellie, but it was close.

Shallon 4th. Qi Qi 5th.

Bars
1. Derwael Nina BEL BEL 15.233 = 8.733 + 6.500
2. Downie Becky GBR 15.000 8.500 + 6.500
3. Lee Sunisa USA 14.800 = 8.400 + 6.400

Most people will be content with this podium. I’m thrilled.

Floor
1. Yulo (Caloy) Carlos PHI 15.300 = 8.800 + 6.500
2. Dolgopyat Artem ISR 15.200 = 8.800 + 6.400
3. Xiao Ruoteng CHN 14.933 = 8.733 + 6.200

No controversy. Xiao had one poor landing and the lower D-score. Yulo and Artem were close. Amplitude of Yolo’s tumbling superior. I felt judges got the ranking right.

Artem wins Olympic qualification with this medal.

Yulo should be a national hero, of course.

Pommels
1. Whitlock Max GBR 15.500 = 8.500 + 7.000
2. Lee Chih Kai TPE 15.433 = 8.933 + 6.500
3. McClenaghan Rhys IRL 15.400 = 9.000 + 6.400

Zou Jingyuan only 6.300. And had some leg brushes. Doesn’t swing as well as Rhys in my opinion. Some feel Max’s E-score is high since he took a 0.3 deduction on the first handstand.

Rings
1. Colak Ibrahim TUR 14.933 = 8.733 + 6.200
2. Lodadio Marco ITA 14.900 = 8.600 + 6.300
3. Ait Said Samir FRA 14.800 = 8.600 + 6.200

Sadly, the Olympic Champ and one of the greatest all-time, Petrounias Eleftherios from Greece, has not yet qualified to Tokyo. He was 4th with 14.733 = 8.433 + 6.300. But he still has a chance to qualify through the World Cup route, as can Epke Zonderland who’s in the same situation.

Recall Samir is the guy who broke his legs during Vault qualification at Rio. Vowed to come back. And did it. Legend.

Full results.

PETROUNIAS Qualification Rings

Like last year, we weren’t sure the Olympic Champ was going to compete. Injuries.

Happily, he did. Not his strongest routine, but he will get through to the Final.

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Denis Ablyazin – Podium Rings

Denis is now age-27.

A legend of the sport with many medals on Floor, Vault and Rings to his credit, some were surprised with his inclusion on this Russian team.

Makes sense to me. If he hits his scoring potential on those three apparatus would be higher than an AA gymnast like David Belyavskiy.

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Russian Cup Men’s apparatus finals

Floor
1 Nikita Nagornyy 14.833
2 Kirill Prokopyev 14.600
3 Andrey Makolov 14.400

Pommels
1 Nikita Nagornyy 14.993
2 David Belyavskiy 14.700
3 Kirill Prokopyev 14.533

Rings
1 Nikita Nagornyy 14.733
2 Artur Dalaloyan 14.566
3 Denis Ablyazin 14.500

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Vault
1 Artur Dalaloyan 14.533 14.733 14.633
2 Andrey Makolov 14.400 14.566 14.483
3 Dmitry Lankin 14.733 14.100 14.416

P Bars
1 Sergei Eltsov 14.933
2 Artur Dalaloyan 14.833
3 David Belyavskiy 14.833

H Bar
1 David Belyavskiy 14.433
2 Sergei Eltsov 14.400
3 Nikita Nagornyy 14.266

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Full results.

Related – MAG AA Results

European Games – MAG apparatus

 

Floor
🥇 Emil Soravuo FIN 14.433
🥈 Giarnni Regini-Moran GBR 14.233
🥉 Petro Pakhniuk UKR 14.200

FINLAND 🙂 !

Pommels
🥇 David Belyavskiy RUS 15.033
🥈 Oleg Verniaiev UKR 14.900
🥉 Andrey Likhovitskiy BLR 14.566

Rings
🥇 Marco Lodadio ITA 14.800
🥈 Vahagn Davtyan ARM 14.766
🥉 Igor Radivilov UKR 14.733

Vault
🥇 Artur Davtyan ARM 15.016
🥈 Dmitrii Lankin RUS 14.733
🥉 Igor Radivilov UKR 14.649

P Bars
🥇 Oleg Verniaiev UKR 15.333
🥈 Marios Georgiou CYP 14.900
🥉 Ferhat Arican TUR 14.833

H Bar
🥇 Robert Tvorogal LTU 14.400
🥈 Ahmet Önder TUR 14.100
🥉 David Vecsernyes HUN 14.066