Rings Cross Support variations

Supporting your own body weight on low Rings is challenging for beginners due to the moving Base of Support.

Start boys and girls on low Rings as soon as possible. It’s ideal general strength training for support skills.

You can buy low Rings and adjustable straps for about $40. The best bang for your buck of any equipment purchase.

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Thanks Bermuda Gymnastics Association.

STILL trying to understand Olympic qualification

MAGnastics tried a hypothetical scenario using results of Men’s Worlds 2018 to decide most of the Olympians:

  • Team Qualification (12)
  • Individual AA Qualification
  • Individual Apparatus Qualification

Using 2018 rankings Olympians include: Adam Steele, Ireland, Tin Srbic, Croatia, Ri Se Gwang, North Korea, Eleftherios Petrounias, Greece, Lee Chih Kai, Taipei, Artem Dolgopyat, Israel, etc. 

Click through to see how it turned out:

Demonstrating Olympic Qualification Using 2018 Worlds as an Example

World Cup qualifiers are not included.


World Champs Dalaloyan, Xiao Rutoeng, Petrounias

1. Artur Dalaloyan (RUS) 14.9
2. Kenzo Shirai (JPN) 14.866
3. Carlos Yulo (PHI) 14.6

You could argue that Yul Moldauer (USA) 14.566 should have been Bronze.

Yulo is the biggest happy surprise of Worlds 2018. Congratulations Philippines. 🙂

1. Xiao Rutoeng (CHN) 15.166 ***
2. Max Whitlock (GBR) 15.166 ***
3. lee Chih Kai (TPE) 14.966

Second ever Worlds medal for TPE.

Max hit 3/3 in Doha. He lost the tie break due to having lower E-score.

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1. Eleftherios Petrounias (GRE) 15.36
2. Arthur Zanetti (BRA) 15.100
3. Marco Lodadio (ITA) 14.900 

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Petrounias was doubtful to compete Worlds. He has shoulder surgery scheduled in 3 days.

Zanetti was fantastic. You might argue he was even better than Petrounias. There’s not much to separate the very best Ring men.

Click PLAY or watch Zanetti on Twitter.

the GREAT Akinori Nakayama

The kids at Altadore Gym Club 50 years ago all had Gymnastics heroes. We learned about them from IG magazine and American TV broadcasts.

Mine was Nakayama.

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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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