who is Jade Carey?

The U.S. Floor / Vault specialist for Worlds.

The favourite to win Vault, I reckon.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.


Paris Challenge Cup Men’s results

Jorge Vega Guatemala 14.350
Petro Pakhniuk Ukraine 14.150
Marian Dragulescu Romania 14.100

Takaaki Sugino Japan 15.200
Cyril Tommasone France 15.100
Saso Bertoncelj Slovenia 14.900

Eleftherios Petrounias Greece 15.500
Samir Aït Saïd France 15.250
Oleg Verniaiev Ukraine 14.800
Chen Chih Yu Chinese Taipei 14.800

Click PLAY or watch the Olympic Champ on YouTube.

Audrys Nin Reyes Dominican Republic 14.875
Igor Radivilov Ukraine 14.775
Oleg Verniaiev Ukraine 14.775

Click PLAY or watch Audrys on YouTube. A Worlds contender.

P Bars
Oleg Verniaiev Ukraine 15.250
Petro Pakhniuk Ukraine 15.000
Axel Augis France 14.450
Marcel Nguyen Germany 14.450

H Bar
Epke Zonderland Netherlands 14.800
Bart Deurloo Netherlands 14.750
Yusuke Tanaka Japan 14.450

Click PLAY or watch Epke on YouTube.

full results

Varna Challenge Cup Final day 1

1 Rebeca Andrade Brazil 14.800
2 Shallon Olsen Canada 14.225
3 Teja Belak Slovenia 13.900

Click PLAY or watch Rebeca’s Amanar on YouTube. Awesome.

1 Rebeca Andrade Brazil 14.05/6.1
2 Farah Hussein Egypt 12.85/5.1
3 Thais Fidelis Brazil 12.45/4.8

1 Tomas Gonzalez Chile
2 Petro Pakhniuk Ukraine
3 Arthur Nory Brazil

1 Andrey Likhovitskiy Belarus
2 Cyril Tommasone France
3 Jakov Vlahek Croatia

1 Igor Radivilov Ukraine
2 Vinzenz Höck Austria
3 Ali Zahran Egypt

Full day 1 Finals results.

Only Thais Fidelis and Rebeca Andrade will represent Brazil at Worlds.

Yurchenko full to judge’s table

OK. This makes me laugh. I love the gymnast’s reaction.


… the true highlight of the meet was this Yurchenko full directly connected to someone’s getting a new iPad.


sprint training for Vault

The easiest way to improve a vault is to increase horizontal speed on contact with the Board.

I like this 2015 article by Valentin Uzunov because it links to videos.

Sprint Training for Vault – Off-season Training Program for 7-12yr old Gymnasts

Click PLAY or watch a sample from Valentin’s TheGymPress YouTube channel.

Thanks Carla.