Szombathely World Cup Final – day 2

Read Blythe’s QUICK HITS.

Beam
GOLD: Christina Zwicker CRO 12.8
SILVER: Elina Vihrova LAT 12.25
BRONZE: Aneta Holasova CZE 12.1

Floor
GOLD: Angelina Radivilova UKR 13.2
SILVER: Marta Pihan Kulesza POL 12.9
BRONZE: Lisa Zimmerman GER 12.8

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Vault
GOLD: Igor Radivilov UKR 14.15
SILVER: Ondrej Kalny CZE 14.15
BRONZE: Sebastian Gawronski POL 14.025

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P Bars
GOLD: Petro Pakhnyuk UKR 14.95
SILVER: Milad Karimi KAZ 14.3
BRONZE: Yevgen Yudenkov UKR 14.1

H Bar
GOLD: Tin Srbic CRO 14.65
SILVER: Milad Karimi KAZ 14.15
BRONZE: David Vecsernyes HUN 14.0

Who saw the LOW Vault Horse at Sydney 2000?

In my mind, the Vault judges were most responsible for not checking their apparatus was set correctly.

Still, it was surprising that no coach or gymnasts figured it out sooner.

Australian champion Allana Slater hadn’t seen the falls when she began the rotation but immediately sensed something was wrong.

“Does the vault look low to you?” she said to those around her. …

‘Does the vault look low to you?’: The Aussie teen who spotted Sydney’s stunning gymnastics fail

Allana Slater 2000

Defying Gravity – part 4/6

You need YouTube Premium to watch the episodes 3-6.

My favourite episode of the first four.

I love seeing Grace and Jade in the Gym. Best interviews I’ve seen, so far.

Vault is the featured apparatus. They did not hold back on the terrible truth that competition landings on this event are very, very dangerous. Ellie Black and others were interviewed on injuries.

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I don’t understand why FIG has never tried to improve vault landing mats.

FIG should improve Vault landing mats

Does anyone have statistics on this?

I feel certain we are seeing more severe injuries on Vault landings, on average, than on any other apparatus.

I’d recommend FIG require a mat more like the safer one used by Trampoline sports on double-mini.

Eurotramp Double-Minitramp landing mat

Leave a comment if you have an opinion.