Simone competes Yurchenko Double Pike

Making HISTORY … again.

Amazing.

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It’s this kind of thing that keeps the greatest of all time motivated.

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Many male gymnasts have done Yurchenko Double Pike into the PIT.

On to competition mats, very few.

None this easily.

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FIG Vault mats are dangerous

With or without bad lighting, they are too narrow for the most powerful vaulters in the world.

I’ve seen many injuries from missing the mat completely.

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Japanese Olympians chosen this weekend

For the host men, a hugely deep and competitive competition.

NHK Trophy is on 16th May, and the top 2 gymnasts after scores from NHK are combined with Nationals scores earn automatic selection to the Tokyo Olympic team.

The final two spots on the Olympic team are determined following the All Japan Event Championships in June. …

Nationals was won by Hashimoto Daiki who … scored a huge 88.532 in the final, scoring 15+ on four events (including a new and impressive Yonekura (kas 2.5) on vault) to win with a combined score of 173.365.

Within a point of him are Tanigawa Wataru (172.728) and Kaya Kazuma ( 172.696) seperated by only 0.032. …

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GBR trial Cardiff videos

British Gymnastics posted some videos from the recent test meet in Wales.

Click PLAY or watch Ondine Achampong’s Vault on YouTube. She’s going to be amazing in the NCAA competing for Cal.

As with the GBR MAG team, selectors have some tough choices to make.