Star of Europeans 2017 – Ellie Downie

“I’m definitely very, very happy. My championship really couldn’t have gone much better, to hit 12 out of 12 routines is pretty unbelievable.

I’m definitely tired now but the crowd and my training got me through today. I worked really hard after Rio to push myself in training and its paid of this week, I’m looking forward to a rest now!”

British Gymnastics

In total, Great Britain won six medals at these championships. Ellie Downie won all-around gold, vault and floor silver and bars bronze, James Hall took all-around bronze and Courtney Tulloch, rings silver.

BBC – 10 things about Ellie Downie

Oklahoma wins again

A thriller.

1. Oklahoma 431.950
2. OSU 423.700
3. Illinois 422.100
4. Stanford 421.500
5. Minnesota 414.200
6. Nebraska 412.900

Saturday night at Christl Arena in West Point, N.Y., the University of Oklahoma men’s gymnastics team etched its legacy in the history books, notching a team score of 431.950 to claim its third consecutive NCAA national championship. …

The title is Oklahoma’s 11th overall …

Oklahoma’s championship caps a third straight perfect season. The Sooners have won every meet they have competed in since finishing second at the 2014 NCAA Championships. …


Europeans Rings Final

1. Eleftherios Petrounias GRE 15.433
2. Courtney Tulloch GBR 15.066
3. Igor Radivilov UKR 15.033

Rings results

This was the best of the day 1 Finals. Very competitive. All the guys were awesome. Rings has never been better in the history of the sport.

Tulloch had the highest D-score 6.4.

Personally I love Butterfly skills as included by Davtyan and Tulloch.

Women’s European Championships AA results

Lauren Hopkins posted the Qualifications Results in an easy to read format:

1 Ellie Downie Great Britain 56.198
2 Zsofia Kovacs Hungary 54.882
3 Tabea Alt Germany 54.866
4 Elena Eremina Russia 54.698
5 Eythora Thorsdottir Netherlands 54.598
6 Kim Bui Germany 53.632
7 Melanie De Jesus Dos Santos France 53.333
8 Martina Maggio Italy 53.315
full results

Ellie Downie leads the way in Cluj

Oklahoma, LSU, Florida

1. Oklahoma- 198.3875
2. LSU- 197.7375
3. Florida- 197.7000
4. UCLA- 197.2625
5. Utah- 196.5875
6. Alabama- 196.0000

I would have been happier with a tie between the Tigers and the Gators. It could have gone either way.

The first rotation of six was a disaster. After that there were many, many highlights.

Overall this was the best NCAA season I can recall. Looking forward to 2018. 🙂