Jr Worlds 2019 – DETAILS

Finally. There’s an official website – jwchgyor2019.hu

GYŐR, Hungary will host the first World Jr Championships 27th-30th June, 2019.

Invited are those nations who qualified a gymnast to the 2018 Youth Olympics.

WAG – born in 2004 or 2005

MAG – born in 2002 or 2003

The competition format is 3-3-2, so there will be three gymnasts per team, all competing AA and 2 scores on each event count towards the team total.

The first round of competition will be qualifications, which also counts as the Team and AA finals, like it did at Jr Euros last year, and then there will be two days of event finals.

Weirdly though, for gymnasts to qualify into any event finals they must compete all 6 events in qualifications. I have no idea why on earth that’s a rule here, but it is.

MAGnastics

Auburn’s historic win

Fans will be remembering this night for a long, long time.

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Olympian Ágnes Keleti is 98

Ágnes Keleti (born Ágnes Klein, 9 January 1921) is a HungarianIsraeli retired Olympic and world champion artistic gymnast and coach. While representing Hungary in the Summer Olympics, she won 10 Olympic medals …

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Can she still do the splits? 🙂

Oklahoma opens with best score all-time

Update – some think there were scores higher than 198.050 in the distant past. Leave a comment if you know of one.

1. Oklahoma 198.050
2. UCLA 197.250
3. Utah 197.175
4. LSU 196.775
5. Georgia 196.600
6. Michigan 196.050

On the strength of a Maggie Nichols 39.750 in the AA, the Sooners dashed out to an eight-tenth advantage over the rest of the country …

It’s not surprising that Oklahoma has jumped out to a lead given the team’s specific attention to starting quickly, but seeing the 198 barrier fall so early is a surprise…since it has never happened before. This 198.050 now sits as the highest opening-weekend score in the history of college gymnastics.

Balance Beam Situation

Many teams haven’t competed yet.

25 Men’s Gymnastics highlights 2018

21. Netherlands making the World TF for the first time

17. Sun Wei making China’s Worlds team

15. Carlos Yulo breaking into the senior scene and winning a World medal

10. Zou Jingyuan’s Parallel Bars dominance

6. Team Russia at Worlds in general

1. Artur Dalaloyan- World All Around Champion

Click through to read the rest.

Best Gymnastics Moments of 2018

Russia Calendar photo preview via Luba.

top scores 2018

Includes FIG-sanctioned and continental meets. Multi-sport games (like Commonwealth Games and the Central American & Caribbean Games), and several top-rated invitationals (like the City of Jesolo Trophy).

1 Simone Biles United States World Championships QF 60.965
2 Grace McCallum United States Pan American Championships TF 57.000
3 Morgan Hurd United States American Cup 56.599
4 Mai Murakami Japan Tokyo World Cup 56.532
5 Mélanie De Jesus Dos Santos France European Championships TF 56.266
6 Chen Yile China Asian Games QF 55.950
7 Emma Malabuyo United States City of Jesolo Trophy AA 55.868
8 Nina Derwael Belgium World Championships AA 55.699
9 Angelina Melnikova Russia World Championships AA 55.698
10 Ragan Smith United States City of Jesolo Trophy AA 55.166

Single Vault
1 Simone Biles United States World Championships QF 15.966
2 Giulia Steingruber Switzerland Koper Challenge Cup EF 15.100
3 Rebeca Andrade Brazil Cottbus World Cup EF 14.866

Two-Vault Average
1 Simone Biles United States World Championships QF 15.666
2 Rebeca Andrade Brazil Cottbus World Cup QF 14.766
3 Boglarka Devai Hungary European Championships QF 14.616

Bars
1 Nina Derwael Belgium Doha World Cup EF 15.300
2 Fan Yilin China Cottbus World Cup QF 15.233
3 Simone Biles United States World Championships TF 14.866

Beam
1 Chen Yile China Asian Games QF 14.800
Simone Biles United States World Championships QF 14.800
3 Flavia Saraiva Brazil Pan American Championships TF 14.667

Floor
1 Simone Biles United States World Championships QF 15.333
2 Jade Carey United States Pan American Championships TF 14.600
3 Mai Murakami Japan Tokyo World Cup 14.566

full results

top Men’s AA scores of 2018

Sam MIKULAK USA 87.700 Pacific Rims
Artur DALALOYAN RUS 87.598 Worlds AA
XIAO Ruoteng CHN 87.598 Worlds AA
Nikita NAGORNYY RUS 87.098 Worlds Q
LIN Chaopan CHN 86.750 Asian Games Q
Nile WILSON GBR 86.100 Commonwealths Q
Kenzo SHIRAI JPN 86.064 Tokyo
Yul MOLDAUER USA 85.964 American Cup
Shogo NONOMURA JPN 85.950 Asian Games Q
SUN Wei CHN 85.898 Worlds AA

Click over to MAGnastics to see the full list.

André Simard to the Order of Canada

A former Men’s National Coach has been honoured by his nation.

André ​Simard of Saint-Agathe-des-Monts, Que., who has worked with Cirque du Soleil since 1987, is being appointed a member “for his expertise in choreographing spectacular acrobatic and aerial acts for the circus arts, both in Canada and on the world stage.”

Simard was also a three-time Canadian men’s all around gymnastic champion who represented Canada at the Munich Olympics before moving into a training role for young gymnasts.

“All my life, I have given the best of myself unconditionally to my athletes, student artists and employers. I am very proud of that,” he said in a statement.

“I would especially like to thank Jean Paul Marcil and Richard Montpetit, who guided me throughout my career as a gymnast, and all those who have accompanied me along the many paths my life has taken. ”

CBC

Thanks Jim.