Monday, December 1, 2014

2014 Abierto Mexicano de Gimnasia

The 4th edition of the Abierto Mexicana de Gimnasia will take place from the 4th to the 6th of December at the Fairmont Acapulco Princess in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico. I am really excited about the twenty Gymnasts who are competing. The competition is split over the two days (5th and 6th) with the competition of both days beginning at 7.00pm (Local Time in Acapulco). This also marks the first International competition back for Australian Emily Little. 

WOMEN:
  • Emily Little (AUS)
  • Victoria-Kayen Woo (CAN)
  • Roxana Daniela Popa Nedelcu (ESP)
  • Enus Mariani (ITA)
  • Karla Yanin Retiz Hernandez (MEX)
  • Karla Amaranta Torres Nunez (MEX)
  • Marta Pihan-Kulesza (POL)
  • Angelina Kysla (UKR) 
  • Oksana Chusovitina (UZB)
MEN:
  • Lucas de Souza Bitencourt (BRA)
  • Simon Porter (CAN)
  • Jossimar Orlando Calvo Moreno (COL)
  • Rayderley Miguel Zapata Santana (ESP)
  • Andreas Bretschneider (GER)
  • Paolo Ottavi (ITA)
  • Kenzo Kaneko (JPN) 
  • Kevin Ricardo Cerda Gastelum (MEX)
  • Roman Lech Kulesza (POL)
  • Maksym Semiankiv (UKR)
  • Danell Leyva (USA)

German Women and Verniaiev Won Titles on Final Day of DTB-Pokal Team Challenge and FIG World Cup

Okay so I need to wrap up the final day of competition from the 2014 EnBW DTB-Pokal Women's Team Challenge and Men's FIG World Cup which was held on the weekend before moving onto different competitions. The Women's team from Germany consisting of Nadja Schulze, Michelle Timm, Pauline Schaefer and Sophie Scheder won the Team Challenge competition over Russia and Switzerland. Austria's Lisa Ecker who competed for Team Schwabischer Turnerbund in the qualification did not compete in the final. Russia's Ksenia Afanasyeva top scored on the Vault and Floor Exercise, whilst Germany's Schaefer and Scheder earned top marks on the Balance Beam and Uneven Bars respectively. 

Ukraine's Oleg Verniaiev won the Men's FIG World Cup title by 1.166 points from Brazil's Sergio Sasaki Junior with the United States of America's Donnell Whittenburg picking up the bronze. Verniaiev was the top scorer on the Pommel Horse and Parallel Bars whilst Whittenburg outclassed the field on both the Floor Exercise and Still Rings. The top score on the Vault was achieved by Sergio Sasaki Junior with Germany's own Fabian Hambuechen schooling the field on how to do a Horizontal Bar routine. 

WOMEN'S TEAM CHALLENGE FINAL:
  1. GERMANY 112.698
    • Nadja Schulze (13.333, 0.000, 0.000, 11.200)
    • Michelle Timm (14.233, 9.900, 12.000, 12.700)
    • Pauline Schaefer (14.733, 13.333, 14.600, 14.000)
    • Sophie Scheder (0.000, 15.133, 13.966, 0.000)
  2. RUSSIA 110.831
    • Polina Fedorova (13.600, 13.533, 13.133, 13.533)
    • Ekaterina Kramarenko (14.166, 14.600, 12.833, 13.433)
    • Ksenia Afanasyeva (15.000, 0.000, 0.000, 14.033)
  3. SWITZERLAND 105.097
    • Jessica Diacci (13.133, 12.100, 12.600, 12.833)
    • Ilaria Kaeslin (14.166, 12.000, 13.766, 13.600)
    • Nicole Hitz (13.266, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000)
    • Stefanie Siegenthaler (0.000, 12.566, 12.800, 12.533)
  4. SCHWABISCHER TURNERBUND 93.398
    • Nicole Fritz (0.000, 10.366, 0.000, 0.000)
    • Dorothee Henzler (13.333, 10.066, 10.600, 12.600)
    • Sarina Maier (13.233, 10.266, 10.800, 12.200)
MEN'S FIG WORLD CUP ALL AROUND COMPETITION:
  1. Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) (14.366, 15.566, 15.200, 15.366, 16.233, 15.000) 91.731
  2. Sergio Sasaki Junior (BRA) (15.300, 15.166, 14.800, 15.500, 14.966, 14.833) 90.565
  3. Donnell Whittenburg (USA) (15.466, 14.433, 15.366, 15.000, 15.533, 14.600) 90.398
  4. Fabian Hambuechen (GER) (15.233, 13.033, 14.633, 15.033, 14.966, 16.133) 89.031
  5. Yusuke Tanaka (JPN) (15.166, 14.466, 14.833, 14.400, 15.633, 14.133) 88.631
  6. Nikolai Kuksenkov (RUS) (15.100, 13.866, 14.833, 14.466, 15.033, 15.066) 88.364
  7. David Belyavskiy (RUS) (14.100, 14.933, 14.200, 14.866, 14.766, 14.433) 87.298
  8. Yusuke Saito (JPN) (12.400, 13.600, 14.300, 14.566, 12.466, 14.033) 81.365

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Japan Wins Men's Team Challenge

The Japanese Men's Team consisting of Daisuke Suzuki, Shohei Fujiwara, Rikii Hoshino and Yoshiaki Furutani won the Team Challenge competition at the 2014 EnBW DTB-Pokal Team Challenge at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, Germany. They were 0.55 of a point winners over the United States of America (Robert Baker, Marvin Kimble, Christopher Maestas and Akash Modi) with the team from Germany (Philipp Herder, Helge Liebrich, Andreas Bretschneider and Andreas Toba) earning the bronze medal. Hoshino was the top scorer on the Floor Exercise with team mate Furutani earning the top marks on the Pommel Horse. Brazil's Arthur Nabarette Zanetti outclassed the field on the Still Rings and also tied for the top marks on the Vault alongside Helge Liebrich. Marvin Kimble was the top scorer on the Parallel Bars whilst Bretschneider was the top scorer on the Horizontal Bar. 

RESULTS:
  1. Japan 177.100
    • Daisuke Suzuki (14.550, 14.000, 0.000, 14.100, 14.000, 14.600)
    • Shohei Fujiwara (14.250, 14.750, 14.800, 14.500, 0.000, 14.350)
    • Rikii Hoshino (15.350, 0.000, 14.500, 14.800, 14.800, 0.000) 
    • Yoshiaki Furutani (0.000, 14.950, 14.750, 0.000, 14.800, 14.450) 
  2. United States of America 176.550
    • Marvin Kimble (14.100, 14.100, 14.750, 0.000, 15.100, 14.500)
    • Akash Modi (14.450, 14.450, 0.000, 14.750, 15.000, 14.150)
    • Christopher Maestas (15.250, 14.350, 15.400, 0.000, 0.000, 13.750)
    • Robert Baker (0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 14.400, 13.100, 0.000)
  3. Germany 175.950
    • Philipp Herder (14.800, 14.100, 12.350, 0.000, 14.750, 0.000)
    • Helge Liebrich (14.600, 14.050, 0.000, 14.900, 0.000, 14.300)
    • Andreas Bretschneider (14.900, 0.000, 14.400, 14.250, 14.900, 15.150)
    • Andreas Toba (0.000, 14.350, 14.550, 14.350, 13.100, 14.800)
  4. Brazil 175.250
    • Lucas de Souza Bitencourt (14.600, 13.800, 14.100, 14.450, 12.400, 14.250)
    • Francisco Carlos Barretto Junior (0.000, 14.200, 13.350, 0.000, 14.700, 14.850)
    • Arthur Nory Oyakawa Mariano (15.150, 14.050, 0.000, 14.650, 13.950, 12.800)
    • Arthur Nabarette Zanetti (13.350, 0.000, 15.850, 14.900, 0.000, 0.000)

Iordache Wins Stuttgart World Cup Title

Romania's Larisa Andreea Iordache top scored on the Vault, Balance Beam and Floor Exercise to take the Women's All Around title at the DTB-Pokal Stuttgart World Cup event. Venezuela's Jessica Brizeida Lopez Arocha finished second with Germany's Kim Bui finishing third. Germany's Lisa-Katharina Hill was the top scorer on the Uneven Bars. Russian Aliya Mustafina finished in fifth place after having a rough day - falling off the Uneven Bars on a cast handstand which went awry and on the Balance Beam where she fell on a standing Arabian. 

RESULTS:
  1. Larisa Andreea Iordache (ROU) (15.133, 14.700, 15.333, 14.600) 59.766
  2. Jessica Brizeida Lopez Arocha (VEN) (14.600, 14.833, 14.200, 14.166) 57.799
  3. Kim Bui (GER) (14.133, 14.600, 13.666, 14.266) 56.665
  4. Vanessa Ferrari (ITA) (13.800, 13.933, 14.333, 14.366) 56.432
  5. Aliya Mustafina (RUS) (15.000, 13.833, 13.600, 13.966) 56.399
  6. Alla Sosnitskaya (RUS) (14.333, 14.000, 12.933, 14.100) 55.366
  7. Elsabeth Black (CAN) (13.933, 13.733, 13.700, 13.833) 55.199
  8. Lisa-Katharina Hill (GER) (13.933, 14.966, 12.700, 13.266) 54.865

Friday, November 28, 2014

Germany Topped MAG and WAG Team Challenge Quals

The Men's Team Qualification was held yesterday morning as part of the 2014 EnBW DTB Pokal Team Challenge. The top four teams advance to the Team Challenge Final which is to be held at the Porsche Arena today starting at 3.30pm (Stuttgart Local Time). The German team consisting of Andreas Bretschneider, Philipp Herder, Helge Liebrich and Andreas Toba had the best team total - a 2 point lead over the United States of America. Japan and Brazil were third and fourth today and also advance to the final. The top scorers on each event were: Frank Baines of Great Britain on the Floor Exercise with team mate James Hall achieving the high mark on the Pommel Horse. Brazil's Arthur Nabarette Zanetti dominated on the Still Rings, with Liebrich recording top marks on the Vault. Andreas Bretschneider outscored the field on both the Parallel Bars and Horizontal Bar.

In the Women's Team Challenge Qualification the team from Germany, consisting of Pauline Schaefer, Michelle Timm, Sophie Scheder and Nadja Schulze advance to Sunday's final after qualifying with the highest team title. They outscored Russia, Switzerland and Team Schwabischer Turnerbund (STB) who all advance to the final as well. Russian Ksenia Afanasyeva was the top scorer on the Vault whilst Germany's Scheder and Schaefer were top scorers on the Uneven Bars and Balance Beam respectively. Schaefer also recorded the top mark on the Floor Exercise. 

WOMEN'S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS:
TEAM RESULTS (TOP FOUR MOVE TO THE FINAL):

  1. GERMANY 112.250
    • Pauline Schaefer (14.350, 13.400, 14.700, 13.900)
    • Michelle Timm (13.950, 13.000, 12.150, 12.850)
    • Nadja Schulze (13.500, 0.000, 0.000, 12.850)
    • Sophie Scheder (0.000, 15.100, 14.000, 0.000)
  2. RUSSIA 108.850
    • Ksenia Afanasyeva (14.550, 0.000, 11.500, 13.550)
    • Ekaterina Kramarenko (14.100, 14.650, 12.850, 13.200)
    • Polina Fedorova (13.600, 11.600, 14.050, 13.500)
  3. SWITZERLAND 103.700
    • Ilaria Kaeslin (13.650, 12.150, 13.350, 13.450)
    • Jessica Diacci (13.050, 13.150, 12.050, 12.300)
    • Stefanie Siegenthaler (12.600, 12.200, 12.500, 12.350)
  4. TEAM SCHWABISCHER TURNERBUND 102.550
    • Lisa Ecker (13.700, 11.600, 13.300, 13.100)
    • Dorothee Henzler (12.950, 10.400, 12.600, 12.350)
    • Nicole Fritz (12.450, 0.000, 11.350, 0.000)
    • Sarina Maier (0.000, 12.950, 0.000, 11.100)
  5. AZERBAIJAN 96.900
    • Marina Nekrasova (13.500, 10.850, 12.550, 11.000)
    • Mariia Smirnova (13.500, 9.950, 10.850, 10.100)
    • Kristina Pravdina (0.000, 12.600, 12.800, 0.000)

MEN'S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS:
TEAM RESULTS (TOP FOUR MOVE TO THE FINAL):
  1. Germany 176.400
    • Andreas Bretschneider (13.300, 0.000, 14.350, 13.900, 15.750, 15.350)
    • Philipp Herder (14.450, 14.200, 13.600, 0.000, 14.100, 0.000)
    • Helge Liebrich (14.500, 13.050, 0.000, 15.100, 0.000, 13.750)
    • Andreas Toba (0.000, 14.050, 14.750, 14.100, 15.000, 14.800)
  2. United States of America 174.400
    • Robert Baker (10.750, 0.000, 10.000, 13.650, 13.600, 0.000)
    • Marvin Kimble (0.000, 14.650, 14.500, 0.000, 15.050, 13.400)
    • Christopher Maestas (14.450, 0.000, 14.950, 14.200, 0.000, 12.650)
    • Akash Modi (14.450, 14.750, 0.000, 14.400, 15.050, 14.550)
  3. Japan 174.350
    • Shohei Fujiwara (14.150, 14.850, 14.600, 14.250, 14.350, 14.600)
    • Yoshiaki Furutani (0.000, 14.000, 14.300, 0.000, 0.000, 14.600) 
    • Rikii Hoshino (14.200, 0.000, 14.300, 14.800, 15.050, 0.000)
    • Daisuke Suzuki (14.350, 14.400, 0.000, 13.950, 13.550, 12.750)
  4. Brazil 172.900
    • Arthur Nory Oyakawa Mariano (14.150, 14.050, 0.000, 13.700, 14.300, 14.500)
    • Arthur Nabarette Zanetti (14.050, 0.000, 15.850, 14.850, 0.000, 0.000)
    • Lucas de Souza Bitencourt (13.950, 13.600,  14.100, 13.750, 14.150, 14.000)
    • Francisco Carlos Barretto Junior (0.000, 14.250, 13.750, 0.000, 14.750, 14.300)
  5. China 170.450
    • CEN Yu (14.150, 0.000, 14.350, 14.850, 0.000, 14.050)
    • HE Youxiao (0.000, 13.750, 14.400, 15.000, 14.550, 13.800)
    • JI Lianshen (13.900, 13.900, 0.000, 0.000, 13.750, 13.300)
    • ZHU Xiaodong (13.900, 12.800, 0.000, 14.100, 13.100, 0.000)
  6. Russia 170.150
    • Mikhail Kudashov (14.500, 14.350, 14.100, 14.850, 13.050, 12.400)
    • Roman Suetin (13.100, 13.950, 0.000, 15.000, 14.700, 13.700)
    • Pavel Pavlov (12.850, 0.000, 14.800, 14.500, 13.750, 13.350)
  7. Great Britain 170.100
    • Frank Baines (14.700, 13.550, 13.650, 14.400, 11.800, 14.300)
    • James Hall (13.850, 15.100, 0.000, 13.950, 14.200, 0.000)
    • Dominick Cunningham (13.050, 0.000, 13.600, 14.650, 0.000, 11.750)
    • Ashley Watson (0.000, 12.850, 14.100, 0.000, 14.850, 12.750)
  8. France 168.850
    • Mathias Philippe (14.450, 0.000, 12.700, 13.800, 0.000, 0.000)
    • Julien Gobaux (13.800, 14.000, 0.000, 14.100, 14.300, 11.550)
    • Axel Augis (12.900, 14.850, 14.450, 13.800, 15.250, 12.000)
    • Guillaume Augugliaro (0.000, 13.950, 13.700, 0.000, 14.450, 14.000)
  9. Azerbaijan 165.650
    • Petro Pakhnyuk (13.900, 13.700, 12.850, 13.600, 14.000, 14.000)
    • Oleg Stepko (13.850, 14.250, 13.600, 13.850, 15.000, 13.050)
  10. Team Kunst-Turn-Forum (KTF) Stuttgart 159.200
    • Anton Wirt (14.350, 0.000, 11.950, 13.800, 14.000, 10.150)
    • Felix Pohl (13.600, 11.250, 13.050, 13.900, 0.000, 12.350)
    • Christian Auer (13.000, 13.150, 0.000, 0.000, 14.050, 0.000)
    • Alexander Maier (0.000, 11.600, 13.500, 13.500, 11.650, 11.850)
  11. Israel 155.250
    • Michael Sorokine (13.300, 12.550, 0.000, 13.250, 11.150, 11.200)
    • Eyal Glazer (13.000, 12.750, 12.950, 0.000, 13.350, 12.350)
    • Andrey Medvedev (ISR) (12.550, 0.000, 13.050, 13.850, 0.000, 0.000)
    • Moran Yanuka (0.000, 13.350, 10.100, 0.000, 11.550, 12.500)
  12. Bulgaria 152.300
    • Martin Angelov (13.250, 11.850, 0.000, 13.800, 12.900, 12.800)
    • Dimitar Dimitrov (12.350, 9.600, 12.700, 12.900, 12.900, 12.500)
    •  Iliya Tudzharov (0.000, 12.900, 11.450, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Castillo Galindo and Valdez Perez Take 2 Apparatus Finals Each

On the final day of the Rhythmic Gymnastics competition at the 2014 Juegos Deportivos Centroamericanos y del Caribe, Mexico's Rut Castillo Galindo and Cynthia Yasmin Valdez Perez won two Apparatus Titles each. Rut Castillo Galindo dominated in the Hoop Final over Cuba's Yansy de la Caridad Duquesne Cartaya and Colombia's Lina Marcela Dussan Orozco. Valdez Perez had a 0.600 penalty to finish in fourth place. Castillo also triumphed with the Ball over Valdez Perez and Cuban Legna de la Caridad Savon Diaz. Cynthia Yasmin Valdez Perez dominated with the Clubs, taking the honors by 1.967 points over compatriot Karla Diaz Arnal and Grisbel Andreina Lopez Ortega of Venezuela. Whilst with the Ribbon Cynthia Yasmin Valdez Perez recorded a narrow 0.884 point victory over Rut Castillo Galindo with Michelle Steffanie Sanchez Salazar of Venezuela picking up the bronze. 

HOOP FINAL:
  1. Rut Castillo Galindo (MEX) 15.633
  2. Yansy de la Caridad Duquesne Cartaya (CUB) 13.717
  3. Lina Marcela Dussan Orozco (COL) 12.833
  4. Cynthia Yasmin Valdez Perez (MEX) 12.500
  5. Michelle Steffanie Sanchez Salazar (VEN) 12.300
  6. Linda Esperanza Sandoval Maldonado (GUA) 12.133
  7. Brenda Leyva Mejias (CUB) 11.550
  8. Grisbel Andreina Lopez Ortega (VEN) 11.083
BALL FINAL:
  1. Rut Castillo Galindo (MEX) 15.650
  2. Cynthia Yasmin Valdez Perez (MEX) 15.467
  3. Legna de la Caridad Savon Diaz (CUB) 13.600
  4. Michelle Steffanie Sanchez Salazar (VEN) 13.450
  5. Grisbel Andreina Lopez Ortega (VEN) 13.033
  6. Lina Marcela Dussan Orozco (COL) 12.650
  7. Brenda Leyva Mejias (CUB) 12.617
    1. Linda Esperanza Sandoval Maldonado (GUA) 12.183
    CLUBS FINAL:
    1. Cynthia Yasmin Valdez Perez (MEX) 15.817
    2. Karla Diaz Arnal (MEX) 13.850
    3. Grisbel Andreina Lopez Ortega (VEN) 13.483
    4. Michelle Steffanie Sanchez Salazar (VEN) 13.450
    5. Legna de la Caridad Savon Diaz (CUB) 13.183
    6. Brenda Leyva Mejias (CUB) 13.067
    7. Lina Marcela Dussan Orozco (COL) 12.067
    8. Linda Esperanza Sandoval Maldonado (GUA) 11.800
    RIBBON FINAL: 
    1. Cynthia Yasmin Valdez Perez (MEX) 15.467
    2. Rut Castillo Galindo (MEX) 14.583
    3. Michelle Steffanie Sanchez Salazar (VEN) 13.950
    4. Legna de la Caridad Savon Diaz (CUB) 13.617
    5. Grisbel Andreina Lopez Ortega (VEN) 13.583
    6. Yansy de la Caridad Duquesne Cartaya (CUB) 12.267
    7. Linda Esperanza Sandoval Maldonado (GUA) 11.050
    8. Lina Marcela Dussan Orozco (COL) 10.983

    Mexico's Jose Alberto Vargas Garcia Won the JCC Trampoline Title

      Mexico's Jose Alberto Vargas Garcia won the Men's Trampoline Title at the 2014 Juegos Deportivos Centroamericanos y del Caribe (2014 Central American and Caribbean Games). Vargas Garcia who was fifth in qualifications came back with a strong routine today to win over Colombia's Angel Hernandez Recalde and Natanael Camara Rodriguez of Puerto Rico. 

      FINAL RESULTS (LISTED AS DIFFICULTY, EXECUTION AND TIME OF FLIGHT):
      1. Jose Alberto Vargas Garcia (MEX) (15.000, 23.900, 17.205) 56.105
      2. Angel Hernandez Recalde (COL) (16.200, 21.100, 17.230) 54.530
      3. Natanael Camara Rodriguez (PUR) (14.600, 20.700, 15.625) 50.925
      4. Santiago Gabriel Marcano (VEN) (12.700, 20.700, 15.355) 48.755
      5. Dimitry Geboes Tavarez (DOM) (5.300, 17.300, 13.870) 36.470
      6. Lazaro Yoel Almirall Iglesias (CUB) (2.000, 2.100, 1.765) 5.865