Wednesday, September 17, 2014

U.S. Announce WAG World Champs Team

Congratulations to the gymnasts chosen to represent the United States of America at the Nanning World Championships:
  • Alyssa Baumann (Plano, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics)
  • Simone Biles (Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre)
  • Madison Desch (Blue Springs, Missouri/Great American Gymnastics Express)
  • Madison Kocian (Dallas, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics)
  • Ashton Locklear (Huntersville, North Carolina/Everest Gymnastics)
  • Kyla Ross (Aliso Viejo, California/Gym-Max Gymnastics)
  • MyKayla Skinner (Gilbert, Arizona/Desert Lights Gymnastics)
  • NON-TRAVELLING ALTERNATE: Brenna Dowell (Odessa, Missouri/Great American Gymnastics Express)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Russia Dominates Group AA Final

The Group from Russia dominated with both the 5 Clubs and 5 Hoops and won the Youth Olympic Games All Around title by a massive 2.500 points over the Group from Bulgaria. The Group from Kazakhstan picked up the bronze medal over Uzbekistan. 

GROUP ALL AROUND FINAL:

  1. Russian Federation (14.700, 14.850) 29.550
  2. Bulgaria (13.700, 13.350) 27.050
  3. Kazakhstan (12.300, 12.750) 25.050
  4. Uzbekistan (11.850, 12.850) 24.700

Annenkova is YOG All Around Champion

Russian Irina Annenkova once again top scored with the Hoop, Ball and Clubs on her way to winning the Youth Olympic Games Individual All Around title. Maryia Trubach of Belarus managed to hold off American Laura Yihan Zeng by 0.200 points to capture the silver medal. Ana Luiza Filiorianu of Romania finished in fourth after scoring the top mark with the Ribbon.

INDIVIDUAL ALL AROUND FINAL (HOOP, BALL, CLUBS, RIBBON):
  1. Irina Annenkova (RUS) (14.975, 14.800, 14.450, 14.350) 58.575
  2. Maryia Trubach (BLR) (14.650, 14.400, 14.000, 13.900) 56.950
  3. Laura Yihan Zeng (USA) (14.450, 14.050, 14.400, 13.850) 56.750
  4. Ana Luiza Filiorianu (ROU) (13.500, 14.350, 13.600, 14.400) 55.850
  5. Linoy Ashram (ISR) (14.200, 14.050, 13.900, 13.475) 55.625
  6. Valeriya Khanina (UKR) (12.950, 13.350, 13.900, 13.550) 53.750
  7. Nicoleta Dulgheru (MDA) (13.250, 14.100, 14.000, 11.750) 53.100
  8. Anora Davlyatova (UZB) (13.200, 13.500, 13.000, 12.775) 52.475

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Day 2 - Event Finals at Youth Olympic Games

Finally catching up on some results from the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games.... the final day of event finals for Artistic Gymnastics. Great Britain's Giarnni Regini-Moran won the Vault title over China's MA Yue and Russian Nikita Nagornyy. Nagornyy narrowly earned the Parallel Bars honors over Hungarian Botond Kardos and Regini-Moran. Kenya Yuasa of Japan won the Horizontal Bar title with Belgian Luka Van Den Keybus in second and Regini-Moran adding another bronze medal to his name. Regini-Moran's higher execution score meant that he earned the bronze on the Horizontal Bar despite having the same score as Frenchman Zachari Hrimeche. China's WANG Yan was the Balance Beam champion over Brazil's Flavia Lopes Saraiva and Great Britain's Elissa Downie whist Lopes Saraiva triumphed on the Floor Exercise with Russian Seda Tutkhalyan and Downie finishing in second and third respectively.

MEN'S VAULT:
  1. Giarnni Regini-Moran (GBR) (14.800, 14.591) 14.695
  2. MA Yue (CHN) (14.400, 14.433) 14.416
  3. Nikita Nagornyy (RUS) (13.800, 14.966) 14.383
  4. Clay Mason Stephens (AUS) (14.500, 13.833) 14.166
  5. Artem Dolgopyat (ISR) (14.083, 13.866) 13.974
  6. Rene Cournoyer (CAN) (13.566, 14.200) 13.883
  7. Emil Soravuo (FIN) (13.841, 13.833) 13.837
  8. Mohamed Elhamy Aly (EGY) (13.766, 13.433) 13.599
WOMEN'S BALANCE BEAM:
  1. WANG Yan (CHN) 14.633
  2. Flavia Lopes Saraiva (BRA) 14.000
  3. Elissa Downie (GBR) 13.500
  4. Iosra Abdelaziz (ITA) 12.933
  5. Natallia Yakubava (BLR) 12.766
  6. Veronika Cenkova (CZE) 12.633
  7. Stephanie Marline Hernandez Hurtado (MEX) 12.358
  8. Laura Jurca (ROU) 11.866
MEN'S PARALLEL BARS:
  1. Nikita Nagornyy (RUS) 14.033
  2. Botond Kardos (HUN) 14.016
  3. Giarnni Regini-Moran (GBR) 14.000
  4. Alec Yoder (USA) 13.633
  5. Marco Pfyl (SUI) 13.541
  6. Kenya Yuasa (JPN) 13.533
  7. Phay Xing Jeremiah Loo (MAS) 13.366
  8. Nils Dunkel (GER) 13.300
WOMEN'S FLOOR EXERCISE:
  1. Flavia Lopes Saraiva (BRA) 13.766
  2. Seda Tutkhalyan (RUS) 13.733
  3. Elissa Downie (GBR) 13.466
  4. Laura Jurca (ROU) 13.366
  5. Antonia Alicke (GER) 13.066
  6. Iosra Abdelaziz (ITA) 12.933
  7. Sydney Townsend (CAN) 12.833
  8. Tutya Yilmaz (TUR) 9.200
MEN'S HORIZONTAL BAR:
  1. Kenya Yuasa (JPN) 13.700
  2. Luka Van Den Keybus (BEL) 13.666
  3. Giarnni Regini-Moran (GBR) 13.633
  4. Zachari Hrimeche (FRA) 13.633
  5. Andres Martinez Moreno (COL) 13.266
  6. Botond Kardos (HUN) 13.166
  7. Rene Cournoyer (CAN) 12.333
  8. Nikita Nagornyy (RUS) 12.000 

Annenkova Tops Individual AA Quals; Russia tops Groups Quals

The Rhythmic Gymnastics competition at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games is underway at the Nanjing Olympics Sport Center Gymnasium. Irina Annenkova of Russia top scored on the Hoop, Ball and Ribbon on the way to topping the Individual All Around Qualification. Laura Yihan Zeng of the United States finished second in the All Around standings and was the top performer with the Ribbon. Belarussian Maryia Trubach was third in the All Around. The top eight in the All Around qualification move onto today's All Around Final.

The Group from Russia consisting of Daria Anenkova, Daria Dubova, Victoria Ilina, Natalia Safonova and Sofya Skomorokh dominated in the Group All Around qualification. The Groups from Bulgaria (Elena Bineva, Aleksandra Mitrovich, Emiliya Radicheva, Sofiya Rangelova and Gabriela Stefanova) and Uzbekistan (Sabrina Ramazanova, Gyuzal Raymanova, Komilabonu Rustamova, Irina Saleh and Karina Tagaeva) were second and third in the Qualification and move onto the Groups All Around final. Also advancing is the Group from Kazakhstan (Viktoriya Guslyakova, Amina Kozhakhat, Nuray Kumarova, Darya Medvedeva and Aliya Moldakhmetova).

INDIVIDUAL ALL AROUND QUALIFICATION (HOOP, BALL, CLUBS, RIBBON):
  1. Irina Annenkova (RUS) (15.150, 14.575, 14.800, 14.425) 58.950
  2. Laura Yihan Zeng (USA) (14.875, 13.450, 14.500, 14.550) 57.375
  3. Maryia Trubach (BLR) (14.700, 13.000, 14.675, 14.475) 56.850
  4. Linoy Ashram (ISR) (14.050, 13.925, 13.875, 13.725) 55.575
  5. Ana Luiza Filiorianu (ROU) (14.125, 13.850, 14.000, 13.350) 55.325
  6. Valeriya Khanina (UKR) (12.900, 13.400, 14.150, 13.650) 54.100
  7. Nicoleta Dulgheru (MDA) (13.550, 13.125, 14.150, 13.150) 53.975
  8. Anora Davlyatova (UZB) (13.350, 13.150, 14.000, 13.225) 53.725
  9. Katerina Marinova (BUL) (13.475, 12.475, 12.600, 13.000) 51.550
  10. Olivia Tai Qing Tong (MAS) (13.500, 11.850, 12.800, 12.075) 50.225
  11. Hana Hassan Nafie (EGY) (12.500, 12.150, 12.275, 12.500) 49.425
  12. Takana Tatsuzawa (JPN) (11.650, 12.250, 12.700, 12.050) 48.650
  13. Yeliizaveta Mainovskaya (KAZ) (12.025, 12.375, 11.000, 12.950) 48.350
  14. Edna Maryel Garcia Amor (MEX) (11.200, 11.575, 12.250, 12.850) 47.875
  15. Shannon Gardiner (RSA) (11.350, 11.400, 11.750, 11.150) 45.650
  16. Basma Ouatay (MAR) (10.500, 10.500, 11.600, 11.250) 43.850
  17. Mayra Luiza Tiago Sineriz (BRA) (11.550, 10.150, 10.550, 11.050) 43.300
  18. Tara Wilkie (AUS) (9.300, 10.325, 9.150, 8.500) 37.275
GROUPS ALL AROUND QUALIFICATION (5 CLUBS, 5 HOOPS):
  1. Russia (14.750, 14.900) 29.650
  2. Bulgaria (14.450, 14.750) 29.200
  3. Uzbekistan (13.100, 11.600) 24.700
  4. Kazakhstan (11.300, 12.000) 23.300
  5. Canada (11.250, 11.300) 22.550
  6. Egypt (11.200, 10.725) 21.925

Monday, August 25, 2014

Hano Named to Senior Pan Am Champs Team


Video of Felicia Hano's Balance Beam routine from the second day of competition at the P&G Championships courtesy of USA Gymnastics Youtube channel. 

Felicia Hano of Gym-Max Gymnastics was added to the U.S. Women's Senior National Squad on Sunday and has been named to the Senior Pan American Championships team. Hano comes onto the Pan American Championships team as a replacement for WOGA Gymnast Alyssa Baumann who withdrew due to an elbow hyperextension injury.

U.S. Men's Sr National Team/Worlds Team/Sr Pan Ams Team

So many announcements were made by the U.S. Men's Program Selection Committee at the conclusion of the Senior Men's Competition. Firstly the Senior Men's National Team is:

  • Christopher Brooks (U.S. Olympic Training Center/Team Hilton HHonors)
  • Jacob Dalton (University of Oklahoma/Team Hilton HHonors)
  • Jonathan Horton (Cypress Academy of Gymnastics/Team Hilton HHonors)
  • Marvin Kimble (Swiss Turners Gymnastics Academy)
  • Steven Legendre (University of Oklahoma/Team Hilton HHonors)
  • Danell Leyva (Universal Gymnastics/Team Hilton HHonors)
  • C.J. Maestas (University of Illinois-Champaign)
  • Sean Melton (Ohio State University)
  • Samuel Mikulak (University of Michigan/Team Hilton HHonors)
  • Akash Modi (Stanford University)
  • Alexander Naddour (U.S.A. Youth Fitness Center/Team Hilton HHonors)
  • John Orozco (U.S. Olympic Training Center/Team Hilton HHonors)
  • Eddie Penev (Stanford University/Team Hilton HHonors)
  • Paul Ruggeri III (U.S. Olympic Training Center/Team Hilton HHonors)
  • Donnell Whittenburg (U.S. Olympic Training Center/Team Hilton HHonors)
  • Brandon Wynn (U.S. Olympic Training Center/Team Hilton HHonors)
The World Championships team was announced:
  • Jacob Dalton (University of Oklahoma/Team Hilton HHonors)
  • Danell Leyva (Universal Gymnastics/Team Hilton HHonors)
  • Samuel Mikulak (University of Michigan/Team Hilton HHonors)
  • Alexander Naddour (U.S.A. Youth Fitness Center/Team Hilton HHonors)
  • John Orozco (U.S. Olympic Training Center/Team Hilton HHonors)
  • Donnell Whittenburg (U.S. Olympic Training Center/Team Hilton HHonors)
  • TRAVELLING REPLACEMENT ATHLETE: Paul Ruggeri III (U.S. Olympic Training Center/Team Hilton HHonors)
And so was the Senior Pan American Championships team:
  • Jonathan Horton (Cypress Academy of Gymnastics/Team Hilton HHonors)
  • Marvin Kimble (Swiss Turners Gymnastics Academy)
  • C.J. Maestas (University of Illinois-Champaign)
  • Sean Melton (Ohio State University)
  • Eddie Penev (Stanford University/Team Hilton HHonors)
  • Brandon Wynn (U.S. Olympic Training Center/Team Hilton HHonors)
  • TRAVELLING REPLACEMENT ATHLETE: Akash Modi (Stanford University)