Tuesday, July 22, 2014

2nd Youth Olympic Games

The participants are know officially known and I cannot wait for the competition to get started! The 2nd 2014 Youth Olympic Games will be held in Nanjing, China from the 16th to the 28th of August. The Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium will be home to all Gymnastics events. The Artistic Gymnastics and Trampoline competitions are being held from the 17th to 24th with Rhythmic Gymnastics on the 26th and 27th. For full scheduling details see: http://www.nanjing2014.org/en/en_sports/scheduleResults.htm

WOMEN'S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS:
SUBDIVISION ONE:
STARTING ON VAULT:
  • PUERTO RICO: Paola Natalia Moreira Irizarry 
  • ALGERIA: Fatima Ahlem Mokhtari
  • CAYMAN ISLANDS: Morgan Lloyd
  • IRAQ: Fatimah Saadi Al-Tameemi 
  • FINLAND: Maria Monica Sileoni 
  • PORTUGAL: Sara Sequeira Raposeiro 
  • SOUTH AFRICA: Mammule Rankoe 
STARTING ON UNEVEN BARS:
  • KAZAKHSTAN: Arailym Khanseiitova 
  • REPUBLIC OF KOREA: Hana Park
  • HUNGARY: Boglarka Devai
  • SINGAPORE: Nadine Joy Nathan
  • GREAT BRITAIN: Elissa Downie
  • PERU: Ana Karina Mendez Reyes
  • JAPAN: Sae Miyakawa 
SUBDIVISION TWO:
STARTING ON VAULT:
  • TURKEY: Tutya Yilmaz 
  • MEXICO: Stephanie Marline Hernandez Hurtado 
  • CZECH REPUBLIC: Veronika Cenkova
  • POLAND: Wiktoria Lopuszanska 
  • BELARUS: Natallia Yakubava 
  • EGYPT: Nada Ayman Ibrahim 
  • SWITZERLAND: Gaia Nesurini
STARTING ON UNEVEN BARS:
  • ITALY: Iosra Abdelaziz
  • CHINA: Wang Yan 
  • UZBEKISTAN: Veronika Orlova 
  • ARGENTINA: Agustina Santamaria
  • CANADA: Sydney Townsend 
  • AUSTRIA: Ceyda Sirbu 
  • PHILIPPINES: Ava Lorein Verdeflor
SUBDIVISION THREE:
STARTING ON VAULT:
  • QATAR: Rahma Al Dulaimi
  • GREECE: Evangelia Monokrousou 
  • BELGIUM: Jelle Beullens 
  • GUATEMALA: Katherine Mishell Godinez Reyes 
  • TUNISIA: Rahma Mastouri 
  • COLOMBIA: Laura Pardo Garzon
  • FRANCE: Camille Bahl 
STARTING ON UNEVEN BARS:
  • NETHERLANDS: Wendy de Jong 
  • ROMANIA: Laura Jurca 
  • RUSSIA: Seda Tutkhalyan 
  • GERMANY: Antonia Alicke 
  • NORWAY: Martine Rustoen Skregelid
  • NEW ZEALAND: Millie Williamson
  • BRAZIL: Rebeca Rodrigues de Andrade 
MEN'S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS:
SUBDIVSION ONE:
STARTING ON FLOOR EXERCISE:
  • CANADA: Rene Cournoyer
  • SLOVAKIA: Igor Takac
  • PERU: Luis Enrique Pizarro Silva 
  • MOROCCO: Hamza Hajjaji 
  • GREECE: Antonios Tantalidis 
  • ISRAEL: Artem Dolgopyat 
  • FRANCE: Zachari Hrimeche
STARTING ON POMMEL HORSE:
  • SWEDEN: Kjell Kim Vanstroem
  • COLOMBIA: Andres Martinez Moreno
  • PANAMA (UNIVERSALITY PLACE): Kevin Jose Espinosa Castillo 
  • CHINA: Ma Yue
  • BRAZIL: Lucas Goncalves de Oliveira Cardoso 
  • AUSTRALIA: Clay Stephens 
  • MALAYSIA: Phay Xing Jeremiah Loo
STARTING ON STILL RINGS:
  • KAZAKHSTAN: Yerbol Jantykov
  • ARMENIA: Vigen Khachatryan
  • GERMANY: Nils Dunkel 
  • SOUTH AFRICA: Muhammad Khaalid Mia
  • BELGIUM: Luka Van den Keybus 
  • MEXICO: Patricio Razo Padilla 
  • RUSSIA: Nikita Nagornyy
SUBDIVISION TWO:
STARTING ON FLOOR EXERCISE:
  • JAPAN: Kenya Yuasa 
  • SWITZERLAND: Marco Pfyl 
  • AUSTRIA: Johannes Mairoser 
  • PUERTO RICO: Andres J Perez Gines 
  • JORDAN (UNIVERSALITY PLACE): Yazan Abandeh 
  • UKRAINE: Vladyslav Hryko
  • CROATIA: Jakov Vlahek
STARTING ON POMMEL HORSE:
  • BELARUS: Ilya Yakauleu
  • CYPRUS: Marios Georgiou 
  • THAILAND: Nattipong Aeadwong
  • REPUBLIC OF KOREA: Myongwoo Lim 
  • INDIA: Abhijeet Kumar
  • VIETNAM: Dinh Vuong Tran 
  • ITALY: Andrea Russo 
STARTING ON STILL RINGS:
  • EGYPT: Mohamed Elhamy Aly 
  • FINLAND: Emil Soravuo 
  • HUNGARY: Botond Kardos  
  • GREAT BRITAIN: Giarrni-Regini Moran 
  • UZBEKISTAN: Timur Kadirov
  • BULGARIA: Vladimir Tushev 
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Alec Yoder
RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS - INDIVIDUALS:
QUALIFICATION STARTING ORDER:
  • AUSTRALIA: Tara Wilkie
  • SOUTH AFRICA: Shannon Gardiner
  • MOROCCO: Basma Ouatay 
  • BRAZIL: Mayra Luiza Tiago Sineriz 
  • BELARUS: Maryia Trubach
  • MEXICO: Edna Maryel Garcia Amor 
  • KAZAKHSTAN: Yelizaveta Mainovskaya 
  • MOLDOVA: Nicoleta Dulgheru
  • UZBEKISTAN: Anora Davlyatova 
  • JAPAN: Takana Tatsuzawa 
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Laura Yihan Zeng
  • BULGARIA: Katerina Marinova 
  • ROMANIA: Ana Luiza Filiorianu 
  • RUSSIA: Iuliia Bravikova 
  • ISRAEL: Linoy Ashram
  • EGYPT: Hana Hassan Nafie
  • UKRAINE: Valeriya Khanina 
  • MALAYSIA: Qing Tong Tai 
RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS - GROUPS:
STARTING ORDER - QUALIFICATIONS
  • KAZAKHSTAN: Amina Kozhakhat, Aliya Moldakhmetova, Nuray Kumarova, Viktoriya Guslyakova, Darya Medvedeva
  • BULGARIA: Elena Bineva, Aleksandra Mitrovich, Emiliya Radicheva, Gabriela Stefanova, Sofiya Rangelova 
  • UZBEKISTAN: Gyuzal Raymanova, Irina Saleh, Komilabonu Rustamova, Karina Tagaeva, Sabrina Ramazanova 
  • RUSSIA: Daria Anenkova, Victoria Ilina, Karina Katiukhina, Sofya Skomorokh, Natalia Safonova
  • CANADA: Crystal Dimov, Emma Lozhkin, Vanessa Panov, Alyssa Klyushin, Cassandra Brand 
  • EGYPT: Hania Hatem Khattab, Nadin Tamer Gaber, Sara Hany Ibrahim, Sherifa Mohamed Bayoumy, Zain Mohamed Saad
TRAMPOLINE GYMNASTICS - WOMEN:
STARTING ORDER QUALIFICATIONS:
  • GEORGIA: Teona Janjgava 
  • NAMIBIA (UNIVERSALITY PLACE): Jivanka Kruger 
  • RUSSIA: Maria Zakharchuk 
  • QATAR: Nadeen Mammdoh Wehdan 
  • EGYPT: Ashrakat Ismail
  • GREAT BRITAIN: Zainub Akbar 
  • JAPAN: Rana Nakano 
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Nicole Ahsinger
  • AUSTRALIA: Abbie Watts
  • MEXICO: Karina Cantu Martinez 
  • FRANCE: Lea Labrousse
  • CHINA: Xueying Zhu 
TRAMPOLINE GYMNASTICS - MEN:
STARTING ORDER QUALIFICATIONS:
  • RUSSIA: Oleg Selyutin 
  • EGYPT: Mohab Ayman Hassan 
  • UZBEKISTAN: Amiran Babayan 
  • BELARUS: Artsiom Zhuk 
  • KAZAKHSTAN: Pirmammad Aliyev 
  • CHINA: Changxin Liu 
  • NAMIBIA: Reinhardt Van Zyl 
  • PORTUGAL: Pedro Ribeiro Ferreira 
  • GREAT BRITAIN: Zachary Sheridan
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Cody Gesuelli
  • MEXICO: Luis Armando Loria Cetina
  • NEW ZEALAND: Dylan Schmidt 

Jones and Lim Named Flag Bearers for Their Respective Countries


Congratulations to Francesca Jones who will be representing Wales in Rhythmic Gymnastics at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow who has been named as the Flag Bearer for the country at the Opening Ceremony. Jones who is set to retire after Glasgow and is readying to compete in her third Commonwealth Games was shocked by the announcement. For more information see the article on Wales Online at http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/other-sport/commonwealth-games-2014-gymnast-frankie-7473992. Image and below quote from Wales Online. 
Team Wales Chef de Mission Brian Davies said: “We are delighted to announce Frankie Jones as our Team Wales flag bearer for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
“Frankie is a perfect choice having won a silver medal in Delhi, competed at the London 2012 Olympic Games and now aiming for another medal in Glasgow.
“This will be Frankie’s third, and final, Commonwealth Games which is a huge achievement in a sport dominated by young talent.
“There is no doubt the whole sport in Wales has grown off the back of her personal success and without her we would not have had such a thriving gymnastics team here in Glasgow.
Earlier this month, Singapore announced at a Flag Presentation Ceremony that Heem Wei Lim is set to carry her nation's flag at the Opening Ceremony. An image from the Presentation and a corresponding article can be seen at: http://www.redsports.sg/2014/07/02/teamsg-flag-presentation/  

Saturday, July 19, 2014

XX Commonwealth Games

FULL PARTICIPANTS LISTS NOW KNOWN!! And yes that is Australian gymnast Stelutsa (Stella) Savvidou who is representing Cyprus!! Gymnasts from 19 Nations will be competing in Women's Artistic Gymnastics, 17 Nations will be represented in Men's Artistic Gymnastics and 12 Nations will be represented in Rhythmic Gymnastics. Good luck to all!

The 2014 XX Commonwealth Games will take place from the 23rd of July to the 3rd of August in Glasgow, Scotland. The Gymnastics competition will take place at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center Precinct with Rhythmic Gymnastics taking place from the 24th to the 26th with Artistic Gymnastics taking place from the 29th of July through to the 1st of August. For the full schedule of events see the official website at: http://glasgow2014.com/games/sports/gymnastics where you can download a detailed schedule. 

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS:
WOMEN'S ARTISTIC:
  • AUSTRALIA
    • Georgia-Rose Brown
    • Larrissa Miller
    • Lauren Mitchell
    • Mary-Anne Monckton 
    • Olivia Vivian
  • BERMUDA:
    • Morgan Beckles
    • Zantae Dill
    • Sydney Mason
    • Gabby Vincent
  • CANADA:
    • Elsabeth Black
    • Maegan Chant
    • Stefanie Merkle
    • Victoria Moors
    • Isabela Maria Onyshko
  • CAYMAN ISLANDS:
    • Bethany Dikau
  • CYPRUS:
    • Stelutsa (Stella) Savvidou
  • ENGLAND:
    • Rebecca Downie
    • Claudia Fragapane
    • Ruby Harrold
    • Kelly Simm
    • Hannah Whelan
  • INDIA:
    • Budda Aruna Reddy
    • Pranati Das
    • Rucha Sachin Divekar
    • Dipa Karmakar
    • Pranati Nayak
  • ISLE OF MAN:
    • Nicole Burns
    • Tara Donnelly 
    • Grace Harrison 
    • Kaitlin Kneen
  • JAMAICA:
    • Toni-Ann Williams
  • JERSEY:
    • Charlotte Pollard 
  • MALAYSIA:
    • Farah Ann Abdul Hadi
    • Tracie Ang 
    • Nur Eli Ellina Azmi 
    • Tan Ing Yueh
    • Natasha Ilana Raymund Jayadev Devaraj
  • MALTA:
    • Kirsty Caruana
    • Peppijna Dalli
    • Andreanna Zammit
  • NEW ZEALAND:
    • Courtney McGregor
    • Brittany Robertson
    • Mackenzie Slee
    • Charlotte Sullivan
    • Anna Tempero
  • NORTHERN IRELAND:
    • Sarah Beck
    • Nicole Mawhinney
    • India McPeak
    • Ciara Roberts 
  • SOUTH AFRICA:
    • Kirsten Beckett
    • Claudia Cummins
    • Bianca Mann
  • SCOTLAND:
    • Cara Kennedy
    • Erin McLachlan 
    • Amy Regan
    • Carly Smith
    • Emma White
  • SINGAPORE:
    • Janessa Dai Min Yi
    • Ashly Wei-Ning Lau
    • Heem Wei Lim
    • Jing Ying Joey Tam
    • Michelle Teo Yin Zhi
  • SRI LANKA:
    • Tilanka Virajini Abayagunawardana
    • Ridma Samanali Gunathilaka Bengalage
    • Sachini Perera
  • TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO:
    • Marisa Dick
    • Khazia Hislop
  • WALES:
    • Elizabeth Beddoe
    • Georgina Hockenhull
    • Jessica Hogg
    • Angel Romaeo
    • Raer Theaker
MEN'S ARTISTIC:
  • AUSTRALIA
    • Mitchell Morgans Sean O'Hara
    • Michael Mercieca Kent Pieterse
    • Jayden Bull Jack Rickards 
    • Naoya Tsukahara
    • Luke Wadsworth
  • BANGLADESH:
    • Quazi Syque Caesar
  • CANADA:
    • Zachary Clay 
    • Nathan Gafuik
    • Anderson Loran
    • Kevin Lytwyn
    • Scott Morgan
  • CYPRUS:
    • Panagiotis Aristotelous 
    • Irodotos Georgallas 
    • Dimitris Krasias
    • Stefanos Loucaides 
    • Xenios Papaevripidou
  • ENGLAND:
    • Sam Oldham
    • Louis Smith
    • Kristian Thomas
    • Max Whitlock
    • Nile Wilson
  • INDIA:
    • Ashish Kumar
    • Partha Mondal
    • Rakesh Patra 
    • Aditya Singh Rana
    • Siddharth Verma
  • ISLE OF MAN:
    • Alexander Hedges
    • Harshul Measuria
    • Mukunda Measuria
    • Anand Patel
  • MALAYSIA:
    • Hairi Zaid Ahmad Saruji 
    • Mohd Hamzarudin Nordin
  • NEW ZEALAND:
    • David Bishop
    • Kristofer Done
    • Mikheil (Misha) Koudinov
    • Reid McGowan
    • Matthew Palmer
  • NORTHERN IRELAND:
    • Luke Carson
    • Matthew Cosgrave
  • PAKISTAN:
    • Muhammad Aqeel Asghar
    • Ghulam Qadir 
  • SOUTH AFRICA:
    • Siphesihle Biyase
    • Tiaan Grobler 
    • Cameron Mackenzie
    • Siphamandla Ngcobo
  • SCOTLAND:
    • Frank Baines 
    • Adam Cox
    • Liam Davie
    • Daniel Keatings
    • Daniel Purvis
  • SINGAPORE:
    • Zi Jie Gabriel Gan
    • Wah Toon Hoe
    • Aizat bin Muhammad Jufrie
    • Kai Cheng Timothy Tay
    • Wei-An Terry Tan
  • SRI LANKA:
    • Dilshan Kavin Arachchi Appuhamilage Don
    • Tharindu Uditha Kumara Paththapperuma
  • TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO:
    • William Albert 
  • WALES:
    • Jac Davies
    • Iwan Mepham
    • Harry Owen
    • Clinton Purnell
    • Robert Sansby 
RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS:
  • AUSTRALIA
    • Jaelle Cohen
    • Danielle Prince
    • Amy Quinn
  • BERMUDA
    • Gemma Lightbourne
  • CANADA:
    • Patricia Bezzoubenko
    • Maria Kitkarska
    • Annabelle Kovacs
  • CYPRUS:
    • Themida Christodoulidou
    • Pantelitsa Theodoulou  
  • ENGLAND:
    • Mimi-Isabella Cesar
    • Lynne Hutchison
    • Stephani Sherlock
  • INDIA:
    • Prabhjot Bajwa 
    • Palak Kour Bijral
    • Mitali Dogra
  • MALAYSIA
    • Amy Kwan Dict Weng
    • Wong Poh San
    • Fatin Zakirah Jalany Zain Jalany 
  • NEW ZEALAND:
    • Amelia Coleman
    • Kelly MacDonald
  • SOUTH AFRICA:
    • Grace Legote
    • Aimee van Rooyen
    • Julene van Rooyen
  • SCOTLAND:
    • Rebecca Bee
    • Lauren Brash
    • Victoria Clow
  • SINGAPORE:
    • Daphne Theresa Chia
    • Yi Lin Phaan 
    • Kah Mun Tong
  • WALES:
    • Laura Halford
    • Nikara Jenkins
    • Francesca Jones

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Secret U.S. Classic Field Announced

71 athletes from 20 states will be competing at the 2014 Secret U.S. Classic which will be held at the Hoffman Estates in Illinois on August 2nd. This is the final opportunity in which gymnasts have to qualify for the 2014 P&G Championships. Competition begins with the Junior Elite session which begins at 1.00pm with the Senior session getting underway at 6.30pm. Nine Juniors who will be age-eligible for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games will be competing in the Senior session but will still be vying for the Junior titles as a result of the large number of Juniors who have entered. Most gymnasts have already qualified for the P&G National Championships but for those who haven't the Qualifying Marks are: at least 54.000 in the All Around or a 3-event total of 41.250 or 2-event total of 28.000 for Seniors with Juniors having to score 52.000 in the All Around at the Secret Classic.

SENIORS:
  • Alyssa Baumann (Plano, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics)
  • Simone Biles (Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre) 
  • Madison Desch (Lenexa, Kansas/Great American Gymnastics Express)
  • Brenna Dowell (Odessa, Missouri/Great American Gymnastics Express)
  • Peyton Ernst (Coppell, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics)
  • Rachel Gowey (Urbandale, Iowa/Chow's Gymnastics and Dance Institute)
  • Felicia Hano (San Gabriel, California/Gym-Max Gymnastics)
  • Veronica Hults (Coppell, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics)
  • Amelia Hundley (Hamilton, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy)
  • Madison Kocian (Dallas, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics)
  • Ashton Locklear (Hamlet, North Carolina/Everest Gymnastics)
  • Maggie Nichols (Little Canada, Minnesota/Twin City Twisters)
  • Samantha Ogden (Allen, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics)
  • Lexie Priessman (Fairfield, Ohio/Perfection Gymnastics)
  • Melissa Reinstadtler (Brick, New Jersey/Rebound Gymnastics Inc.)
  • Kyla Ross (Aliso Viejo, California/Gym-Max Gymnastics)
  • Emily Schild (Huntersville, North Carolina/Everest Gymnastics)
  • Mykayla Skinner (Gilbert, Arizona/Desert Lights Gymnastics)
  • Macy Toronjo (Huntsville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics)
  • Nia Dennis (Westerville, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics) - JUNIOR COMPETING IN SENIOR SESSION
  • Norah Flatley (Cumming, Iowa/Chow's Gymnastics and Dance Institute) - JUNIOR COMPETING IN SENIOR SESSION
  • Jazmyn Foberg (Bayville, New Jersey/MG Elite) - JUNIOR COMPETING IN SENIOR SESSION
  • Emily Gaskins (Coral Springs, Florida/Texas Dreams Gymnastics) - JUNIOR COMPETING IN SENIOR SESSION
  • Bailie Key (Montgomery, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics) - JUNIOR COMPETING IN SENIOR SESSION
  • Lauren Navarro (La Verne, California/Charter Oak Gymnastics) - JUNIOR COMPETING IN SENIOR SESSION
  • Abby Paulson (Coon Rapids, Minnesota/Twin City Twisters) - JUNIOR COMPETING IN SENIOR SESSION
  • Ragan Smith (Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics) - JUNIOR COMPETING IN SENIOR SESSION
  • Olivia Trautman (Champlin, Minnesota/Twin City Twisters) - JUNIOR COMPETING IN SENIOR SESSION
JUNIORS:
  • Shania Adams (Dublin, Ohio) - Buckeye Gymnastics)
  • Ariana Agrapides (Bayville, New Jersey/MG Elite)
  • McKenna Appleton (Great Falls, Virginia/Hill's Gymnastics)
  • Elena Arenas (Bishop, Georgia/Georgia Elite Gymnastics)
  • Rachel Baumann (Plano, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics)
  • Vanasia Bradley (Lincoln Park, Michigan/Splitz Gymnastics)
  • Aria Brusch (Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy)
  • Jordan Chiles (Vancouver, Washington/Naydenov Gymnastics Inc.)
  • Kaitlin DeGuzman (Rowlett, Texas/Metroplex Gymnastics)
  • Christina Desiderio (Hackettstown, New Jersey/Parkettes National Gymnastics Training Center)
  • Olivia Dunne (Hillsdale, New Jersey/Eastern Academy of Paramus)
  • Bailey Ferrer (Orlando, Florida/Orlando Metro Gymnastics)
  • Rachael Flam (Houston, Texas/Stars Gymnastics Training Center-Houston)
  • Molly Frack (Nazareth, Pennsylvania/Parkettes National Gymnastics Training Center)
  • Margzetta Frazier (Erial, New Jersey/Parkettes National Gymnastics Training Center)
  • Molly Freed (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania/Parkettes National Gymnastics Training Center)
  • Kailey Gillings (Beach City, Texas/Stars Gymnastics Training Center-Houston)
  • Delanie Harkness (Leslie, Michigan/Geddert's Twistars USA Gymnastics)
  • Morgan Hurd (Newark, Delaware/First State Gymnastics)
  • Sydney Johnson-Scharpf (Groveland, Florida/Brandy Johnson's Global Gymnastics)
  • Shilese Jones (Renton, Washington/Auburn Gymnastics Center Inc.)
  • Hannah Joyner (Waldorf, Maryland/First in Flight)
  • Adeline Kenlin (North Liberty, Iowa/Iowa Gym-Nest)
  • Taylor Lawson (Macungie, Pennsylvania/Parkettes National Gymnastics Training Center)
  • Abigail Matthews (Virginia Beach, Virginia/Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy)
  • Emily Muhlenhaupt (Castle Rock, Colorado/Colorado Aerials Gymnastics Center)
  • Maggie Musselman (Crownsville, Maryland/Hill's Gymnastics)
  • Victoria Nguyen (West Des Moines, Iowa/Chow's Gymnastics and Dance Institute)
  • Marissa Oakley (Oswego, Illinois/Phenom Gymnastics)
  • Maile O'Keefe (Las Vegas, Nevada/Academy of Gymnastics - Salcianu Gymnastics)
  • Gabby Perea (Geneva, Illinois/Legacy Elite Gymnastics LLC)
  • Adriana Popp (Easton, Pennsylvania/Girls In Co-Operation Gymnastics Training Center I)
  • Grace Quinn (Arlington, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics)
  • Lexy Ramler (St. Michael, Minnesota/KidSport LLC)
  • Madison Rau (Cypress, Texas/Cypress Academy of Gymnastics)
  • Makenzie Sedlacek (West Chicago, Illinois/Illinois Gymnastics Institute Inc.)
  • Alyona Shchennikova (Evergreen, Colorado/TIGAR)
  • Megan Skaggs (Marietta, Georgia/Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta)
  • Caitlin Smith (Valley Village, California/Paramount Elite Gymnastics)
  • Deanne Soza (Orem, Utah/Arete Gymnastics)
  • Alexis Vasquez (West Des Moines, Iowa/Chow's Gymnastics and Dance Institute)
  • Grace Waguespack (Longwood, Florida/ACE Gymnastics)
  • Anastasia Webb (Morton Grove, Illinois/Illinois Gymnastics Institute Inc.)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

2014 European Champs - Senior Men's Apparatus Finals

Well it's onto the final six events of the competition at the 2014 Men's Artistic Gymnastics European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria - the Senior Men's apparatus finals. Solid Floor routine from Alexander Shatilov of Israel, low on the landing of his final tumbling pass. Great routine from Russian Denis Ablyazin. Nice routine from the Greek man Eleftherios Kosmidis and an awesome save on the landing of his final tumbling line. I am a huge fan of David Belyavskiy of Russia and I absolutely love his gymnastics. Great Britain's Max Whitlock's flairs work is PHENOMENAL!! Out of bounds on his 3.5 twist barani though. What a routine from Daniel Purvis. Ablyazin wins the Gold medal with Eleftherios Kosmidis finishing second. Shatilov and Purvis tie for the bronze. No messing around... it's straight onto the Pommel Horse final. I don't really know much about Pommel Horse except for the fact that it can look really cool!!! Ukraine's Oleg Verniaiev comes off the horse. Next up, Croatian Filip Ude also comes off. What is going on?!? Belarussian Vasili Mikhalitsyn has also come off the horse. That's now 3 of the 4 gymnasts who have gone up that have come off the horse! Solid routine from Hungarian Pommel Horse superstar Krisztian Berki. Phenomenal routine from Whitlock!! Huge form break during Russian Nikolai Kuksenkov's routine but he managed to stay on. Rough routine for Andrey Likhovitskiy of Belarus. Whitlock tops Berki and Saso Bertoncelj of Slovenia for the title of European Pommel Horse title! Russians Aleksandr Balandin and Ablyazin share in the Still Rings title with Frenchman Samir Ait Said taking home the bronze. Poor Dutchman Jeffrey Wammes sits down both his Vaults. Wammes gets a rerun. Ablyazin takes out the Vault title over Ukraine's Igor Radivilov and Oleg Verniaiev. After a disastrous routine on Parallel Bars for Nikolai Kuksenkov of Russia, Slovenian Mitja Petkovsek also comes off the apparatus. Fantastic routine from Belyavskiy. Great comrade between David Belyavskiy and Oleg Verniaiev. Solid routine for Andrei Vasile Muntean who had barely dismounted before the Belarussians came to chalk up the P. Bars for Aliaksandr Tsarevich. Form break for Tsarevich who jumps off the Bars as a result. Verniaiev set the mark high as the first gymnast to go and he wins the European Title. Belyavskiy finishes in second with Dutchman Epke Zonderland in third. And we are down to the final Event Final of these Championships - the high flying Horizontal Bar! Oh wow that was a nasty fall from German Fabian Hambuechen just moments into his routine on his piked Kovacs. Solid routine from Sam Oldham of Great Britain. Long wait for Belgian Kristof Schroe's score. Nice routine from Swiss gymnast Oliver Hegi. Great routine by Kristian Thomas of Great Britain! Epke Zonderland - now that's how you do a Horizontal Bar routine!!!! Missed catch resulting in a fall for Ukraine's Maksym Semiankiv, and another fall. Zonderland wins the Title over Oldham and Thomas!!

APPARATUS FINALS RESULTS:
FLOOR EXERCISE:
  1. Denis Ablyazin (RUS) 15.700
  2. Eleftherios Kosmidis (GRE) 15.533
  3. Alexander Shatilov (ISR); Daniel Purvis (GBR) 15.400

  4. Max Whitlock (GBR) 15.333
  5. Dzmitry Barkalau (BLR) 15.241
  6. Claudio Capelli (SUI) 14.900
  7. David Belyavskiy (RUS) 14.866
POMMEL HORSE:
  1. Max Whitlock (GBR) 16.166
  2. Krisztian Berki (HUN) 15.633
  3. Saso Bertoncelj (SLO) 15.466
  4. Nikolai Kuksenkov (RUS) 15.333
  5. Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) 14.133
  6. Andrey Likhovitskiy (BLR) 14.000
  7. Filip Ude (CRO) 13.766
  8. Vasili Mikhalitsyn (BLR) 13.266
STILL RINGS:
  1. Aleksandr Balandin (RUS); Denis Ablyazin (RUS) 15.800

  2. Samir Ait Said (FRA) 15.766
  3. Artur Tovmasyan (ARM) 15.700
  4. Artur Davtyan (ARM); Eleftherios Petrounias (GRE) 15.600

  5. Igor Radivilov (UKR) 15.033
  6. Lambertus van Gelder (NED) 14.208
VAULT:
  1. Denis Ablyazin (RUS) (15.200, 15.100) 15.150
  2. Igor Radivilov (UKR) (15.000, 15.100) 15.050
  3. Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) (15.300, 14.533) 14.916
  4. Casimir Schmidt (NED) (15.000, 14.666); Tomi Tuuha (FIN) (15.000, 14.666) 14.833

  5. Andrey Medvedev (ISR) (14.933, 14.533) 14.733
  6. Michael Meier (SUI) (14.000, 466) 14.233
  7. Jeffrey Wammes (NED) (13.600, 0.000) 6.800
PARALLEL BARS:
  1. Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) 15.966
  2. David Belyavskiy (RUS) 15.566
  3. Epke Zonderland (NED) 15.533
  4. Marius Daniel Berbecar (ROU) 14.966
  5. Nikolai Kuksenkov (RUS) 14.200
  6. Andrei Vasile Muntean (ROU) 14.166
  7. Mitja Petkovsek (SLO) 12.566
  8. Aliaksandr Tsarevich (BLR) 12.100
HORIZONTAL BAR:
  1. Epke Zonderland (NED) 15.866
  2. Sam Oldham (GBR) 14.866
  3. Kristian Thomas (GBR) 14.808
  4. Oliver Hegi (SUI) 14.800
  5. Kristof Schroe (BEL) 14.766
  6. Hamilton Sabot (FRA) 14.500
  7. Maksym Semiankov (UKR) 11.766
  8. Fabian Hambuechen (GER) 5.125 

Australia Names Artistic Gymnastics Teams for CWG

At the conclusion of the 2014 Australian National Gymnastics Championships, the Australian Commonwealth Games Association has announced the Men and Women's Artistic Gymnastics teams for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Congratulations to the 10 lucky Gymnasts!

WOMEN'S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS:
  • Georgia-Rose Brown (VIC)
  • Larrissa Miller (VIC)
  • Lauren Mitchell (WA)
  • Mary-Anne Monckton (VIC)
  • Olivia Vivian (WA)
MEN'S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS:

  • Jayden Bull (VIC)
  • Michael Mercieca (QLD)
  • Mitchell Morgans (QLD)
  • Naoya Tsukahara (QLD)
  • Luke Wadsworth (VIC)

2014 European Champs - Junior Men's Apparatus Finals

Welcome to the final day of competition at the 2014 Men's Artistic Gymnastics European Championships. The competition begins today with the Junior Event Finals and will conclude with the Senior Men's Event Finals. Great Britain's Giarnni Regini-Moran topped compatriot Gaius Thompson for the Floor title with Sascha Alexander Coradi of Switzerland picking up the bronze medal. Nile Wilson of Great Britain has earned the Pommel Horse honors over Russia's Sergei Eltcov and Simone Bresolin of Italy. Vinzenz Hoeck of Austria was the Still Rings champion over Brinn Bevan of Great Britain and Eyal Glazer of Israel, whilst on the Vault Russian Nikita Nagornny triumphed over Giarnni Regini-Moran. Belgium's Florian Landuyt and Frenchman Zachari Hrimeche tied for the bronze. Wilson picked up the Parallel Bars title over compatriot Brinn Bevan with Ukraine's Eduard Yermakov winning the bronze medal. Wilson also picked up his 5th gold medal of these Championships taking out the Horizontal Bars over Hrimeche and Coradi.

APPARATUS FINALS RESULTS:
FLOOR EXERCISE:
  1. Giarnni Regini-Moran (GBR) 14.700
  2. Gaius Thompson (GBR) 14.500
  3. Sascha Alexander Coradi (SUI) 14.466
  4. Jonathan Vrolix (BEL) 14.308
  5. Silas Kipfer (SUI); Valentin Starikov (RUS) 14.233

  6. Rick Jacobs (NED) 13.400
  7. Nicola Bartolini (ITA) 13.166


POMMEL HORSE:

  1. Nile Wilson (GBR) 14.200
  2. Sergei Eltcov (RUS) 14.025
  3. Simone Bresolin (ITA) 13.916
  4. Nils Dunkel (GER) 13.833
  5. David Huddleston (BUL) 13.783
  6. Kirill Potapov (RUS) 13.733
  7. Eyal Glazer (ISR) 13.700
  8. Vladyslav Gryko (UKR) 12.633
STILL RINGS:
  1. Vinzenz Hoeck (AUT) 14.433
  2. Brinn Bevan (GBR) 14.100
  3. Eyal Glazer (ISR) 13.966
  4. Artur Dalaloyan (RUS) 13.900
  5. Marios Georgiou (CYP) 13.716
  6. Vigen Khachatryan (ARM) 13.600
  7. Nile Wilson (GBR) 13.433
  8. Andrea Russo (ITA) 13.033
  9. Nikita Nagornyy (RUS) 12.633
VAULT:
  1. Nikita Nagornyy (RUS) (14.900, 14.966) 14.933
  2. Giarnni Regini-Moran (GBR) (14.866, 14.600) 14.733
  3. Florian Landuyt (AUT) (14.633, 14.300); Zachari Hrimeche (FRA) (14.800, 14.133) 14.466

  4. Nicola Bartolini (ITA) (13.600, 14.300) 13.950
  5. Gaius Thompson (GBR) (13.333, 14.366) 13.849
  6. Artur Dalaloyan (RUS) (13.566, 14.066) 13.816
  7. Vigen Khachatryan (ARM) (14.600, 12.966) 13.783
PARALLEL BARS:
  1. Nile Wilson (GBR) 14.800
  2. Brinn Bevan (GBR) 14.733
  3. Eduard Yermakov (UKR) 14.166
  4. Kirill Potapov (RUS) 14.100
  5. David Huddleston (BUL) 13.233
  6. Ahmet Onder (TUR) 13.200
  7. Valentin Starikov (RUS) 13.175
  8. Frank Rijken (NED) 12.366
HORIZONTAL BAR:
  1. Nile Wilson (GBR) 14.166
  2. Zachari Hrimeche (FRA) 13.833
  3. Sascha Alexander Coradi (SUI) 13.666
  4. Tin Srbic (CRO) 13.600
  5. Ahmet Onder (TUR) 13.333
  6. Adrian Nestor Pfiffner (SUI) 13.300
  7. Gaius Thompson (GBR) 12.466
  8. Kirill Potapov (RUS) 10.833