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Written by dwight normile    Monday, 15 July 2013 07:50    PDF Print
Legendary Coach Gene Wettstone Turns 100
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In honor of Gene Wettstone's 100th birthday, we are reprinting an interview IG published in its NCAA issue in May.

Born July 15, 1913, to Swiss parents, Gene Wettstone holds the record for NCAA men's team championships by a single coach (nine). He learned the sport at the Swiss Gymnastics Association in Union City, N.J., and was a Big Ten champion at Iowa. He took over the Penn State Nittany Lions in 1938 and produced 45 individual NCAA champions, 12 Olympians and was head coach of two Olympic teams (1948, '56). Wettstone was master at running competitions, but he is most proud of his work in unseating the AAU as the governing body for U.S. gymnastics. He was honored at the 2013 NCAAs in April, when Penn State named its workout facility the Gene Wettstone Gymnastics Complex. On April 1, he spoke by phone with IG Editor Dwight Normile about his long life in gymnastics.

IG: Did you ever think you would reach 99, and in a few months, 100?

GW: No, I never, never, never, never, never thought I'd reach 99.

IG: How often do you think about your days as a gymnast and coach?

GW: I think [about it] quite a bit, but I think more about ... the '60s when we battled the AAU to take over the sport of gymnastics, because the AAU had full control. And I think more about those years than I do about the success I had in getting 18 gymnasts jobs in different universities of this country.

IG: You retired in 1976, the year you hosted the Olympic trials. What do you remember from that event?

GW: I don't remember the event, but we won the national championship as a team [that year]. I remember that. It was the last of my career. It was a nice way to go out, I think.

IG: What are your impressions of gymnastics now?

GW: I keep interested in what is going on and how the rules keep changing. They don't know exactly what to do. We did the same thing in those years; we kept changing the rules. Now all [scores] count in the scoring. They keep changing all the time, trying to figure out how to make the sport a sport, and that bothers me a little bit.

IG: You were a gymnast at Iowa but a coach at Penn State. Are you loyal to both programs?

GW: No, I'm loyal to Penn State because I've been here over 60 years. When you're [in a place] that long and you have a team like we had, I don't think about my alma mater as much as I do Penn State, of course. That's obvious.

IG: You used music to help involve the crowd at gymnastics competitions. Do you still listen to music today?

GW: Not as much because I don't operate my music machine anymore ... it's a little too complicated. But music is, of course, part of gymnastics, and people ought to think about music, for example, "The Student Prince." I always associate that music and that title to our gymnasts, because in a way, they are student princes. If they don't develop these gymnasts into real wonderful models, then they're missing the boat, because they are, in a way, the prince of sports.

IG: What is your best memory as a competitive gymnast?

GW: Well, I won the Big Ten championships way back in — I don't even remember the year (1935 and '37).

IG: What is your best memory as a Penn State coach?

GW: I came to Penn State in 1939 because they wanted somebody to pep up their major student program so that they would be more eligible for jobs in the state. So when they hired me for $1,800 for nine months, I took over the gym like you wouldn't believe. I had the guts to throw baseball out, because they had no right to be playing baseball in a gym. I pulled down all their nets.

Everybody seemed to let me alone and do what I was supposed to do. Of course, I was too aggressive, but never mind; I was able to accomplish what I wanted. I had the phys. ed. majors, and I bought equipment and I developed in them skills on various things like walking on a ball, walking tight wire, just a lot of interesting things that major students had never done before. And pretty soon I was on the way of really taking over ... when the war broke out...

And after the war ended, we won the national championship, and then we won a couple of times around the '50s (four), and then I got the thought of bringing in some foreign teams so our students could understand what's happening in other countries.

I enjoyed making [my gymnasts] student princes. I wanted them to be examples of a person that's disciplined, nice looking. We practiced walking to be sure they had the right character. People got attached to certain gymnasts, and they would actually go to see their favorite gymnasts — (Mike) Jacobson was one of them. I mean, the ladies liked Jacobson, and they would go to the meets to see him. I wanted our gymnasts to be examples of good Americans and do everything so that it inspires people to duplicate what we were doing.

IG: How would you like to be remembered among the gymnastics community?

GW: I brought 16 teams to the United States, but the thing that I like the best of all was the battle we had with the AAU. I mean, that took 10 years, and it took certain teams that cooperated — for example, the University of Cologne in Germany. They came here and the AAU went to the airport to tell them they were not allowed to go to Penn State, and they told them that nothing was going to stop them.

Written by John Crumlish    Friday, 24 May 2013 18:42    PDF Print
IG Interview: Katarzyna Jurkowska (Poland)
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Fifth on balance beam at last month's European championships in Moscow, 21-year-old Polish gymnast Katarzyna Jurkowska is coming into her own after medal-winning performances at international competitions over the past four years.

Born Feb. 18, 1992, in Krakow, Jurkowska was previously coached by Beata Bodzon and Valery Kavalenka at TS Wisla Krakow. She now trains under coach Katsiarina Kalmahorova at the Olympic Training Center in Zabrze. Jurkowska's performance in Moscow marked the first time she made a Europeans final, but her versatility has earned her podium finishes at other meets around the world.

Jurkowska won gold on balance beam and silver on floor exercise at the 2012 Vitaly Scherbo Cup in Minsk; silver on balance beam at the 2011 Grand Prix of Ostrava, Czech Republic, and the 2012 FIG Challenge Cup of Maribor, Slovenia; and bronze on vault at the 2009 Toyota Cup in Japan.

A veteran of three world championships, Jurkowska was fifth on balance beam at the 2009 World Cup of Osijek, Croatia; sixth on balance beam at the 2009 World Cup of Moscow; and fourth on floor exercise and seventh on balance beam at the 2010 World Cup of Osijek.

In this IG Online interview, Jurkowska describes the successes and challenges she has met during her lengthy career.

IG: You have won medals in World Cup events but this is your best European final. What gave you the confidence to break into the beam final in Moscow?

Jurkowska on beam at the 2013 Europeans

KJ: I have had a couple of podium finishes in the World Cup (meets) but the final of the European Championships is the biggest surprise for me and the biggest success in my career, especially since it was my first competition after an operation. I had a 9 month break. I was very nervous about the competition.

IG: In your career you have had good results on all four apparatuses, but especially on beam. What makes you so good on beam?

KJ: A few years ago I practiced all-around, but fear of bars and the ankle surgery were the reasons that, at the European championships, I did just beam. This is my crown competition because, from the beginning, it was my favorite apparatus. And so it is today. Routines on the balance beam give me great satisfaction and pleasure. I just love it.

IG: You turned 21 this year, but you are performing better than ever. After doing gymnastics for so many years, what inspires you to continue at age 21?

KJ: I devoted a lot of time to improve my routine on the balance beam, and I think it allowed me to achieve this result at my age. Why do I still train? Hmm...I think gymnastics is my passion. I have spent most of my life in the gym. The support of my family and my coach are the factors that make me continue to train.

IG: What is your relationship with (2008-12 Polish Olympian) Marta Pihan-Kulesza? How does she motivate you?

KJ: My relationship with Marta is very good. Some time ago we trained together and Marta, as an older colleague, always supported me, although now we rarely see each other. At the European Championships I got a nice message from her.

IG: You, Marta and other gymnasts such as Monika Frandofert, Paula Plichta and Joanna Litewka have been the basis of the Polish team for the past several years. What do you think about the future of Polish gymnastics, especially the younger gymnasts who are rising to take your places?

KJ: We were a good team. What do I think about the future of Polish gymnastics? We have some nice juniors, 13 and 14 years old, who may in a few years take our place in the international arena.

IG: What are your goals for the world championships in Antwerp, and what specifically are you working on to achieve them?

KJ: At the qorld championships I want to perform as best I can. Maybe I can make another nice surprise and win a place in the final, and then anything can happen.

IG: How do you and your fiancé, Arek Kowalski, support each other in terms of sports morale?

KJ: I am getting married in July. That is why I will not be competing at the World University Games (in Kazan, Russia). Arek is a handball player in the first league club in Zabrze, and also a youth coach. I can always count on his support and understanding. That also works the other way, too. I support my boyfriend in every game. We know what life is like for athletes – training and frequent trips - but we spend every free moment together and we try to make the most of the time.

Written by John Crumlish    Wednesday, 15 May 2013 23:58    PDF Print
IG Online Interview: Paul Ruggeri (U.S.)
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A pair of World Cup gold medals and recognition as the U.S. Olympic Committee's Male Athlete of the Month made April a triply successful month for U.S. gymnast Paul Ruggeri III, who is working to bolster his international reputation at this fall's world championships in Antwerp.

Born Nov. 12, 1988, the New York native began gymnastics in 1995. He won five NCAA titles while competing for the University of Illinois, including the team championship in 2012. He was one of several versatile gymnasts who challenged for a spot on the U.S. team at last summer's Olympic Games in London. He finished seventh all-around at the 2012 Visa (U.S.) Championships and sixth all-around at the 2012 U.S. Olympic trials, but was not named to the team.

Ruggeri's double victory at last month's World Cup of Ljubljana, where he placed first on vault and tied for first place on high bar, marked the latest in his steady stream of medal-winning international performances. He won the bronze medal on high bar at the 2010 Moscow World Stars; bronze on floor exercise and high bar at the 2010 Toyota Cup in Japan; gold on high bar and silver (tie) on parallel bars at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara; and silver on high bar at the 2012 Tournament of Masters in Cottbus, Germany.

In this IG Online interview, Ruggeri reflects on his recent successes, and assesses his potential for future achievements.

IG: Congratulations on your two golds in Ljubljana and your recognition as USOC's Male Athlete of the Month for April. How has each of these honors helped you, performance- and confidence-wise, as you prepare for this summer's Visa (U.S.) Championships and this fall's world championships?

Ruggeri at the 2012 Tournament of Masters in Cottbus

PR: Thank you for the congratulations! Performance-wise, I now know which areas of my routines need more attention. On floor, I need to be more aware of going out-of-bounds. The new Spieth floor is amazing. I just need to be aware of how to work this floor a little bit better next time. On vault, I need to do more Yurchenko 2-1/2s in the gym to get the landing down a little bit better. On high bar, I will now consider upgrades. To have a decent meet under my belt has given me a great sense of confidence. Now I know that my gymnastics can compete well internationally in this new Code (of Points).

IG: Last year you came close to making the U.S. Olympic team, but what do you think will earn you a spot on the U.S. team for Antwerp?

PR: I did not make the Olympics, but this has only made me work even harder. In order for me to earn a position on the Antwerp team, I need to continue being consistent. My gymnastics will speak for itself. I just have to continue to do my job hitting routines. (Note: the 2013 Worlds will include all-around and apparatus competitions, but no team competition.)

IG: What is your perspective on trying to remain an all-arounder vs. focusing on your best events, especially since competition for spots on the team is so tight?

PR: It is incredibly important to remain an all-arounder in our country. I believe that a huge reason why I was not awarded an alternate position for the Olympic Games was due to my large weakness on pommel horse and rings. My new coach, Genadi Shub, has been pushing me very hard on rings and pommel horse. We have increased my Start Values on those events noticeably already.

IG: What is your living and training situation these days?

PR: I currently reside in Chestnut Ridge, New York, in 1980 Brazilian Olympian João Ribeiro and his wife Michele Ribeiro's basement. They own the gym, U.S. Gymnastics Development Center, and allow me to work and train there. I am very grateful for the support that they provide.

IG: Looking ahead, what would you like to pursue with your degree in molecular and cellular biology?

PR: I will most definitely pursue my degree. I am pretty sure that I do not want to attend medical school anymore, but molecular and cellular biology at the University of Illinois has kept the door open for many careers. I would like to pursue a graduate degree in nutrition and/or sport management. I think the combination of both degrees could be very useful in many different careers. Those degrees would help me immensely as a coach or in opening up my own business if I chose to do that!

Written by John Crumlish    Tuesday, 30 April 2013 14:01    PDF Print
IG Interview: Marissa King (Great Britain/Florida)
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2008 British Olympian and University of Florida senior Marissa King closed her competitive career in successful style at the recent NCAA Championships, but she is not through with the sport just yet. Pictured: An emotional King celebrates Florida's national championship at the 2013 NCAA Championships in Los Angeles.

2008 British Olympian and University of Florida senior Marissa King closed her competitive career in successful style at the recent NCAA Championships, but she is not through with the sport just yet.

King on floor at the 2013 NCAA Championships

King, a native of Cambridge, England, turned 22 on April 20 – the day she helped Florida win the NCAA national team title for the first time, and the day after she finished in a four-way time for third place in the all-around. King won the NCAA national vault title in 2011 and the NCAA regional balance beam title in 2012. Earlier this season she placed first on balance beam, tied for first on floor exercise, and was third all-around at the NCAA regional qualifier.

Prior to enrolling at Florida, King trained at Huntingdon Olympic Gymnastics Club, where she was coached by Adam Folwell and Aneta Desalermos. She was a member of the British team that placed a then-historic best seventh at the 2007 World Championships in Stuttgart. King finished placed 42nd all-around in qualifications at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, where the British team was ninth. She competed on two events at the 2009 Worlds in London, where she finished 10th on vault in qualifications.

King, who is majoring in geography and minoring in mass communications, demonstrated an impressive skill level throughout her collegiate career. Her routines this season included a 1-1/2 twisting Tsukahara vault; Khorkina and double layout dismount on uneven bars; straight-body kickover front and flip-flop, whip on balance beam; and a double layout first pass and double pike last pass on floor exercise.

King is slated to compete in the Pro Gymnastics Challenge on May 10-11 in Bethlehem, Pa., competing on the "World" team alongside fellow Olympians Sam Oldham (Great Britain), Marcel Nguyen (Germany), Oksana Chusovitina (Uzbekistan), Jade Barbosa (Brazil), Anna Pavlova (Russia) and more.

Following the NCAA apparatus finals in Los Angeles, King chatted with IG about her career and where she wants to take herself next.

IG: How were you able to get and stay so fit through your senior year of collegiate gymnastics?

MK: Even in Beijing (2008 Olympic Games), I wasn't so aware of nutrition and physical health and looking after my body as much as when I came to college. Freshman year, I came in straight away from worlds (2009 World Championships in London). I went straight into the season and competed. Sophomore year, I was in pretty good shape. Junior year, I feel like I was in my least best shape since I've been at Florida, and over the summer I really looked after myself.

King on beam at the 2013 NCAA Championships

After coming second (in the NCAA team final) last year, I think that was a good drive to where I wanted to be in my senior year, and that showed in me physically, too, in my body shape. I came in from the summer probably the fittest I've even been in my entire life, actually. I felt incredible and I've had a phenomenal, inury-free season. I've had no taping of my ankles, no major rehab and no physical therapy that I had to have in previous years.

IG: How did you get yourself in the right mental state to go along with your best physical shape?

MK: I was hungry for success this year, and I was going to make sure that I was going to give my absolute all in my senior year. As well as being in my physical state, it was important to have the mentality that I needed to win a championship and get my team on the same page to do that, and to achieve the goal that we've been looking for since I was a freshman. It's been such a huge process in getting to be where we've gotten today, so that kind of showed physically, too, because I wanted to be a great example to where I wanted to get, especially in my senior year.

IG: Consistency seems to have been an issue for you at times, so what helped you develop consistency to the point where you could finish third in the all-around here?

MK: My whole career has been a bit on and off in a few events, but being a senior, I felt I had a bigger duty and a bigger role, being that leader and example and actively showing the underclassmen how it should be done. I felt like people were looking up to me so much more this year to lead this team and get us where we wanted to be. In elite (international level) I didn't really think about it, I just kind of did it. But in college you have more time to think about what you're doing, because you are doing fewer skills since the requirements are different. I had to train myself again to learn to do my skills and get them into the right technique where I could hit every time. I feel that I think so much more about my skills and routines in college than I ever did in elite, and that came through time and progress of training myself every day. I never thought about anything as much as I did in college.

There was one meet (this season), at Georgia, where I messed up on beam. I had hit all week and I didn't know why I was messing up on beam this season, whereas last year I was the anchor the entire season. I couldn't understand why I was messing up when all the time in the gym I was hitting. It was frustrating, but I had to get that mentality back, that mental toughness. I've been in gymnastics so long that it's not about the skills, or whether or not you can do it. It's about whether you train yourself mentally and prepare yourself to do what you need to do. That was a process I had to learn during the past couple of years in Florida.

IG: You were part of the British team's upward push that really paid off at last summer's Olympics in London. What do you hope you have contributed to British gymnastics?

King competing for Great Britain at the 2007 Worlds in Stuttgart

MK: I hope I have left something behind, in Florida and back in England, too. I hope I have been an inspiration to other gymnasts, because it was different coming from elite in England to college in America. I feel I've done the whole trip. I've done everything. It's possible to do anything if you put your mind to it. It's possible to win a championship with two falls (as Florida did at NCAAs) if you fight till the very end. It's possible to do anything you want; it just depends on how badly you want it. It's been a phenomenal road for me, and I hope that young people who have followed me have been inspired by what I've done. If they want something they have to put their heart and their all into it, and continue believing and having faith that it will all work out.

IG: Will you stay in Florida or go back to England?

MK: I have another year of school; I'm not graduating till next July. So I'll be staying in Florida, hopefully helping out with the team. I still want to be part of the program and help them in whatever they need, and hopefully see the success they'll have next year.

IG: Are you considering something performance-related that involves your gymnastics experience, such as Cirque du Soleil?

MK: I just talked to a woman who's working with Cirque du Soleil, and I'd love to join Cirque for a couple of years. I'd love to stay in acrobatics. I started gymnastics when I was 8, and I've been very fortunate that I have not had too many injuries. I don't feel the wear-and-tear on my body just yet, so I feel that, staying in shape, I could definitely do something like acrobatics or something active in the next few years. If not, I guess moving on into the working world and getting a real job! We'll have to see. I have a year to figure that out, and hopefully an opportunity will open up for me soon.

Read coverage of the 2013 NCAA Championships in the May 2013 issue of International Gymnast magazine; and “Royal Ambition,” a pre-Olympic interview with King, in the April 2008 issue. To subscribe order back issues, click here.

Written by Amanda Turner    Thursday, 28 March 2013 11:27    PDF Print
Five Take Titles at Doha World Challenge Cup
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Gymnasts from three continents were golden Thursday as competition continued at the 6th Doha FIG World Challenge Cup in Qatar.

The competition is the third of three consecutive weekends of FIG competition in March, following events in La-Roche-Sur-Yon, France, and Cottbus, Germany.

Phan Thi Ha Thanh (Vietnam)

Vietnam's Phan Thi Ha Thanh, the bronze medalist on women's vault at the 2011 World Championships, won gold in the final with a clean double-twisting Yurchenko and a layout Rudi (short landing but stood up). Romania Olympian Larisa Iordache took second with a double-twisting Yurchenko and simple Tsukahara full.

Switzerland's Giulia Steingruber, the top qualifier from Wednesday's qualification and gold medalist in La-Roche-Sur-Yon, landed an excellent layout Rudi but had too much power on her Tsuk full and stumbled back. North Korea's Ri Un Ha vaulted a strong double-twisting Yurchenko but crashed her Cheng Fei second vault.

China's Tan Jian, first on uneven bars in qualification, came out ahead again with a dynamic routine featuring a Hindorff to Gienger between the bars, Lin Li to Jaeger; Tkatchev to Pak; and a full-twistng double layout dismount.

Great Britain's Ruby Harrold won the silver with two original transition combinations — Maloney to Bhardwaj (Pak full) and Maloney-half to Zuchold — a Jaeger and double front dismount. Teammate Gabby Jupp, who won the all-around title at last weekend's British championships in Liverpool, took bronze with a very clean routine (Maloney to bail; Jaeger; full-twisting double layout) that earned the highest Execution score in the final.

Tan's teammate Zeng Siqi had a chance for a medal with a packed routine (Lin Li, Ling Jie to Jaeger; Pak salto; front giant 1 1/2 pirouette to Tkatchev) but crashed her undercooked full-twisting double.

Coached by world and Olympic champion Marius Urzica, two-time Romanian Olympian Flavius Koczi won the men's floor title. Koczi, who also won in La-Roche-Sur-Yon, tumbled all twisting passes but no double saltos: 2 1/2 to Rudi; 1 1/2 to double-twisting front; 3 1/2 twist to punch front full; triple twist.

Just .025 behind Koczi, Brazil's Arthur Mariano won the silver with four extremely clean passes (piked Arabian double front; double-twisting front to barani; 2 1/2 front full; 1 1/2 to Rudi) but had an awkward landing on his tucked full-in dismount. Slovakia's Rok Klavora won the bronze.

Olympic champions Krisztian Berki of Hungary (pommel horse) and Arthur Zanetti of Brazil (still rings) continued their reign with more gold in Doha. On pommel horse, Japan's Jumpei Oka grabbed the silver over Hungarian Olympic finalist Vid Hidvegi by .025.

China's Liao Qiuhua won the silver behind Zanetti, his third consecutive rings medal in Doha after gold in 2013 and bronze in 2011.

Separated by .05, Armenian gymnasts Artur Tovmasyan and Vahagn Davtyan finished third and fourth in the rings final. Former Armenian great Eduard Gevorgyan, a Soviet standout in the 1980s, is now the head coach for the Qatar men's team.

Two-time world champion Yuri van Gelder, who turns 30 on April 20, looked ready to challenge for the title until he fell on his full-twisting double layout dismount, ending up seventh.

Competition concludes Friday in Qatar with the remaining five finals.

International Gymnast Magazine Related Features:
Vid Hidvegi: “Making the Grade” (profile) – March 2009
Larisa Iordache: cover photo and interview – March 2013
Rok Klavora: "Rok, Solid" (profile) - November 2009
Giulia Steingruber: profile – December 2009
Yuri van Gelder: "Power Trip" (profile) - January/February 2009; and center poster (June 2008)
Jeffrey Wammes: "Comebacks Complete" (profile) - October 2007; and "Destiny''s Child" (profile as a junior) - August/September 2002

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6th Doha FIG World Challenge Cup
March 28, Doha, Qatar

Women's Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1. Phan Thi Ha Thanh 5.8 9.150 14.950 14.825
6.2 8.600 0.1 14.700
2. Larisa Iordache 5.8 9.200 15.000 14.675
5.2 9.150 14.350
3. Giulia Steingruber 6.2 9.025 15.225 14.662
5.2 8.900 14.100
4. Ri Un Ha 5.8 9.050 0.1 14.750 14.437
6.4 7.725 14.125
5. Teja Belak 5.3 9.125 0.1 14.325 13.725
5.3 7.825 13.125
6. Kirsten Beckett 5.3 7.725 0.1 12.925 13.512
5.2 8.900 14.100
7. Adrian Nunes 5.3 7.750 13.050 13.300
4.6 8.950 13.550
8. Jordyn Pedersen 5.0 8.600 13.600 13.125
4.4 8.250 12.650
9. Aljazy Al-Habshi 4.6 7.625 12.225 12.025
4.4 7.425 11.825

Uneven Bars FinalDENDScore
1. Tan Jiaxin 6.6 8.250 14.850
2. Ruby Harrold 6.3 8.200 14.500
3. Gabrielle Jupp 5.5 8.425 13.925
4. Giulia Steingruber 5.9 7.925 13.825
5. Diana Bulimar 5.5 8.250 13.750
6. Zeng Siqi 6.1 7.225 13.325
7. Larisa Iordache 5.5 7.825 13.325
8. Lisa Verschueren 5.2 7.200 12.400

Men's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1. Flavius Koczi 6.5 8.525 0.1 14.925
2. Arthur Mariano 6.1 8.800 14.900
3. Rok Klavora 5.9 8.800 14.700
4. Reiss Beckford 6.1 8.525 14.625
5. Andrew Smith 5.9 8.525 14.425
6. Andrej Korosteljev 6.0 8.375 14.375
7. Jeffrey Wammes 6.5 7.750 14.250
8. Luke Wiwatowski 5.8 8.350 0.4 13.750

Pommel Horse FinalDENDScore
1. Krisztian Berki 6.7 8.750 15.450
2. Jumpei Oka 6.3 8.825 15.125
3. Vid Hidvegi 6.4 8.700 15.100
4. Chen Xuezhang 6.4 8.525 14.925
5. Harutyum Merdinyan 6.3 8.525 14.825
6. Saso Bertoncelj 6.2 8.625 14.825
7. Prashanth Sellathurai 6.9 7.750 14.650
8. Flavius Koczi 6.2 8.250 14.450

Still Rings FinalDENDScore
1. Arthur Zanetti 6.7 9.000 15.700
2. Liao Qiuhua 6.7 8.725 15.425
3. Artur Tovmasyan 6.6 8.800 15.400
4. Vahagn Davtyan 6.6 8.725 15.325
5. Henrique Flores 6.7 8.550 15.250
6. Andrei V. Muntean 6.4 8.750 15.150
7. Yuri van Gelder 6.8 7.875 14.675
8. Theo Seager 6.3 8.275 14.575

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