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Written by Amanda Turner    Monday, 26 May 2014 18:10    PDF Print
Australia Names Commonwealth Games Squads
(2 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

Australia named its squads to the upcoming Commonwealth Games, following the conclusion of the Australian gymnastics championships on Sunday in Melbourne.


Georgia-Rose Brown

The women's team headed to Glasgow this summer will be Georgia-Rose Brown, Larrissa Miller, Lauren Mitchell, Mary-Anne Monckton and Olivia Vivian.

The men's team named is Jayden Bull, Michael Mercieca, Mitchell Morgans, Naoya Tsukahara and Luke Wadsworth.

During Sunday's apparatus finals, Miller won uneven bars with 15.175, while two-time Olympian Mitchell took the floor title and was third on balance beam. Monckton won balance beam and Vivian, a 2008 Olympian, was second on uneven bars and third on floor exercise.

Brown led the competition after the first day, but scratched the meet on day two after tweaking her ankle on floor. She successfully petitioned to the team.

Tsukahara – who obtained Australian citizenship after representing Japan at three Olympic Games – won his fifth national all-around title on Friday. In Sunday's finals, he won still rings and parallel bars.

Mark Rendell, Gymnastics Australia's chief executive officer, said the selection was a difficult but designed to give Australia the best chance to win medals in Glasgow.

"There is a total of 11 medals that can be won by any one nation in women’s artistic gymnastics and 15 in men’s artistic gymnastics," Rendell said. "The team selected for the 2014 Commonwealth Games will give Australia the best possible chance of winning the most of those medals available."

External Link: Gymnastics Australia

2014 Australian/New Zealand Gymnastics Championships
May 24, Melbourne

Senior Women's Vault FinalDENDScore
1. Isis Lowery VIC 5.3 9.125 14.125
4.6 9.225
2. Kiara Munteanu VIC 5.0 9.025 13.862
4.8 8.900
3. Grace Flood VIC 5.0 9.025 13.762
4.4 9.100
3. Georgia Godwin QLD 5.0 8.900 13.762
4.6 9.025
5. Emma Jane Nedov NSW 5.0 8.800 12.312
4.0 8.825 2.0
6. Kirsten Overton NSW 4.6 7.450 6.025
0.0 0.000

Senior Uneven Bars FinalDENDScore
1. Larrissa Miller VIC 6.1 9.075 15.175
2. Olivia Vivian WA 5.6 8.675 14.275
3. Madelaine Leydin VIC 5.7 8.525 14.225
4. Kiara Munteanu VIC 5.7 8.225 13.925
5. Desnee Richter NSW 3.9 7.600 11.500
6. Isis Lowery VIC 4.2 6.550 10.750
6. Georgia Godwin QLD 5.6 5.150 10.750

Senior Balance Beam FinalDENDScore
1. Mary-Anne Monckton VIC 5.9 8.300 14.200
2. Emma Jane Nedov NSW 6.2 8.050 0.1 14.150
3. Lauren Mitchell WA 6.2 7.700 13.900
4. Madelaine Leydin VIC 5.3 7.875 0.1 13.075
5. Isis Lowery VIC 5.3 7.500 12.800
6. Olivia Vivian WA 5.0 7.575 12.575
7. Georgia Godwin QLD 5.7 6.775 12.475
8. Kiara Munteanu VIC 5.7 6.325 0.1 11.925

Senior Women's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1. Lauren Mitchell WA 6.0 8.550 14.550
2. Georgia Godwin QLD 5.9 7.700 13.600
3. Olivia Vivian WA 5.4 7.950 13.350
4. Larrissa Miller VIC 5.7 7.125 0.1 12.725
5. Isis Lowery VIC 5.4 7.350 0.4 12.350
6. Grace Flood VIC 5.0 6.950 11.950
7. Kiara Munteanu VIC 5.3 6.175 0.1 11.375
8. Desnee Richter NSW 4.4 6.750 11.150

Junior Women's Vault FinalDENDScore
1. Alysha Djuric VIC 5.0 9.175 13.887
4.4 9.200
2. Eden Tarvit QLD 5.3 8.450 13.625
5.0 8.500
3. Paige James WA 5.0 8.925 13.525
4.4 8.725
4. Darcy Norman WA 4.4 9.000 13.312
4.0 9.225
5. Emily Whitehead VIC 5.0 8.775 13.300
4.4 8.425
6. Eliza Freeman VIC 4.0 8.725 12.787
3.8 9.050

Junior Uneven Bars FinalDENDScore
1. Darcy Norman WA 5.7 8.375 14.075
2. Eden Tarvit QLD 5.2 8.100 13.300
3. Aya Meggs WA 5.2 7.900 13.100
4. Emily Whitehead VIC 4.8 7.975 12.775
5. Rianna Mizzen QLD 4.6 7.425 12.025
6. Alysha Djuric VIC 4.5 7.250 11.750
7. Eliza Freeman VIC 4.7 6.850 11.550

Junior Balance Beam FinalDENDScore
1. Emily Whitehead VIC 5.4 7.825 0.1 13.125
2. Darcy Norman WA 4.5 8.325 12.825
3. Yasmin Collier WA 4.4 8.175 12.575
4. Alysha Djuric VIC 5.6 6.175 11.775
5. Eliza Freeman VIC 5.5 6.100 0.1 11.500
6. Eden Tarvit QLD 5.1 5.600 10.700

Junior Women's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1. Paige James WA 5.5 7.600 13.100
2. Alysha Djuric VIC 5.0 7.550 12.550
3. Emily Whitehead VIC 4.8 7.650 12.450
4. Eden Tarvit QLD 4.9 7.225 0.1 12.025
5. Eliza Freeman VIC 5.1 6.725 11.825
6. Yasmin Collier WA 4.7 6.475 11.175
7. Darcy Norman WA 4.8 6.100 10.900

Men's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1. David Bishop NZL 5.7 8.800 14.500
2. Jayden Bull VIC 5.7 8.800 0.1 14.400
3. Kent Pieterse VIC 6.0 8.150 0.1 14.050
4. Brandon Field NZL 5.7 7.650 0.2 13.150
5. Michael Mercieca QLD 5.4 7.450 12.850
6. Caelan Bacon VIC 4.5 8.000 12.500
7. Corey Morton VIC 4.4 6.800 0.4 10.800
8. Sean O'Hara VIC 5.9 4.650 0.3 10.250

Pommel Horse FinalDENDScore
1. Reid McGowan NZL 5.6 8.300 13.900
2. Naoya Tsukahara QLD 4.8 9.050 13.850
3. Christopher Remkes SA 5.1 7.100 12.200
3. Misha Koudinov NZL 5.5 6.700 12.200
3. Jack Rickards VIC 5.5 6.700 12.200
6. Sean O'Hara VIC 5.2 5.300 10.500
7. Luke Wadsworth VIC 5.8 4.300 10.100
8. Jimmy Macarios VIC 3.6 5.050 4.0 4.650

Still Rings FinalDENDScore
1. Naoya Tsukahara QLD 6.0 8.950 14.950
2. Matthew Palmer NZL 5.8 8.950 14.750
3. Alexander Caulfield QLD 5.1 9.300 14.400
4. Michael Mercieca QLD 6.0 8.350 14.350
5. Mitchell Morgans QLD 5.4 8.650 14.050
6. Luke Wadsworth VIC 5.2 8.800 14.000
7. Mitchell Jones QLD 5.7 7.450 13.150
8. Ben Congedi SA 5.3 7.800 13.100

Men's Vault FinalDENDScore
1*. Kyleab Ellis NZL 5.2 9.200 14.350
4.8 9.500
1. Christopher Remkes SA 5.6 8.350 14.275
5.2 9.400
2. Kent Pieterse VIC 5.6 8.300 14.150
4.8 9.600
3. Luke Wadsworth VIC 5.2 9.300 14.075
4.4 9.250

Parallel Bars FinalDENDScore
1. Naoya Tsukahara QLD 5.7 9.100 14.800
2. Michael Mercieca QLD 6.1 8.400 14.500
3*. Misha Koudinov NZL 5.8 8.000 13.800
3. Luke Wadsworth VIC 6.2 7.500 13.700
4. Sean O'Hara VIC 5.4 8.150 13.550
5. Max Woloszyn WA 5.3 8.200 13.500
5. Mitchell Morgans QLD 6.1 7.400 13.500
7. Jimmy Macarios VIC 4.1 5.850 9.950

High Bar FinalDENDScore
1. Mitchell Morgans QLD 6.3 7.900 14.200
2*. David Bishop NZL 5.3 8.750 14.050
2. Luke Wadsworth VIC 5.2 8.650 13.850
3. Sean O'Hara VIC 5.3 8.450 13.750
4. Michael Mercieca QLD 6.0 7.650 13.650
5*. Kristofer Done NZL 5.5 7.900 13.400
5. Jayden Bull VIC 6.2 6.050 12.250
6. Max Woloszyn WA 4.9 6.950 11.850

* New Zealand competitor

 
Written by Amanda Turner    Sunday, 25 May 2014 15:00    PDF Print
Ablyazin, Wilson Dominate European Finals
(2 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

Russia's Denis Ablyazin and Great Britain's Nile Wilson each captured three event titles as the 2014 European Championships ended in Sofia.

Ablyazin, who powered Russia to the team title on Saturday, added gold medals on floor exercise, still rings and vault. On still rings, he tied for the gold medal with teammate Alexander Balandin.

Ablyazin, who competed only three events in Sofia, said he made last-minute adjustments to his routine to help him win every one in finals.

"I kind of didn't expect it, but I was preparing for this result," he said. I'm happy with everything, I won everything today. I made adjustments to some events, for some elements. On the floor exercise I made a lot of adjustments."

Britain's Max Whitlock defeated Olympic champion Krisztian Berki on pommel horse with an outstanding routine that earned 16.166 (7.3 Difficulty).

"I've worked so hard on my routines and am always trying to up my game to stay ahead of the competition," Whitlock said."To produce under that level of pressure and expectancy and win ahead of a legend like Kristian Berki feels fantastic."

Ukraine's Oleg Vernyayev nailed his parallel bars routine, complete with a stuck double front-half dismount, to win the gold medal over Russia's David Belyavsky. Vernyayev had both the top D and E scores of the final.

World and Olympic champion Epke Zonderland easily won high bar, taking the title by one full point over Great Britain's Sam Oldham.

German star Fabian Hambüchen, second to Zonderland in qualification, fell hard on his second release move and opted not to finish the routine. Later he said he was fine but just sore from the fall.

Great Britain dominated the junior event finals, winning four of the six finals. Giarnni Regini­Moran won floor exercise, while Wilson won pommel horse, parallel bars and high bar. Wilson, the all-around champion and champion with the British team, leaves Sofia with five gold medals.

“It's just the best week of my life," he said. "When we met this morning all the boys were determined to hear the national anthem playing today. The whole week has been incredible. I felt good starting on pommel today and then had to grit my teeth for parallel bars and high bar, which was a big test, but I was focused and was motivated and it paid off. It's a great relief to have finished and have these medals around my neck. The support from my family and the entire British crowd today was incredible and I want to thank everyone who has helped me. It's my last competition as a junior, and now I have to move up to the senior level and I'll do that with confidence."

Vinzenz Hoeck won still rings to become Austria's first junior European champion, while Russia's Nikita Nagorny won vault.

Read more about the European championships in a future issue of International Gymnast Magazine.

External Link: Official Website

2014 Men's European Championships
May 25, Sofia, Bulgaria

Senior Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1. Denis Ablyazin 7.1 8.600 15.700
2. Eleftherios Kosmidis 6.6 8.933 15.533
3. Daniel Purvis 6.5 8.900 15.400
3. Alexander Shatilov 6.5 8.900 15.400
5. Max Whitlock 6.7 8.733 0.1 15.333
6. Dmitry Barkalov 6.4 8.841 15.241
7. Claudio Capelli 6.4 8.500 14.900
8. David Belyavsky 6.5 8.366 14.866

Senior Pommel Horse FinalDENDScore
1. Max Whitlock 7.3 8.866 16.166
2. Krisztian Berki 6.9 8.733 15.633
3. Sašo Bertoncelj 6.5 8.966 15.466
4. Nikolai Kuksenkov 7.1 8.233 15.333
5. Oleg Vernyayev 6.7 7.433 14.133
6. Andrei Likhovitsky 6.4 7.600 14.000
7. Filip Ude 6.4 7.366 13.766
8. Vasily Mikhalitsyn 6.1 7.166 13.266

Senior Still Rings FinalDENDScore
1. Denis Ablyazin 6.8 9.000 15.800
1. Alexander Balandin 6.9 8.900 15.800
3. Samir Aït Saïd 6.8 8.966 15.766
4. Artur Tovmasyan 6.6 9.100 15.700
5. Vahagn Davtyan 6.6 9.000 15.600
5. Eleftherios Petrounias 6.8 8.800 15.600
7. Igor Radivilov 6.7 8.333 15.033
8. Yuri van Gelder 6.4 7.808 14.208

Senior Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1. Denis Ablyazin 6.0 9.200 15.200 15.150
6.2 8.900 15.100
2. Igor Radivilov 6.0 9.000 15.000 15.050
6.0 9.100 15.100
3. Oleg Vernyayev 6.0 9.300 15.300 14.916
6.0 8.633 0.1 14.533
4. Tomi Tuuha 5.6 9.400 15.000 14.833
5.6 9.166 0.1 14.666
4. Casimir Schmidt 5.6 9.400 15.000 14.833
5.6 9.166 0.1 14.666
6. Andrey Medvedev 5.6 9.333 14.933 14.733
6.0 8.633 0.1 14.533
7. Michael Meier 5.6 8.700 0.3 14.000 14.233
5.2 9.266 14.466
8. Jeffrey Wammes 5.6 8.000 13.600 6.800
0.0 0.000 0.000

Senior Parallel Bars FinalDENDScore
1. Oleg Vernyayev 6.8 9.166 15.966
2. David Belyavsky 6.6 8.966 15.566
3. Epke Zonderland 6.5 9.033 15.533
4. Marius Berbecar 6.5 8.466 14.966
5. Nikolai Kuksenkov 5.8 8.400 14.200
6. Andrei Muntean 6.2 7.966 14.166
7. Mitja Petkovšek 4.6 7.966 12.566
8. Alexander Tsarevich 4.8 7.300 12.100

Senior High Bar FinalDENDScore
1. Epke Zonderland 7.3 8.566 15.866
2. Sam Oldham 6.5 8.366 14.866
3. Kristian Thomas 6.5 8.308 14.808
4. Oliver Hegi 6.2 8.600 14.800
5. Kristof Schroe 6.3 8.466 14.766
6. Hamilton Sabot 6.2 8.300 14.500
7. Maksym Semiankiv 5.2 6.566 11.766
8. Fabian Hambüchen 2.4 8.725 6.0 5.125

Junior Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1. Giarnni Regini­Moran 5.8 8.900 14.700
2. Jay Thompson 5.4 9.100 14.500
3. Sascha Coradi 5.3 9.166 14.466
4. Jonathan Vrolix 5.4 8.908 14.308
5. Valentin Starikov 5.4 8.833 14.233
5. Silas Kipfer 5.2 9.033 14.233
7. Rick Jacobs 5.6 8.100 0.3 13.400
8. Nicola Bartolini 5.2 7.966 13.166

Junior Pommel Horse FinalDENDScore
1. Nile Wilson 5.5 8.700 14.200
2. Sergei Yeltsov 5.2 8.825 14.025
3. Simone Bresolin 4.9 9.016 13.916
4. Nils Dunkel 5.3 8.533 13.833
5. David Huddleston 4.6 9.183 13.783
6. Kirill Potapov 5.2 8.533 13.733
7. Eyal Glazer 5.0 8.700 13.700
8. Vladyslav Gryko 5.3 7.333 12.633

Junior Still Rings FinalDENDScore
1. Vinzenz Hoeck 5.5 8.933 14.433
2. Brinn Bevan 5.0 9.100 14.100
3. Eyal Glazer 5.3 8.666 13.966
4. Artur Dalaloyan 5.1 8.800 13.900
5. Marios Georgiou 4.8 8.916 13.716
6. Vigen Khachatryan 4.8 8.800 13.600
7. Nile Wilson 5.2 8.233 13.433
8. Andrea Russo 4.8 8.233 13.033
9. Nikita Nagorny 5.0 7.633 12.633

Junior Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1. Nikita Nagorny 5.6 9.300 14.900 14.933
5.6 9.366 14.966
2. Giarnni Regini­Moran 5.6 9.266 14.866 14.733
5.2 9.400 14.600
3. Florian Landuyt 5.6 9.033 14.633 14.466
5.2 9.100 14.300
3. Zachari Hrimeche 5.6 9.200 14.800 14.466
5.2 8.933 14.133
5. Nicola Bartolini 5.6 8.100 0.1 13.600 13.950
5.2 9.100 14.300
6. Jay Thompson 5.6 8.033 0.3 13.333 13.849
5.2 9.166 14.366
7. Artur Dalaloyan 5.6 7.966 13.566 13.816
5.2 8.966 0.1 14.066
8. Vigen Khachatryan 5.2 9.400 14.600 13.783
5.2 7.866 0.1 12.966

Junior Parallel Bars FinalDENDScore
1. Nile Wilson 5.8 9.000 14.800
2. Brinn Bevan 5.4 9.333 14.733
3. Eduard Yermakov 5.6 8.566 14.166
4. Kirill Potapov 5.7 8.400 14.100
5. David Huddleston 4.7 8.533 13.233
6. Ahmet Onder 5.3 7.900 13.200
7. Valentin Starikov 5.1 8.075 13.175
8. Frank Rijken 5.2 7.166 12.366

Junior High Bar FinalDENDScore
1. Nile Wilson 5.4 8.766 14.166
2. Zachari Hrimeche 5.2 8.633 13.833
3. Sascha Coradi 5.1 8.566 13.666
4. Tin Srbic 4.9 8.700 13.600
5. Ahmet Onder 5.2 8.133 13.333
6. Adrian Pfiffner 4.9 8.400 13.300
7. Jay Thompson 4.8 7.666 12.466
8. Kirill Potapov 4.8 6.033 10.833
 
Written by Amanda Turner    Saturday, 24 May 2014 08:59    PDF Print
Russian Men Reclaim European Title
(8 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)



Russia reclaimed the senior European team title as the 2014 Men's European Championships continued Saturday afternoon in Sofia.

Russia reclaimed the senior European team title as the 2014 Men's European Championships continued Saturday afternoon in Sofia.

Russia, the 2008 champion, topped defending champion Great Britain by just over 2 points. Ukraine took the bronze over Germany in a final that came down to the last event.

Both Russia and Great Britain committed several errors during the competition, keeping the competition close. Great Britain, which had comfortably topped the qualification, gave away too many points however. The team opened on rings, where national champion Max Whitlock rolled out of his double-twisting double tuck dismount. In the next rotation, Kristian Thomas touched down on his Yurchenko double pike vault.

Russia, meanwhile, opened on pommel horse, where 2013 European all-around champion David Belyavsky blew his routine for 13.200 (6.9 Execution score). Russia gained momentum on still rings with huge scores from Denis Ablyazin (15.600) and Alexander Balandin (15.500). Nikita Ignatyev touched down on his handspring double front vault, but Belyavsky landed his Tsukahara double pike well, and Ablyazin stuck his own Tsukahara double pike. After five rotations, Russia held a lead of less than a point over Great Britain, with the gold medal to be decided by Russia on floor and Great Britain on pommel horse.

Russia, which had to count a 12.933 from an inconsistent Ignatyev in qualification, came out fighting in the last round. Ignatyev led off for 15.000, while Belyavsky followed with 15.466. Ablyazin, whose routine features a marathon of tumbling, managed to hit his 7.1-Difficulty set for 15.833 to clinch the gold for Russia. Ablyazin emerged as the team's most valuable player, earning the highest scores of the meet on floor, still rings and vault.

Britain, which needed to make up ground on its best event, earned the best team total on pommel horse but couldn't score well enough to beat Russia. Daniel Purvis scored 13.933, and even Daniel Keatings' 15.066 and Whitlock's incredible 16.200 was not enough to pull ahead.

Oleg Vernyayev led Ukraine to third with consistent performances on all events. The team had several newcomers who performed well under pressure. The Ukrainian gymnasts, who had to rely on last-minute financial aid from the FIG to travel to Sofia, celebrated the bronze as if they had won gold.

Germany, the 2010 team champion, chased Ukraine in the final rotations for the bronze, but came up short.

France, the Netherlands, Romania and Belarus rounded out the team final.

Competition concludes Sunday in Sofia with the junior and senior apparatus finals. The European Gymnastics Union (UEG) will stream the senior finals live via www.ueg.org.

External Link: Official Website

2014 Men's European Championships
May 24, Sofia, Bulgaria

Senior Team FinalFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1. Russia 46.299 42.499 46.199 44.198 44.698 44.066 267.959
Denis Ablyazin 7.1 15.833 6.8 15.500 6.0 15.366
Alexander Balandin 6.9 15.633
David Belyavsky 6.5 15.466 6.3 13.200 6.0 15.166 6.6 15.266 6.1 14.600
Nikita Ignatyev 6.2 15.000 5.9 14.166 5.6 13.666 6.2 14.566 6.2 14.633
Nikolai Kuksenkov 6.6 15.133 6.3 15.066 6.5 14.866 6.8 14.833
2. Great Britain 45.900 45.141 42.782 43.565 44.433 44.132 265.953
Daniel Keatings 6.7 15.008 6.6 15.200
Sam Oldham 5.8 14.783 5.6 14.966 6.3 14.500 6.5 15.000
Daniel Purvis 6.5 15.200 6.1 13.933 6.2 14.333 5.6 14.633
Kristian Thomas 6.2 15.000 6.0 13.966 6.4 14.866
Max Whitlock 6.7 15.700 7.4 16.200 5.9 13.666 6.1 14.733 6.1 14.266
3. Ukraine 43.482 43.066 43.900 43.783 44.857 42.999 262.087
Volodymyr Okachev 6.2 14.533 5.4 13.666
Igor Radivilov 5.7 14.266 6.5 15.300 6.0 14.700
Maksym Semiankiv 5.5 14.116 6.0 14.466 5.3 13.700 5.8 14.733 6.2 14.733
Andrii Sienichkin 6.1 14.200 5.2 14.300
Oleg Vernyayev 6.5 15.100 5.9 14.400 6.4 14.900 6.0 14.783 6.8 15.591 6.2 14.600
4. Germany 43.066 41.566 44.166 44.507 44.274 43.132 260.711
Andreas Bretschneider 6.3 13.700 6.4 15.066 6.3 14.533
Fabian Hambüchen 6.5 15.266 5.3 13.500 5.9 14.633 5.6 14.966 6.9 15.366
Sebastian Krimmer 5.9 14.100 6.2 14.433 6.2 14.100 5.9 13.233
Marcel Nguyen 6.1 15.000 5.6 14.800 6.5 15.108
Andreas Toba 5.7 13.633 6.2 14.533 5.6 14.741
5. France 43.532 41.665 44.432 42.132 45.199 41.932 258.892
Samir Aït Saïd 5.7 14.366 6.8 15.600 5.6 14.733
Kevin Antoniotti 6.1 14.700 5.2 14.233 6.4 15.066 5.6 12.666
Hamilton Sabot 5.9 12.466 5.7 14.366 6.7 15.433 6.2 14.800
Cyril Tommasone 6.4 15.066 6.2 14.700
Arnaud Willig 5.9 14.466 5.6 14.133 6.0 14.466 5.6 13.166 6.0 14.466
6. Netherlands 41.233 40.932 43.433 44.166 41.933 45.282 256.979
Bart Deurloo 5.9 14.400 6.2 14.100 5.7 14.100 5.6 14.733 5.9 14.100 6.8 14.891
Casimir Schmidt 6.5 14.100 5.2 13.566 5.4 13.900 5.6 14.800 5.6 12.533
Yuri van Gelder 6.4 15.433
Jeffrey Wammes 5.6 12.733 5.6 14.633 6.3 14.758
Epke Zonderland 5.4 13.266 6.5 15.300 7.2 15.633
7. Romania 42.175 39.866 42.899 43.266 44.840 39.733 252.779
Cristian Bataga 6.1 14.400 6.1 13.733 6.3 14.500 5.6 14.600 5.5 13.333
Marius Berbecar 5.1 12.000 5.6 13.766 6.7 15.666
Andrei Muntean 5.9 14.000 6.6 15.166 6.0 14.900 6.2 14.833 5.7 14.000
Ioan Nistor 5.5 13.233 5.7 12.400
Andrei Ursache 5.9 13.775 6.2 14.133 5.8 14.341
8. Belarus 42.133 41.333 41.900 40.933 44.599 41.774 252.672
Dmitry Barkalov 6.0 14.400 6.1 14.000 5.2 14.400 6.1 14.075
Pavel Bulavsky 6.1 13.833 5.7 13.600 5.6 13.500
Andrei Likhovitsky 5.4 13.900 6.2 14.333 5.6 14.100 5.2 13.033 6.0 14.800 6.4 14.666
Vasily Mikhalitsyn 6.3 13.000 5.6 14.200 5.8 14.566
Alexander Tsarevich 6.6 15.233 5.6 13.033

International Gymnast magazine’s features on 2014 Europeans competitors include:

Belarus
"Crossing the Border" - Andrey Likhovitsky interview (December 2013)

France
Samir Ait Said interview (June 2013)
Arnaud Willig interview (January/February 2014)

Germany
"Renaissance Man"- Fabian Hambüchen cover story (December 2013)
"Just the Beginning" – Hambüchen photo review (June 2013)
Hambüchen cover photo, 2009 American Cup report (April 2009)
"All-Around Great Guy" - Hambüchen cover photo and profile (November 2007)
Hambüchen cover photo, 2007 European Championships report (June 2007)
Hambüchen center poster (April 2007)
"Clutch Horse Rider" - Sebastian Krimmer profile (January 2011)
"Silver Streak" – Marcel Nguyen interview (November 2012)
"Fast Mender" – Nguyen profile (June 2011)

Great Britain
"Shooting Star" – Brinn Bevan profile (June 2013)
10 Questions with (Coach) Paul Hall" – interview (January/February 2010)
"The British Invasion" –includes Daniel Keatings interview and center poster, Louis Smith profile and Daniel Purvis profile (June 2009)
Sam Oldham on cover photo collage (July/August 2010)
Sam Oldham interview (June 2010)
"Nervous Purvis" – Daniel Purvis profile (November 2012)
"Pure Purvis" – Purvis interview (March 2012)
"Divide and Conquer" – Kristian Thomas interview (May 2012)
"The Good Shepherd" – coach Ed van Hoof interview (April 2013)
"Lord Max" – Max Whitlock interview (June 2013)
"Backstage at Lilleshall” – cover story on IG’s visit to national training center (November 2011)

Netherlands
"Comebacks Complete" - Jeffrey Wammes profile (September 2007)
"Destiny's Child" - Wammes profile (August/September 2002)
"Power Trip" - Yuri van Gelder profile (January/February 2009)
van Gelder two-page center poster (June 2008)
"Skilled and Studious" - Epke Zonderland cover story (March 2014)
"The Flying Dutchman" – Zonderland interview (May 2010)

Russia
"Growing with the Flow" - Alexander Balandin profile (December 2013)
"European Ruler" – David Belyavsky profile (July/August 2013)
"Serious Contender" – Nikolai Kuksenkov profile (March 2011)

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Written by Amanda Turner    Friday, 23 May 2014 23:24    PDF Print
Godwin, Tsukahara Win Australian Nationals
(1 vote, average 5.00 out of 5)

Georgia Godwin and Naoya Tsukahara won the senior all-around titles Friday as the Australian championships continued in Melbourne.

Godwin, the 2010 and 2011 junior champion, won the all-around title by more than 3 points over defending champion Madelaine Leydin. Kiara Munteanu won the bronze medal.

Godwin said she was thrilled with the gold medal, after only recently returning to full training since an injury this spring.


Georgia Godwin
"This competition was the first time that I have successfully completed all of my routines twice in a row, so I was pretty happy with that,” Godwin said. "I have been dealing with injuries and came up a bit sore this morning, so coming into tonight I just wanted to try my hardest and do my best. It is great that I was able to stick all my routines and winning was the icing on the cake."

The competition also serves as Australia's trials for this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Georgia-Rose Brown, the top qualifier from Wednesday's qualification, scratched the competition after balance beam. She will petition to the Commonwealth Games team, coach Peggy Liddick told IG.

"Georgia-Rose strained her ankle in floor 30-second touch (warm-up), so we withdrew her as a precaution," she said. "The doctors are not too worried about her. She will put in an injury petition."

Alexandra Eade, who competed three events on Wednesday, also did not finish the competition.

"Alexandra missed a foot on a beam dismount, also in the warm-up," Liddick said. "She made a good beam routine, then just could not muster a floor routine, so again, for safety sake, stopped her floor routine."

Several veterans competed as specialists and impressed, improving their scores. Lauren Mitchell, Australia's most decorated gymnast, earned 15.550 on balance beam. Larrissa Miller earned 15.475 on uneven bars, and 2008 Olympian Olivia Vivian scored 14.650 on the event.

"I was pleasde with some brilliant performances from our veterans and look forward to the next camp," Liddick said.

In the men's competition, Tsukahara won his fifth title in six years. Tsukahara had the top scores on three of the events and won by nearly 5 points over Michael Mercieca.

Luke Wiwatowski, who was second to Tsukahara after qualification, was unable to finish the competition after injuring his foot on vault.

Alysha Djuric won the women's junior title over Emily Whitehead and Darcy Norman.

The competition also served as the New Zealand national championships. Mackenzie Slee and Misha Koudinov were crowned as senior champions.

Competition concludes Sunday with the apparatus finals.

External Link: Gymnastics Australia

2014 Australian/New Zealand National Championships
May 23, Melbourne

Senior Women's All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotalCombined
1. Georgia Godwin QLD 5.2 13.650 5.8 13.850 6.1 14.300 5.7 12.400 54.200 108.425
5.0 13.000 5.7 13.650 6.2 14.700 5.6 12.875 54.225
2. Madelaine Leydin VIC 5.0 13.950 5.5 13.300 5.3 13.400 4.8 12.350 53.000 105.225
5.0 13.650 5.6 14.100 5.3 11.700 5.0 12.775 52.225
3. Kiara Munteanu VIC 5.0 13.900 5.7 13.900 5.7 12.900 5.1 12.250 52.950 104.725
4.8 13.675 5.7 13.100 5.6 12.550 5.1 12.450 51.775
4. Isis Lowery VIC 5.3 14.250 4.3 11.750 5.4 12.000 5.3 11.250 49.250 100.625
5.3 14.325 4.3 11.800 5.4 12.675 5.3 12.575 51.375
5.* Mackenzie Slee NZL 5.0 13.700 3.8 11.100 5.2 13.000 5.0 11.200 49.000 98.900
5.0 14.175 3.9 11.075 5.1 12.350 5.2 12.300 49.900
5.* Brittany Robertson NZL 5.0 13.700 4.3 10.950 4.8 12.400 4.5 11.850 48.900 98.775
5.0 13.550 4.4 11.850 5.0 12.125 5.1 12.350 49.875
5. Emma Jane Nedov NSW 5.0 13.850 4.3 10.500 5.6 11.200 5.0 10.050 45.600 97.500
5.0 13.775 4.3 11.475 6.0 14.675 5.0 11.975 51.900
6.* Anna Tempero NZL 4.6 13.550 3.1 10.950 5.2 10.800 4.6 10.350 45.650 95.225
4.6 13.400 3.2 11.200 5.2 13.150 4.9 11.825 49.575
6.* Samara Maxwell NZL 5.0 13.700 2.6 10.100 4.2 9.850 5.2 11.300 44.950 91.925
5.0 13.150 2.7 10.775 4.9 11.500 5.2 11.550 46.975
6.* Hanna Malloch NZL 4.0 12.500 2.6 10.300 4.3 11.750 5.0 9.600 44.150 90.525
4.4 13.150 2.7 11.125 4.3 11.225 4.7 10.875 46.375
6. Lauren Mitchell WA 4.4 13.300 6.5 14.900 6.1 14.250 42.450 85.650
4.4 13.800 6.6 15.500 6.0 13.900 43.200
7. Olivia Vivian WA 5.6 14.350 5.7 12.950 5.2 12.200 39.500 79.425
5.6 14.650 5.3 12.725 5.2 12.550 39.925
8.* Charlotte Sullivan NZL 4.7 13.800 4.7 12.300 5.3 12.550 5.3 12.300 50.950 75.975
4.7 11.225 5.6 13.800 25.025
8.* Courtney McGregor NZL 5.0 13.800 4.8 11.650 5.5 12.950 5.0 12.100 50.500 75.275
4.9 12.150 5.6 12.625 24.775
8. Grace Flood VIC 5.0 13.350 4.6 10.900 5.1 12.150 36.400 73.900
5.0 13.525 4.6 12.225 5.1 11.750 37.500
9. Georgia-Rose Brown VIC 5.0 14.500 5.7 14.150 5.4 13.650 5.6 13.250 55.550 69.225
5.2 13.675 13.675
10. Larrissa Miller VIC 6.1 15.100 5.7 13.500 28.600 57.200
6.1 15.475 5.8 13.125 28.600
11. Mary-Anne Monckton VIC 5.0 13.800 5.8 14.650 28.450 56.625
5.0 13.900 6.0 14.275 28.175
12. Alexandra Eade VIC 5.0 14.100 5.6 12.550 5.4 11.150 37.800 55.825
5.7 13.750 1.6 4.275 18.025
13. Desnee Richter NSW 3.7 10.850 4.4 10.700 21.550 44.550
3.9 11.350 4.4 11.650 23.000
14. Koko Kawaura NSW 4.0 12.600 3.8 10.100 4.4 10.450 33.150 33.150
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15. Kirsten Overton NSW 4.6 12.350 12.350 24.500
4.6 12.150 12.150

Junior Women's All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotalCombined
1. Alysha Djuric VIC 5.0 14.250 5.0 13.100 4.8 12.750 5.0 13.000 53.100 105.950
5.0 13.675 5.0 13.050 5.1 13.225 5.0 12.900 52.850
2. Emily Whitehead VIC 5.0 13.800 4.9 12.500 5.4 12.300 4.9 12.750 51.350 100.775
5.0 13.550 4.7 12.700 5.0 10.850 4.8 12.325 49.425
3. Darcy Norman WA 4.4 13.400 5.7 13.000 4.5 11.050 4.6 12.050 49.500 98.675
4.4 13.400 5.4 13.275 4.5 11.250 4.7 11.250 49.175
4. Eliza Freeman VIC 4.0 12.750 4.8 11.800 5.1 12.200 5.0 12.050 48.800 97.875
4.4 13.525 4.8 10.900 5.4 12.300 4.9 12.350 49.075
5. Eden Tarvit QLD 5.0 13.700 5.1 12.050 4.4 9.450 5.3 12.950 48.150 94.350
5.0 13.600 5.1 10.975 5.2 10.300 4.9 11.325 46.200
6. Yasmin Collier WA 4.0 12.900 4.3 12.200 4.2 11.550 5.4 12.850 49.500 94.000
4.0 12.650 2.3 7.450 4.3 11.775 5.4 12.625 44.500
7. Paige James WA 5.0 13.800 5.5 13.800 27.600 52.075
4.0 12.600 4.8 11.875 24.475
8. Rianna Mizzen QLD 3.8 12.150 4.6 10.950 23.100 46.075
3.8 12.300 4.5 10.675 22.975
9. Aya Meggs WA 5.3 13.050 13.050 26.200

Senior Men's All-AroundFXPHSRVTPBHBTotalCombined
1. Naoya Tsukahara QLD 4.6 12.900 5.2 14.100 6.3 15.150 5.2 14.100 6.0 14.666 5.3 14.450 85.366 172.881
4.7 13.766 5.2 14.450 5.9 15.133 5.2 14.433 6.0 15.133 5.3 14.600 87.515
2.* Misha Koudinov NZL 5.7 14.066 5.7 14.366 5.6 14.000 4.4 13.500 6.1 14.133 4.9 12.900 82.965 166.297
5.7 14.366 5.3 12.400 5.6 14.400 4.4 13.333 6.1 14.833 5.5 14.000 83.332
2. Michael Mercieca QLD 5.4 12.866 5.0 11.966 5.9 14.050 5.2 14.266 6.1 14.300 6.0 14.300 81.748 166.112
5.4 13.933 5.5 13.300 5.9 13.366 5.2 14.533 6.1 14.566 6.0 14.666 84.364
3.* Kristofer Done NZL 5.5 14.100 5.7 13.900 4.9 13.600 4.4 13.066 5.6 13.300 5.7 14.050 82.016 162.564
5.4 13.966 4.7 10.950 4.9 14.200 4.4 13.500 5.5 14.266 5.7 13.666 80.548
3.* David Bishop NZL 5.7 14.666 4.7 12.233 4.2 13.300 5.2 12.633 3.8 13.133 5.3 14.000 79.965 160.514
5.7 14.400 5.0 12.750 4.5 13.800 4.4 13.066 3.8 13.433 5.0 13.100 80.549
3.* Brandon Field NZL 5.5 14.400 4.3 11.700 4.8 13.150 5.2 14.033 5.1 13.800 3.7 12.200 79.283 159.564
5.9 14.166 4.7 12.650 4.8 13.866 5.2 14.066 5.1 13.800 4.0 11.733 80.281
3. Sean O'Hara VIC 6.2 13.300 5.2 12.700 4.5 13.050 5.6 13.700 5.4 13.233 5.4 13.850 79.833 158.114
6.0 14.466 4.8 10.050 4.9 13.533 5.6 14.233 5.0 11.866 5.3 14.133 78.281
4. Luke Wadsworth VIC 5.8 11.700 5.9 13.566 4.8 13.150 5.6 14.466 6.2 13.633 5.2 13.450 79.965 157.697
5.9 14.933 5.1 9.700 5.0 13.433 5.6 13.300 6.2 12.633 5.2 13.733 77.732
5. Mitchell Morgans QLD 5.3 12.133 4.6 11.400 5.1 13.850 5.2 14.033 5.9 12.666 6.5 13.000 77.082 156.497
5.3 13.233 4.6 11.750 5.1 13.700 5.2 14.466 5.8 11.866 6.3 14.400 79.415
6. Jack Rickards VIC 5.6 11.500 5.7 13.433 4.2 12.600 4.4 13.466 5.2 12.133 5.2 12.850 75.982 152.846
5.6 13.100 5.3 12.600 4.0 12.666 4.4 13.066 5.2 13.266 5.2 12.166 76.864
7.* Kyleab Ellis NZL 5.3 13.600 4.3 11.300 5.2 14.166 4.1 13.333 5.0 13.250 65.649 129.714
5.3 13.866 4.5 10.500 5.2 14.200 4.1 13.333 4.9 12.166 64.065
7.* Reid McGowan NZL 5.4 14.166 4.7 13.450 2.8 11.666 5.4 11.633 4.3 13.650 64.565 128.347
5.4 12.850 4.5 13.833 3.6 12.400 5.2 12.466 4.0 12.233 63.782
7. Mitchell Jones QLD 5.2 12.233 5.2 11.700 5.7 13.250 4.4 13.300 5.3 11.733 62.216 126.281
5.2 13.566 4.7 10.800 5.7 12.766 4.4 13.733 5.3 13.200 64.065
8. Luke Wiwatowski VIC 6.3 14.200 4.6 12.400 5.7 14.200 5.2 14.100 6.0 14.166 6.6 15.050 84.116 123.098
4.8 11.450 5.6 14.366 5.2 13.166 38.982
9. Jayden Bull VIC 5.7 14.333 4.8 13.600 5.5 12.466 6.7 14.650 55.049 108.847
5.6 13.466 4.8 13.766 5.1 12.566 6.8 14.000 53.798
10. Kent Pieterse VIC 6.3 12.966 5.4 12.950 5.6 13.800 5.4 12.700 52.416 104.048
6.2 11.133 5.5 13.233 5.6 13.333 5.7 13.933 51.632
11. Christopher Remkes SA 5.9 11.866 5.1 12.466 4.5 11.550 5.6 13.300 49.182 103.882
6.0 14.600 5.2 12.600 4.5 13.100 5.2 14.400 54.700
12.* James Hennin NZL 4.4 12.566 4.5 12.050 4.6 12.233 5.3 13.100 49.949 103.881
4.7 13.100 4.5 13.266 4.7 13.700 5.3 13.866 53.932
12.* Callum Phillips NZL 5.1 13.866 4.8 12.566 4.4 13.000 4.7 11.100 50.532 100.431
5.4 13.900 4.5 11.300 4.4 11.866 4.7 12.833 49.899
12.* Leo Golder NZL 4.7 12.833 3.5 11.000 4.4 12.266 4.1 11.833 4.3 13.700 61.632 100.298
3.8 12.533 0.0 0.000 4.4 12.600 4.3 13.533 38.666
12. Maximilian Woloszyn WA 4.9 12.000 4.8 12.550 5.2 12.666 5.2 13.350 50.566 98.031
4.9 8.500 4.8 13.633 5.3 12.666 5.2 12.666 47.465
13. Corey Morton VIC 5.8 12.866 4.6 9.833 5.2 13.033 4.2 11.266 46.998 91.780
5.5 11.033 4.4 7.650 5.2 14.333 4.2 11.766 44.782
14. Ben Congedi SA 5.4 12.100 5.3 13.500 4.0 12.600 38.200 76.065
5.4 12.466 5.3 13.933 4.0 11.466 37.865
15. Zachary Perillo VIC 4.2 7.966 6.1 13.000 5.2 13.000 33.966 71.166
4.7 9.800 5.7 13.200 5.2 14.200 37.200
16. Matthew Seduikis VIC 4.6 11.866 4.4 13.266 25.132 51.665
5.3 12.900 4.4 13.633 26.533
17.* Matthew Palmer NZL 5.2 14.350 14.350 28.616
5.2 14.266 14.266
17. Vincent Lam VIC 4.5 10.000 10.000 21.500
4.5 11.500 11.500

* Scores count for New Zealand national championships

 
Written by Amanda Turner    Friday, 23 May 2014 18:30    PDF Print
Wilson Wins Junior European Crown
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Nile Wilson became Great Britain's fourth consecutive junior all-around champion as the 2014 Men's European Championships continued Friday in Sofia. Pictured: Wilson with runner-up Valentin Starikov (Russia) and bronze medalist Brinn Bevan (Great Britain).

Nile Wilson became Great Britain's fourth consecutive junior all-around champion as the 2014 Men's European Championships continued Friday in Sofia.

Wilson, second two years ago to teammate Frank Baines, won by nearly a full point over Russia's Valentin Starikov. Great Britain's Brinn Bevan took the bronze medal.

Wilson continued Great Britain's streak of domination at the Junior Europeans, held biennially. He follows Daniel Keatings (2008), Sam Oldham (2010) and Bains (2012) in taking the overall title.

"It’s the best feeling in the world," said Wilson, the top qualifier. "Coming in to this, I had a lot of pressure which may be showed in the first few routines but I put my head together gritted my teeth and went for it. I was saying to myself 'have a big heart, focus and let's nail these routines.' It’s just brilliant, I couldn’t be happier or more proud to stand with the gold medal and hear our national anthem."

On Wednesday, Wilson led the British juniors to their fourth consecutive team title at the Junior Europeans. However, Starikov, fourth in qualification, interrupted Great Britain's streak of finishing 1-2 in the all-around as well. Teammate Kirill Potapov, second all-around behind Wilson in qualification, finished 15th after a disastrous 11.166 on high bar.

Russian team coach Andrei Rodionenko noted many of the gymnasts were less confident than they had been in the team competition, but that he was happy with what he saw. He emphasized that Russia's junior standouts need to be nurtured to become part of the senior national team in the next Olympic cycle.

"Today's results reflect the true state of things," Rodionenko said. "The competition in the men's junior all-around was very interesting. Young gymnasts are already doing interesting routines. And, most importantly, they have good potential. This is the main point of this competition. How they place is not important, but that they are showing what will come in the national team. Everyone knows that one result today, but tomorrow it could be completely different. But the experience that the guys have gained is just enormous."

Bevan also acknowledged some mistakes but said he was happy to take another medal at the end of the day.

"I’m well happy," he said. "There were a few mistakes and I could have been better, but I still have the bronze medal, which is fantastic. I knew it would be a close call but didn’t feel any pressure. We did amazingly as a team on Wednesday and that was the main aim, so today I could go out there and do it for myself."

Competition continues Saturday in Sofia with the men's team final. The European Gymnastics Union (UEG) will stream the final live via www.ueg.org.

External Link: Official Website

2014 Men's European Championships
May 23, Sofia, Bulgaria

Junior All-Around FinalFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1. Nile Wilson 5.5 14.666 5.4 13.766 5.1 14.016 5.6 14.266 5.5 13.666 5.5 14.266 84.646
2. Valentin Starikov 5.5 14.283 5.1 13.533 5.3 13.700 5.6 14.733 5.7 14.200 5.1 13.091 83.540
3. Brinn Bevan 5.2 13.266 5.3 13.700 5.0 14.233 5.2 14.400 5.0 13.500 5.0 13.833 82.932
4. Sascha Coradi 5.3 14.100 4.4 12.891 4.8 13.633 5.2 14.600 5.2 13.833 5.1 13.666 82.723
5. Florian Landuyt 5.7 14.333 4.9 13.233 4.7 13.166 5.6 14.733 5.4 13.733 4.7 12.933 82.131
6. Vigen Khachatryan 4.9 13.733 4.3 12.866 4.8 13.866 5.2 14.533 4.5 13.533 4.1 13.133 81.664
7. Paul Degouy 4.8 13.633 4.4 12.933 4.8 13.725 5.2 14.400 4.8 13.050 4.8 13.833 81.574
8. Nicola Bartolini 5.2 13.900 4.7 13.033 4.6 13.200 5.6 14.266 4.8 13.400 4.8 13.566 81.365
9. Jonathan Vrolix 5.4 14.166 4.6 12.758 4.8 13.391 5.2 14.300 4.6 13.366 4.4 13.333 81.314
10. Marios Georgiou 4.9 13.833 5.0 12.833 4.8 13.600 5.2 14.400 4.9 13.533 4.4 12.900 81.099
11. Zachari Hrimeche 5.3 14.000 4.4 11.933 4.6 13.200 5.6 14.600 5.1 13.233 5.2 13.758 80.724
12. David Huddleston 4.9 13.325 4.6 13.466 4.5 13.233 4.4 13.266 5.0 14.066 4.5 13.333 80.689
13. Tomas Kuzmickas 5.7 14.066 4.4 12.833 3.8 12.466 5.2 14.066 5.0 13.700 4.8 13.166 80.297
14. Botond Kardos 5.4 13.933 5.0 12.466 4.8 13.266 5.2 14.166 5.0 13.400 4.7 13.033 80.264
15. Kirill Potapov 5.4 13.983 5.5 13.383 5.3 14.100 5.2 14.366 5.4 12.741 4.8 11.166 79.739
16. Adrian Pfiffner 4.5 13.400 4.4 12.500 5.0 13.566 4.4 13.366 4.8 13.400 4.9 13.500 79.732
17. Andrea Russo 4.8 13.183 4.7 13.066 5.0 13.633 4.4 13.366 4.8 13.000 4.6 13.266 79.514
18. Frank Rijken 5.0 12.800 5.1 13.300 4.5 13.500 4.4 12.900 5.1 13.633 4.9 13.233 79.366
19. Antonios Tantalidis 5.2 14.108 4.9 13.691 4.3 12.833 5.2 14.233 4.5 12.933 4.1 11.433 79.231
20. Vladyslav Gryko 5.2 13.600 5.6 13.566 4.9 12.333 5.2 13.966 4.9 13.233 4.6 12.433 79.131
21. Nils Dunkel 4.6 13.083 5.0 12.333 4.7 13.166 5.2 13.933 4.9 13.333 4.7 12.966 78.814
22. Eyal Glazer 4.8 12.166 4.8 13.333 5.3 14.075 3.6 12.733 4.8 12.933 4.2 13.100 78.340
23. Norbert Dudas 4.5 12.633 4.7 11.500 5.0 13.633 5.2 13.400 4.9 13.066 5.1 12.166 76.398
24. Ahmet Onder 5.1 14.000 3.5 10.200 4.7 13.366 5.2 13.958 4.7 11.566 5.2 12.500 75.590
 


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