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Written by Amanda Turner    Sunday, 19 June 2016 13:48    PDF Print
Boyer, Gobaux Win French Nationals
(2 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)



Marine Boyer (Meaux) and Julien Gobaux (Monaco) won the senior all-around titles at the 2016 French Championships, held Saturday and Sunday in Mulhouse.

Marine Boyer (Meaux) and Julien Gobaux (Monaco) won the senior all-around titles at the 2016 French Championships, held Saturday and Sunday in Mulhouse.

At April's test event in Rio de Janeiro, the French men and women both qualified full teams to this summer's Olympic Games.

Boyer scored 56.500 to top Kingersheim's Juliette Bossu (55.850) and Anne Kuhm of Rouen (55.550). Boyer's top score came on balance beam (14.300/6.1), where she won the silver medal at the recent European championships in Bern.

"I didn't have the perfect meet today — I have to work on some details but I hope I scored some points toward making the Olympic team," said Boyer, a native of Reunion Island.

Boyer, who turned 16 on May 22, was the all-around silver medalist at the 2014 French Junior Championships. In 2015, she was first on beam and second on uneven bars.

Defending champion Loan His (Saint-Denis, Reunion Island) competed uneven bars only, scoring 15.100.

Gobaux, a dual citizen of France and Monaco, scored 87.950 to take the title over Guillaume Augugliaro of Juan-les-Pins, who tied Jim Zona (Clamart) with 85.450.

"When the results were announced, I was very happy and inevitably Olympic selection popped into the back of my mind," said Gobaux, fifth all-around in 2015.

Defending men's all-around champion Zachari Hrimèche finished fifth and won vault in Sunday's finals.

Lorette Charpy of Saint-Étienne won the junior women's all-around title (56.200) over Janna Mouffok of Meaux (54.550) and Alisson Lapp of Brumath (53.250). In the men's junior competition, Kévin Carvalho of Montceau les Mines won the gold medal (81.600). Clamart's Antoine Pochon (79.950) placed second over Morgan Fasulo of Vallauris (79.600).

The makeup of the French squads for the Olympics in Rio will be announced on June 27.

External Link: French Gymnastics Federation

2016 French Gymnastics Championships
June 18-19, Mulhouse

Senior Women's All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1.Marine Boyer2000Meaux5.014.5005.214.0506.114.3005.113.65056.500
2.Juliette Bossu2000Kingersheim5.014.1505.714.0505.513.4005.514.25055.850
3.Anne Kuhm1996Rouen5.014.0005.314.2505.613.5005.313.80055.550
4.Mélanie De Jesus Dos Santos2000Fort-de-France5.014.2006.313.8505.713.5005.013.80055.350
5.Louise Vanhille1998Dunkerque5.014.2506.114.2505.512.7005.114.10055.300
6.Oréane Léchenault2000Rouen5.014.2506.314.9506.011.8505.314.20055.250
7.Alison Lepin2000Beaumont-En-Véron5.013.8506.514.6005.313.4005.112.75054.600
8.Grâce Charpy1999Saint-Étienne5.013.6005.513.4505.413.8505.013.65054.550
9.Valentine Pikul1997Henin-Beaumont5.213.9005.713.7004.711.9505.113.20052.750
10.Alix Scandella2000Oyonnax4.613.8505.312.5005.212.9505.013.15052.450
11.Léanne Bourgeois2000Beaumont-En-Véron5.013.6005.112.5505.413.3005.412.30051.750
12.Coline Devillard2000Digoin5.014.1004.911.4005.512.5005.513.25051.250
13.Clara Beugnon1999Epinay Sous Senart5.013.5004.912.6004.711.6005.012.90050.600
14.Lucie Perdreau1999Beaumont-En-Véron5.013.6005.513.2005.211.6004.912.15050.550
15.Mathilde Dal-Zovo2000Saint-Denis5.013.4505.313.0504.810.7504.812.85050.100
16.Fiona Oke2000Marignane5.013.5004.010.8005.212.5504.812.70049.550
17.Océane Pause2000Saint-Denis5.013.7505.110.8005.311.4005.413.45049.400
18.Émilie Lartin2000Saint-Denis4.411.7004.512.9505.511.4504.912.75048.850
19.Youna Dufournet1993Rouen5.013.6505.813.0005.713.70040.350
20.Claire Martin1998Marsannay-la-Côte4.412.8505.013.50026.350
21.Loan His1999Saint-Denis6.315.10015.100

Senior Men's All-AroundFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1.Julien Gobaux1990Monaco6.214.9505.313.7506.014.4505.615.1006.215.0505.714.65087.950
2.Guillaume Augugliaro1991Juan-les-Pins5.714.6005.612.5506.014.5505.214.3506.414.6005.914.80085.450
2.Jim Zona1992Clamart6.414.7005.413.7005.514.3005.614.4506.414.5505.413.75085.450
4.Kévin Dupuis1991Clamart5.714.7505.513.7505.914.0005.213.8506.114.6005.714.00084.950
5.Kévin Antoniotti1989Juan-les-Pins6.014.7505.413.7505.113.5505.214.5006.013.8506.614.45084.850
6.Zachari Hrimèche1997Velizy6.015.1004.512.3005.514.0506.015.3005.514.5005.113.25084.500
7.Axel Augis1990Clamart5.814.6505.914.5005.814.7005.212.6006.815.3505.412.60084.400
8.Danny Pinheiro-Rodrigues1985Sotteville4.913.0005.113.5507.014.9504.413.5005.414.3504.713.90083.250
9.Loris Frasca1995Juan-les-Pins6.114.2005.313.5505.013.0505.614.5005.113.4505.814.20082.950
10.Edgar Boulet1995Orléans6.314.1504.911.4005.914.3505.214.2505.013.5506.615.00082.700
11.Killian Mermet1997Clamart5.713.1005.113.4505.213.5005.613.1005.714.4505.513.40081.000
12.Matthieu Clarivet1995Juan-les-Pins5.112.1005.714.5005.513.7504.413.0005.211.7505.313.25078.350
12.Damien Graille1996Rennes5.112.5005.213.0004.813.4004.413.1504.413.2004.713.10078.350
14.Julien Saleur1991Bourges5.814.6004.611.3505.313.1005.613.4505.812.7005.412.95078.150
15.Xavier Scherrer1997Saint Louis6.415.2504.212.7505.612.9505.213.6004.612.3503.911.05077.950
16.Fabio Barzasi1991Montceau les Mines4.712.1504.512.3005.413.7005.212.4005.011.5005.513.60075.650
17.Antoine Borello1994Noisy-le-Grand5.913.5004.913.8005.213.6505.913.40054.350
18.Cyril Tommasone1987Lyon5.414.5006.514.1006.114.25042.850
19.Samir Aït Saïd1989Juan-les-Pins6.815.30015.300
20.Paul Degouy1997Noisy-le-Grand5.413.00013.000

Junior Women's All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1.Lorette Charpy2001Saint-Étienne5.013.7505.814.5005.614.2005.013.75056.200
2.Janna Mouffok2001Meaux5.014.2505.313.5505.313.6004.813.15054.550
3.Alisson Lapp2002Brumath5.013.6004.211.8005.614.0505.113.80053.250
4.Morgane Osyssek2002Haguenau5.014.1004.211.9505.413.4005.113.60053.050
5.Cloé Blanca Perret2002Vienne4.613.5504.312.1505.413.6504.612.95052.300
6.Assia Khnifass2001Dijon5.013.6505.313.3005.712.0505.213.05052.050
7.Iness Ben Rhouma2002Roquevaire5.013.7004.712.0005.513.2005.013.05051.950
8.Mélissa Poitreau2001Dijon5.013.7005.212.9505.212.0505.112.95051.650
9.Clara Gandrey2002Dijon5.014.1004.912.7505.311.4505.112.75051.050
10.Anaïs Gerbron2002Schiltigheim4.613.2503.511.8505.011.6504.812.95049.700
11.Maeva Gene2001Elbeuf4.413.0004.812.2505.211.6004.912.15049.000
12.Eva Breney2001Haguenau4.012.4505.212.4004.911.9504.612.15048.950
13.Alizee Aicardi2002Toulon4.813.3003.710.2505.312.7505.412.60048.900
14.Gaëlle Mahe2002Nice4.212.9004.211.0005.112.3004.912.40048.600
15.Alisson Truchard2002Toulon4.613.5003.78.9005.012.9504.912.60047.950
16.Lucie Dietrich2002Aix-en-Provence4.212.9002.110.4504.412.3003.911.80047.450
17.Eulalie Bridonneau2002Mortagne-sur-Sèvre4.212.8003.910.8004.610.1504.412.40046.150
18.Elsa Bernier2002Meaux4.012.8002.18.0504.712.6504.412.45045.950
19.Sheyen Petit2002Draguignan4.012.8504.88.5004.811.8504.412.60045.800
20.Tess Cuntz2001Haguenau5.013.8503.27.8505.010.8504.712.35044.900
21.Romane Fontaine2001Dunkerque3.311.1505.112.80023.950

Junior Men's All-AroundFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1.Kévin Carvalho1999Montceau les Mines4.813.8004.712.8004.813.8505.214.4505.213.3505.013.35081.600
2.Antoine Pochon1999Clamart5.113.5004.512.5004.613.4505.213.8004.913.3504.913.35079.950
3.Morgan Fasulo1998Vallauris5.313.9504.712.7004.412.9505.214.2504.712.9504.112.80079.600
4.Kilian Parasme1999Istres5.412.9504.412.6504.613.3504.413.7504.413.1004.613.25079.050
5.Mathias Guillouart1998Juan-les-Pins5.213.1505.612.7004.412.9004.413.4504.912.9004.913.10078.200
6.Alexis Vuillaume1998Noisy Le Sec4.413.1504.312.5504.612.2504.413.5004.513.4504.513.20078.100
7.Alexandre Alberico1999Bellegarde-sur-Valserine5.113.3504.412.7504.012.3504.413.5504.412.8504.212.70077.550
8.Quentin Begue2000Le Port4.912.8504.713.4504.012.3004.413.6004.313.0504.812.00077.250
9.Sofiane Berrabah1998Villeurbanne4.613.9503.912.1504.212.2504.413.2504.413.1504.312.35077.100
10.Leo Valentin1999Noisy-le-Grand5.414.0004.29.4504.612.5004.413.3004.413.3004.613.40075.950
11.Lorenzo Pambianchi1999Noisy Le Sec4.913.7504.212.4004.612.2004.412.0004.112.5504.312.40075.300
12.Liam Chaumeil1999Illzach4.413.3504.812.0504.812.5504.413.7004.512.7503.610.75075.150
13.Dimitri Florent2000Bourges4.913.8004.310.8504.010.8505.213.9004.612.9504.412.55074.900
14.Cameron-Lie Bernard1998Sotteville5.313.5004.510.5504.613.3005.213.2005.714.6502.99.55074.750
15.Tom Masia Pacholczyk2000La Madeleine5.213.3003.38.9504.312.6004.413.0504.112.7504.712.50073.150
16.Pierre Le Marec1999Le Relecq-Kerhuon4.712.8004.511.3004.412.5005.212.3004.412.1004.511.60072.600
17.Arthur Moindrot2000Bellegarde-sur-Valserine4.312.1504.212.0503.511.3503.612.3504.312.0004.212.00071.900
18.Baptiste Miette1998Bourg En Bresse5.613.9004.912.5504.113.3004.613.00052.750

Espoir Men's All-AroundFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1.Benjamin Osberger2001Munster4.914.4004.714.3504.513.8003.212.7754.413.0003.312.25080.575
2.Mathys Cordule2001La Madeleine4.913.5503.911.5004.613.7504.413.1754.413.7504.314.30080.025
3.Léo Saladino2002Vallauris4.814.1504.513.0504.612.9004.412.5504.713.7503.612.85079.250
4.Marin Favier2001Lyon4.514.7004.613.5504.313.7503.212.3754.714.1003.410.70079.175
5.Julien Marechal2001La Madeleine4.413.3504.513.0504.313.4502.811.3754.414.2003.612.65078.075
6.Bastien Eloy2001Beaune5.214.9504.310.1504.114.0503.213.4254.212.6002.611.00076.175
7.Enzo Fazari2001Juan-les-Pins4.413.3004.311.7504.212.6504.412.4254.713.1004.411.75074.975
8.Lucas Desanges2002Sotteville4.513.9003.411.8003.310.2003.612.5754.012.4503.612.90073.825
9.Théo Noblet2002Tomblaine4.113.0504.211.3002.711.8002.812.2754.413.0502.811.20072.675
10.Arthur Ballon2003Lyon4.413.5002.910.8002.211.3504.412.0004.012.6502.612.00072.300
11.Louis Michelot2002Pontarlier4.112.8503.712.0003.211.0002.811.9253.712.1503.111.80071.725
12.Quentin Gimeno2002Aix-en-Provence4.413.3504.111.5003.912.3503.611.5503.611.6003.511.35071.700
13.Sebastien Lambert2001Noisy-le-Grand4.112.7003.010.5503.711.0004.413.1003.913.0002.610.85071.200
14.Théo Sbetta2001Vallauris4.613.7504.210.5003.010.7002.811.7253.912.6002.611.90071.175
15.Lilian Desriac2001Franconville4.112.7003.812.0502.29.9002.811.6754.312.6502.611.65070.625
16.Eliott Emptaz2001Strasbourg4.113.5002.97.1504.313.1002.811.6754.412.8003.512.15070.375
17.Titouan Sinquin2001Rennes4.513.2004.110.7503.812.5002.811.2003.911.1502.810.50069.300
18.Xavier Blaise2003Tomblaine4.012.7003.110.3002.710.8002.811.5504.613.6502.310.20069.200
19.Paolo Chion2003Aix-en-Provence4.412.8003.89.8503.812.1002.811.6254.112.1003.110.20068.675
20.Killian Lodenot2002Aix-en-Provence4.212.9003.69.1003.412.4002.811.3254.110.6502.811.75068.125
21.Benjamin Fiore2001Le Creusot3.912.6503.911.5502.311.3003.011.4253.98.9002.811.75067.575
22.Cyril Hauptmann2003Illzach4.112.3002.98.7502.211.1503.611.3503.012.0001.811.15066.700
23.Alexis Demigha2001Juan-les-Pins4.613.6504.08.5503.111.2002.811.0504.111.3502.510.80066.600
24.Marjane Sall2002Saint Brieuc4.012.6503.39.6503.910.5502.011.4754.111.1002.310.90066.325
25.Axel Pogut2002Rochefort Sur Mer4.211.9503.011.1002.210.7002.811.6503.911.6501.98.55065.600
26.Damien Delgado2001Bourges3.912.3503.38.8002.410.6003.611.8503.910.8002.810.35064.750
27.Victor Hoffer2003Munster3.912.3502.97.5002.311.3002.810.4003.212.2002.210.20063.950
28.Axel Saint-Saens2002Sotteville4.213.1502.910.9002.46.1502.811.8252.68.8002.511.40062.225
29.Axel Joinel2003Boulazac4.412.8502.32.7503.05.4503.612.1754.110.2502.810.75054.225

Women's Vault FinalDNDAverage
1.Coline DevillardDigoin5.013.950
5.0
2.Morgane OsyssekHaguenau5.013.900
4.6
3.Océane PauseSaint-Denis5.013.525
4.6
4.Alisson TruchardToulon4.613.500
4.4
5.Alison LepinBeaumont-En-Véron5.213.475
4.4
6.Lucie PerdreauBeaumont-En-Véron5.013.300
4.2
7.Alizee AicardiToulon4.813.200
4.4
8.Léanne BourgeoisBeaumont-En-Véron5.813.075
4.4

Uneven Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Loan HisSaint-Denis6.38.75015.050
2.Lorette CharpySaint-Étienne5.89.00014.800
3.Louise VanhilleDunkerque6.17.90014.000
3.Anne KuhmRouen5.38.70014.000
5.Oréane LéchenaultRouen6.37.30013.600
6.Marine BoyerMeaux5.27.85013.050
7.Juliette BossuKingersheim5.77.30013.000
8.Alison LepinBeaumont-En-Véron6.24.70010.900

Balance Beam FinalDENDScore
1.Marine BoyerMeaux6.38.70015.000
2.Alisson LappBrumath5.68.55014.150
3.Lorette CharpySaint-Étienne5.68.45014.050
4.Mélanie De Jesus Dos SantosFort-de-France5.88.10013.900
5.Janna MouffokMeaux5.28.40013.600
6.Anne KuhmRouen5.58.00013.500
7.Youna DufournetRouen5.66.5500.112.050
8.Grâce CharpySaint-Étienne4.97.10012.000

Women's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Juliette BossuKingersheim5.58.6000.313.800
2.Louise VanhilleDunkerque5.18.65013.750
3.Oréane LéchenaultRouen5.38.25013.550
4.Mélanie De Jesus Dos SantosFort-de-France5.18.2000.113.200
5.Grâce CharpySaint-Étienne5.17.80012.900
6.Anne KuhmRouen5.17.65012.750
7.Alisson LappBrumath4.97.70012.600
8.Lorette CharpySaint-Étienne4.96.90011.800

Men's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Julien GobauxMonaco6.29.00015.200
2.Kévin AntoniottiJuan-les-Pins5.98.85014.750
3.Xavier ScherrerSaint Louis6.48.25014.650
4.Kévin DupuisClamart5.78.70014.400
5.Jim ZonaClamart5.78.3500.113.950
6.Zachari HrimècheVelizy5.58.15013.650

Pommel Horse FinalDENDScore
1.Cyril TommasoneLyon7.08.45015.450
2.Axel AugisClamart5.98.75014.650
3.Baptiste MietteBourg En Bresse6.08.60014.600
4.Julien GobauxMonaco5.98.35014.250
5.Kévin AntoniottiJuan-les-Pins5.78.50014.200
6.Matthieu ClarivetJuan-les-Pins5.87.15012.950

Still Rings FinalDENDScore
1.Samir Aït SaïdJuan-les-Pins6.89.00015.800
2.Danny Pinheiro-RodriguesSotteville7.08.75015.750
3.Julien GobauxMonaco6.08.90014.900
4.Guillaume AugugliaroJuan-les-Pins6.08.80014.800
5.Kévin DupuisClamart6.18.50014.600
6.Edgar BouletOrléans5.98.35014.250

Men's Vault FinalDNDAverage
1.Zachari HrimècheVelizy6.00.115.025
6.00.1
2.Loris FrascaJuan-les-Pins6.014.650
5.2
3.Xavier ScherrerSaint Louis5.214.425
5.2
4.Kévin CarvalhoMontceau les Mines5.20.113.175
4.4

Parallel Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Julien GobauxMonaco6.68.45015.050
1.Guillaume AugugliaroJuan-les-Pins6.48.65015.050
1.Axel AugisClamart6.88.25015.050
4.Cameron-Lie BernardSotteville6.18.65014.750
5.Kévin DupuisClamart6.18.35014.450
6.Jim ZonaClamart6.47.95014.350

High Bar FinalDENDScore
1.Edgar BouletOrléans6.68.40015.000
2.Guillaume AugugliaroJuan-les-Pins5.98.95014.850
3.Julien GobauxMonaco5.78.65014.350
4.Kévin AntoniottiJuan-les-Pins6.47.45013.850
5.Jim ZonaClamart5.96.90012.800
6.Loris FrascaJuan-les-Pins5.76.25011.950
 
Written by dwight normile    Sunday, 05 June 2016 15:32    PDF Print
Mikulak Surges to Fourth Consecutive U.S. Title
(4 votes, average 4.50 out of 5)

Sam Mikulak won his fourth straight U.S. all-around title with room to spare on Sunday, but an equally compelling storyline was the runner-up finish of veteran Chris Brooks.


Sam Mikulak
Mikulak suffered a major break on high bar after catching his Kolman too close, which forced him to do two back hip circles. The rest of his day was superb, however, and his 181.500 was the only two-day total to exceed 180.00. Mikulak, 23, improved his scores from Friday night on every event but high bar, and placed second on pommel horse and parallel bars. He also became the first gymnast to win four consecutive U.S. titles since Blaine Wilson (1996-2000), who won five straight.

Brooks, 29, won parallel bars and was second on high bar. But more importantly, he scored 14-plus both days on pommel horse, his weak event.

Third-place Jake Dalton (179.00) won floor and vault, and his third-place on rings could help him in St. Louis in three weeks when the Olympic team is named.

Stanford's Akash Modi showed the consistency that made him the 2015 NCAA all-around champion and runner-up in 2016. He scored 89.15 on Friday and 89.60 on Sunday to place fourth. And his 15.35 on pommels the second day was impressive.

First-day leader Donnell Whittenburg had a rough day and finished in a three-way tie for fifth with Sean Melton and Yul Moldauer (177.550). After a solid set on parallel bars, Whittenburg peeled off high bar on a layout Tkatchev, and followed with a shaky floor routine. On pommels, he fell off on a Sivado late in the routine, but managed to win rings, where he stuck his layout double-double dismount.

Marvin Kimble and Paul Ruggeri tied for eighth (177.200), and John Orozco improved his all-around from day one by 1.8 to score 89.20 and finish 10th (176.600).

C.J. Maestas placed 11th, and Alex Naddour was 12th. Naddour hit his pommel horse set this time (15.75) but fell on his Tsukahara-double pike.

2012 Olympic all-around bronze medalist Danell Leyva (16th) posted 15.30 on both parallel bars and high bar to keep his hopes alive for Rio, but he'll need to show stronger routines on pommel horse in St. Louis to remain in the mix.

The P&G Championships revealed the potential in the next generation of talent, and it will be interesting to see how all of the gymnasts fare at the pressure-packed Olympic trials later this month.

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Written by Amanda Turner    Sunday, 05 June 2016 12:13    PDF Print
Steingruber, Ilyankova Win Twice As Europeans End
(3 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)



Swiss senior Giulia Steingruber and Russian junior Anastasia Ilyankova each took two titles in apparatus finals Sunday as the 2016 Women's European Gymnastics Championships concluded in Bern, Switzerland. Pictured: Steingruber with her gold medals for vault and floor exercise

Swiss senior Giulia Steingruber and Russian junior Anastasia Ilyankova each took two titles in apparatus finals Sunday as the 2016 Women's European Gymnastics Championships concluded in Bern, Switzerland.

After a disappointing fourth place in Saturday's team final for the Swiss seniors, Steingruber powered ahead with gold medals on vault and floor exercise. Second to Maria Paseka in 2015, the Swiss senior regained her vault title from 2014 with a huge layout Rudi and double-twisting Yurchenko. Great Britain's Ellie Downie won the silver over Russian veteran Ksenia Afanasyeva, who both vaulted double-twisting Yurchenkos and layout Podkopayevas. (Unusually, the eight finalists in the vault final finished in the exact same order as in qualification.)

Great Britain's Becky Downie also regained her 2014 European title on uneven bars with 15.500, adding an impressive .5 in difficulty to bring her D-score to 6.9. The 2008 Olympian competed a Maloney, back uprise to piked Tkatchev; toe-on full to Stalder-piked Tkatchev to Pak; Maloney, back uprise to Hindorff and dismounted with a full-twisting double. Co-world champion Daria Spiridonova, fourth in qualification but the third-ranked Russian, replaced teammate Angelina Melnikova; Spiridonova hit her 6.7-D set for 15.466, taking only a slight hop on the dismount for the silver. Teammate Aliya Mustafina won the bronze with a clean routine, although she did not connect her Pak to Maloney-half as planned (15.100/6.3).

Mustafina won balance beam with a beautiful routine, improving her D-score to 6.3 for 15.100 (double turn; two sissones to side somi; switch-half; Onodi; front aerial, front aerial, ff; RO, stuck double tuck). France's Marine Boyer won the silver (RO, two-foot layout; switch leap, switch side; sissone, front aerial, sissone, wolf jump; full turn with leg horizontal to full turn; RO, double pike; 14.600/6.3). Cătălina Ponor, with the hopes of the entire senior Romanian team on her shoulders, won the bronze despite missing several connections and going overtime (switch ring; RO, two-foot layout; Onodi; ff, layout; switch leap; Omelianchik; RO stuck double pike; 14.266/5.9).

Steingruber grabbed her second gold on floor exercise with huge tumbling and leaps (tucked double-double; full-twisting double layout; tucked full-in), and enough style to really sell the routine (15.200/6.4). Ellie Downie won a second silver (14.566/6.1), while Ponor won a second bronze (double layout; two whips to piked full-in; triple twist; double pike; 14.466/6.0), her 12th European championship medal. Top qualifier Claudia Fragapane (Great Britain) hit her opening full-twisting double layout, wolf jump pass, but placed fourth after poor landings on her three other passes (piked Arabian double front; triple twist; double layout).

On Sunday afternoon, Ilyankova won uneven bars and balance beam, bringing Russia's haul to four golds in the junior competition after the team title and all-around title for Yelena Yeryomina. On bars, she scored 14.766 (6.2) to take the title (Shaposhnikova, back uprise, full pirouette to high Tkatchev; Hindorff to Pak; Maloney; stuck full-twisting double). Teammate Ulyana Perebinosova performed beautifully for the silver, also with a 6.2-D set (Stalder-Shaposhnikova, back uprise, Stalder-blind to Yezhova; Maloney to Pak; Maloney-half; toe-full to Tkatchev; high full-twisting double). France's Lorette Charpy won the bronze.

Ilyankova, who had a disastrous 11.700 on beam in Friday's all-around final, redeemed herself in the final with the winning routine (RO, two-foot layout; full turn with leg horizontal, side aerial; ff; front aerial; illusion; side somi; full turn with leg held; RO, double tuck). Great Britain's Alice Kinsella won the silver, mounting (facing away from the beam) with an interesting back dive to chest-stand.

Romania's Ioana Crișan, who had the top score on beam in the all-around final, had a nasty fall on her opening flip-flop series and elected not to finish the routine. Teammate Olivia Cîmpian injured her ankle on vault and scratched from the floor exercise final, where she had qualified in third place, and was replaced by Crișan (ninth in qualification).

On vault, Martina Maggio (Yurchenko double full and full) and Martina Basile (Yurchenko 1 1/2 and full) went 1-2 for Italy. Romania's Denisa Golgotă tied Basile for the silver on vault and won gold on floor exercise (piked and tucked full-ins; double pike, double tuck) to salvage the competition for the Romanians. Kinsella took another silver on floor.

Russia won two more bronze medals from Yeryomina on balance beam (ff ff layout; full turns with leg held and with leg horizontal; punch front; 2 1/2 twist) and Perebinosova on floor exercise (tucked full-in; two whips to double tuck; 1 1/2 to double twist; double pike).

Russia topped the overall medal standings in Bern with 12 medals (six gold, two silver, four bronze). Great Britain won seven medals (one gold, six silver). Romania won five medals (one gold, one silver, three bronze). Switzerland (two golds, one silver), France (one silver, two bronze) and Italy (one gold, one silver, one bronze) won three medals each.

The next European championships, for senior all-around and events, will take place in April 2017 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Romania has not played host to Europeans since 1957, when the very first women's European championships were held in Bucharest.

External Link: Official Website

2016 Women's European Gymnastics Championships
June 5, Bern, Switzerland

Senior Vault FinalDENDScoreAverageQual.
1.Giulia Steingruber6.29.30015.50014.9831
5.88.7660.114.466
2.Ellie Downie5.89.26615.06614.9332
5.69.20014.800
3.Ksenia Afanasyeva5.89.06614.86614.6993
5.68.93314.533
4.Sofia Busato5.89.06614.86614.5994
5.48.93314.333
5.Claudia Fragapane5.89.13314.93314.5495
5.68.6660.114.166
6.Teja Belak5.88.86614.66614.4836
5.39.00014.300
7.Zsófia Kovács5.89.13314.93314.2167
4.68.90013.500
8.Katarzyna Jurkowska-Kowalska5.49.00014.40013.7008
5.27.80013.000

Senior Uneven Bars FinalDENDScoreQual.
1.Becky Downie6.98.60015.5002
2.Daria Spiridonova6.78.76615.4664
3.Aliya Mustafina6.38.80015.1001
4.Kim Bui6.28.33314.5336
5.Zsófia Kovács5.98.50014.4007
6.Giulia Steingruber5.88.36614.1669
7.Gabby Jupp6.17.30013.4005
8.Martina Rizzelli6.27.16613.3668

Senior Balance Beam FinalDENDScoreQual.
1.Aliya Mustafina6.38.80015.1001
2.Marine Boyer6.38.30014.6007
3.Cătălina Ponor5.98.4660.114.2663
4.Ilaria Käslin5.68.7330.114.2336
5.Angelina Melnikova6.08.16614.1662
6.Gaëlle Mys5.88.26614.0668
6.Marine Brevet5.68.46614.0664
6.Becky Downie6.17.96614.0665

Senior Floor Exercise FinalDENDScoreQual.
1.Giulia Steingruber6.48.80015.2002
2.Ellie Downie6.18.46614.5664
3.Cătălina Ponor6.08.46614.4663
4.Claudia Fragapane6.57.80014.3001
5.Mara Titarsolej5.58.43313.9336
6.Marine Brevet5.28.8000.113.9008
7.Gaëlle Mys5.48.26613.6669
8.Amelie Föllinger5.67.86613.4667

Junior Vault FinalDENDScoreAverageQual.
1.Martina Maggio5.89.06614.86614.4993
5.09.13314.133
2.Martina Basile5.39.06614.36614.2335
5.09.10014.100
2.Denisa Golgotă5.88.8330.114.53314.2332
5.08.93313.933
4.Marie Skammelsen5.38.9580.114.15814.0458
5.28.73313.933
5.Morgane Osyssek-Reimer5.08.86613.86614.0336
5.38.90014.200
6.Yelena Yeryomina5.38.9330.114.13313.8831
5.87.83313.633
7.Livia Schmid5.09.00014.00013.8669
4.88.93313.733
8.Olivia Cîmpian5.08.86613.86613.5664
5.87.5660.113.266

Junior Uneven Bars FinalDENDScoreQual.
1.Anastasia Ilyankova6.28.56614.7661
2.Ulyana Perebinosova6.28.16614.3662
3.Lorette Charpy5.88.50014.3003
4.Alice Kinsella5.68.20813.8086
5.Lynn Genhart5.08.43313.43310
6.Janna Mouffok5.38.10013.4009
7.Helene Schäfer5.28.13313.3337
8.Leonie Meier5.37.13312.4338

Junior Balance Beam FinalDENDScoreQual.
1.Anastasia Ilyankova5.78.70014.4001
2.Alice Kinsella5.68.56614.1668
3.Yelena Yeryomina5.48.44113.8412
4.Lorette Charpy5.48.43313.8333
5.Maisie Methuen5.78.03313.7339
6.Helene Schäfer5.37.66612.96610
7.Polina Borzykh5.67.16612.7667
8.Ioana Crișan0.38.8338.01.1335

Junior Floor Exercise FinalDENDScoreQual.
1.Denisa Golgotă5.58.43313.9338
2.Alice Kinsella5.68.26613.8664
3.Ulyana Perebinosova5.58.5000.213.8002
4.Alisson Lapp5.18.6660.113.66610
4.Francesca Linari5.48.26613.66612
6.Megan Parker5.18.5000.113.5005
7.Naomi Visser4.98.30013.2007
8.Yelena Yeryomina5.57.30012.8001
 
Written by Amanda Turner    Saturday, 04 June 2016 14:42    PDF Print
Russian Women Rally to European Title
(5 votes, average 3.40 out of 5)



Russia recaptured the senior team title Saturday evening as the 2016 Women's European Gymnastics Championships continued in Bern, Switzerland. Pictured: Russians Aliya Mustafina, Ksenia Afanasyeva, Angelina Melnikova, Daria Spiridionova, and Seda Tutkhalyan

Russia recaptured the senior team title Saturday evening as the 2016 Women's European Gymnastics Championships continued in Bern, Switzerland.

Second to Great Britain in Thursday's qualification, the Russian women added 2 points to their team total to top the British by just under 5 points, 175.212 to 170.312. France took the bronze with 168.496.

The Russian women, who last won the European team title in 2010, improved their score on every event in the final. The team outscored the field on every event except floor exercise, where the British were on top. Angelina Melnikova competed all four events and hit under pressure in her first major senior start. Two-time Olympian Ksenia Afanasyeva, who was pulled from the floor lineup over concerns about her ankle, delivered on vault (14.916). Aliya Mustafina once again stepped up as team leader, turning in the top score on balance beam (14.800, tied with Melnikova) and second-best score on uneven bars (15.333). World uneven bars champion Daria Spiridonova, who missed a connection in qualification, nailed her routine this time for 15.366 (inside Stalder, Komova II, Pak, Maloney; inside Stalder-blind to piked Jaeger; toe-on full to stuck full-twisting double).

Seda Tutkhalyan, who substituted for an injured Maria Paseka, once again fell off balance beam but hit vault and floor exercise. Mustafina, though clearly not fully recovered from last year's knee surgery, turned in a decent third score on floor (2 1/2 to piked front, out of bounds; 1 1/2 to front full; double tuck) to clinch the title for Russia.

"We're thrilled, very happy that everything worked out for us today," Mustafina said. "We did it. Each medal is very special for me! I'm very happy, of course, but for the Olympics this is not enough. I've prepared bars and beam well, but I'm not ready on floor exercise — I just went out to help the team. To be honest, I did not look at the scores, no matter what. The other girls did great; Gelya (Melnikova) was brilliant, she pulled herself together and did not flinch, and did it all."

Top qualifier Great Britain had an off day, with four falls. On uneven bars, Ruby Harrold missed her opening combo of Maloney, back urpise, Tkatchev and then missed her feet on a toe-on. On beam, Claudia Fragapane fell again and Becky Downie fell twice (punch front; ff layout). Despite their advantage over Russia on floor exercise, the British were unable to pull ahead in the last rotation, needing three scores above 16.000 to take the title. Ellie Downie and Gabby Jupp were a bright spot, both hitting two routines each, but as a team the British dropped 3 points from qualification.

"It's amazing to win the silver medal, but there's also mixed emotions as we know we could have performed even better," Becky Downie said. "Coming in to the final we were dreaming of the gold but a few mistakes cost us today, and that's something we will learn from. Every girl tried their hardest and put everything in to it so there are no regrets. The fact there are those mixed emotions show how far we have come, when we won silver in 2014 we were all amazed and delighted. It just shows how much we've grown as a team and how much our ambitions have developed."

Sixth in qualification, an overjoyed French team won the bronze, improving their team score by more than 5.5 points. The French shone on uneven bars, where they scored second to Russia thanks to Loan His's 14.633 and Alison Lepin's 14.600 (6.6D). Marine Brevet and Marine Boyer each competed three events to put France back on the podium for the first time since 2008, when they were also third.

Switzerland, third in qualification, fell short of their goal of a first European women's team medal. The team had several strong scores but one blown routine on uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. Giulia Steingruber's 15.591 on vault was the highest score of the day, and she also outscored everyone on floor exercise with 15.033.

Italy, third in 2012, finished fifth. Two-time defending champion Romania finished sixth despite Cătălina Ponor's herculean efforts (15.066 on vault; 14.600 on beam and 14.566 on floor exercise). Germany finished seventh while Hungary, happy to be in the final after placing 13th two years ago, finished eighth.

Competition concludes Sunday with the junior and senior apparatus finals.

External Link: Official Website

2016 Women's European Gymnastics Championships
June 4, Bern, Switzerland

Senior Team Final VTUBBBFXTotal
1.  Russian Federation44.715(1)45.665(1)43.233(1)41.599(2)175.212
Ksenia Afanasyeva5.814.916
Angelina Melnikova5.814.8336.414.9666.214.8005.914.133
Aliya Mustafina6.515.3336.114.8005.313.466
Seda Tutkhalyan5.814.9666.213.6335.914.000
Daria Spiridonova6.715.366
2.  Great Britain 44.599(2)42.615(4)39.899(6)43.199(1)170.312
Becky Downie6.415.0665.912.533
Ellie Downie5.815.1006.114.433
Claudia Fragapane5.814.7336.213.2666.514.833
Ruby Harrold5.814.7666.213.1665.613.933
Gabby Jupp6.114.3836.014.100
3.  France 42.799(6)43.499(2)40.866(3)41.332(5)168.496
Marine Boyer5.814.7336.114.3335.513.900
Marine Brevet5.014.1665.713.7335.413.766
Loan His6.314.633
Oréane Léchenault5.013.9006.414.2665.412.8005.213.666
Alison Lepin6.614.600
4.  Switzerland 43.291(5)40.099(7)40.766(4)41.565(3)165.721
Caterina Barloggio5.113.5334.912.766
Thea Brogli5.014.000
Ilaria Käslin5.013.7005.212.5335.714.3335.513.766
Stefanie Siegenthaler5.113.433
Giulia Steingruber6.215.5915.814.1335.912.9006.215.033
5.  Italy 43.540(4)40.665(6)41.433(2)39.933(7)165.571
Sofia Busato5.814.783
Enus Mariani5.814.1665.613.7335.312.500
Elisa Meneghini5.314.2666.314.5005.613.700
Lara Mori5.613.9335.413.2005.613.733
Martina Rizzelli5.814.4916.112.566
6.  Romania 43.565(3)39.066(8)40.500(5)41.465(4)164.596
Anda Butuc5.213.2334.813.000
Maria Holbură5.013.7335.113.1005.612.9005.713.633
Anamaria Ocolișan5.814.7665.612.7335.313.266
Cătălina Ponor5.815.0665.914.6006.014.566
Silvia Zarzu
7.  Germany 41.265(8)43.399(3)38.599(7)40.566(6)163.829
Kim Bui5.014.0336.314.8665.413.4665.413.666
Maike Enderle5.814.2005.712.633
Amelie Föllinger5.613.500
Lina Philipp5.013.9665.914.3335.113.400
Sarah Voss5.813.2665.512.500
8.  Hungary 42.748(7)41.866(5)38.416(8)39.732(8)162.762
Dorina Böczögő5.014.0164.913.3334.812.9835.613.466
Julianna Csányi
Luca Divéky4.813.7664.912.5334.812.866
Zsófia Kovács5.814.9665.914.5005.712.9005.513.400
Noémi Makra6.114.033
 
Written by dwight normile    Friday, 03 June 2016 21:35    PDF Print
Whittenburg Takes Lead at P&G Championships
(4 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

Donnell Whittenburg avoided the major mistakes that prevented three-time defending national champion Sam Mikulak from taking a comfortable lead at the P&G Championships in Hartford, Conn., Friday night. But the meet is only halfway finished.


Donnell Whittenburg (USOTC)

Whittenburg went six-for-six, including the top score on rings (15.95), to post an 89.90, which was just 0.05 better than Mikulak, who fell apart on his final event, floor exercise. After hitting what may have been his best pommel horse routine ever in the first rotation, Mikulak hit the next four events without much issue, although he is still vaulting a Kasamatsu-1.5 instead of a Lopez. Through five rotations, his biggest mistake was an over-arched peach-half on p-bars, which required a few hand placements to regain control. Mikulak's high bar, a problem event in the past, was superb, and he earned the highest mark of 15.70. Then the wheels came off on floor, when he landed a double front in a deep squat, touched a hand after a combination pass and staggered out of bounds after his triple twist dismount. His 6.9 execution score led to a 13.50, which ranked 36th in the 40-man field.

In the same rotation as Mikulak, Whittenburg performed with his usual consistency. He landed a Dragulescu vault for 15.20 and showed great amplitude on parallel bars, dropping out of a Dmitrienko (front uprise double tuck). He did, however, take a 0.3 neutral deduction on that event. On high bar, he caught his Cassina but did not attempt a Kolman, which his coach, Vitaly Marinitch, said he would fling too far away from the bar. He scored 15.05 on high bar and floor, ranking fifth on both events.

While it was no surprise to see Whittenburg and Mikulak grab the top two spots, there were some surprises in the top group. Veteran Chris Brooks sits third at 89.50 (great high bar combination of Takemoto, Yamawaki, Moznik) followed by Jake Dalton (89.40; first on floor with 15.40) and 2016 NCAA champion Yul Moldauer (89.25). 2015 NCAA champ Akash Modi was sixth with 89.15, and Sean Melton, who had the top score on parallel bars (15.55), finished seventh at 88.90, one point behind the leader.

John Orozco began on pommel horse and looked strong until the end, when he slithered off after traveling from one end to the other. The rest of his day was average by his standards, and his scored 15.10 on both p-bars and high bar.

Other contenders had uncharacteristic errors, as well. Danell Leyva missed his Kolman on high bar, and Alex Naddour crashed his pommel horse dismount after an excellent routine.

Since the Olympic selection includes three more all-around competitions, it's much too early for any gymnast to panic. But the pressure is likely to grow for those in the mix. Mikulak has been in this position before, and a lot further behind than half a tenth. But Whittenburg can also improve in places. If neither of them works to potential, any of a handful of gymnasts stands ready to become the next U.S. champion. We'll find out who that is on Sunday afternoon.

External Link: USA Gymnastics

2016 Men's P&G (USA National) Championships
June 3, Hartford, Conn.

All-Around, Day 1FXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1. Donnell Whittenburg USOTC 6.8 15.05 5.8 13.80 6.7 15.95 6.0 15.20 6.9 14.85 6.5 15.05 89.90
2. Sam Mikulak USOTC 6.7 13.50 6.2 15.05 6.1 15.20 5.6 14.95 6.7 15.45 6.8 15.70 89.85
3. Chris Brooks USOTC 6.0 14.65 5.8 14.00 6.0 15.05 5.6 15.05 6.5 15.35 6.7 15.40 89.50
4. Jacob Dalton Oklahoma 6.7 15.40 5.0 13.60 6.4 15.50 6.0 15.35 6.5 14.90 6.3 14.65 89.40
5. Yul Moldauer Oklahoma 6.3 15.10 5.6 14.65 6.1 15.15 5.6 15.10 6.3 15.05 5.7 14.20 89.25
6. Akash Modi Stanford 6.5 14.90 6.4 14.80 5.5 14.65 5.6 14.85 6.6 15.10 6.2 14.85 89.15
7. Sean Melton Ohio State 6.2 14.65 5.6 14.10 6.3 15.15 5.6 14.85 6.5 15.55 5.7 14.60 88.90
8. Marvin Kimble USOTC 5.7 14.40 6.7 14.55 6.2 14.80 6.0 14.50 6.0 14.80 6.5 14.75 87.80
9. Paul Ruggeri USOTC 6.7 15.35 5.0 13.10 5.6 14.20 5.8 15.00 6.3 14.40 6.8 15.60 87.65
10. CJ Maestas USOTC 5.9 14.40 6.1 13.75 6.7 15.70 4.8 14.10 6.4 14.70 6.7 14.85 87.50
11. John Orozco USOTC 5.5 14.20 6.4 13.90 6.3 14.80 4.8 14.30 6.5 15.10 6.8 15.10 87.40
12. Danell Leyva Universal 6.4 14.80 6.0 14.55 5.8 13.25 5.2 14.55 6.9 15.15 7.3 14.60 86.90
13. Alex Naddour USAYouth 6.4 14.95 6.8 14.10 6.4 15.30 6.0 15.10 5.9 13.10 5.6 14.10 86.65
14. Colin VanWicklen Oklahoma 6.1 14.60 5.0 13.40 5.5 14.40 6.0 15.10 5.7 14.45 5.6 14.20 86.15
14. Kanji Oyama Oklahoma 6.2 14.00 5.9 13.75 6.0 14.65 5.6 14.75 5.8 14.80 5.6 14.20 86.15
16. Eddie Penev USOTC 6.7 15.20 5.7 14.00 5.2 14.05 5.8 14.00 5.9 14.25 6.2 14.45 85.95
17. Steven Legendre Oklahoma 6.8 14.35 5.0 13.65 6.1 15.00 5.6 15.15 6.4 14.15 5.5 13.50 85.80
18. Joshua Dixon USOTC 6.6 15.00 5.8 13.20 5.4 14.20 5.8 15.30 5.5 13.90 6.5 14.10 85.70
19. Donothan Bailey USOTC 5.8 13.45 6.5 15.30 6.0 14.60 5.6 14.10 6.1 13.75 6.2 14.45 85.65
20. Kyle Zemeir UC Berkeley 6.3 14.60 5.7 13.15 5.7 14.55 5.6 14.75 5.7 14.70 5.3 13.20 84.95
21. Kevin Wolting UC Berkeley 6.0 14.45 5.6 14.55 5.4 13.65 5.6 15.10 5.3 12.75 5.8 14.30 84.80
22. Brandon Wynn OSU 6.1 14.55 5.2 12.70 6.8 15.50 5.6 14.15 6.6 13.85 5.9 13.95 84.70
22. Matthew Wenske Cypress Academy 6.1 14.50 4.6 12.80 5.0 14.20 6.0 15.40 5.7 14.45 5.1 13.35 84.70
22. Trevor Howard Penn State 6.3 14.25 4.4 12.90 6.4 14.70 5.6 14.80 5.6 14.25 5.4 13.80 84.70
25. Tristan Duran Minnesota 5.9 14.30 5.7 14.50 5.7 13.80 5.2 14.40 5.9 14.15 5.5 13.50 84.65
26. Timothy Wang Air Force 5.9 14.05 5.9 14.85 6.0 14.05 5.6 14.80 5.8 13.10 5.8 13.50 84.35
27. Levi Anderson Oklahoma 6.0 14.35 5.4 13.35 5.6 14.10 5.2 14.35 5.4 13.65 5.9 14.45 84.25
28. Grant Breckenridge Stanford 5.3 14.05 4.3 11.95 4.7 13.75 5.2 14.50 5.5 14.55 5.9 14.45 83.25
28. Dmitri Belanovski Michigan 5.7 14.30 5.7 13.60 5.3 14.00 5.2 14.15 5.8 14.10 5.5 13.10 83.25
30. Matthew Felleman Penn State 6.0 14.10 5.5 13.85 5.5 14.10 5.2 14.25 5.7 12.50 5.6 13.75 82.55
30. Robert Neff Stanford 5.9 14.30 4.9 12.60 5.1 13.45 5.2 14.35 5.5 13.45 5.8 14.40 82.55
32. Alex Diab Illinois 6.1 14.60 4.6 12.70 6.3 14.55 5.6 13.45 5.2 13.60 5.5 12.95 81.85
33. Kiwan Watts Above the Bar 5.9 14.75 3.9 10.40 5.6 14.00 5.2 14.70 5.7 14.15 5.1 13.60 81.60
34. Emyre Cole Michigan 6.1 14.75 4.6 10.40 4.9 13.85 5.6 15.00 5.3 12.90 5.4 13.85 80.75
35. Drew Moling Ohio State 5.3 13.75 5.4 12.85 6.3 14.65 5.6 13.60 5.4 12.05 5.7 13.70 80.60
36. Adrian De Los Angeles Michigan 6.4 14.05 5.9 14.60 5.6 14.70 5.7 12.85 5.5 13.05 69.25
37. Anthony McCallum Michigan 5.9 13.95 5.2 11.80 4.8 13.15 6.0 15.40 6.1 13.70 0.0 0.00 68.00
38. Leroy Clarke Penn State 5.8 13.00 5.9 14.20 5.9 13.60 5.6 14.05 54.85
39. Tristan Duverglas Penn State 5.4 12.45 6.4 13.95 6.0 14.80 5.5 11.10 52.30
40. Ellis Mannon Minnesota 6.5 15.20 5.2 14.60 5.8 13.90 43.70
 


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