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Written by Amanda Turner    Thursday, 10 September 2015 19:40    PDF Print
Kudryavtseva. Russia Golden Again in Stuttgart
(1 vote, average 5.00 out of 5)



Two-time world all-around champion Yana Kudryavtseva won both individual titles Thursday as Russia continued to trounce its competition at the 2015 Rhythmic World Championships in Stuttgart. Pictured: Kudryavtseva with teammate Margarita Mamun and Ukrainian Ganna Rizatdinova.

Two-time world all-around champion Yana Kudryavtseva won both individual titles Thursday as Russia continued to trounce its competition at the 2015 Rhythmic World Championships in Stuttgart.

Kudryavtseva added gold medals with the clubs and ribbon to go with her gold medal she took Tuesday in the ball final. Once again Russia also took both silver medals, with hoop champion Margarita Mamun taking second with the ribbon and Alexandra Soldatova second with the clubs.

Ukraine's Ganna Rizatdinova, who was third in Tuesday's hoop final, won both individual bronze medals Thursday.

The Russian trio also claimed the gold medal in the team competition, outscoring Belarus by more than eight points, 149.990-141.314. Ukraine was less behind Belarus for the bronze (141.196), while Israel finished fourth ahead of Azerbaijan. Japan, Bulgaria and Uzbekistan followed in the rankings, with the United States and Spain rounding out the top 10 teams.

The team format counted the top eight scores across the four apparatus, giving teams more flexibility in deciding entries for qualification. Gymnasts could compete in all four events in qualification, but only the top three scores counted toward all-around qualification.

Kudryavtseva now has 12 gold medals at the world championships, and could take her 13th on Friday. Kudryavtseva, who turns 18 on September 30, is the heavy favorite for Friday's all-around final. An injured ankle kept her out of the hoop event, but she still led the individual qualification over Mamun and Soldatova, though only two gymnasts per nation may advance to the final.

The top 24 gymnasts advance to the all-around final, where the top 15 will earn automatic qualification to next year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

External Link: Official Website

2015 Rhythmic World Championships
September 10, Stuttgart

TeamHoopBallClubsRibbonTotal
1. Russian Federation37.06618.93356.41637.575149.990
Yana Kudryavtseva18.93319.00018.950
Margarita Mamun18.40017.83318.68318.625
Alexandra Soldatova18.66618.73318.150
2. Belarus18.35035.09935.66652.199141.314
Hanna Bazhko17.133
Arina Charopa16.400
Katsiaryna Halkina17.00817.38317.55017.216
Melitina Stanyuta18.35017.71618.11617.850
3. Ukraine35.34934.98235.49935.366141.196
Viktoria Mazur16.98317.08316.541
Ganna Rizatdinova18.36617.96618.41618.450
Eleonora Romanova17.01616.68316.916
4. Israel35.19935.04934.69934.450139.397
Linoy Ashram16.78316.666
Neta Rivkin17.86617.78317.48317.250
Victoria Veinberg Filanovsky17.33317.26617.21617.200
5. Azerbaijan34.60034.45034.41634.716138.182
Ayshan Bayramova16.85016.75016.833
Marina Durunda17.75017.75017.66617.883
Elif Celep16.70016.33316.425
6. Japan34.91617.01634.04951.516137.497
Sakura Hayakawa17.50017.01617.43317.200
Uzume Kawasaki16.49116.783
Kaho Minagawa17.41616.55016.61617.533
7. Bulgaria33.94934.18333.86634.732136.730
Maria Mateva16.73316.90016.48317.216
Sara Staykova16.03316.425
Neviana Vladinova17.21617.28317.38317.516
8. Uzbekistan34.10034.44934.03333.983136.565
Anora Davlyatova16.26616.333
Yelizaveta Nazarenkova17.40017.36617.40017.250
Anastasia Serdyukova16.70017.08316.63316.733
9. United States of America17.50033.66650.39134.000135.557
Camilla Feeley16.525
Jasmine Kerber15.46616.43316.16616.091
Serena Lu16.700
Laura Zeng17.50017.23317.70017.300
10. Spain34.49133.89949.49917.450135.339
Polina Berezina14.516
Natalia García16.96616.76615.96615.566
Sara Llana16.133
Carolina Rodríguez17.52517.13317.40017.450
11. Georgia33.86632.92434.48333.700134.973
Natela Bolataeva16.23315.95816.50016.150
Salomé Pazhava17.63316.96617.98317.550
Salomé Urushadze14.64115.041
12. Republic of Korea33.63334.11633.39933.616134.764
Chun Song E15.70015.85015.46615.350
Lee Daae14.96614.683
Son Yeon Jae17.93318.26617.93318.266
13. Kazakhstan33.43316.70033.79949.016132.948
Sabina Ashirbayeva17.15016.70017.23316.600
Aliya Assymova16.28314.56616.56616.258
Selina Zhumatayeva16.05816.158
14. Italy33.56616.73333.23349.357132.889
Veronica Bertolini16.93316.73317.15017.033
Letizia Cicconcelli15.808
Maria Crescenzi16.083
Alessia Russo16.63315.36615.30016.516
15. Finland32.54932.73333.74932.549131.580
Inessa Rif14.50812.616
Jouki Tikkanen15.48316.33316.66616.316
Ekaterina Volkova17.06616.40017.08316.233
16. Austria32.51631.98331.78332.650128.932
Anastasiya Detkova12.33313.300
Nicol Ruprecht16.95016.40016.93317.050
Natascha Wegscheider15.56615.58314.85015.600
17. People's Republic of China32.85815.66647.30032.282128.106
Liu Jiahui16.67515.66616.80016.466
Xu Xiaolan16.18315.30015.816
Zhang Doudou13.21615.20014.416
18. Estonia31.72531.33331.41631.916126.390
Olga Bogdanova15.75015.23316.166
Viktoria Bogdanova15.97515.73316.00015.750
Carmel Kallemaa15.60015.41615.050
19. Mexico32.15816.06631.44946.049125.722
Rut Castillo16.00813.24114.46615.600
Karla Diaz16.15016.06616.21614.716
Cindy Gallegos15.23315.733
20. Canada31.34932.14931.80730.357125.662
Patricia Bezzoubenko15.71616.86617.11615.391
Katherine Uchida14.69113.475
Carmen Whelan15.63315.28314.48314.966
21. Czech Republic31.24131.43330.35030.899123.923
Nataly Hamříková14.55015.533
Monika Míčková15.56616.08315.45014.783
Anna Šebková15.67515.35014.90015.366
22. Armenia15.70015.40044.16645.299120.565
Lilit Harutyunyan15.70015.40015.70015.816
Elizabeth Petrosyan13.15814.65015.100
Luiza Sadyan13.68313.81614.383
23. Hungary31.33215.95042.99929.449119.730
Lili Margaritisz13.36613.56613.583
Boglárka Kiss14.71614.85013.541
Dóra Vass16.61615.95014.58315.866
24. Slovenia29.47430.35830.76628.049118.647
Monija Čebašek13.90810.75013.050
Sara Kragulj15.00814.91614.433
Špela Kratochwill15.56615.35015.85013.616
25. Latvia15.13329.25043.79128.757116.931
Jelizaveta Gamalejeva13.30014.45015.70015.166
Arina Leina14.80013.89113.591
Sofija Nikitina15.13314.20012.816
26. Portugal28.90714.68343.41528.916115.921
Maria Canilhas14.21613.54113.533
Rafaela Valente14.69114.68315.31615.383
Tania Domingues12.72514.55813.458
27. Slovakia29.61614.21642.45827.532113.822
Alexandra Čechová14.23313.98313.516
Xénia Kilianová15.38314.21614.75014.016
Karolina Turciaková12.60013.72511.941
28. Egypt26.00829.75843.48314.508113.757
Nourhal Khattab12.75014.90814.20012.666
Sara Rostom13.25814.85015.68314.508
Fatma Salman13.60012.708
29. Belgium13.84128.98342.64927.774113.247
Paulien Boone13.50014.016
Najlae Ou-Ghanem12.00014.81612.591
Joke Verpoest14.30014.333
Kaat Wyers13.84114.68313.758
30. Norway13.71628.24928.79941.391112.155
Emilie Holte13.00014.41613.65013.750
Fanny Lunde14.44113.883
Emilie Swensen13.71613.83314.35813.758
31. Lithuania27.91613.69139.36626.550107.523
Veronika Proncenko14.68313.69113.50013.700
Olga Stork12.64113.20012.850
Migle Varnaite13.23312.66612.500
32. Sweden26.91613.66627.49139.174107.247
Josefine Olsson13.55012.56614.25812.883
Jennifer Pettersson13.36613.23313.166
Cassandra Pettersson13.66611.60013.125
33. Bosnia and Herzegovina24.83223.29922.64124.76695.538
Adisa Bjelić13.01612.43312.20012.933
Amila Hodžić10.4417.666
Dea Muminović10.86610.133
Vanessa Tinjić11.81611.833
34. Angola14.0336.15015.18322.19057.556
Jandira Henriques5.8336.716
Sofia Higino5.5167.258
Anna Mpanzu6.9338.2508.216
Alice Tomas7.1006.1506.933

Clubs FinalDENDScoreQual Rank
1.Yana Kudryavtseva9.5009.56619.0661
2.Alexandra Soldatova9.3509.23318.5832
3.Ganna Rizatdinova9.3009.26618.5664
4.Melitina Stanyuta9.2009.16618.3665
5.Salomé Pazhava9.0009.00018.0006
6.Marina Durunda8.9008.93317.8339
7.Laura Zeng8.8008.86617.6668
8.Son Yeon Jae8.4508.73317.1837

Ribbon FinalDENDScoreQual Rank
1.Yana Kudryavtseva9.4009.46618.8661
2.Margarita Mamun9.4509.40018.8502
3.Ganna Rizatdinova9.2009.233-0.118.3833
4.Melitina Stanyuta9.1509.10018.2507
5.Son Yeon Jae9.0509.03318.0834
6.Marina Durunda8.9008.90017.8006
7.Kseniya Moustafaeva8.8508.90017.7508
8.Varvara Filiou8.8008.83317.6339

Clubs QualificationDENDScore
1.Yana Kudryavtseva9.5009.50019.000 Q
2.Alexandra Soldatova9.4009.33318.733 Q
3.Margarita Mamun9.3509.33318.683
4.Ganna Rizatdinova9.1509.26618.416 Q
5.Melitina Stanyuta9.0009.11618.116 Q
6.Salomé Pazhava8.9509.03317.983 Q
7.Son Yeon Jae8.9009.03317.933 Q
8.Laura Zeng8.8008.90017.700 Q
9.Marina Durunda8.7008.96617.666 Q
10.Kseniya Moustafaeva8.7508.83317.583 R1
11.Katsiaryna Halkina8.7008.85017.550 R2
12.Neta Rivkin8.4509.03317.483 R3
13.Sakura Hayakawa8.6008.83317.433
14.Carolina Rodríguez8.6008.80017.400
14.Yelizaveta Nazarenkova8.6008.80017.400
16.Neviana Vladinova8.5508.83317.383
17.Varvara Filiou8.6008.76617.366
18.Sabina Ashirbayeva8.5008.73317.233
19.Victoria Veinberg Filanovsky8.4508.76617.216
20.Veronica Bertolini8.4508.70017.150
21.Patricia Bezzoubenko8.4508.66617.116
22.Viktoria Mazur8.3508.73317.083
23.Ekaterina Volkova8.4508.63317.083
24.Jana Berezko-Marggrander8.3508.66617.016
25.Nicol Ruprecht8.3508.633-0.116.933
26.Liu Jiahui8.3008.50016.800
27.Linoy Ashram8.2508.53316.783
28.Ayshan Bayramova8.2508.50016.750
29.Eleonora Romanova8.0508.63316.683
30.Jouki Tikkanen8.2008.46616.666
31.Anastasiya Serdyukova8.4008.23316.633
32.Kaho Minagawa8.2508.36616.616
33.Aliya Assymova8.1008.46616.566
34.Camilla Feeley8.1258.40016.525
35.Natela Bolataeva8.1008.40016.500
36.Uzume Kawasaki8.2258.26616.491
37.Mariya Mateva8.1508.33316.483
38.Arina Charopa8.0008.40016.400
39.Elif Celep7.9008.43316.333
40.Anora Davlyatova7.9508.366-0.116.266
41.Arnal Diaz7.8508.36616.216
42.Alexandra Piscupescu8.1508.06616.216
43.Jasmine Kerber8.0008.16616.166
44.Sara Llana7.7008.43316.133
45.Maria Crescenzi7.7508.33316.083
46.Selina Zhumatayeva7.7258.33316.058
47.Sara Staykova7.8008.23316.033
48.Viktoria Bogdanova7.7008.30016.000
49.Natalia García7.7008.26615.966
50.Špela Kratochwill7.6508.20015.850
51.Laura Jung7.6508.13315.783
52.Themida Christodoulidou7.5008.26615.766
53.Lilit Harutyunyan7.5008.20015.700
53.Jelizaveta Gamalejeva7.5008.20015.700
55.Sara Rostom7.4508.23315.683
56.Milena Milacic7.5508.06615.616
57.Ana Luiza Filiorianu7.8007.73315.533
58.Natalia Gaudio7.3508.16615.516
59.Grace Legote7.3508.13315.483
60.Chun Song E7.3008.16615.466
61.Monika Míčková7.3508.10015.450
62.Carmel Kallemaa7.2508.16615.416
63.Rafaela Valente7.3507.96615.316
64.Xu Xiaolan7.4007.90015.300
65.Alessia Russo7.8007.50015.300
66.Irena Omirou7.1008.16615.266
67.Cindy Gallegos7.2008.03315.233
68.Olga Bogdanova7.3007.93315.233
69.Kyriaki Alevrogianni7.1508.06615.216
70.Zhang Doudou7.1008.10015.200
70.Laura Halford7.1008.10015.200
72.Angela Kosoulieva7.2507.83315.083
73.Salazar Sanchez7.1007.96615.066
74.Anna Czarniecka7.3007.76615.066
75.Lee Daae7.1007.86614.966
76.Sara Kragulj6.9507.96614.916
77.Anna Šebková7.0007.90014.900
78.Boglárka Kiss6.7508.10014.850
79.Natascha Wegscheider6.9507.90014.850
80.Najlae Ou-Ghanem6.8507.96614.816
81.Xénia Kilianová6.9507.80014.750
82.Koi Sie Yan7.2007.50014.700
83.Katherine Uchida7.3257.36614.691
84.Stephani Sherlock7.0007.66614.666
85.Elizabeth Petrosyan6.7507.90014.650
86.Salomé Urushadze7.0007.64114.641
87.Dóra Vass7.0507.53314.583
88.Tania Domingues6.7257.83314.558
89.Nataly Hamříková6.7507.80014.550
90.Inessa Rif6.5757.93314.508
91.Carmen Whelan7.0507.43314.483
92.Rut Castillo7.1007.36614.466
93.Fanny Lunde6.6257.866-0.114.441
94.Emilie Swensen6.4257.93314.358
95.Joke Verpoest6.7007.63314.333
96.Josefine Olsson6.6257.63314.258
97.Nourhal Khattab6.4007.80014.200
98.Danielle Prince6.5007.70014.200
99.Sofija Nikitina6.7007.50014.200
100.Grisbel Lopez6.1757.85814.033
101.Alexandra Čechová6.1507.83313.983
102.Arina Leina6.4257.46613.891
103.Luiza Sadyan6.0507.76613.816
104.Karolina Turciakova6.0257.70013.725
105.Geraldine Pérez6.1007.56613.666
106.Emilie Holte6.0507.60013.650
107.Lina Dussan6.4507.20013.650
108.Fatma Salman5.8007.80013.600
109.Lili Margaritisz5.8007.76613.566
110.Maria Canilhas5.7757.76613.541
111.Veronika Proncenko6.5007.300-0.313.500
112.Paulien Boone6.4007.10013.500
113.Angelica Kvieczynski6.9006.56613.466
114.Jennifer Pettersson5.5007.73313.233
115.Olga Stork6.0507.200-0.113.200
116.Shasangari Nagarajan6.5007.066-0.612.966
117.Elena Milenkovic6.4006.56612.966
118.Azem Azhybekova5.6007.33312.933
119.Laura Božić5.5507.36612.916
120.Selin Kilavuz5.5007.36612.866
121.Basma Ouatay5.2007.63312.833
122.Regina Miaksheva5.8007.300-0.312.800
123.Lucia Castiglioni5.3507.40012.750
124.Migle Varnaite5.6507.066-0.112.666
125.Anastasiya Detkova5.4006.93312.333
126.Adisa Bjelić5.4006.80012.200
127.Cassandra Pettersson5.2006.700-0.311.600
128.Monija Čebašek4.7506.300-0.310.750
129.Amila Hodžić3.9756.46610.441
130.Dea Muminović4.0006.13310.133
131.Victoria Soerensen3.2005.8009.000
132.Nicoline Sachmann3.1005.3668.466
133.Anna Mpanzu2.6505.6008.250
134.Elyane Boal2.8504.725-0.66.975
135.Alice Tomas1.9005.0336.933
136.Jandira Henriques1.4004.4335.833

Ribbon QualificationDENDScore
1.Yana Kudryavtseva9.5509.40018.950 Q
2.Margarita Mamun9.4509.17518.625 Q
3.Ganna Rizatdinova9.2509.20018.450 Q
4.Son Yeon Jae9.2009.06618.266 Q
5.Alexandra Soldatova9.1509.00018.150
6.Marina Durunda8.8509.03317.883 Q
7.Melitina Stanyuta8.8509.00017.850 Q
8.Kseniya Moustafaeva8.9008.76617.666 Q
9.Varvara Filiou8.8008.76617.566 Q
10.Salomé Pazhava8.7508.80017.550 R1
11.Kaho Minagawa8.8008.73317.533 R2
12.Neviana Vladinova8.7508.76617.516 R3
13.Carolina Rodríguez8.7508.800-0.117.450
14.Laura Zeng8.7008.60017.300
15.Neta Rivkin8.7508.50017.250
15.Yelizaveta Nazarenkova8.7508.50017.250
17.Katsiaryna Halkina8.5508.66617.216
17.Mariya Mateva8.5508.66617.216
17.Alexandra Piscupescu8.5508.66617.216
20.Victoria Veinberg Filanovsky8.6008.60017.200
20.Sakura Hayakawa8.6008.60017.200
22.Hanna Bazhko8.5008.63317.133
23.Nicol Ruprecht8.4508.60017.050
24.Veronica Bertolini8.5008.53317.033
25.Jana Berezko-Marggrander8.4008.53316.933
26.Eleonora Romanova8.3508.56616.916
27.Ayshan Bayramova8.2008.63316.833
28.Uzume Kawasaki8.2508.53316.783
29.Anastasiya Serdyukova8.3008.43316.733
30.Serena Lu8.3008.40016.700
31.Linoy Ashram8.2008.46616.666
32.Sabina Ashirbayeva8.2008.40016.600
33.Viktoria Mazur7.8758.66616.541
34.Alessia Russo8.0508.46616.516
35.Liu Jiahui8.1008.36616.466
36.Elif Celep7.9258.50016.425
37.Sara Staykova8.0258.40016.425
38.Anora Davlyatova7.8008.53316.333
39.Jouki Tikkanen8.1008.266-0.116.316
40.Aliya Assymova7.8258.43316.258
41.Ekaterina Volkova8.1008.13316.233
42.Olga Bogdanova7.8008.36616.166
43.Selina Zhumatayeva7.8258.33316.158
44.Natela Bolataeva7.7508.40016.150
45.Angelica Kvieczynski7.9508.16616.116
46.Jasmine Kerber7.9258.266-0.116.091
47.Ana Luiza Filiorianu7.9757.96615.941
48.Dóra Vass7.6008.26615.866
49.Laura Jung7.6508.20015.850
50.Lilit Harutyunyan7.5508.26615.816
51.Xu Xiaolan7.7508.06615.816
52.Letizia Cicconcelli7.7758.03315.808
53.Viktoria Bogdanova7.4508.30015.750
54.Natalia Gaudio7.5508.20015.750
55.Cindy Gallegos7.5008.23315.733
56.Themida Christodoulidou7.5508.13315.683
57.Natascha Wegscheider7.4008.20015.600
58.Rut Castillo7.5508.100-0.115.600
59.Natalia García8.0007.866-0.315.566
60.Nataly Hamříková7.3008.23315.533
61.Patricia Bezzoubenko7.4257.96615.391
62.Rafaela Valente7.3508.03315.383
63.Anna Šebková7.4007.96615.366
64.Chun Song E7.4507.90015.350
65.Stephani Sherlock7.2258.066-0.115.241
66.Jelizaveta Gamalejeva7.4007.76615.166
67.Grace Legote7.1258.03315.158
68.Angela Kosoulieva7.0008.13315.133
69.Anna Czarniecka7.0508.06615.116
70.Kyriaki Alevrogianni7.2507.86615.116
71.Elizabeth Petrosyan7.2007.90015.100
72.Carmel Kallemaa7.1507.90015.050
73.Salomé Urushadze7.1757.86615.041
74.Carmen Whelan7.1007.86614.966
75.Monika Míčková7.2507.53314.783
76.Shasangari Nagarajan6.9507.80014.750
77.Arnal Diaz7.1007.766-0.214.716
78.Lee Daae7.0507.63314.683
79.Danielle Prince6.7507.80014.550
80.Polina Berezina7.5507.566-0.614.516
81.Sara Rostom6.8257.68314.508
82.Sara Kragulj6.8007.933-0.314.433
83.Zhang Doudou7.1507.26614.416
84.Milena Milacic6.9757.43314.408
85.Selin Kilavuz6.7007.70014.400
86.Luiza Sadyan6.5507.933-0.114.383
87.Grisbel Lopez7.0007.35014.350
88.Elena Milenkovic6.5007.866-0.114.316
89.Irena Omirou6.6007.70014.300
90.Laura Božić6.6257.66614.291
91.Salazar Sanchez6.8507.40014.250
92.Koi Sie Yan6.4007.83314.233
93.Paulien Boone6.4507.56614.016
94.Xénia Kilianová6.6007.466-0.114.016
95.Fanny Lunde6.1507.73313.883
96.Emilie Swensen6.3007.45813.758
97.Kaat Wyers6.3257.43313.758
98.Emilie Holte6.3507.40013.750
99.Veronika Proncenko6.3007.700-0.313.700
100.Špela Kratochwill6.5007.166-0.113.616
101.Arina Leina6.1757.466-0.113.591
102.Lili Margaritisz6.1507.43313.583
103.Boglárka Kiss5.9757.56613.541
104.Maria Canilhas5.8007.73313.533
105.Alexandra Čechová6.1507.36613.516
106.Katherine Uchida6.7756.70013.475
107.Tania Domingues5.6257.83313.458
108.Anastasiya Detkova5.7007.60013.300
109.Lina Dussan5.8507.40013.250
110.Geraldine Pérez6.0507.16613.216
111.Laura Halford6.3007.200-0.313.200
112.Regina Miaksheva6.0507.13313.183
113.Jennifer Pettersson5.8507.366-0.113.166
114.Cassandra Pettersson6.0507.125-0.113.125
115.Monija Čebašek5.7007.700-0.413.050
116.Adisa Bjelić5.2007.73312.933
117.Josefine Olsson5.8507.03312.883
118.Olga Stork5.5507.30012.850
119.Sofija Nikitina5.9506.86612.816
120.Fatma Salman5.9006.80812.708
121.Nourhal Khattab5.6007.06612.666
122.Inessa Rif5.7506.86612.616
123.Najlae Ou-Ghanem5.7256.86612.591
124.Migle Varnaite5.3507.200-0.112.500
125.Karolina Turciakova5.2006.74111.941
126.Azem Azhybekova5.3506.833-0.311.883
127.Vanessa Tinjić4.8507.033-0.111.833
128.Lucia Castiglioni4.7007.00011.700
129.Basma Ouatay4.8506.60011.450
130.Nicoline Sachmann3.5506.46610.016
131.Elyane Boal3.3006.108-0.39.108
132.Anna Mpanzu2.6505.5668.216
133.Amila Hodžić2.4255.2417.666
134.Sofia Higino2.3254.9337.258
135.Jandira Henriques1.7005.0166.716
136.Victoria Soerensen2.2254.866-0.86.291

Individual QualificationHoopBallClubsRibbonTotal
1.Yana Kudryavtseva18.93319.00018.95056.883
2.Margarita Mamun18.40017.83318.68318.62555.708
3.Alexandra Soldatova18.66618.73318.15055.549
4.Ganna Rizatdinova18.36617.96618.41618.45055.232
5.Son Yeon Jae17.93318.26617.93318.26654.465
6.Melitina Stanyuta18.35017.71618.11617.85054.316
7.Marina Durunda17.75017.75017.66617.88353.383
8.Salomé Pazhava17.63316.96617.98317.55053.166
9.Neta Rivkin17.86617.78317.48317.25053.132
10.Kseniya Moustafaeva17.28317.30017.58317.66652.549
11.Laura Zeng17.50017.23317.70017.30052.500
12.Carolina Rodríguez17.52517.13317.40017.45052.375
13.Varvara Filiou17.31617.35017.36617.56652.282
14.Neviana Vladinova17.21617.28317.38317.51652.182
15.Elizaveta Nazarenkova17.40017.36617.40017.25052.166
16.Katsiaryna Halkina17.00817.38317.55017.21652.149
17.Sakura Hayakawa17.50017.01617.43317.20052.133
18.Victoria Veinberg Filanovsky17.33317.26617.21617.20051.815
19.Kaho Minagawa17.41616.55016.61617.53351.565
20.Jana Berezko-Marggrander17.10017.08317.01616.93351.199
21.Veronica Bertolini16.93316.73317.15017.03351.116
22.Sabina Ashirbayeva17.15016.70017.23316.60051.083
23.Nicol Ruprecht16.95016.40016.93317.05050.933
24.Maria Mateva16.73316.90016.48317.21650.849
25.Eleonora Romanova17.01616.68316.91650.615
26.Viktoria Mazur16.98317.08316.54150.607
27.Ekaterina Volkova17.06616.40017.08316.23350.549
28.Anastasiya Serdyukova16.70017.08316.63316.73350.516
29.Ayshan Bayramova16.85016.75016.83350.433
30.Liu Jiahui16.67515.66616.80016.46649.941
31.Patricia Bezzoubenko15.71616.86617.11615.39149.698
32.Natalia García16.96616.76615.96615.56649.698
33.Alexandra Piscupescu16.19115.95016.21617.21649.623
34.Elif Celep16.70016.33316.42549.458
35.Jouki Tikkanen15.48316.33316.66616.31649.315
36.Aliya Assymova16.28314.56616.56616.25849.107
37.Ana Luiza Filiorianu16.23316.75015.53315.94148.924
38.Natela Bolataeva16.23315.95816.50016.15048.883
39.Jasmine Kerber15.46616.43316.16616.09148.690
40.Alessia Russo16.63315.36615.30016.51648.515
41.Dóra Vass16.61615.95014.58315.86648.432
42.Karla Díaz16.15016.06616.21614.71648.432
43.Viktoria Bogdanova15.97515.73316.00015.75047.725
44.Laura Jung15.85014.80015.78315.85047.483
45.Xu Xiaolan16.18315.30015.81647.299
46.Lilit Harutyunyan15.70015.40015.70015.81647.216
47.Olga Bogdanova15.75015.23316.16647.149
48.Monika Míčková15.56616.08315.45014.78347.099
49.Chun Song E15.70015.85015.46615.35047.016
50.Špela Kratochwill15.56615.35015.85013.61646.766
51.Natalia Gaudio15.50015.05815.51615.75046.766
52.Natascha Wegscheider15.56615.58314.85015.60046.749
53.Milena Milačić15.56615.48315.61614.40846.665
54.Angélica Kvieczynski15.33315.20013.46616.11646.649
55.Anna Šebková15.67515.35014.90015.36646.391
56.Themida Christodoulidou13.03314.85015.76615.68346.299
57.Rut Castillo16.00813.24114.46615.60046.074
58.Carmel Kallemaa15.60015.41615.05046.066
59.Kyriaki Alevrogianni15.66614.46615.21615.11645.998
60.Carmen Whelan15.63315.28314.48314.96645.882
61.Anna Czarniecka13.86615.30015.06615.11645.482
62.Rafaela Valente14.69114.68315.31615.38345.390
63.Jelizaveta Gamalejeva13.30014.45015.70015.16645.316
64.Grace Legote14.53314.01615.48315.15845.174
65.Stephani Sherlock14.83315.02514.66615.24145.099
66.Sara Rostom13.25814.85015.68314.50845.041
67.Angela Kosoulieva14.47512.80015.08315.13344.691
68.Michelle Sanchez15.30012.42515.06614.25044.616
69.Sara Kragulj15.00814.91614.43344.357
70.Xénia Kilianová15.38314.21614.75014.01644.349
71.Irena Omirou14.53314.16615.26614.30044.099
72.Koi Sie Yan13.65015.06614.70014.23343.999
73.Laura Halford13.62515.00815.20013.20043.833
74.Boglárka Kiss14.71614.85013.54143.107
75.Elizabeth Petrosyan13.15814.65015.10042.908
76.Zhang Doudou13.21615.20014.41642.832
77.Grisbel López13.84114.36614.03314.35042.749
78.Danielle Prince13.97512.90014.20014.55042.725
79.Shasangari Nagarajan12.68314.89112.96614.75042.607
80.Kaat Wyers13.84114.68313.75842.282
80.Arina Leina14.80013.89113.59142.282
82.Sofija Nikitina15.13314.20012.81642.149
83.Veronika Proncenko14.68313.69113.50013.70042.074
84.Emilie Swensen13.71613.83314.35813.75841.949
85.Luiza Sadyan13.68313.81614.38341.882
86.Elena Milenković12.96614.58312.96614.31641.865
87.Nourhal Khattab12.75014.90814.20012.66641.858
88.Emilie Holte13.00014.41613.65013.75041.816
89.Selin Kilavuz13.78313.59112.86614.40041.774
90.Alexandra Čechová14.23313.98313.51641.732
91.Laura Božić14.20011.95812.91614.29141.407
92.Maria Canilhas14.21613.54113.53341.290
93.Tania Domingues12.72514.55813.45840.741
94.Josefine Olsson13.55012.56614.25812.88340.691
95.Lina Dussan13.72512.11613.65013.25040.625
96.Lili Margaritisz13.36613.56613.58340.515
97.Geraldine Pérez12.83313.39113.66613.21640.273
98.Jennifer Pettersson13.36613.23313.16639.765
99.Najlae Ou-Ghanem12.00014.81612.59139.407
100.Regina Miaksheva11.80012.95812.80013.18338.941
101.Olga Stork12.64113.20012.85038.691
102.Migle Varnaite13.23312.66612.50038.399
103.Cassandra Pettersson13.66611.60013.12538.391
104.Adisa Bjelic13.01612.43312.20012.93338.382
105.Karolina Turciaková12.60013.72511.94138.266
106.Basma Ouatay12.15812.91612.83311.45037.907
107.Monija Cebasek13.90810.75013.05037.708
108.Lucia Castiglioni12.43312.40012.75011.70037.583
109.Azem Azhybekova12.49111.71612.93311.88337.307
110.Linoy Ashram16.78316.66633.449
111.Uzume Kawasaki16.49116.78333.274
112.Anora Davlyatova16.26616.33332.599
113.Sara Staykova16.03316.42532.458
114.Selina Zhumatayeva16.05816.15832.216
115.Cindy Gallegos15.23315.73330.966
116.Nataly Hamříková14.55015.53330.083
117.Salomé Urushadze14.64115.04129.682
118.Lee Daae14.96614.68329.649
119.Joke Verpoest14.30014.33328.633
120.Fanny Lunde14.44113.88328.324
121.Nicoline Sachmann9.7837.4088.46610.01628.265
122.Katherine Uchida14.69113.47528.166
123.Paulien Boone13.50014.01627.516
124.Elyane Boal9.4508.9506.9759.10827.508
125.Inessa Rif14.50812.61627.124
126.Fatma Salman13.60012.70826.308
127.Victoria Soerensen9.3837.7169.0006.29126.099
128.Anastasiya Detkova12.33313.30025.633
129.Vanessa Tinjić11.81611.83323.649
130.Anna Mpanzu6.9338.2508.21623.399
131.Dea Muminović10.86610.13320.999
132.Alice Tomas7.1006.1506.93320.183
133.Amila Hodžić10.4417.66618.107
134.Hanna Bazhko17.13317.133
135.Serena Lu16.70016.700
136.Camilla Feeley16.52516.525
137.Arina Charopa16.40016.400
138.Sara Llana16.13316.133
139.Maria Crescenzi16.08316.083
140.Letizia Cicconcelli15.80815.808
141.Polina Berezina14.51614.516
142.Sofia Higino5.5167.25812.774
143.Jandira Henriques5.8336.71612.549
 
Written by Amanda Turner    Saturday, 05 September 2015 13:42    PDF Print
Welsh Women, English Men Shine at UK School Games
(2 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)



The Welsh women and English men dominated the Sainsbury's 2015 School Games, held Friday and Saturday in Bolton, England. Pictured: The Welsh squad of Zoe Simmons. Emily Thomas, Maisie Methuen, Latalia Bevan and Jolie Ruckley won the team title.

The Welsh women and English men dominated the Sainsbury's 2015 School Games, held Friday and Saturday in Bolton, England.

First held in 2006, the School Games is an annual multi-sport event for young athletes from across the United Kingdom. This year's event attracted approximately 1,600 athletes competing in 12 sports: fencing, rugby sevens, gymnastics, field hockey, athletics, cycling, judo, swimming, table tennis, and volleyball. The School Games also includes several Paralympic sports.

In the women's event, the Welsh women topped England for the first time since 2009. Latalia Bevan led Wales to a healthy victory, outscoring England 205.100-199.700, with Scotland taking the bronze (193.150). At the 2014 School Games, England triumphed with the same winning score of 205.100, while Wales was far behind with 196.350.

Tracey Skirton, the national team coach for Wales, said she was thrilled with this year's results and hoped it bodes well for the Welsh squad at the Rugby World Cup, beginning this month in England.

"Today has been a brilliant experience for our junior girls," Skirton said. "The whole team held their nerve under pressure, putting their hard work and training into action. Wales has many athletes to be proud of, so let’s hope that the rugby team can match our Welsh champions we’ve seen here!"

Bevan, fifth at the 2014 School Games, scored 52.100 to take the all-around title over England's Megan Parker (51.700). 2015 Welsh junior champion Maisie Methuen took third place (51.400), repeating her position from the 2014 School Games. Methuen, who trains at Phoenix Gymnastics Club in Cardiff, won the silver medal on beam at this summer's European Youth Olympic Festival in Tbilisi.

In Saturday's apparatus finals, the Welsh gymnasts picked up eight more medals. Bevan, who trains at St Tydfils Gymnastics Club in Merthyr Tydfil, won the gold on uneven bars, silver medal on balance beam and bronze on floor exercise. Methuen also picked up a complete set, winning the gold on balance beam, silver on uneven and bronze on vault.

Parker, who trains at City of Birmingham Gymnastics Club, won the floor exercise title. England's Sophie Scott (Leatherhead & Dorking Gymnastics Club) won the vault title over Northern Ireland's Casey Jo Bell. Scotland took one medal in apparatus finals from Anna Gibson, who took third on balance beam.

The men's competition saw a repeat of the rankings from 2014, with England taking gold over Scotland and Wales. The English gymnasts crushed the competiton, topping their northern neighbors by more than 20 points. 317.280 to 296.431.

England swept the all-around medals. Jamie Lewis (81.233) topped teammates Joshua Nathan (79.682) and Donell Osbourne (76.432). Lewis, who trains at Woking Gymnastics Club in Surrey, won the under-16 junior title at this year's British championships.

The English men had a near sweep of the gold medals in the apparatus finals and won a majority of the other medals. Lewis won floor exercise and pommel horse, Tom Nicolaou won rings and vault, and Nathan won high bar.

Scotland's Pavel Karnejenko (City of Glasgow) struck gold on the parallel bars and won the bronze on still rings. Scotland won a third medal on pommel horse from Stephen Tonge, who tied Northern Ireland's Jack Neill.

Northern Ireland won two more medals from Ewan McAteer, who was second on vault and third on parallel bars. For the Welsh men, Cameron Sindon won the silver on parallel bars and Benjamin Eyre took bronze on high bar.

External Link: Official Website

Sainsbury's 2015 School Games
September 4-5, Bolton, England

Women's TeamScore
1.Wales205.100
2.England199.700
3.Scotland193.150
4.Northern Ireland91.700

Men's TeamScore
1.England317.280
2.Scotland296.431
3.Wales285.065
4.Northern Ireland145.832

Women's All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1.Latalia Bevan13.30012.40013.65012.75052.100
2.Megan Parker12.75012.85013.05013.05051.700
3.Maisie Methuen13.25012.80012.40012.95051.400
4.Sophie Scott14.00011.55012.75012.70051.000
4.Jolie Ruckley13.35012.70012.55012.40051.000
6.Taeja James13.30012.70011.75012.20049.950
6.Louise McColgan13.15011.80011.90013.10049.950
8.Zoe Simmons12.90012.30011.70011.85048.750
9.Laura-Jane Core12.70011.00012.40012.05048.150
10.Casey Jo Bell13.4009.65012.40012.25047.700
11.Laura Beasley13.05012.2509.85011.75046.900
12.Isla Warr12.85010.90011.00011.50046.250
13.Anna Gibson12.1509.65012.95011.45046.200
14.Sofia Ramzan12.90011.0509.95011.90045.800
15.Rebecca Geddis12.3008.90011.90010.90044.000
16.Emily Thomas13.10012.80012.40038.300
17.Laura Kaletha0.00011.70011.700

Men's All-AroundFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1.Jamie Lewis14.15014.20013.30014.30012.45012.83381.233
2.Joshua Nathan14.00013.25012.36613.45013.65012.96679.682
3.Donell Osbourne13.35011.35013.46614.10012.50011.66676.432
4.Jack Neill13.75011.60012.46613.50012.95011.90076.166
5.Pavel Karnejenko13.05011.45013.10013.20012.70012.33375.833
6.Tom Nicolaou13.50011.55013.66613.75012.3009.90074.666
7.Joshua Lincoln13.50011.40011.70013.35010.35012.40072.700
8.Joe Cemlyn-Jones11.35010.25012.20013.45012.50012.73372.483
9.Benjamin Eyre12.20011.2509.43313.60011.90012.06670.449
10.David Weir13.45010.50011.66612.25011.15011.26670.282
11.Kelvin Cham13.45012.6007.63313.50011.15011.83370.166
12.Ewan McAteer11.05011.55010.80012.80012.80010.66669.666
13.Emil Barber13.1509.95010.93312.70010.95011.80069.483
14.Jacob Edwards11.95011.50011.43311.65012.05010.50069.083
15.Cameron Sindon13.0008.05011.33312.40012.60011.60068.983
16.Josh Cook13.2509.85010.46612.20011.10011.60068.466
17.Rory Smith12.00010.10011.23310.30011.70011.03366.366
18.Dex Trivett11.7008.65010.90010.90011.80010.33364.283
19.Stephen Tonge11.10012.50010.26611.20011.6506.83363.549
20.Harry Caulwell13.25013.60014.3508.80011.76661.766

Women's Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1.Sophie Scott5.09.00014.00013.775
4.49.15013.550
2.Casey Jo Bell4.48.90013.30013.300
4.48.90013.300
3.Maisie Methuen5.07.85012.85013.275
4.69.10013.700
4.Jolie Ruckley4.49.10013.50013.150
3.89.00012.800
5.Laura Beasley4.48.95013.35012.900
3.88.65012.450
6.Zoe Simmons4.67.5500.311.85012.600
4.48.95013.350
6.Sofia Ramzan4.28.80013.00012.600
4.08.20012.200

Uneven Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Latalia Bevan4.97.85012.750
2.Maisie Methuen4.78.00012.700
3.Jolie Ruckley4.58.10012.600
4.Megan Parker4.77.40012.100
5.Casey Jo Bell4.57.35011.850
6.Laura Beasley4.17.60011.700
7.Louise McColgan4.46.55010.950
8.Taeja James4.25.90010.100

Balance Beam FinalDENDScore
1.Maisie Methuen5.68.30013.900
2.Latalia Bevan5.38.25013.550
3.Anna Gibson4.78.35013.050
4.Sophie Scott5.17.75012.850
5.Jolie Ruckley5.07.70012.700
6.Casey Jo Bell4.97.70012.600
7.Laura-Jane Core4.27.80012.000
8.Megan Parker4.67.30011.900

Women's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Megan Parker5.18.30013.400
2.Maisie Methuen5.18.00013.100
3.Latalia Bevan4.98.15013.050
4.Sophie Scott4.88.20013.000
5.Emily Thomas5.07.85012.850
6.Taeja James5.07.5000.312.200
7.Louise McColgan5.06.75011.750
8.Casey Jo Bell4.77.00011.700

Men's Floor Exercise FinalDENDScore
1.Jamie Lewis5.38.95014.250
2.Tom Nicolaou5.38.80014.100
3.Joshua Nathan5.18.85013.950
4.Kelvin Cham4.88.65013.450
5.Jack Neill4.88.60013.400
6.Joshua Lincoln4.78.4000.113.000
7.Josh Cook4.58.30012.800
8.David Weir4.48.4500.112.750

Pommel Horse FinalDENDScore
1.Jamie Lewis5.88.35014.150
2.Joshua Nathan6.07.85013.850
3.Stephen Tonge4.58.00012.500
3.Jack Neill5.07.50012.500
5.Kelvin Cham3.87.65011.450
6.Tom Nicolaou5.15.90011.000
7.Jacob Edwards3.37.60010.900
8.Ewan McAteer3.46.4509.850

Still Rings FinalDENDScore
1.Tom Nicolaou4.79.25013.950
2.Harry Caulwell5.08.55013.550
3.Pavel Karnejenko4.68.45013.050
4.Donell Osbourne4.68.15012.750
5.Joshua Lincoln4.58.00012.500
6.Jack Neill4.18.00012.100
7.David Weir3.57.80011.300
8.Jacob Edwards2.68.55011.150

Men's Vault FinalDENDScoreAverage
1.Tom Nicolaou5.69.05014.65013.925
4.48.9000.113.200
2.Ewan McAteer5.28.90014.10013.850
4.88.9000.113.600
3.Harry Caulwell5.28.90014.10013.350
3.29.40012.600
3.Donell Osbourne5.28.7000.113.80013.350
4.48.8000.312.900
5.Benjamin Eyre4.49.10013.50013.000
3.29.30012.500
6.Emil Barber3.68.5000.311.80011.925
2.89.25012.050
7.Pavel Karnejenko4.48.70013.10011.850
2.88.1000.310.600
8.Cameron Sindon3.68.95012.55011.600
2.87.85010.650

Parallel Bars FinalDENDScore
1.Pavel Karnejenko4.19.25013.350
2.Cameron Sindon3.79.45013.150
3.Ewan McAteer4.08.95012.950
4.Jack Neill4.08.80012.800
5.Donell Osbourne4.97.85012.750
6.Joe Cemlyn-Jones4.48.05012.450
7.Joshua Nathan4.77.65012.350
8.Jacob Edwards3.38.45011.750

High Bar FinalDENDScore
1.Joshua Nathan4.48.70013.100
2.Jamie Lewis3.99.00012.900
3.Benjamin Eyre4.18.70012.800
4.Joshua Lincoln4.38.30012.600
5.Pavel Karnejenko3.88.55012.350
6.Kelvin Cham4.08.05012.050
7.Joe Cemlyn-Jones4.27.50011.700
8.Emil Barber3.28.35011.550
 
Written by dwight normile    Sunday, 16 August 2015 15:29    PDF Print
Mikulak Claims Third U.S. Title at P&G Championships
(3 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

On a strange day of hits and misses at the P&G Championships in Indianapolis, Sam Mikulak surged to his third straight U.S. title. He is the first man to win three in a row since Paul Hamm did so from 2002-04.

His victory did not go as planned, which has been a trend with Mikulak throughout his streak. While he ended his Friday night with a fall on his final event, he got it out of the way early on Sunday. Starting on high bar, he caught his Cassina and Kolman, but when he got to his Takemoto-Yamawaki combination, the first skill went past vertical and he never got his right on the bar. The result was a belly flop. He went on an absolute tear afterward.

Mikulak followed high bar with a 15.800 on floor exercise, which included bonus for sticking his triple twist dismount. He slithered through pommel horse with a few early leg separations, but most of his closest pursuers would give anything to score 14.80 on that event. Rings? Another stuck dismount (double-double, 15.50). He vaulted a strong Lopez again and finished on parallel bars, where he looked a bit spent. By then, his victory was guaranteed, and pushed his way through a set that was marred by a poor mount and dismount. Still, he tallied 91.65 with a fall to total 183.65 over two days.

Donnell Whittenburg maintained his runner-up rank from Friday with stronger routines on most events except high bar, where he slammed to the mat on his Cassina. His best efforts came on floor (15.70), rings (stuck layout double-double, 16.10) and p-bars (stuck barani-out, 15.20).

Ranks 3-10, however, were thrown into a mixer.

Paul Ruggeri, third on Friday, dropped to eighth. He also missed his Cassina on an event where he can really contribute to Team USA.

Jonathan Horton entered the day ranked fourth and left, head hanging, in ninth. Again, high bar got him when he peeled off on a Kolman. After a clean floor set, Horton fizzled on his pommel horse dismount and had to repeat it.

Danell Leyva, fifth on Friday, had a flukey and scary fall on high bar when one hand slipped off as he attempted a Tkatchev (14.30, after a 16.00 on day one). He corrected his floor problems from Friday but, like Horton, he sort of collapsed on his pommel horse handstand dismount. Oh, and he got hit with a 0.30 penalty for not starting his p-bar routine within the time limit, but scored 15.35 anyway. He dropped to sixth, tied with Steven Legendre, who started the day in 10th.

We're not finished with the musical chairs. Sixth in prelims, Chris Brooks climbed to third with an 89.40. And Alex Naddour went from eighth to fourth, scoring 15.000 for his Tsukahara-double pike and a 15.50 on pommels, his specialty.

Marvin Kimble climbed from ninth to fifth, although it wasn't because of his meager 13.40 on pommels, the event on which he won a gold at the recent Pan Ams. Kimble is also strong on rings, and he followed Friday's 15.25 with a 15.40.

The U.S. men's world team will be announced within 24 hours, and the X factor could be the petition filed by Jake Dalton, who withdrew with a shoulder injury. With John Orozco (torn Achilles) definitely out, the squad could use a healthy Dalton, a potential gold medalist on floor exercise.

Certainly, the selection committee has a puzzle to figure out, and it's the kind with lots of little pieces.

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Written by dwight normile    Saturday, 15 August 2015 20:11    PDF Print
Biles Earns Three-Peat at P&G Championships
(7 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

The legacy of Simone Biles continued to grow Saturday night as she became the first woman to win three consecutive U.S. senior titles since Kim Zmeskal, whose reign lasted from 1990-92. If she wins next year, she will tie Joan Moore Gnat, who won (or tied for first) from 1971-74.

Biles began her night on balance beam, where she had one minor wobble on her barani. To make up for it, she stuck her full-in back-out dismount. She also corrected her mistake on floor from Thursday, when she fell on her tucked full-in dismount. This time she pulled it around perfectly and stuck it, as well. If it wasn't clear that everyone else was competing for second place, it was now, even if Biles doesn't compare herself to other gymnasts.

"I want to be the best version of me," she said, adding that Marta Karolyi told her, "That's the Simone I know."

After Biles' excellent vault, it took slow motion replay to discern that she actually moved her feet one millimeter while landing her sky-high Amanar. Her second vault, a layout Podkopayeva, was stuck cold, replay or not. She finished her night on uneven bars, where she nailed everything without issue. Biles' reward from the judges for the night was a 63.00, which should be good enough to claim her third world all-around title in October.

Biles defeated runner-up Maggie Nichols, who had an excellent night herself, 124.10-119.15, while Alexandra Raisman finished third with 118.55. Bailie Key grabbed fourth (118.35), ahead of Gabby Douglas (117.95). Madison Kocian was sixth (115.95), and Alyssa Baumann and MyKayla Skinner tied for seventh (115.70).

Nichols proved her value with consistency, polish and difficulty, although she dismounted beam with a double pike instead of a tucked full-in. She is a versatile gymnast and is almost a lock to make the world team, which will be selected in September

"I think I showed the (selection) committee that I'm consistent," Nichols said. "I think I made a good impression."

Raisman's third place was the result of her difficulty, particularly on floor exercise and vault. But the jumps following her tumbling passes looked awkward at times, especially the split jump-half turn she does after her double pike. Perhaps more numbers will lead to smoother execution

"I didn't really know what to expect when I came back," Raisman said. "I have to learn to be more confident when I compete. Tonight definitely felt better than the first night."

Key, wearing a black tuxedo leotard, looked like a different gymnast tonight. Everything she did showed the overall amplitude and body control that was missing at times on Thursday

"I think I'm in a good place right now," Key said. "I still think I can pull out more and more." Asked how it felt to beat the Olympic champion, Key added, "Kind of weird, but cool at the same time."

Douglas went through each apparatus with focus, and, wisely, is in no hurry to risk difficulty for execution at this point.

"I have to learn how to come out here and enjoy myself," she said. "I'm going to take this meet as a stepping stone."

Veteran Kyla Ross had another tough night, falling on her double front off bars again. She said she was happy with beam but disappointed in the other three events (114.55).

NOTES

Amelia Hundley (meniscus), Madison Desch (back) and Polina Shchennikova (back) scratched from the final day.

• HUGE crowd tonight (15,370). People are all the way up in the nosebleed seats. Biggest crowd I have ever seen at a U.S. championships.

• With only four gymnasts on each apparatus tonight, only one performer is competing at a time.

• The landing on Alexandra Raisman's Amanar vault was scary; on leg was stiff when she landed.

• The crowd loved Lauren Navarro's jump to split mount on beam. Even though she had two falls in the routine, she's got great potential. If she feels bad, she can always ask Gabby Douglas, who is in her rotation, how beam went in her first senior nationals.

Gabby Douglas performed a mature floor exercise with an Arabian double front mount, a tucked full-in, double pike and double tuck. One of the main things missing from her 2012 routine is the smile she occasionally flashed. She's been very understated and business-like in Indy.

 
Written by dwight normile    Saturday, 15 August 2015 13:12    PDF Print
Hernandez Hangs On For Junior P&G Championships Title
(3 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

After two events Saturday, and six rotations overall, Lauren Hernandez held a 0.05 lead over MG Elite teammate and defending U.S. junior champion Jazmyn Foberg. Ragan Smith (Texas Dreams), having a great start on beam and floor, was 1.00 behind Hernandez in third.

Smith picked up 0.10 on the leader with her clean Yurchenko-double twist, as both Foberg and Hernandez rocked clean balance beam sets for the same score of 14.70. Their duel would be settled on floor exercise, while Smith had only uneven bars left. Nearly 5.0 behind Smith in fourth was Jordan Chiles (Naydenov).

Foberg will likely relive her floor routine more than once tonight. Competing before her teammate, she opened with a full-twisting double layout. But on her second pass, she stepped out of bounds on her tucked double-double. After a tucked full-in third pass, she bounced out of bounds again on her closing double pike for a 14.50.

"Yeah, kind of," Foberg said about regretting going out of bounds. "But if it wasn't me (winning), I'm glad it was Laurie. …I was really happy that I hit eight for eight."

Three gymnasts later Hernandez took the floor and opened with an Arabian double front to a flat stag jump. Her second pass of front layout, front-double twist, punch tucked front was relatively clean, and she closed with tucked and piked double backs. After a long wait, a 14.55 was flashed to signal her first U.S. junior all-around title. She defeated Foberg, 117.50-117.40, while Smith, who nailed her difficult bars set (Jaeger, Ricna), finished third with 116.45. Chiles was well back in fourth (112.70), and Christina Desiderio (Parkettes) finished fifth (111.45). Sydney Johnson-Scharpf (Brandy Johnson's), sixth (110.90) had an up-and-down competition across two days, as did many in the field. The top six all-arounders made the junior national team.

Coached by Maggie Haney, Hernandez and Foberg were clearly the class of the junior meet, and both will become seniors next year, as will Smith. Hernandez, who missed the P&G's last year after sustaining a fractured wrist and a knee injury, was happy to be back in competition. After her floor routine, she hoped for a different outcome, however.

"We were all huddled around hoping … we would tie [for first place]," she said. "But I'm so proud of [Jazmyn]."

Chiles, who will be a junior next year, won vault with a powerful Yurchenko-double twist (she competed an Amanar at the U.S. Classic); Hernandez was tops on uneven bars (Tkatchev, piked Ricna, Ricna, tucked half-in half-out); and Smith won both beam (standing full; flip-flop, flip-flop, double pike) and floor exercise (double layout, triple twist, Arabian double front, stuck double pike).

Of her two gold medals, Smith said that "floor is my favorite event to compete, but beam is my favorite event to train."

Next year the trio of Hernandez, Foberg and Smith will enter the senior ranks, and questions abound concerning their chances of making the Olympic team to Rio.

"I'm excited [to be a senior]," Hernandez said. "I'm ready for a challenge."

 

NOTES

Alyona Shchennikova (TIGAR) performed an inside-Stalder Shaposhnikova to immediate inside Stalder on the high bar. Very cool, especially when so many gymnasts don't do anything on the back swing after a Shaposhnikova.

Trinity Thomas (Prestige) performed her floor exercise to a slow blues piece that sounded like something from Cirque du Soleil. Fittingly, she wore a deep blue leotard.

• More and more gymnasts are wearing one rhythmic shoe on floor exercise to help them with their pirouettes.

Abigail Walker of Texas Dreams is really tiny and really talented. Once she grows into the equipment a little more, watch out. Her form and lines are already cleaner than most in the junior field. It seems as the sport gets harder, the gymnasts are getting smaller.

 


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