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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.

For complete results, click here.

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
2.Ellie Downie5.89.26615.06614.9332
3.Ksenia Afanasyeva5.89.06614.86614.6993
4.Sofia Busato5.89.06614.86614.5994
5.Claudia Fragapane5.89.13314.93314.5495
6.Teja Belak5.88.86614.66614.4836
7.Zsófia Kovács5.89.13314.93314.2167
8.Katarzyna Jurkowska-Kowalska5.49.00014.40013.7008

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
2.Martina Basile5.39.06614.36614.2335
2.Denisa Golgotă5.88.8330.114.53314.2332
4.Marie Skammelsen5.38.9580.114.15814.0458
5.Morgane Osyssek-Reimer5.08.86613.86614.0336
6.Yelena Yeryomina5.38.9330.114.13313.8831
7.Livia Schmid5.09.00014.00013.8669
8.Olivia Cîmpian5.08.86613.86613.5664

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
Written by Amanda Turner    Friday, 03 June 2016 13:59    PDF Print
Yeryomina Wins Junior European Title
(2 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

Russia's Yelena Yeryomina won the junior all-around title Friday as the 2016 Women's European Gymnastics Championships continued in Bern, Switzerland.

Yelena Yeryomina (Russia)

Yeryomina, the top qualifier from Wednesday, took the gold over Switzerland's Lynn Genhart and Italy's Martina Basile.

Yeryomina, who turns 15 in July, scored 54.550, a full two points less than she had on Wednesday (56.372). Her 13.600 on vault for a Yurchenko 1 1/2 was only 16th best. She erred on uneven bars, scoring only 13.400 (compared with 14.000 in qualification) and had .2 lower in Difficulty on beam (ff, ff, layout; full turn with leg held, punch front; 2 1/2 dismount). She ended on floor exercise and clinched the title with the top floor score of the day (tucked full-in; triple twist; 1 1/2 to 2 1/2; double twist; 13.700).

Yeryomina is Russia's seventh women's Junior European all-around champion. She follows Anna Kovalyova (1998), Anna Pavlova (2002), Daria Yelizarova (2006), Tatiana Nabiyeva (2008), Viktoria Komova (2010) and Angelina Melnikova (2014).

Genhart, just 14th in qualification scored 54.365 to take the silver, the first all-around medal for a Swiss female at the Junior Europeans. The Zurich native had the second-best scores of the day on uneven bars (Maloney to bail; Jaeger; double layout; 13.533) and balance beam (full turn with leg held; ff, ff, layout; front aerial; switch leap-full; side aerial; RO, double tuck; 13.933).

Basile took the bronze with 54.266, with her top scores 14.200 for a Yurchenko 1 1/2 on vault and 13.666 on balance beam (ff, ff, two-foot layout; RO double pike dismount).

British junior champion Maisie Methuen finished fourth (53.599) over teammate Alice Kinsella (53.498), who was third in qualification.

Russia's Anastasia Ilyankova, second in qualification, had the top score again on uneven bars with 14.300 (Shaposhnikova, back uprise, free-hip full to Tkatchev; Hindorff to Pak; Maloney; full-twisting double; 6.2D) but plummeted to 10th with 11.700 on balance beam. Romania's Ioana Crișan, ninth, had the top score on balance beam with 13.966 (back roll to ff, layout; ff, ff, two-foot layout; ff, ff, double pike).

Competition continues Saturday with the women's team final. (There is no senior all-around competition this year.) Great Britain, looking for its first women's European team title, topped qualification over Russia and Switzerland.

External Link: Official Website

2016 Women's European Gymnastics Championships
June 3, Bern, Switzerland

Junior All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1.Yelena Yeryomina5.313.6005.813.4005.213.8505.213.70054.550
2.Lynn Genhart5.014.0335.213.5335.513.9335.112.86654.365
3.Martina Basile5.314.2005.013.1005.713.6665.513.30054.266
4.Maisie Methuen5.014.0665.312.7335.813.6005.013.20053.599
5.Alice Kinsella5.013.9665.613.5005.212.4665.413.56653.498
6.Morgane Osyssek-Reimer5.313.9004.912.9005.513.3665.313.16653.332
7.Rinke Santy5.013.8005.413.1335.013.0664.912.60052.599
8.Carmen Ghiciuc5.014.0414.912.1005.313.3665.213.00052.507
9.Ioana Crișan5.014.0335.111.4666.113.9665.613.03352.498
10.Anastasia Ilyankova5.313.0006.214.3005.411.7005.313.43352.433
11.Francesca Linari5.314.2415.211.9335.413.0665.413.13352.373
12.Lorette Charpy5.013.7005.813.0335.612.6005.112.96652.299
13.Anina Wildi5.014.1005.212.9665.312.2664.912.70052.032
14.Maellyse Brassart5.014.2005.212.5005.412.4005.112.73351.833
15.Helene Schäfer4.012.9005.513.4335.412.3005.113.10051.733
16.Sanna Veerman5.013.7335.713.1665.211.9665.112.73351.598
17.Emma Höfele5.013.9665.212.2005.112.1665.213.20051.532
18.Dorka Szujó4.413.2665.212.0665.413.3665.312.63351.331
19.Polina Borzykh4.012.6585.513.3005.713.8005.011.50051.258
20.Marie Skammelsen5.314.4334.411.5005.011.9665.213.03350.932
21.Vendula Merkova4.212.9005.012.4335.113.0334.612.53350.899
22.Valeria Yarmolenko5.013.4335.211.7665.312.8005.012.50050.499
23.Kristýna Brabcová4.413.3334.710.9005.113.3004.912.83350.366
24.Amelia Sánchez4.012.5665.112.3334.913.1004.610.50048.499

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