Month: October 2015

World Rings Champion Petrounias

#Glasgow2015

1. Petrounias, Eleftherios GRE (6.8 + 9.000 = 15.800) … to Rio!
2. You Hou CHN (7.0 + 8.733 = 15.733)
3. Liu Yang (6.9 + 8.800 = 15.700)

full results

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Great final. But only 2 stuck dismounts, I believe.

I do like the final ranking. (The only prediction I’ve got correct, so far.) But all these guys are super human. It’s not easy to rank them.

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4 World Bars Champions

#Glasgow2015

Yep. A four way tie.

1. Viktoria Komova RUS (6.6 + 8.766 = 15.366)
1. Fan Yilin CHN (6.9 + 8.466 = 15.366)
1. Madison Kocian USA (6.6 + 8.766 = 15.366)
1. Daria Spiridonova RUS (6.7 + 8.666 = 15.366)

full results

Ties are not broken at Worlds. They are at the Olympics. It makes no sense to me either. :-)

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World Pommel Champion Max Whitlock

#Glasgow2015

1. Max Whitlock GBR (7.3 + 8.833 = 16.133)
2. Louis Smith GBR (7.2 + 8.833 = 16.033)
3. Harutyun Merdinyan ARM (7.2 + 8.833 = 16.033)
… to Rio! :-)
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Two fantastic routines for the home fans. I like the final ranking.

Louis Smith certainly got the job done in Glasgow. Respect.

Louis Smith

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World Vault Champion Maria Paseka

#Glasgow2015

1. Maria Paseka (RUS) 15.666
2. Hong Un Jong (PRK) 15.633
3. Simone Biles (USA) 15.541

Questionable call. I felt Hong was clearly better than Paseka over the same two vaults.

It looked like Dipa from India might just medal. And qualify to the Olympics. But she had a poor landing on her 2nd Vault. (Kas + 1/1 twist)

Sadly Guilia was injured on landing. Looks like it was only a hyper-extended knee. This time.

FIG needs to change the competition mats. The one they use for Double-mini would be safer. New competition mats are too hard.

Mary-Anne Monckton knows all about these injuries. She calls for a return to the warm-up on the competition equipment just prior to competing.

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