2014 Toyota International Report and Results

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This past weekend, Japan hosted the 2014 Toyota International Gymnastics Tournament at the Sky Hall in Aichi.

Though it wasn’t very well-attended by international competitors, all of Japan’s superstars were in attendance, including the entire women’s 2014 World Championship team as well as the legendary Kohei Uchimura on the men’s side.

The women competed on vault and bars on Saturday, followed by beam and floor on Sunday. Mai Murakami won the vault title after competing a solid DTY followed by a tsuk full for a 14.35. She also took home gold on floor, earning a 13.55 for a hit routine to edge out Natsumi Sasada, who brought home the silver with a 13.5.

On bars, Wakana Inoue earned the title with a 13.2. Teammate Azumi Ishikura won silver here with a 13.15, a score matched by Asuka Teramoto, though Teramoto didn’t place because she performed her routine as a sort of exhibition, as the competition only allowed two competitors per country to stand in the rankings.

There was a similar situation on beam. Teramoto won the gold with a 14.5 for her impeccable routine, but the other ‘official’ competitor, Yu Minobe, fell and placed just off the podium. Sasada, performing an exhibition routine, earned a 14.1, which would have been good enough for silver had she been on the ‘official’ roster, and then Azumi Ishikura, another exhibition performer, earned a 13.4 for her ‘unofficial’ routine. Instead, silver went to Canada’s Madison Copiak, who earned a 13.25, while bronze went to South Korea’s Kim Chaeyeon.

On the men’s side, King Kohei competed just on high bar, but it was worth the wait – he nailed his routine for a massive 15.925 to a roaring home crowd.

Full results are below.

Vault Final

Rank Athlete Nation D E ND Score Total
1 Mai Murakami Japan 5.8 8.900 14.700 14.325
5.2 8.750 13.950
2 Hiu Ying Angel Wong Hong Kong 5.2 8.500 13.700 13.700
5.0 8.700 13.700
3 Lee Hyebeen South Korea 5.0 8.800 13.800 12.925
4.8 7.350 -0.1 12.050
4 Ka Man Leung Hong Kong 4.4 7.350 11.750 12.150
4.2 8.350 12.550

Uneven Bars Final

Rank Athlete Nation D E ND Score
1 Wakana Inoue Japan 5.2 8.000 13.200
2 Azumi Ishikura Japan 5.1 8.050 13.150
3 Madison Copiak Canada 5.0 8.100 13.100
4 Kim Chaeyeon South Korea 5.0 6.000 11.000
* Asuka Teramoto Japan 5.8 7.350 13.150
* Koko Dobashi Japan 5.4 7.550 12.950
* Yasuha Matsumura Japan 5.6 6.300 11.900

Balance Beam Final

Rank Athlete Nation D E ND Score
1 Asuka Teramoto Japan 5.8 8.700 14.500
2 Madison Copiak Canada 5.0 8.250 13.250
3 Kim Chaeyeon South Korea 5.4 7.650 13.050
4 Yu Minobe Japan 5.8 7.200 13.000
5 Lee Hyebeen South Korea 4.7 7.750 12.450
6 Ka Man Leung Hong Kong 3.8 7.000 -0.1 10.700
7 Nim Yan Choi Hong Kong 3.9 4.950 8.850
* Natsumi Sasada Japan 5.5 8.600 14.100
* Azumi Ishikura Japan 5.4 8.000 13.400
* Sakura Yumoto Japan 5.6 7.600 13.200

Floor Exercise Final

Rank Athlete Nation D E ND Score
1 Mai Murakami Japan 5.4 8.150 13.550
2 Natsumi Sasada Japan 5.4 8.100 13.500
3 Lee Hyebeen South Korea 5.1 7.800 12.900
4 Madison Copiak Canada 4.8 7.550 12.350
5 Kim Chaeyeon South Korea 4.9 7.400 12.300
6 Hiu Ying Angel Wong Hong Kong 4.6 7.400 12.000
* Koko Dobashi Japan 5.5 7.950 -0.1 13.350
* Sakura Yumoto Japan 5.3 7.750 -0.5 12.550
* Yasuha Matsumura Japan 5.2 7.200 12.400

* Exhibition routine; did not count in rankings.

Article by Lauren Hopkins

One thought on “2014 Toyota International Report and Results

  1. Kohei’s HB routine was absolutely beautiful. Everything high bar should be. It’s hard to believe he hasn’t won a World or Olympic title there yet. He’s long overdue.

    I wish I could’ve seen Yang Hak Seon’s vaults because it sounds like he did much better at this meet than at Worlds.

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