2018’s Best Scores: Men’s September Update

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Oleg Verniaiev is back, y’all

It’s October, and you know what that means…get in, bitches, we’re going to WORLDS!

September was a pretty period month overall and we didn’t see a ton of changes to our lists, but Manrique Larduet of Cuba jumped a couple of spots up the all-around rankings, while Andreas Toba of Germany moved onto the list for the first time this season thanks to an 84.950 at Bundesliga early in the month.

We also saw the return of Oleg Verniaiev in September, and although he didn’t enter a top score onto the charts, he fits in the D score lists with his 6.5 on pommel horse, a combined 11.2 on vault, and a 6.7 on p-bars, which is the second-highest D score of the year so far on this event.

Below, find a list of the top all-around and event scores thus far, as well as the top D scores for each event. An asterisk (*) next to the name denotes a junior competitor, and I’ve removed bonus from all domestic meets to keep things consistent. As a note, if a competition uses bonuses but their score sheets don’t differentiate those bonuses from the totals, we don’t include those scores in our database.

As a reminder, this is just a fun way to track the top range of scores in the all-around and on each event. Obviously every meet is scored at a different standard and it’s impossible to compare from meet to meet, but calm down — it’s nothing serious. We’re not predicting the next Olympic champion or electing the next leader of the free world. It’s just easier this way to see a range of scores that could be the goal gymnasts will be trying to reach at bigger international competitions.

Best All-Around Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Xiao Ruoteng China Chinese Championships AA 88.150
2 Sam Mikulak United States U.S. Championships Day 2 87.750
3 Nikita Nagornyy Russia 1st Bundesliga 87.650
4 Kohei Uchimura Japan NHK Trophy 86.965
5 Lin Chaopan China Asian Games QF 86.750
6 Kakeru Tanigawa Japan All-Japan Championships AA 86.465
7 Artur Dalaloyan Russia Russian Championships AA 86.200
8 Nile Wilson Great Britain Commonwealth Games QF 86.100
9 Kenzo Shirai Japan All-Japan Championships QF 86.099
10 Yusuke Tanaka Japan All-Japan Championships AA 86.097
11 Sun Wei China Chinese Championships AA 86.050
12 Yul Moldauer United States American Cup 85.964
13 Shogo Nonomura Japan Asian Games QF 85.950
14 Kazuma Kaya Japan All-Japan Championships QF 85.898
15 David Belyavskiy Russia Stuttgart World Cup 85.732
Wataru Tanigawa Japan All-Japan Championships QF 85.732
17 Nestor Abad Spain Mediterranean Games QF 85.600
18 Shoichi Yamamoto Japan All-Japan Championships AA 85.331
19 Kenta Chiba Japan All-Japan Championships AA 85.330
20 Deng Shudi China Chinese Championships QF 85.300
21 Manrique Larduet Cuba Pan American Championships TF 85.167
22 Jossimar Calvo Colombia Central American & Caribbean Games QF 84.950
23 Andreas Toba Germany 5th Bundesliga 84.900
24 James Hall Great Britain Commonwealth Games QF 84.850
25 Marios Georgiou Cyprus Mediterranean Games QF 84.600

Best Floor Exercise Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Kenzo Shirai Japan All-Japan Championships AA 15.433
2 Kirill Prokopev Russia Osijek Challenge Cup QF 15.200
3 Artem Dolgopyat Israel DTB Team Challenge QF 15.100
Dmitrii Lankin Russia Russian Championships QF 15.100
5 Artur Dalaloyan Russia Russian Championships AA 15.050
6 Max Whitlock Great Britain British Championships EF 14.975
7 Takumi Sato Japan Koper Challenge Cup EF 14.950
8 Frank Baines Great Britain Scottish Championships AA 14.900
9 Dominick Cunningham Great Britain Osijek Challenge Cup EF 14.867
10 Ikki Minami Japan All-Japan Event Championships QF 14.800

Best Pommel Horse Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Max Whitlock Great Britain British Championships AA 15.650
2 Weng Hao China Chinese Championships EF 15.533
3 Lee Chih Kai Chinese Taipei Asian Games EF 15.400
4 Alex Naddour United States Winter Cup Challenge QF 15.300
Rhys McClenaghan Ireland European Championships EF 15.300
6 Kohei Kameyama Japan NHK Trophy 15.166
7 Alec Yoder United States U.S. Championships Day 1 15.150
Sun Wei China Asian Games TF 15.150
Sam Mikulak United States Pacific Rim Championships AA 15.150
10 Tomomasa Hasegawa Japan All-Japan Event Championships EF 15.133

Best Still Rings Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Eleftherios Petrounias Greece European Championships EF 15.466
2 Liu Yang China Chinese Championships QF 15.450
3 Arthur Zanetti Brazil Brazilian Event Championships EF 15.350
4 Chen Chih Yu Chinese Taipei Singapore Open EF 15.300
Igor Radivilov Ukraine 3rd Bundesliga 15.300
6 Dennis Goossens Belgium Dutch Championships AA 15.250
Lei Peng China Chinese Championships QF 15.250
8 Ibrahim Colak Turkey Mediterranean Games EF 15.233
9 Courtney Tulloch Great Britain Commonwealth Games QF 15.200
10 Denis Abliazin Russia Russian Championships QF 15.166

Best Single Vault Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Colin van Wicklen United States Houston National Invitational 15.300
2 Loris Frasca France French Championships AA 15.250
3 Artur Davtyan Armenia Dityatin Cup AA 15.200
4 Hidenobu Yonekura Japan All-Japan Event Championships EF 15.166
Keisuke Asato Japan All-Japan Event Championships QF 15.166
Wataru Tanigawa Japan All-Japan Event Championships QF 15.166
7 Igor Radivilov Ukraine 5th Bundesliga 15.100
8 Kenzo Shirai Japan American Cup 15.066
9 Manrique Larduet Cuba Guimaraes Challenge Cup EF 15.050
10 Andrey Medvedev Israel Paris Challenge Cup QF 15.000
Artur Dalaloyan Russia European Championships EF 15.000
Courtney Tulloch Great Britain Commonwealth Games EF 15.000
Denis Abliazin Russia Osijek Challenge Cup QF 15.000
Sun Wei China Birmingham World Cup 15.000

Best Two-Vault Average Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Hidenobu Yonekura Japan All-Japan Event Championships EF 15.016
2 Igor Radivilov Ukraine Paris Challenge Cup QF 15.000
3 Andrey Medvedev Israel Paris Challenge Cup QF 14.950
Courtney Tulloch Great Britain Commonwealth Games QF 14.950
Dominick Cunningham Great Britain Commonwealth Games QF 14.950
6 Denis Abliazin Russia Russian Championships EF 14.949
7 Artur Dalaloyan Russia European Championships EF 14.900
Keisuke Asato Japan Szombathely Challenge Cup EF 14.900
9 Christopher Remkes Australia Commonwealth Games QF 14.875
10 Loris Frasca France French Championships AA 14.850

Best Parallel Bars Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Zou Jingyuan China Chinese Championships EF 16.500
2 David Belyavskiy Russia European Championships QF 15.533
3 Sam Mikulak United States Houston National Invitational 15.500
4 Artur Dalaloyan Russia European Championships QF 15.466
5 Tan Di China Chinese Individual Championships EF 15.333
6 Nikita Nagornyy Russia Russian Championships EF 15.300
Lukas Dauser Germany German Worlds Trial 15.300
Manrique Larduet Cuba Guimaraes Challenge Cup QF 15.300
Yusuke Tanaka Japan All-Japan Event Championships QF 15.300
10 Jossimar Calvo Colombia South American Games EF 15.275

Best High Bar Scores

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Nile Wilson Great Britain Commonwealth Games AA 15.100
2 Sam Mikulak United States Pacific Rim Championships EF 15.000
3 Kohei Uchimura Japan NHK Trophy 14.966
4 Hidetaka Miyachi Japan All-Japan Event Championships EF 14.900
5 Xiao Ruoteng China Chinese Championships AA 14.850
Andreas Toba Germany 5th Bundesliga 14.850
8 Tin Srbic Croatia Doha World Cup EF 14.800
Andrey Likhovitskiy Belarus Top 12 Series 6 14.800
10 Hiroki Ishikawa Japan All-Japan Event Championships EF 14.766
Oliver Hegi Switzerland Swiss Championships 14.766
Yusuke Tanaka Japan All-Japan Event Championships EF 14.766

Best Floor Exercise Difficulty

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Kenzo Shirai Japan All-Japan Event Championships EF 7.2
2 Christopher Remkes Australia Melbourne World Cup EF 6.8
3 Takahiro Goshima Japan All-Japan Event Championships EF 6.7
4 Artem Dolgopyat Israel Koper Challenge Cup EF 6.6
Rayderley Zapata Spain Spanish Championships 6.6
6 Denis Abliazin Russia Osijek Challenge Cup QF 6.5
7 Dmitrii Lankin Russia European Championships TF 6.4
Ikki Minami Japan All-Japan Event Championships EF 6.4
Jorge Vega Guatemala Central American & Caribbean Games QF 6.4
Kirill Prokopev Russia Osijek Challenge Cup QF 6.4
Max Whitlock Great Britain European Championships TF 6.4
Nikita Nagornyy Russia European Championships EF 6.4
Takumi Sato Japan Koper Challenge Cup EF 6.4

Best Pommel Horse Difficulty

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Max Whitlock Great Britain Commonwealth Games EF 6.8
2 Cyril Tommasone France French Championships EF 6.6
Kazuma Kaya Japan All-Japan Event Championships EF 6.6
4 Alex Naddour United States Winter Cup Challenge QF 6.5
Hiroshi Nagasaki Japan All-Japan Event Championships QF 6.5
Kaito Imabayashi Japan All-Japan Championships AA 6.5
Kohei Kameyama Japan NHK Trophy 6.5
Kouki Maeda Japan NHK Trophy 6.5
Oleg Verniaiev Ukraine Szombathely Challenge Cup EF 6.5
Rhys McClenaghan Ireland European Championships EF 6.5
Takaaki Sugino Japan Koper Challenge Cup EF 6.5
Tomomasa Hasegawa Japan Asian Games EF 6.5
Weng Hao China Chinese Championships QF 6.5
Yu Nagayoshi Japan All-Japan Event Championships EF 6.5

Best Still Rings Difficulty

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Liu Yang China Chinese Championships QF 6.5
2 Courtney Tulloch Great Britain European Championships EF 6.4
Eleftherios Petrounias Greece Baku World Cup EF 6.4
Lan Xingyu China Chinese Championships QF 6.4
5 Arthur Zanetti Brazil Brazilian Event Championships EF 6.3
Dennis Goossens Belgium DTB Team Challenge QF 6.3
Igor Radivilov Ukraine European Championships QF 6.3
Lei Peng China Chinese Championships QF 6.3
Marco Lodadio Italy European Championships TF 6.3
Takuya Nagano Japan All-Japan Event Championships EF 6.3
Zhang Changhao China Chinese Championships QF 6.3

Best Two-Vault Combined Difficulty

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Ri Se Gwang North Korea Doha World Cup QF 12.0
2 Denis Abliazin Russia Osijek Challenge Cup EF 11.8
3 Andrey Medvedev Israel Koper Challenge Cup EF 11.6
Audrys Nin Reyes Dominican Republic Koper Challenge Cup EF 11.6
Hidenobu Yonekura Japan All-Japan Event Championships EF 11.6
Igor Radivilov Ukraine Osijek Challenge Cup EF 11.6
Keisuke Asato Japan All-Japan Event Championships QF 11.6
Keitaro Okubu Japan All-Japan Event Championships EF 11.6
9 Artur Dalaloyan Russia European Championships EF 11.2
Christopher Remkes Australia Commonwealth Games EF 11.2
Courtney Tulloch Great Britain Commonwealth Games EF 11.2
Loris Frasca France European Championships EF 11.2
Lukasz Borkowski Poland International GymSport AA 11.2
Mikito Endo Japan All-Japan Event Championships EF 11.2
Muhammad Aprizal Indonesia Asian Games QF 11.2
Oleg Verniaiev Ukraine Szombathely Challenge Cup EF 11.2
Pavel Bulauski Belarus Baku World Cup EF 11.2
Shek Wai Hung Hong Kong Asian Games EF 11.2
Wataru Tanigawa Japan All-Japan Event Championships QF 11.2

Best Parallel Bars Difficulty

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Zou Jingyuan China Doha World Cup EF 7.0
2 Oleg Verniaiev Ukraine Szombathely Challenge Cup EF 6.7
3 Ferhat Arican Turkey Paris Challenge Cup QF 6.6
Jossimar Calvo Colombia Colombian Championships AA 6.6
Sam Mikulak United States U.S. Men’s National Qualifier 6.6
You Hao China Chinese Championships QF 6.6
7 Du Yixin China Chinese Individual Championships EF 6.5
Marcel Nguyen Germany European Championships QF 6.5
Nile Wilson Great Britain Commonwealth Games QF 6.5
Petro Pakhniuk Ukraine Szombathely Challenge Cup EF 6.5
Xiao Ruoteng China Doha World Cup EF 6.5
Yuya Kamoto Japan NHK Trophy 6.5

Best High Bar Difficulty

Rank Athlete Nation Meet Score
1 Andreas Bretschneider Germany 4th Bundesliga 6.8
2 Epke Zonderland Netherlands European Championships EF 6.7
Hidetaka Miyachi Japan All-Japan Event Championships EF 6.7
4 Tatsuki Ichise Japan All-Japan Event Championships QF 6.6
5 Yusuke Saito Japan All-Japan Event Championships QF 6.5
6 James Hall Great Britain European Championships EF 6.4
Kohei Uchimura Japan NHK Trophy 6.4
Randy Leru Cuba Guimaraes Challenge Cup QF 6.4
Tin Srbic Croatia Doha World Cup EF 6.4
Zhang Chenlong China Chinese Championships QF 6.4
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3 thoughts on “2018’s Best Scores: Men’s September Update

  1. I am wondering why there is no all-around score over 90 although the top score at every event is higher than 15 (even over 16 for pbars). Are the male gymnasts more specialists than all-arounders? Or is it just a coincidence, e.g., every all-arounder with the potential to reach 90 had at least one big mistake?

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    • It’s getting more and more difficult to exceed 15 in all 6 events, especially in the new code of points. Even the best all-arounders like Kohei (who was injured) or Xiao Ruoteng and Lin Chaopan have rarely exceeded the 87 bar in international competitions since 2017. Kenzo Shirai can expect to get scores above 15 on FX and vault but he realistically won’t get more than 14 on PH or rings.
      In the 2016 World Championship, Kohei won with 92 but in 2018, Xiao Ruoteng won with 86.9.

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