2019 Stuttgart World Cup Live Blog

Welcome to the live blog for the women’s competition at the 2019 Stuttgart World Cup, held in Stuttgart, Germany!

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9:43 am. Final Standings

1. Simone Biles, United States, 58.800
2. Ana Padurariu, Canada, 55.132
3. Elisabeth Seitz, Germany, 54.399
4. Lorette Charpy, France, 53.731
5. Aliya Mustafina, Russia, 53.400
6. Hitomi Hatakeda, Japan, 52.699
7. Kim Bui, Germany, 52.166
8. Zsofia Kovacs, Hungary, 51.166
9. Carolyne Pedro, Brazil, 47.765

9:40 am. Simone Biles, United States, FX: Full-twisting double layout to start, great landing. Biles to stag, comes a bit wild out of the Biles but controls it into the jump…which is probably why it’s there. Front full through to tucked full-in, bounce back. Solid double double to finish, just steps it back OOB. Great finish. 14.900

AA 58.800, QUEEN!

9:36 am. Ana Padurariu, Canada, FX: Clean double pike, little hop back. GOODNESS I love this routine so much. Great work on her leaps. Great 2.5 to front tuck. Double full, some ankle form, little hop back. Excellent end to a great day. Anaaaaa! 13.200

AA 55.132, the first big international all-around score for her as a senior and she looks like she’s gonna sob out of happiness!!

9:33 am. Elisabeth Seitz, Germany, FX: I’ve never noticed her drawing the heart in the air before, bless. Arabian double front, a little cowboyed with a hop. 1.5 through to double tuck, solid landing and pretty clean as well. Tour jeté half, split jump full to stag ring jump. Double pike some leg separation and a little bounce back. Switch ring to switch half. Great end to a solid day for the Publikumsliebling. 13.200

AA 54.399!! Great.

9:29 am. Lorette Charpy, France, FX: My stream paused at the very beginning and I almost threw a tantrum. I missed the opening, I think some leaps and a turn. Caught it at the double front though, a bit cowboyed with a hop. Double tuck is clean, little hop back. Front layout to front full to stag jump, good, love her pose out of her double wolf turn. Double pike, mostly clean, a bit low on the landing, stumble back. 12.566

AA 53.731

9:25 am. Hitomi Hatakeda, Japan, FX: Full-in, a bit messy with a bounce OOB. Mustafina turn to full pirouette! Mostly clean 2.5 to punch front. Solid leap series. Double pike, a bit buckled with a hop back. 12.300

AA 52.699

9:21 am. Aliya Mustafina, Russia, FX: Arabian double front, nice and high! And stuck! Just some leg form. Triple spin, tight in her shoulders, step out of it. Solid on the double tuck. Memmel turn that looks easy for her to full pirouette, switch ring to split leap. 1.5 to front full, leg form is all over the place but solid again on the landing. Double full to finish is a mess but again super solid. 13.2

AA 53.4, not bad considering the beam mess!

9:18 am. Zsofia Kovacs, Germany, FX: Popa at the start. Double double!! Well, she went for it, but hands down unfortunately. Tucked full-in, a little wild on the landing. Front full. Only legends start with a double double and then have a front full third pass. Double tuck, low, runs forward out of it. That was rough, she’s definitely not at 100%, but she’s getting there. 11.333

AA 51.166

9:13 am. Kim Bui, Germany, FX: Great double layout to start. Double tuck, tiny bounce. 2.5 with some wild legs, into a solid punch front pike. Double pike, little hop. Great work. 13.033

AA 52.166

9:10 am. Carolyne Pedro, Brazil, FX: Arabian double front, little hop forward. 1.5 through to double tuck, switch ring to switch half, both good. Double full, some leg form. Low double pike, landing is better than I thought it’d be with that set! Hit routine. 12.333

AA 47.765

9:07 am. Rotation 3 Standings

1. Simone Biles 43.900
2. Ana Padurariu 41.932
3. Elisabeth Seitz 41.199
4. Lorette Charpy 41.165
5. Hitomi Hatakeda 40.399
6. Aliya Mustafina 40.200
7. Zsofia Kovacs 39.833
8. Kim Bui 39.133
9. Carolyne Pedro 35.432

9:03 am. Simone Biles, United States, BB: Wolf turn goes hella wild and she spins up out of it Chiles-style, doesn’t fall though. Her toes are gripping the beam SO HARD. Bhs loso loso is solid. Switch to switch half to back pike, leg up. Side aerial, good. Hit her transverse jump, front aerial to split jump to straddle jump is great. Tucked full-in dismount with a hop. 14.200

The German commentator is talking about Larry Nassar………………

8:59 am. Elisabeth Seitz, Germany, BB: Switch leap mount, punch front tuck is good. Bhs layout, piked as usual but solid, little adjustment. Side somi, good. The wildest double turn of all time and she somehow doesn’t fall. Good jump series. Side aerial, little check, and a front full dismount with a big step to the side. Well, she fought through that! 12.466

8:55 am. Aliya Mustafina, Russia, BB: Switch half to Onodi, angle is off from the start and she just comes right off. Split ring jump. Good bhs loso, just a check at the end, wobbles out of her double spin. Split leap to side aerial, wobble with her leg coming up. Front aerial with another big leg-up wobble. Split jump, pauses, dances out of it. Switch leap to wolf jump, another big wobble. The nerves are sadly showing. Double tuck, chest a bit low, step forward. 11.600

8:51 am. Ana Padurariu, Canada, BB: Back dive mount to chest stand, nice. Triple wolf turn, solid. Switch ring, also solid. side aerial to two layout stepouts, nice lift in her chest on both of those, just a little adjustment. Switch half, front aerial to split jump to back handspring, excellent. Switch leap to sheep jump, little bobble, double pike, solid landing. QUEEEEEEN. 14.333!!!!!

8:46 am. Lorette Charpy, France, BB: Layout stepout mount, clean and solid. Bhs loso is super solid. Triple wolf turn, lovely! Then a double wolf turn. Also very solid and clean. Side aerial. Lieke Wevers’ floor music in the background! Switch leap to split leap to Korbut, gorgeous. Transverse split jump half, a little low, front aerial to split jump, little check, and she finishes with a clean and stuck double pike. LORETTE!!!!!!!! 13.666!!!!!!

8:43 am. Hitomi Hatakeda, Japan, BB: Switch leap, fab punch front, little check at the end, front aerial to straddle jump to wolf jump, her straddle was lovely. Side aerial, a bit deep in the knees, but nothing super problematic. Clean side somi. Switch leap, dances out of it, switch half, hard to see the split at this angle but solid landing. Bhs loso, just the tiniest check, Full turn, over-rotates almost to a 1.5, Double pike, clean, chest a bit forward and a step. DAMN HITOMI!!!! 12.900

8:38 am. Kim Bui, Germany, BB: Layout mount, a bit piked with leg separation, wobble. Hit her jump series right after. Bhs loso, some knee/foot form, wobble at the end. Switch leap to switch half, not quite at 180, little wobble there. Also wobbles on the full turn. Hit a straight jump 1.5, and then a pretty good side aerial. Gainer layout off the end, stuck. 11.800

8:35 am. Zsofia Kovacs, Hungary, BB: Switch leap mount, almost solidly connected into a switch half. Side aerial, chest is down and angled to the side, wobbles out of it. Split leap to front aerial, check, leg up slightly, Bhs loso is solid. Nice double turn! Great control. Side somi. Double tuck, mostly clean, chest down on the landing, and a big hop forward. 13.000

8:31 am. Carolyne Pedro, Brazil, BB: Nice switch leap to tour jeté, and then a transverse split jump half, knocking out all that dance at the start. Uncontrolled on the bhs loso landing, big wobble and a fall. Full turn, wobble, Punch front, crooked, tries to fight to stay on but falls again. Front aerial, a bit tucked, to split jump to back handspring, Random back tuck, clean and solid. Switch to wolf jump. Double tuck, the second flip is pretty cowboyed, hop. 9.866

8:28 am. Rotation 2 Standings

1. Simone Biles 29.700
2. Elisabeth Seitz 28.733
3. Aliya Mustafina 28.600
4. Ana Padurariu 27.599
5. Lorette Charpy 27.499
— Hitomi Hatakeda 27.499
7. Kim Bui 27.333
8. Zsofia Kovacs 26.833
9. Carolyne Pedro 25.566

8:24 am. Simone Biles, United States, UB: Hop change to Weiler half to Maloney to Tkachev, nice. Toe full to Church to Pak, van Leeuwen, a little late there, and a big hop back on the full-in. Didn’t look as tight as she was looking last year, but eh, it’s early in the season, and the toe full looked like less of a struggle, she just had some pike in some of her handstands. 14.300

8:22 am. Elisabeth Seitz, Germany, UB: Slightly short handstand before the Maloney to Ricna, good, blind change to piked Jaeger, great handstand before a huge Downie to clean Pak to stalder, arches over but gets it back right away, great connection, into the van Leeuwen, toe full into a low full-in dismount, step back. Well, that started out fab…that recovery after the handstand started to sway back was excellent but obvs a big deduction. Shocked she got it right back into the van Leeuwen though. Queen. 14.233

8:20 am. Aliya Mustafina, Russia, UB: Stalder full to Maloney to Pak to van Leeuwen, great! Stalder half to piked Jaeger, toe full to stuck full-in, DAYUM ALIYA. Her handstands look so much better than they did at worlds. Worlds looked like a struggle for her but this looks like it’s no big deal. Her score took ONE SECOND to come up, 14.200! 5.8 D, 8.4 E.

8:18 am. Apparently the English commentary is really bad but I’m watching the German feed and it’s GREAT.

8:16 am. Zsofia Kovacs, Hungary, UB: Stalder full to Maloney to stalder to Downie to Pak, WOW. Form stuff throughout but excellent connections. Van Leeuwen, way short on the handstand before her toe half to piked Jaeger, a little low and she loses a bit of leg form when she catches, double tuck dismount with a hop back. 12.900

8:11 am. Hitomi Hatakeda, Japan, UB: Inbar to inbar full, a little rushed, to van Leeuwen, awkward arch in the air, piked Jaeger, Ricna, nice, bail is short and piked, toe-on to Ray, nice clean and stuck full-in at the end! 13.566

8:08 am. Carolyne Pedro, Brazil, UB: Shaposh to Pak, legs in a V. Muscled handstand before her toe full, a bit late. Muscled again into her Maloney, low, to bail, ankle separation, to Ray. Way short on her handstand before her blind change to straddle Jaeger, also way short on a toe half, just a double tuck dismount with a hop back. Her cast technique is so bizarre, if she fixed that she’d earn back like a full point in E. 11.833, 5.0 D and just a 6.833 E which is rough with no falls.

8:04 am. Lorette Charpy, France, UB: Chow half, nice, toe half to big piked Jaeger, Ricna to Pak, good work so far! Short handstand before a clean van Leeuwen, nice handstand before her toe full, almost right there, to full-in, stuck, that was fab! 13.933

8:00 am. Ana Padurariu, Canada, UB: Inbar half to piked Jaeger, good. Piked Galante to Pak, a little close and high, Komova II to bail to stalder full, great that she got that connection but she couldn’t also bring it into the Ray to high, does it separately, full-in with a step. A little fight to get through that routine, but she does it! 14.066

7:58 am. Kim Bui, Germany, UB: Blind change to piked Jaeger to Pak, clean! Maloney to Bhardwaj, YAS, van Leeuwen with only minor ankle form break. Toe full almost on the bar, into a clean Gienger, and she dismounts with a full-in, a bit close to the bar with a hop back. 13.800, a bit tight I think

7:52 am. Rotation 1 Standings

1. Simone Biles 15.400
2. Elisabeth Seitz 14.500
3. Aliya Mustafina 14.400
4. Zsofia Kovacs 13.933
— Hitomi Hatakeda 13.933
6. Carolyne Pedro 13.733
7. Lorette Charpy 13.566
8. Ana Padurariu 13.533
— Kim Bui 13.533

7:48 am. Lorette Charpy, France, VT: FTY, pretty clean, hop back. 13.566

7:47 am. Simone Biles, United States, VT: Cheng, big bounce back, super clean in the air! A CASUAL 15.400

7:45 am. Ana Padurariu, Canada, VT: Goodness I’m so nervous for this queen. I just want her to hit everything. GREAT start, a gorgeous and stuck FTY!! “Dancing Queen” plays the second she finishes, SAME. It’s not a huge vault now that we get an angle where the table’s in view but still solid. 13.533

7:44 am. Kim Bui, Germany, VT: Super clean and floaty FTY with a hop back. 13.533

7:41 am. Halfway point now!

7:39 am. Zsofia Kovacs, Hungary, VT: Another DTY, damn, this meet is fire. Deep in the landing and runs back out of it, but it’s mostly very nice in the air. Also this is her first time doing it since getting injured after Euros in 2017. 13.933

7:38 am. Elisabeth Seitz, Germany, VT: DTY, and it’s great!! Another one that went nine billion percent better than I expected. Leg form in the air is actually pretty great, just slightly soft knees. Big lunge back. But DAMN. That’s gonna help them so much. Ulla Koch is SO HAPPY, she high-fived someone HAHAHAHA. GIRL. SAME. 14.500

7:36 am. Hitomi Hatakeda, Japan, VT: Yurchenko 1.5, super clean! Bounce over to the side. The commentator is like ALL THREE HAVE DONE YURCHENKOS OFF THE TABLE?!?!?! This is WAG, what do you expect? 13.933

7:34 am. Aliya Mustafina, Russia, VT: DTY and it looked nine BILLION times better than I expected it would!!! Loses leg/hip form in the second twist but wow, I’m really glad I came in with low expectations for that because I was wildly impressed. Just a step back on the landing. Good direction in the air, and solid power. 14.400

7:33 am. Carolyne Pedro, Brazil, VT: Love that she did the team challenge all weekend and now is here for the actual world cup. Super clean FTY! Just the tiniest bounce. 13.733

7:32 am. Oh daaaaaamn Elisabeth Seitz throwing DTYs in the touch warmup, how long has it been since she competed one? 2013?

7:30 am. In the meantime, Jade Carey just won floor in Baku with a 14.6. FOURTEEN POINT FREAKING SIX. Tbt to Cottbus when everyone was like “she’s NEVER going to get a specialist spot” because she went OOB 35 times even though that was only the first of SEVEN MORE APPARATUS WORLD CUPS.

7:29 am. GOOOOOD MORNING! Who is ready for Stuttgart?! The touch warm-up for the first event, vault, is happening now!


28 thoughts on “2019 Stuttgart World Cup Live Blog

  1. Anyone finding that the olympic channel live stream keeps cutting out…or going to commercial in the middle of routines? Anyone have a better link?


    • You were known for getting a medal at nearly all finals you made and it’s sad to see you losing to Elisabeth Seitz.


      • This is her first international AA competition since 2016… and since having a BABY less than 2 years ago. It can literally take up to 2 years for your abdominal walls to recover. She messed up on beam, but even with that it’s clear her gymnastics still can stand up to current competition.

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    • No. No. And NO. 👎. Give her a break. She obviously improved since nationals. She will continue to improve and be fine. My only wish for her is that she can see a sports psychiatrist and get over this beam thing shes going thru. Reminds me of Atler and bars. This sport needs Aliya. So does Russia


    • You’re referring to the fact that she’s by far the best in this field? Because she shouldn’t have to forgo all international competition experience in the year leading up to world’s just because she’s at a level all her own right now. U.S. WAG typically uses international team events for the less experienced or consistent gymnasts, which leaves the 5 individual spots at AA world cups for the top few – Simone likely chose Stuttgart from the 4 cups because that’s where worlds will be this year. The gymnasts don’t get to decide who other countries will send to compete with them at each one of these.


      • They wanted biles to compete. Don’t worry it’s her last. So hoping mustafina can win a medal at the Olympics she’s a queen. I need Laurie Hernandez back on floor.


  2. Yes Lauren!
    We need to talk about Jade Carey at Baku.
    14.6 on floor, 14.933 for her Cheng.
    Add in beam (13.750) and bars ( 12.950), her highest on those events from Nationals last year and she has AA potential of 56.223
    I can’t! I’m so happy.
    On to Doha we go, I’m praying for her to get that nominative spot.


  3. Aliya had a solid Floor routine, choreographed by Ksenia Afanasyeva. Her beam was shaky but she already has 3 very good events that she will improve by Worlds and Tokyo. She’s clever, she does it her own way. I’m sure she’ll get a medal in 2020


  4. Come back with this and get some decent coreography (Afan is a great performer but apparently not a great coreographer herself).


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