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3:42 pm. UNEVEN BARS STANDINGS
1. Anastasia Iliankova, Russia, 14.833
2. Angelina Melnikova, Russia, 14.533
3. Alice D’Amato, Italy, 14.400
4. Anastasiya Alistratava, Belarus, 14.366
5. Jonna Adlerteg, Sweden, 14.300
6. Lorette Charpy, France, 14.100
7. Mélanie De Jesus Dos Santos, France, 13.766
8. Sanna Veerman, Netherlands, 12.366
STILL RINGS STANDINGS
1. Denis Abliazin, Russia, 14.966
2. Marco Lodadio, Italy, 14.966
3. Vahagn Davtyan, Armenia, 14.933
4. Nikita Nagornyy, Russia, 14.900
5. Courtney Tulloch, Great Britain, 14.766
6. Samir Aït Saïd, France, 14.733
7. Artur Tovmasyan, Armenia, 14.700
8. Igor Radivilov, Ukraine, 13.933
3:32 pm. Anastasia Iliankova RUS UB: Great handstand before Shang, Tweddle to Ezhova is also solid, just some leg form issues in the Ezhova, Chow to Pak to van Leeuwen is pretty clean, short hanstand before good toe full to full-in, almost stuck. Maria Paseka is jumping up and down, she’s so happy, and for good reason, that was excellent.
14.833 (6.3 D, 8.533 E)!
3:30 pm. Vahagn Davtyan ARM SR: Great on the maltese at the start, into an iron cross, clean. Swinging a bit on a handstand before his double pike to maltese, solid iron cross after that, planche has his feet angled above his head, arched and muscled on a handstand after that. Great landing on the dismount.
14.933 (6.1 D, 8.833 E)
3:27 pm. Sanna Veerman NED UB: Chow to Bhardwaj, a little crooked and some leg form, Maloney is good, to a solid Pak, tries to connect out of it but doesn’t get her toes on the bar and has to fly off. Doesn’t bother with the next transition back to the high bar so she’ll lose some D, just jumps up there for her piked Jaeger, toe full to full-in with a little hop in place.
12.366 (5.5 D, 6.866 E)
Unrelated to Sanna but my start list from earlier today has Anastasia Iliankova and then Angelina Melnikova in that order, and the updated start list had them swapped which seems weird because isn’t the order decided with a draw based on qualification rankings?
3:25 pm. Igor Radivilov UKR SR: This rings field is INSANEEEE and he’s just gonna add to it. High planche to start, a little angled on his maltese, into a nice iron cross. Good handstand, double pike up to a handstand really low in the shoulders from here, maltese after is better than the first I think. Another high planche, arched on a handstand after but corrects, hand down on his double double. UGHHH.
13.933 (6.3 D, 7.633 E)
3:22 pm. Anastasiya Alistratava BLR UB: Short handstand before lovely inbar to inbar full, Maloney is nice and high to a beautiful Pak, her leo is AMAZING FYI. Beautiful van Leeuwen. Excellent handstand beofre a toe half, a little muscled, into a piked Jaeger. Blind change to double front half-out with a step forward. She’s SOOOOOO GOOD.
14.366 (5.8 D, 8.566 E)
3:20 pm. Marco Lodadio ITA SR: Excellent maltese position. Double tuck is very tight into a nice double pike to iron cross, almost no movement. Nice high planche! Swings through to an iron cross. Beautiful handstand near the end OMG. Double double with a baby hop. That was insanely good.
14.966 (6.3 D, 8.666 E)
3:18 pm. Angelina Melnikova RUS UB: Lovely inbar full to Maloney to Pak to van Leeuwen!! Just slight leg sep on the van Leeuwen. Inbar half, a little form break, into a good piked Jaeger, short handstand before a giant half, toe full is late, into a full-in, a little low with a hop forward. Not the best near the end but the opening sequence was great.
14.533 (6.1 D, 8.433 E)
3:16 pm. Courtney Tulloch GBR SR: Great start to his routine, his transitions are so fluid and flawless. Got a little muscly in an early handstand, and he swings forward quite a bit in his iron cross. Great on his planche. Considerably arched in a handstand after. Double double dismount with a tiny hop.
14.766 (6.5 D, 8.266 E)
3:14 pm. Mélanie De Jesus Dos Santos FRA UB: Great handstand before Maloney to clear hip, arches it way over but good control back into the Galante, doesn’t miss a beat. Big lovely Pak. Good handstand before the van Leeuwen, great handstand before tie inbar half to front giant full, tentative on that but gets through it, full-twisting double layout a little low, lunge forward. She doesn’t look super pleased but like, it’s the third day of competition in a row for some of the women here, and she had kind of a huge night last night.
13.766 (5.6 D, 8.166 E)
3:12 pm. Nikita Nagornyy RUS SR: Nice maltese to start, into a great iron cross, two salto skills into an iron cross, doesn’t reach the position super steadily and kind of swings out of it before getting into position for real, some handstands are a little shaky, others are PERFECT. Double double stuck cold. Lots of incredible moments there, and then some iffy ones.
14.900 (6.0 D, 8.900 E)
3:10 pm. Alice D’Amato ITA UB: Lovely handstand before Maloney to Tkachev, nice toe point! Another great handstand before her Ricna to Pak to Chow half, BEAUTIFUL!!! Shuffles over for blind change to front giant to front giant full, almost right in vertical, to double front with a tiny hop. GOD SHE IS SO SO SO GOOD. Remember when they took her out of the EYOF final so Elisa Iorio, who didn’t qualify, could go in her place? NOT ANYMORE. #CryingForever
14.400 (6.0 D, 8.400 E)
3:08 pm. Artur Tovmasyan ARM SR: So many Arturs. Very clean on his first series, especially love the maltese to iron cross. Great handstand before his double tuck to double pike to maltese, Planche arches a bit on the handstand after that, full-twisting double layout with a step back.
14.700 (6.1 D, 8.600 E)
3:06 pm. Lorette Charpy FRA UB: Chow half, nice toe half to piked Jaeger, short handstand before Ricna to Pak, clean on both of those skills, short before van Leeuwen as well, but that is also good. Toe full, good, stuck the full-in very nicely, just lifts her right foot a tiny bit.
14.100 (5.7 D, 8.400 E)
3:04 pm. Samir Aït Saïd FRA SR: I missed the very beginning, a little crooked on his planche, and got a little bobbly in a handstand, double pike to double tuck to planche, excellent, lowers into an iron cross. Some really nice handstands at the end, then a little hop back on his dismount.
14.733 (6.1 D, 8.633 E)
3:02 pm. Jonna Adlerteg SWE UB: Great handstand before her Shang, good. Pak, not connected out of it, but still nice on its own, excellent handstand before shaposh to Bhardwaj, another perf handstand before her Maloney to clear hip full, legs come apart and she goes a bit crooked but nice getting back under control into the Tkachev, dismounts with a double layout, tiny bounce back. JONNAAAAAA!!!! Some little fights and hesitations in there, not as aggressive as day one but still great.
14.300 (6.0 D, 8.300 E)
3:00 pm. Denis Abliazin RUS SR: Really nice maltese! Body line is perfectly straight. Dobule tuck to double pike to planche, excellent transition. Swings through to an iron cross, nice there as well. Good form in a handstand after that, second handstand is arched but he slowly pulls it upright, and then dismounts with a laid-out double double, step there, but that was pretty great overall.
14.966 (6.1 D, 8.866 E)
2:54 pm. WOMEN’S VAULT STANDINGS
1. Maria Paseka, Russia, 14.516
2. Coline Devillard, France, 14.450
3. Ellie Downie, Great Britain, 14.316
4. Asia D’Amato, Italy, 14.233
5. Angelina Melnikova, Russia, 14.133
6. Denisa Golgota, Romania, 14.116
7. Sara Peter, Hungary, 14.066
8. Teja Belak, Slovenia, 13.249
POMMEL HORSE STANDINGS
1. Max Whitlock, Great Britain, 15.533
2. Cyril Tommasone, France, 14.800
3. Vladislav Poliashov, Russia, 14.600
4. Nikita Nagornyy, Russia, 14.466
5. Ferhat Arican, Turkey, 13.866
6. Brinn Bevan, Great Britain, 13.400
7. Oleg Verniaiev, Ukraine, 13.200
8. Marios Georgiou, Cyprus, 13.000
2:48 pm. Ellie Downie GBR VT: Huge DTY, great leg form, really the hop back is the only big issue, it looks like a 0.3 hop from here.
14.400 (5.4 D, 9.000 E)
Second vault is the Lopez, excellent off the table, flares it out, hop back.
14.233 (5.2 D, 9.033 E)
2:46 pm. Oleg Verniaiev UKR PH: Good at the beginning but came off literally right before his dismount. LE SIGH.
13.200 (6.2 D, 7.000 E)
2:44 pm. Coline Devillard FRA VT: Handspring Rudi, excellent block off the table, excellent rotation, even her leg form is much tighter than usual!! That was fantastic, just a step back.
14.800 (5.8 D, 9.000 E)
Putting up the DTY for the second vault, we’ll see if she does it…she needs to! And she does!! And it’s good! A bit crooked, lands it with one foot OOB and she takes a small step but if she’s not the champion today I’ll take the judges outside for a little fight.
14.100 (5.4 D, 8.800 E, -0.1 ND)
Average is a 14.450, literally 0.066 back from Paseka which is WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG. I guess the judges will never stop rewarding Maria Paseka for almost killing herself on her Cheng, but no, cat makeup is what’s wrong with gymnastics.
2:42 pm. Brinn Bevan GBR PH: Perfect handstand to start. Hips could be straighter. Bends in half in the middle of his handstand pirouettes but muscles back up to handstand, good fight but that’ll be a hit. Finished well.
13.400 (5.5 D, 7.900 E)
2:40 pm. Sara Peter HUN VT: DTY, excellent, little hop back. IDK HOW SHE GOT SO GOOD WITH THIS VAULT SO FAST. She looks incredible!!! A month ago she was crashing it. She seriously looks great, she’s had the best leg form so far, and her hips are just a little soft throughout but GOD she’s great here.
14.533 (5.4 D, 9.133 E)
Handspring front layout half with a hop back, some slight pike down in her hips but it’s not super severe. Very very very clean in her leg form coming off the table.
13.600 (4.6 D, 9.000 E)
2:38 pm. Marios Georgiou CYP PH: Clean in his scissor elements and single pommel work. Hits his foot on the horse when coming down from his handstand pirouettes and he’s off. CRYING FOREVER. Back on for his flairs which are huge and insane, LOVE. Clean work into his dismount.
13.000 (5.6 D, 7.400 E)
2:36 pm. Teja Belak SLO VT: Handspring front layout full, tucks her knees pretty severely, and she’s pretty seated in the landing unfortunately. She came into the final in medal contention but I think she’s lost that hope sadly.
13.933 (5.4 D, 8.533 E)
Second vault, she was supposed to do the DTY, goes for the 1.5 instead and sits it. UGHHHHHHHHHHH.
12.566 (5.0 D, 7.566 E)
2:33 pm. Nikita Nagornyy RUS PH: Our new pommel horse king lmao. Nice start into handstand and his one-arm swing gets applause. Nice and high in his single pommel work. Gets a bit low when he starts with his traveling elements. Overall a great routine for him though. Watching him get “good for him” at pommels is like watching Aly Raisman get “good for her” on uneven bars and I’m here for it.
14.466 (5.9 D, 8.566 E)
2:31 pm. I think though Denisa Golgota wanted to do the handspring front layout half, they may have credited her with a tsuk full because she started twisting early off the table FYI. She actually put up the number for the front FULL, but only did the half…and then they gave her a 4.8 D which would mean tsuk full so…
2:30 pm. Asia D’Amato ITA VT: Big DTY, knees got a little soft there, step back at the end.
14.300 (5.4 D, 8.900 E)
Lopez is solid, even flares it! Maybe not a ton of distance to be a bit picky.
14.166 (5.2 D, 8.966 E)
2:28 pm. Cyril Tommasone FRA PH: Gets the first handstand without any muscle up but is a bit arched. Quick hand work when working on both pommelsA little low to the horse and his hip angle could be better but overall an excellent routine.
14.800 (6.2 D, 8.600 E)
2:26 pm. Denisa Golgota ROU VT: DTY, actually beautiful coming off the table, loses some leg form in the second twist so her ankles are a bit crossed but it’s not bad and her landing is solid, right down the middle.
14.500 (5.4 D, 9.100 D)
Second vault is a handspring front layout half, very clean for the most part, and solid!
13.733 (4.8 D, 8.933 E)
2:24 pm. Max Whitlock GBR PH: Muscled up and didn’t get even close to handstand at the start of his routine, eep. Handstand pirouette transition into the falirs was nice and slow and steady, overall he seems to be working slowly and calmly throughout. Some hip angle issues near the end, but good work throughout, hit the dismount.
15.533 (6.9 D, 8.633 E)
2:22 pm. Maria Paseka RUS VT: Cheng, it’s a mess, super piked hips, tucked knees, legs in a straddle on the entry, chest at her knees on the landing, and she’s still in motion when she approaches the mat, so the rotation kind of flies her to the side, big lunge off the side practically onto the podium. BUT SHE STOOD IT UP SO NO PROBLEMS THERE. NONE AT ALL.
14.200 (6.0 D, 8.500 E, -0.3 ND)
Amanar for the second vault, straddled entry and soft knees but stuck the crap out of it!
14.833 (5.8 D, 9.033 E)
2:19 pm. Vladislav Poliashov RUS PH: Muscled into a handstand at the beginning. Nice one-arm swing into his flairs. He’s nice and high in them as well! Travels in flairs too. Very nice work. Hip angle closes near the end, but solid dismount, great routine.
14.600 (6.0 D, 8.600 E)
2:17 pm. Angelina Melnikova RUS VT: DTY, legs are a bit weak as always but only in the second twist, the first was quite nice! Hop back.
14.333 (5.4 D, 8.933 E)
The Lopez for the second vault, legs were mostly okay, a little bouncy on the landing, kinda bounces right into her salute though. I can’t really see distance from here!
13.933 (5.2 D, 8.733 E)
2:14 pm. Ferhat Arican TUR PH: TIME FOR MY FAVORITE EVENT. Legs are a little messy in his scissors at the start but once that’s over with he looks good. A little low to the horse. Good handstand pirouette down into his flairs. Nice transition into his dismount, great work! Not as smooth as the top guys will be but good job for him.
13.866 (5.6 D, 8.266 E)
2:03 pm. MEN’S FLOOR STANDINGS
1. Artur Dalaloyan, Russia, 15.100
2. Artem Dolgopyat, Israel, 14.900
3. Dmitrii Lankin, Russia, 14.800
4. Benjamin Gischard, Switzerland, 14.500
5. Alexander Shatilov, Israel, 14.466
6. Rayderley Zapata, Spain, 14.466
7. Ahmet Önder, Turkey, 14.100
8. Nicola Bartolini, Italy, 14.066
1:57 pm. Rayderley Zapata ESP FX: 1.5 to piked double front, excellent! LOVE his hurdle so much I’m so happy I’m seeing it in person. Piked double front half-out, great. Double front half-out little hop. Arabian double front half-out, he’s a bit short and flies forward but doesn’t put his hands down so A+. Hit the double full side pass. 2.5 to front full is excellent. Double layout, large step back. Love his power so much.
14.466 (6.1 D, 8.366 E)
1:54 pm. Artur Dalaloyan RUS FX: Front full to Randi, little scoot back. Front layout to piked double front, knees a little soft and he’s a tad low…but he stuck it. Double double stuck cold, very nice there. 2.5 to front full, a little crooked coming out of it, hops back to his line to get into the corner for his side pass, a 1.5 to Rudi, good landing. Ends with a triple full, hop back. Mostly good but I think a couple of his landings were just slightly off…don’t think he can take the lead but should still be solidly in medal contention.
15.100 (6.2 D, 8.900 E)
1:50 pm. Ahmet Önder TUR FX: Double double layout with a hop. Front double full to barani, not bad. Double double with a hop. 2.5 to front full, a little unsure of the landing there, hop forward to control it. 1.5 to Rudi, little step back. Tucked full-in, way underrotated, lunge forward.
14.100 (5.9 D, 8.200 E)
1:46 pm. Dmitrii Lankin RUS FX: Triple back out of a roundoff, casual. Hop back. OOB. 3.5 to front full, great. QUAD, damn, a little shy with a slide on the landing but go off I guess. 2.5 to front double full, a little shy in rotation on the latter. Front layout to Rudi side pass (might have been a Randi, I can’t tell from this angle since I was front-on for that skill). Solid triple full to finish.
14.800 (6.5 D, 8.400 E, -0.1 ND)
1:42 pm. Alexander Shatilov ISR FX: Omg he’s so tall I can’t handle it. Piked double front, little shuffle. 2.5 to front double full, step forward. Love the way he kicks through his double double! Good landing there. 1.5 to front full to barani, very nice. Clean double full, snaps his heels together. Solid landing on his triple full at the end. Excellent routine.
14.366 (5.7 D, 8.666 E)
1:39 pm. Benjamin Gischard SUI FX: Randi, a little low, hop forward. Double front half-out, really nice there, cheats his hop into the corner out of it. Double double with a small hop back. Front double full to barani is also good. 2.5 to front full stuck cold. Really nice in the air on the 2.5 as well. Good double full side pass. Step back on the triple full. Another really solid routine! I think he’ll finish halfway the other two.
14.500 (6.0 D, 8.500 E)
1:35 pm. Artem Dolgopyat ISR FX: Double front full-in half-out, insane, little hop back. Front full to Randi, hop back. Stuck the double double perfectly. 2.5 to front double full, hop there as well. 1.5 to Rudi stuck for his side pass. Arabian double front half-out to finish, just a baby step back. HE’S A GOD.
Nicola moved into the second place chair before the score even came up. BLESS.
14.900 (6.4 D, 8.600 E, -0.1 ND)
1:31 pm. Nicola Bartolini ITA FX: Piked double front, great landing. Baby bounce. Double double, a little short, leg flies back but he controls it. 1.5 to front double full, step to the side. Hit his side pass, I think it was a Rudi or a back double full but I didn’t see if it was a front or back takeoff. Rudi I’d guess based on the position. 2.5 to front full is solid. Triple full stuck cold and his rotation is PERFECT. Just a little crunched with his body line but great job from him.
14.066 (5.8 D, 8.266 E)
1:30 pm. The first day of event finals will start momentarily! Men are being introduced now for floor exercise.