Welcome to the live blog for the first day of event finals at the 2019 World Championships, held in Stuttgart, Germany!
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1:12 pm. RINGS FINAL STANDINGS
1. Ibrahim Colak, Turkey, 14.933
2. Marco Lodadio, Italy, 14.900
3. Samir Aït Saïd, France, 14.800
4. Eleftherios Petrounias, Greece, 14.733
5. Arthur Zanetti, Brazil, 14.725
6. Denis Abliazin, Russia, 14.666
7. Artur Tovmasyan, Armenia, 14.200
8. Nick Klessing, Germany, 14.166
1:08 pm. Colak, Lodadio, and Aït Saïd have qualified to Tokyo!!!! Petrounias has NOT.
1:05 pm. Samir Aït Saïd FRA SR: Started off nicely, control down into the hang before pressing Into the maltese. Handstand shakes a tiny bit but the shape is good. Saltos were a little rough up to the maltese. Inverted back up to planche, presses down to iron cross, nice transition. Inverted swings through to handstand, short…eeeeek. Full-twisting double layout stuck! 14.800 (6.2, 8.600)
1:02 pm. Tovmasyan ARM SR: Planche, swings through inverted to maltese, and then down to iron cross. Inverted hang to handstand, nice shape there. Saltos up to maltese, swinging on the handstand at the end and then has a big step back on the dismount. That’s an uh oh for his Olympic bid… 14.200 (6.1, 8.100)
12:59 pm. Petrounias GRE SR: Our Lord! Swings through to a planche, then down to a maltese, seamless. Swings through to another maltese with his hands basically already open. Arched in handstand after but pulls back. Through to planche and down to iron cross. Inverted hang swings through to another cross. Double pike up to handstand, some sway in his back. Step back on the double double dismount, a tad bit low. Not his best but still fantastic. 14.733 (6.3, 8.433)
12:55 pm. Lodadio ITA SR: Presses right up to a planche, INSANE. Through to maltese. Saltos up to iron cross, fantastic. High planche, legs are a little low. Iron cross, opens his hands, got that one. Inverted hang to handstand, just a tiny swing in that. Double double stuck!! Brilliant. 14.900 (6.3, 8.600)
12:51 pm. Colak TUR SR: Presses up into a planche then swings through to a maltese, lovely. Inverted hang before going back up to planche, swings through to his saltos up to maltese, lowers to iron cross, nice smooth transitions. Pike swing up to iron cross. Inverted hang before swinging up to handstand, maybe a hair short there. Piked double front stuck. IBRAHIIIIIIIM!!!!!!!!!!! 14.933 (6.2, 8.733)
12:49 pm. Klessing GER SR: Iron cross, planche, legs dip a little. Into a handstand, saltos up to his maltese, legs again are a little low compared to his upper body. Arches over the handstand after that considerably but pulls it back. Triple back!!! Step back. 14.166 (6.1, 8.066)
12:45 pm. Zanetti BRA SR: Planche, swings through to an inverted pike, then back up to a planche. Rolls through the rings into the maltese, opens his hands. Saltos are tight into the maltese. Through to an iron cross. Inverted hang with a pike swing through to an iron cross. Inverted up to a handstand, arches over a bit but fights. Full-twisting double layout with a hop back. 14.725 (6.2, 8.525)
12:42 pm. Abliazin RUS SR: Planche, maltese, he’s pretty straight there. Good salto elements into his planche, had one handstand where he was a little short and had to muscle up, a little low on his DDLO dismount with a step on the landing. 14.666 (6.3, 8.366)
12:40 pm. Rings is about to finally be exciting because there are three Olympic spots on the line!!
12:34 pm. BARS FINAL STANDINGS
1. Nina Derwael, Belgium, 15.233
2. Becky Downie, Great Britain, 15.000
3. Sunisa Lee, United States, 14.800
4. Angelina Melnikova, Russia, 14.733
5. Simone Biles, United States, 14.700
6. Daria Spiridonova, Russia, 14.633
7. Liu Tingting, China, 14.400
8. Elisabeth Seitz, Germany, 13.566
12:29 pm. Derwael BEL UB: Nabieva, clean, Derwael-Fenton to Ezhova to Chow to Pak to van Leeuwen, excellent. Toe full, just tiny ankle separation, stuck the full-in. 15.233 (6.5, 8.733)
12:26 pm. Spiridonova RUS UB: Lovely handstand before the inbar full (late) to Komova II to Pak to van Leeuwen, nice. Inbar half to piked Jaeger, slightly short on the handstand before the toe full, late, to full-in, a little crooked with a step back. 14.633 (6.3, 8.333)
12:23 pm. Liu CHN UB: She was apparently struggling in training earlier today. PLEASE TINGTING. Chow to Pak, clean on both. Maloney a little low to Gienger, low with some leg separation. Blind change to Ling to Healy to Healy 1/2, a little late, and she was rushed in that whole sequence, low double layout with a hop. 14.400 (5.9, 8.500)
12:20 pm. Melnikova RUS UB: Inbar full arches back, to low Maloney to Pak to van Leeuwen, lovely handstand out of that, crooked on inbar half to piked Jaeger, blind change is crooked and short, toe full to full-in, good landing there. Again impressed with her fight through those iffy moments. 14.733 (6.3, 8.433)
12:17 pm. Seitz GER UB: Maloney to Ricna, muscles through the blind change to piked Jaeger, Downie, huge, to Pak and she can’t get it!!! Looks like she catches she’s too high, bends her knees to try to get it, but can’t, and has to hop off. UGH. Van Leeuwen, blind full to full-in. Bummer. 13.566 (6.0, 7.566)
12:15 pm. Lee USA UB: Nabiveva to Pak to Maloney to Bhardwaj, excellent. Good van Leeuwen. Late on the 1.5 into the piked Jaeger. Full-in with a tiny bounce. A very strong routine. 14.800 (6.4, 8.400)
12:11 pm. B. Downie GBR UB: Would be fabulous to see both Downies not only get individual medals, but within an hour of one another! HERE FOR IT. Stalder full, a little rushed, to Maloney to to Hindorff, good. Downie, Tweddle to Ezhova, catches a bit but no problems into the van Leeuwen. Full-in, a little low off the bar, little stumble. Some little things throughout, but really nice fight at the two iffy moments with the stalder full and Ezhova. Not even an issue. 15.000 (6.5, 8.500)!!!!!
12:09 pm. Biles USA UB: Hop change before her Weiler half to Maloney to Tkachev, nice. Handstand before the toe full was very well done, piked Tkachev to Pak, super clean. Very nice on the van Leeuwen. Fabrichnova stuck. DAAAAAAAMN SIMONE. 14.700 (6.2, 8.500)
11:58 am. POMMEL HORSE STANDINGS
1. Max Whitlock, Great Britain, 15.500
2. Lee Chih-Kai, Taiwan, 15.433
3. Rhys McClenaghan, Ireland, 15.400
4. Zou Jingyuan, China, 15.000
5. Kazuma Kaya, Japan, 14.866
6. Cyril Tommasone, France, 14.833
7. Shiao Yu-Jan, Taiwan, 14.733
8. David Belyavskiy, Russia, 13.566
9. Daiki Hashimoto, Japan, 13.333
11:54 am. Shiao TPE PH: I am obsessed with there being two Taiwanese gymnasts in a pommels final, first of all. Super quick hand work on his Russians. Lovely routine. 14.733 (6.0, 8.733)
11:51 am. Zou CHN PH: Very nice routine, but just not as exciting as the other two we just saw before him. Just “great” compared to “brilliant.” 15.000 (6.3, 8.700)
11:46 am. Lee TPE PH: GOD HIS LEGS ON EVERYTHING HE DOES. He is so brilliant. So much control and absolutely a gorgeous dismount. Fantastic routine. 15.433 (6.5, 8.933)!!!!!!!!!
Btw I’m LIVID about Rhys coming in behind Max by a tenth. LIVID. I just don’t have time to type a diatribe about it at this very second.
11:42 am. McClenaghan IRL PH: HERE WE GOOOOOOO! His first world final ever. Good handstand down to the scissor work, single pommel work with a BEAUTIFUL hip position. Super quick hand work between the pommels. Legs get a little low to the horse at one part but he quickly pulls up and finishes super well. Beautiful routine. Absolutely gorgeous. 15.400 (6.4, 9.000)
11:39 am. Hashimoto JPN PH: Love this wee behbeh. Scissor to handstand, kinda drops down heavily out of it, rushing a bit, then rolls onto his shoulder and comes off. 😦 😦 😦 Rhythm looked totally off throughout. Gets back up with a nice high swing. More aggressive this time around. Beautiful work into his flairs. Lovely extension. A little wild in his dismount but nice recovery after a bummer fall. 13.333 (5.9, 7.433)
11:36 am. Kaya JPN PH: Started out well, lovely handstand out of the scissors, holds it nicely. Single pommel circles are clean. Travels nicely, hip form gets a little weak as he transitions into his flairs, but gets it back on track and the rest is lovely. 14.866 (6.6, 8.266)
11:32 am. Belyavskiy RUS PH: Scissor work up to handstand back down to more scissors, really nice one-arm swing, loses his leg form on his…Russians? Maybe? But pulls it back together. Gets his single-pommel work out of the way but then his hand slips I think? He falls hard onto his back on the horse and makes the greatest face. Ugh. Hit the rest. 13.566 (6.4, 7.166)
11:31 am. Whitlock GBR PH: Took his hand off of one of the pommels early on which was weird. Triple Russian on the single pommel, working slow and steady into the Busnari. Flairs are very nice. Triple Russian on the end. Beautiful handstand pirouette dismount. That was a very nice routine, his hips looked better to me today compared to qualifications but still aren’t exactly where they need to be. 15.500 (7.0, 8.500)
11:26 am. Tommasone FRA PH: Really nice transitions back and forth between handstands, down into his scissors. Good single pommel work, travels smoothly, Russians, and a clean transition into the dismount. Fab! 14.833 (6.3, 8.533)
11:18 am. Medal ceremony is happening, btw. I haven’t passed away!
11:05 am. WOMEN’S VAULT FINAL STANDINGS
1. Simone Biles, United States, 15.399
2. Jade Carey, United States, 14.883
3. Ellie Downie, Great Britain, 14.816
4. Shallon Olsen, Canada, 14.733
5. Qi Qi, China, 14.650
6. Alexa Moreno, Mexico, 14.633
7. Lilia Akhaimova, Russia, 14.366
8. Yeo Seo-jeong, South Korea, 14.183
11:01 am. Carey USA VT: Cheng, leg form looks better than it has, just some slightly soft knees. Small hop back. 15.166 (6.0, 9.166)
Second vault is the Amanar, actually excellent in the air, but her landings are always her issues, and this one is not good. Takes a big step to the side off the podium. 14.600 (5.8, 9.100, -0.3)
10:58 am. Akhiamova RUS VT: Handspring rudi, piked coming off the table but she does well to straighten out. A little rushed in the air, some leg form throughout, and a lunge back. 14.700 (5.8, 8.900)
Second vault is the tsuk double full, short in rotation, actually pretty decent in the air, but just not a lot of power, ends up really deep with a big lunge back. 14.033 (5.6, 8.733, -0.3)
10:54 am. Moreno MEX VT: Handspring rudi, tons of power, but a bit too much, runs back out of the landing with several big steps. Leg form deteriorates closer to the end of the vault, but she starts out well. One of those steps back went OOB. 14.466 (5.8, 8.766, -0.1)
Second vault is a tsuk double, stuck it!!!!!! DAMN, Alexa! Now I’m so mad about the steps on the first vault. I’m sure she’s madder. Pretty great in the air, just some leg separation on the pre-flight and second twist. 14.800 (5.6, 9.200)
10:51 am. Olsen CAN VT: DTY, good power there, just a tiny bit soft in the air, mostly noticeable on the second twist. Right down the center, and a small hop back. 14.600 (5.4, 9.200)
Cheng for her second vault, better than it looked in the team competition! Still some knee form, the first half twist is fine but then for the rest of the twist she starts tucking. Solid on the landing. 14.866 (6.0, 8.866)
10:47 am. Yeo KOR VT: Starts with her eponymous handspring front double full, sits it. UGHHHHH. 😦 Tons of power, but just came up a wee bit short on that landing. SO CLOSE. 13.933 (6.2, 8.033, -0.3)
DTY for her second vault is very good. Just slight form issues on the second twist, and just a hop back/to the side. 14.433 (5.4, 9.033)
10:45 am. Qi CHN VT: DTY, good.
Second vault was the Rudi, a little short, not a ton of amplitude off the table. Mostly good in the air, just some slight pike at the hips. Chest is down on the landing. 14.700 (5.8, 8.900)
10:44 am. Biles USA VT: I lost internet for a few minutes but she hit both her Cheng and her Amanar incredibly well. Some of her best work on both tbh. She’s like I refuse to let Jade Carey beat me. Cheng, 15.333 (6.0, 9.333). Amanar, 15.466 (5.8, 9.666). Some of her best.
10:37 am. E. Downie GBR VT: DTY, a little buckled in the landing, but tons of power, excellent in the air, and just a small hop back. 14.600 (5.4, 9.200)
Second vault is the Cheng, HUGE, greatin the air, big hop back but that’s definitely one of the better Chengs being competed right now. Better than Jade Carey’s even. 15.033 (6.0, 9.033)
10:34 am. FLOOR FINAL STANDINGS
1. Carlos Yulo, Philippines, 15.300
2. Artem Dolgopyat, Israel, 15.200
3. Xiao Ruoteng, China, 14.933
4. Artur Dalaloyan, Russia, 14.800
5. Lin Chaopan, China, 14.700
6. Nikita Nagornyy, Russia, 14.166
7. Kim Han-sol, South Korea, 13.833
8. Dominick Cunningham, Great Britain, 13.566
10:29 am. Cunningham GBR FX: Full-twisting double layout, good. Double front half-out, hands down. 1.5 to front double full, stuck. Double double, just a little low. 2.5 to Rudi, good. Triple full with a little hop back to finish.
10:25 am. Yulo PHI FX: Full-twisting double layout to start, looooovely. Piked double front half-out, stuck in the corner. 2.5 to randi? DAMN SON. 3.5 to barani. Clean double full. His twisting is so perfect in the air. Front full to front double full. Gorgeous triple full to finish. Fantastic. 15.300 (6.5, 8.800)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10:21 am. Xiao CHN FX: Punches into a randi, stuck. 3.5 to barani, stuck and beautiful in the air. Double double, stuck with his chest down, little arm swing to hold the stick. 2.5 to front double full, another little arm bobble but his feet don’t move. Clean stuck double full. Triple full, ugh, a little short, chest way down and a small hop forward. Gorgeous routine overall. 14.933 (6.2, 8.733)
10:18 am. Dalaloyan RUS FX: Front layout to beautiful piked double front half-out, stuck, YAAAAAS. Front full to piked double front, loses his leg form a bit but good landing. 1.5 to randi, clean. Double double, stuck cold. 2.5 to front…tuck half? Weird. Def not what he meant to do. Triple full, almost stuck, just scoots back two baby steps. 14.800 (6.2, 8.600)
If you had told me in 2017 that I’d one day be able to easily live blog MAG floor I’d be laughing so hard AND YET HERE WE ARE.
10:15 am. Lin CHN FX: Piked double front half-out, another kick-out I really liked. 2.5 to front double full, a little seated in the landing but gets it up. Piked double front, clean, small hop. Front full to randi, nice. Clean and floaty double frull side pass. Triple full, good rotation, lands it stuck with his feet staggered. 14.700 (6.2, 8.500)
10:11 am. Kim KOR FX: He skipped the all-around final to focus on this. 3.5 to front full, CASUAL, easy. Piked double front half-out, his kick-out is CRAZY good. 2.5 to Rudi, came up really short in rotation. Double front half-out is really low. 1.5 to barani for his little side pass, fine. Triple full, a little low again with a hop. That E is going to be pretty far down today. Or should be. 13.833 (6.3, 7.533)
10:07 am. Dolgopyat ISR FX: Double front full-in half-out, SO frigging hard, I’ll never get over it. Front full to randi, good. Double double, little hop back. 2.5 to front double full. 1.5 to Rudi, fab. Arabian double front half-out stuck. DAAAAAAMN. 15.200 (6.4, 8.800)
10:06 am. Nagornyy looks mad about his floor. From what I saw, he was definitely off compared to the all-around.
Damn, just a 14.166 (6.2, 8.266, -0.3)
10:05 am. I just switched streams because NBC’s airing of the Olympic Channel is still on the all-around final but the Olympic Channel is already in the middle of Nagornyy’s floor.
Anyway, he went OOB on his triple back, double front pike half-out with a step, clean double full, I’m watching from the replay so I’m sure I’m missing stuff. Half-in half-out at the end was stuck.
10:03 am. Aaaaand my groceries just arrived. GOOD TIMING because this still hasn’t started. Brb omg.
9:59 am. The Olympic Channel is still showing the men’s all-around final replay. HURRY UP.
Starting with men’s floor finals today in Stuttgart!