2021 European Championships | Men’s All-Around Final Live Blog

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David Belyavskiy

Welcome to the live blog for the men’s all-around final at the 2021 European Championships, held in Basel, Switzerland!

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1:32 pm. STANDINGS

1. Nikita Nagornyy RUS 88.032
2. David Belyavskiy RUS 85.864
3. Illia Kovtun UKR 84.864
4. Ahmet Önder TUR 83.598
5. Pablo Brägger SUI 82.265
6. Robert Tvorogal LTU 82.131
7. Volodymyr Kostiuk UKR 81.532
8. Ivan Tikhonov AZE 80.598
9. Nicola Bartolini ITA 80.331
10. Jake Jarman GBR 80.231
11. Stefano Patron ITA 79.798
12. Joshua Nathan GBR 79.765
13. David Rumbutis SWE 79.457
14. Ilias Georgiou CYP 79.131
15. Luka van den Keybus BEL 79.065
16. Elias Koski FIN 78.465
17. Lukas Dauser GER 78.065
18. David Jessen CZE 77.741
19. Antonios Tantalidis GRE 77.165
20. Krisztian Balazs HUN 76.965
21. Adam Steele IRL 76.730
22. Felix Remuta GER 75.015
23. Christian Baumann SUI 68.131

1:30 pm. Robert Tvorogal LTU FX: Hit his first passes, both double fronts, double full for his side pass, clean and easy, layout after that, stuck the 2.5 at the end. Fab!

1:28 pm. Nikita Nagornyy RUS HB: Yamawaki, layout Tkachev, layout Tkachev to mixed grip, tak full, tak half, straddle Tkachev to straddle Tkachev to mixed grip, NO problem getting it to handstand, one arm front pirouette, stalder, double double layout STUCK. WHAT AN ENDING! 14.500 (6.0, 8.500), 88.032 AA!!!!!

1:27 pm. Ivan Tikhonov AZE FX: Just landed his triple full to his knees and HEAD, GOD.

1:24 pm. David Belyavskiy RUS HB: Tak full, finishes it in horizontal, tak half, also a bit late, layout Tkachev, straddle Tkachev to mixed grip, Yamawaki, German giants to a stalder, full-twisting double layout. Good work! 13.733 (5.6, 8.133), 85.864 AA to finish ahead of Kovtun by a point!

1:22 pm. Illia Kovtun FX: 3.5 to barani, 2.5 to front full, Randi after that, and then an arabian double front half-out with a great landing. He’s KILLING it. Triple full with a hop to the side. Incredible, and I think he may have just won himself a medal! 14.166 (5.7, 8.466), 84.864 AA!

1:19 pm. Ahmet Önder TUR HB: My heart just dropped. HERE WE GO. Yamawaki, Cassina NOOOOOOOO. I HATE THIS. He’s a little too excited, just couldn’t get one of his hands over to hold on and he has a hard fall on his back. WHY GOD WHY. Kolman goes well, straddle Tkachev, straddle Tkachev to mixed grip, tak, tak half, hop full, double double layout almost stuck. I HATE IT. 12.666 (5.4, 7.266), 83.598 AA

Luka van den Keybus BEL PH: 11.100 (4.3, 7.100, -0.3), 79.065 AA

1:16 pm. Joshua Nathan GBR FX: Hit his opening double tuck with a hop back, then a 2.5 to front double full, great, front full to Rudi, Triple full, slight step back. 13.733 (5.4, 8.333), 79.765 AA

Adam Steele IRL PH: 12.566 (5.4, 7.166), 76.730 AA

Jake Jarman GBR SR: 12.666 (4.4, 8.266), 80.231 AA

1:14 pm. Pablo Brägger SUI HB: Cassina, great, Kolman also really strong, layout Tkachev to mixed grip, layout Tkachev, straddle Tkachev to mixed grip, tak full, a little late, tak half, Rybalko, UGH can’t get the handstand out of it and has to right through, looked like an extra swing but gets his rhythm SUPER quickly, hop full, full-twisting double layout with a baby step. 14.133 (6.5, 7.633), 82.265 AA

Stefano Patron ITA FX: 14.000 (5.2, 8.800), 79.798 AA

1:13 pm. Nicola Bartolini ITA HB: 12.966 (4.4, 8.566), 80.331 AA

1:12 pm. David Rumbutis SWE SR: L sit down to iron cross, doesn’t hold a handstand quite long enough and then arches over one after that, REALLY wobbly on his last handstand as well but fights through it and hits the double double with a tiny step. 12.233 (4.4, 7.833)

Krisztian Balazs HUN FX: 9.766 (4.8, 5.266, -0.3), 76.965 AA

1:10 pm. Volodymyr Kostiuk UKR PH: Pretty strong form throughout the majority of this! Handstand pirouette down to scissor the horse, goes right back into his circles, just presses up the handstand into the pirouette before the dismount, but that had some lovely elements. 13.233 (5.8, 7.433), 81.532 AA

Antonios Tantalidis GRE SR: 12.533 (4.0, 8.533), 77.165 AA


1. Nikita Nagornyy RUS 73.532
2. David Belyavskiy RUS 72.131
3. Ahmet Önder TUR 70.932
4. Illia Kovtun UKR 70.698
5. Volodymyr Kostiuk UKR 68.299
6. Pablo Brägger SUI 68.132
7. Robert Tvorogal LTU 67.998
8. Luka van den Keybus BEL 67.965

1:02 pm. Felix Remuta GER PH: He hit his legs on the horse twice, fought through the first instance but came off on the second. Gets back on and hits his legs again, falls again. Hits the dismount after getting on again. 9.683 (4.2, 5.483)

1:01 pm. Nicola Bartolini ITA PB: Beautiful at the start of his routine, walked his hands a little in handstand, shakes a bit in a handstand after, lovely press work up to handstand on the single rail, double back with a couple of big hops back. 13.866

Ivan Tikhonov AZE HB: 13.100 (5.7, 7.400)

12:59 pm. Christian Baumann SUI PH: Gets a little stuck in his scissor element and pauses for a second on the horse, but gets back into his rhythm and handles his flairs well. Some slight form breaks and then as he begins traveling they get more severe but he fights through, muscles around the pirouette into the dismount, and hits. YAY. 12.766 (5.8, 6.966)

Lukas Dauser GER FX: 13.733 (5.5, 8.233)

12:56 pm. David Belyavskiy RUS PB: Precise and perfect in the first few elements before the Tippelt, Bhavsar, excellent, front pike up to handstand, double front half-out stuck. He’ll take his second place spot back after that. 15.366 (6.5, 8.866)

Jake Jarman GBR PH: 13.100 (5.3, 7.800)

Elias Koski FIN FX: 13.700 (5.1, 8.600)

12:55 pm. Ilila Kovtun UKR HB: Big layout Tkachev, stalder Tkachev, stadler Tkachev to mixed grip, nice. Big Yamawaki, blind change to front giant to tak full, talk half a little late, double twisting double layout with a hop back!!! YES. 13.866 (5.8, 8.066)

12:52 pm. Ahmet Önder TUR PB: Front salto up to handstand, good transition to single rail, high straddle salto catching with his hands right to an L sit, YAS, rest is good, and he sticks the double front half-out!!! KING. 14.666 (5.7, 8.966)

David Rumbutis SWE PH: 12.933 (5.2, 7.733)

Luka van den Keybus BEL FX: 14.033 (5.6, 8.433)

12:50 pm. Joshua Nathan GBR HB: Yamawaki, Kovacs, straddle Tkachev, straddle Tkachev to mixed grip, bends his elbows coming out of it, but pulls through and keeps going, stalder, full-twisting double layout, a little low with a hop forward. 12.766 (5.0, 7.766)

12:47 pm. Pablo Brägger SUI PB: Beginning was excellent, I started typing at one of his handstands before a basket up to a front pike, walks his hands a little on one of his pirouettes after, double front half-out with a baby step. 14.566 (5.9, 8.666)

Antonios Tantalidis GRE PH: 11.600 (4.7, 6.900)

Stefano Patron ITA HB: 10.866 (4.9, 5.966)

12:46 pm. Adam Steele IRL FX: Front layout to double front half-out. Double double, a little deep, but just a tiny hop in place. 2.5 to barani, then a double full where he punches out into his position for his circle elements, awesome. Rudi, then a triple full to finish, fabulous job. 13.733 (5.3, 8.433)

Nicola Bartolini ITA PB: 13.866 (5.6, 8.266)

12:45 pm. Volodymyr Kostiuk UKR FX: 13.533 (5.8, 7.733)

Ilias Georgiou CYP PH: 12.766 (4.7, 8.066)

12:42 pm. Krisztian Balazs HUN HB: For some reason I thought he was injured so I’m just happy he’s here? Kolman to start, layout Tkachev, layout Tkachev to mixed grip, great, straddle Tkachev right to straddle to mixed grip, a little bobble there when he catches but doesn’t phase him. Rybalko, hop full, double double layout, basically stuck, THAT WAS A HIGH BAR ROUTINE!!!! 14.266 (6.0, 8.266)

12:41 pm. Nikita Nagornyy RUS PB: Has looked gorgeous so far, hitting everything super cleanly, presses up out of the kip cast to handstand on the single rail, but that was the only little falter. Nails the double front half-out dismount. 15.000 (6.4, 8.600)

12:40 pm. Adem Asil has injured his shoulder, by the way. Hope it’s not too serious and he can just focus on the Olympics from here on out. Where hopefully he’ll actually be able to compete in the finals he makes!!!

12:38 pm. Robert Tvorogal LTU HB: I missed the beginning, big straddle Tkachev to layout Tkachev, but falls on the latter. UGH. Gets back on to do the layout Tkachev again into a straddle Tkachev to mixed grip, then a Yamawaki, and a layout Tkachev to mixed grip. Step back on the dismount. 12.933 (5.9, 7.033)

David Jessen CZE FX: 13.675 (5.1, 8.575)


1. Nikita Nagornyy RUS 58.532
2. Illia Kovtun UKR 56.832
3. David Belyavskiy RUS 56.765
4. Ahmet Önder TUR 56.266
5. Robert Tvorogal LTU 55.065
6. Stefano Patron ITA 54.932
7. Ivan Tikhonov AZE 54.832
8. Volodymyr Kostiuk UKR 54.766

12:32 pm. Christian Baumann SUI FX: I saw his sat double tuck, ugh. Just not his week here. The rest was fine but ugh I’m sad for him. 12.766 (5.2, 7.566)

12:30 pm. Illia Kovtun UKR PB: Arched a handstand before pressing it up, basket up to a pirouette, muscled a kip up after that, a lot of his pirouettes are just a LITTLE bit off between his back and walking his hands around. Double front tuck with a hop back. Like I said with Jake, once he fine-tunes, he’s golden. 14.900 (6.6, 8.300)

12:27 pm. Jake Jarman GBR FX: Double double layout which I wanted to call a Moors out of habit. AMAZING stuck triple double!!! 3.5 to barani, incredible. 2.5 to front double full, steps over but wow. Front full to Rudi I think after that, then a triple full, rotation is a little off because he has TOO MUCH POWER in his FINAL PASS and he has to step to control it, but once he gets a little more precise he’ll be unstoppable. 14.266 (6.3, 7.966)

Elias Koski FIN HB: 13.100 (5.1, 8.000)

12:25 pm. Joshua Nathan GBR PB: Everything at the beginning looked good, Tippelt was slow and smooth, short on a handstand near the end, piked double back with a step back. 13.933 (5.4, 8.533)

David Rumbutis SWE FX: 13.300 (5.0, 8.300)

12:24 pm. Luka van den Keybus BEL HB: Another one I didn’t fully see, but my zoom call for work just ended so I can get more invested now. Good routine, just a little low on the dismount. In the replay I can see him doing a stalder 1.5, yas, dismount was a full-twisting double layout. 13.433 (5.6, 7.833)

12:22 pm. Stefano Patron ITA PB: I didn’t see all of this but he hit everything I did see, no major mistakes and he stuck the piked double back. 14.533 (5.5, 9.033)

Antonios Tantalidis GRE FX: 12.866 (6.1, 7.066, -0.3)

Adam Steele IRL HB: 13.066 (4.6, 8.466)

12:21 pm. Ahmet Önder TUR VT: Kaz 1.5, a little piked an some loose legs, really deep landing and a big stumble back. 13.700

12:19 pm. Volodymyr Kostiuk UKR HB: One-arm front pirouette, hop full, Rybalko, Endo half, stalder half, one-arm giant, stalder, and a double double layout dismount, big lunge forward.

Nicola Bartolini ITA VT: Kaz 1.5, excellent in the air, a little short on the landing, hop forward. 14.466 (5.2, 9.266)

12:18 pm. Ahmet Önder TUR VT: We didn’t see this, hopefully we go back. 13.700

12:16 pm. Robert Tvorogal LTU PB: A little iffy on one of his transitions early on, caught a tuck salto half, one-arm pirouette, Tippelt was pretty smooth, arched over a handstand near the end and took his time holding on after he straightens out, stuck the double front dismount. That’s why you don’t rush! 14.433 (5.9, 8.533)

David Jessen CZE HB: 12.800 (5.3, 7.500)

12:15 pm. Pablo Brägger SUI VT: Kaz full, knees down aren’t the tightest form-wise, but a pretty good landing. 14.000 (4.8, 9.200)

12:14 pm. Nicola Bartolini ITA VT: I assume a Kaz 1.5, but we didn’t see it, 14.466 (5.2, 9.266)

Felix Remuta GER FX: 14.033 (5.6, 8.433)

Lukas Dauser GER HB: 12.100 (5.1, 7.000)

Ivan Tikhonov AZE PB: 13.766 (5.2, 8.566)

12:13 pm. Nikita Nagornyy RUS VT: Dragulescu, so close to being stuck, right foot moves a tiny bit in place pretty much. Form is good as far as Dragulescus go. 15.000 (5.6, 9.400)

12:12 pm. David Belyavskiy RUS VT: Kaz double, and it’s a ROUGH one…both in the form and the landing, I could feel his pain on that one but he’s fine. 14.166 (5.6, 8.666, -0.1)


1. Nikita Nagornyy RUS 43.532
2. David Belyavskiy RUS 42.599
3. Ahmet Önder TUR 42.566
4. Illia Kovtun UKR 41.932
5. Volodymyr Kostiuk UKR 41.700
6. Ilias Georgiou CYP 41.599
7. Ivan Tikhonov AZE 41.066
8. David Rumbutis SWE 40.991

12:07 pm. Joshua Nathan GBR VT: A bit rushed in his kaz 1.5, form not 100% there and neither is the landing, but he hit! 14.000

12:06 pm. I had to stop blogging for a second but I looked up just in time to see a DNS from Adem Asil on rings, and then the stream showed him walking out of the arena sooooooo kill me.

12:02 pm. Jake Jarman GBR HB: Off on his layout Tkachev. Looks a bit piked as he’s in the air so probably just not gonna get it from the start. I missed a little piece after he got back on, but saw all of his circle elements, fine on all, full-twisting double layout with a hop back. I forget how young he is…he’ll get there! 11.600

11:59 am. David Rumbutis SWE HB: Kovacs was good. No major issues on any of his swinging elements, lots of front giants, full-twisting double layout with a step back. 12.866 (4.8, 8.066)

Volodymyr Kostiuk UKR PB: 14.000 (6.4, 7.600)

11:57 am. Pablo Brägger SUI SR: L sit pressed to handstand, clean and solid, swings through to handstand, shaking a bit on this, double pike to double tuck up to handstand, step back on the double double. Good work. 13.100 (4.6, 8.500)

Antonios Tantalidis GRE HB: 12.466 (4.5, 7.966)

David Jessen CZE PB: 12.800 (4.9, 7.900)

11:56 am. Nicola Bartolini ITA SR: Wasn’t typing during this but he had a few struggles with strength throughout and then was short on the dismount, big hop back. 12.633 (4.3, 8.333)

Ilias Georgiou CYP HB: 13.733 (5.2, 8.533)

11:53 am. Nikita Nagornyy RUS SR: Iron cross, pike hang, double pike to double tuck to iron cross, opens his palms. Pike hang up to straddle planche, great handstand after, the next one is slightly muscled, double double with a tiny hop. 14.466 (6.0, 8.466), he’ll move into the AA lead almost a point ahead of Belyavskiy.

11:52 am. Lukas Dauser GER PB: Pirouette work is so quick and precise throughout. NOOOO, goes for a pirouette through to the single rail where lost his form while transitioning back to holding both bars, arches over and comes off. Big hop forward on the double front half. Well, hopefully he got that out of his system and will be good in the final. 13.900 (6.7, 7.200)

Felix Remuta GER HB: 11.633 (4.7, 6.933)

Joshua Nathan GBR VT: 14.000 (5.2, 8.900, -0.1)

11:51 am. Stefano Patron ITA VT: 13.833 (4.8, 9.033)

David Belyavskiy RUS SR: We didn’t see this, but it’s a rough score, 13.266 (5.7, 7.566)

11:49 am. Elias Koski FIN PB: Way arched over a handstand I think out of a basket but he fought like hell to pull it around. Had a straddle salto after, one-arm pirouette, swings down through to an L sit, presses to handstand, ugh, and a piked double back to his hands. 11.633 (5.5, 6.133)

Krisztian Balasz HUN VT: 13.633 (4.8, 8.833)

11:48 am. Robert Tvorogal LTU VT: Yesssss, stuck the heck out of his kaz full! 14.033 (4.8, 9.233)

Christian Baumann SUI HB: 13.966 (5.9, 8.066)

11:47 am. Ahmet Önder TUR SR: Iron cross, double pike to double tuck to iron cross, good control there. Straddle planche, maybe not held quite long enough, short on a handstand after as well but pulls it up. Double double with a small hop. 14.300 (6.0, 8.300)

Ivan Tikhonov AZE VT: 13.233 (5.6, 7.933, -0.3)

11:46 am. Illia Kovtun UKR VT: Kaz full, decent in the air until the last full twist where he loosens up a bit, step back. 13.966 (4.8, 9.166)


1. David Belyavskiy RUS 29.333
2. Nikita Nagornyy RUS 29.066
3. Jake Jarman GBR 28.599
4. Ahmet Önder TUR 28.266
5. David Rumbutis SWE 28.125
6. Illia Kovtun UKR 27.966
7. Ilias Georgiou CYP 27.866
8. Ivan Tikhonov AZE 27.833

11:40 am. Pablo Brägger SUI PH: A fall for him as well. Hit the rest but I had to refresh my browser so didn’t catch most. 12.266 (5.5, 6.766)

David Rumbutis SWE PB: 13.700 (5.2, 8.500)

11:38 am. Volodymyr Kostiuk UKR VT: Handspring double front with a hop forward, good. 14.300

Antonios Tantalidis GRE PB: 13.100 (4.0, 9.100)

11:37 am. Stefano Patron ITA SR: 13.133 (4.9, 8.233)

11:36 am. Nicola Bartolini ITA PH: His extension during his handstand pirouette!!!! THE TRANSITION DOWN TO FLAIRS!!!! BUT NOOOOOOOO, then he FELL, WHY. God that was gorgeous before that. Good recovery and beautiful dismount. 11.900 (4.8, 7.100)

11:35 am. Ilias Georgiou CYP PB: 14.100 (5.4, 8.700)

Krisztian Balazs HUN SR: 13.200 (5.0, 8.200)

11:32 am. Nikita Nagornyy RUS PH: Super high scissor to handstand, nice, one-arm circle on the single pommel, bends his hips a little before going into his traveling, and then as he reaches the other end of the horse, he pikes almost fully and almost slips with his butt grazing the horse, but it doesn’t phase him AT ALL, kind of like his high bar slip-up yesterday where most other gymnasts would have fallen (or at the very least, had to hang onto the bar for a second). Gets the dismount. 14.133 (6.1, 8.033)

Felix Remuta GER PB: 12.966 (5.7, 7.266)

Robert Tvorogal LTU SR: 13.366 (4.5, 8.866)

11:30 am. David Belyavskiy RUS PH: Good transitions early on and a smooth one-handed swing. Keeps his form tight while traveling and goes brilliantly into the dismount, that was perfection. 14.933 (6.4, 8.533)

Ivan Tikhonov AZE SR: 13.900 (5.9, 8.000)

Adam Steele IRL VT: Kaz 1.5, ugh, crashes it off of the mat. 12.766 (5.2, 7.866)

11:28 am. Christian Baumann SUI PB: He’s gonna keep going, yay. Ankles came apart on an early pirouette, but other than that he’s gorgeous. A little tentative as he moves to the single rail, Bhavsar, clean, Tippelt also well done, no muscling at all. Double front half-out with a hop back. 14.933 (6.4, 8.533)

Ahmet Önder TUR PH: 13.666 (5.4, 8.266)

Jake Jarman GBR PB: 13.866 (5.5, 8.366)

11:27 am. Illia Kovtun UKR SR: Straddle planche through to double tuck to double pike, I think meant to go to right to his L sit but he takes an extra swing between them. Double double with a small step forward. 13.233 (5.1, 8.133)

11:26 am. Lukas Dauser GER VT: Kaz half, tucks his knees a bit throughout.

Still no live scores, btw. I’m grabbing what I can from the screen but it’s hard because they go by so fast.

11:24 am. Adem Asil TUR PH: NOOOOO, scissor to handstand, walks the pirouette around but loses his leg form completely and comes off. Does it again and is fine, back down to scissor before going into his circles. Finishes well after that error. 12.566

11:22 am. Going into the second rotation now but we lost the live scoring again. Nagornyy is leading.

11:20 am. David Belyavskiy RUS FX: OOH, a double full-in for his opening pass, LOVE, second pass was a front full to front double full I think, then arabian double front half-out, 2.5 to front full stuck, basically to stag into the corner. Ankles go a bit wonky in the last half of his triple full but that was really strong. 14.400 (5.8, 8.600)

11:17 am. Nicola Bartolini ITA FX: Piked double front, hop forward. Double double, small hop back. 1.5 to front double full, good. 2.5 to front full really solid. Good triple full to finish, small hop back. So far the floor guys have been on fire.

Lukas Dauser GER SR: 13.433 (5.3, 8.133)

Antonios Tantalidis GRE VT: 14.600 (5.2, 9.400)

11:16 am. Vladimir Kostiuk UKR SR: Started out nicely, pike sit up to handstand, swinging a tiny bit on another hanstand after that, great rotation on his double double dismount, hop back.

Illia Kovtun UKR PH: 14.733 (6.3, 8.433)

11:!3 am. Nikita Nagornyy RUS FX: Piked double front half-out, front double full to double front, 2.5 to front full to Rudi, excellent. Double double, just hops his heels together. Solid double full. I always mis the entry in his last pass but pretty sure it was an arabian double front half-out. No triple pike from him today but DOES HE NEED IT? Nah. 14.933

11:09 am. Christian Baumann SUI VT: Goes for a kaz but misses the block completely, not sure if his hand was off or something or WHAT but he basically ended up barely getting a lift off the table and tucked himself as he twisted around before crash landing on his side. LORD. Got up quickly but JFC. Gets a 0.

11:07 am. Ahmet Önder TUR FX: Piked double front half-out is BEAUTIFUL. Front full to double front half-out, the tucks go a little low and long but he rotates them just fine. Double double also solid. 2.5 to barani is good, then a clean stuck double full side pass. Full-in for his last pass, small hop back, absolutely fab routine. 14.600 (6.0, 8.600)

Luka van den Keybus BEL SR: 12.766

11:05 am. No results coming up yet but I’ll post when they do.

Felix Remuta GER VT: Stuck the CRAAAAAP out of that kaz 1.5!!!!!! OKAY SIR.Pretty excellent in the air too. Just his chest slightly forward on the landing. 14.600 (5.2, 9.400)

11:03 am. Jake Jarman GBR VT: Kaz double full, tons of power, just took a step to the side.

11:00 am. Pablo Brägger SUI FX: Randi to start, then a solid double double. 1.5 to front double full after that. Double full side pass. 2.5 to front full. Clean triple with just a tiny hop to the side. Great routine.

10:57 am. Let the touch warm-ups begin!

6 thoughts on “2021 European Championships | Men’s All-Around Final Live Blog

  1. Pingback: 2021 European Championships | Men’s All-Around Final Live Blog – SportUpdates

    • noooo what happened with Kiki? Balázs Krisztián? he was going for his first 8O+ aa score and had it in his bags and maybe injured himself on floor? I hope it’s not serious, we want a medal for him on high bar…


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