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11:29 am. High Bar Standings
1. David Vecsernyes HUN 14.250
2. Felix Dolci CAN 13.900
3. Robert Tvorogal LTU 13.750
4. Tomas Kuzmickas LTU 13.500
5. Hasan Bulut TUR 12.800
6. Illia Kovtun UKR 12.750
7. Milad Karimi KAZ 12.650
8. Krisztian Balazs HUN 12.600
11:24 am. Illia Kovtun UKR HB: Layout Tkachev to straddle Tkachev to mixed grip, one-arm front pirouette, Yamawaki, our view is really far away and straight-on so I have NO idea what happened there but he missed it?! Going back to watch again and it looks like he grabbed the bar but was still turning as he grabbed and couldn’t hold on. SUCH a weird fall. Back on for a tak full, a little late there, tak half, hop full, double double layout with a small bounce back. 12.750 (5.3, 7.450)
11:21 am. Felix Dolci CAN HB: Clean Yamawaki to Endo, one-arm front pirouette, tak half, huge clean Kolman, Kovacs is also great, straddle Tkachev, straddle Tkachev to mixed grip, stalder, MASSIVE full-twisting double layout! Stuck! FELIX! 13.900 (5.5, 8.400)
11:17 am. Krisztian Balazs HUN HB: Endo full, Kolman, legs go a bit messy in the air and he can’t get the catch, fall. Stalder Tkachev, layout Tkachev, layout Tkachev to mixed grip, straddle Tkachev to mixed grip, muscles out of it a bit, Rybalko, tak, hop full, and a clean full-twisting double layout with a small hop forward. 12.600 (5.5, 7.100)
11:14 am. Tomas Kuzmickas LTU HB: Front full pirouette, tak half, a little crooked, big layout Tkachev, big straddle Tkachev as well, then a straddle Tkachev to mixed grip, one-arm front pirouette, tak, stalder, full-twisting double layout, pikes it down a little and takes a step back. 13.500 (5.3, 8.200)
11:11 am. Hasan Bulut TUR HB: Tak half, straddle Tkachev, straddle Tkachev to mixed grip, tak, a little late, Endo full, Endo half, and a clean full-twisting double layout with a step back. Good work! 12.800 (4.6, 8.200)
11:08 am. Milad Karimi KAZ HB: Big Yamawaki, but then super wild coming out of the Cassina, no way he could’ve caught that. Kovacs to Kolman, wild legs on the latter but good catch. One-arm front pirouette, Endo full a little swayed and late, huuuuuge air on the double double layout. 12.650 (5.4, 7.250)
11:07 am. A million year wait for Vecsernyes’ score. Milad Karimi is up next!
11:01 am. David Vecsernyes HUN HB: Tak full, pretty solid, tak half is clean, Cassina, a little low maybe but no problems with it, Kolman, strong, straddle Tkachev, straddle Tkachev to mixed grip, one arm front pirouette, Endo, blind change to stalder, full-twisting layout over the bar, pikes it down a little in the air, but strong landing. 14.250 (5.8, 8.450)
10:59 am. Robert Tvorogal LTU HB: Endo full, tak half with wild legs, layout Tkachev to straddle Tkachev to mixed grip, Yamawaki, nice air there, layout Tkachev to mixed grip, tak can’t make it to handstand but he has no problem basically restructuring the routine from there, he’s not phased at all, stalder, clean full-twisting double layout with a hop. 13.750 (5.8, 7.950)
10:54 am. Women’s Floor Standings
1. Maria Ceplinschi ROU 12.900
2. Ana Derek CRO 12.850
3. Dorina Böczögö HUN 12.750
4. Anastasiia Bachynska UKR 12.650
5. Yana Fedorova UKR 12.450
6. Lucija Hribar SLO 12.250
7. Göksu Üctas Sanli TUR 12.200
8. Marlies Männersdorfer AUT 11.650
Rings Final Standings
1. Grigorii Klimentev RUS 14.800
2. William Emard CAN 14.750
3. Viktor Kalyuzhin RUS 14.300
4. Chris Kaji CAN 14.100
5. Mehmet Ayberk Kosak TUR 13.650
6. Benedek Tomcsanyi HUN 13.600
7. Nikita Simonov AZE 13.500
8. Krisztian Balazs HUN 13.400
10:48 am. Dorina Böczögö HUN FX: I missed the beginning but assume she did a double front. Double tuck was strong. Split jump full. Nice switch ring to split ring leap, Layout full to split jump. Tour jeté half. Double pike, step back. Excellent work! 12.750 (4.6, 8.150)
10:46 am. William Emard CAN SR: I missed a tiny bit at the beginning, planche was strong, saltos to maltese, down to iron cross, invert hang, iron cross, very strong last handstand before his double double dismount, tiny step back. Crushing it! 14.500 (6.0, 8.500)
10:44 am. Yana Fedorova UKR FX: Switch full, not a ton of control there, but not too bad. Double tuck, decent landing. Double L turn. Double full, two little steps back. Switch leap to switch half to split jump. Front full with steps forward.
10:42 am. Chris Kaji CAN SR: Maltese to invert hang to maltese to iron cross, invert hang pikes a little before swinging up to handstand, double pike to double tuck to iron cross, a little shaky on that hold, invert hang through to a strong handstand, full-twisting double layout with a hop. 14.100
10:40 am. Anastasiia Bachynska UKR FX: Tucked full-in, lots of leg form in the air, step back. Double pike was cleaner, but had a wild landing. Memmel turn. Switch ring to split ring leap. Front full with a big step forward, turns it into an arabesque. Switch half. Double tuck, small bounce back. 12.650 (4.9, 7.750)
10:38 am. Viktor Kalyuzhin RUS SR: Maltese to invert pike to maltese to iron cross, saltos through to iron cross, planche wiggles a bit, handstands were strong, double double dismount hand some leg form but a good landing.
10:37 am. Marlies Männersdorfer AUT FX: Came up short on her first pass, a double pike I think. 1.5 to barani, tucks her legs and has a big bounce back OOB. Switch half. Layout full.
10:35 am. Krisztian Balazs HUN SR: Hit everything at the beginning, had a nice straddle planche and iron cross, straddle hold, presses to handstand, arches over a little, double pike to double tuck to handstand, swinging a lot on the handstand after that, full-twisting double layout with a slight hop back. 13.400
10:33 am. Lucija Hribar SLO FX: Switch full into the corner before a double pike, stuck! Double full, step back to steady it. Split ring leap to switch ring. Rudi for her third pass. Popa to straddle jump. Good routine! 12.250
10:31 am. Nikita Simonov AZE SR: Planche, invert hang to maltese to invert hang, maltese to invert hang, tight handstand, planche to invert hang through to iron cross, pikes through to invert hang, double tuck to double pike up to handstand, shaking a bit there, full-twisting double layout, really low landing and looks like his hands almost touch the mat. Couldn’t see if they actually did or not. Yes, they did. 13.500 (6.1, 7.400)
10:29 am. Ana Derek CRO FX: Switch ring full to switch full, love it. Front tuck through to double tuck, slow in the double tuck and comes in a bit low, has to hop forward. Memmel turn, 2.5 with a step forward. Tour jeté full. Clean and solid double full. Split jump full at the end. 12.850 (5.0, 7.850)
10:27 am. Grigorii Klimentev RUS SR: Maltese to invert hang to maltese to invert hang, double pike to double tuck to planche, nice and high and tight, iron cross, swings through to a pike up to iron cross, handstand muscles a bit but he adjusts, full-twisting double layout with a big step forward. 14.800
10:25 am. Maria Ceplinschi ROU FX: We came into this routine just as she was finishing a leap. Double layout to open was a little low but gets it around no problem. Tucked full-in also SUPER low, I have no idea how she got that around. Switch ring, back foot was problematic, to switch full. Double tuck to front tuck, love that! Tour jeté half. Strong double pike to finish. If she can just get a bit more power on her first two passes this could be very strong! 12.900
10:23 am. Benedek Tomcsanyi HUN SR: Iron cross to invert pike up to a high straddle planche, a little swayed in a handstand after that, double pike to double tuck to straddle sit, wiggling his fingers, pressed to handstand, a little iffy but gets there, double double looked stuck! Good for him.
10:21 am. Göksu Üctas Sanli TUR FX: Hit a turn and a split ring leap at the start, then a double pike first pass, looked stuck! 1.5 to front full was good. Had another turn, triple maybe? Double tuck to finish, a little weak in the form and landing, but overall a strong hit routine. 12.200
10:20 am. Mehmet Ayberk Kosak TUR SR: Maltese to iron cross, invert pike to maltese, invert hang, dobule tuck, then swings through before the double pike, handstand, swinging a bit, full-in half-out double tuck dismount. 13.650
10:19 am. Beam Standings
1. Maria Ceplinschi ROU 12.750
2. Ana Derek CRO 12.600
3. Csenge Bacskay HUN 12.100
4. Anastasiia Bachynska UKR 12.000
5. Tjasa Kysselef SLO 11.700
6. Christina Zwicker CRO 11.200
7. Göksu Üctas Sanli TUR 10.400
8. Yelizaveta Hubareva UKR 10.250
10:18 am. No official results yet but Maria Ceplinschi won beam and William Emard won floor! I’ll post standings once we get them.
10:08 am. Tjasa Kysselef SLO BB: Front aerial to jump series, the straddle jump was very low. Side aerial, slight adjustment, front handspring, pauses into side somi. Switch leap, short with a wobble. Transverse split jump half, again short in the split. Hit something after that, back tuck I think? I turned away for a sec. Full turn. Front layout full dismount. 11.100 (4.0, 7.100)
10:06 am. Krisztofer Meszaros HUN VT: Handspring double front, super deep landing, butt and hands both touched the mat, so a fall. Good landing on the kaz full, mostly clean in the air, chest just slightly down on the landing.
10:04 am. Göksu Üctas Sanli TUR BB: Slipped on her switch leap mount and slips down the side of the beam, that looked like it hurt. Back on for a bhs back tuck, bent knees on the bhs. Transverse split jump half, break at the hips. Then a transverse straight jump full. Front aerial to split jump, little check. Good side aerial, split leap, comes off REALLY low into her front layout full so it’s not the strongest dismount but she still gets the landing. 10.400 (4.6, 5.800)
10:03 am. Ondrej Kalny CZE VT: Super clean Yurchenko double full. Stuck the landing.
Are we only seeing one of his vaults?!
10:00 am. Yelizaveta Hubareva UKR BB: I can’t tell if she’s hopping back up from a fall or if her mount is literally her just jumping up. Hit the wolf turn but then off on the bhs loso. Switch leap to split jump. Front handspring front tuck lands wildly but she hangs on. Good fight. Split leap to front aerial, pauses before a split jump, which is short. Double full with a hop. 10.250 (4.6, 4.650)
9:58 am. Felix Dolci CAN VT: Kaz double, leg form in the air is a bit twisted and his body shape isn’t fully laid out at times, comes in a little short for the landing and has to wildy bounce to the side.
Big handspring double front with a big step forward.
9:56 am. Christina Zwicker CRO BB: Switch leap mount, beautiful, then a leap right after. Side aerial, break at the hips. Switch leap to wolf jump, maybe a little short on the latter. Bhs loso, knees are a little soft, small wobble on the landing. Transverse straddle jump. Goes wild on her wolf turn and falls. Front aerial, bobble, bhs to layout full, good landing. 11.200 (4.7, 7.500)
9:54 am. Gabriel Burtanete ROU VT: Kaz 1.5, a little wild in the air and takes a big step forward on the landing. Just needs to tighten up his legs, mostly.
Handspring double front was better, good landing there, maybe just
9:52 am. Csenge Bacskay HUN BB: Loso mount, big break at the hips but saves it, goes a bit strong on her bhs loso and takes a big step back, switch leap to wolf jump, side somi, adjusts. transverse split jump half, good side aerial, full turn, big hop back on the double full dismount. 12.100
9:48 am. Dusan Dordevic SRB VT: Kaz 1.5, knees are bent right from the block, and a big step forward, but really strong effort!
Handspring rudi, again with the bent knees right when he blocks, and he’s pretty piked throughout, a couple of steps back on the landing.
9:46 am. Ana Derek CRO BB: Strong bhs loso, just the tiniest adjustment. Huge switch ring, swings her back leg through in an attempt to connect out of it and it causes her to wobble a bit. No connection, but does the switch half on its own. Full turn, front aerial to split jump to back handspring, excellent series. Side aerial with a small break at the hips. Sissone to wolf jump. Split leap to side somi, tiniest little adjustment. Came into her gainer tuck a bit weird and hesitant maybe? But no problems getting it around, solid landing. 12.500
9:44 am. William Emard CAN VT: Kaz 1.5, super tight form, beautiful in the air, stuck the landing, just BRILLIANT!
Second vault is a handspring double front with a tiny bounce forward. God he’s fantastic.
9:41 am. Maria Ceplinschi ROU BB: Candle mount, 1.5 wolf turn, split ring leap, positioning isn’t there, bhs loso, adjusts on the landings on both. Switch leap to split ring leap to split jump was a strong series. Punch front is solid. Split ring jump, couldn’t see what it looked like due to the camera being zoomed in, but hit with a tiny wobble. Switch half was fine. Double tuck with a great landing. Mostly a really strong routine. 12.750 (5.2, 7.550)
9:39 am. Milad Karimi KAZ VT: Handspring double front, cowboyed and a deep landing, but he sticks it!
Strong kaz 1.5 for his second vault, lands a hair short in rotation but not bad enough to devalue, some soft leg form in the air.
They’re only showing the vault scores for one of the vaults, not the averages, so I’m just going to ignore the vault scores entirely.
9:36 am. Anastasiia Bachynska UKR BB: Candle mount, front handspring front tuck, lands low and wobbles but corrects and holds on. Switch, slow to switch half, form isn’t quite there and she wobbles. Split jump, wobble. Front aerial to split ring jump to sissone, little things throughout, but not bad. Back handspring. Split leap to side aerial was strong. Switch ring, wildest landing ever and I have NO idea how she stayed on but she did. Full turn. Double tuck rotates slowly but she gets it around with her chest down and a small step. 11.650 (5.5, 6.150)
9:32 am. Ignacio Varas CHI VT: Kaz…I think he was going for a double? But doesn’t get the block he needs and crash lands facing sideways between the 1.5 and the double.
Second vault is a handspring rudi, pikes it down a bit and lands with his chest really far forward on the landing, small step forward. Not bad in the air, though!
9:28 am. Touch warm-ups are starting!
8:39 am. The next set of finals should begin in about 45 minutes. Check back in around 9:25 am ET!
8:29 am. Medal ceremonies for the first five events are happening now. Then I think there’s a short break before the next five events.
8:23 am. Uneven Bars Standings
1. Zoja Szekely HUN 13.300
2. Yelizaveta Hubareva UKR 12.550
3. Lucija Hribar SLO 12.500
4. Anastasiia Bachynska UKR 12.500
5. Sara Sulekic CRO 12.400
6. Christina Zwicker CRO 12.200
7. Ilayda Sahin TUR 11.900
8. Elvira Katsali GRE 9.000
P-Bars Final Standings
1. Illia Kovtun UKR 15.050
2. Viktor Kalyuzhin RUS 14.350
3. Henji Mboyo SUI 14.250
4. Felix Dolci CAN 14.250
5. Tommaso de Vecchis ITA 13.900
6. Tomas Kuzmickas LTU 13.300
7. Krisztian Balazs HUN 13.100
8. Kerem Sener TUR 12.150
8:16 am. Waiting for results but it should be Zoja Szekely for the bars win and Illia Kovtun for p-bars!
8:14 am. Zoja Szekely HUN UB: Big Tkachv to Pak (leg sep), Maloney (leg sep) to Gienger, good handstand before the blind change to piked Jaeger, good pike shape, blind change to toe full to full-in stuck! Excellent routine. 13.300 (5.5, 7.800)
8:12 am. Felix Dolci CAN PB: Clean handstand transitions at the start, arched over and walked his hands coming out of a transition from the single rail, straddle salto, Tippelt is clean, double front half-out stuck!
8:09 am. Yelizaveta Hubareva UKR UB: Stalder full I think, Komova II to Pak, flexed feet, Maloney with leg sep to gienger, low but catches with her arms far apart, legs apart on the blind change into the straddle Jaeger, late coming out of the handstand before the giants into her layout dismount. 12.550
8:07 am. Krisztian Balazs HUN PB: Big straddle salto, but loses his leg form throughout, short coming up to a handstand after and bent his knees on one after that, muscles up the Tippelt, double front half-out dismount comes in really low and drops to his knees. 13.100 (6.0, 7.100)
8:04 am. Elvira Katsali GRE UB: Maloney, looks clean at first but she tucks her legs and hits her feet on the low bar and then just drops down onto the mat, hard, Maloney to Pak, this time the Maloney was great, toe half, think it was meant to be a full, but she falls over and comes off again. Toe shoot to the high bar, blind change to front giant half, blind full, a little late, layout dismount, steps into the salute. 9.000 (3.7, 5.300)
8:03 am. Tommaso de Vecchis ITA PB: Pike up to handstand, one-arm pirouette to a strong handstand, basket to single rail handstand came up really short, tuck half salto, clean handstand after, pike hold, presses to handstand, piked double back with a hop forward. 13.900
8:02 am. Ilayda Sahin TUR UB: Maloney to Pak, slight leg separation, toe shoot, some foot form, short handstand before the blind full to Tkachev, blind change to Khorkina, REALLY low and almost touches the bar as she goes over, but somehow gets it, double pike dismount with a hop to the side. Pretty solid! 11.900 (4.6, 7.300)
7:59 am. Viktor Kalyuzhin RUS PB: Pike up to handstand, clean, lovely transition to the single rail and back, big straddle salto through to a pirouette, Bhavsar, he is doing SO well, Tippelt, one-arm pirouette to a perfect handstand, double front dismount with a hop. This was excellent!
7:57 am. Sara Sulekic CRO UB: Ray, Pak, really arched, nice handstand after, van Leeuwen, slight leg separation, toe-on to stalder to blind change to front giant half, blind full, layout dismount, stuck. Very nice! She won a medal on bars at junior Euros last year, FYI. 12.400 (4.5, 7.900)
7:56 am. Illia Kovtun UKR PB: Holds the first handstand forever, rough on the pirouette out of that though, pretty arched, most of the pirouettes have little things wrong with them, from handstand positions to hand adjustments to pretty much everything, a bit of a rough routine for him overall. Hit the dismount. 15.050 (6.4, 8.650)
This seems…high key nuts for what the routine looked like but go off?!
7:55 am. Anastasiia Bachynska UKR UB: Stalder to Maloney to Pak, nice, minor form issues. Van Leeuwen, a little crooked, but clean enough, toe full really late and she straddles her legs at the end, Tkachev, handstand out of it was short, blind change to piked Jaeger, goes a little low and long but still catches, toe half only makes it to horizontal, good landing on the double tuck. 12.500 (5.2, 7.300)
7:52 am. Tomas Kuzmickas LTU PB: Wasn’t typing for the most part but he moves very fluidly, held a handstand before his one-arm pirouette forever, but then came up short out of the next pirouette. Double pike dismount.
7:51 am. Lucija Hribar SLO UB: Toe half, arched, to front giant to huge straddle Jaeger, clean Pak, Maloney to bail is also very clean, to toe shoot, blind full, and a high clean double tuck. 12.500
7:49 am. Henji Mboyo SUI PB: Walked his hands around after an early pirouette, and rushed through several of his elements after that. Good one-arm pirouette before his Tippelt, seems to be cleaning up as he moves into the rhythm of the routine. Double pike dismount, a little low with a small step. 14.250 (5.9, 8.350)
7:48 pm. Christina Zwicker CRO UB: Pak, toe full, some leg separation, toe-on, arches over a little, to Ray back up to the high bar, blind change to straddle Jaeger, then a back tuck from handstand for her dismount. 12.200
7:47 am. Kerem Sener TUR PB: They started this really fast so I didn’t type through any of it, but he had a pretty strong routine until the dismount, which he unfortunately sat.
7:46 am. Women’s Vault Standings
1. Csenge Bacskay HUN 13.775
2. Tjasa Kysselef SLO 13.725
3. Agata Vostruchovaite LTU 13.575
4. Tijana Korent CRO 13.375
5. Dorina Böczögö HUN 13.350
6. Yana Fedorova UKR 13.150
7. Anastasiia Bachynska UKR 12.900
8. Cemre Kendirci TUR 12.875
Pommel Horse Standings
1. Ahmad Abu Al Soud JOR 14.650
2. Illia Kovtun UKR 14.650
3. Filip Ude 14.150
4. Matvei Petrov ALB 13.200
5. Robert Tvorogal LTU 13.100
6. Noe Seifert SUI 12.950
7. Hasan Bulut TUR 12.400
8. Jayson Rampersad CAN 12.300
7:36 am. Robert Tvorogal LTU PH: One-arm swing on the handle was nice. The rest was mostly clean. A good routine!
7:32 am. Agata Vostruchovaite LTU VT: Ooh, handspring front pike full, comes in a little hard, big step forward, but that was exciting. Pike is just really open and her knees are really bent, so idk what they’ll do with that in terms of awarding the correct value.
Huge tsuk full, tons of power! Not super controlled in the air or on the landing but love how strong she is.
7:31 am. Hasan Bulut TUR PH: Scissors to handstand, down to his circles, hip and leg form isn’t there, and has a significant leg form break on one of his circles. Gets more aggressive and a bit more clean as well as he travels, muscles up his handstand before the dismount. 12.400 (5.0, 7.400)
7:28 am. Cemre Kendirci TUR VT: FTY, considerably piked, short on the landing with a step to the side.
Tsuk tuck full for vault two, some leg separation throughout, and a hop back.
7:27 am. Illia Kovtun UKR PH: Good opening scissor work, Russians on the single handle, then between the two handles, he has a lot of level transitions and is very smooth at them, legs just came apart slightly in his handstand pirouette into the dismount but overall this was great. 14.650 (6.3, 8.350)
Same score as Abu Al Soud but Abu Al Soud will win the tie-break.
7:25 am. Tjasa Kysselef SLO VT: Yurchenko 1.5, tons of power, small hop forward. Some leg form throughout but really strong effort.
Handspring front tuck full, really strong, hop forward. I think it’s definitely coming down to her and Csenge again, but I think Tjasa had the stronger attempts.
Nope, I was wrong…13.725 average, and I think Bacskay had a 13.9. Hard to know without seeing the individual vault scores but I think it was probably Kysselef’s leg form in the Yurchenko that got her.
7:23 am. Filip Ude CRO PH: Scissors transition well into his circles, had a clean one-arm sing and travels nicely, works well on the single handle and goes into his handstand for the dismount from there, comes up a little rushed/short, but gets it around and hits.
7:21 am. Yana Fedorova UKR VT: FTY, knees and hips are bent, deep landing. Big step to the side OOB.
Handspring front tuck with a hop forward.
7:20 am. Ahmad Abu Al Soud JOR PH: Oh hey the men are back! They cut into this really fast so I wasn’t yet typing, but he hit everything I saw very well, and fist-pumped after. Yay! 14.650 (6.0, 8.650)
7:16 am. Anastasiia Bachynska UKR VT: FTY, a little bit of a soft body shape throughout, but she keeps her legs together for the most part, hop back on the landing.
Handspring front pike for the second vault, doesn’t get it fully around and bounces off of her heels to sit it.
7:14 am. Tijana Korent CRO VT: Handspring front pike half, a little wild as she goes through the half twist, and then has a big bounce back on the landing.
FTY is a little low, chest down and a small step on the landing. A little rushed in the air. But not bad.
7:11 am. Csenge Bacskay HUN VT: Yurchenko 1.5, really pushes forward on the landing after sitting her final warmup attempt, so she just has a hop forward, but overall nice…in the air, just some slight bend in her knees and hips.
Tsuk full, really aggressive on the block, but still has to pike down a little throughout. good landing.
7:09 am. Matvei Petrov ALB PH: They cut into this super fast so I missed a little at the beginning but everything looked good, handstand pirouettes down into the flairs went super smoothly, but then mid-travels in his flairs, he misses a hand and has to come off. Bummer. Back on basically for the dismount.
7:07 am. Dorina Böczögö HUN VT: FTY with a hop back, not bad, nothing exciting, but nothing problematic, just a slight pike before the landing. Leg form is mostly fine.
Second vault is a handspring front pike, good landing and good in the air.
7:04 am. Noe Seifert SUI PH: Starts smoothly with his scissors into his single handle circles, handstand pirouettes, comes down a bit short and hits his butt on the horse before falling back onto the mat. Ugh. Back on for flairs, and the rest goes really well, too bad about the fall. 12.950 (5.8, 7.150)
7:01 am. Warmups happening now for pommels and WAG vault.
6:58 am. Men’s Floor Standings
1. Felix Dolci CAN 14.850
2. Illia Kovtun UKR 14.400
3. William Emard CAN 14.200
4. Ondrej Kalny CZE 14.150
5. Krisztofer Meszaros HUN 14.100
6. Enkhtuvshin Damdindorj MGL 13.750
7. Viktor Kalyuzhin RUS 13.350
I didn’t see the score for Vannucchi so I’ll update once that gets posted!
6:52 am. Ondrej Kalny CZE FX: Triple double!!!! Small hop forward. Full-twisting double layout, hop back. Double double, good! Rudi side pass. Front double full to front full. 2.5 to barani. Triple full, lunges back out of it, but excellent work! 14.150 (6.0, 8.150)
6:49 am. William Emard CAN FX: Piked double front with a hop forward. Double double, a bit wild on the landing but good save. Front double full to front full is good. I think a 2.5 to rudi, the camera angle was weird and they changed cameras halfway through which is the dumbest. Arabian double front half-out, tiny bounce back. Triple full, a little deep, step forward. 14.200 (6.0, 8.200)
6:44 am. Enkhtuvshin Damdindorj MGL FX: Let’s go Mongolia!!! Piked double front, deep with a small hop back. Front double full to barani, small hop. 2.5 to rudi. 1.5 to barani. Double full is solid. Triple full, a little wild, but solid. Very strong and promising set! I hope we see him at worlds. 13.750 (5.3, 8.450)
6:41 am. Krisztofer Meszaros HUN FX: 2.5 to front double full, hop to the side but that 2.5 was GORGEOUS. Front layout to double front half, stuck! Nice. Front handspring to randi, a little short. 1.5 to rudi for his side pass. Double full is clean. Finishes with a triple full, little adjustment on the landing. 14.100 (5.9, 8.200)
6:39 am. Illia Kovtun UKR FX: I wasn’t typing for the first half of it but from memory I think he did a 3.5 to barani, then a 2.5 to front double full, and a randi. Arabian double front half out has a little stumble. Triple full to finish, a little short, just looked a little rushed throughout a lot of this routine but overall a hit. 14.400 (5.9, 8.500)
6:37 am. Felix Dolci CAN FX: Piked double front half-out. Double double, good landing. Front layout to randi, nice. Piked double front, stuck. Beautiful! 2.5 to front double full, he twists so fast. Triple full. Excellent routine! 14.850 (6.2, 8.650)
6:36 am. So far we’re not getting scores…oh now we are, but they only flashed it for a second and the coloring is SO hard to read (it was like red on a black background?!) so I didn’t even see the D/E breakdown.
6:33 am. Viktor Kalyuzhin RUS FX: Double double, hop back. Double front with a hop, couldn’t tell if it was piked or tucked from this angle. Front layout to double front, that one was tucked so I assume the first was piked, though his knee shape was very ambiguous in the second flip. 2.5 to barani, then a rudi side pass, his form is a bit rough. Arabian double front half-out with a step back, chest down. 13.350
6:30 am. Niccolo Vannucchi ITA FX: Double front half, stuck, clicks his heels together. Double double with a bounce and step back and his chest a bit low. Front double full to barani, good. 1.5 with bent knees weirdly, to a rudi. 2.5 to front full, good landing there, and form wasn’t bad! Triple full to finish comes up really short, lands in a lunge and takes a big step forward.