2022 Cottbus World Cup | Event Finals Day 2 Live Blog

Welcome to the live blog for the second day of event finals at the 2022 Cottbus World Cup, held in Cottbus, Germany!

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11:03 am. HIGH BAR FINAL STANDINGS

1. Brody Malone USA 14.700
2. Tin Srbic CRO 14.333
3. Alexander Myakinin ISR 14.100
4. Mathias Philippe FRA 13.666
5. Illia Kovtun UKR 13.400
6. Mitchell Morgans AUS 12.900
7. Nikolaos Iliopoulos GRE 12.766
8. Milad Karimi KAZ 12.633

11:00 am. Brody Malone USA HB: One arm front pirouette, clean Cassina, Kolman is strong, layout Tkachev to straddle Tkachev to piked Tkachev, damn okay!!! Blind change to L grip, tak full was a bit late, tak half a little as well, hop full, double double layout, some leg form and a hop back. 14.700 (6.3, 8.400)

He used to do two Tkachev combos for a total of four Tkachevs, and his D was 6.5, and now he just has the one combo with a total of three Tkachevs, D at 6.3. I don’t know what else was added or missing but I assume if he’s planning on doing the three connected and that gives him a 6.3, he’s probably working on something else to add in.

10:57 am. Mathias Philippe FRA HB: Tak half, layout Tkachev with some leg separation, inbar, stalder 1.5 was a little late, tak full, some form, Yamawaki a little close, hop full a little crooked, Rybalko, Endo, he’s doing EVERY circle element hahaha. Full-twisting double layout was lovely! Clean and stuck. 13.666 (5.6, 8.066)

10:55 am. Tin Srbic CRO HB: Kolman caught near his wrists, hop full, blind change, tak half, stalder straddle Tkachev to straddle Tkachv, layout Tkachev, he seems VERY rushed today, front giant full was weak, full-twisting double layout with a step back. Not his cleanest but got through it! 14.333 (5.7, 8.633)

10:52 am. Mitchell Morgans AUS HB: Tak half, not bad, but still a wee bit late, Cassina was a little iffy in the air and caught maybe a little close, Kovacs was better, layout Tkachev also a little high and close, had to muscle out of it, straddle Tkachev, hop full, blind change to full pirouette, tak, dismounts with a double double layout with a step back. 12.900 (5.8, 7.100)

10:47 am. Alexander Myakinin ISR HB: Tak full is pretty late, that’s the mood today, good catch on the Cassina, Kolman to Gaylord II, some leg separation on the latter, tak half, straddle Tkachev, hop full, stalder, and a full-twisting double layout, a little low but mostly clean. 14.100 (6.1, 8.000)

10:44 am. Milad Karimi KAZ HB: Clear hip, Cassina, wild legs, nice Kovacs, right into the Kolman but his timing is a little off and the skill gets a bit messy, he comes flying off. UGH. This is not his meet, he’s either just not done well or finished fourth on events where he has hit! Back on for L grip giants, tak half is a bit late, layout Tkachev, blind change, Endo full was horizontal when it finished, double double layout, some leg form but stuck. 12.633 (5.5, 7.133)

10:41 am. Illia Kovtun UKR HB: One-arm front giant, Yamawaki, stalder, stalder straddle Tkachev to straddle Tkachev, a little close on both I think, layout Tkachev, blind change to L grip, tak full was a bit late, tak half, better, hop full went a little crooked in the air, double double layout with a small hop. 13.400 (5.7, 7.700)

10:38 am. Nikolaos Iliopoulos GRE HB: Layout Tkachev, straddle Tkachev, blind change to L grip, tak full went wild and got messy, Endo full was a little late, tak half, a little short, stalder, full-twisting double layout with a small hop. 12.766 (4.8, 7.966)

10:25 am. WOMEN’S FLOOR FINAL STANDINGS

1. Alba Petisco ESP 12.900
2. Anastasiya Smantsar BLR 12.400
3. Tisha Volleman NED 12.133
4. Claudia Villalba ESP 12.000
5. Ada Ogieglo POL 11.733
6. Lucie Trnkova CZE 11.733
7. Aiyu Zhu GER 11.233
8. Lucija Hribar SLO 2.300

PARALLEL BARS FINAL STANDINGS

1. Illia Kovtun UKR 14.966
2. Mitchell Morgans AUS 14.733
3. Brody Malone USA 14.466
4. Glenn Trebing GER 14.300
5. Thierno Diallo ESP 14.200
6. Matteo Levantesi ITA 13.433
7. Mathias Philippe FRA 12.933
8. Ivan Tikhonov AZE 12.866

10:21 am. Brody Malone USA PB: Really quick and clean transitions at the start, so fluid with everything and his handstands are tight. Good work between the two bars as well. Every handstand is GOLD! Double pike with a hop back. A few little things but this was great. 14.466 (5.8, 8.666)

10:17 am. Alba Petisco ESP FX: Tucked full-in, strong, hop back. Arabian double front, little stumble. Switch leap to tour jeté half. Whip to double tuck was deep but she got out of it. Triple wolf turn was a bit wild, I think probably a quarter shy in rotation as well. Switch half into the corner. Double pike, a little low with a hop. Lots of little things in there but as a whole it was good. 12.900 (5.3, 7.600)

Aww, she looked so shocked and overjoyed when her score came in! Happy for her.

10:15 am. Mathias Philippe FRA PB: A little shaky at the start with a couple of elements, Healy from the single rail to both was good, leg form went WILD in a pirouette after that, though. Then he landed his bum on the bar coming down from another pirouette. Cleans up on the next couple of elements, and almost sticks the double front. 12.933 (5.7, 7.233)

10:11 am. Aiyu Zhu GER FX: She’s in a unitard! Good for her. Memmel turn to full turn, the Memmel wasn’t quite where it needed to be in terms of the leg I think, it was pretty low. Between L turn and Y turn. Double tuck is a bit cowboyed. 1.5 to front full, goes low and long in the latter and skids/sits it. Switch to switch half, nice on that. Double L turn to pirouette, nice. Falls back out of the double wolf turn but I don’t think they’ll count it as a fall. Double full, good. 11.233 (4.8, 6.533, -0.1)

10:09 am. Thierno Diallo ESP PB: Front pike up to handstand, nice and clean, a little iffy in a transition, adjusts back to handstand, quarter turn to the single rail has a little check, but everything else is going nicely, Bhavsar and Tippelt both strong, piked double back with a hop. 14.200 (5.9, 8.300)

10:06 am. Claudia Villalba ESP FX: High double pike, small bounce back. Double tuck also strong, small hop forward. Switch leap to switch half, good. Double full, some form in the air and on the landing. Full Y turn. Tour jeté half. Rudi at the end, nice! Switch ring before her ending pose. Good work! 12.000 (4.5, 7.500)

10:03 am. Matteo Levantesi ITA PB: Good pirouettes at the start, everything to a solid handstand except for one that was a little rushed. Healy was strong, giant before the Tippelt, then a Bhavsar, nice. Transition to the single rail, significant break, then he rushed into the double front dismount, stumbling it back and sitting it. 13.433 (6.2, 7.233)

9:59 am. Tisha Volleman NED FX: Quad turn to double turn, and she’s smiling literally at every part of them. When I’m in the middle of just a double my face is the Scream mask. Double tuck is super cowboyed, punches front out of it though! Memmel to illusion. Some typical Dutch tomfoolery with her choreo, love it. 1.5 to tucked barani, oof, comes into the punch really low and crashes it. Double L turn to full spin. Double full with a little hop. Cat leap through to switch half was a nice touch! 12.133 (5.0, 7.133)

9:54 am. Ivan Tikhonov AZE PB: Great handstand early on but think he had a slight hand adjustment, legs went a little wild on a half transition, front tuck half, handstand out of it arches over, half pirouette was bouncy but then went for a hop giant and missed his hands, fall. Ugh! Back on for the double front dismount, good landing. 12.866 (5.4, 7.466)

9:50 am. Anastasiya Smantsar BLR FX: Piked full-in came in a little low but she pulls up and is fine. A little shaky in the double wolf turn, switch leap to tour jeté half. Split jump full. 1.5 to front tuck, punches really low into the tuck and almost sits it, but doesn’t, still going to hurt her a bit. Switch full could be tighter. High double tuck, funny that her last pass had the best amplitude! Best of her landings. 12.400 (5.0, 7.400)

9:48 am. Glenn Trebing GER PB: Good first handstand, basket up to handstand after also good, salto up to handstand, one-arm transition to the single rail, great going back as well, 3/4 turn to the single rail with a kip cast to handstand, always a fave in my book, a few more pirouettes with great finishes in handstand, and a double pike with a good landing! Not the most difficult but VERY well done! 14.300 (5.5, 8.800)

9:44 am. Ana Ogieglo POL FX: Oh my GOODNESS she has “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” music and did a little Andrews Sisters boogie at the beginning complete with a salute and a march, I’m crying, adorable. This is gonan be so fun. Double tuck is strong. I LOVE THIS. She’s loving this!!! Split ring leap, iffy position. Double full with a hop back. Switch ring is better but also a little iffy, to split ring half, also not quite there with the ring. Has a switch ring half as well! ALL THE RINGS for this kid. Whether they get paid is another story…I think the first one looked good in slo mo and the rest were close but all had little things that made them look slightly off. Front pike half. 11.733 (4.3, 7.433)

9:42 am. Mitchell Morgans AUS PB: Basket to handstand, then again with a half turn, small adjustment, strong transition to the single rail, walks his hands after and then arches over the subsequent handstand, piked double back is stuck. 14.733 (6.1, 8.633)

9:38 am. Lucie Trnkova CZE FX: Good triple wolf turn. Double pike with a lunge back. Switch to tour jeté half. Double tuck, chest a bit forward and a little stumble. Split jump full. Front layout full with a big step forward. 11.733 (4.5, 7.233)

9:35 am. Illia Kovtun UKR PB: Great handstand at the start, lots of perfect transitions between the single and both rails, lots of difficult pirouette skills, he’s crushing it! I can’t even keep up. Arched and didn’t really hold one of the later pirouettes but this was fantastic overall. Great landing on the dismount. 14.966 (6.3, 8.666)

9:32 am. Lucija Hribar SLO FX: Tour jeté half into the corner before her first pass, then opens with a double pike, oh no, a hard fall right on her head. That was terrifying. Her hands KIND of braced her but didn’t absorb too much of the impact. Moves herself off of the mat and then stands up and salutes so she’s like, kind of okay but clearly not like, OKAY okay. Looks like everything kind of hurts her as she walks away and talks to her coach. Poor thing. Seeing medical now but she’s laughing so I’m glad she’s not seriously hurt. 2.300 (0.4, 8.400, -6.5)

9:17 pm. BEAM FINAL STANDINGS

1. Daniela Batrona UKR 13.200
2. Lucie Trnkova CZE 12.766
3. Anastasiya Smantsar BLR 12.666
4. Aiyu Zhu GER 12.533
5. Maria Tronrud NOR 12.100
6. Alba Petisco ESP 11.900
7. Mari Kanter NOR 11.566
8. Sanna Veerman NED 11.466

MEN’S VAULT FINAL STANDINGS

1. Artur Davtyan ARM 14.983
2. Nazar Chepurnyi UKR 14.600
3. Adem Asil TUR 14.583
4. Milad Karimi KAZ 14.500
5. Thomas Grasso ITA 14.383
6. Courtney Tulloch GBR 14.016
7. Artem Dolgopyat ISR 13.799
8. Yahor Sharamkou BLR 13.666

9:14 am. Yahor Sharamkou BLR VT: Kaz 1.5, minor form things in the air, a little tentative on the landing, step forward. 14.266 (5.2, 9.066)

Second vault is a handspring double front, really cowboyed in the air, and goes right to his bum. At least his feet went down first I guess. 13.066 (5.2, 7.866)

13.666 average

9:10 am. Mari Kanter NOR BB: Candle mount, wolf turn, very nice bhs loso, Kochetkova with a tiny bobble, switch to split leap, side aerial, tour jeté half, ugh, she’s off on that. Too bad, this was looking like it would go 8+ in E. Or at least high 7s. Norway is SO UNDERRATED on beam. Layout full dismount. 11.566 (4.5, 7.066)

9:07 am. Milad Karimi KAZ VT: Handspring double front with a step forward, pretty solid! Mostly the cowboying that’ll get him I think. 14.500 (5.2, 9.300)

Second vault is a kaz 1.5, this one is pretty nice in the air, knees get a little soft near the end, has to take a big crossover step on the landing. 14.500 (5.3, 9.300)

14.500 average

9:04 am. Daniela Batrona UKR BB: Layout stepout mount, bhs bhs loso is great, switch leap to switch half to split jump, nice. Switch ring, little bobble, full turn, lovely tour jeté, I wish we saw more of these on beam! Front aerial to split ring jump with a little bobble. Side aerial. Good double full dismount. 13.200 (5.5, 7.700)

9:01 am. Adem Asil TUR VT: Handspring double front pike half, comes down really low and has to take a giant leap forward to keep from putting his knee down. 14.666 (6.0, 8.666)

Second vault is a tsuk double pike, a lot better there, just a big step to the side OOB. 14.500 (5.6, 9.000, -0.1)

14.583 average

8:58 am. Alba Petisco BB: Layout stepout mount, full turn, punch front, a little forward, leg comes up. Sissone to wolf jump, bhs bhs loso with a little bobble, switch to switch half to back tuck, ugh, looked like she maybe missed a foot. Cross split jump half, side aerial, and a double tuck with a small hop, she looks so annoyed! 11.900 (5.5, 6.400)

8:55 am. Artur Davtyan ARM VT: Handspring randi with a little step to the side, but absolutely fab in the air! Maybe crossed ankles. 15.100 (5.6, 9.500)

Second vault is a handspring double front half, tighter form in the air than most, for the first flip at least, hop back to control it. 14.866 (5.6, 9.266)

14.983 average

8:50 am. Maria Tronrud NOR BB: Switch leap mount to switch leap to illusion turn, love that! Wobbled but such a cool series. Solid bhs loso. Tour jeté half, side aerial with a little check, side somi, gainer full off the end of the beam. Good work! 12.100 (4.6, 7.500)

8:45 am. Nazar Chepurnyi UKR VT: Handspring double front half, a bit deep, kind of an ankle cruncher of a landing…has to take a hop forward to stand it up. 14.400 (5.6, 8.800)

Second vault is a kaz double, really nice in the air, big lunge back. 14.800 (5.6, 9.200)

14.600 average

8:42 am. Lucie Trnkova CZE BB: Back handspring mount, bhs loso, both solid! Would be cool to see her connect those eventually. Strong triple wolf turn. Switch leap to split jump to straddle jump. Front aerial, side aerial, switch half, little wobble. Front layout full dismount. Good! 12.766 (5.1, 7.666)

8:39 am. Thomas Grasso ITA VT: Yurchenko triple! Big step back but loved seeing that, it was great otherwise. 14.766 (5.6, 9.166)

Second vault is a kaz 1.5, a little weaker in the air and he takes a big step to the side OOB. 14.000 (5.2, 8.900, -0.1)

14.383 average

8:36 am. Anastasiya Smantsar BLR BB: Layout stepout mount, clean. Grabs the beam after her double wolf turn. Switch leap to split jump to straddle jump. Leg up after the bhs loso, and again after a front aerial. Side aerial is clean. Switch half. Finishes with a double tuck, step back. Ambitious routine with potential! 12.666 (5.4, 7.266)

8:33 am. Courtney Tulloch GBR VT: Super powerful handspring double front half, a couple of big steps back out of it, including one that goes OOB. 14.466 (5.6, 8.966, -0.1)

Secon vault is his new one, the tsuk full-in double back tuck, gets his toes down a nanosecond before the rest of his body crashes down as well. 13.566 (6.0, 7.566)

14.016 average

8:30 am. Aiyu Zhu GER BB: Split leap mount into a leap series, clean bhs loso, front aerial with a wobble, double wolf turn is nice, side aerial with a break at the hips, double full dismount.

8:27 am. Artem Dolgopyat ISR VT: Kaz 1.5, looked clean in the air but came up short on the landing, ends up back on his heels and then rebounds to his bum. 13.266 (5.2, 8.066)

Second vault is a handspring double front, some cowboy in the air, with a big hop forward. 14.333 (5.2, 9.133)

13.799 average

8:22 am. Sanna Veerman NED BB: Strong punch front mount. Bhs loso with a step back and some windmill arms. Switch leap to full turn, break at the hips. Side aerial, another break at the hips, switch side, side somi with a big wobble, 1.5 dismount with a small hop. 11.466 (4.6, 6.966, -0.1)

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