Welcome to the live blog for qualifications at the 2022 Szombathely Challenge Cup, held in Szombathely, Hungary!
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2:33 pm. Here are all of the qualifiers!
1. Natalia Escalera MEX 13.283
2. Teja Belak SLO 13.033
3. Greta Mayer HUN 12.933
4. Addison Fatta USA 12.816
5. Tijana Korent CRO 12.816
6. Aneta Holasova CZE 12.766
7. Maisa Kuusikko FIN 12.566
8. Sara Surmanova SVK 12.383
1. Addison Fatta USA 13.500
2. Katelyn Jong USA 13.366
3. Zoja Szekely HUN 13.333
4. Natalia Escalera MEX 13.10
5. Sydney Turner CAN 12.900
6. Sara Sulekic CRO 12.500
7. Lilla Makai HUN 12.433
8. Maisa Kuusikko FIN 12.433
1. Sydney Turner CAN 13.400
2. Greta Mayer HUN 12.733
3. Barbora Mokosova SVK 12.533
4. Ada Hautala FIN 12.500
5. Lai Pin-Ju TWN 12.400
6. Maisa Kuusikko FIN 12.266
7. Lucie Trnkova CZE 12.233
8. Mirtill Makovits HUN 12.066
WAG Floor Exercise
1. Greta Mayer HUN 13.466
2. Katelyn Jong USA 13.466
3. Levi Jung-Ruivivar USA 13.200
4. Sydney Turner CAN 12.700
5. Aneta Holasova CZE 12.633
6. Paulina Campos MEX 12.300
7. Ada Hautala FIN 12.266
8. Natalia Escalera MEX 12.100
MAG Floor Exercise
1. Artem Dolgopyat ISR FX 15.150
2. Milad Karimi KAZ 14.650
3. Hiramatsu Koga JPN 14.450
4. Tang Chia-Hung TWN 14.250
5. Illia Kovtun UKR 14.250
6. Emata Azusa JPN 14.050
7. Dmitriy Patanin KAZ 13.950
8. Marcus Casamento AUS 13.550
1. Nariman Kurbanov KAZ 15.300
2. Ahmad Abu Al Soud JOR 14.700
3. Shiao Yu-Jan TWN 14.450
4. Xheni Dyrmishi AUT 14.300
5. Artem Dolgopyat ISR 14.300
– Vedant Sawant AUS 14.300
7. Hiramatsu Koga JPN 14.250
8. Ilia Liubimov ISR 14.200
1. Pavel Karnejenko GBR 14.250
2. Lin Guan-Yi TWN 14.250
3. Tanabe Soichiro JPN 14.150
4. Haruki Minori JPN 14.000
5. Vinzenz Höck AUT 13.950
6. Pantely Kolodii UKR 13.350
7. Hung Yuan-Hsi TWN 13.300
8. Adam Tobin GBR 13.250
1. Artem Dolgopyat ISR 14.600
2. Leandre Sauve CAN 14.250
3. Dmitriy Patanin KAZ 14.175
4. Tseng Wei-Sheng TWN 14.125
5. Dimitar Dimitrov BUL 14.075
6. Saleem Naghouj JOR 13.850
7. Yeh Cheng TWN 13.800
8. Pavel Gulidov ISR 13.775
1. Thierno Diallo ESP 14.550
2. Haruki Minori JPN 14.350
3. Tanabe Soichiro JPN 14.150
4. Illia Kovtun UKR 14.150
5. Krisztian Balazs HUN 13.950
6. Adam Tobin GBR 13.900
7. Pavel Karnejenko GBR 13.450
8. Hung Yuan-Hsi TWN 13.350
1. Tang Chia-Hung TWN 14.000
2. Yoshida Motomu JPN 13.950
3. Krisztofer Meszaros HUN 13.850
4. Krisztian Balazs HUN 13.650
5. Isaac Nuñez MEX 13.350
6. Yordan Aleksandrov BUL 13.350
7. Kiplin Smith AUS 13.300
8. Heath Thorpe AUS 13.250
1:59 pm. That’s everyone! I’ll share the qualifiers as soon as they’re posted.
1:54 pm. Sydney Turner CAN FX: Memmel turn, lunges out of it. Triple full! Lunge back. Front tuck through to 2.5 with a lunge forward into arabesque. Switch ring to switch full. Cool press handstand over into a choreo moment. Double wolf turn. Double pike was deep with a step to the side. Fabulous!
1:50 pm. Natalia Escalera MEX FX: Full-in, maybe a little short, step to the side. Double tuck with a little bounce back, switch leap to tour jeté half. Front layout full with a step and a bounce forward. Double pike with a lunge back, OOB. 12.100 (4.7, 7.700, -0.3 ND)
1:49 pm. Shoutout to this DJ playing the Vengaboys “Boom Boom Boom Boom” I’m yelling
1:47 pm. Paulina Campos MEX FX: They’re using a faraway camera for some reason so it’s kinda hard to see. Had a double pike and a double full, hop back. Looked like maybe a triple spin. Front layout full to finish
1:44 pm. Touch for the final rotation. I think just four routines to go.
1:41 pm. Nika Kukuljan Frleta CRO FX: Double tuck was landed well! 2.5 has a stumble in the landing and goes OOB. A little iffy in the position of her switch full. Stumbles around in the Memmel turn. Switch ring I think? to switch half. Front full with some leg form and a stumble, OOB.
1:40 pm. I feel like MAG is completely done?
1:38 pm. Maisa Kuusikko FIN FX: Double layout with a step back. Front layout through to double tuck, comes up a little short and puts her hands down. Double full, ends up tucking her knees a bit. Double wolf turn. Double pike, deep with a step forward.
1:35 pm. Ada Hautala FIN FX: Ooh, double straight jump! Front full through to double tuck, step back OOB. Hop L turn to switch full. Double pike, slightly deep with a hop forward. Split jump full. Kinda fell out of the double wolf turn, put a hand down for support behind her so I’d say that’s a fall.
1:31 pm. Aneta Holasova CZE FX: Memmel turn. Double layout, hop back. Nice air on that though. 1.5 to front pike with a small hop forward, maybe toes OOB. Switch leap to tour jeté half. Double tuck, some leg separation in the air but a solid landing. Switch half. Double pike with a hop. Really strong routine!
1:28 pm. Greta Mayer HUN FX: Split jump full. Full-out, nice!! Great landing there. Double pike also fantastic. Memmel turn, switch ring to switch full. 1.5 to front tuck was clean. Stuck the double tuck!!! OKAY!!!
1:23 pm. Mirtill Makovits HUN FX: Steps back on the double tuck. Double full with some ankle form and a hop. Big step forward on the front layout full. Back full at the end. 10.833 (4.2, 6.733, -0.1 ND)
1:21 pm. Little break in the action during a touch!
13.466 for Katelyn Jong on floor!
1:18 pm. Emilia Kulczynska POL FX: I missed the beginning of this one, front tuck through to…oof, not sure what she was going for, looked like she got lost and just did a back tuck but rolled back out of it. That was the end of the routine FYI.
1:13 pm. Ada Ogieglo POL FX: 2.5 with some ankle form. Split jump full. She’s already performing the heck out of this routine. Tuck half down the side. Split ring leap into the corner. Double tuck, hands down sadly. Switch down to a split on the mat, love that. Switch ring to switch half. Switch ring half.
1:10 pm. Levi Jung-Ruivivar USA FX: Triple wolf turn to start, good. Small bounce back on the double pike. 1.5 to front full, some iffy legs in both the separation and form on the latter. Lovely switch to switch half. Clean double tuck with a hop back.
1:07 pm. Haruki Minori JPN PB: Basket to handstand, adjusted on a couple of handstands out of pirouettes, Bhavsar, a little arched in the handstand after, Tippelt is strong, double front dismount with a small hop.
1:06 pm. Katelyn Jong is about to go on floor but I don’t think we’re going to see it, we’re still watching PB prep.
1:02 pm. Tanabe Soichiro JPN PB: Is Japan in blue? That’s very confusing for my brain, do they ever wear blue? Struggled to get a handstand out of a basket at the start, and also muscled a handstand pretty badly after that. Bhavsar was fine, clean handstand after, and Tippelt was pretty smooth. Was short going to the single rail, kip cast to handstand was a little bit of a struggle, double pike with a small hop. Okay, his teammates are in red/black so he’s just doing his own thing.
1:01 pm. Nikolett Szilagyi HUN FX: Had a full-in at the start and double pike at the end, was a good routine overall!
12:52 pm. Levi Jung-Ruivivar USA BB: Okay I must have fully zoned out because they showed her entire beam and I just simply did not see it. Thankfully someone sent me a video – layout stepout mount was great, wolf turn, off on the side aerial loso, switch leap with a wobble, doesn’t connect to split leap to sissone, front aerial to split jump, 1.5 dismount with a small step.
12:50 pm. Ooh, Barbora Mokosova with I think a 12.533 on beam? In that neighborhood, I only saw the score for a split second.
12:49 pm. Krisztian Balazs HUN HB: Tak half was a little late, layout Tkachev to straddle Tkachev, nice! Piked Tkachev, Rybalko finished in horizontal, Tak in L grip, inbar, stalder, hop full, right to vertical, and nearly sticks the full-twisting double layout!
12:46 pm. Krisztofer Meszaros HUN HB: Had a clean front full at the beginning, looked like a piked Kovacs, then a Kovacs, layout Tkachev, straddle Tkachev, stalder, blind change to L grip, Tak, really smooth swing today, double double layout with a good landing!
12:43 pm. A lot of muscled work in the PB set I just saw, I think it’s Mykyta Melnykov. Double front also came off SO low, a bit wild on the landing.
12:39 pm. Oh, I missed Levi Jung-Ruivivar’s beam! Noooo.
12:32 pm. Addison Fatta USA BB: Hit the wolf turn nicely, and then the jump series to bhs loso was nicely and quickly connected, but she unfortunately doesn’t have her footing on the loso and falls after a fight. Front aerial to straddle jump. Check on the side aerial. Switch side. Double full with a hop back. Nice recovery after the fall. 11.966 (4.9, 7.066)
Tina Zelcic CRO BB: 10.733 (4.8, 5.933)
12:28 pm. Ilia Liubimov ISR HB: Caught everything I saw, but I think we jumped in late. Hit nice positions on his circle elements, dismount landed slightly low with a step. 13.000 (4.8, 8.200)
12:27 pm. Lucie Trnkova CZE BB: 12.233 (4.7, 7.533)
12:25 pm. They heard my cries for high bar! Can’t see who this is but they had a Kolman, layout Tkachev, straddle Tkachev, German giants which finished in a really nice handstand, and a full-twisting double layout. Looks like Japan, he has everyone in his rotation group applauding for him. Possibly Yoshida Motomu. Yes, it was – 13.950 (5.8, 8.150)! Puts him in first.
12:22 pm. Yeh Cheng TWN VT: Kaz 1.5, form isn’t super strong and his landing is a bit deep with a lunge forward. We got cut off from the view of his second vault.
I don’t think we’ve seen a single high bar routine? Just one single Tkachev fall.
12:20 pm. Leandre Sauve CAN VT: Ooh, a nice Shewfelt, step to the side but that was very strong. Second vault is a kaz 1.5 with a step forward. Also great! He looks thrilled. HAHA he just did the cutest little clap for himself.
12:19 pm. Warmups for MAG right now, just saw Ng Ka Ki go for a tsuk double pike, but landed it really forward and dropped to his head, fun for everyone.
12:15 pm. Aneta Holasova CZE BB: Way off-center on her layout stepout mount, falls. Super solid on the bhs loso loso. Front aerial is strong, as was the jump series. Full Y turn had a balance check. Just a layout dismount, good landing.
12:08 pm. Sydney Turner CAN BB: Saw it from her jump series, which was good. Cross split jump half. Love the one-arm back handspring I think I saw into her dismount series, clean 1.5. 13.400 (5.5, 7.900)
Before her, Jessica Dowling had an 11.066 (4.5, 6.566).
I think that wraps up this rotation for beam. U.S. ladies should be in the next one.
12:04 pm. Krisztian Balazs HUN PB: Wasn’t typing during his set but it was a good one! Double front dismount to finish strong.
12:01 pm. Anna Gemza POL BB: Off on her flight series. The rest was hit, had a nice Korbut, and a double full dismount, just some ankle form and a step.
12:00 pm. A Ukrainian on high bar just missed a hand on a Tkachev and had a wild fall. Couldn’t see who it was from here.
Pavel Gulidov ISR PB: Saw some of this including a straddle salto and a hit double front dismount.
11:57 am. Ada Ogieglo POL BB: Front aerial to front handspring/walkover, side somi, cat leap jump series to a full turn right into the dismount, I couldn’t see it as someone on vault blocked her. Hit routine! 10.700 (4.0, 6.800, -0.1 ND)
11:53 am. Greta Mayer HUN BB: Bhs layout had a slight check, think it maybe also could have been piked. Switch leap. Side aerial was clean, as was the jump series. Switch ring and a great side somi. Really solid double tuck dismount. 12.733 (5.1, 7.633)
11:50 am. Mirtill Makovits HUN BB: Punch front mount, full turn, both good. Front aerial, side aerial to back handspring with a step back, switch to split jump, wobble on the side somi, switch leap, 1.5 dismount with a hop. 12.066 (4.5, 7.566)
11:45 am. Krisztofer Meszaros HUN VT: Handspring double front, sat it…sad but at least it was to his butt and not his neck.
11:41 am. Lai Pin-Ju TWN BB: Switch ring, bhs back tuck, front aerial to split ring jump, side aerial to split jump to straddle jump, side somi, rudi dismount with a hop to the side. Good work! 12.400 (4.8, 7.600)
11:40 am. Jorge Rubio ESP VT: Handspring double front directly to his neck. I legitimately screamed. He looks okay but thankfully isn’t vaulting again, and is being escorted out of the arena by medics.
Maisa Kuusikko FIN BB: 12.266 (5.0, 7.266)
11:37 am. Dimitar Dimitrov BUL VT: There was a weird camera cut right as he blocked for his first vault so I couldn’t see either the entry or what he was doing off the table but he hit! Second vault is a Yurchenko double, a little off-center with a hop back to the middle of the mat.
11:31 am. Natalia Escalera MEX BB: Switch leap mount, bhs loso loso, ugh, just a little off-center and she falls. Nice punch front. Cut away from her after that to watch p-bars warm-ups.
11:24 am. Paulina Campos MEX BB: Lovely layout stepout mount. Clean acro series, front aerial to split jump to back handspring, very nice. Switch with a low back leg to split jump, good side somi, cross split jump half was a bit short with a wobble, has a back roll for her low choreo, side aerial with a step back, goes for a tour jeté half but doesn’t quite get it around, fall. 1.5 with a hop. 11.500 (5.1, 6.500, -0.1)
11:23 am. Nikolett Szilagyi HUN BB: Exhibition routine. Does the press handstand with the arm lift, takes her a second to get there. Fell on I think a double wolf turn. Side aerial, switch leap to straddle jump, some foot form. Lovely bhs bhs loso! Wow, that was stunning. Front aerial to split jump was nice as well. Good side somi. Double tuck with a hop back. Well, aside from this fall this was a gorgeous routine. 11.933 (5.1, 6.833)
11:19 am. Moving to BB and FX for WAG and VT, PB, and HB for MAG!
11:13 am. Just lost the stream. A camera went down and we still had sound but then everything went to black. TRAGEDY!
11:12 am. Now this is a pommels blog apparently. We’re at a kind of faraway angle for this routine so I can’t see who it is, looks like Taiwan based on the leo. Just cut away from it but whoever it was had a fall.
11:09 am. Mykyta Melnykov UKR PH: Circles well on the single handle and transitions between the two well also. Russians between the handles got a little messy, and then the second half of his routine is all over the place with leg form. He stays moving, though, and hits!
11:07 am. Illia Kovtun UKR PH: Really quick and fluid on the Russians between the pommels into a transition to the end of the horse, but then got a bit wild as he circled out of a traveling elements and came flying off the end. Back on for Russians at the end of the horse, and then a good pirouette into the dismount.
11:05 am. Emilia Kulczynska POL UB: Good handstand before the toe half to a REALLY low and close Jaeger, caught her legs on the bars. Takes a second to settle down and continues with a bail to toe-on to toe shoot, caught close, good handstand before a short clear hip, blind full, and high double tuck with a hop back.
11:03 am. MAG is doing a touch warm-up for the next rotation now but WAG is still on bars. Having separate rotation start times for MAG and WAG feels so chaotic.
11:02 am. Anna Gemza POL UB: Maloney to bail to stalder to toe shoot, some hip form, big straddle Jaeger, bent her hips a bit to catch, stalder half was almost horizontal, blind full with some leg form, and a double tuck with a hop forward. She had some really nice moments there, especially with some toe point that she showed early in the routine!
10:59 am. Natalia Escalera MEX UB: Van Leeuwen, some ankle form, piked Jaeger, some leg form, Tkachev to Pak, a little arched, Maloney was a little low but she gets it into the Gienger, blind full to full-in, great landing!
10:57 am. Paulina Campos MEX UB: Cut to her just as she had a hard fall, looked like on a release. Pak was clean. Maloney with nice lift to a clear hip half, a little messy though, toe full, and a SUPER high full-out, but even though she got nice air on that, she twisted a bit too slow and landed low.
10:56 am. Botond Kardos HUN FX: Sat the front full to double front, hit the piked double front. Next pass was hit, think It was a randi but I missed the entry. Double full side pass. 2.5 comes out a bit short but still manages to land the front layout out of it. Oof, misses the set into what I assume was supposed to be a triple, ends up tucking it down and completely losing his leg form midway through. That looked like he got WAY lost in the air.
10:53 am. Krisztofer Meszaros HUN FX: 1.5 to piked double front, deep landing and a bit of a stumble back. Front full to double front, also deep and he sits it. Crying for days. Hands down on his double double. The applause on these landings hurts even more than the landings. Hit the rudi and then a whip to 2.5 with good landings. Small hop back on the triple full.
10:51 am. Good hit routines for both Zoja Szekely and Lilla Makai of Hungary! I couldn’t type for a second but nothing majorly wrong with either.
Dusan Djordjevic SRB FX: Only saw his last pass, a triple full with a step back.
10:48 am. I love that this stream is like “we’re WAG fans only” and forgot about MAG entirely. I mean, as long as I don’t have to watch rings…
10:42 am. Maisa Kuusikko FIN UB: Shaposh, oof, goes WAY too low and far and crashes it on her back. Tries it again into a Tkachev to Pak (a bit arched), toe full to Maloney to switch grip to Ezhova, van Leeuwen, double layout with some form and a small step.
10:41 am. Ada Hautala FIN UB: Off on the toe half right at the start. Think it was meant to be a toe full. Back on for a Jaeger, Hindorff, bail, arched over and came off. Double pike dismount looked really clean.
10:38 am. Addison Fatta USA UB: Piked Jaeger caught really close, toe full a little iffy to Pak, Maloney to Gienger, really weird pike and caught close, toe-on, double layout with a small hop.
10:34 am. Katelyn Jong USA UB: Nice handstand before the stalder full (leg form) to I think Chow to Pak, van Leeuwen (legs a bit wild), inbar to inbar half to piked Jaeger (leg form again), stalder, full-out with a hop back.
10:31 am. Warm-ups for the next bars group now, I spy Katelyn Jong! Oh, here’s Addison Fatta, caught a Jaeger, Pak, Maloney to Gienger, hopped off. She looks really rushed and piked down on a lot of that but it’s just warm-ups.
10:27 am. Sara Surmanova SVK UB: Straddle Jaeger, muscled around the half turn after, blind full, good landing on the double tuck.
10:25 am. Barbora Mokosova SVK UB: A little wild on the toe full, big flight on the Maloney but lots of hip form, right to the Pak to van Leeuwen, some leg form. Stalder to stalder half to piked Jaeger, some leg form there as well, layout dismount stuck.
10:22 am. Sydney Turner CAN UB: Toe-on to inbar half to piked Jaeger, toe full to Pak, misses the toe-on after that and has to pause for a moment before the Maloney to stalder half, double layout goes off a little low but the landing is solid. Looked REALLY good until those missed toes.
10:17 am. Aww, we’re missing Heath’s floor. I can hear “come on Heath” in the background. Saw a little leap in the bottom corner of the screen.
I guess bars are NEXT rotation? Or we’re just not seeing them.
10:19 am. Benedek Tomcsanyi HUN PH: Had a good Russians between the pommels, over the pommel, and at the end moment. Traveled well in circles, then legs came apart in another set of Russians at the end, good fight to get back in control into the dismount.
10:16 am. Hiramatsu Koga JPN PH: Wasn’t paying attention at the start but this was a big hit, legs got SUPER wild going into the dismount and I thought he was off for sure, but he snapped them together like “not today Satan” and finished strong.
10:13 am. Adam Tobin GBR FX: Hit the first pass, then a front full to barani. Lovely 2.5 to front layout and then runs straight into a punch rudi.
10:10 am. Daniel Zander AUT FX: Had a couple of steps on his last couple of passes, I think a 2.5 to finish, but we didn’t see the whole thing so not sure how the rest looked.
10:09 am. No idea who’s on rings right now but he was a little shaky in his set. New Zealand based on the singlets? The next to go was on the same team and he looked a bit tighter, just took a step on the dismount but everything in the interior looked pretty controlled.
10:03 am. Moving into the next rotation for the touch warm-up. I think the first WAG group will go on bars.
Okay the MAG floor lineup is SO wildly incorrect. They now have Heath in this group, so we didn’t miss him. But we may, given this stream isn’t showing everything.
10:02 am. Artem Dolgopyat with a 15.150 on floor!
10:01 am. Mateo Zugec CRO PH: Good scissor transition, Russians between the handles, he’s SO quick. Russians at the end, then travels in Russians. Legs get a little floppy in his circles, a little rushed into the dismount, but this routine had a ton of fast-paced everything and pretty good control.
9:57 am. Hiramatsu Koga JPN FX: Front full to randi. Double double stuck, clicks his heels together. 2.5 to floaty front layout. Just cut away from him. I think some things got switched around in the start lists because this looks really out of order?
9:55 am. Mathieu Csukassy CAN PH: Scissors looked a little stuck at times. Single handle work with a transition to both, bends his knees quite a bit while circling after. Hip angle is really closed and he eventually has to hop off. Some more hip and knee form throughout right until the dismount, which he gets. Just needs to tighten everything.
9:54 am. Aneta Holasova CZE VT: Yurchenko full with a lunge back, good power. Second vault is a tsuk layout with a hop back, not super tight in her form throughout but a good run for her overall.
9:52 am. Artem Dolgopyat ISR FX: Jumped in at his stuck double double. Sadly we missed Illia Kovtun and Heath Thorpe before him! Arabian double front half-out to finish, a little low with a hop forward. He looks really happy and just gave himself a little fist pump so I assume he hit the earlier part.
9:50 am. Natalia Escalera MEX VT: Only got to see part of her in the corner of the screen, it looked like she was doing a Yurchenko full potentially. But I saw like, shoulders up lol.
9:48 am. Benedek Tomcsanyi HUN SR: Had a good salto series into his straddle hold, where he kept wiggling his fingers while holding. I don’t know if that was to show off that he doesn’t need to grip the rings like crazy but it looked very silly and I loved it. Hit a double double dismount with a good landing.
9:42 am. Touch warm-ups for the third rotation happening now!
I’m wondering if Fatta either fell on her DTY or only did an FTY for her first vault? The tsuk tuck definitely held her back, but if she hit the DTY I think she’d still be ahead of Mayer instead of like, a tenth back.
9:41 am. They’re in between rotations right now. Tang leads floor with a 14.25, Kurbanov leads pommels with 15.3, Karnejenko leads rings with 14.25, and Mayer leads vault with 12.933.
9:33 am. Okay, I have start lists now so I’m going to live blog! I think Addison Fatta had a tsuk back tuck for her second vault but I didn’t see her first. Tijana Korent hit both a handspring layout half I believe, and then a Yurchenko full. Tang Chia-Hung also had really nice work on floor!
9:10 am. Nikolett Szilagyi HUN VT: She’s just doing an exhibition, a handspring front tuck.
9:06 am. The stream is really chaotic, with a bunch going on at once and then nothing for like, 10 minutes. I’m going to add updates when I can but this won’t be a typical live blog with as much structure I usually have.