2022 Mersin Challenge Cup | Event Finals Live Blog

Welcome to the live blog for the apparatus finals at the 2022 Mersin Challenge Cup, held in Mersin, Turkey!

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5:30 pm. Okay I stayed up all night for this meet and while waiting for the second half to begin I fell asleep for like 7 straight hours hahaha. Here are the results from the five I didn’t see!

Men’s Vault Final Standings

1. Gabriel Burtanete ROU 14.725
2. Leandre Sauve CAN 14.325
3. Tseng Wei-Sheng TWN 14.100
4. Saleem Naghouj JOR 13.975
5. Emil Akmejanov KAZ 13.700
6. Maximilliano Galicia MEX 13.600
7. Yeh Cheng TWN 13.325
8. Adem Asil TUR 6.825

Balance Beam Final Standings

1. Ana Barbosu ROU 13.950
2. Lai Pin-Ju TWN 12.900
3. Andreea Preda ROU 12.600
4. Barbora Mokosova SVK 12.200
5. Aida Bauyrzhanova KAZ 12.200
6. Lucija Hribar SLO 11.900
7. Viivi Nieminen FIN 11.200
8. Zala Trtnik SLO 10.750

Rings Final Standings

1. Adem Asil TUR 15.000
2. Lin Guan-Yi TWN 14.500
3. Ibrahim Colak TUR 14.400
4. Andrei Muntean ROU 13.850
5. Felix Blaquiere CAN 13.850
6. Razvan-Denis Marc ROU 12.700
7. David Huddleston BUL 12.400
8. Akseli Karsikas FIN 11.850

Women’s Floor Final Standings

1. Ana Barbosu ROU 12.900
2. Andreea Preda ROU 12.650
3. Sevgi Kayisoglu TUR 12.400
4. Aida Bauyrzhanova KAZ 12.300
5. Ruby Stacey GBR 12.300
6. Lai Pin-Ju TWN 12.150
7. Anastasija Ananjeva LAT 11.850
8. Lucija Hribar SLO 11.700

High Bar Final Standings

1. Robert Tvorogal LTU 14.350
2. Adem Asil TUR 14.050
3. Yordan Aleksandrov BUL 13.700
4. Ivan Dejanovic SRB 13.600
5. Razvan-Denis Marc ROU 13.550
6. Joshua Karnes USA 12.400
7. Felix Blaquiere CAN 12.200
8. Akseli Karsikas FIN 11.900

8:50 am. There will be a break before the second half of event finals…according to the schedule it looks like they’ll be back at 4:45 pm local time, which is 10:45 am ET.

8:44 am. Uneven Bars Final Standings

1. Ana Barbosu ROU 13.600
2. Jessica Dowling CAN 13.350
3. Barbora Mokosova SVK 13.100
4. Sevgi Kayisoglu TUR 13.000
5. Derin Tanriyasükür TUR 12.900
6. Sara Sulekic CRO 12.850
7. Zala Trtnik SLO 12.700
8. Andreea Preda ROU 12.250

Parallel Bars Final Standings

1. Ferhat Arican TUR 14.800
2. Robert Tvorogal LTU 14.550
3. Andrei Muntean ROU 14.400
4. David Huddleston BUL 14.150
5. Joshua Karnes USA 14.050
6. Sercan Demir TUR 14.000
7. Gabriel Burtanete ROU 13.900
8. Tomas Kuzmickas LTU 12.950

8:40 am. Andreea Preda ROU UB: Clear hip half was a bit late, to a low and long straddle Jaeger, catches it though. Huge Ray! Short handstand before the Pak, legs apart. Short handstand before the van Leeuwen, legs apart there as well. Toe full is late with leg form, and a double pike dismount with a small step. 12.250 (4.9, 7.350)

8:39 am. Robert Tvorogal LTU PB: Wasn’t typing but everything I saw was pretty good, until he arched over on a half pirouette near the end. Double front had a little hop. 14.550

8:37 am. Ana Barbosu ROU UB: Maloney to clear hip full, late, Shang, very nice! Ricna, also pretty nice, Pak, shaposh half, toe-on, blind change to front giant half, and a tiny hop on the full-in. 13.600 (5.9, 7.700)

8:36 am. David Huddleston BUL PB: Front pike to handstand, Makuts is a little slow and he arches over at the end, good handstand after that, a giant swing before the Endo, big straddle salto, catches and goes into a nice handstand, Tippelt had a slight bend in the hips, double front with a step back. 14.150 (5.7, 8.450)

8:34 am. Zala Trtnik SLO UB: Ray to Pak, van Leeuwen, blind change to front giant half, blind full, and a high, clean double tuck with a small step. 12.700 (4.5, 8.200)

8:32 am. Ferhat Arican TUR PB: Great handstand at the start, legs come apart in a pirouette with transitions between the bars, legs also wild in a pirouette right after, and he’s a little short on as well. Makuts is fine. One-arm pirouette also goes mostly well. Double front half is stuck. 14.800 (6.6, 8.200)

8:31 am. Barbora Mokosova SVK UB: Toe full was a bit weak, to Maloney to Pak, clean, to van Leeuwen, leg separation there. stalder was weird going into handstand, same with the stalder half, which she does into a straddle Jaeger, weird hip form before her back layout dismount. I said weird a lot here but yeah, her hip stuff WAS really weird today. 13.100 (5.1, 8.000) – that E seems a bit high

8:29 am. Joshua Karnes USA PB: Great handstand at the start, short on a cast to handstand after and walks back out of it, got the Makuts with no big issues but had a weird bobble on a handstand after, one-arm full pirouette was nice, giant swing into the Bhavsar, Tippelt, slight muscle there, double front with a hop back. 14.050 (6.0, 8.050)

8:28 am. Wrapping up the touch for the second half now!

8:24 am. Derin Tanriyasükür TUR UB: Toe full to Maloney to Pak, mostly nice, some slight bend in her hips, van Leeuwen with some leg form, blind change to piked Jaeger, toe half is a little short, and a stuck layout dismount. 12.900 (4.8, 8.100)

8:23 am. Tomas Kuzmickas LTU PB: Had a couple of weak moments in pirouettes at the beginning but the one-arm pirouette was nice. Tippelt, muscles it up then falls down into a planche before muscling it again, good save but that’ll be a big deduction. Piked double back, some bent knees and a hop. 12.950 (5.1, 7.850)

8:22 am. Sara Sulekic CRO UB: Ray, Pak, van Leeuwen with some ankle form, toe-on, stalder, blind change to front giant half, blind full, and dismounts with a clean back layout, landed well. 12.850 (4.5, 8.350)

8:20 am. Sercan Demir TUR PB: Front pike to handstand, half pirouette, half pirouette after was fine, Tippelt went up nicely, Bhavsar, Makuts had a form break mid-transition, double front dismount. 14.000 (5.5, 8.500)

8:18 am. Sevgi Kayisoglu TUR UB: Maloney to Pak, mostly clean, slight leg separation in the latter, very clean van Leeuwen, toe half to front giant to huge piked Jaeger, short on the front half, blind full to double tuck, small hop. Mostly very good! 13.000 (4.8, 8.200)

8:16 am. Andrei Muntean ROU PB: Nice slow press handstand to start, Makuts had a little bobble in it, the rest isn’t bad, Bhavsar got nice air, Tippelt was good at first but had a hand adjustment, piked double back with a hop. 14.400

8:14 am. Still having trouble with wordpress, I think it hates the Turkish VPN I’m using. I missed the first PB routine.

Gabriel Burtanete ROU PB: 13.900 (5.3, 8.600)

Jessica Dowling CAN UB: Toe half to straddle Jaeger, Ricna, blind full is a little rushed, Pak, van Leeuwen with some ankle form, good handstand before the stalder, and big distance on the tucked full-in, the camera was nowhere near her on the landing. Great cinematography. 13.350 (5.4, 7.950)

8:09 am. Women’s Vault Final Standings

1. Teja Belak SLO 13.875
2. Bilge Tarhan TUR 13.000
3. Tijana Korent CRO 12.875
4. Bengisu Yildiz TUR 12.725
5. Aida Bauyrzhanova KAZ 12.675
6. Viivi Nieminen FIN 12.500
7. Sara Surmanova SVK 12.075
8. Anastasija Ananjeva LAT 11.850

Pommel Horse Final Standings

1. Shiao Yu-Jan TWN 15.050
2. Ferhat Arican TUR 14.450
3. Radomir Sliz CZE 14.050
4. Pavel Titov FIN 13.450
5. Xheni Dyrmishi AUT 13.100
6. Onur Celik TUR 12.600
7. Vedant Sawant AUS 12.450
8. Joshua Karner USA 11.100

8:05 am. Tijana Korent CRO VT: Handspring front tuck half, doesn’t she usually do a full? The half was very strong, though. 12.800 (3.8, 9.000)

Yurchenko full is mostly clean and she even flares it out a bit! She is like, crying laughing while waiting for her score. 12.950 (4.2, 8.750)

12.875 will get her the bronze! Maybe laughing because she medaled with lower difficulty, it worked out for her!

Vedant Sawant AUS PH: I wasn’t typing again, still dealing with website issues but he had a few form breaks, including one big one that resulted in a fall. 12.450 (5.7, 6.750)

8:01 am. Bilge Tarhan TUR VT: Tiny hop on the Yurchenko full. Really strong! 13.150 (4.2, 8.950)

I didn’t see her second vault but she got a 12.850 to average a 13.000, currently second!

8:00 am. Shiao Yu-Jan TWN PH: Scissor work and Russians went well, traveled in Russians, hip form is mostly fine, Russians at the end of the horse, transitioned well into circles, travels in circles, and then goes up really smoothly into the handstand and pirouettes into the dismount. Great routine! 15.050 (6.1, 8.950)

7:56 am. Viivi Nieminen FIN VT: Okay this was supposed to be Tran Doan Quynh Nam but it absolutely was not her, looks like Nieminen came in as the reserve. Hit the tsuk tuck full to start. 12.500

Handspring front pike half landed with her chest down and a little bobble. 12.500 (4.0, 8.500)

12.500 average

7:54 am. Xheni Dyrmishi AUT PH: Okay now wordpress is freaking out and wasn’t letting me update but I did watch most of this even though I wasn’t typing. A mostly good routine, some hip form throughout, some rushed form near the end, nothing super serious though the dismount did look a bit short. 13.100 (5.1, 7.600)

7:53 am. We jumped back in really quickly and I didn’t know we were going, SO…

Pavel Titov FIN PH: Saw that this was a hit routine with no falls but didn’t see specifics or details! 13.350 (5.0, 8.350)

Bengisu Yildiz TUR VT: Yurchenko full, just saw that she hit. 12.950

Second vault is a tsuk tuck full, really strong landing! Just a tiny bounce. 12.500 (3.8, 8.700)

12.725 average

7:49 am. Going into the touch for the second half now.

7:46 am. Aida Bauyrzhanova KAZ VT: Tsuk layout, not super powerful, but gets it around with a bounce that looked to be in place. Some good stretch in that. 12.450

Yurchenko full for the second vault, some slight form deductions in the air but a good hit and she’s very happy! 12.900 (4.2, 8.700)

12.675 average

7:45 am. Onur Celik TUR PH: Scissors to handstand back down to scissors into his circles on both handles, transitions to one well, then does a couple of circles between the handle and horse. My stream is glitching so I missed some form there, hips are slightly piked while traveling, needs to clear the horse a bit more, but he smoothly makes his way through into the dismount. 12.600 (4.8, 7.800)

7:42 am. Anastasija Ananjeva LAT VT: Handspring front pike, nice in the air but deep on the landing. 11.700 (3.6, 8.200)

Second vault is a tsuk back pike, not bad in the air, small hop to the side. 12.000 (3.4, 8.600)

11.850 average

7:40 am. Joshua Karnes USA PH: Wasn’t typing for this but his flair work was WILD in a good way, so fast and controlled. Had a tougher time with his hips on some circles on the handles, also lost some leg form on the single handle, and ultimately came off. Ugh! Back on and he has more leg form issues on a circle element and ends up coming off again. Hit some flairs into a rushed dismount to finish. 11.100 (5.3, 5.800)

7:37 am. Sara Surmanova SVK VT: Handspring front half, hard to see what it was from the angle we had, but I’m gonna say pike? It was a bit messy and the landing was pretty rough, ends up with a stumble back and to the side, OOB.

Tsuk layout with a lunge back.

With two apparatuses going on at once now the broadcast forgot how to share scores. I’ll add them if they start showing them.

7:36 am. Ferhat Arican TUR PH: Nice work going between the flairs and then pirouettes in handstand, looks a little rushed at times which affects his hip angle more than anything else but overall this was a strong routine. 14.450 (5.8, 8.650)

7:34 am. Teja Belak SLO VT: Handspring front layout full, we had a front-on angle so it was hard to see her hip form but she had a really nice landing! Tiny bounce. In the replay her hips looked bent but not enough to downgrade. 14.000 (5.0, 9.000) – OKAY THEN

Yurchenko 1.5, similar landing to the first, tiny hop. She just won gold.

7:32 am. Radomir Sliz CZE PH: Nice scissor work, one-arm swing, his hip form is mostly nicely extended on his circles, just a tiny bend, Russians at the end of the horse right into a simple dismount straight out of the Russians, nice solid and clean set! 14.050 (5.6, 8.450)

7:31 am. Here are the lineups for the next events!

PH: Sliz, Arican, Karnes, Celik, Titov, Dyrmishi, Shiao, Sawant

WAG VT: Belak, Surmanova, Ananjeva, Bauyrzhanova, Yildiz, Tran, Tarhan, Korent

7:27 am. Men’s Floor Final Standings

1. Dmitriy Patanin KAZ 14.550
2. Adem Asil TUR 14.300
3. Tang Chia-Hung TWN 14.250
4. Lin Guan-Yi TWN 13.900
5. Marcus Casamento AUS 13.850
6. Andrei Muntean ROU 13.800
7. Nikolaj Bozic SLO 13.650
8. Leandre Sauve CAN 13.350

7:25 am. Adem Asil TUR FX: Front full to piked double front, hop forward. Front layout to double front with a hop forward. Double double, hop back. Arabian double front was a bit unsteady, hop forward. Half-in half-out I think to finish, good! 14.300

7:22 am. Tang Chia-Hung TWN FX: Arabian double front half with a hop back. Front full to front double full, small hop forward. 1.5 to front layout, stuck with a little bobble after. Stuck a clean double full. Triple full with some leg form and a small hop. He hasn’t looked as clean as usual in terms of his landings and some of his form but he’s still one of the cleanest guys out there. 14.250 (5.5, 8.750) – LMAO – with better landings would this have been like a 9.2+?!?!?! GIVE IT TO HIM.

7:19 am. Marcus Casamento AUS FX: Front double full to front layout, nice. Piked double front with a hop forward. Clean stuck double tuck. Beautiful series into his strength business. 2.5 to front tuck full, I didn’t see his next pass, and a good triple full to finish, small step back. 13.850 (5.4, 8.450) – third for now!

7:16 am. Leandre Sauve CAN FX: Double layout full-out, big hop back completely OOB. Double double, sticks it! 1.5 to front layout to front full, hop back on the double full down the side. Front double full to tucked barani, lands with his chest low. Triple full, some leg form and a hop back. 13.350 (5.4, 8.250, -0.3 ND)

7:15 am. Touch warmups for the second half are underway.

7:12 am. Lin Guan-Yi TWN FX: Piked double front half I think, the camera changed angles mid-pass (in the replay you can see he had pretty soft knees in the second flip), and then hit a front full to front double full. Tucked double front half, a little low with a hop. Flairs, clean double full, and a 2.5 with a large step forward to finish. 13.900 (5.4, 8.500)

7:07 am. Nikolaj Bozic SLO FX: Double front, slight cowboy and a hop. 3.5! Step to the side but awesome. Randi for his side pass, a bit rushed there, steps back to control it. Front double full to front layout. 2.5 to front full is done well. Triple full, chest down and a step back. 13.650 (5.5, 8.150)

7:04 am. Andrei Muntean ROU FX: Piked double front, stuck! Very strong. Double front also stuck!!! OKAY ANDREI. 2.5 to front layout, flares it but goes too far, lands with a foot OOB. Double double, tiny bounce back. Front full to tucked front full, a little unsteady on the landing. Triple full, large-ish step back. 13.800 (5.3, 8.600, -0.1 ND)

7:00 am. Dmitriy Patanin KAZ FX: Piked double front, clean with a small hop forward. Front full to double front, really nice rotation there, little bounce. Double double, tiny hop back. Clean and stuck double full. Front double full to tucked barani. 2.5 to front layout with a tiny hop forward, little balance check. Finishes with a triple full, some leg form and a hop. 14.550 (5.9, 8.650)

6:58 am. Touch warmup happening now.

Here’s the order:

Patanin, Muntean, Bozic, Lin, Sauve, Casamento, Tang, Asil

6:57 am. Wow, a look at the arena! Athletes are marching out for MAG floor as we speak.

6:55 am. We’re getting the intro now, thank the sweet lord.

6:53 am. Apparently the stream will start at 2 pm local time, or 7 am where I am (ET)…you know, because the FIG said 1:30 pm and the Turkish federation said 1:30 pm and the stream says 1:30 pm. So 2 pm makes sense.

6:41 am. It’s been 10 minutes of ads, unfortunately. Maybe they don’t want to show the touch warmups or something. Or they just want to annoy me at an hour that no one should be awake at on a Sunday or ever.

This Visit Turkey commercial with dudes on a boat that has been on for the past 5 minutes is making me never want to step foot in Turkey ever again.

6:32 am. The previous sports event is wrapping up on TRT SPOR, so I think gymnastics should be coming up in a second! Fingers crossed…

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