2022 World Championships | Men’s Qualifications Subdivisions 3-6 Live Blog

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11:34 pm. Final Team Qualification Standings

1. Japan 260.695
2. Great Britain 252.793
3. United States 252.295
4. China 249.929
5. Italy 247.661
6. Spain 245.594
7. Brazil 245.394
8. South Korea 244.093

11:33 pm. Noah Kuavita went 13.4 on high bar!

11:32 pm. Ivan Tikhonov AZE FX: Front layout to randi, double layout was pretty deep with a lunge forward, front full to front double full, little stumble, stuck double full. Oof, whip to 2.5 ends up landing back on his heel and he sits it. Triple full then to his hands.

11:31 pm. Mathias Philippe with a 13.566 on rings, not bad! Rings have been super low here in general I think?

Dominick Cunningham goes 13.133 for a hit p-bars, Belgium struggling on high bar, but Luka van den Keybus goes 12.733, and Noah Kuavita did the triple back dismount based on the in-arena announcer.

11:28 pm. Leo Saladino brings in a 13.3 on rings. Pommels has been a little rough for Australia so far.

Only a 10.766 from Maxime Gentges on high bar.

11:27 pm. Krisztofer Meszaros HUN VT: I’m screaming. Kaz 1.5 and he came up a little short, putting his hand down. 12.833.

They came so close but they’re out. They move into 12th. Crying, screaming, throwing up!!!!

11:24 pm. They just showed rings for the first time but it was Cameron-Lie Bernard’s full-twisting double layout dismount so it’s allowed.

Botond Kardos HUN VT: Kaz full, much better, gets the landing.

Paul Degouy with a 13.2 on rings, Elias Koski with a 13.566 on p-bars, Takumi Onoshima with an 11.966 on high bar.

11:23 pm. Benedek Tomcsanyi HUN VT: Oof, kind of flies back out of what I think was supposed to be a kaz full. Just a 12.8 for him. Eeeeek.

11:21 pm. Krisztian Balazs HUN VT: Just a kaz half for him, he hits for a 13.166, doesn’t go super far from the table.

Carlos Yulo PHI FX: Caught it from the full-twisting double layout. Landed it well. Front layout I think to randi? We’re really zoomed out, hard to see twists. Casual triple full side pass. 1.5 to front double full after that, and he finishes with a 3.5, stuck! Wow.

11:18 pm. One rotation to go! Out of 36 today. Phew.

Hungary with a 39.6 on rings will need higher than a 41.321 on vault to break into the final. It’s doable!

France with a 38.999 on pommels would need above a 44.232 on rings to move into the final, with Belgium and Australia even further behind so I’m afraid it’s probably out of the cards for those three, but Hungary…I hope vault is what they’re capable of! Not that I want to kick South Korea out but…I really love this team.

11:17 pm. Balazs Kiss wraps up rings for Hungary with a 13.3.

11:15 pm. Noah Kuavita BEL PB: Giant swing before his Tippelt, a little adjustment there as he goes into handstand, kind of messy on a tuck half salto, the back salto after that was better, front straddle salto, really controlled on his one-arm pirouette, stuck the double front dismount. Bits and pieces to take away from in there but it also had its golden moments.

Before him, Takumi Onoshima got a 13.533.

11:13 pm. Benjamin Osberger FRA PH: Hit everything I saw but only saw the first half. 13.3

Clay Mason Stephens AUS FX: Piked double front, deep but feet didn’t move. Front full to double front, also deep, hop back this time. Double double, a little forward on the landing, hop. 2.5, punches out really low and does a front tuck to his back, pulls his head in really fast thankfully. Double full, and then an arabian double front to finish, pretty deep on that landing as well. 12.2

11:12 pm. Robert Kirmes FIN VT: Kaz full with a step to the side, looked like OOB? But nope! 13.8

Krisztofer Meszaros with a 13.1 on rings, Leo Saladino with a 12.933 on pommels.

11:11 pm. Luka van den Keybus BEL PB: Only saw the double front dismount but it was stuck! 14.333

Carlos Yulo PHI HB: Again only saw the dismount, also stuck, double double layout!

11:10 pm. Heath Thorpe AUS FX: We missed the beginning so we could watch someone chalk up. Whip to front double full to punch front I think, takes a step back on that. Deep on the last pass. 12.7

Paul Degouy with a 12.166 on pommels.

11:09 pm. They just cut to Ewan McAteer for the run of his second vault, cut away for the block and stuff in the air, and cut back for the landing. How gymnastics should be covered! Keep us guessing.

11:06 pm. James Bacueti AUS FX: I saw it from the randi, not bad. 2.5 to front full landed on his toes, possibly OOB. Hard to see. Russians looked like they were moving at lightning speed. Clean double full. Triple full with a step back. 13.033

Dominick Cunningham went 13.333 on vault, assuming he downgraded?

Oh, Ewan McAteer is here, I guess only focusing on vault? I didn’t see him anywhere else.

Krisztian Balazs goes 12.8 on rings.

11:05 pm. Hungary stays in the game with a 38.865 on pommels, while France comes in with a 39.865 on floor, lower than they’re capable of but it’s been a bit of a rough night for them. Australia makes up a lot of ground on high bar with a 41.932, while Belgium does the same on vault with a 42.366.

11:02 pm. Tyson Bull AUS HB: Wasn’t typing during this as we jumped in a second late but it was a big hit, and didn’t he just have like, a broken back or something? I feel like he got injured in podium training and they were looking into whether he had a broken back. Terrifying. Didn’t look like it tonight.

11:00 pm. Carlos Yulo with a 15.3 on p-bars! That’s fourth best!

10:58 pm. Benjamin Osberger FRA FX: Randi and double double were both solid. I think a 2.5 to front layout to front full for the third pass? Really pretty and stuck double full down the side. 1.5 to front tuck full, and then a triple full to finish.

13.033 for Benedek Tomcsanyi on pommels, followed by a 12.466 from Krisztofer Meszaros.

10:56 pm. Leo Saladino FRA FX: Only showed one of his passes, which was OOB. 13.066

Mitchell Morgans AUS HB: Tak half was late, like 45 degrees short, Cassina with really wild legs, honestly shocked he caught that, Kovacs to Kolman, whoooaaaaaa, piked Tkachev, straddle Tkachev, hop full, Tak, gets the double double layout around and lands it! 14.333 is 8th!

10:54 pm. I don’t think this stream has shown a single rings routine all day and you know what? I’m okay with that!

Just cut away from pommels right as Benedek Tomcsanyi started. Before him, Balazs Kiss got a 13.366.

10:53 pm. Can’t tell who’s on floor now, Mathias Philippe? Oh yes they just zoomed in. He sat his first pass.

Noah Kuavita had a solid vault for a 14.3, and Luka van den Keybus just hit a really nice kaz 1.5 with a hop. Ooh, 14.5!

10:51 pm. Paul Degouy FRA FX: Sat his arabian double front at the end just when I was about to say “he’s having a pretty good day.”

10:48 pm. Hungary keeps building, putting up a 41.565 on floor, dropping a low 13 from Balazs.

France with a 38.232 on high bar, their highest was a 13.566 from Paul Degouy, otherwise counting scores in the 12s.

Australia with a 38.9 on p-bars and Belgium with a 38.366 on rings.

10:47 pm. Wrapped up the rotation with a hit from Krisztofer Meszaros on floor for a 14.233!

10:45 pm. Carlos Yulo PHI VT: First vault was the handspring double front pike half, came in really low after the twist and landed really deep with his chest at his knees. Still went 14.733 (6.0, 8.833, -0.1) – probably because it’s pretty nice in the air.

We didn’t see Yulo’s second vault on the stream, but it looks like a good one – 14.966 (5.6, 9.366) – a 14.849 average puts him in second place behind only Artur Davtyan! No two people I want on this podium more.

10:43 pm. Mathias Philippe FRA HB: Came back to him as he was remounting and getting some words from a coach. Hit the rest after getting back on but I think this was an overall rough rotation.

10:41 pm. Krisztian Balazs HUN FX: Caught it from a punch layout out of one line, hit a double full after that.

10:39 pm. Dominick Cunningham IRL PH: Scissors into his circles, moving well on both handles, then swings on one for a sec, travels in Russians, we cut away after that. 12.033

Ivan Tikhonov AZE VT: Hit the Yurchenko double pike!

Only an 11.733 for Noah Kuavita on rings.

Botond Kardos with a 13.866 on floor!

10:37 pm. Leo Saladino FRA HB: Saw most of this routine from a distance, everything looked hit, I only missed the dismount. 12.633

Elias Koski FIN PH: 12.133

Luka van den Keybus BEL SR: 12.800

Leandro Peña DOM VT: Looked like his first vault was a bit rough, averaged a 13.583

Heath Thorpe AUS PB: Only saw his dismount, which was hit. 12.6

10:35 pm. Benedek Tomcsanyi HUN FX: Hit a front full to double front, pretty cowboyed, then the next couple of passes, the third was a front double full IIRC. Stuck the double full side pass. Good 2.5 to front layout, little bounce. Small step on the triple full. Good routine! 13.466

10:32 pm. Hungary comes up short of its potential on high bar with a 39.833, while France hit p-bars for a 41.499, Australia went 41.466 on vault, and Belgium struggled on pommels with a 36.299.

10:29 pm. Krisztian Balazs HUN HB: Only saw a couple of swings and a full-twisting double layout at the very end but he looked happy!

Only 12.966 for Cameron-Lie Bernard on p-bars.

10:27 pm. Ugh, just a 12.366 for Krisztofer Meszaros on high bar. 😦

Carlos Yulo hit rings btw! I forgot his score but it was a low 14.

10:26 pm. Dominick Cunningham IRL FX: Small hop on the piked double front. Double double with a little shuffle back. Whip half to front double full. 2.5 to front layout side pass. Looked like an arabian double front half next, and then a triple full with a step back. Good work! 13.8

Leo Saladino with a 13.966 on p-bars.

10:22 pm. Botond Kardos HUN HB: Tak full, layout Tkachev, straddle Tkachev, cut away but I can see some circle skills in the background, Endo, back around for giants, and cut away again before the dismount.

James Bacueti AUS VT: Handspring double front half, a bit rough on the twist and lands it quite low, couldn’t see if his knees hit the mat but it was close. Oh yeah, they did. 13.100

Second vault is a kaz double full, has to squeeze it around, really deep on the landing again but not a fall. 14.400 there.

Averages a 13.750.

10:20 pm. Heath Thorpe AUS VT: Shewfelt, very nice in the air! Great landing, too, small hop. 14.433

10:19 pm. Elias Koski FIN FX: Whip to double full at the start. Front layout to front double full. Clean double tuck with a tiny bounce. Side pass is a 2.5. Triple full, slightly deep with a lunge back OOB.

Clay Mason Stephens AUS VT: Could see him hit in the background, 13.933

10:16 pm. Hungary gets off to a smashing start on p-bars with a 42.999, led by Meszaros with 14.5 and Balazs with 14.533! France follows with a 41.266 on vault though unfortunately had to drop Saladino’s score.

10:14 pm. First real look at Hungary was a solid double front dismount from Krisztian Balazs just now.

Before him Krisztofer Meszaros earned a 14.5!

Only an 11.866 for Mitchell Morgans on rings.

Takumi Onoshima with a 13.566 on floor – great rotation for Belgiium!

10:10 pm. Luka van den Keybus BEL FX: Piked double front and front full to double front both landed well. 2.5 to front layout also good. 13.700

10:07 pm. Paul Degouy FRA VT: Kaz 1.5, a little rough around the edges, but gets it to his feet. 14.1

Leo Saladino FRA VT: Think he also did a Kaz half, or something similar, we cut in after he had blocked so it was hard to tell, landed it, but think he must have balked something because this is not what he does? Ugh, and he doesn’t go for his second vault.

Carlos Yulo PHI PH: Off right when we cut over to him. Everything else hit after remounting.

10:07 pm. Only saw one of the Irish guys some out (Dominick Cunningham) and Ewan McAteer just showed up as DNS on the live scores.

10:06 pm. Cameron-Lie Bernard FRA VT: 13.500

Benjamin Osberger FRA VT: 13.666

Heath Thorpe AUS SR: 12.700

10:04 pm. Maxime Gentges BEL FX: Hit the first couple of passes and a layout side pass. Arabian double front at the end was deep with some steps back. 13.066

9:35 pm. Subdivision 5 Team Standings

1. Japan 260.695
2. Great Britain 252.793
3. United States 252.295
4. China 249.929
5. Italy 247.661
6. Spain 245.594
7. Brazil 245.394
8. South Korea 244.093
9. Germany 243.292
10. Canada 242.962
11. Turkey 242.828
12. Netherlands 242.060

9:32 pm. Really nice floor just now from Mohamed Afify!

Nils Dunkel kinda saves pommels for Germany with a 14.166!

And Ferhat Arican only goes 12.933 on high bar. Turkey is in 11th. 😦

9:29 pm. Just a 12.066 (4.6, 7.466) for Ahmet Önder on high bar. With one routine to go, they’re in 12th, and more than two points back from 8th, eeeeee.

9:28 pm. Omar Mohamed EGY FX: Caught it at the 2.5 to front layout, nice. Also had a strong full-in, oh that was his last pass. Well, again, what I SAW was good. 13.733!

Glenn Trebing goes 12.166 on pommels.

9:27 pm. Sofus Heggemesnes NOR VT: Got to see him hit a kaz 1.5, a little deep on the landing, but otherwise nice! 14.433, and we also got to see him celebrating after, he is the best human.

Phew, 13.566 for Adem Asil on high bar!!!

9:25 pm. Ahmed Abdelrahman EGY FX: Big wild OOBs on his first two passes, then a step OOB on the piked double front. Arabian double front also with a big step OOB. His ND score is going to be like, -0.8 at least from my count. They cut away after that.

Lukas Dauser with a 12.233 on pommels, Hung Yuan-Hsi with 13.366 on rings, Georgios Angonas with 13.866 on vault, Lais Najjar with 13.333 on p-bars, Mehmet Ayberk Kosak with 11.866 on high bar.

9:23 pm. Andreas Toba kicks off pommels with a 13.433.

Turkey being at a 204 with one rotation to go is about two points higher than Italy was at the same point in time so I think they should be pretty safe but I’m terrified to look at high bar.

9:22 pm. Abdelrahman Abdelhaleem EGY FX: Solid piked double front. Front full to front double full, some leg form. Hit a 2.5 with a lunge forward at the end.

9:19 pm. Turkey with a 41.199 on p-bars again far underperforming, but at least they had that 15.2 from Arican. Still have to count a 13.466 and a 12.533, though.

Germany goes 39.665 on floor, Egypt 38.265 on high bar, and Taiwan 38.3 on pommels.

9:16 pm. Ferhat Arican TUR PB: Hit everything pretty well in the first half, just had a few hand adjustments here and there. Great handstands though.

My feed froze and I didn’t realize it and I was like wow he’s holding this handstand for like 10 seconds, show off sir. Oop, it’s not a stream thing, it’s a my internet thing. So I missed the rest. Awaiting his score…ooh, a good one! 15.2

9:14 pm. Glenn Trebing GER FX: Cut in as he was hitting a 2.5 to front tuck, then a triple full at the end with a deep hop back. 12.833

Just an 11.933 for Mehmet Ayberk Kosak on p-bars, I’m getting scared hehe.

9:12 pm. Think Adem Asil had a miss on p-bars…came off looking bummed and annoyed, and then his score came in at 12.533. Of course, didn’t see the routine, just the very end.

Omar Mohamed just had a REALLY hard fall onto his back after slipping off of high bar. Back on for some Tkachevs, hop full, stalder, and full-twisting double layout with a little hop. 11.7

9:10 pm. Lukas Dauser GER FX: Piked double front, front double full to front layout, 2.5, I think he punched out? But I’ve already forgotten. Back layout side pass. 1.5 to front full. Triple full with a hop back. 13.666

9:08 pm. Yunus Gündogdu with a 13.466 on p-bars.

Ahmed Abdelrahman EGY HB: Tak was a bit muscled around, to Endo half, layout Tkachev, straddle Tkachev to stalder, full-twisting double layout, almost stuck, waved his arms a bit. Love that the construction of his routine is like the opposite of everyone else’s, with circle skills at the beginning and then releases.

9:07 pm. Abderrazak Nasser MAR VT: Kaz full went a bit deep on the landing. 13.7

Before him Lais Najjar went 13.5 (4.4, 9.100).

Sofus Heggemsnes with a 13.233 for a clean rings!

9:05 pm. Nils Dunkel GER FX: Cut into this late. Just saw the triple full at the end, which had a big lunge back OOB. 13.166

9:02 pm. Turkey goes 41.832 on vault, again, not a best case scenario here for them. They still lead the current group of teams, after Germany only got a 36.966 on high bar, while Egypt got a 39.266 on p-bars and Taiwan got a 37.865 on floor, it looks like they only put three up and had to count Lin’s 10.366 which is sad. Thank goodness for Tang Chia-Hung’s 14.166.

9:00 pm. Lukas Dauser with a 12.133 on high bar…

Omar Mohammed went 13.866 on p-bars which is pretty solid!

Just a 12.966 for Mehmet Ayberk Kosak on vault, I assume he did a Kaz full.

8:57 pm. Ahmet Önder was back for vault and hit for a 13.866!

Adem Asil TUR VT: Handspring front double pike, only saw the tail end of it as we cut in, but it didn’t look terrible to me, only went 13.933 though? 5.6, 8.333… would want to see that again.

Second vault was a tsuk double pike, I saw it from the overhead camera so it was difficult to see any form/landing issues but he earned a 14.733 there (5.6, 9.133). Currently 8th with a 14.333 average.

8:55 pm. Live scores are down, I’ll just stick with what’s on the screen for now.

8:54 pm. Turkey isn’t even showing up on the start list for vault yet on the live scores, what is happeningggg! Oh, it’s a live scores issue, not a Turkey issue.

8:52 pm. Pascal Brendel GER HB: Kolman with legs going a bit wild, stalder Tkachev caught really close, significantly bent elbows on the swing out, inbar, blind change to L grip, Tak, Endo almost to handstand, stalder, full-twisting double layout, a little deep with a hop.

8:49 pm. Lin Guan-Yi TWN FX: Piked double front half, a little low with a hop. Front full, OOF, YIKES, I don’t know what he meant to do out of it but it ended up being like, a front quarter twist that he crashed on his side? Probably a front double full or something is what he meant but god that was a disaster. But went on to hit a double front half. Double full. Squatted the 2.5 landing, big jump out of it. He just hit his thighs like “bad thighs.” 10.366

8:47 pm. Turkey with a 42.066 on rings isn’t bad, not their best, but they counted a nice 14.666 from Asil, and then a 13.8 from Kosak and 13.6 from Gündogdu. I hope Önder was just skipping rings out of precaution and this doesn’t mean he won’t be out for the rest of the comp?

Germany with a 43.199 on p-bars! Then Taiwan 38.466 high bar and Egypt 41.398 vault, that was a solid rotation for Egypt from what I saw.

8:45 pm. Unfortunately they didn’t show Lukas Dauser on p-bars…this was a very messy rotation to follow I feel like. Ooh, score just came in at a 15.4! That’s third best so far.

Ahmet Önder is a DNS on rings.

8:43 pm. Sofus Heggemsnes went 13.5 for his floor! Harald Wibye up now, haven’t been typing but he’s hit everything I’ve seen. 1.5 to front full just now, and a triple to finish.

Solid 12.533 from Lais Najjar on pommels!

8:41 pm. Omar Mohamed EGY VT: Handspring double front with a big hop. Think this was his second vault. First went 13.766.

8:38 pm. Tang Chia-Hung TWN HB: Saw a front pirouette before the full-twisting Yamawaki, caught it one-armed and had to stop his swing. UGH. Yamawaki, straddle to piked Tkachev connections, Tak full was a bit late, Tak half was better, full-twisting double layout was flared with a step. 12.733

8:37 pm. Hung Yuan-Hsi TWN HB: They only showed the full-twisting double layout, which was good, he looked thrilled. Big fist pump.

Ahmed Abdelrahman EGY VT: Handspring double front, pretty forward on the landing with a big hop, but stood it up!

8:36 pm. Pascal Brendel GER PB: Only saw the very end of his routine, nothing wrong there, good double pike dismount.

Yunus Gündogdu starts rings with a 13.6 for Turkey.

8:34 pm. Caught I think Mohamed Afify’s kaz full? Maybe, didn’t see the entry, which looked strong. 13.666

8:32 pm.Turkey will count Arican’s 13.0, along with a 12.933 from Asil and an 11.7 from Kosak for just a 37.633 total.

Taiwan went 40.766 on p-bars, Germany 41.932 on vault, and Egypt 40.366 on rings.

8:28 pm. Ferhat Arican TUR PH: Wasn’t typing but hit everything at the beginning, until he went into the handstand for his spindle, major leg break there and it kind of threw him off course, ended up coming off. 13.0

Before him, just a 9.966 from Ahmet Önder so I’m gonna go jump out the window!

8:25 pm. Adem Asil with a 12.933 on pommels which based on the breakdown (5.0, 7.933) is likely a hit lol. Yay!

Hung Yuan-Hsi TWN PB: Cut in a little late but I saw mostly good work early on, big Bhavsar, clean press handstand out of an L sit, Tippelt was nice and controlled, just adjusted after getting to handstand, SUPER clean tight double tuck, hop back.

8:25 pm. Ali Zahran only went 13.8 on rings, ugh, I was hoping for a mid-14 from him.

8:24 pm. Michalis Chari CYP HB: Layout Tkachev, straddle Tkachev, Endo, pinged off really early for the full-twisting double layout, but gets it around with a pike down and a step back.

8:23 pm. Tang Chia-Hung TWN PB: Clean in all of his elements at the start, really controlled on handstands, double front dismount was a bit cowboyed with a hop. 13.533

Andreas Toba GER VT: Kaz 1.5, ends up a bit deep in the landing and not super clean, but a hit! 14.300

8:22 pm. Lukas Dauser GER VT: Nice lovely stuck kaz full!

8:20 pm. Whew, had to run downstairs for a minute to pick up my dinner, but am back.

While I was gone Glenn Trebing got a 13.766 on vault!

8:15 pm. Taiwan gets the best start to this subdivision with a 42.4 on vault, while Turkey is just behind them with a 41.533 on floor. No massive scores from the Germans on rings, but they’re all within the 13.166-13.666 range which isn’t bad, while Egypt has a 39.332 on pommels, counting mostly solid scores.

8:13 pm. Yunus Gündogdu TUR FX: I think a piked double front to start, with a hop, double layout with a small hop back. Clean layout side pass. Front full to barani, clean and solid. Double front, ugh, sat it! This was going so well until then.

13.166 for Ahmed Abdelrahman on pommels.

8:10 pm. Ahmet Önder TUR FX: 2.5 to front layout, hop. Double full stuck. Cut away to vault. Triple full at the end had a small hop. 13.800

Tseng Wei-Sheng TWN VT: Tsuk double pike, bounced off of his heels and onto his butt. NOOOOO. 12.933

Does a handspring double front for his second run, lands it. 14.166, averages a 13.549.

13.466 for Nils Dunkel on rings, 13.3 for Mohamed Afify on pommels.

8:09 pm. Harald Wibye hit p-bars for a 14.2, saw part of the middle of his routine. 13.133 for Lukas Dauser on rings, 12.866 for Omar Mohamed on pommels.

8:08 pm. Adem Asil TUR FX: Ugh they cut to vault for his first pass!!! Cut back in time for his second, front layout to double front with a hop forward. Double double with a hop back. Cut away again after that. The rage I feel for these editors. Back for his last pass, which had a small hop. 14.133

The thing is, if you’re gonna cut, show me something! They don’t give you enough time for your brain to process what they’re cutting to, it’s like here’s the last half second of this vault, now back to floor!

8:07 pm. Glenn Trebing got Germany off to a 13.166 on rings.

Tang Chia-Hung with a 13.9 on vault, Sofus Heggemsnes with a 13.433 on p-bars.

8:06 pm. Love the on-the-fly editors cutting to Taiwan just for the salute and then away again. They LOVE cutting to vault.

8:04 pm. Mehmet Ayberk Kosak TUR FX: Full-in to start, good. 2.5 to front layout with a little lean forward but mostly clean. Double full is stuck. Had a little bobble in his Japanese press handstand. Triple full with some leg form and a little bounce but overall strong! 13.600

8:02 pm. Back at it! Touch warmups are underway now.

6:30 pm. The next subdivision is in about 90 minutes, at 7 pm local time in Liverpool, which is 8 pm for me in Europe and 2 pm for the U.S. east coasters!

6:28 pm. Subdivision 4 Team Standings

1. Japan 260.695
2. Great Britain 252.793
3. United States 252.295
4. China 249.929
5. Italy 247.661
6. Spain 245.594
7. Brazil 245.394
8. South Korea 244.093
9. Canada 242.92
10. Netherlands 242.060

6:25 pm. Nicola Bartolini ITA FX: We missed the beginning of this, saw it from the 2.5 to front layout, little bobble into the corner, triple full with a bounce back. 14.433

Caio Souza wraps up the vault rotation with a 14.533 for his first vault! That may have been the Dragulescu, just saw his second vault – kaz double – which was a little iffy in the air right before landing but overall very strong.

6:24 pm. Rhys McClenaghan IRL PH: Scissors down to his circles, moves into Russians on the single pommel, then over to the other pommel for circles. Hips aren’t AS clean in some areas but are mostly great. Russians between the pommels, then travels in circles then in Russians, Russians at the end of the horse, tiniest adjustment in his legs into this dismount, but this was a fantastic set! 15.233 (6.3, 8.933) – moves him to first on a tie-break over Stephen Nedoroscik!

6:21 pm. Lorenzo Casali ITA FX: Front double full to double front, randi with a hop back, 2.5 to barani, good! Double full, stuck on his heels. Triple full, close to sticking, just slides a foot back. 13.833

Ooh, 14.7 from Harutyun Merdinyan on pommels! 6.1, 8.600.

13.9 for Arthur Mariano on vault, looked like he was completely OOB but otherwise good. Yuri Guimarães follows up with a 14.2.

6:18 pm. Yumin Abbadini ITA FX: 2.5 to front layout, hop forward. Arabian double front I think, again with the weird camera cuts. Double full with his chest forward but stuck. Front full I think? Literally every pass, MID SKILL they’re like let’s go to the wide shot. It’s impossible to follow. High triple full looked stuck! 13.666

Jordi Hagenaar 12.7 on high bar.

6:17 pm. Diogo Soares starts vault with a 14.1! Helping them pick up the pace. He’s had a really strong day overall from what I’ve seen.

6:16 pm. Martijn de Veer NED HB: Only saw the dismount, a really low full-twisting double layout. 12.333

Matteo Levantesi ITA FX: Only saw the last two passes, both hit, but with landing deductions. 13.233

6:15 pm. Just saw a little bit of Rhys McClenaghan in the warmup! Literally forgot Ireland was in this subdivision until last rotation on floor.

6:13 pm. Going into the final rotation, Italy now leads more than three points ahead of Brazil after a strong high bar, where they scored a 41.166. Brazil was not great on rings, counting a 12.9 from Guimarães, 13.066 from Soares, and a 13.8 from Souza, but vault should make up a little bit of that gap.

Netherlands is between the two after a mostly solid p-bars rotation, a little over a point ahead of Brazil.

6:10 pm. Eamon Montgomery IRL FX: Cowboyed the double front at the beginning and put his hands down on the triple full at the end. Everything else I saw in the middle of the routine was good. Bummer about this with how good he’s looked all year!

Carlo Macchini with a 14.066 on high bar!

6:08 pm. Jermain Grünberg NED PB: Okay, he’s back so I guess not too injured? Only saw part of this and he looks annoyed at the end.

6:05 pm. Hit rings for Caio Souza go 13.8.

Niklas Syverhuset NOR FX: Piked double front with a lunge forward. Front double full to front full, little hop to the side. Step back on the rudi. Hit the next pass then a double full down the side. Stuck the triple full with his chest down, he’s happy! 13.533

13.6 for Yumin Abbadini on high bar.

6:02 pm. Artem Dolgopyat ISR FX: Front double full to double front, deep, big hop back. Double double layout, low with a hop to the side. 2.5 punches out weird into a very low front tuck, surprised he stood that up. 1.5 to rudi. Double double was fine. Half-in half-out to finish. A bit rough around the edges today.

6:00 pm. Shek Wai Hung HKG VT: I didn’t see his first vault, but the handspring double front half was a bit low and rough on the landing, stepped off the mat.

First went 14.000, second was 13.233, average is 13.616, he’ll be out of the final.

Diogo Soares with a 13.066 on rings.

5:58 pm. Andrey Medvedev ISR FX: Front full to front layout, double full with a step back. Arabian double front down the side. Front tuck to forward roll. Full-in to finish. That was kind of like a courtesy routine? 12.133

5:56 pm. SO, a rough pommels for Brazil, not unexpected. They get a 38.732 with Diogo Soares’ 13.566 the highest.

With a 42.333 on p-bars, Italy was able to get nearly two points ahead of them after trailing. The Netherlands are also ahead of Brazil after vault.

5:53 pm. Matteo Levantesi with a 14.533 on p-bars!

Nicola Bartolini just hit a pretty clean set from what I saw, good landing on the piked double back. 14.1

5:52 pm. Caio Souza with a 13.166, so not his best there…ooh, and Arthur Mariano’s score just came in at a 12.0.

Nikolaos Iliopoulos GRE HB: Only saw a little of this, mostly his pirouette work, nice until the Tak half where his legs went SUPER wild. Dismount also ended up really low with a big hop but he looks very happy!

5:51 pm. Andres Martinez COL FX: Jumped in right at his lovely whip to 1.5 to front layout, I remember that from South American Games and being like oooh yes. Very pretty. Came really short out of a front full into the front double full but snuck it around. Hit the last pass.

5:49 pm. Cassimir Schmidt NED VT: They didn’t show this but he got a 14.333!

5:48 pm. Jossimar Calvo COL FX: Hit his first pass then a 2.5 to front layout and double full with a little hop. Triple full to finish had a bounce back. 12.933

5:47 pm. Jordi Hagenaar NED VT: Also did a kaz full, much better landing, very solid and pretty clean. 13.866

Saw parts of I think Lucas Bitencourt on pommels, hit what I saw.

5:45 pm. Jermain Grünberg NED VT: Landed his kaz full really short with a big step off the mat, the angle of one of his feet was NOT cute and he ended up hopping off. 😦 12.633

5:40 pm. Not Brazil’s best on floor but not bad either, counting Souza’s 13.566, Guimarães’ 14.066, and Arthur Mariano’s 14.1 – didn’t see that routine. I think Souza could have been a little higher on a tighter form day.

Italy meanwhile goes 42.733 on vault with Bartolini’s 14.6 the highlight!

5:38 pm. Yuri Guimarães BRA FX: Front full to piked double front, hop forward. Double double, tiny hop. Couldn’t see what the third pass was, looked like maybe a full-in? We were zoomed so far out. Double full with a hop. 2.5 to kind of whippy front layout, a little short, hop. Double front with a small hop to finish. 14.066

5:35 pm. Caio Souza BRA FX: Hit the front full to double front and full-in half-out really well, then a front double full to front tuck full. Everything else that I saw looked good, just form here and there, shuffle on the triple at the end, but solid routine! 13.566

5:30 pm. Nicola Bartolini ITA VT: VERY nice Kaz 1.5! Gorgeous in the air and excellent on the landing. Ooh, 14.6!

Before him Lorenzo Casali got a 14.3 (5.6 D so probably not super great).

5:28 pm. Robert Tvorogal LTU PB: Had a great routine going from everything shown on the stream but then he was short on the double front and had a big hop off the mat.

Yay, a hit on pommels from Ahmad Abu Al Soud! 14.366, not his strongest, but not bad either.

Just saw a hit from Filip Ude on pommels as well. 14.4 for him!

5:26 pm. Diogo Soares BRA FX: Double double, stuck! Whip to 2.5 to front layout, small hop. Front double full to front tuck full. Hit the double full side pass. Triple full, chest forward and a small step back.

5:23 pm. Did not see any of Brazil on high bar but all four guys had hits! Led by Arthur Mariano with a 14.366 and Caio Souza with a 14.333, they seem to have hit good routines! Brazil has a 42.665 on the apparatus, which is great recovery from p-bars.

Also saw nothing of Italy on rings but this looks like it did NOT go well. Highest was just a 13.266 from Lorenzo Casali. I know they don’t have a ton of D there but yeah, that’s rough.

5:22 pm. Jossimar Calvo COL PB: Was following along without quick hitting this, it was a strong routine with no major problems! 15.166!

5:20 pm. Andrey Medvedev ISR VT: Tsuk double pike, really deep landing, similar to Dolgopyat where it looked like his knee either touched or grazed the mat.

5:19 pm. Artem Dolgopyat ISR VT: Didn’t see what his first was but looked like his knee almost grazed the mat, OOB. 14.133 so not a fall. Second was a handspring double front with a step OOB, gets a 14.166 to average a 14.149.

5:17 pm. Nikolaj Bozic SLO FX: Double front is a little cowboyed, hop forward. 3.5! Hop. Randi was a little short with a step to control it. Front double full to front layout, ends up bending his hips and knees a bit. 2.5 to front full with two big hops forward into the corner. Triple full with a big lunge back.

5:16 pm. Didn’t see Lucas Bitencourt on HB but looks like he hit! 13.833

5:14 pm. Aurel Benovic CRO FX: Front full to double front, hop on the landing. Hit his second pass, and then a 2.5 to front layout. Hit the next couple of passes, we keep jumping around a bit. Arabian double front was solid, and he finished with a triple full with a step back OOB. 14.266

Akseli Karsikas FIN VT: Didn’t see what he did but it was rough in the air and had a kind of splat landing. Also caught the end of his second vault, where he went flying off the mat completely. This kid was one of my favorite juniors, he’s throwing SO much difficulty, I think he just needs to be reeled in, focus on the basics for a bit, and then build back up.

5:12 pm. Artur Davtyan ARM VT: Cut to him just as he was landing a handspring randi, excellent!

Didn’t see his first vault but it went 14.9!

5:08 pm. Not the best start for Brazil, which is a bummer – Italy also not at a hundred percent on pommels but no major meltdowns at least. Mostly good work from everything I saw of the Netherlands on floor!

5:04 pm. Caio Souza BRA PB: Front salto to handstand was strong. Oops, missed his transition between the bars, was about halfway to handstand, that’s a big yikes. Double front salto, caught it but then took him a sec to get back to handstand after, straddle salto was better, Bhavsar, Tippelt, good on both of those, double front half a little short with a hop, some form in the air as well. Not his best.

5:03 pm. Martijn de Veer NED FX: Jumping in late to this. Front double full to front tuck full. Double full side pass. Hit the 2.5 to barani. Nice triple full to finish, small step back. 13.366

5:02 pm. Lucas Bitencourt BRA PB: Not sure if he had a fall and we caught him remounting? Because he got on the apparatus weird, just kinda sat on the two bars and hung out for a second before starting his skills, lol. What we saw was kind of messy, kind of okay? Half and half. Some muscle-ups and struggles, Looked like his hands went down on his dismount. 11.733

5:01 pm. Yumin Abbadini ITA PH: Only saw the very end of this, hit the dismount at least! 13.966

5:00 pm. Casimir Schmidt NED FX: Small hop forward on the piked double front, and then again on the front full to double front. Randi side pass, some form. Arabian double front half also with some form in the air. Triple at the end had some leg form and a big lunge back. 13.8

4:59 pm. Arthur Mariano BRA PB: Cut into this late, had a few small adjustments from what I saw, piked double back looked stuck. 12.4

4:58 pm. Nicola Bartolini ITA PH: Scissors through to circles were nice, first set of spindles were gorgeous, extension was so nice, but then when he went up to handstand for another pirouette he lost his rhythm and came off. 12.266

4:57 pm. Jordi Hagenaar NED FX: Front double full to front full with a hop forward. Arabian double front half, nice kick out of that. Double full with some flare and a hop back. Hit a 2.5 to front layout, and then a triple full to finish, mostly solid routine! 13.633

4:55 pm. Diogo Soares BRA PB: Tippelt near the beginning was clean. We’re SO zoomed in on this I can’t see a lot. Just bent his elbows to muscle up a handstand. Cut away from him then back to see him hit his dismount, he looks happy. 14.1

Andres Martinez COL VT: Kaz full, hit.

4:54 pm. Jermain Grünberg NED FX: Randi with a couple of steps back. Double front wasn’t super powerful but he got it around. 2.5 to front layout, leg separation and a step back. Double full, stuck with his feet apart. Front full to front tuck full I think? Triple full, leg form and a step back. 12.9

4:51 pm. Touch warmups are underway for the fourth subdivision!

4:35 pm. The next subdivision should start in about 15 minutes.

4:26 pm. Subdivision 3 Team Standings

1. Japan 260.695
2. Great Britain 252.793
3. United States 252.295
4. China 249.929
5. Spain 245.594
6. South Korea 244.093
7. Canada 242.962
8. Kazakhstan 236.993
9. Romania 236.561
10. Switzerland 236.495
11. Ukraine 232.428
12. Austria 230.427

4:22 pm. Hashitmoto Daiki JPN FX: Triple double, a bit deep, lunge forward. Double double was better. Front full to randi, could’ve been a bit bigger I think. Hit the side pass with maybe a slight adjustment. 2.5 to front layout with a little skid there. Triple full with a bounce back.

4:18 pm. Doi Ryosuke JPN FX: Double double, nice flare out on the landing. Missed the next couple of passes as they cut away but saw that he hit what I assume was his third based on timing. Big clean 2.5. Front full to front double full, a little low with a hop. Stuck the triple full at the end, again a tiny bit deep but not bad! 14.766

4:17 pm. Igor Radivilov UKR VT: Handspring double front half, landed well!

Second vault is a tsuk double pike, a bit leaning forward on the landing with a lunge.

14.566 puts him second after Gabriel Burtanete.

4:16 pm. Tanigawa Wataru JPN FX: They cut away as he was going into his first pass and cut back as he was landing his second. Fun! Hit a piked double front for the third. Stuck double full down the side. 2.5 to front full, some form and a little hop back. Arabian double front half is maybe a little deep, but feet don’t move. 14.166

4:14 pm. Bohdan Suprun UKR VT: Sat his handspring double front.

4:12 pm. Tanigawa Kakeru JPN FX: Cut away from a couple of his passes but he did have a solid front double pike half to start and hit everything else I saw in the first half of his routine. Arabian double front half with a little scoot back for his last pass. 14.300

4:09 pm. Moving on to the final rotation of this subdivision.

Japan with a 43.300 on high bar, counting a 13.8 from Doi Ryosuke, a 14.4 from Kamoto Yuya, and a 15.1 from Hashimoto Daiki, who leads the field on that event.

4:08 pm. David Huddleston BUL FX: Good landing on the piked double front, holds it for a second before continuing. Unfortunately sat the next pass, looked like a front full to double front? They keep changing camera angles mid-pass so it’s hard to see. Double double was landed. Clean stuck double full. Hit the last pass with a hop to the side.

4:05 pm. Kamoto Yuya JPN HB: Tak half, layout Tkachev, Cassina, some leg form there, Kolman with some leg form as well, straddle Tkachev, inbar, stalder, blind change to front giant, lovely Tak, hop full, and a double-twisting double layout, a bit deep on the landing with some leg form in the air.

14.4, second-best for Japan, and fifth-best overall.

4:03 pm. So far Japan has been killing it. I got nervous for a second when they had a fall from Hashimoto Daiki on pommels but he very quickly got things under control and the rest of his events, as well as the rest of the team’s, have been phenomenal. They’re on pace to finish about eight points higher than the rest of the field so far on this truly chaotic day.

4:00 pm. An hour later and after missing the first four rotations of subdivision three, the live stream is finally back! You can find it here.

2:45 pm. Just kidding, they shut it down. I’ll publish this thing once it’s back up again.

2:41 pm. I was finally able to get the Facebook stream working again.

Here’s the stream: https://www.facebook.com/WGC2022/videos/872163984157491

If you were on it yesterday, you may have been booted. I was! They changed it to UK viewers only. Because I was logged into Facebook, even with a VPN it didn’t allow me to watch, so I had to:

  1. Turn off the VPN
  2. Log out of Facebook
  3. Clear my Chrome history and cache
  4. Create an entirely new Facebook account
  5. Turn the VPN back on set to the UK
  6. Open the stream link

It’s A LOT but it worked!!! If you haven’t yet been booted from the stream, you probably don’t have to go through the whole process of creating a new Facebook, just set your VPN and go.


5 thoughts on “2022 World Championships | Men’s Qualifications Subdivisions 3-6 Live Blog

    • Onder was – based on the start list – not scheduled to compete all 6 events (no PB), so he is most likely injured. That’s quite worrying for Türkyie as the country relies on just 4 very competitive gymnasts, including Colak also injured, and among them only two are AAers. The new seniors are not just a the same level and their juniors don’t look very promising (barely top 10 in Europe this summer)

      Egypt had an absolutely sensationnal result today as a team (and two reseves for the AA !) and if things are going on that way one could imagine Egypt beating Turkyie in the few years to come. I would be curious to know Adem Asil’s opinion on that (he’s originally from Egypt) …


  1. No one breaking 85AA is pretty shocking. China’s performance was as well. Some finals are missing people I expected to medal and that’s pretty sad.

    Who knows how the team final will play out.

    If I had to guess, I’d put Japan > US > GB on the podium based on podium training and qualifications. I wish that China was performing to their best, but the past year has been pretty rough on them, so perhaps that is a factor beyond what everyone else is going through in those rushed sets.


    • Joe Fraser was counting a pommel routine 2 points below what he can achieve, so this will be an interesting AA final!

      So proud of the GB men for coming second in qualifications despite counting a fall or two.


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