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Really nice to see the Russian women regrouping. The post-Mustafina stretch hasn't been promising, but it looks like they've found a handful of talented girls to continue this legacy. I hope they'll address their issues on beam. It has literally been decades of failure on that apparatus that has prevented Russia from achieving more.
 

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That AA final was quite something.

Winner was never in doubt from the first rotation when Simone opened up a 0.6 lead over the rest of the field, eventually winning by 2.1 points (same margin as Rio 2016) even after a 0.4 deduction on floor. Unexpectedly floor was her lowest score of the entire final (14.400) with vault being her best.

The fight for silver and bronze was well and truly on, Tang Xijing surprised and won silver with some great performances, particularly on beam.

Melnikova finally gets her individual medal with consistent if unspectacular performances too.

Surprising falls from MDJDS (TWICE on UB), Sunisa Lee (UB) which prevented them from getting anywhere near the podium really. Ellie Black suffered an injury on her vault, but thank god it was her last rotation and she finished 4th in the end.

Elisabeth Seitz had the meet of her life in front of her home crowd. Great result for her to finish 6th overall.

Men's AA final tomorrow, I'm predicting this podium: Nagornyy/Dalaloyan/Kaya.
 

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Really nice to see the Russian women regrouping. The post-Mustafina stretch hasn't been promising, but it looks like they've found a handful of talented girls to continue this legacy. I hope they'll address their issues on beam. It has literally been decades of failure on that apparatus that has prevented Russia from achieving more.
Sydney team final #NeverForget. Speaking of Sydney, Tang getting into the AA because of her team member's withdrawal felt very Russia shenanigans in Sydney 2.0.

Melanie's choke today was the most french thing I've ever seen. I'm actually worried she will retire without a major medal. She doesn't get the easy cheap team medals so all the pressure mounts for the individual events. Suni's choke was pretty bad. I think she'll regroup for next year. I must say.....if Martha was around NONE of this shit would happen. I can't remember the last time under Martha the USA counted a fall in qualifying or team (2010?). There have been two this week.

As much as I love Simone's triple double, I question whether the D score is worth it given her execution. Her team performance was the first time she did a completely clean floor routine in her comeback (and she still missed a connection). She goes OOB on the other passes so I guess it's not just the triple double.

Mikulak........ :tape::tape:
I don't want to jinx it but I think he has a good shot in the AA. He's actually been pretty consistent the last 2 seasons.
 

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That one error will keep him off the podium. Brutal. Probably could've had a couple of small errors and safely hung onto bronze, but instead he made a huge mistake. :timebomb:

Oleg likely to barely miss the podium too. :crying2::sad:
 

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That one error will keep him off the podium. Brutal. Probably could've had a couple of small errors and safely hung onto bronze, but instead he made a huge mistake. :timebomb:

Oleg likely to barely miss the podium too. :crying2::sad:
Make that silver thanks to Ruoteng... :tape:


ETA: Final results:

1. Nagornyy (RUS) - 88.772
2. Dalaloyan (RUS) - 87.165
3. Verniaiev (UKR) - 86.973
4. Xiao (CHN) - 86.690
5. Sun (CHN) - 86.523
6. Kaya (JPN) - 85.899
7. Mikulak (USA) - 85.691
8. Fraser (GBR) - 85.098


Oleg :inlove:

Deserved win for Nagornyy. Head and shoulders above the rest.
 

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Xiao Ruoteng fell on HB on his last rotation oh my god. He was in gold medal contention and ended up finishing 4th :hysteric:

Oleg Verniaiev wins a bronze medal in AA after failing to qualify for the PB final. What a bittersweet moment for him!

Russia finishes 1-2 with Nagornyy and Dalaloyan. What a meet it has been for Nikita, with his HB winning gold for the Russian team and then now his own individual AA with an excellent score of 88.7. He finished more than 1.5 points ahead of Artur.

Mikulak was in genuine medal contention after the first 4 rotations but then flopped on PH and it was game over for him. Still a very good improvement from Q, but a dip from TF as was to be expected. He just never delivers to his full potential in big finals.

It has been a dream meet for the Russians so far with them taking 4 medals already in 4 events. China has been disappointing, especially the men. Sun Wei redeems himself with a decent HB performance after that TF one though!

All around finals start tomorrow.
 

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Even if Sam hit pommel, it would have been damn close for bronze. That would have been the most Sam thing ever----finally hitting in an international AA and then missing podium. Maybe he'll finally do it in Tokyo? I think it'll be a fairly similar field. Nah. He'll still flop.
 

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Sydney team final #NeverForget. Speaking of Sydney, Tang getting into the AA because of her team member's withdrawal felt very Russia shenanigans in Sydney 2.0.
so i've only been following the scores, not any news. did tingting get injured in TF? looking at the scores, seems like all the major mistakes came from her, which is so disappointing considering her qualies scores, they could've easily gotten silver medal if she hit / the team had a more confident beam rotation. and is there news as to why they pulled her out of AA? at the end of the day, she still is China's top AA'er. i wonder if they will pull her out of BB final, since Chen Yile has a higher chance of getting the gold over simone than tingting. very happy that tang made the most out of the opportunity though :) @Mustafina @Tripolis
 

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so i've only been following the scores, not any news. did tingting get injured in TF? looking at the scores, seems like all the major mistakes came from her, which is so disappointing considering her qualies scores, they could've easily gotten silver medal if she hit / the team had a more confident beam rotation. and is there news as to why they pulled her out of AA? at the end of the day, she still is China's top AA'er. i wonder if they will pull her out of BB final, since Chen Yile has a higher chance of getting the gold over simone than tingting. very happy that tang made the most out of the opportunity though :) @Mustafina @Tripolis
I don't think LTT is "injured" but her second fall on UB was pretty bad so I wouldn't be surprised if she was still feeling sore.

Again, very disappointing that the veteran faltered so dramatically while all the first-year seniors hit so beautifully. However, I'm very glad that LTT proved me wrong this year after I had written her off as a UB/BB specialist. I just hope she can end Worlds on a high with a good showing in the EFs.

I think Li Shijia is the China's biggest threat for gold in the beam final.
 

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Re: 2018 Gymnastics Worlds

Bumping for 2019 Worlds.

Kara Eaker's coach submitting an inquiry on beam for NO reason and then her score getting lowered to the point where she missed beam final was maybe the biggest self own I've seen in sports. If Martha was the coach, she would be backlisted (if she wasn't already after choking last year for the one event she was brought for).

Sunisa Lee is on track to become the best non-Simone gymnast of the quad (and maybe last quad). I hope this podium stays exactly the same for the AA, and for the AA in Tokyo.
Just discovered this thread!

Still so bummed for Kara, they never should have inquired or she would have a fantastic chance to be on the podium tomorrow. I hope she comes back stronger because she's one of my faves, her and both her Bars and Floor are absolutely beautiful, has the potential to have such incredible execution. If she could add even just a bit of difficulty she would be in contention.

Of course I was delighted for Simone! Greatest ever, no doubt.
But just incredibly excited for Angelina, not her best meet at all but she fought thru and her Beam was great. I hope she brings it on Bars and Floor tomorrow, and that Suni can bounce back. So tragic what happened to her dad, am sure that's still on her mind.
 

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so i've only been following the scores, not any news. did tingting get injured in TF? looking at the scores, seems like all the major mistakes came from her, which is so disappointing considering her qualies scores, they could've easily gotten silver medal if she hit / the team had a more confident beam rotation. and is there news as to why they pulled her out of AA? at the end of the day, she still is China's top AA'er. i wonder if they will pull her out of BB final, since Chen Yile has a higher chance of getting the gold over simone than tingting. very happy that tang made the most out of the opportunity though :) @Mustafina @Tripolis
I don't think LTT is injured. I think she was just disappointed from all her mistakes in the team final that kept China off the podium. I've also seen conspiracy theories that her team was the one that made the decision to "punish" her by removing her from the AA final but I think that's a little bit of a stretch.

We'll see how it goes with the BB final but so far she hasn't withdrawn from it yet. I agree that Chen has a higher chance of getting gold over Simone than LTT but in all honesty if Biles doesn't fall on BB and hits her routine it's really a battle for silver and bronze.
 

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Carlos Yulo makes history for the Philippines, winning the WC Gold medal on Floor with a huge 15.300 score. Artem Dolgopyat of Israel finishes 2nd and Xiao Ruoteng of China gets bronze.

Nagornyy and Dalaloyan finish out of the medals but both looked a bit off today, especially Nikita, understandably so.

Simone Biles demolished the field on vault with a huge 15.399 and a 15.466 on her Amanar (9.666 execution). Jade Carey wins silver and Ellie Downing wins bronze. Would have swapped silver and bronze around IMO

Max Whitlock wins PH gold once again but this time I thought he was a little overscored. That, or the silver & bronze medallists were underscored. Max got a 15.500, silver medallist Lee Chih-kai got a 15.433 and bronze Rhys McClenaghan got a 15.400. Max outpitted them based on a much higher D score (7.0 to 6.5 to 6.4) but execution was way down as compared to those two imo.

UB final now, going for a Derwael/Downie/Seitz podium.
 

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After all that drama, Eaker is into the BB final anyway. :rolls:

Tim & Nastia spent 15 minutes ranting about the E-score for Biles's Amanar only to realize that the tv graphic was displaying the wrong score. :happy:

UB final was great as per usual. Simone narrowly missed another medal by only 0.1. Scored lower than she did in AA/quals but I actually thought today's routine was her best. :shrug:

McClenaghan's PH was incredible. I felt like he should've won. Whitlock's D-score is in a different stratosphere though, and Max looked near flawless after that early mistake.
 

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Rings isn't exactly the most fun apparatus to watch but great scenes with three guys earning their Tokyo berths and winning medals.
 

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Surprise in the still rings final as Eleftherios Petrounias does NOT qualify for the Olympic Games as he fails to win a medal for what seemed like the first time in about 1000 years on this apparatus :shrug:

Gold goes to Ibrahim Colak of Turkey, silver to Marco Lodadio of Italy and Bronze to Samir Ait Said of France, the three of whom gain Olympics qualification.

Petrounias would have to go through the World Cup route to secure his spot at Tokyo.

UB final was... interesting. Biles misses out on a historic 24th WC medal by 0.1, and then poor Eli Seitz had to fall on her HB to LB transition... Downie was amazing though and so was Derwael. Deserved medallists. Sunisa Lee was ok but I thought her quali performance was better.

Biles should sweep the other two apparatus finals tomorrow though, but beam is always unpredictable like the pommel horse.
 

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Lefteris :hug:
He had surgery 10 months ago, and he wouldn't be here if it wasn't for those 3 tickets to Tokyo.

Lord of the rings will qualify anyway.
 
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