118: Pan American Championships and the American Men at US Championships

Marvin Kimble

This week on GymCastic, it’s raining men.

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In the News

In the news, Uncle Tim, Evan, Cordelia Price, and Jessica chat about:

  • The triumphant return of CUBA (WAG 4th place team) and how much we want Yesenia Ferrera and Manrique Larduet to defect too!
  • Marvin “The Hot Mess of Unlimited Potential” Kimble
  • Comparing the US men’s scores at the national championships to the rest of the world (see chart below)
  • How we felt about the US men’s team selection process
  • Pan American Championships: the good, the bad and the injuries (Maggie Nichols, noooo!!!)
  • Yamilet Peña and the tale of the sliding sting mat
  • Marta gives advice to parents and Arthur Zanetti loves to take pictures with Cordelia
  • Sexy Data: How did Pan Am Championship scores compare to P&G Championships for the US women
  • How the performance of the US women at Pan Am’s effected their positions for the world team
  • We lament the loss of thrown back artistry from our beloved, Tomás “Porn Stach” González
  • How Donell Whittenburg stole the show at P&G Championships

 

chart showing competitiveness of men's gymnastics competition at pan american games compared to euros worlds

How competitive was the men’s competition at the Pan American Championships? This chart shows the top men’s all-around scores for the qualification rounds at each competition. Pan Am’s for men were more competitive than Commonwealths, about equal to Europeans, but not as competitive as Worlds. Compiled by Cordelia Price.

 

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Apply for tickets to the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto here.

Jessica Lopez (L to R), Mykayla Skinner and Yesenia Ferrera of Cuba.

Jessica Lopez (L to R), Mykayla Skinner and Yesenia Ferrera of Cuba.

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117: Youth Olympic Games, Romanian Nationals, Russian & Novara Cup

seda, wang, flavia yog

The Youth Olympic Games artistic gymnastics champions.

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In the News

This week Bea, Blythe, Emma and Jessica chat about:

  • Romanian Nationals
    • Could Larisa Iordache have a higher difficulty value at Worlds than Simone Biles?
    • Jessica picks her new junior superstar: Andreea Iridon.
    • The state of the Romanian World Team and the dreaded (for the seniors) bars.
  • The Swiss, Romanian, Germany Friendly meet
    • An update on Swiss stalwart, Gulia Steinbruger.
    • Germany’s steller bar workers are getting it done!
  • Youth Olympic Games
    • The most overwhelming display of affection and sportsmanship we’ve ever seen in the history of gymnastics.
    • The educational component of the YOG that none of us knew about!
    • Becky Downie pushing her coach away from the camera to stop from dying of teenage embarrassment.
    • Vault final was won by a Chinese gymnast, Wang Yan with a big 14.783
    • Giarnni Regini-Moran, another sign of the next super power is British Gymnastics.
  • Novara Cup
    • The fan insanity/zero security for athletes at Italian gymnastics meets.
    • The return of veterans, Joana Adlerteg (SWE) and Julie Crocket (BEL).
  • Russian Cup
    • The return of Victoria Komova on bars from her growth spurt and injury.
    • Aliya Mustafina is back, with a vengence!
    • The glorious zero-craps-given attitude of Tatiana Nabiyeva.
  • Sandra Isbasa to do Romanian Dancing With The Stars.

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Get more from Bea over at The Couch Gymnast.

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