Is the “Elite Eight” Hurting Gymnastics?

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By Anna Rose Johnson Imagine if there was a way for gymnasts from countries such as Israel, Slovenia, Puerto Rico, and Hungary to make World and Olympic apparatus finals—without changing the two-per country rule or adjusting the Code of Points […]

Worlds 2015: MAG Individual Olympic Test Event qualifiers

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The FIG have released the list of MAG Individuals who have qualified to compete at the Olympic Test Event.   The full document can be viewed here.

Brazilian MAG qualified directly to Olympics

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Congratulations to the host Nation’s MAG team who have secured their spot at the Olympic Games. What makes it more so meaningful is that they have made history,  this is the first time they have qualified a team to the […]

Worlds 2015: Japanese Men qualify in top team position

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After 2 days of qualification, the results are in. The teams qualified to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games: Japan 358.884 China 357.027 Great Britain 354.417 Russia 352.692 USA 350.332 Switzerland 350.127 Brazil 349.057 Korea  346.166 The teams qualified […]

Worlds 2015: MAG Olympic Champions out

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With one subdivision to go until the conclusion of the Mens qualification competition, it’s already confirmed that three Event Finals will be without their Olympic Champions. Earlier today Pommel Horse King Krisztian Berki was knocked out, Rings Champion Zanetti was […]

Recommended: Romania to seek foreign Bars coach

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… that’s according to the Romania press anyway. 2 outlets are reporting that an open letter from the President of the Romanian Olympic Committee calls for a review of the National Team coaching and technical staff and also proposes hiring […]

Worlds 2015: Japan lead in MAG day 1

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In day one of the MAG qualification competition we saw the following compete: Subdivision 1: PUR, BRA, GBR, MXG 5 (CHI, NZL, SYR), MXG 21 (LTU, ALG, GUA), MXG 1 (RSA, CZE, PHI) Subdivision 2: GER, RUS, SUI, MXG 7 […]

Worlds 2015: WAG Olympic Qualifiers

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The list of Olympic qualifiers is up – it can be viewed here. Team qualified straight through to Rio: USA, Russia, Great Britain, China, Italy, Japan, Canada, Netherlands. Teams qualified to compete at the Test Event: Brazil, France, Belgium, Germany, […]

Worlds 2015: Wilson & Whitlock GBR tie for AA placing

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Max Whitlock and Nile Wilson have tied for second place for AA qualification with 88.365. The tie breaking rules go back to the top 5 scores from each gymnast, dropping the lowest score, the gymnast with the higher score advances […]

Worlds 2015: Ferrari out of AA final

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Vanessa Ferrari has pulled out of the All Around Final and will be replaced by team mate Tea Ugrin. Ferrari had been in doubt for these Championships with an achilles injury and having not been well earlier in the year […]

Worlds 2015: 7 New MAG skills submitted

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The FIG MTC confirms the following elements below were submitted by federations and evaluated prior to start of the 2015 World Championships. Each gymnast must successfully perform their new element during the World Championships with no large deduction in order […]

Worlds 2015: WAG AA finalists

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The All Around finalists are as follows (2 per country rule has been applied), this list is official: Biles USA 61.598 Steingruber SUI 57.640 Douglas USA 57.516 Black CAN 57.299 Wevers (L) NED 56.733 Tutkhalian RUS 56.599 Tinkler GBR 56.466 […]

Worlds 2015: WAG Apparatus Finalists

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Following completion of qualification, the Event Finalists are as follows (official results). No australians, no romanians and no Aly Raisman for apparatus finals: Floor Biles USA 15.966 Miyakawa JPN 14.900 Nichols USA 14.700 Afanaseva RUS 14.633 Fragapane GBR 14.600 Steingruber SUI […]

Worlds 2015: USA secure top spot for WAG Team final

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After 2 days of qualification the results are known: Qualified for the Team Final and have secured a team spot at the 2016 Rio Olympics are: USA 236.611 Russia 231.437 Great Britain 227.162 China 225.127 Italy 224.452 Japan 223.863 Canada […]

Worlds 2015: Biles & Douglas for AA

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The battle was expected to be between Raisman and Douglas for the second US AA spot. Douglas and Biles will now advance to the AA finals. That will be a VERY exciting competition! Unfortunately Raisman will not advance to any […]

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