Irish MAG gymnasts Rohan Sebastian, Kieran Behan and Luke Carson began Podium Training today. Rick from Gymnastics Coaching has been keeping a close eye on the boys for us where the guys plans were to go through their routines cleanly and quickly. He chatted to briefly to Luke and Kieran before the session. They were up on floor first, Behan receiving only minor deductions and one out of bounds, overall Rick called it a “very clean”. Blythe from the Gymnastics Examiner describes it as
7:48 p.m.: Ireland’s Kieran Behan does a nice floor routine. Not super difficult stuff, but well performed all the same, and with some special flairs. He appears to do a full twisting windmill (that’s what I call it, anyway) from a roundoff into a corner. How nice to have some variety on floor! This event badly, badly needs it.
of Rohan’s floor she says:
7:41 p.m.: Ireland’s Rohan Sebastian, who has lived in New Zealand, trained at Bart Conner’s in Oklahoma and now competes for the University of Michigan, has a beautiful triple full on floor. Decent Randi too.
Rick says that Ireland are submitting a new move to the FIG for evaluation – “Butterfly Backward with a full twist” is how he described it. Interesting, can’t wait to see that!
Pommel Horse – both Kieran and Rohan suffered falls, unfortunately Kieran twice. Luke hit his routine well.
Rings – Rohan hits a clean routine. Luke hits. Kieran ends with a simple clean front full dismount. A good session on rings for Ireland. From Gymnastics Examiner:
8:24 p.m.: Over on rings, Luke Carson of Ireland gets a pat on the back from Kieran Behan after his routine, which ends with a full in tuck (Luke’s routine, not Kieran’s). This does not look like an easy event for Carson, being so tall, but he gets through with a great sense of determination. Behan, shorter, has an easier time with the strength parts, though he dismounts with a relatively simple front full.
Parallel Bars – Luke hit his routine once again – “super clean” but a few small steps were taken on landing.Unfortunately Rick missed the other 2 routines, the Germans were on high bar, can you blame him!
Vault – all good vaults according to Rick although Rohan was inconsistent in his DTY meanwhile Kieran stuck a -Yurchenko 1.5 ” like a knife in a plank. Best V landing all day”. Good going!!
High Bar – Kieran’s routine was clean but ran out of the dismount. Rohan unfortunately missed far on his Kovacs and once again Luke hit his routine.
Ireland’s Luke Carson
Thank you to both Rick and Blythe for providing such great information on the Irish guys, we know that any information that can be given from Tokyo is important to many people in Ireland. We’re looking forward to hearing from Coach Simon Gale as to how he felt the guys got on.