The first day of the Men’s Qualifications kicked off today. The Irish Men Luke Carson, Kieran Behan and Rohan Sebastian competed in the 4th subdivision alongside Greece, Germany, Uzbekistan and Hungary.
Kieran finished in 53rd place with a score of 80.290 while Luke finished in 54th place with 80.165. Rohan finished in 61st place with 78.915. See all of today’s results here.
Individual Results breakdown:
A huge amount of live coverage was given to the guys so let’s see what was said:
Sebastian IRL high bar missed Kovacs missed. Decent pirouetting work. Full-twisting double layout stuck
Carson IRL HB 4.9/12.533
Carson IRL PB 4.7/13.7 9.0 execution!
Sebastian IRL PB 5.5/13.316
Behan IRL 4.9/13.033
Sebastian IRL Yurchenko double full that landed on all fours
Sebastian IRL The long lines on pommel horse work to his disadvantage on rings, but he’s deceptively strong. Decent swing work and a double back with 3/2 twists. Good effort, but he’ll need the luck of the Irish to score over a 14.00.
Carson IRL 5.0/12.933
Behan IRL PH 3.1/11.633
Rohan Sebastian IRL shows sleek lines on horse that go well with the Irish spring/mint green colored form pants. Well done. 4.7/8.066 12.766
Luke Carson IRL FX 5.2/8.1/13.20
Kieran Behan IRL FX 6.0/8.50/14.50
Rohan Sebastian IRL front double full-Rudi, back 2.5 front 1/1. Sound landings. Scrambled on his second to last pass and finished with a triple twist, but had to pike down to make it to his feet. 6.1/6.933 13.033
Gymnastics Examiner also covered the Irish in Quick Hits. Not all apparatus were covered as there was a lot going on in the arena today with injuries and the Germans competing but still, plenty of great information.
Rotation 1 – Floor
Luke Carson, floor: Front double full, OOB. Nice style ending a side pass with a Shushunova, lots of airtime, enough that he can practically wink at the judges. Flying around like that is what gymnastics is all about. Running front 1 3/4. Y scale, something else we don’t see a lot these days. 2.5 twist dismount with a step. Good routine.
Kieran Behan, floor: Nice form on everything here. Twisting opening pass. Layout Thomas second pass. Tucked Thomas side pass. Roundoff, full twisting windmill flip. 1.5 to tuck full. 2.5 dismount. Great routine!
Rohan Sebastian, floor: It was good from what I saw.
Rotation 2 – Pommel Horse
Luke Carson, pommel: Powering through this routine! Moving quite well so far, and cleanly through the dismount. Nice.
Rohan Sebastian, pommel: Moving quite well so far…Hit routine! Good job
Rotation 4 – Vault
Luke Carson, vault: Believe it was a Tsuk 1.5. Good distance from the table and power. Hop forward.
Rohan Sebastian, vault: Hands down on DTY. Too bad!
Kieran Behan, vault: Yurchenko 1.5, small hop.
Rotation 6 – High Bar
Luke Carson, high bar: Weiler with full spin, nice. Full twisting double layout with a small hop forward. Nice routine.
Rohan off H Bar on Kovacs. Merde.
Luke IRELAND swings big and hits H Bar. Nice Weilers.
Luke HITS P Bars. IRELAND.
Luke IRE hits Vault Y 1 1/2
Rohan IRE touches hands on DTY Vault.
Luke Carson hits Rings, as well. All good for Ireland. The ladies like his Cross pullout and Spagat.
Rohan Sebastian IRELAND has some excellent Ring strength for such a slim guy. Pulls out of Cross.
Kieran Behan IRELAND nice Floor. Very aggressive.
The All Around also includes some comments on the guys in their quick hits.
Despite not qualifying to compete in the AA or Event finals, there is a possibility that one of the Irish Men may get a place at the London 2012 Test Event for the Games in January 2012. They will find out tomorrow evening. Well done to Kieran, Luke and Rohan. Enjoy the rest of your time in Tokyo.