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Men Qualifying Competition: day 1

Japan leads early qualifying at worlds, US 2nd

TOKYO -- As good as the Americans were, the Japanese were even better. The Olympic silver medalists took the early lead in qualifying at the world gymnastics championships Sunday with 364.291 points, finishing about 2.7 points ahead of the U.S. men. Germany, last year's bronze medalist, was third with 354.132 points. Though qualifying is only halfway over, that should be good enough to earn all three teams spots at next summer's London Olympics.

China, the Olympic champion and winner of the last four world titles, Russia, South Korea and Britain compete Monday. The top eight teams qualify for the Olympics and make Wednesday night's team finals.



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OK, gotosy, since u r posting all these updates on the Gymnastix Championships going on in Tokyo, let me ask you:

Can you explain why they have this seemingly weird arrangement:

1. how/why do they arrive at an "Olym" qualifying first?

2. And then they go for individual titles? then

3. Then back to competing for Best Team competition again?

How convoluted is all that? It just totally defies all simple logic.

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^just posted in the "London Qualifying Events" Thread

OK, it sort of helps...but my understanding is that if u r are a real standout 4 your team, then you have to perform like at least 4x in all 4 competition phases!!

Gee, I'd rather be the alternate so I don't have to do anything and let the others work it off...but at the same time, join them on the medal podium!! I think I would do very well as an alternate's alternate!! :lol:

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I'm surprised by China, but thrilled that the US qualified in second. I suspect China will come out guns blazing in the final.

Disappointing more Americans didn't make the event finals -- especially Naddour on horse, Horton on high bar, Dalton on vault.

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Question: with this rule of all event finalists qualifying to the Games, does that only apply to athletes from countries that don't qualify a team? For example, if Steven Legendre medals on floor at Worlds, but is left off the 2012 Olympic team, can he still compete in Olympic qualifying on floor (in addition to the named members of the US team)?

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The gymnasts from non qualified teams countries only be qualified to Olympics as Individual Medal Winners (2011 Championship) or best ranked at end of the 2012 Olympic Test Event


- CI: Qualification Competition

- CIII: Individual Apparatus Final Competition

The 1st Olympic Qualification (2011 World Championships) will serve to qualify the following:

- Teams of 5 gymnasts from NOCs ranked 1-8, as per the Team ranking results of CI

- Individual Apparatus Medal Winners (gold, silver and bronze), as per the Individual ranking results of CIII and in accordance with the provisions and minimum standards defined by the FIG. These nominative places cannot be allocated to NOCs where a team has already obtained a quota at the 1st or 2nd qualification.

The 2nd Olympic Qualification (Olympic Games Test Event) will serve to qualify the following:

- Teams of 5 gymnasts from NOCs ranked 1-4 as per the Team ranking results of CI

- Best ranked individual gymnasts up to the total of 96 MAG gymnasts and 96 WAG gymnasts as per the Individual ranking results of CI (all around results) with maximum 1 per NOC. These places cannot be allocated to NOCs where a team has already obtained a quota at the 1st or 2nd


As the quota per NOC is 5 (for teams) if a individual medal winner qualified athlete left off a team, he cannot compete. His/Her quota will be realocate

Realocation of unused IF quota places

Team place

in case a qualified NOC decides not to use its team place for any reason, the next best ranked eligible NOC as per the Team ranking results of CI of the 2nd Olympic Qualification will obtain a quota place.

Individual Apparatus Medal Winners place

In case a qualified NOC decides not to use its Individual Apparatus Medal Winners place for any reason, the next best ranked eligible NOC as per the Individual ranking results of CI (all-around results) of the 2nd Olympic Qualification will be called upon.


Individual place

In case a qualified NOC decides not to use its individual gymnasts place for any reason, the next best ranked eligible NOC as per the Individual ranking results of CI (all-around results) of the 2nd Olympic Qualification will be called upon.

In case a qualified NOC ranked 17 - 24 as per the Team ranking of CI from the 1st Olympic qualification decides not to use its individual gymnast place for any reason, the second gymnast from the same NOC will obtain a quota place, provided that the results of this second gymnast as per the Individual ranking results of CI (all-around results) of the 2nd Olympic Qualification are better than those of the first individual gymnast who did not obtain a quota place. If not applicable, the next best ranked eligible NOC as per the Individual ranking results of CI (all-around results) of the 2nd Olympic Qualification will obtain a quota place.


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Beijing Olympic captain Alicia Sacramone has a torn Achilles' tendon and expects to have surgery Monday.

Alicia Sacramone has surgery, still hopeful for London

TOKYO (AP) – Beijing Olympic captain Alicia Sacramone had surgery Monday to repair a torn Achilles' tendon.

Sacramone says on Twitter that the surgery "went well." It was performed by Dr. Robert B. Anderson, a past president of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and team doctor for the Carolina Panthers. A timetable for her recovery isn't known. U.S. men's team member John Orozco finished second in qualifying at the world gymnastics championships 14 months after blowing out his Achilles'

The London Olympics begin in less than 10 months

Sacramone tore her Achilles' last Thursday during training at worlds and returned to the United States on Saturday. The women's team final is Tuesday night.


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US regain women's world gymnastics title


TOKYO — The United States won the women's team title at the world gymnastics championships Tuesday, regaining the title they had lost to Russia last year, while Olympic champions China slipped to third.

The United States, the 2007 champions, collected 179.411 points with Russia second at 175.329. China finished third at 172.820.

National champion Jordyn Wieber led the US scoring as she competed in all four events while the Russian defeat could be partly attributed to errors by a fellow 16-year-old, 2010 Youth Olympic all-around champion Viktoria Komova.

McKayla Maroney, 16, scored 16.033 points as the United States led Russia in their first event, vault, by more than two points at 46.816-44.479.

Komova helped narrow the gap to 1.5 points in the next apparatus, uneven bars, with an error-free performance for 15.566 points.

But Komova fell from balance beam after triple back flips in rotation three and the gap with the Americans widened to more than three points.

In the final floor exercise, Komova stumbled back when she landed after tumbling forward to the tune of Swan Lake early in her routine. She could pick up only 13.800 points.

The US women held their nerves as Maroney, Weiber and Alexandra Raisman, 17, the only holdover from the 2010 world squad, put in solid performances.


Results Women Team Final

1- USA 179.411

2- Russia 175.329

3- China 172.820

4- Romania 172.412

5- Great Britain 169.670

6- Germany 168.479

7- Japan 167.122

8- Australia 166.739


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China Wins 5th World Title in Row, Tops Japan, US

China has done it again, winning its fifth straight title at the world gymnastics championships Wednesday night while the United States got its first medal, a bronze, since 2003.

China finished with 275.161 points, more than two points ahead of Japan (273.093) and the Americans (273.083). The Chinese walked off the floor, holding their index fingers in the air, No. 1 yet again.

China has dominated men's gymnastics over the last decade, winning every world title since 2003 as well as two of the last three Olympic gold medals. But it looked almost ordinary in qualifying, finishing behind both Japan and the United States.

It was anything but ordinary Wednesday, putting on one high-class routine after another








7-South Korea


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Wieber wins all-around gold at gym worlds

The American rallied to beat Russia's Viktoria Komova for the all-around title at the world gymnastics championships on Thursday night, despite making mistakes on both uneven bars and floor exercise. Wieber is the sixth American to win gymnastics' biggest prize at worlds, and adds a second gold to the one she won with her U.S. teammates on Tuesday night.

Wieber had a big form break on uneven bars, leaving her trailing Komova by more than a point midway through the meet. She pared the lead in half with a spectacular balance beam routine, but seemed resigned to silver after taking a big step out of bounds on floor exercise. With Komova going last, Wieber stood on the sidelines getting a pep talk and a pat on the back from Geddert.

Komova was clean, but her routine didn't have the difficulty — nor anywhere near the spark — of Wieber's. When the final score was posted, Wieber was the winner.

Barely. She finished with 59.382 points, just 0.033 ahead of Komova, the Youth Olympic Games champion. The 16-year-old's mouth dropped open in shock and Geddert threw his hands in the air before sprinting down the floor.

China's Yao Jinnan won the bronze medal. Aly Raisman of the United States was fourth.



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Women's All-Around Final Live Results - Final Results

1 WIEBER Jordyn USA 59.382

2 KOMOVA Victoria RUS 59.349

3 YAO Jinnan CHN 58.598

4 RAISMAN A. USA 57.558

5 HUANG Qiushuang CHN 57.432

6 PORGRAS Ana ROU 57.299


8 MITCHELL Lauren AUS 56.699

9 WHELAN Hannah GBR 56.124

10 JAROSCH Nadine GER 56.033

11 SEITZ Elisabeth GER 55.823

12 FERRARI Vanessa ITA 55.532


14 FERLITO C. ITA 55.082

15 TSURUMI Koko JPN 54.999


17 VAN GERNER C. NED 54.865

18 HAIDU R. ROU 54.814

19 LEE Christine CAN 54.732

20 TANAKA Rie JPN 54.699


22 IZURIETA A. ESP 53.731

23 LITTLE Emily AUS 53.599

24 LOPEZ Jessica VEN 52.299


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Uchimura claims third consecutive world gymnastics title

The Japanese star ran away with the all-around gold Friday night, becoming the first man to win three titles at the world gymnastics championships. And after this performance, it's hard to imagine anyone catching him at next summer's London Olympics.

Uchimura finished with 93.631 points, more than three ahead of Germany's Philipp Boy, who won the silver for a second straight year. Koji Yamamuro, Uchimura's training partner, won the bronze medal.

Uchimura had this title wrapped up at the halfway point, making high bar, his final routine, the start of his victory celebration. The crowd roared with each release move, and fans were on their feet even before his hit the landing mat. As Uchimura looked skyward and threw his arms in the air, the fans let out such a big roar it nearly lifted the roof of the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium



Men's All-Around Final Live Results - Final Results

1 UCHIMURA Kohei JPN 93.631

2 BOY Philipp GER 90.530

3 YAMAMURO Koji JPN 90.255

4 PURVIS Daniel GBR 89.932

5 OROZCO John USA 89.664



8 NGUYEN Marcel GER 88.831

9 TOMMASONE Cyril FRA 88.565

10 MARTINEZ Rafael ESP 88.089

10 KIM Seungil KOR 88.089

12 KOCZI Flavius ROU 87.998

13 SHATILOV A. ISR 87.433

14 FOKIN Anton UZB 87.364

15 GARIBOV Emin RUS 87.331


17 KIM Soo Myun KOR 87.164

18 TENG Haibin CHN 87.031

19 STEPKO Oleg UKR 86.264

20 BUCHER Pascal SUI 85.031



23 GAFUIK Nathan CAN 82.698

24 LEYVA Danell USA 80.206


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Leyva dropped hard from high bar and could not continue his performance

Leyva had hoped to contend for a medal after finishing third in qualifying and helping the U.S. men win the bronze medal, their first at worlds since 2003. He was in the mix until he sat down on his vault landing, but he rebounded with the third-highest score on parallel bars. That brought up high bar, where Leyva's mix is a high-risk, high-reward act that even the X-Games set would find cool.

In a laid-out position, he flipped himself up and back over the bar while doing a full twist. But he couldn't get his hands back on the bar, and fell hard to the floor. He lay there for several minutes and his stepfather and coach, Yin Alvarez, jumped onto the podium to check on him. When Leyva finally did sit up, he was clearly groggy.

He headed over to the chalk bucket after he got up as if to re-start his routine. Alvarez quickly turned him toward the stairs and led him off the podium. Leyva sat slumped in a chair as Alvarez patted him on the head and whispered encouragement in his ear.

"It's still slightly surreal," Leyva said. "I guess you can't really do anything about it now."

Leyva still has another crack at the individual medals, having qualified for Sunday's parallel bars final.


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Maroney wins second world gold at gymnastics champs

TOKYO — American 16-year-old McKayla Maroney won the women's vault title at the world gymnastics championships in Tokyo Saturday, adding to the gold medal she took as a member of the US team.

She collected 15.300 while Germany's 36-year-old Oksana Chusovitina, the 2008 Olympic vault silver medallist, defied her age to take the silver medal with 14.733.

The bronze went to Vietnam's Phan Thi Ha Thanh, 20, who scored 14.666, winning Vietnam's first gymnastic medal at any world championships or Olympics.



1 803 MARONEY MK USA 15.300

2 673 CHUSOVITINA O GER 14.733

3 579 PHAN THT VIE 14.666


5 782 STEINGRUBER G SUI 14.450

6 766 NABIEVA T RUS 14.349


8 523 PENA ABREU Y DOM 6.950

Komova of Russia wins women's uneven bars title at gymnastics worlds

Victoria Komova of Russia on Saturday claimed the women's gold medal in uneven bars at the gymnastics world championships in Tokyo.

The 16-year-old all-rounder staged a clean and impressive performance to collect a score of 15.500, outperforming her compatriot Tatiana Nabieva by a marginal 0.500 points. Chinese senior gymnast Huang Qiushuang took the bronze medal by scoring 14.833 points.



1 763 KOMOVA V RUS 15.500    

2 766 NABIEVA T RUS 15.000

3 631 HUANG Q CHN 14.833  

4 802 WIEBER J USA 14.500  

5 806 DOUGLAS G USA 14.200    

5 715 TERAMOTO A JPN 14.200  

7 712 TSURUMI K JPN 14.066    

8 654 DUFOURNET Y FRA 12.641    

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1 362 UCHIMURA K JPN 15.633  

2 281 ZOU K CHN 15.500

3 262 HYPOLITO D BRA 15.466

3 163 SHATILOV A ISR 15.466  

5 465 LEGENDRE S USA 15.400

6 422 KOCZI F ROU 15.333


8 462 DALTON J USA 15.133


1 347 BERKI K HUN 15.833    

2 317 TOMMASONE C FRA 15.266   

3 327 SMITH L GBR 15.066  

4 346 HIDVEGI V HUN 15.000    

5 362 UCHIMURA K JPN 14.533   

6 245 SELLATHURAI P AUS 14.333  

7 202 BERTONCELJ S SLO 14.266  

7 282 TENG H CHN 14.266  


1 283 CHEN Y CHN 15.800  

2 264 NABARRETE ZANETTI BRA 15.600    

3 365 YAMAMURO K JPN 15.500    

4 354 MORANDI M ITA 15.200    

5 392 van GELDER L NED 14.666    

6 362 UCHIMURA K JPN 14.633   

7 463 HORTON J USA 14.300    

8 221 CARMONA R VEN 14.266  

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Qualification for 2012 Olympics

As Individual Apparatus Medalists

(Medal winner Gymnasts whose countries do not qualify a full team for London )

Women's Vault

Thi Ha Thanh Phan - Vietnam (bronze medal)

Men's Floor

Diego Hypolito - Brazil (bronze medal)

Alexander Shatilov - Israel (bronze medal)

Men's Rings

Arthur Nabarrete Zanetti - Brazil (silver medal)

Men's Pommel horse

Krisztian Berki - Hungary (gold medal)

Cyril Tommasone - France (silver medal)

Louis Smith (GBR) who won a bronze medal is yet to qualify for the Olympics. He, along with the rest of the GBR team, will now have to secure their place at the Olympic test event next year

The rules state an individual gymnast can only qualify if his team fails to do so if he has competed on three pieces of apparatus - to within 85 per cent of the average qualifying score - and then goes on to win a medal.

Smith only competed on the pommel horse and therefore failed to meet the criteria.



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Leyva wins p-bars, 1st gold for US men in 8 years

Danell Leyva won the parallel bars title Sunday to give the American men their first gold medal at the world gymnastics championships in eight years.

Leyva's score of 15.633 put him one-tenth ahead of Vasileios Tsolakidis of Greece


It is the first U.S. men's gold at worlds since Paul Hamm won the all-around and floor exercise titles in 2003, and the first medal on parallel bars since Sean Townsend won gold in 2001.



1 464 LEYVA D USA 15.633  

2 145 TSOLAKIDIS V GRE 15.533    

2 284 ZHANG C CHN 15.533  

4 362 UCHIMURA K JPN 15.500    

5 314 CUCHERAT Y FRA 15.333    

6 426 BERBECAR MD ROU 15.266    

7 285 FENG Z CHN 15.200  

8 363 TANAKA K JPN 15.166  


1 387 YANG HS KOR 16.566  


3 366 OKIGUCHI M JPN 16.291

4 313 BOUHAIL T FRA 16.187

5 436 ABLYAZIN D RUS 16.174


7 148 SHEK WH HKG 15.950

8 393 WAMMES J NED 15.683


1 281 ZOU K CHN 16.441  

2 284 ZHANG C CHN 16.366

3 362 UCHIMURA K JPN 16.333  

4 334 HAMBUECHEN F GER 16.233  

5 394 ZONDERLAND E NED 14.833    

6 367 TANAKA Y JPN 14.700    

7 332 BOY P GER 14.300  

8 467 OROZCO J USA 14.133  


Russia's Afanaseva Russia wins floor exercise gold

Kseniia Afanaseva of Russia won the gold medal on floor exercise Sunday at the world gymnastics championships.

Afanaseva, who was added to the floor final midway through the meet as a replacement for teammate Viktoria Komova, scored a 15.133. That put her in front of Sui Lu of China and Aly Raisman of the United States. It was the second medal of the day for Sui, who had won the gold on balance beam about an hour earlier.



1 762 AFANASEVA K RUS 15.133  

2 634 SUI L CHN 15.066  

3 804 RAISMAN A USA 15.000  

4 632 YAO J CHN 14.866  

5 596 MITCHELL L AUS 14.733    

6 802 WIEBER J USA 14.700  

7 662 TWEDDLE E GBR 14.500  

8 754 CHELARU DM ROU 14.200    


1 634 SUI L CHN 15.866    

2 632 YAO J CHN 15.233  

3 802 WIEBER J USA 15.133  

4 804 RAISMAN A USA 15.066    

5 755 RACEA EA ROU 14.533    

6 767 INSHINA Y RUS 14.525    

7 751 PONOR C ROU 14.241    

8 763 KOMOVA V RUS 13.766  

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