2017 London World Cup – Women’s Competition

All Around:

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1st- Tabea Alt, 54.598

2nd- Victoria Nguyen

[VT] 14.166 (5.4, 8.866, -0.1) [UB] 13.800 (5.7, 8.100) [BB] 12.866 (5.8, 7.066) [FL] 13.000 (5.1, 7.900) : 53.852

3rd- Amy Tinkler, 53.433

Mens is happening now ( 2.46 eastern time) on USAG’s facebook.


31 Responses to “2017 London World Cup – Women’s Competition”

  1. Rocío Martínez López Says:

    Melnikova is down again, isn’t she? I missed all the competition, sorry.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      I only watched Victoria’s routines. The video has the whole competition. They killed her execution and rightfully so. She is pretty messy

      • Rocío Martínez López Says:

        Just got a look at The Couch Gymnastics’ publication regarding the results: http://www.thecouchgymnast.com/2017/04/08/2017-london-world-cup-results-and-recap/. It seems that they have been very strict with execution’s scores, but in general all the scores seems pretty low. I mean, 52.599 for Melnikova is a disaster for the first figure in Russian’s gymnastics right now (I don’t know were Seda is nowadays, but both Melnikova and Spiri are a step away from joining her in whatever exile VR has vanished her).

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        LOL. You think there is a big black hole somewhere that all the Romania and Russian gymnasts are sent who don’t live up to potential:) I miss Andreea Isarescu. I can’t believe she retired:(

      • Rocío Martínez López Says:

        Yeah, I am beginnig to believe it. It must be on Siberia or something. Grishina were there for sure after 2013 and Seda must be there now, because she haven’t been heard of in a while. And I am sure Valentina wanted to send Nabieva there too, but Nab’s balls are bigger than Valentina’s, so she hasn’t allowed it (I love Nabs for it, because I have never been a fan of her gymnastics). Kramarenko, Kurbatova, Alla and Anna Myzdrikova must have been there too. We should call it “Gymsberia” or something like that.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        I like that Gymsberia. It fits:)

      • Rocío Martínez López Says:

        Then Gymsberia is it. I think that Chiles is in Gymsberia too right now.

  2. dianajc99 Says:

    That was the sloooowest meet.

  3. Rocío Martínez López Says:

    Russia has named its provisional team for Euros: Maria Paseka, Melnikova, Eremina and Kapitonova. Spiri and Seda are officially at Gymsberia. I am surprised about Paseka. I haven’t heard from her in a while and I thought she was still suffering from her back injury. She seemed in a lot of pain at Rio. I thought she was going to retire.


    • dianajc99 Says:

      my god are they trying to kill Melinkova?

      • Rocío Martínez López Says:

        In theory, they said they were trying to present her in as many competitions as she could undertake in order to obtain some experience and get rid of the consistency problems she was having. In my opinion, they were not successful (she was falling down everywhere at London Cup too), but if they are going to rethink their decision, it would be after Europeans, one of the most important meets of the year. And with Romania at the shape we all know and Russia playing the Russian roulette every time a gymnast do her exercise, we could see a lot of new faces in the podium. (But please, I want Lari to win).

  4. Rocío Martínez López Says:

    GB team for Euros announced: Ellie and Becky Downie, Fragapane, and Georgia Mae-Fenton. Surprisingly, no Tinkler after her bronze. I don’t know why, but the only reason I can think of is injury.

  5. Rocío Martínez López Says:

    Romania’s team: Catalina Ponor, Larissa Iordache, Olivia Cimpian and Ioana Crisan. Ocolisan was announced as a part of the team first, but is injuried and had to be replaced.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Any else thinking Mihai should have gone to Romania? Sure their bars would still suck but at least Aly could be counted on to hit when needed if needed .

      • Rocío Martínez López Says:

        It would have been great. He would have risen their scores in other apparatus as well, because their difficulty in floor and vault is dropping exponentially. Any news on that rumours that said that Bela and Martha were going to Romania after their retirement for USA gymnastics? I don’t think so, but still…

      • Gymbot Says:

        I’m sure Mihai would be a welcome asset anywhere. I think Alexandrov should go to Romania. Plus if Romania were to rise above Russia, it would be just so satisfying a story

  6. dianajc99 Says:

    According to The Salt lake Tribune Skinner is the 6th member of the final five..haha

    • Cupquaked Says:

      “It makes sense, how a gymnast who in essence became the sixth member of the “Final Five,” the American team that dominated the 2016 Olympic meet in Rio de Janeiro, would thrive in college. But that doesn’t always happen.”

      Wait. What?

  7. dianajc99 Says:

    Another hit for the dantzcher (sp) family.One of jaymie’s sisters has died.

    • gymnerd Says:

      What?! Which one, and what happened? Link? Thanks.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        It was Jennifer . I believe she is the oldest. She leaves two young kids which is horrible . I am not a big fan of that family in general though I do like the twins but no child deserves to be left motherless at that age. I feel so bad for her children . The family has set up a go fund me page.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        And she had a asthma attack and died suddenly .

      • gymnerd Says:

        Thank you. Sounds like a hideous way to go. 😦

  8. Rocío Martínez López Says:

    Didn’t realize that the NCAA had Spanish gymnasts. Both Silvia and Mariana Colussi competed for Spain.

    • Gymbot Says:

      I think she competed at Florida and one other university.

      • Rocío Martínez López Says:

        Didn’t have any idea. I didn’t even think it was a possibility for them to compete at NCAA without being full time in USA at least. I know the Colussi sisters still compete for Spain from time to time. I am very new to the NCAA system. We don’t have anything similar in Europe.

    • Cupquaked Says:

      Plenty of international gymnasts compete in NCAA. I think the rules are just that you have to be a full or part time students and not be a pro. This is a list of the ones I know of:

      Peng Peng Lee (CAN) and Stella (I forgot her last name, AUS) at UCLA, Maegan Chant (CAN) at Florida, Ivy Lu (CAN) at Minnesota, Maddi Leyden at Arizona, Vivi Babalis (CAN), Jordyn Pedersen (CAN), and Natalie Vaculik (CAN) at Georgia, Aleeza Yu (CAN) at Stanford, Ruby Herrold (GBR) and Shae Zamardi (CAN) at LSU, Leslie Delgado (MEX), India McPeak (NIR), and Laura Mitch (ENG) at Bowling Green, Toni Alicke (GER), Serena Baker (CAN), Riley Cholod (CAN), and Nicole Szabo (ZA) at U of Illinois-Chicago, Madison Copiak (CAN) at U of Washington, and Kaitlyn Hofland (CAN) and Stefanie Merkle (CAN) at Ohio State.

      Just to name a few. Those are just from the universities that I know of that have international gymnasts, there’s probably more if you searched through rosters. And I know some of these girls still compete or are on the national teams for their home countries. Since they aren’t in direct competition with USA elites it’s not a problem.

      • Cupquaked Says:

        Also, I didn’t know all of the countries off the top of my head, I definitely had to google where some of these girls were from/where they went to school.

      • Rocío Martínez López Says:

        Thank you, Cupquaked! I only knew of non-USA NCAA gymnasts that were from Canada and UK, so I thought they might have some kind of special arrangement. I am glad that NCAA can be a possibility for European gymnasts too.

      • tulip Says:

        Courtney McGregor from New Zealand competes for Boise State. Marissa King from GB competed for Florida. Risa Gill from Canada went to Oregon State this season. Next year a German named Pauline will go to UCLA. Love the international presence.

  9. Rocío Martínez López Says:

    Mustafina did an interview some days ago and dobleenplancha published a link with some declarations of it in English: http://israeligymnerd.blogspot.com.es/2017/04/aliya-mustafina-radio-interview.html. There is a lot of inconsequential stuff in it, like the fact she doesn’t like onions, but also interesting picks like the confirmation that she will try to get to Tokyo, especially (but not only) to try for three in a row UB title.

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