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Results: Men's Team Finals

After an exciting competition, China finished with a 276.369 for the gold medal and the title of the 2014 World Champion. Japan finished second just one tenth behind China with a 276.269. USA claimed the bronze with a 270.369. Full results below via FIG. Related: Results: Men's Qualifications  Results: Women's Qualifications

USA Men Capture Bronze Team Medal

Team USA had an all-around solid competition in the World's team finals and claimed the bronze medal, coming up short of China and Japan, who took first and second.  Pommel Horse The team started out on pommel, just like qualifications, and they were able to hit three for three to start their meet off on a good note. Danell Leyva was up first and had a solid routine, fist pumping after his dismount and scoring a 14.466. Sam Mikulak up second and began beautifully with his signature combination- scissor from end to end. He displa...

Hansen Named Interim Head Coach at Minnesota

The University of Minnesota named Jenny Hansen as the 2014-2015 Interim Gymnastics Coach. The University interviewed 19 candidates which was then narrowed down to three candidates. All three candidates turned down the position. This coaching change follows the stepping down of Meg Stephenson.    Image Via Minnesota Gymnastics Twitter Oct. 6, 2014 ​MINNEAPOLIS - University of Minnesota Athletics Director Norwood Teague announced today that former Golden Gophers gymnast and associate head coach Jenny Hansen has bee...

Romania & Great Britain Qualify For Team Finals

Great Britain and Romania performed in the second to last subdivision of qualifications in Nanning, China. Larisa Iordache made a significant impact and lead team Romania to a respectful seventh place finish, just scraping into the team finals. Great Britain performed consistently overall and finished in fourth place, securing their place in the final on Wednesday. ROMANIA   Vault    Alina Stanila of Romania started off the vault rotation with a solid Yurchenko double full for a 14.866 followed by another solid Yurchenko double ...

Chusovitina Out With Injury

Chusovitina Out With Injury

Karen Psiaki

October 6, 2014, 3:05am

Long-time gymnastics veteran Oksana Chusovitina (UZB) has withdrawn from the World Championships due to a foot injury. The 39-year old gymnast was scheduled to compete on October 5th as part of the team from Uzbekistan, but instead she was only present on the floor as a spectator and team supporter.   Chusovitina sustained the foot injury during podium training at the Asian Games last month, and as a result she only competed on vault at that competition. However, according to an NBC OlympicTalk article, she had set her sights on the all-a...

Sensational Bars Rotation Pushes China To Second Place

China began their qualification competition on the uneven bars, where they took the arena by storm. Despite suffering a fall on the first routine of the day, the remainder of the gymnasts fought through adversity to nail an exceptional rotation. The team is currently standing in second place, behind the United States, after Subdivision 8.  Bars    Siyi Chen in the lead off position for China on their first event. Begins a beautiful routine with a full to el half, clean Tkatchev to a blind turn where she seemed to be short, tired...

USA Annihilates Competition In Day 1 Of Qualifications

The United States' women dominated the World stage today and now hold a commanding lead over the countries who have previsouly competed. Their high levels of difficulty per event, precise execution, and controlled landings have propelled the team above their competition, putting them in a position to potentially grasp the gold medal in finals.  Beam    MyKayla Skinner takes the lead off position for Team USA on the balance beam. She doesn’t waste any time getting her routine started, and hits her first big series- back han...

Minnesota Gymnastics Without a Head Coach

With official fall practices starting… the Minnesota Gophers are still without a head coach. The Gophers are without a head coach after the stepping down of Meg Stephenson back in August. Stephenson stepped down after a year of retaliation and sexual harassment claims. The University has not made any comments regarding the stepping down of Meg Stephenson.  Pictured: Junior Lindsay Mable    Last Season:  The Gophers finished the 2014 season by placing third at regionals, missing a bid to the 2014 NCAA National Ch...

Results: Women's Qualifications

Day two of women’s qualifications is complete! USA had the team high with a 235.038, China is in second with a 230.753, and Russia is third with a 228.135. Simone Biles (USA) had the individual all-around high with a 59.599, followed by Russia's Aliya Mustafina with a 58.874, and Romania's Larisa Iordache with a 58.365. The top 8 teams will move on to team finals, which take place Wednesday, October 8 at 7am Eastern Time. The top 24 all-around gymnasts (with two per country max) will compete in individual all-around finals on Friday...

Mustafina Leads Russia in Session 1 of World Qualifications

Women's qualifications day one kicked off with subdivision one featuring Russia, Belgium, Canada, and Egypt. Russia didn't have their best performance but still had a solid showing.  Floor   Ekaterina Kramarenko in the lead off position for Russia on the floor. Hit routine, however, a few key mistakes will cost her tenths. Whip through to double tuck, takes a big step on the landing. Another step backwards on the last pass. Finishes with a 13.066. Alla Sosnitskaya with a big double layout to begin the routine. Has a very elegant styl...

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