Ukrainian born gymnasts dominated the team finals at the 1st European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, but the Ukrainian team itself finished second. Former Ukrainian Nikolai Kuksenkov competed for first place finisher Russia, and former Ukrainians Oleg Stepko and Petro Paknyuk competed for third place finisher Azerbaijan. Belarus finished fourth. If Putin ever gets all these countries [...more]
The main event last week was the Chinese Championships in Fuzhou, which concluded on June 4th.
The All Around Championship was won by Deng Shudi (89.5), with Zhou Shixiong second (89.3) and Lin Chao pan third (88.7). These scores are a bit inflated, as they include stick bonus. On the other hand, Chinese domestic scoring has a reputation of being harsh. Either way, it looks as if Deng Shudi at least will be [...more]
Jackson Payne won the Canadian Men’s National All Around Championships (one year after rejoining the Canadian National Team and after two years away from the sport due to a stint as a Mormon missionary) with a score of 83.5. Payne also won the All Around title four years ago. Future Minnesota Gopher Justin Karstadt [...more]