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Event Finals Day 1 Live Blog

The event specialists get their chance to shine with the start of event finals.

Today, men and women get their chance to show off their specialty events in four event finals:
Men's Floor
Women's Vault
Men's Pommel Horse
Women's Uneven Bars


 Be prepared for some awesome gymnastics.

Refresh the page every so often for all the updates!

We'll start with men's floor.

Start list:
Kohei Uchimura 15.241 (6.9 D, 8.641 -0.3 penalty)
Diego Hypolito 15.533 (6.8 D, 8.733)
Max Whitlock 15.633 (6.8 D, 8.833)
Kristian Thomas 15.058 (6.2 D, 8.858)
Arthur Mariano Nory 15.433 (6.7 D, 8.733 D)
Jake Dalton 15.133 (6.7, 8.433)
Kenzo Shirai 15.366 (7.6 D, 7.766)
Sam Mikulak 14.333 (6.6 D, 7.833, -0.1)

Kohei -  3 1/2 + 2/1 OOB,  2 1/2 + 1 1/2, double double,  russian circles to splits,  1 3/4 roll out, 3/1 twist.

Diego -  1 1/2 + 2 1/2 , double arabian, + fro 1/1 tuck, Pike double arabian, wide arm HS,  1/ 1/2 + 2 1/2 + 3/1, 1 3/4 roll out, 3/1 twist.

Max  2 1/2 + 1 1/2 rudi,  3 1/2 + barani, flares + air flare (nice extension) + wide arm HS,  2 1/2 +  1/1, 2 3/4 roll out, 3/1 twist

Kristian - whip + double pike arabian, 2 1/2 + fro 1/1 tuck,   3/1 + lay 1/2,  russian + wide arm HS,  double arabian, super high.

Arthur Nory - pike double front + front tuck,  full in pike, wide arm hs,  layout 1 3/4 roll out 1 1/2 + fro 1/2, 2/1 + fro 1/1 tuck, full in.

Jake Dalton -  layout double arabian, whip pike double arabian, fro 1/1 + fro 2/1, wide arm HS,  2 1/2 + fro 1/1 tuck, layout 1 3/4 roll out,  3/1 twist, not the best landing. He should still get a medal for his glorious toe point.

Kenzo the twisting king of Japan -  3 1/2 + fro 2/1,  triple freaking double!! wide arm, fro 1/1 + fro 3/1 his ass almost touched the ground, OH SHIT, he put his hands down on that last pass!  Okay, no he didn't. 4/1 twist dismount.  He had some errors in that routine and if the judges are as tight as they've been with the scoring... this could be interesting.

Sam "Dance Cam" Mikulak is up next -  2 1/2 + fro 2/1, short,  fro tuck 1/1 + rudi, air flares, sweet,  2 1/2 + double bail out thing, MAN WIPE, hahaha, 3/1 twist, he landed ok.

HOLY FUCK. That's an interesting final.  If Diego Hypolito and Arthur Nory medal, I will cry!

Here are the final standings and YES! Arthur and Diego will medal! :) : )

1. Max Whitlock, Great Britain 15.633
2. Diego Hypolito, Brazil, 15.533
3.  Arthur Mariano, 15.433

Next is women's vault, featuring Simone, Maria Paseka of Russia, Hong Un Jong of North Korea and Oksana Chusovitina, seven freaking time Olympian.  The question (or rather questions) on everyone's mind for this final is: will Simone win gold? Will Chuso bust out the Produnova (handspring double front)? Will Hong bust out a triple twisting yurchenko and beat everyone?

Here we go

Here's the start list:
Hong Un Jong AVG 14.9
Shallon Olsen 14.816
Oksana Chusovitina 14.833
Wang Yan 14.999 AVG
Giulia Steingruber 15.216
Dipa Karmakar 15.066
Maria Paseka 15.253
Simone Biles 15.966


Hong Un Jong - VT 1 Cheng - some piking in the air, step back on the landing.  Bent arms on her block. 15.4 (6.4, 9.00) HOLY SHIT, she's going for the TTY! WILL SHE MAKE IT!!!!!???? She sat it down.  She looked like she had good form in the air. She didn't get it all the way around, that was more of a 2 6/8.... They only credited her with the Amanar 14.40 (6.3, 8.200 plus a penalty -0.1) 14.9 AVG

Shallon Olsen -  Amanar, big height, but she put her knee down. 14.966, 2nd VT -  Yurchenko 1/2 on 1 1/2  tucked, much better. 14.966 14.816 AVG

Chuso - let's see if she'll land that Produnova. big height, not enough to land it and she rolls out on her next.  Well, on the replay, she was below the level of the table on the 2nd flip. She wasn't going to land it. 14.933 (7.0, 7.933), VT 2 - Tsuk 2/1, much better than that produnova. small step on the landing.  I love that the other coaches are hugging her. Oh and an OOB. 14.733 (6.0, 8.833 0.1 penalty)

Wang Yan - VT 1-  Tsuk 2/1,  clean in the air, small step on the landing. She's so small but she's so powerful! My god, she's got so much booty power, she moved the springboard when she jumped on it. 14.866 (6.0,8.866) VT 2 - Rudi - very nice, small hop on the landing, cleaner in air form. 15.133 (6.2 8.933) 14.999 avg

Giulia Steingruber - Rudi, HUGE height, just a hop to the side. Her form is better from AA finals and qualifications.  15.533 (6.2 9.333), DTY 2nd VT, super clean, 14.9 (5.8, 9.1) AVG 15.216

Dipa - VT 1 tsuk 2/1, small step. leg seps on pre-flight. 14.866, VT 2 Produnova, butt was close to the mat, but it was not as scary as Chuso's.  15.266 (7.0, 8.266) AVG 15.066

Maria Paseka - VT 1 Cheng, good landing, crazy legs in pre-flight and in air, landed on the OOB line. 15.266 (6.4 8.966), VT 2 - Amanar, big step back, makes my knees hurt looking at that. 15.241 (6.3, 8.941), avg 15.253

OMG!!! I think GIULIA WILL MEDAL! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

Simone!!!! VT 1 - Amanar - OMG! I'm TOO NERVOUS! Small hop back, good form in air. Little under rotated, but it's the best vault I've seen so far.  15.9!!!!!! (6.3, 9.6) VT 2 Cheng - BEAUTIFUL!!! OMG! SHE DID IT! SHE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! 16.033!!! (6.4, 9.633)!!! SHE DID IT! SHE DID IT!!!! AVG 15.966

GIULIA MEDALED!!!!!

Final Standings:
1. Simone 15.966
2. Maria 15.253
3. Giulia 15.216

Next is pommel horse and pommel horse is boring, so I'm going to peace out for a bit, give my fingers a rest. Be back for bars finals.

Louis Smith rocking the man bun.

Here's a summary of PH finals. Max Whitlock won the gold over Louis Smith in silver, Team USA FINALLY got A medal on the men's side. Jim Watson dubbed Max Whitlock "Mad Max." Maybe would be slightly more appropriate if Max were Australian, but I digress.


Last but not least is the bars final. This is a freaking STACKED final, Elisabeth Seitz, Sophie Scheder and Gabby Douglas make appearances and Madison Kocian and Daria Spiridonova, the defending co-co-co-co world champs battle Olympic Champ, Aliya Mustafina for the gold.

Start list:
Jessica Lopez 15.333
Gabby Douglas 15.066
Aliya Mustafina 15.900
Madison Kocian 15.833
Sophie Scheder 15.566
Shang Chunsong 15.433
Daria Spiridonova 13.966
Elisabeth Seitz 15.533

SOOOO many sparkles on those leos. They're practically blinding me.

Jessica Lopez - glide KCHS,  chow + clear 1/2 + giant 1/2 + pike jaeger, pak + maloney, jaeger, gienger,  double front. Solid routine! She did a great job! 15.333

Gabby - jump KCHS,  in bar 1/2, gets confused misses it, pike tkatchev + pak,  endo 1/2, chow 1/2, DLO. 15.066 (6.5 D, 8.566)

Aliya Mustafina - glide KCHS,  in bar 1/1 + chow + pak +  maloney 1/2, giant 1/2 + pike jaeger, toe on 1/1 + mustafina dismount, small step. AWESOME, BALLER ROUTINE! :) :) :) 15.900 (6.8 D, 9.10)

Madison Kocian -  glide KCHS,  in bar 1/1 + komova  + chow 1/2, giant 1/2 + jaeger,   stalder + stalder 1/1 + full in stuck, solid. 15.833 (6.7, 9.133)

Sophie Scheder glide KCHS in bar 1/1 + komova + bail, toe 1/1 + stalder shoot to HB + giant 1/2 + jaeger, in bar pike tkatchev, full in, small hop. 15.566 (6.6 D, 8.966)

Shang Chunsong -  Jump KCHS,  shang, + pak shaposh + gienger,  giant 1/2 G 1 1/2 + jaeger,  full in, solid.  15.433 (6.7 D, 8.733)

Daria Spiridonova - glide KCHS,  in bar 1/1 + komova + pak + maloney 1/2, misses the bar, le sigh... in bar 1/2 + pike jaeger, toe on 1/1 + full in. Damn that fall. 13.966 (6.1 D 7.866)

Elisabeth Seitz - KCHS, maloney + ricna, jaeger, + downie +bail + maloney 1/2 + toe on 1/1 + full in. 15.533 (6.6 D, 8.933)

My queen Aliya has defended her title!  SOPHIE GET'S THE BRONZE!!! AHHH THIS IS SO AWESOME!

Final Standings -
1. Aliya Mustafina 15.900
2. Madison Kocian 15.833
3. Sophie Scheder 15.566




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