2016 School Games: Results And Video Apparatus Finals.

Day two of the 2016 School Games, and the top eight on each piece (other than vault where there were 6 qualifiers) came back to compete for the apparatus final medals.

Maisie Methuen was the golden girl of the day, having taken part in every school Games she has been eligible for, both Espoir, and both junior years, the end of an era for this talented Welsh junior, she finished her time in this competition in the best way possible, by taking every apparatus final gold.

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Picture from Welsh Gymnastics, Maisie Methuen, apparatus final golden girl.

 

Results and Video by Apparatus.

The video I took directly from the live feed on Sunday, so the quality isn’t particularly good, especially on bars, where it’s very dark, but I thought I would share them anyway. There is much better quality video available to members of British Gymnastics on the BG Score App, or on GymNET through your account.

Vault

A clean sweep on vault for the Welsh team, Gold went to Maisie, handspring pike front half, and handspring pike front. Silver to Zoe Simmons for her handspring pike front, and  handspring tuck front half. Bronze to Holly Jones, full twisting Yurchenko, and handspring tucked front.Screen Shot 2016-09-05 at 02.11.39

Maise

Zoe

Holly

Amelie

Ellie

Sarah

 

Bars 

Gold again for Maisie, she was short on her casts today, but otherwise cleanly through, and  ahead on D score. Emily Thomas took silver, good clean work again, as we expect from the Welsh team. A little late on casts and and late on the giant full, but a strong swing, and good overall routine from her. Chiara Bunce took the bronze, she caught her Tkatchev today, and worked well right through to the lovely one and a half twisting front flyaway dismount.

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Maisie

Emily

Chiara

Anna

Halle

Megan

Amelie

Latalia

 

Beam

Gold number three for Maisie, she’d had an uncharacteristically bad day on this piece on day one, with two falls, but Wales opted to take Zoe out of the final, and put Maisie in as they were entitled to do, and Maisie got the chance to redeem herself.  A little down in D score from her very best work, no second layout in the series, no sheep jump (she used a change quarter leap later in the routine instead today) which she usually joins to the free walkover, no double spin, and a double twist dismount, rather than the two and a half. Working off a 5.1 D today as opposed to the potential 6.0 of her usual routine, she was nevertheless very clean and extended as she usually is, and was awarded the highest E score of the day.
Two of the youngest gymnasts in the competition Halle Hilton, and Amelie Morgan took silver and Bronze. Amelie actually had a fall on her mount, but the rest of the routine was superb. Halle went clean with a few minor wobbles, but another excellent performance from her, and she has a lot more work she can add to this routine. With both these young gymnasts eligible for the 2018 junior European championships, British gymnastics continues it’s upward trajectory.

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Maisie

Halle

Amelie

Latalia

Megan

Ellesse

Anna

Sarah

 

Floor 

Finishing off her golden day, Maisie again performed beautifully to take the gold. I wonder whether this is the last time we will see this lovely routine from Maisie, as although there are a couple of smaller junior events left this year, I don’t know whether Maisie will be competing or not. As she turns senior next year, I imagine we will then see a new routine, so if this was the last one, it was great to enjoy it one last time.
Zoe Simmons took the silver with her fun energetic routine, choreographed so well to suit her, and equally well performed alongside her clean tumbling. Amelie Morgan took the bronze, another beautifully choreographed routine expressively performed, especially good on the leaps thanks to her impressive flexibility, and the new triple twist well rotated.

Three very different gymnasts, three completely different routines that highlight their personal styles and artistic abilities. Each one expressive, engaging, emoting, and projecting the performance. Very encouraging artistry from the young British gymnasts.

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Maisie

Zoe

Amelie

Emily

Sarah

Ellesse

Megan

Amelia

 

 

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