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mag_apparatus final_aj2010Tokyo March 15, 2010: organised the first part of the Apparatus finals

Men's Floor Final
China's ZHU Xiaodong started today's final with very beautiful execution. He mounted with double twisting layout front and he continued to two combinations: one and a half twisting back to layout front; two and a half twisting back to tucked barani. His highlight was the dismount, triple twist, with stuck landing. He kept the lead till the end and won this event.
The last performer, Nonomura, performed very clean routine but the landing of the dismount of tripe twist kept him away from the gold. Korea's Park Eo Jin showed the highest somersault in each tumbling pass but a little nervous execution did not bring him other than a bronze medal.

Women's Balance Beam Final
Tan Sixin of China showed her excellent execution and difficult routine; ff, two foot ff, layout back, Korbut; switch ring leap; tucked punch front; front aerial to sheep jump; piked side somi; ff, two foot ff, two and a half twist dismount. She missed some connections at the qualification but today she wobbled only in switch ring jump. She absolutely deserved the gold. Japan's Teramoto took her third medal placing second. Her dismount, triple twist, was just amazingly stuck.
The final saw a lot of falls from many gymnasts but Uzbekistan's Abdusalimova had a solid execution except a balance check after layout back to take a bronze, the first medal for Uzbekistan.

Men's Pommel Horse Final
The top qualifier, Japan's Sho Yokoyama, performed his good routine with an excellent execution throughout the routine: scisors half turn with hop, E-flop, D combined elements; Sivado; 5/4 twisting reversed kehre with 3/3 travel. He won this event with 0.6 margin.
Korea's BAE Ga Ram and PARK Eo Jin entered second and third respectively. The minor execution errors cost them to catch up with Yokoyama. China's ZHOU Shixiong fell and missed a medal even though he had a difficult set of elements.

Women's Uneven Bars Final
Tan Sixin of China performed the excellent routine; front giant with one and a half pirouette to Tkachev; front giant with full pirouette on one hand to el grip, el grip Jaeger; Park; El grip giant to tucked double front dismount. She won the second gold medal for China. The last performer, Asuka Teramoto of Japan, performed very clean routine sticking her double front dismount. She had an EXTRA giant between Stalder full to bail to handstand on low bar that cost her a gold medal. (TAN and Teramoto had the same D scores. ) Another Chinese, CHEN Shihua, touched low bar with her foot while giant with blind turn. She might have the biggest chance to win this event but dropped to the third place.

Men's Rings Final
The only gymnast who had Planche (E skill) in his routine, Korea's YANG Hak Seon, was very strong as well as in the qualification. He had kip to Maltese, Azarian, and Matese in the beginning of the routine. The dismount was a little weak tucked full-in but it was enough to give him a gold, which was the first gold medal for Korea. ZHU Xiaodong performed three type of Yamawaki (layout, piked, and tucked) and dismounted with layout full-in to enter second. Japan's Yokoyama had a hop in his landing that cost him a gold or a silver by a small margin but grabbed a bronze medal.

Women's TRA Final

We held female final today.
As same as qualification, we expected the result "China led and Kazakhstan fights over 3rd place against Japan". When 4 gymnast finished their performance, Chisato DOIHATA (JPN) marked 24.3 at E score (more than 2nd
routine E score at qualification ) and she became 1st at that time.
Next Chinese gymnast took their performances, but LIU Lingling who was 2nd
of qualification interrupted and only counted 6 elements. And Dong Yu, 1st
of qualification, she showed excellent performance as same as qualification
and marked 38.5 of total score.

The result was 1st DONG Yu, 2nd Chisato DOIHATA and 3rd Miyu YOSHIMURA.
YOSHIMURA showed very good performance and she got bronze medal.
A Japanese player who reached the finals demonstrated own in good tension
and was able to finish the women's final of the 1st junior Asian
championship safely.

1- DONG, Yu(CHN) 38.5
2- Chisato DOIHATA(JPN)34.4
3- Miyu YOSHIMURA(JPN) 33.3
4- YEGIZKARAVE、, Assel(KAZ) 33.3
5- NOVIKOVA, Yekaterina(KAZ) 32.2
6- LIU, Lingling(CHN) 18.5

japan team - 2010aj_mag_tvcTokyo 14-3-2010: MAG TEAM & AA Final - Subdivision 1
Since China sent only two male gymnasts to these championships, they did not compete for the team competition. Kazakhstan were going to lead this subdivision instead of them.
Chinese ZHOU Shixiong unveiled Teng Haibin (Peach full on one rail) on parallel bars. He did Endo full to Pogorelov (Layout Jaeger full) but failed to regrasp. He added Rybalko to layout Jaeger after that mistake. The two of Chinese performed conservative routines on the rest of the events, but the execution was beautifully.
As well as the women's competition, Mongolian gymnast brought a surprise: Erdenebold GANBAT vaulted very high Roche. His second vault was a little weak (Kasamatsu-full) with bent knees but topped the qualification for the final.
While Kazakhstan was not best in shape, Iran climbed to the top after this subdivision. They celebrated themselves for their great moment.
MAG TEAM & AA Final - Subdivision 2
Missing China in the team competition, Japan and Korea were expected to go head to head battle for the championship. As the host country, the Japanese team aimed at the team title as well as its women's team.
Japan started very cleanly the competition on vault. Makoto Fukuo hit his Driggs with a small step forward. The rest of them had a good landing as well. Korea was not on their favorite event and had some weak executions on parallel bars.
In the second rotation, Japan had no mistake at all. All of them had a clean set with Peach. Korea had no big release element but no big errors as well.
Korea went to their favorite event, floor, in the third rotation. Park Eo Jin was a superb tumbler on floor; tucked Arabian double mount; one and a half twisting back somersault to double twisting layout front; double twisting layout back; two and a half twist to punch tucked front full; triple twist dismount. Japan was very stable on horizontal bar: they had a very beautiful Yamaha or layout Tkachev.
In the fourth rotation, Korea was weak and had weak execution on pommel horse and had a fall. Japan had very nice twisting elements such as two and half twist to punch layout barani or triple twist. Only one mistake was seen but it did not count the total. After this rotation, Japan gained a very big margin over Korea.
Japan had no fall and did their best on pommel horse in the fifth rotation. Korea had a specialist YANG Hak Seon, on rings. Considering the junior level, his strength elements were just great. He mounted with a series of kip to Maltese , Azarian and Maltese.
The last rotation was something exciting for Korean gymnast. They are very strong on vault as well as floor. The first three gymnast did Yurchenko with good height. The last performer, YANG Hak Seon was superb and amazed the crowd. His first vault was YEO II and almost stuck the landing. The second vault was another exciting one, Lopez. As a result, Korea scored the best total on this event. Japan had a mistake from Nonomura (a large step forward touching the mat with a hand), but the last performer, Sho Yokoyama Honma showed cross, piked Yamawaki, Yamawaki, layout Honma. He stuck tucked double-double dismount. Even though Korea came close to Japan, the host country, Japan, won the team title for the first time since 1975. Iran, having finished their competition at the fist subdivision, placed third place over the countries in the second subdivision.
The individual all-around contention turned thrilling for Japan when Shogo NONOMURA missed his landing on rings, but he won the title with 0.25 margin over Chinese ZHOU Shixiong. Korea's Bae Ga Ram entered third.

Team Final

1- Japan - 255.450 pts - Gold medal

2- Korea - 251.850 pts - Silver medal

3- Iran -233.500 pts - Bronze medal

All-Around Final

1- Shogo Nonomura - Japan - 85.150 pts - Gold medal

2- Shixing ZHOU - China - 84.900 pts - Silver medal

3- Ga Ram BAE - Korea - 84.200 pts - Bronze medal

2010asianjr-logoThe Asian Gymnastics Union is organising the 11th Junior Asian Championships in Trampoline and Artistic Gymnastics at the Makuhari Event Hall in Chiba (JPN). Eligible junior gymnasts from Asia will get a shot at qualifying for the 1st Youth Olympic Games in Singapore from March 13 – 16, 2010.
The parallel event for Rhythmic Gymnastics took place in Tashkent (UZB) on February 16 - 19, 2010 (see review).
YOG athlete eligibility
Artistic Gymnastics
A quota of 7, including one spot for host country Singapore, is allotted to Asian MAG juniors at the Youth Olympic Games. Girls compete for 5 plus 1 (host) spots.
The required age for Artistic gymnasts to be eligible to participate in the Singapore Youth Olympic Games is 16-17 years for boys (born in 1993 or 1994), and 15 years for girls (born in 1995). Gymnasts must qualify at their Junior Continental Championships and may not have previously participated at FIG senior competitions or multi-sport games. A maximum of one male and one female athlete is allowed per NOC.
All gymnasts must have reached the following minimum standards: Boys as well as girls must participate on all apparatus and reach an average minimum execution score of 7.5, thus a total execution score of at least 45 points for MAG and 30 points for WAG.
Trampoline Gymnastics
In Trampoline two spots for girls and boys each will be allocated to Asian gymnasts, whereby one spot is reserved for the host country in each case.
The required age for Trampoline gymnasts eligible for the Singapore Youth Olympic Games is 16-17 years (born in 1993 or 1994) for both boys and girls and all gymnasts must have reached the following minimum standards: Boys must reach a preliminary score of 55.00 points or a second or final score of 30.00 points. For girls the minimum requirements are set at 54.00 (preliminaries) or 29.00 (second / final routine) points.
As in Artistic Gymnastics, athletes must qualify at their Junior Continental Championships and may not have participated in FIG senior competitions or multi-sport games prior to the event. A maximum of one male and one female athlete is allowed per NOC.
Asian Junior Artistic and Trampoline Championships
In contrast to YOG qualification, the Asian Junior Championships for Artistic Gymnastics allow for the participation of 14 to 18 year old boys and 13 to 15 year old girls. Age categories for Trampoline Gymnastics are identical.
Click here for details!
Participants Asian Junior Artistic and Trampoline Championships
Men’s Artistic Gymnastics
Women’s Artistic Gymnastics
Trampoline Gymnastics
Have a look at the draw!


Saturday, March 13
TRA Women’s Individual Qualification
WAG Team and All-around Finals / Qualification for Competition III

Sunday, March 14
TRA Men’s Individual Qualification
MAG Team and All-around Finals / Qualification for Competition III

Monday, March 15
MAG Floor Exercise Final, TRA Women’s Individual Final
MAG Pommel Horse Final, WAG Vault Final
MAG Rings Final, WAG Uneven Bars Final

Tuesday, March 16
MAG Vault Final, TRA Men’s Individual Final
MAG Parallel Bars Final, WAG Balance Beam Final
MAG Horizontal Bar Final, WAG Floor Exercise Final

More information can be found on the official event website.


comp_hall_tra_tokyo 2010Tokyo March 14, 2010: TRA Men's Qualification
Male qualification of Trampoline was held today.
Participated federations were China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Qatar and Japan. And total gymnasts were 13.

As same as female, Chinese gymnasts had very good keeping control and high jump, point of view was other country, how to catch up Chinese gymnasts.
At the 1st routine, all Chinese gymnasts marked over 27.0 of execution score and increase their lead to 2point over next place Japanese. Moreover at the
2nd routine, they had very good keeping control and high performances.
Result of qualification was that China and Japan occupied 1st to 8th place, and China occupied 1st to 3rd place.CHENG Haopeng who is 1st place of qualification, his excellent performances marked 24.0 over at execution score with 14.50 at difficulty score.

The final will hold at 16, March, 2010, 8 gymnast (2 gymnasts per China,Uzbekistan and Japan, 1gymnast per Qatar and Kazakhstan) will participate the final.





Dong-fangxiao-and-Yang-yunLausanne (SUI) FIG Office, February 27, 2010: The FIG Executive Committee has ruled in the case involving two Chinese gymnasts suspected of having falsified their dates of birth for the Olympic Games in Sydney (AUS) in 2000, putting an end to the proceedings.
In the case of Dong Fangxiao, the Executive Committee constituted that there was a violation to the FIG Statutes and Regulations. Consequently, the results obtained by Dong Fangxiao at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games have been cancelled. The FIG Executive Committee decision was forwarded to the IOC Executive Board with the recommendation to withdraw the Bronze medal obtained by the Chinese Team including the results of Dong Fangxiao in Sydney. In addition, the FIG Executive Committee pronounced the cancellation of all results obtained by Dong Fangxiao at the 34th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 1999 in Tianjin (CHN), of all results obtained at the FIG World Cup Series 1999 - 2000 and at the Artistic Gymnastics 2000 World Cup Final in Glasgow (GBR) The costs of the disciplinary procedure are awarded to the Chinese Gymnastics Association.
The Committee decided that in the case of Yang Yun the concrete and objective evidence available is insufficient to prove that the birth date indicated on the official documents was falsified. Ms. Yang Yun is awarded with a warning for the declaration she made during the interview with CCTV5. The only mention of age in this case was on a television interview. The costs of the disciplinary procedure are awarded to the Chinese Gymnastics Association.
Considering the case of the Chinese Gymnastics Association, the FIG Executive Committee has decided to award the costs of all three proceedings of the Disciplinary Commission, for not having adequately controlled the birth dates of the gymnasts.
The decisions made by the FIG Executive Committee are final and effective immediately.
Case summary of Dong Fangxiao
The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) was confronted with two cases of presumed violation of the age limit for participation in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Qualification rules for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games required that an athlete be a minimum of 16 years old in the year of the Olympic Games.
Ms Dong Fangxiao, competing for the Chinese Gymnastics Association (NF) from 1997 to 2001, participated in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and won a team Bronze medal. The gymnast was registered with the IOC, the FIG and her NF based on identification indicating a January 20, 1983 date of birth, implying therewith that she would have been 17 years old during the Sydney Olympics.
At the Beijing Olympic Games of 2008, the FIG discovered that the gymnast was accredited to act as Secretary at vault, for which she officially declared her birth date as January 23, 1986.
This birth date implies that she would have been 14 years old during the Sydney Olympic Games.
Case summary of Yang Yun
Formerly competing for the Chinese Gymnastics Association (NF), Ms YANG Yun participated in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games where she won a team Bronze medal and a Bronze medal at the Uneven Bars.
The gymnast was registered with the IOC, the FIG and her NF based on identification indicating a December 2, 1984 date of birth, implying therewith that she would have been 16 years old during the Sydney Olympics.
Before, during and after the Olympic Games of Beijing 2008, the media discovered an interview on CCTV5 where the gymnast admitted that she was 14 years old when she took part in the Sydney Olympics. The television report was the starting point for a FIG investigation and the launch of a legal process.
The process
Following these declarations, the FIG launched an investigation in October of 2008. Legal advice from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne confirmed the FIG as the competent authority to investigate the case and draw its own conclusions as to whether the age limit had been violated, and which subsequent sanctions should be issued. On June 20 2009, The FIG Executive voted to mandate the Disciplinary Commission to investigate and adjudicate the case involving the two gymnasts. On December 19 and 20, the Commission held a hearing at FIG headquarters in Lausanne, and submitted its findings and conclusions to the FIG Executive Committee.
The President stands firm
FIG President Prof. Bruno Grandi (ITA) has been a strong advocate of healthy age in gymnastics. The President does not waiver. He rigorously maintains that “young gymnasts cannot be manipulated. Athletes must be protected. To prevent such fraud in the future, a new licensing system has been implemented by the FIG ".


Comp_hall_art_tokyo 2010Tokyo: 13 March 2010
WAG Qualification - Subdivision 1
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Hong Kong, Mongol, and Korea started the artistic gymnastics event for women in Subdivision 1. Korea was obviously leading the competition with their nice level of not only difficulty but also execution. Actually they had some big mistakes but they had some big stunning skills. Their leg length was strong and very high Pi ked full-in on floor and good double Yurchenko were shown. Finally Korea topped the subdivision.
As for the individual all-around, ABDUSALIMOVA of Uzbekistan placed first over Korean gymnasts.
A little surprise was Mongolian gymnasts who showed up for the fist time in these decades. The skill level was not enough to compete in the senior level but they could show their good potential. On beam Yurchenko loop was performed and very good choreography was seen on floor.

WAG Qualification - Subdivision 2
China and Japan were in the keen battle for the team tite in the second subdivision. As the host country of the meet, Japan had a good chance to challenge the Olympic Champion, China.
The first rotation began the exciting meet to see. Japan had small mistakes but only one fall cuont the total. In contrast, China suffered on their favorite event, beam, having three falls and one big mistake in dismount. China did not gain the total score more than 40. Japan easily took the lead.
China did not perform the difficult set of routine on floor, not having E difficulty. Japan had two falls but each score was not giving a damage to the lead over China.
Taking more lead, Japan was very consistent on floor. They had more difficult skills than that of Chinese. Especially Mai Murakami unveiled the world-class set of tumbling pass: tucked double-double mount; punch double twisting front to layout punch front; piked double; triple twist dismount. China vaulted mostly Yurcheno full. ZHOU's double twisting Tsukahara was a great stunt.
Considering the potentia of Chinese on bars, Japan needed to do just their best but they did it; Sasada and Taniguchi hit their double twisting Yurcheno and Teramato hit one and a half twisting Yurchenko. China had to perform their routine cleanly but the leadoff completely stopped during the routine. The rest of them were just awsome. The Chinese traditional Ono turn or el-grip elements were obviously the world-class, but the could not reach Japan. FInally... Japan beat China for the first time and took the second team tite at these championships!!
In the all-around, Taniguchi won the title over two Chinese. As the result, Japan took two titles tonight. A very memorial day for the host cuntry!

WAG Team Final
1- Japan 168.350 pts
2- China 164.350 pts
3- Korea 156.850 pts

WAG Individual All-Around
1- Yoshio Taniguchi Japan 55.650
2- Sixin TAN 55.000 pts China
3- Shihua CHEN 54.750 China



















TRA Women's Qualification
Female qualification of Trampoline was held today. Participated federations were China, Kazakhstan and Japan. And total gymnasts were 10.
Chinese gymnasts were showing very high performance from training. All
Chinese gymnasts have difficulty point over 13.0 at 2nd routine (including
triple somersault), and their elements are very high jump and very good
keeping control.

Result of qualification was that 1st, 2nd and 3rd was China, next Japan and
Kazakhstan. Dong Yu who was 1st place gymnast, she has excellent keeping
control and very high jump. Her 2nd routine was including triple somersault
and keeping high jump at all elements.

The final will hold at 15, March, 2010, 6 gymnast (2 gymnasts per every
federation) will participate the final.

For more results click here

comp_hall_tra_tokyo 2010


RG_Japan_Group_UZB-2010February 19, 2010, Tashkent – The 11th Asian Championship in Rhythmic Gymnastics, which was held in Tashkent between February 14-20, finished with an absolute victory of the Uzbek gymnast Aziza Mamadjanova, who won 3 gold and 1 silver medals in individual performances, as well, she was qualified for the first Youth Olympic Games (to be held in Singapore, in August 2010).
Overall, a total of 5 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medals have been won by Uzbek gymnasts, 3 silvers and 3 bronzes by Kazakhstan gymnasts, 2 silvers and 3 bronzes by China, 2 silvers by Malaysia and 3 gold medals by Japan.
Also the gymnast from Kazakhstan Yuliya Kizima in individual performances, as well as Japan group were qualified for the first Youth Olympic Games.
“All of us – your loved ones, coaches and the whole country, are proud of you and your victory, which has once again confirmed the high authority of the Uzbek school of gymnastics! I believe that we will celebrate your glittering and outstanding performances on many more occasions in future. I wish Aziza heading straight towards the Olympic victory!" said Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva, the President of the Gymnastics Federation of Uzbekistan and Representative of Uzbekistan to UNESCO, congratulating Uzbek gymnasts.
High appraise to winner gymnasts and organizational level was given by the main Judge of the Championship, a member of FIG Technical Committee Noha Abou Shabana (Egypt). At the first day of the tournament, at a news-conference, which involved the President of AGU A-Rahman Al-Shathri, Yousef Al-Tabbaa and Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva the Olympic champions of Uzbekistan on gymnastics, she already marked out gymnasts of Uzbekistan, Japan, Kazakhstan and China.  
A total of  50 gymnasts from 10 Asian countries - Kazakhstan, China, Korea, Kirgizstan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Japan and Uzbekistan participated at the Championships. As well, active participation at the event was taken by the President of AGU A-Rahman Al-Shathri, visiting our country for the second time.
The closing ceremony of the Championships was held on February 19, as part of which the gymnasts from participating countries performed exhibition performances. The ceremony started with awarding the medals to individual gymnasts, as well as traditional parade of gymnasts. The gold medal winner Aziza Mamadjanova was awarded by Karimova-Tillyaeva, silver medalist Yuliya Kizima, was awarded by the Mayer of Tashkent, while bronze medalist Yuliya Semenova, was awarded by Noha Abu Shabana.

Attachment you can find the final results
















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