10 May, 2013

2013 Chinese National Gymnastics Championships

Yao Jinnan has qualified 1st into the all-around competition and lead the rest of the field by almost 3 points at the 2013 Chinese National Gymnastics Championship. She’s still competing her London Olympics routines at this point. We’ll see if she upgrades for the final. Here are the standings after the qualifications; all scores are based on the ridiculous and demoralizing Chinese judging system, so feel free to add a point or two to the total:









1.Yao Jinnan 56.701
2.Shang Chunsong 55.635
3.Zeng Siqi 55.335
4.Tan Sixin 54.001
5.Huang Qiushuang 53.535
6.Liu Tingting 53.534
7.Huang Huidan 53.468
8.Xiao Kangjun 52.801
9.Zhu Siyan 52.568
10.Wang Yan 52.401
11.Mei Jie 52.201
12.Li Shanshan 51.702


Competition Schedule

This year, the National Championships also serves as qualification event for the National Games in September. All gymnasts are expected to compete.
• May 6th – MAG podium training
• May 7th – WAG podium training
• May 8th – MAG qualifications & team finals
• May 9th – WAG qualifications & team finals
• May 10th – MAG & WAG all around finals
• May 11th – Event finals day 1 (MFX, PH, WVT, SR, UB)
• May 12th – Event finals day 2 (MVT, BB, PB, WFX, HB)














Cheng Fei showed up at the 2013 Nationals as a coach for the first time. With her help, Hubei provincial team has successfully qualified in 6th place for the National Games in September. Best wishes to Cheng Fei for her coaching career.