Monday, August 15, 2011

Universiade AA Results & Vids

Universiade WAG AA Podium (via Fu Guanming's weibo)

Xiao Kanjun(CHN) 56.70(13.70 15.00 14.20 13.80)
Mai Yamagishi(JPN) 56.10(13.60 14.25 14.35 13.90)
Alena Polyan(RUS) 55.35(13.80 13.15 14.20 14.20)

Universiade MAG AA Champ (via Universiade offical weibo)

Nikolai Kuksenkov(UKR) 89.05
Shoichi Yamamoto(JPN) 88.90
Nathan Gafuik(CAN)88.35

Congrats to Xiao Kanjun for winning the title! Although only qualified 7th during the prelim because of a fall on UB, Xiao performed well on all four apparatus and eventually won the gold. Here is an interview from Xiao's coach Chao Peimin on how the gold is finally a dream comes true for Xiao, how Xiao also retired in 2005 after a serious injury from national games and her persistence finally pays off.

Kudos to Yamamoto and Polyan too, and they each scored highest on BB, and VT/FX respectively. During the post-game press conference, the lovely double bronze medalist so far Polyan thanked her coach/mom, and the emotional Yamamoto dedicated her team gold and AA silver to home rebuilding of earthquake/tsunami victims.

The top quantifier Hyunjoo Jo(KOR) had to withdraw from the competition due to a scary fall from UB and was sent to hospital. Report confirmed that the injury was minor and Jo had returned to the athletes village.

More vids from WAG AA can be found in Ryan's YTB channel. MAG AA can found in Chinesegym1's YTB channel, along with video from MAG TF/prelim .

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