The C Score (2.0)

Archive for November 30th, 2008

The two star junior gymnasts from Geddert’s Twistars in Michigan took two spots on the podium in the all-around at this weekend’s junior international elite competition in Charleroi, Belgium.

Jordyn Wieber on floor at the 2008 Top Gym Charleroi competition

Jordyn Wieber on floor at the 2008 Top Gym Charleroi competition

Unsurprisingly, Jordyn Wieber, the current U.S. junior national champion, took first. She beat her nearest competitor by just shy of four points, finishing with an excellent 59.80! She was the only competitor to score in the 15’s on any apparatus, and she did so on all events but floor (where she competed pretty cleanly up until her double pike, which she landed very low). Wieber then went on to win in two EFs, bars and beam. The girl is pretty amazing. I don’t know much about Geddert’s, but they seem to be doing a good job with her. A while back, people were shrieking all around the Internets because she had an Amanar at the age of 12, but she’s not competing it (she performed a DTY at Top Gym), and they seem to be pacing things well. She currently trains only 25 hours a week.

Actually, I was excited to see pictures of Wieber from this competition — she has grown up a lot and looks great!

And I’m really liking Wieber on bars:

Note: more videos available from DutchFan33 on youtube here and from gymcat67 here.

Kamerin Moore, Wieber’s teammate at Geddert’s, took third to Yvette Moshage‘s second. I know nothing about Moshage, a young Dutch gymnast. I have heard, however, that Moore had three falls and still finished third, so that’s excellent news. She then took first on vault and second on floor.

Here is her vault, a very nice 1.5-twisting Yurchenko:

Other participants of note include Romania’s future star (hopefully) Larisa Iordache, who is 11, and her teammate, the excellent Diana Bulimar. Iordache finished a strong fourth, but over a point behind the podium, but then took first on floor. However, Bulimar sprained her ankle in warm-ups and had to withdraw … joining a number of her teammates on the injury list (including Gabriela Dragoi, Ceralesca Patrascu and Ana Porgras, who recently traveled with Daniela Druncea and Sandra Izbasa to the Milan Grand Prix so they could get second opinions from Italian doctors on their injuries, as reported here by Pro Sport).

Results available here.

All-around:

1. Jordyn Wieber (59.80)
2. Yvette Moshage (55.90)
3. Kamerin Moore (55.15)

Vault:

1. Kamerin Moore
2. Jocelyn Kraan
3. Sofiana Makantasi

Uneven bars:

1. Jordyn Wieber
2. Ida Gustafson

Beam:

1. Jordyn Wieber
2. Larisa Iordache
3. Yvette Moshage

Floor:

1. Larisa Iordache
2. Kamerin Moore
3. Jocelyn Kraan


About The C Score

First there was A score and B score, now D score and E score. Where is the C score? Right here. In the form of my random thoughts about women's artistic gymnastics.

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