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  • Writer's pictureKensley Behel

What's Happening in Men's Gymnastics (June 12)

Updated: Jun 18, 2023

A. Team USA had an all-expense paid trip to France to practice on Gymnova equipment ( the official provider for the Paris Olympics).

Photo: Syque Caesar

B. Japan Named Their Worlds Team

  • Hashimoto Daiki

  • Kaya Kazuma

  • Miwa Teppei

  • Chiba Kenta

  • Minami Kazuki

Notably missing are 2022 team members Doi Ryosuke, Tanigawa Kakeru, and Tanigawa, Wataru. The Tanigawas will be competing at the Asian Games in China which is happening concurrently with the World Championships

C. The Osijek World Challenge Cup Took Place

  • Eddie Penev (BUL) won the floor title with a 14.1;

  • Gagik Khachikyan (ARM) won pommel horse with a 14.766;

  • Artur Avetisyan (ARM) won still rings with a 14.666

  • Artur Davtyan (ARM) won vault with a 15.033;

  • Ilia Kovtun (UKR) won Parallel Bars with a 15.133;

  • Caio Souza (BRA) won High Bar with a 14.3 and beat out two previous world champions in Arthur Nory and Tin Srbic.

D. Stanford Men's Gymnastics at the White House

Photo: Stanford Gymnastics

Based on their performance at the 2023 NCAA Championships, Stanford University Men's Gymnastics were invited to the White House for College Athlete Day.

E. Bart Deurloo is making a comeback.

Bart Deurloo (NED) announced his retirement from gymnastics in February 2023. He began coaching, but soon after that began training again to try and make the 2023 World Team and to help the Netherlands qualify for the Olympics – a feat they did not accomplish the last Olympic cycle.

F. Asian Championships

Both the Junior and Senior Asian Championships are taking place in Singapore from June 10 - June 18. This competition will serve as a qualifier to the 2023 World Gymnastics Championships and therefore the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

In the junior division, Japan took gold, China took the silver, and South Korea took bronze.

Eldrew Yulo, the younger brother of Carlos Yulo, won vault silver at the junior Asian Gymnastics Championships.

G. Oklahoma Senior Returns

Fifth-year senior, Jack Freeman will be returning to the University of Oklahoma. A standout on the high bar, he will be integral to the Sooner line-up. He will also serve as one of the gymnastics captains.

Article by: Kensley Behel


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