What's Happening in Men's Gymnastics (June 26)
A. Dutch Gymnastics Championships
The headline for the 2023 Dutch Gymnastics Championships was the return of World Medalist, Bart Deurloo. Deurloo competed in the all-around for the first time since 2019 and claimed the bronze medal behind Casimir Schmidt and Jordi Haginaar.
Schmidt, a Dutch standout still in pursuit of his first Olympic Games, was the star of the show. He claimed four event titles in addition to the all-around gold. Luuk Huernink and Jermain Grünberg claimed the final two event titles on vault and high bar respectively.
B. Norwegian Gymnastics Championships
Several new Norwegian Gymnastics Champions were crowned last weekend. Fan favorite, Sofus Heggemsnes was notably absent from Norwegian Nationals despite having recently made history by winning high bar gold at the Varna World cup.
Peder Skogvang captured the all-around title with a 79.400, just shy of that coveted 80.000 mark; he also won the high bar title. Also winning two titles, Harald Wibye took gold on vault and parallel bars; Wibye was also Norway's only repeat national champion. Joar Amblie, Nore Stene, and Jacob Karlsen won the floor, pommel horse, and still rings titles respectively.
Results can be found here.
C. Social Media Updates
Joe Fraser started a YouTube Channel. He joins a long line of successful British Gymnasts on YouTube including Nile Wilson, Brinn Bevan, and Gaius Thompson.
In his first episode entitled, "A day in the life of an Olympic Gymnast," Fraser talks about the difficulty of coming back from shoulder surgery.
D. Japan announced their University Games Team
Reigning Universiade Champions, Japan, announced their lineup for the 2023 Games in Chengdu, China. The team will be headlined by Olympic Champion, Hashimoto Daiki and Olympic medalist, Kaya Kazuma. More information can be found here.
E. The Netherlands Announced University Games Gymnasts
Wout Teillers and Frank Rijken have been named as gymnasts for the 2023 Universiade. Teillers, a student in artificial intelligence, must self-fund his trip and has started crowdfunding for the opportunity to compete China this summer. It is unclear if Rijken's travel and accommodations will be funded.
F. Central American and Caribbean Games
The Central American and Caribbean Games are currently taking place in San Salvador.
G. Nebraska's Sam Phillips signs with NIL Agency
The Collective Engine signed Nebraska's Sam Phillips as their first male gymnast. The Collective Engine also represents Fisk University's Morgan Price.
J. Team Canada in France for Training
Like the American MAG Team, the Canadian Team are taking advantage of training in France ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.
Don't want to miss an update? Scroll to the bottom and subscribe!
Article by: Kensley Behel