Japanese Gymnastics


2009 Universiade Belgrade

Surprise from Rie Tanaka!  She was the only woman to qualify to every single event final in yesterdays preliminaries.  Her best result was a 13.900 on vault (ranked third, after reigning Olympic champion Hong Un Jong and reigning world champion Cheng Fei).  Here is a full list of event finalists.

Vault
1. Hong Un Jong (PRK) – 14.150
2. Cheng Fei (CHN) – 14.100
3. Rie Tanaka (JPN) – 13.900
4. Marina Sergyenko (UKR) – 13.850
5. Tatiana Kazantseva (RUS) – 13.800
6. Laura Gombas (HUN) – 13.700
7. Marina Kostyuchenko (UKR) – 13.650
8. Jana Komrskova (CZE) – 13.550
8. Angel Wong (HKG) – 13.550


Bars
1. Beth Tweddle (GBR) – 15.700
2. Cha Yong Hwa (PRK) – 15.350
3. Jiang Yuyuan (CHN) – 15.200
4. He Ning (CHN) – 14.900
5. Hong Un Jong (PRK) – 14.200
6. Dariya Zgoba (UKR) – 13.950
7. Rie Tanaka (JPN) – 13.750
8. Svetlana Klyukina (RUS) – 13.650

Beam
1. Jiang Yuyuan (CHN) – 14.400
2. Dariya Zgoba (UKR) – 14.300
3. Marta Pihan (POL) – 14.050
4. Svetlana Klyukina (RUS) – 13.650
5. Jana Komrskova (CZE) – 13.650
6. Kim Un Hyang (PRK) – 13.650
7. Rie Tanaka (JPN) – 13.400
8. He Ning (CHN) – 13.350

Floor
1. Beth Tweddle (GBR) – 14.800
2. Jiang Yuyuan (CHN) – 14.450
3. Cheng Fei (CHN) – 14.100
4. Marta Pihan (POL) – 13.900
5. Maria Chibiskova (RUS) – 13.450
6. Olga Alexeyava (RUS) – 13.450
7. Rie Tanaka (JPN) – 13.350
8. Tina Erceg (CRO) – 13.250

The team as a whole finished fourth, behind China’s A/B team, Russia’s C team, and North Korea’s A team.  The all-around competition is tomorrow (July 4th) and both Rie Tanaka and Sakiko Okabe qualified to compete.

1. Jiang Yuyuan (CHN) – 58.550
2. He Ning (CHN) – 55.700
3. Rie Tanaka (JPN) – 54.400
4. Svetlana Klyukina (RUS) – 54.200
5. Marta Pihan (POL) – 53.850
6. Hong Un Jong (PRK) – 53.800
7. Maria Chibiskova (RUS) – 53.600
8. Sakiko Okabe (JPN) – 53.200
9. Kim Un Hyang (PRK) – 52.750
10. Marina Sergyenko (UKR) – 52.550
11. Angelina Kysla (UKR) – 52.350
12. Daniele Hypolito (BRA) – 52.300
13. Laura Gombas (HUN) – 51.100
14. Joanna Litewka (POL) – 50.950
15. Barbara Gasser (AUT) – 50.750
16. Jana Sikulova (CZE) – 50.700
17. Nina Dearman (GBR) – 49.400
18. Tali Liak (ISR) – 48.250
19. Athena Stavrinaki (CYP) – 46.950
20. Viktoria Gyurusovia (SVK) – 46.800
21. Carmen Horvat (SLO) – 46.650
22. Marilena Georgiou (CYP) – 46.500
23. Tamara Glazar (SLO) – 46.200
24. Angel Wong (HKG) – 45.450

And last, the only video I’ve found of a Japanese woman at this competition so far, Sakiko Okabe’s floor exercise.


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Great post!

Comment by Shognof

I really wish Rie had medaled. It’s amazing that she qualified into every single EF.

Comment by Caramel




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