Fetele noastre, în prim-plan la ”2016 Nadia Comăneci International Invitational”

Ediția 2016 a tradiționalului eveniment inițiat și organizat de Nadia Comăneci și Bart Conner a reunit peste 1600 de participanți, un număr record, în Cox Convention Center din Oklahoma City. Între foarte tinerele competitoare fiind și gimnastele noastre Carmen Glăvan, Laura Iacob, Carmen Ghiciuc și Adriana Stanciu, însoțite de antrenorul Florin Cotuțiu. Reprezentantele noastre au avut o frumoasă comportare, la individual compus ocupând locul 2, prin Carmen Ghiciuc, și 3, prin Laura Iacob, în timp ce la echipe s-au clasat pe poziția secundă, rezultatele fiind înregistrate în concursul junioarelor dîn cadrul ”Nadia Comăneci Internațional Invitational”, varianta feminină a acțiunii ”Bart & Nadia Sports Experience”.
Reporterul Dwight Normile a relatat, la încheierea competiției, pentru International Gymnast Magazine:

Coached by Yelena Davydova, the 1980 Olympic champion, Gemini senior Meixi Semple and her junior teammate Jade Chrobok each won their respective all-around titles, and the pair defeated defending champion Romania-Deva, 113.000-110.450. Dynamo (Ontario), coached by Elvira Saadi, finished third with 106.800, and Gym-Fly was fourth (106.050). Semple’s 57.100 easily defeated runner-up Mackenzie Parker (Pegasus, 53.350), while Laurie-Lou Vesina (Gym-Fly) finished third with 52.750. Semple, who placed sixth at Elite Canada last weekend, was superb on beam in the final rotation, where she scored 16.000, the highest mark in the entire competition (front aerial; flip-flop, layout, flip-flop; side somi; switch leap, switch-half; side aerial; double twist). Parker’s top effort came on floor exercise, where she tumbled a powerful double layout (14.300). Vesina, whose team trains under Jacinthe Emard in a converted Catholic Church in Quebec, showed some of the most innovative skills in the meet. She and teammate Victoria  Jurca (third at Elite Canada in juniors) vaulted round-off, full-on, piked Yurchenko, and Vesina dismounted bars with the free hip-back tuck that her coach used when she was a gymnast. Chrobok, the junior Elite Canada champion over teammate Ana Padurariu, 54.150-54.100, had another close win in Oklahoma City. She edged Romanian Carmen Ghiciuc, 55.900-55.800, and both were exceptional. Chrobok closed out her victory in the final rotation on beam, where she earned 15.600 for a packed routine: excellent leap series; side aerial, layout; double turn; front aerial; side somi; roundoff, double pike. Ghiciuc opened her meet on uneven bars, and her body line and toe point was reminiscent of the great Ma Yanhong of China. Her best event was floor exercise (14.900), where she tumbled a triple twist, double tuck, 2.5 twist and double twist. Grabbing third was Romanian Laura Iacob (53.900), whose top effort came on beam (14.850): flip-flop, layout; front aerial; side aerial; roundoff, double twist. Jurca was fourth all-around (53.300), tumbling a clean piked full-in on floor, and Dynamo teammates Stephanie Sim (52.5500 and Sayge Urban (52.400) placed fifth and sixth, respectively. Romanian Ariadna Stanciu was steady on every event but bars to finish seventh (52.050), and Brooklyn Moors (Dynamo), younger sister of Victoria Moors, who retired last year, was exquisite on floor and finished eighth (52.00). Montana Fairbairn (ninth, 51.00)) of Stampede City, coached by David and Judy Holmes, has been a mainstay at the Nadia meet for several years, and never fails to connect with the crowd with her ever-present smile. “She even smiles on beam,” quipped Judy Holmes. Megan DiPietro (Dynamo) rounded out the top 10 with a 50.650”.

REZULTATE

Echipe – junioare

1. Gemini 28.450 23.700 31.600 29.250 113.000
2. România 28.150 23.950 28.950 29.400 110.450
3. Dynamo 28.800 21.450 27.300 29.250 106.800
4. Gym Fly 28.000 21.250 27.950 28.850 106.050
5. Stampede 25.800 18.900 25.100 27.200 97.000
6. WIMGYM 13.400 21.500 13.450 13.450 61.800
7. Pegasus 14.050 11.250 13.750 14.300 53.350

Individual compus – junioare

1. Jade Chrobok Gemini 13.700 11.900 15.600 14.700 55.900
2. Carmen Chiciuc România 14.300 12.700 13.900 14.900 55.800
3. Laura Iacob România 13.850 10.700 14.850 14.500 53.900
4. Victoria Jurca Gym Fly 14.600 10.550 13.400 14.750 53.300
5. Stephanie Sim Dynamo 14.300 10.200 13.500 14.550 52.550
6. Sayge Urban Dynamo 14.500 9.550 13.650 14.700 52.400
7. Adriana Stanciu România 13.550 10.200 14.100 14.200 52.050
8. Brooklyn Moors Dynamo 14.100 10.300 13.650 13.950 52.000
9. Montana Fairbairn Stampede 12.650 9.800 14.450 14.100 51.000
10. Megan DiPietro Dynamo 13.650 11.150 12.150 13.700 50.650
11. Charlotte McDevitt WIMGYM 13.400 9.500 13.450 13.450 49.800
12. Lea Atangana Stampede 13.150 9.100 10.650 13.100 46.000
13. Carmen Glăvan România 11.250 13.600 24.850