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Tokyo stages emotional farewell event for Japanese gymnastics great Uchimura

Multiple world and Olympic champion gymnast Kohei Uchimura has bid farewell to his career in an emotional exhibition event in Tokyo ©Getty Images

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Gymnastics Takes Three of Four Events in Win Over Springfield – Ithaca College Athletics

Gymnastics Takes Three of Four Events in Win Over Springfield - Ithaca College Athletics


ITHACA, N.Y. – The Ithaca College Gymnastics (187.000) team defeated Springfield College (184.175) for the third straight time to finish the regular season Sunday afternoon. The Bombers took three of the four events over the visiting Pride, falling only on balance beam by a little more than a point. 


Team Score  Vault  Uneven Bars  Balance Beam  Floor Exercise 
Ithaca – 187.000

Springfield – 184.175 
Ithaca – 47.650

Springfield – 47.550
Ithaca – 45.375

Springfield – 44.175
Ithaca – 47.050

Springfield – 48.225
Ithaca – 46.925

Springfield – 44.225

Senior Amelia Bailey, who is ranked fifth in the nation on balance beam, continued her dominance in the event this afternoon. The specialist recorded a 9.700 for second place overall on beam, the highest score tallied by a Bomber performer during the meet. 
First-year Skye Cohen competed unopposed in the All-Around, notching a 37.225 total score  across the four events. Three weeks ago, Cohen set a Division III season record for the All Around with a 37.900 at the Big Red Invitational. 
Ithaca’s first rotation on vault earned the team a 47.650 score. Three Bombers finished in the top five as first-year Dallas Rachal took first place overall at 9.650. 
Sophomore Cassidy Gallivan and junior Nya Pauldon landed in a three-way tie for third place at 9.550, just a tenth of a point behind first. 
First years Jillian Freyman (9.500) and Kaylie Goodwin (9.400), as well as Cohen (9.400), also competed on vault for Ithaca. 
IC’s second rotation took the team to the uneven bars, where they recorded a 45.375 score overall. Ithaca gymnasts grabbed four out of the five top spots on bars this afternoon. 
First-year Marlena Bailey won first place in the event, notching a 9.375 over twelve other competitors. Cohen took third at 9.175 while junior Cameryn Nichols made a fourth place finish with a 9.100. First-year Grace Montague rounded out the top five in fifth with a 8.975. 
Senior Julia O’Sullivan (8.750) and junior Zoe Kyriakopoulos (8.650) also competed on the uneven bars for Ithaca. 
The team’s third rotation on balance beam earned the Bombers a 47.050 for second overall in the event. 
After A.Bailey’s second place finish, junior Ai-Zhen Tung landed in seventh on the balance beam with a 9.575. Kyriakopoulos followed closely behind her teammate in eighth with a 9.475. 
Cohen (9.250), O’Sullivan (9.050) and Freyman (9.050) also performed on the balance beam for Ithaca. 
Ithaca’s final rotation on floor saw four Bombers land in top five spots and earned the team a 46.925 score overall. Freyman led Ithaca in the event, recording a 9.525 for second place. 
A.Bailey took third at 9.475 while teammate Cohen finished in fourth with a 9.400 overall. First-year Caitlin Pellegrino rounded out the top five in fifth at 9.375. 
Next up, the Bombers will compete at NCGA’s East Regional Championships at Springfield College next Saturday, March 12. Start time is slated for 1 p.m.

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Gymnastics Sweeps Four Events and All-Around Against Kentucky

BATON ROUGE – The fifth-ranked LSU Gymnastics team scored a 197.450 in front of 12,838 fans in a loss to 10th-ranked Kentucky Friday night inside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

The Wildcats took the team win with a 197.500 in the SEC finale. LSU’s crowd marked the sixth-highest in the history of the gymnastics program.

“We didn’t do our job tonight,” head coach Jay Clark said. “We had a lot of distractions in warmups, and we were not as dialed in as we have been. There were problems with a lot of landings, which was frustrating. I think the way we performed and the way it ended really stung, and I think they will come out hungry.”

LSU seniors Sami Durante and Sarah Edwards along with sophomore Haleigh Bryant swept the event and all-around. Bryant scored a 9.95 on vault, bars and beam. Her score of 39.75 in the all-around marked a new career high. Durante also took home bars with a 9.95 and Edwards anchored floor with a 9.925.

The Tigers opened vault with a 49.350 and fell behind the Wildcats. Sami Durante opened with a 9.875. Elena Arenas and KJ Johnson each scored a 9.85 and Kiya Johnson earned a 9.825. Bryant anchored the rotation with a. 9.95.

On bars, Kiya Johnson and Arenas each scored a 9.825. Olivia Dunne earned a 9.875 and Bryant followed with her career high 9.95. Durante anchored with a 9.95 to post a 49.425 on bars.

The Tigers scored another 49.425 on beam in the third rotation. Christina Desiderio opened with a 9.90 and Arenas followed with a 9.825. Dean returned to the lineup with a 9.85 and Bryant matched her career high with a 9.95. Freshman Aleah Finnegan also posted a 9.90 in the fifth spot for the Tigers.

LSU was unable to find its landings on floor for a 49.250. Dunne and KJ Johnson scored a 9.80 and Finnegan put up a 9.825. Bryant scored a 9.90 in the fifth spot and Edwards ended the night with the 9.925 and win.

LSU returns to the PMAC on Friday, March 11 against No. 4 Utah for the regular season finale. The meet will be the finale for LSU’s six seniors.

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Girls gymnastics: DeKalb’s Maddy Kees wins two more events at state; sophomore Annabella Simpson grabs a third

Girls gymnastics: DeKalb’s Maddy Kees wins two more events at state; sophomore Annabella Simpson grabs a third