Monday, May 20, 2013

UTRS: 2013 MAG Floor Scores

Last year, The All Around created some handy dandy rankings, leading up to the Olympics. This year, not so much. So, I've decided to create the UTRS (Uncle Tim Ranking System), which, for those who care, is pronounced "uterus." Think of my ranking system as a surrogate until The All Around steps in and takes over.

As per usual, take these rankings with a grain of salt. (Pro Tip: Never bet your life savings based on my numbers–or my predictions for that matter.) Judging varies from meet to meet, and as you can see, I've culled these scores from several meets. I've included the competition names so that you can decide how much crack the judges smoked before handing out the scores.

More than anything, you should think of these tables like this: New quad, new Code of Points. What the H is a good score nowadays? Well, let me show you…

(Updated: June 4, 2013–Videos from Chinese Nationals are slowly popping up…)

Men's Floor Rankings: Best D Scores

Name Country D-Score Meet
1. Shirai Kenzo
Japan 7.3 Japanese Nationals
2. Denis Ablyazin Russia 7.0 European Championships
2. Flavius Koczi Romania 7.0 European Championships
4. Ryohei Kato Japan 6.8 Tokyo World Cup
5. Oleg Verniaiev Ukraine 6.7 Tokyo World Cup
5. Sergio Sasaki Brazil 6.7 Tokyo World Cup
5. Kohei Uchimura
Japan 6.7 Japanese Nationals
8. Max Whitlock Great Britain 6.6 European Championships
8. Matthias Fahrig Germany 6.6 European Championships
8. Jeffrey Wammes Netherlands 6.6 European Championships
8. Paul Ruggeri USA 6.6 Winter Cup
12. David Belyavskiy Russia 6.5 European Championships
12. Alexander Shatilov Israel 6.5 European Championships
12. Daniel Purvis Great Britain 6.5 European Championships
12. Eleftherios Kosmidis Greece 6.5 European Championships
12. Vlad Bogdan Cotuna Romania 6.5 European Championships
12. Jake Dalton USA 6.5 Cottbus
12. Arthur Oyakawa Brazil 6.5 Cottbus
12. Trevor Howard (USA) 6.5 Winter Cup
12. Stacey Ervin (USA) 6.5 Winter Cup
12. Eddie Penev USA 6.5 Winter Cup
12. Deng Shudi China 6.5 Chinese Nationals
12. Deng Shudi China 6.5 Chinese Nationals
12. Zhou Shixiong China 6.5 Chinese Nationals

Men's Floor Rankings: Best E Scores

Name Country E-Score Meet
1. Adrian de los Angeles USA 9.250 Winter Cup
2. Jake Dalton USA 9.200 American Cup
2. Cory Paterson Canada 9.200 Canadian Nationals
4. Rok Klavora Slovenia 9.150 Ljubljana
5. Kristian Thomas Great Britain 9.100 American Cup
6. Alexander Naddour USA 9.075 Ljubljana
7. Sam Oldham Great Britain 8.966 European Championships
8. Andrea Cingolani Italy 8.966 European Championships
9. Stacey Ervin (USA) 8.950 Winter Cup
9. Chandler Eggleston (USA) 8.950 Winter Cup
9. Marcel Nguyen Germany 8.950 Tokyo World Cup
9. Kohei Uchimura Japan 8.950 Japanese Nationals
13. David Belyavskiy Russia 8.933 European Championships
14. Alexander Shatilov Israel 8.933 European Championships
15. Oleg Stepko Ukraine 8.925 European Championships

Men's Floor Rankings: Best Scores

Name Country Final Score Meet
1. Jake Dalton USA 15.700 American Cup
2. Adrian de los Angeles USA 15.650 Winter Cup
2. Kohei Uchimura Japan 15.650 Japanese Nationals
4. Max Whitlock Great Britain 15.500 European Championships
4. Shirai Kenzo Japan 15.500 Japanese Nationals
6. Stacey Ervin (USA) 15.450 Winter Cup
7. David Belyavskiy Russia 15.433 European Championships
8. Kristian Thomas Great Britain 15.400 American Cup
8. Matthias Fahrig Germany 15.400 German Nationals
10. Flavius Koczi Romania 15.366 French International
10. Sam Oldham Great Britain 15.366 European Championships
12. Denis Ablyazin Russia 15.350 Russian Nationals
13. Alexander Shatilov Israel 15.333 European Championships
14. Ryohei Kato Japan 15.250 Japanese Nationals
15. Daniel Purvis Great Britain 15.225 Tokyo World Cup
15. Eleftherios Kosmidis Greece 15.225 Cottbus


What are the parentheses for?

The Winter Cup is the first of two national competitions for the U.S. men. At the end of the competition, a handful of competitors make the U.S. National Team, while the U.S. Selection Committee leaves the lion's share off the team. The parentheses mark the gymnasts who are not part of the U.S. National Team. Even though they cannot compete for the U.S. in international meets, I'd like to recognize that their scores are world class.

In your all-around standings, you were suspicious of the Japanese scoring system. Why are you including scores from the Japanese Nationals in your floor rankings?

In the past, Japanese domestic meets have used a bonus system. But I did some couch judging, and it appears that the floor scoring adheres to the FIG rules. So, I decided to include the scores. If anyone hears that the judges were surreptitiously doling out bonus points, leave a comment below. Thanks!

In the meantime, since gymnastics fans have to gripe about something, let's gripe about the fact that the official results sheet does not list the difficulty and execution scores. Biggest. Pet. Peeve. Ever. GAH!

Wait a minute! What does a routine with a 7.3 difficulty score look like?

I couldn't tell you because I have yet to see a video of Shirai Kenzo's routine. It's pretty hard to fathom. According to the Japanese Gymnastics Association's blog, the routine consisted of:

Back 3.5 to front double twist. (HOLY CRAP BALLS!)
Front full to front triple twist. (HOLY CRAP BALLS!)
Back triple. (Meh. Better upgrade this pass…)
Back 2.5 to front 2.5. (HOLY CRAP BALLS!)
Side somi with a full twist.
Back quad twist.

At the risk of repeating myself, HOLY CRAP BALLS! A quad twist to end!?

Based on previous videos, I'd assume that Shirai Kenzo is capable of that much twisting. However, please note that none of the 7.0+ floor routines made the list of best executed floor routines. At the Japanese Nationals, Shirai Kenzo posted a 8.2 in execution. This, of course, made Alexei Nemov weep.

P.S. Thanks to all my Japanese readers who have been providing me with so many links. I'm adding "Learn Japanese. Stat!" to my to-do list.

Well, if you can't show me a 7.3 routine, can you at least show me a 7.0 routine?

Are you sure you want to see that? Let me warn you: there are some things you can't unsee…

How about a routine with 9.250 in execution? What does that look like?

Cue Adrian de los Angeles video…

What about a 15.7 routine?


Anything else? Leave a comment.

Related Links:

2013 Men's and Women's All-Around Scores
2013 Women's Vault Scores
2013 Men's Pommel Horse Scores
2013 Women's Uneven Bar Scores
2013 Men's Rings Scores
2013 Men's Vault Scores
2013 Women's Beam Scores 
2013 Men's P-Bar Scores 
2013 Women's Floor Scores  
2013 Men's High Bar Scores 


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks! Your competition results page has been helpful as I've compiled these lists!

  2. As to Japanese internal bonus system, Japan Gymnastics Association mentioned at the top of page 11 of MAG information No.20.

    "This year, internal scoring system will be used at domestic meets EXCEPT the followings: National Championships (All-Arround, Apparatus and Team), NHK Cup, Junior National Championships (1st section), All-Japan Inter-College Championships, All-Japan Non-Student Championships (1st section)."

  3. Uncle Tim, I just wanted to say that I love how your posts are both funny and informative.

  4. Kenzo Shirai is only 16 (hopefully his form will improve by the time he becomes a senior. He seems to the heir apparent to Eizo Kenmotsu's "Mr.Twister" title.

    1. Yeah, I thought about not including him because he's only a junior, but since his routine was so crazy, I had to add him to the list!

  5. Zhou Shixiong 6.5D-score:

    1. Thanks! I'll update the lists according to those videos!


    7.3 D