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
|1. Shirai Kenzo
|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
|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
|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
|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.
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