Tuesday, May 21, 2013

UTRS: 2013 WAG Vault 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. (Seriously, whenever you want to take over… Any day now!)

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…

Women's Vault Rankings: Best D Score Averages
In other words, who has the most scoring potential? 

Name Country D 1 D 2 D Avg. Meet
1. Fadwa Mohamed Egypt 7.0 5.2 6.1 Ljubljana
1. Ri Un Ha North Korea 5.8 6.4 6.1 Doha
3. Phan Thi Ha Thanh Vietnam 5.8 6.2 6.0 Doha
4. Simone Biles USA 6.3 5.6 5.95 Jesolo
4. Maria Paseka Russia 6.3 5.6 5.95 Europeans
6. Alexa Moreno Medina* Mexico 6.2 5.5 5.85 French International
7. Giulia Steingruber Switzerland 6.2 5.2 5.7 Europeans
8. Oksana Chusovitina Uzbekistan 5.8 5.5 5.65 Cottbus
9. Ellie Black Canada 5.8 5.2 5.5 Ljubljana
9. Larisa Iordache Romania 5.8 5.2 5.5 Europeans
9. Hong Un Jong North Korea 5.8 5.2 5.5 Doha
9. Noel Van Klaveren Netherlands 5.8 5.2 5.5 Europeans

*Interpretation of the French International Qualifications score sheet? Anyone?

Women's Vault Rankings: Best E Score Averages

Name Country E-Score Meet
1. Simone Biles USA 9.400 Jesolo
2. Oksana Chusovitina Uzbekistan 9.237 Cottbus
3. Larisa Iordache Romania 9.175 Doha
3. Noel Van Klaveren Netherlands 9.175 Cottbus
5. Valerija Grisane Latvia 9.162 Ljubljana
6. Giulia Steingruber Switzerland 9.100 Europeans
7. Maegan Chant Canada 9.075 Cottbus
7. Tjasa Kysselef Slovenia 9.075 Ljubljana
9. Elisa Chirino Germany 9.050 German Nationals
10. Kim Bui Germany 9.049 German Nationals

Women's Vault Rankings: Best Scores

Name Country Final Score Meet
1. Simone Biles USA 15.350 Jesolo
2. Oksana Chusovitina Uzbekistan 14.887 Cottbus
3. Phan Thi Ha Thanh Vietnam 14.825 Doha
4. Giulia Steingruber Switzerland 14.783 Europeans
5. Maria Paseka* Russia 14.733 Europeans
6. Larisa Iordache Romania 14.675 Doha
7. Noel Van Klavaren Netherlands 14.583 Europeans
8. Ri Un Ha North Korea 14.437 Doha
9. Maegan Chant Canada 14.375 Cottbus
9. Ellie Black Canada 14.375 Ljubljana

*Not so much this. The world is a better place when Maria Paseka doesn't throw her Amanar.


What is Simone's second vault?

OMG! What kind of terrible fan are you? How do you not know this? Just kidding… Watch and learn.

Which vault has a 6.4 difficulty value?

I'll give you a hint: It's named after a Chinese gymnast.

During GymCastic's interview with Simone Biles, she indicated that she's working on the same vault.

For the record, if you see a 6.4 vault, it's most likely a Cheng. If you see a 6.3 vault, it's most likely an Amanar. If you see a 6.2 vault, it's most likely a handspring Rudi. If you see a 5.6 vault, it's most likely a laid-out Podkopayeva. Capish?

Why isn't McKayla Skinner on this list?

Yes, I am aware that Ms Skinner is capable of both the Amanar and the Cheng. However, she has not performed both vaults–back to back–in an elite competition this year. (The video below is from a Level 10 Junior Olympic meet.) Until there are official results that use the 2013 FIG Code of Points, McKayla no makey the listy list. Sowwy.

You can watch her Cheng below.

It should be noted that some people wonder if this vault's truly a Cheng. Kyle Shewfelt, for instance, was a bit skeptical.

The same could be said for the other McKayla (Twinsy Names!). While we love speculating about which vaults she will throw, until she returns to competition, she no makey the listy list. Sowwy.

Anything else? Leave a comment below.

Related Links:

2013 Men's and Women's All-Around Scores
2013 Men's Floor 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. I think egyptian Fadwa Mahmoud with her 'Produnova' has the same highest average D score - 6.1 (7.0/5.2) She did them on Ljubljana Cup quals.

    1. You are correct. I missed her name while transferring them from the spreadsheet to the blog. Thanks!

  2. Hey Uncle Tim!

    I thought you were focusing on the MAG only!
    Really great to see the UTRS! Very interesting!
    You must be tired for collecting the information!

    Are you going to have the UTRS on the other apparatus for MAG and WAG?

    p.s.: Is there video on the Egyptian Fadwa Mahmoud's Produnova?

    1. Haha! Well, believe it or not, looking at spreadsheets for so long is pretty tiring.

      At any rate, here is a video of Fadwa's vault: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_KzzZhIkbA Unfortunately, as far as I know, there isn't a vault from a 2013 competition.

  3. Mckayla Skinner is supposedly training a Cheng with an extra 1/2 twist. What do you think the D score would be?

    1. The Yurchenko half-on vaults increase by 0.4 with each added half twist. (5.6 is a half-off; 6 is a full off, etc.) So, I would assume that the D score would be a 6.8.

  4. Mckayla's Cheng is huge!!

  5. Shallon Olsen's 16.100 at Canadian Nationals yesterday ... is that comp standard FIG rules etc.? My mind is blown by the idea of a 6.8 difficulty / 9.000 execution and I REALLY want it to be true! Not sure about her second vault etc., though I'd assume she has one.

    1. Unfortunately, at Canadian Nationals, the juniors use a bonus system. Since she normally competes a Yurchenko double full, I'm guessing her 6.8 D score was really a 5.8 D score.

    2. Ah, bummer. Oh well, thanks for letting me know!