Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Ditty-at... Dit-yat... That D Thing.

Some interesting outcomes transpired at the weekend's Dityatin Cup in Russia.

Matthew Curtis finished 15th all-around, where Prashanth Sellathurai (who is only ever able to compete pommel and rings due to permanent spinal problems) finished 31st, with a 4th on rings and a not-so-stellar 17th on pommel horse.

Due to a two-per-country rule for event finals, a few names were ruled out, allowing "Proshy" and Matt to progress through to finals they hadn't quite qualified for - pommel and rings/vault/floor/high bar respectively.

That said, here are their apparatus finals results according to GA:

Matthew managed a 4th on pommel horse and a 3rd(!) on floor.

Prashanth won pommel with a 15.600!

This adds one more first place to his current pommel tally- a World Cup gold, a World Cup silver, 5 national titles, a Commonwealth Games silver medal, three International Challenge/"vs Australia" titles, a Youth Olympic Festival gold and a motherflippin' World Championship silver.

I hear London calling...

ETA - GymAustralia have really outdone themselves - YouTube clips, including interviews with the competitors! Make sure you watch the interviews as they play, there are some great photos accompanying them.

The lads will now head to the Moscow Stars of Gymnastics World Cup. Good luck, boys. Great work so far.


Wolfie said...

Nobody seems to comment on the boys. So I thought I should make an inane comment like: 'Nobody seems to comment on the boys. So I thought I should make an inane comment like: "Nobody seems ........................"'

Anonymous said...

I was thinking exactly the same thing...