2016 BATANG PINOY FINALS RESULTS (TAGUM, DAVAO DEL NORTE)
Verdaflor 11th at World Olympic Youth Champs & surpasses Silver standard of SEA Games
Ava Verdaflor is a fairly good find by the Gymnastic Association of the Philippines (GAP) she placed 11th at the World Olympic Youth Championships. Born January 2, 1999 in Tarlac but moving to the United States.She will just be 16 when the 2015 SEA Games rolls around in Singapore next July.
2014 Youth Olympic Games
Gymnastics – Women’s All-Round Final
Ava scored 49.800 albeit just placing her 11th actually surpassed the SEA Games silver standard of the 2011 SEA Games.
Gymnastics was not held at the 2013 SEA Games, but going back to the last time it was held in 2011 the Gold was won in the Women’s All round by Phan Thi Ha Thanh of Vietnam in 53.217 and Silver was 49.70 by Do Thi Ngan Thuong of Vietnam Lim Heem Wei of Singapore took bronze in 49.484.
Gymnastics sends athletes to two meets overseas
Apr 14, 2014
Below is a summarized version of my report on the two recent development trips of the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines (GAP).
Pacific Rim Championships
Firstly the Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships held in Vancouver Canada in which 5 athletes and 3 officials (2 coaches and a judge) were sent.
Cristina Onofre finished 23rd of 28 in the SR Girls, Katrina Evangelista finished 18th of 22 in the JR Girls, Jean N. Monteclaro (us based) finished 22 of 34 in the SR Boys, Reyland Cappellan 30th of 34 in the SR Boys. Carlos Yulo finished 20th of 21 in the JR Boys.
Yulo who started off well 8th in the box and 7th in the spring board faded in the last few events.
With all the competitors from the Philippines finishing in the bottom half of there events overall the best performer was Filam Monteclaro who managed to beat 12 other entries. All the other entries beat 5 or less of their opponents from the other countries.
Only in the SR Womens were South East Asian opponents with two Singaporeans one ahead and one behind Cristina Onofre. Athletes from US, Canada, China, Japan, Australia, Taipei and Croatia dominated this event.
Please note last place at the 2010 Asian Games was 42.4 in the womens artistic for qualifying and last in final was 41.3 and this meet is scored alot higher as its a meet for adults not an age grade meet like the Pacific Rim Champs.
Gymnastics was not played in the last SEA Games.
Monteclaro score was 70.10, this is good enough for 32nd of 36 at the last Asian Games not taking into account the adjustment of points due to the fact the Asian Games is a senior meet using a higher level of scoring.
Junior Artistic Gymnastic Championships
The 13th Junior Artistic Gymnastic Championships (Youth Olympic Games Qualifying event) in Tashkent, Uzbekistan was held from April 6-14. 2 athletes and 5 officials were sent including delegation head and NSA President Ms. Cynthia Norton.
National athlete Ava Verdeflor finished a promising 12th of 55 athletes in the girls and Albert Lopez 33rd of 62 athletes. Verdeflor score of 48.4 is good enough to beat the last three placers at Asian Games also not taking the more stricter score count into consideration., whereas Lopez 67.4 can beat four competitors only at this level.
Full Results can be found here