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Radomyr Stelmakh

Radomyr Stelmakh of Ukraine finished seventh in the all-around standings when he made his major international debut at European Championships in 2020, but due to the two-per-country limitations, he was not counted in the official rankings.

The 16-year-old made sure his results would count this time around, looking incredible from the moment he stepped out onto the floor until the second he landed his dismount on high bar as the very last competitor in the very last subdivision to sneak in and grab the all-around title with a 79.900, just half a tenth ahead of Italy’s Riccardo Villa, who led the competition after the second subdivision.

Stelmakh did some of his nicest work on floor, hitting a front full to double front, 2½, double full, and triple full for a 13.55, and then continued with solid work on pommels and rings before hitting a strong vault. His parallel bars routine was one of the best I saw, with lovely handstands, smooth transitions, and just a step on the dismount for a 13.6, and though high bar isn’t his strongest, he needed just a 12.4 there, and did just enough to sneak past that with a 12.45, going right down to the wire to upset Villa.

I didn’t think anyone could top Villa, who was my pick for the all-around champion coming into the final as one of the only juniors in the mix to break an 80 this season, which his performance came close to doing here. He was pretty clean throughout, matching Stelmakh on vault and besting him on pommels, rings, and high bar, where his routine included a nice straddle Tkachev, German giants, and a baby step on his full-twisting double layout.

Villa, 17, was also good on both floor and p-bars, but Stelmakh was several tenths ahead on both, giving him the tiniest advantage, though it could have gone either way and I would have been very happy with the results.

Prior to the final subdivision, I wondered if either of Switzerland’s top all-arounders could manage to hit 79 or higher, and Matteo Giubellini made it happen with a 79.500 to win the bronze medal in what ended up being a tough and close field. Despite getting off to a slow start on high bar with just an 11.9, he came back with a vengeance, putting up some of the best routines in the competition on floor (his piked double front was excellent, and he stuck a 2½ to front layout), pommels, and rings, before landing an excellent kaz full to give him a 14.15, exactly the boost he needed going to his final rotation.

Giubellini was so clean and solid in his p-bars set, and he did it after watching the leadoff athlete deal with a scary fall mid-routine. Yet nothing phased the 17-year-old, who put up an great routine to earn a 13.4, pushing him onto the podium with a score that was more than five points higher than what he managed at nationals exactly a month earlier.

Any of the other guys who finished in the top eight – and maybe even a little beyond – had the potential to make it onto the podium had circumstances been only slightly different. Rounding out the field were Danny Crouch of Great Britain in fourth with a 79.150, Daniel Carrión of Spain in fifth with a 79.100, Jan Imhof of Switzerland in sixth with a 78.450, Reuben Ward of Great Britain in seventh with a 78.450, and Sebastian Sponevik of Norway in eighth with a 78.350.

Villa along with teammates Tommaso Brugnami (10th with a 77.850) and Davide Oppizzio (19th with a 76.200) won the team title with a 158.750, edging out the British men by just two tenths, as the team – which included Oakley Banks (12th with a 77.700) alongside Crouch and Ward – put up quite a fight in that final subdivision to earn a 158.550.

Going into the last rotation, the British men would have needed to average above a 13.6 for each score on floor counted into the final total, a score no one had earned on the apparatus at that point in the competition. I didn’t think it was possible, but they happily surprised me with how close they got, bringing in a 13.25 from Banks followed by a 13.75 from Crouch, who did everything he could to earn the top score of the day. Though it was just slightly behind what they’d need for the upset, it was a tremendous fight to the finish, and great to see them earn that hard-won silver.

The Swiss team, led by Giubellini and Imhof along with Mirco Riva, who came in as a replacement athlete and finished 42nd with a 73.700, ended up taking the bronze medal, slightly back from the Brits with a 158.200, though with a healthy margin ahead of fourth-place Spain, which had a 156.850.

Rounding out the top eight were Germany in fifth with a 156.200, Ukraine in sixth with a 155.000, France in seventh with a 154.900, and Austria in eighth with a 154.250, and I have to say, I was more excited for the Austrians than literally anything else that happened today.

For context, Austria is not a known gymnastics nation, and outside of a few guys who can be considered specialists on a few apparatuses, they don’t see a ton of success internationally. The junior team, for example, finished 27th as a team at European Championships back in 2018, and 17th as a team at the European Youth Olympic Festival a year later. But the guys who competed today – Gino Vetter in 11th with a 77.800, Nicolas Ivkic in 23rd with a 75.850, and Alfred Schwaiger in 26th with a 75.450 – performed brilliantly and upset a lot of teams that have typically outscored them, some by a lot, so it was incredible to see that work pay off and to see them rank just tenths behind a team like France and tenths ahead of a team like the Netherlands, which was ninth with a 153.950. It points to a ton of potential in the program, and I hope all three of these guys are able to transition well to the senior level to add to the depth of this growing program.

Lists of the top-ranked all-arounders and teams are below, along with lists of those who qualified into apparatus finals, which take place this Friday and Saturday.

All-Around Final Results

1. Radomyr Stelmakh UKR 79.900
2. Riccardo Villa ITA 79.850
3. Matteo Giubellini SUI 79.500
4. Danny Crouch GBR 79.150
5. Daniel Carrión ESP 79.100
6. Jan Imhof SUI 78.450
7. Reuben Ward GBR 78.450
8. Sebastian Sponevik NOR 78.350
9. Bozhidar Zlatanov BUL 78.250
10. Tommaso Brugnami ITA 77.850
11. Gino Vetter AUT 77.800
xx. Oakley Banks GBR 77.700*
12. Amine Abaidi NED 77.350
13. Daniel Mousichidis GER 77.100
14. Jukka Nissinen GER 77.000
15. Anthony Mansard FRA 76.800
16. Elijah Faverus NED 76.650
17. Erik Baghdasaryan ARM 76.300
xx. Davide Oppizzio ITA 76.200*
18. Pablo Ruiz ESP 76.150
xx. Alvaro Giraldez ESP 76.150*
19. Dmytro Dotsenko ISR 76.100
20. Nicolas Ivkic AUT 75.850
21. Luis Il-Sung Melander SWE 75.850
22. Joona Reiman FIN 75.450
xx. Alfred Schwaiger AUT 75.450*
23. Marcus Pietarinen FIN 75.400
24. Daniel Bago CZE 75.300

*Unranked in the all-around final standings due to two-per-country limitations

Team Final Results

1. Italy 158.750
2. Great Britain 158.550
3. Switzerland 158.200
4. Spain 156.850
5. Germany 156.200
6. Ukraine 155.000
7. France 154.900
8. Austria 154.250

Floor Exercise Qualification Results

1. Danny Crouch GBR 13.750
2. Amine Abaidi NED 13.550
3. Jan Imhof SUI 13.550
– Radomyr Stelmakh UKR 13.550
5. Tommaso Brugnami ITA 13.500
6. Matteo Giubellini SUI 13.450
7. Sebastian Sponevik NOR 13.400
8. Anthony Mansard FRA 13.400

R1. Bozhidar Zlatanov BUL 13.350
R2. Robert Gyulumyan ARM 13.300
R3. Gino Vetter AUT 13.300

Pommel Horse Qualification Results

1. Kristijonas Padegimas LTU 14.500
2. Reuben Ward GBR 13.600
3. Alfred Schwaiger AUT 13.500
4. Riccardo Villa ITA 13.450
5. Marteo Giubellini SUI 13.400
6. Daniel Mousichidis GER 13.400
7. Radomyr Stelmakh UKR 13.350
8. Danny Crouch GBR 13.200

R1. Nikolaos Tsoulos GRE 13.050
R2. Kevin Buckley SLO 13.000
R3. Bozhidar Zlatanov BUL 13.000

Still Rings Qualification Results

1. Luis Il-Sung Melander SWE 13.60
2. Paco Fernandes Henriques FRA 13.300
3. Davide Oppizzio ITA 13.200
4. Matteo Giubellini SUI 13.200
5. Volkan Hamarat TUR 13.150
6. Daniel Hasson NED 13.100
7. Riccardo Villa ITA 13.100
8. Dmytro Prudko UKR 13.100

R1. Erik Baghdasaryan ARM 13.000
R2. Radomyr Stelmakh UKR 13.000
R3. Jukka Nissinen GER 12.950

Vault Qualification Results

1. Joona Reiman FIN 14.150
2. Tommaso Brugnami ITA 14.075
3. Amine Abaidi NED 13.975
4. Bozhidar Zlatanov BUL 13.950
5. Riccardo Villa ITA 13.875
6. Maxim Kovalenko GER 13.850
7. Daniel Carrión ESP 13.825
8. Matteo Giubellini SUI 13.825

R1. Pablo Ruiz ESP 13.725
R2. Jan Imhof SUI 13.650
R3. Sebastian Sponevik NOR 13.625

Parallel Bars Qualification Results

1. Bozhidar Zlatanov BUL 13.650
2. Radomyr Stelmakh UKR 13.600
3. Gino Vetter AUT 13.400
4. Mert Efe Kilicer TUR 13.400
– Jan Imhof SUI 13.400
6. Matteo Giubellini SUI 13.400
7. Dmytro Prudko UKR 13.400
8. Jukka Nissinen GER 13.300

R1. Erik Baghdasaryan ARM 13.250
R2. Daniel Carrión ESP 13.250
R3. Anthony Mansard FRA 13.200

High Bar Qualification Results

1. Dmytro Dotsenko ISR 13.550
2. Davide Oppizzio ITA 13.200
3. Daniel Mousichidis GER 13.000
4. Riccardo Villa ITA 12.950
– Anthony Mansard FRA 12.950
xx. Tommaso Brugnami ITA 12.900*
6. Danny Crouch GBR 12.850
7. Jukka Nissinen GER 12.850
– Daniel Carrión ESP 12.850

R1. Reuben Ward GBR 12.800
– Alvaro Giarldez ESP 12.800
R3. David Puicea ROU 12.650

*Unranked in the all-around final standings due to two-per-country limitations

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Geoff Keighley has just concluded this year’s The Game Awards 2023, and during the event we not only learned about the best games of the last 12 months, but we also saw a series of interesting material from new products heading to the market next year. How do you evaluate the event?

The Game Awards 2023 – through the eyes of the editorial team

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Present: Starting off the event with Christopher Judge, the voice of Kratos from God of War, referencing the very long speech of the man mentioned in the previous party, is the kind of humor I’d like to see in this type of party. Just like a Call of Duty insult. In contrast, the presence of stars like Matthew McConaughey or Anthony Mackie at the ceremony always increases its prestige, although I still think the event is too long and drawn out. I was under the impression that there were more speakers and announcements this year than last year, and an hour into the event it was clear that there wasn’t enough meat. Exodus piqued my interest, Hellblade delighted me again (where is the history, where?), Kojima surprised me as usual (but I prefer something from Death Stranding 2), the return of the Mana series, and the film’s trailer delighted me. Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2 calmed me down, but the sleepover wasn’t really worth it. Blade is a big surprise, but after Arkane’s Redfall I’ll remain skeptical for now. Another thing is that we have already had the opportunity to play some of the games presented in the second part of the event in the editorial office, so there was no surprise effect. For such a great year with huge hits, the awards ceremony itself was a bit disappointing.

Rating: 3/6

Voytek: The Game Awards 2023 is full of announcements, but I can actually name on one hand the real surprises in store. The situation confirms only one thing – the next year will not be as strong as the last 12 months, and may even be much weaker. At this event, we saw a lot of announcements, short materials and… definitely the most interesting game is Blade. Arkane’s got a great IP and I’m counting on a real IP. I can’t wait for Monster Hunter Wilds, but unfortunately – it won’t premiere until 2025. I’m fascinated by the OD, I’m waiting for more information on Exodus, and Rise of The Ronin looks really good… I’d love to play God of War, I’m waiting for Hellblade 2’s final release date, but again – there’s something missing here.

Rating: 4/6

Matthew: The Ubisoft Forward and Microsoft Summer Event is still one of the best events of the year. TGA 2023 wasn’t bad, but there were no release dates for the most sought-after games in 2024. Hellblade 2 is still largely unknown, where is Silent Hill 2 Remake or STALKER 2? Additionally, the large number of ads in this edition of TGA was terrifying. On the plus side, there are several new announcements, including Blade and Exodus from the creators of Mass Effect, but in the latter case there is still a long way to go before the premiere. All we are happy about is that the Game of the Year award went to Baldur’s Gate 3, because it is a masterpiece that restores confidence in games that we will remember for decades to come.

Rating: 3/6

Egor: This year’s The Game Awards are pretty cool, sort of, but they had their moments. The biggest surprise is Arkane’s Blade and Hideo Kojima’s OD – personally I was expecting Death Stranding 2. Highlights of the show? Sure Monster Hunter Wilds – the trailer wasn’t great, but it showed off the most significant change. From now on, the maps would be full of life, something he was sorely missing before. I’ve been disappointed by too many bad ads and poor presentations for gaming services. I’m also positively surprised by the three awards received by Microsoft and the presentation of the new game by the No Man’s Sky writers. Unfortunately, the rest was pretty bad – even the croissant situation in God of War Ragnarok. Game of the year? Of course, Baldur’s Gate 3 and the armored man on stage won it all out.

Rating: 3/6

Lucas: I more or less knew what to expect, but this year’s TGA provided interesting performances and “funny moments” for the hosts and guests on stage. It was emotional, although the abundance of commercials made me sleepy at times. We’ve received numerous smaller and larger game announcements, both previously well-known (FF7: Rebith), brand new IPs (like Last Sentinel), turkeys and stronger titles (the fantastic-looking Black Myth: Wukong), most of which we’ll be playing in 2024/2025 – some very soon. , such as the new free DLC for God of War (Valhalla). The awards ceremony itself – Baldur’s Gate 3 was my favorite and I wasn’t wrong, it won awards, even though it was exciting. And when Matthew McConaughey, known for his wonderful character in the first season of True Detective, appeared on stage, he introduced Exodus with his signature sense of humor. So I’m really looking forward to what I saw, and I’m hoping for a great, action-packed production. Hideo Kojima also appeared, accompanied by Jordan Peele, screenwriter and director of good horror films. During the show, there were also completely unfamiliar titles, like Big Walk, which I definitely don’t buy, or at least can’t understand. However, an interesting and quiet environment, as well as some interesting material, has confirmed to me that this may be an interesting, but not a great year (2024) for video games, although this year’s awards ceremony (TGA 2023) was enjoyable Very watchable at times, with a few exceptions. Finally, congratulations to the best game of the year – Baldur’s Gate 3.

Rating: 4/6

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