Japan were excellent across the board. Special mention for Mai Murakami, who was initially the 2nd reserve of the team and was added to the line-up at the last minute only to become the top scoring all arounder. Teramoto had polished beam and floor routines, flaunting her competitive experience. Sae Miyakawa delivered the routine of the day (up to that point) on floor – 14.9/6.3. She is still leading floor quals after 3 subdivisions.
Canada had a massive bars rotation right off the bat and never looked back. Their total of over 222 points was an improvement of around 8 points compared to last year’s Worlds qualifications. Black was stunning throughout and after three subdivisions is in one of the top qualifying positions for beam, floor, vault and all around. Brittany Rogers will most certainly also make it to the VT finals (DTY and layout Podkopayeva) for an average of 14.766.
Intermediate all around and team qualification results:
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Article: Bea Gheorghisor
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