2017 Worlds: Prelims Subdivision 2

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In the second subdivision the overall level was much improved due to the occasional moments of brilliance from Russia, Canada and Belgium.

Elsabeth Black managed a perfect all around performance (with her usual/inherent execution errors) and is now sitting comfortably at the top of the all around rankings. She made a solid case for her qualification to the beam, floor and vault finals. At this point in time she is also in the top 8 for the uneven bars final but it is highly unlikely for her to remain in contention for a spot until the end of the qualifications.

This event final already seems packed: Elena Eremina managed to overtake her other brilliant bar workers team mates with a 15.1/6.3. She is also 2nd in the all around qualifications ranks. The Russians did well in almost all their “planned” events, with the exception of Melnikova who had a meltdown on floor with two falls, and a very tentative beam routine for which she was severely deducted. Se said in the mixed zone that her nagging foot injury prevented her from doing as well as she would have wanted to on floor. Iliankova hit an impressive bars sent and is currently 2nd in the bars qualifications, while Paseka survived vault with messy legs but no threats to her life and is leading the vault qualifications.

Shoutout to Brooklyn Moos who competed all around for Canada and was a treat to the eyes. She is also second in the floor rankings after two rotations with a wonderfully artistic performance and with very distinctive tumbling (Podkopayeva was landed well).  Team mate Shallon Olsen threw a really good Cheng next to her DTY and the vault final is now certain. Also noteworthy was Nina Derwael’s bars performances that scored in the high 14s, topped only by the Russians.

Here are my live notes during the event:

Rotation 1

Runne Hermans (BEL) bars stalder, toe on Shap to Pak, van Leeuwen, blind change to  pike Jaeger, stuck full in dismount lovely work 13.8 / 5.3

Nina Derwael (BEL) bars pike Tkachev, Tweddle to Ejova, Bahardwaj, full in dismount HIIIIIIIT 14.933/6.3

Maellysse Brassart (BEL) bars – blind change to Jaeger, Pak, toe on Shap, Bail, Ray double pike and falls 12.533 / 5.0

Isabela Onyshko (CAN) bars misses, it was good start with Shap, Tkchev, Hindorff to Pak, , van Leeuwen, then stopped 12.666

Elsabeth Black (CAN) bars Hindorff, pike Jaeger to Pak, van Leeuwen, giant, half turn dismount. Messy in places but confident.

Brooklyn Moors (CAN) bars impressive work from Brooklyn Moors, Markalov, pike half off dismount 13.066/4.7

Elena Eremina (RUS) beam hit routine, I saw a lovely flick – layout stepout – layout stepout and side aerial to split jump, double full dismount though 13.233/5.4

Angelina Melnikova (RUS) beam simple roll  to mount, aerial leap, wolf turn with issues, L turn to full turn ring leap, flic whip, layout to two feet, punch front, ring jump, side somi, double pike with rebound 12.666

Sherine Elzeiny (EGY) floor Memmel, double tuck


Rotation 2

Nina Derwael (BEL) beam – off on layout mount, aerial leap, triple wolf turn, double wolf turn, 2 leaps in a row, side aerial, pike gainer full dismount 12.33/5.2

Maellysse Brassart (BEL) beam hesitant almost falls on layout stepout, nice ring leap, double pike dismount with step 12.266

Isabela Onyshko (CAN) beam flic full in leg comes up, Y turn to switch leap to switch half, hands down on ring leap, aerial wobble, side aerial to ring jmp, double full dismount 12.4 /5.7

Elsabeth Black (CAN) beam hit routine, with flic layout to two feet, punch front, the audience is  happy 13.433/5.8

Brooklyn Moors (CAN) beam – punch front mount, switch leap switch half and hands down on the beam… fwd series with front tuck, aerial walkover, falls on side somi, lovely choreo, stuck double full. She may have fallen but there is huge potential.

Runne Hermans (BEL) – double wolf turn, side somi, flick loso loso with check, double turn and falls, side aerial,  round-off – 1 ½ dismount. Another unfortunate fall.

Elena Eremina (RUS) floor – full in with a step,  Memmel, the extension and execution are at another level,  switch leap 1/1.  1/1/2 to 1 ½ to punch front and steps out, Semenova, triple full (short)  switch ring leap 12.8 / 5.2

Angelina Melnikova (RUS) floor Arabian breaks on time and stays in, double layout with hop, double wolf, full in pike with crazy form and puts her hands down, double pike and falls again 11.166 / 5.6

Sherine Elzeiny (EGY) vault FTY for 13.433


Rotation 3

Elena Eremina (RUS) vault good Yurchenko 1 ½ 13.866/5.0

Angelina Melnikova (RUS) vault* good Yurchenko double full 14.4, Lopez crazy legs 13.833 with 14.133 average,

Maria Paseka (RUS) vault* lands Cheng, with very messy legs but it did not look dangerous 14.866/6.0 Amanar legs wide apart, but lands it 15.0 , average 14.933

Shallon Olsen (CAN) floor – stuck double double, punch front to double back tuck, switch o switch half, full in pike stuck, triple full very very solid  13.133/5.2

Elsabeth Black (CAN) floor hit her routine 1 ½ t double back, front 2/1 to punch front 13.433/5.0

Brooklyn Moors (CAN) floor Podkopayeva , front 2/1 to font full, Ferrari,  2 ½ to punch front. Amazing routine 13.866/5.4

Rune Hermas (BEL) floor – full in pike, wolf turn

Nina Derwael (BEL) floor 1 ½ to front 1/1, Memmel to Illusion, double wolf, jourjete, double tuck, loved the opera music and the dramatic choreo


Rotation 4

Brooklyn Moors (vault)* DTY for 14.166 and a lovely Tsuk full

Elsabeth Black (vault)* 14.5 for DTY 14.466 for her 2nd vault 14.8 average

Shallon Olsen (vault)* DTY  14.366 and lands Cheng 14.933

Rune Hermas (BEL) vault good FTY 13.333

Nina Derwael (BEL) vault 13.566 for her lovely FTY

Angelina Melnikova (RUS) bars – inbar stalder to Komova to Pak, van Leeuwen, pike Jaeger, half turn,  toe on full to full in 14.966/6.3 SHE DID IT

Elena Eremina (RUS) bars hit outine with Nabieva to Pak. =Which of the Russians will be 2 per countried 15.100

Anasatsiia Iliankova (RUS) bars –  jaws dropped Shang, Hindorff to Pak to toe on Shap, Ejova, van Leeuwen, full in dismount. Very clean execution.


Top 20 all around:

Top 8 vault:


Top 8 bars:

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Article: Bea Gheorghisor

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