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3:34 pm. Team Standings
1. United States 174.429
2. Russia 165.497
3. China 165.196
4. Canada 163.897
5. Brazil 162.529
6. Japan 162.180
7. France 161.629
8. Germany 161.071
Great Britain will miss the final by a tenth.
3:30 pm. Fenton GBR FX: Triple full, underrotated, ankles crossed, hop to the side. 2.5 to front tuck, same issue with the ankles, step to the side. Step back OOB I believe on her third pass.
3:26 pm. E. Downie GBR FX: 1.5 through to arabian double front, hop forward. Double front after that. Is that new? Cowboyed but good landing. 2.5, pretty solid. 13.2
Hulgaard DEN UB: Blind change to Jaeger, hit the dismount. 11.133
Mustafina RUS BB: bhs loso, solid. FLIGHT SERIES. Front aerial to split jump, big wobble on the double spin but saves it. Onodi to split ring jump, weird ring position and a big wobble when he lands it. Side aerial is smooth. Side somi, wobble. Double tuck, low chest with a step, overall better than I expected even with the little bobbles. 13.233
3:24 pm. Melnikova RUS BB: Hit her jumps, then a switch ring, very solid. Very calm in her flight series. Front aerial. Misses connection to split ring jump. Side somi, check, ring leap, back leg could be better, double pike, good! 12.866
Simm GBR FX: Hit her first pass. Tucked full-in, hop. 1.5 through to double tuck, hop. Solid double pike. Fully hit day for her!! 13.066, 53.099 in the all-around!
Bjørnholdt DEN UB: Caught her Jaeger, bail with some leg sep, muscled up the kip cast to handstand before her layout dismount. 9.9
3:22 pm. Sahin TUR VT: Yurchenko layout, clean, tiny bounce. 12.
3:20 pm. Simakova RUS BB: Switch ring, low back leg, good triple series, front aerial, split ring jump, switch to split jump, full turn, side aerial, so far so good. Solid and floaty side somi. Double tuck with a step. Good job. 13.4! Good for her. 12th right now.
Yilmaz TUR VT: FTY, big bounce back, messy in the air. 13.1
Winther DEN UB: Straddle Jaeger, fall. Catches it the second time. Bail with split legs, toe shoot, layout dismount with a hop.
3:18 pm. Kajø DEN UB: Fights through a lot of it, layout dismount. Looks so happy!
Üctas Sanli TUR VT: Handspring front pike half, step back. 13.066
3:16 pm. Kinsella GBR FX: 1.5 through to 2.5 to front tuck, great. I love her music so much. Very Aly Raisman. So is some of her choreo. I LOVE. Double tuck, little bounce. Double pike, chest low, hop back. Good work. 12.733
Alexeeva RUS BB: Loso mount into a loso, wobble. Layout series, a little low, good jump series. Double full to finish. Another solid set!!
3:09 pm. Simm GBR BB: I need her to CRUSH THIS. Switch leap, standing full, YAS. Front aerial, switch side, wobble on her bhs loso, hit the double tuck dismount. 12.333
Mustafina RUS UB: Maloney to Pak to van Leeuwen, a little arched. Stalder half to big piked Jaeger, her face is so funny in the air, like PLEASE CATCH THIS. Toe full to full-in, college stick. Much better than I expected but not going to be like a 15 or anything. 14.433, currently 6th!
Fidelis BRA FX: 1.5 through to double arabian, step forward OOB. Good full-in after that. Double pike. Dramatic ending is fab.
3:06 pm. E. Downie GBR BB: Little bobble on the punch front. Switch to switch half, bhs loso, wobble but gets it back. Big wobble on something after that as well. 2.5 with a big hop. 12.5
Saraiva BRA FX: God I love this so much. Tucked full-in, good. Double pike. Hit the in-between passes. Excellent job and so much fun with her legitimately ridiculous music that I love so much. 13.9! Currently 5th.
Simakova RUS UB: Van Leeuwen, blind change to piked Jaeger, toe full to Pak, off on her Maloney to Gienger. Double front, stumble back. 12.366
3:04 pm. Barbosa BRA FX: Whip to full-in, nice. Piked full-in, step back. Front full. 13.2!
Fenton GBR BB: Back handspring mount, lovely tick tock into her bhs loso. Break on the double spin. Front aerial to split jump to wolf jump, good. Hit the dismount. 12.9
Winther DEN VT: Yurchenko layout, hit, iffy form. 12.466
Alexeeva RUS UB: Toe full to Maloney to Gienger, good, blind change to one-armed front giant to piked Jaeger, Pak, some leg sep, van Leeuwen, double front cowboyed with a step. Excellent job.
3:03 pm. Melnikova RUS UB: I caught it from the Van Leeuwen, toe half, muscles through it, to big piked Jaeger, short handstand before blind full to full-in, hit routine!
Bjørnholdt DEN VT: Handspring front tuck with a hop forward.
3:01 pm. Oliveira BRA FX: Arabian double front. Stumble forward on the tucked full-in. Cowboyed double tuck, deep landing. 13.033
Kinsella GBR BB: Candle mount, nice. Double wolf turn is lovely. NOOOOO, off on the side aerial loso. 😦 I really wanted her in the final. 2.5 with a step to the side.
Hulgaard DEN VT: Handspring front tuck, hop forward.
2:56 pm. Saraiva BRA BB: Stumble on her mount, I couldn’t type through this because the page was loading but didn’t see too much else majorly wrong (no falls anyway); little stumble on a leap maybe, and hit the dismount. 13.233
Yilmaz TUR FX: Opening piked full-in was super low but hit the rest. Her music is HIGH KEY INSANE. I love it. 12.533
2:54 pm. B. Downie GBR UB: Pirouette to Downie, Tweddle to Ezhova, Chow to Pak, super clean, Maloney to Gienger, good, full-in with just a bounce in place. Excellent. 14.4, D is 6.2, E is 8.2, makes sense based on the quality of some of the skills earlier on, still in 7th and not many to come who can knock her out of the final though!!
Akhaimova RUS VT: DTY, wild in the air, flies off the mat. 13.633, 14.099 average, currently 8th.
2:52 pm. Andrade BRA BB: I missed the beginning with the bars drama. Switch leap, then fell right after that, I didn’t see it but heard everyone go OOOOH, and saw her on the floor. Stuck the double pike with her chest down, but too little too late unfortunately.
Akhaimova RUS VT: Rudi, messy in the air but a decent landing. 14.566
2:50 pm. Fenton GBR UB: Fall on her first release, a Downie I think. 😦 The woman in front of me yelled “Oh NOOOOO!” Same. Back on, I saw from Maloney to Ricna to bail, pirouette, toe shoot back up, full-in, stuck. Poor thing. 13.2
Üctas Sanli TUR FX: Good double tuck at the begining.
Simakova RUS VT: Crashed her Rudi. 😦
2:46 pm. Melnikova RUS VT: DTY, a mess in the air, a little low on the landing. 14.266 Lopez, still a little messy but finds the landing, looked stuck, just arm movement to hold it. 13.758, for a 14.012 average, out of the final.
E. Downie GBR UB: Front toe half to Maloney to Hindorff, nice, short handstand before the toe full, muscles through and it’s crooked but she still gets the Downie to Pak, van Leeuwen, a little messy, double layout with a hop forward. Fought through it! 13.466
Barbosa BRA BB: Solid loso mount. I missed some stuff, until the L turn, which looked nice. Wobble on a side aerial I believe. Came off on something but I didn’t see what. 11.7
Mutlu TUR FX: Double tuck, little bounce. That’s all I saw.
2:44 pm. Sahin TUR FX: She was last to go on beam and now first on floor. Hit her first pass. Good 1.5 to punch front. 11.7
Oliveira BRA BB: Split leap mount, wobble, ring leap, little check. Front aerial, check, ring jump, bobble. Wobbled on something else after that. Punch front, little scoot back. Full L turn, good jump series. 12.066
Simm GBR UB: Blind change to toe full to Downie, nice, Ricna to Pak, Chow to Bhardwaj, nice, van Leeuwen is solid, double layout, hop forward. Good work. 13.8
Alexeeva RUS VT: Clean FTY. Great landing. 13.5
2:38 pm. Sahin TUR BB: Split leap to switch leap, bhs loso, a little short, steps her foot forward to hold on, hit the dismount with stumble.
2:34 pm. Yilmaz TUR BB: Bhs tuck full, little wobble but YAS, get it. Front aerial, little stumble, transverse split jump half, then transverse straddle jump half, wobbles on both, switch leap to switch half, the first leap was good but they weren’t super connected, split leap to side aerial, forward on the landing, low double pike, step back. 12.0
2:33 pm. Hulgaard DEN FX: Her beam was a bummer. Hope this goes better. Double tuck, step back. 1.5, step forward. Switch side. Hit routine! 11.866
2:30 pm. Andrade BRA UB: Maloney, nice lift, to stalder full to Tkachev to Pak to van Leeuwen, lovely, blind change to piked Jaeger, toe full, almost right on the bar, to full-in, tiny bounce in place. Excellent! 14.333
2:29 pm. Saraiva BRA UB: Piked Tkachev, short handstand before the Pak, leg separation, short handstand before the toe-on to Maloney, connects it to a straddle Tkachev, blind change, short, toe full, blind change to front giant to double front, high and clean, step forward. She could improve her E score by like…at least 6-8 tenths if not a point if she just got her handstands vertical. 12.4
2:28 pm. Winther DEN FX: Stumbled her double back forward. 11.4
Fenton GBR VT: Clean FTY, hop on the landing. 13.4
2:27 pm. Üctas Sanli TUR BB: Switch leap mount to split jump to straddle jump, front aerial, transverse straight jump full. Hit what I saw, but I missed a lot. Hit the dismount. 10.766
Barbosa BRA UB: Chow to Tkachev, Ricna to Pak, just slight leg separation, Maloney to bail to Ray, form breaks in her toe full, blind change to front giant half, double layout with a bounce. Great work. 13.333
E. Downie GBR VT: DTY, a tiiiiiny bit short. 14.366
2:25 pm. Kinsella GBR VT: DTY, not bad! Hop back. 14.3
2:23 pm. Mutlu TUR BB: Hit the begininng, then a transverse split jump half, I missed the rest. 10.8
Oliveira BRA UB: Maloney to Pak, toe on to van Leeuwen, very clean, blind full to piked Jaeger, NICE. Step on the double front. 13.166
Kajø DEN FX: Good double tuck. 11.6
Simm GBR VT: Yurchenko half-on front layout half, good! 13.9
2:16 pm. Mustafina RUS FX: Omg I just smiled so big because I’m currently watching Aliya compete live. This is my first time seeing her live since the 2011 American Cup!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Truly a big moment for my life right now. Tucked full-in, bounce back. Little step on her 1.5 to front full. Triple spin finished right where it should in the music I SCREAM. Switch ring is nice. Solid double tuck, little step. Memmel turn to full pirouette, looks so easy for her. Um. Queen. 13.2
2:15 pm. Bjørnholdt DEN BB: Split leap, gainer back tuck off the end, fully hit routine. 11.333
2:13 pm. Melnikova RUS FX: Full-twisting double layout, a little messy, but good landing. Switch ring half, double layout, chest slightly down. Front tuck through to double tuck, just a step back. Memmel to full pirouette. Double pike is solid. Love her ending. Great job. 14.033!!! Currently third.
2:11 pm. Mutlu TUR UB: Maloney to Pak, some leg sep, toe shoot, caught her release, double front with a stumble forward. 11.85
Hulgaard DEN UB: Switch leap to split leap, bhs loso, gets good amplitude but she has a fall. Just bounces right off. Off again on a side aerial. Off again on a transverse straight jump full. 8.5
2:08 pm. Akhaimova RUS FX: Double layout, not bad. Some form stuff. Hit her second pass. Arabian double front with a step. Her turns are kind of messy. Hit routine. 13.6, currently 6th place.
Winther DEN BB: Messy knees on her flight series, fall. 9.733
Yilmaz TUR UB: Maloney to Pak, Ray to high, toe half, hit the dismount. 11.533
Andrade BRA VT: Beautiful DTY. DAMN BRAZIL. 14.566
2:07 pm. Saraiva BRA VT: Lots of Brazilian fans here! DTY, one of her best! Step back. 14.466
2:05 pm. Fidelis BRA VT: Solid FTY.
Alexeeva RUS FX: Stumbles out of her Y turn slightly. Double pike with a little step back. Excellent 2.5 to front tuck. Switch leap to switch half. 1.5 to front full, step back. Double full to finish. Good start. 13.066
Kajø DEN BB: Bhs loso, little stumble. That’s all I saw. 10.966
Sahin TUR UB: Maloney to Pak, wild legs, toe shoot, Markelov, blind full right on the bar, some ankle sep, double pike stumbled to her knees, ugh. 10.266
Barbosa BRA VT: Solid DTY! 14.5!
2:01 pm. This stacked subdivision features Brazil, Russia, Great Britain, Turkey, and Denmark!