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9:44 pm. Final Standings
1. Kara Eaker, United States, 55.298
2. Alyona Shchennikova, United States, 55.198
3. Sloane Blakely, United States, 54.032
4. Fien Enghels, Belgium, 52.898
5. Azuki Kokufugata, Japan, 52.400
6. Aleah Finnegan, United States, 52.231
7. Emma Nedov, Australia, 52.099
8. Haley de Jong, Canada, 52.066
9. Victoria-Kayen Woo, Canada, 52.032
10. Laurie Denommée, Canada, 51.699
11. Maellyse Brassart, Belgium, 51.565
12. Ana Padurariu, Canada, 51.499
13. Jade Chrobok, Canada, 51.332
14. Emma Spence, Canada, 50.932
15. Isabela Onyshko, Canada, 50.865
16. Mikako Serita, Japan, 50.565
17. Elena Chipizubov, Australia, 50.532
18. Kate Sayer, Australia, 49.932
19. Romi Brown, Australia, 49.866
20. Imogen Paterson, Canada, 46.999
21. Yuki Murakami, Japan, 46.099
22. Quinn Skrupa, Canada, 36.532
23. Jade Vansteenkiste, Belgium, 34.199
24. Rose-Kaying Woo, Canada, 32.732
1. United States 165.261
2. Canada 2 155.196
3. Australia 154.963
9:40 pm. Ana Padurariu, Canada, UB: Lovely inbar half to piked Jaeger, fall on her piked Galante. 😦 Gets it the second time into the Pak, Komova II to bail, arched over, to Ray, good handstand before her blind full, clean full-in, little bounce.
9:38 pm. Victoria-Kayen Woo, Canada, UB: Nice shaposh to clear hip full, toe-on to bail, some leg sep there, to toe shoot, piked Jaeger was a little low but that was really the weakest part of this routine, beautiful double layout, practically stuck.
9:34 pm. Rose-Kaying Woo, Canada, UB: Big air on her Maloney into a full pirouette, a bit messy and out of control there, and she slips off, landing hard on her foot. Off again on her Tkachev. And then again on her van Leeuwen. Oof. Toe half, some leg from, hit the double front. 😦
All of the Belgians had big clean FTYs. Typical Belgium!
9:32 pm. Imogen Paterson, Canada, FX: Triple full! Little step to control it. Double tuck for her second pass is good. 1.5 through to double full. Some leg form stuff but nice control. Great work there!
Jade Chrobok, Canada, UB: Maloney to Tkachev, a little low but gets it around. Short handstand before blind full, blind change to front giant to double front, step back.
9:27 pm. Kara Eaker, United States, FX: Opens with a huuuuge triple full, huge bounce back OOB. Nice ring leap series after that. 2.5 into a clean front full. Front layout to front double full, a tiny bit short and angled back out of that but covers it well with a little hop back. Double pike, low, puts her hands down. DEAR GOD WHY. WHY!!!!!!!!!!! This was SUCH a good day for her and then IN THE LAST SECOND I’m so bummed. She had this!!!! Just lost steam there.
9:24 pm. Sloane Blakely, United States, FX: Lovely landing on the tucked full-in and a great first leap pass. Wild out of her Memmel turn, little stumble. Suuuuuuper high arabian double front! High double pike, bounce back. Clean double tuck, another bounce. Just those landings but DAMN she tumbles high.
9:23 pm. Some AA scores…Alyona Shchennikova with a really nice 55.198! Azuki Kokufugata with a 52.400, Aleah Finnegan with a 52.231, Emma Nedov with a 52.099, Haley de Jong with a 52.066.
9:18 pm. Aleah Finnegan United States, FX: I love having Tom right in front of me and seeing his reactions. Also have great views of Armine and Al. Opens with a lovely arabian double front, step forward. Armine is basically doing her choreo. Switch ring to switch leap. Good 2.5. Clean whip half to front full. Al looks happy. Armine is still choreo-ing. Good double full with a hop back. NO ONE IN THE WORLD IS HAPPIER THAN AL FONG AT ANY MOMENT WHEN HIS GYMNASTS HIT.
Nedov, Australia, BB: Lovely layout series in the air, but has a bobble on the landing. Good fight. A little short on her split jump before the sissone. Had a low back leg on a switch ring, and finished with a solid double pike.
9:16 pm. Elena Chipizubov, Australia, BB: I wasn’t typing at the beginning but she hit everything I saw. Clean switch leap to split jump to sissone. Clean double full, a little short with a hop.
Isabela Onyshko, Canada, UB: A little wild on her toe full, Maloney to Tkachev, low and she missed her hands completely. 😦 Back on for a Hindorff, Pak, toe on to van Leeuwen, toe half to front giant, a little muscled, to double front with a step.
9:14 pm. Kate Sayer, Australia, BB: Hit routine.
Haley de Jong, Canada, UB: Huuuuuge Ray!!! Damn girl. She’s crushing this meet. Pak, Maloney to bail to toe full to toe shoot, a little close and a tad dead hangy but not bad, stuck double layout cold. Fantastic!
9:12 pm. Laurie Denommée, Canada, UB: Hit!
Emma Spence, Canada, UB: Hit everything I saw, just a little low on the double pike but covers it well.
They’re fully tearing the floor up now.
9:10 pm. Mikako Serita, Japan, VT: FTY, looked like she almost put her hands down.
Romi Brown, Australia, BB: Hands down and a fall on something early on, looked like a flight series maybe. Double full with a bounce back.
Alyona Shchennikova, United States, FX: Piked full-in, a tad low but good. Front double full to punch front, little skid at the end but holds it up. Switch ring. Small stumble on her third pass. Good work on her turns. Tom Forster is standing in front of me and gave her applause for that. Double tuck, a little low, chest down, and the carpet came up where she skidded back. Tom turns to Donatella Sacchi and says “did you see the floor came up there?” A team is immediately out to fix it.
9:05 pm. Rotation 3 AA Standings
1. Kara Eaker 42.832
2. Alyona Shchennikova 42.032
3. Sloane Blakely 40.466
4. Aleah Finnegan 39.365
5. Fien Enghels 39.232
6. Azuki Kokufugata 39.200
7. Laurie Denommée 38.833
8. Haley de Jong 38.800
9. Isabela Onyshko 38.765
10. Romi Brown 38.666
9:02 pm. Jade Vansteenkiste, Belgium, FX: Omg she has buzzing FLIES in the beginning of her routine, BELGIUM I NEED YOUR DRUGS. Triple full!! Excellent, looked gorgeous in the air. 1.5 to front full, step forward. Good leaps. Now some roaring tigers. GOD BLESS. Why are all of the Belgians so good at making the creepiest faces?! High clean double tuck, looks like it’s gonna be such an easy landing for her, but she’s a little lock-legged and she ends up sitting it.
8:59 pm. Maellyse Brassart, Belgium, FX: BIRD TIME. Hit a nice leap early on, tour jeté half I think. Piked full-in, a bit hard on the landing and some leg form in the air. Front tuck through to clean double tuck, step back. Switch ring to switch full, little stumble there. Big split jump full. Let’s get it bird lady!!! Double pike, little tiny steps but pretty solid overall.
8:57 pm. Imogen Paterson, Canada, BB: Transverse split jump half, bhs loso, looks like she has it but then pops off. 😦 Good on her switch half to wolf jump. Front aerial, a little off to the side and she falls. Solid double full dismount.
Jade Chrobok, Canada, VT: FTY, awkward shoulder angle, a little low with a hop back.
8:56 pm. Victoria-Kayen Woo, Canada, VT: Another solid and clean FTY, hop.
Ana Padurariu, Canada, VT: Clean FTY, hop back.
8:54 pm. Quinn Skrupa, Canada, BB: Solid on her bhs loso! Came off on something after that. Short on double tuck.
Fien Enghels, Belgium, FX: Double tuck, a bit wild, bounced OOB. The Marriage of Figaro music! Something into a layout full. Hit her last pass. Great work.
Rose-Kaying Woo, VT: FTY with a hop back.
8:52 pm. 13.800 for Azuki Kokufugata on floor!!!!!!!!
Alyona with a 12.966 on beam, Sloane with a 13.333, Aleah with a 12.533, Queen Kara with 14.666 (6.6 D).
8:47 pm. Kara Eaker, United States, BB: Really long wait and she’s the only one left to compete. Even I have nerves. Switch leap mount to split ring leap, a little low in the back leg. Full Y turn into a cloud of chalk, love. Front aerial to split ring jump, little check. Perfect side aerial + loso + loso. Split leap to side somi, lovely. Switch ring to back handspring to Korbut, excellent series. She found her groove two seconds into this routine and hasn’t let go. Switch leap to switch side. Pause into her dismount series, a 2.5 with a hop forward. Fantastic work from this queen.
8:45 pm. Emma Nedov, Australia, UB: Bail, toe full, toe half to straddle Jaeger, some leg form on the catch, double front with a little hop.
Sloane Blakely, United States, BB: Good wolf turn. Bounced off on her front handspring front tuck. Good side somi. High double tuck with a step back.
Azuki Kokufugata, Japan, FX: Big triple full to open, fab. I missed her second pass but she hit it. Solid 1.5 to front full. Hit her last pass with just a step. She’s super fantastic and I have a new fave.
8:42 pm. Haley de Jong, Canada, VT: Another solid FTY for Canada!
8:39 pm. Mikako Serita, Japan, FX: Double tuck and then a tad short on her second pass. Double full to finish.
Laurie Denommée, Canada, VT: Handspring front pike half, very strong effort.
Alyona Shchennikova, United States, BB: Triple wolf turn, hands down. That was the slowest triple I’ve EVER SEEN idk HOW she had the strength to keep pushing through it. GET IT. Hit her flight series, some knee form, front aerial, little check on her Onodi. Hit the double tuck, low.
Kate Sayer, Australia, UB: Stalder full, some leg separation, Maloney to stalder to Ricna, Pak, hit routine, just lots of little leg form things throughout.
8:38 pm. Elena Chipizubov, Australia, UB: Nice straddle Jaeger, Pak to stalder full, a little late, bent her knees in the handstand before her Maloney to stalder half, short on that, double tuck dismount stuck.
8:36 pm. Emma Spence, Canada, VT: FTY, solid.
Romi Brown, Australia, UB: Stalder to Maloney to Pak, Markelov with superb toe point, hit her dismount.
Yuki Murakami, Japan, FX: Double tuck is solid. Front layout to front tuck. Hit the last pass.
Aleah Finnegan, United States, BB: Wobbled on something early on but nothing major. Front aerial with some slight knee form. Side aerial to back handspring into her dismount, I believe a 1.5. Another hit routine!
Isabela Onyshko, Canada, VT: FTY, got a bit piked near the end, but good landing.
8:35 pm. Canada 1 and 2 on vault in this rotation, Australia on bars, USA and Canada 3 on beam, and Japan and Belgium on floor!
We don’t have any team score information right now but I’m solidly sure that the U.S. leads. All-around scoring is also a little messed up because it’s counting both of Aleah’s vaults into her AA but I think Alyona has the lead.
8:32 pm. U.S. Bars Scores
Alyona Shchennikova 14.633
Kara Eaker 14.100
Sloane Blakely 13.500
Aleah Finnegan 12.866
Fien Enghels with a 13.033 on beam, high score there right now, and a 13.6 on floor from Ana Padurariu is the highest on that event!
8:27 pm. Victoria-Kayen Woo, Canada, FX: Love this routine SO MUCH. Beautiful double layout in the air but she’s a bit short on the landing. Switch leap to tour jeté half to sissone, very nice, right into her choreo. Front tuck through to 2.5, some leg form and a tentative step forward. Split full. Hit the last pass. Great work.
The floor is apparently “kinda hard.” Très Montreal.
8:26 pm. Maellyse Brassart, Belgium, BB: Off on her split leap mount. The rest so far is good, lots of prep for her side aerial, stumble on a leap, super solid double pike dismount.
8:23 pm. Fien Enghels, Belgium, BB: Nice leap series into a tuck, super floaty bhs loso, front aerial with a tiny pause, split ring jump, hit the dismount.
Ana Padurariu, Canada, FX: Double pike, solid landing. I love this music so much for her. It’s cute without being cutesy, very Belgian and she’s so good at emoting I’m screaming, I’m sitting right int he corner a few feet away for one of her choreo sections and her facial expression is just so natural and fab. You know what, this is the same music as Guan Chenchen but a different cut so THAT’S WHY I LOVE IT. Double full at the end is great. Fab job.
8:22 pm. Quinn Skrupa, Canada, UB: Toe-on to Ray, nice! Pak with some leg separation, Endo half to Ray! Nice! Toe-on to stalder full, a little wonky in getting that around but does it, arabian double front dismount, great work.
8:18 pm. Imogen Paterson, Canada, UB: Piked Jaeger, nice. Pak, toe-on, missed next skill and had to rest her hips on the bar before doing the same thing again, I think she’s trying to get her Maloney. No, a van Leeuwen, gets the toe-on this time but misses the catch. 😦 😦 Hit the blind full and double tuck dismount.
Jade Vansteenkiste, Belgium, BB: Big punch front mount, little stumble but held it. I missed the rest of this aside from the double full dismount, some knee form, hop.
Jade Chrobok, Canada, FX: Hit her first pass and then a 2.5 to front tuck, really nice on that one! Little hop on the double full. Super solid on the double pike.
8:14 pm. Laurie Denommée, Canada, UB: Solid double layout! Clean split jump full. Front tuck through to clean layout full. Switch to switch half. Full Y turn. High double pike with a hop back OOB.
8:10 pm. Emma Spence, Canada, FX: 1.5 through to double tuck, little bounce on that landing. 2.5, kind of stumbles out of it but still gets it into the punch front tuck! Good, she was sitting those in warm-ups. Back leg is a little low on a leap after that. Good switch ring to switch half. Double pike, solid, chest just a bit low and a slight hop back.
8:09 pm. Azuki Kokufugata, Japan, BB: I wasn’t typing through the first half but she looked really tight on most of her skills, just some little breaks and wobbles here and there. Triple full!! Lunge back out of it. She’s a surprise for sure.
8:07 pm. Isabela Onyshko, Canada, FX: Double tuck, hop back. Split jump full I think, or at least that’s what I’d credit it as, but I think she was going for a 1.5. Front tuck through to double full, a little heavy in that landing, but good job keeping her body position better than it looked at Elite Canada. Switch ring to tour jeté half, some feet issues.
Alyona Shchennikova, United States, UB: Inbar full, little bend to Komova II to big Tkachev, Ricna to Pak to Chow half, great connections. Double layout, hop. Lots of little form things in there that will add up but solid routine.
8:06 pm. Kara Eaker, United States, UB: Big Church to Pak, nice form on the Pak, van Leeuwen, clear hip to clear hip full a tiiiiny bit late, toe half to Jaeger, really nice turn in handstand, clean double layout with a hop. Great routine!
Elena Chipizubov, Australia, VT: Yurchenko layout, some hip form and a hop.
8:04 pm. Yuki Murakami, Japan, BB: Off on her layout stepout mount. 😦 Front aerial, pause, side aerial, little adjustment. Hands down on her double wolf turn, and then fell back out of it off the beam. Off again on a transverse half jump. Side aerial, big wobble but holds it. Hit the rest.
Kate Sayer, Australia, VT: Huge FTY, looked clean, hop back.
8:03 pm. Sloane Blakely, United States, UB: Toe full, Chow to Pak, flexed feet on the latter, nice handstand before her toe shoot, caught really high and close, another nice handstand before her stalder half to front giant to huge piked Jaeger, toe half, double front, cowboyed with a leap forward out of it.
Romi Brown, Australia, VT: Another solid FTY.
8:02 pm. Haley de Jong, Canada, FX: Solid arabian double front! Really excellent triple for her after that! Solid double tuck. Excellent job!
Mikako Serita, Japan, BB: Spun up out of her wolf turn, couldn’t tell how many rotations she was going for. Double full, some leg form, hop. I missed the beginning.
8:00 pm. Emma Nedov, Australia, VT: FTY, looked clean from what I could see!
Aleah Finnegan, United States, UB: Nice Maloney to bail, beautiful, to toe shoot, clean handstand before toe full, blind change to straddle Jaeger, blind change to double front, clean with a tiny hop. Great work!
7:58 pm. Australia is on vault now, the U.S. and Canada 3 on bars, Japan and Belgium on beam, and the other two Canadian teams on floor.
7:56 pm. Fien Enghels GETTING IT with a 14.033 on bars!!! I thought that was Margaux Daveloose at first and was like damn this girl UPGRADED but Margaux scratched…not sure why but only three are up on the podium for beam as well. 😦
7:51 pm. Ana Padurariu, Canada, BB: Little adjustment getting into position for her triple wolf turn, loses her balance two rotations in and grabs the beam before falling. 😦 Clean switch ring. Side aerial loso loso, underrotated, another fall. NOOOOOOOOO. Big switch half, front aerial to split jump to back handspring is super clean. Hands down on her double pike dismount. WHY.
7:47 pm. Fien Enghels, Belgium, UB: Inbar to Komova II to Pak (some flexed feet), nice inbar full! Chow to Tkachev, again with the feet but not too bad, blind change to front giant to double front half-out, YAAAAS! We have a mini Nina on our hands.
Rose-Kaying Woo, Canada, BB: Had a fall at the start of her routine but I missed the skill. Punch front was solid into a really nice straddle jump, wobble at the end. Layout series, a bit piked, another fall. Switch ring, back foot is prolematique, little check on the side aerial. A few more wobbles throughout, and a hop on the double full dismount, some form there as well.
7:43 pm. Maellyse Brassart, Belgium, UB: Nice Maloney to Pak, some flexed feet. Van Leeuwen, some leg separation, clear hip to blind change (leg sep) to piked Jaeger, double pike with a couple of steps forward.
Jade Chrobok, Canada, BB: Good jumps at the beginning. A little underrotated on her bhs loso, fall. Mostly good once she’s back on, just some minor form issues. Double pike, a bit low, chest at her knees.
7:40 pm. Quinn Skrupa, Canada, VT: I think I missed her, didn’t realize the session had started again!
Jade Vansteenkiste, Belgium, UB: She had a fall early on but I didn’t see on what. Back on for toe half, muscles it, then falls. Has a few crazy handstands in there but finally gets through it into her Jaeger, nice Pak after that as well. The rest was nice, probably just nerves at the beginning.
Victoria-Kayen Woo, Canada, BB: Opens with a bhs loso, stumble, leg up. Good front aerial into a jump, side aerial, another clean jump series after that, 2.5, some leg form, step forward, but solid start for Canada 1!
Imogen Paterson, Canada, VT: FTY, hop back, some knee form in the air but solid!
7:39 pm. US Vault Scores
Alyona Shchennikova 14.433
Aleah Finnegan 14.100
Kara Eaker 14.000
Sloane Blakely 13.600
7:37 pm. Warmups for the second flight! No one on floor this time, but we get Canada on vault and beam, and Belgium is on bars.
7:35 pm. Emma Nedov, Australia, FX: Tucked full-in, solid, hop back. Double tuck, also great. Her dance is fab. Double L turn to full pirouette. Double wolf turn that she stands up out of. Switch leap to tour jeté half. Front tuck through to clean double full. Double pike, sat it. UGHHHHH. She did the same thing at the Melbourne World Cup. 😦 😦 😦
7:32 pm. Alyona Shchennikova, United States, VT: DTY, not bad!! Solid on the landing, just some leg form that I could see.
Elena Chipizubov, Australia, FX: Clean double pike. Bounce back on her double tuck. Switch leap to swtich ring, goooooorgeous. Double full, some hip/leg form but solid landing. Layout full to finish is clean.
Haley de Jong, Canada, BB: Solid on her bhs loso, excellent on the front aerial to split jump to straddle jump. Tiny check on the side somi. Front lay full dismount, opened up so beautifully and stuck.
7:29 pm. Romi Brown, Australia, FX: High double tuck with a hop back. Good double pike. Clean on her 1.5 to front layout. Switch to switch half. Clean double full with a little bounce.
Aleah Finnegan, United States, VT: Did a second vault! Just a handspring front pike. With that and the 1.5 she’s like HI IS IT TIME FOR NCAA I THINK YES.
Kara Eaker, United states, VT: I have a really bad view of vault but she just did the 1.5, not her new DTY…looked like she had a solid landing with maybe a little hop? Knees looked a little soft from here too.
Laurie Denommée, Canada, BB: Hit her layout series, break at the hops on her side aerial. Hit routine!
Yuki Murakami, Japan, UBA: A little crooked on her van Leeuwen, huge straddle Jaeger, bent elbows on her bail, thought she was gonna come off but she manages to keep it going…but just for a second, loses her rhythm in her toe-on/pirouette work and has a few re-starts before hopping off. Back on for a toe shoot, beautiful handstand before her blind full, full-out with a tiny step.
7:26 pm. Aleah Finnegan, United States, VT: Yurchenko 1.5 with a huge hop forward.
Azuki Kokufugata, Japan, UB: Toe-on to ooh, full-twisting Tkachev!! aka a Shushunova. Pak is clean, toe shoot back to high, full-twisting double layout, a bit close to the bar but lots of little surprises in that routine! I’ve only seen her at national events in Japan before.
Emma Spence, Canada, BB: Hit her layout series, switch leap to switch half, little bobble. Front aerial, bobble, double full, some leg form, but solid routine.
7:23 pm. Kate Sayer, Australia, FX: Good Memmel turn. Double tuck with a stumble OOB. The rest was hit, very nice presentation!
Mikako Serita, Japan, UB: Nice stalder work into her blind full, tiny leg separation, caught her Jaeger. Hit routine.
Isabela Onyshko, Canada, BB: Wobbled on a jump early on. Front aerial, a little short, to switch half, also a bit short, wobble. Clean on her side aerial. I realized I probably missed her flight series at the start of her routine. Double full is a bit wild, jumps into her salute.
Sloane Blakely, United States, VT: Huge FTY, big hop back.
7:20 pm. The touch warmup is starting now! The U.S. had a few iffy spots with releases on bars in the pre-meet warmup so hopefully they’ll get those nerves under control. They look solid on vault right now.
7:16 pm. A little news before we start…Lucia Jakab sadly broke her arm on Wednesday and will no longer compete on Canada’s team 3. Mia Saint-Pierre is also out of the competition, so Emma Spence is bumped up to team 2 and team 3 will just have two athletes.
The U.S. and Canada 3 will start on vault, Japan and Belgium start on bars, Canada 2 and Canada 1 start on beam, and Australia starts on floor.