2020 Olympic Games | Women’s Subdivision 4 Qualifications Live Blog

Welcome to the live blog for subdivision four of women’s qualifications at the 2020 Olympic Games, held in Tokyo, Japan!

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6:37 pm. Subdivision 4 Standings

1. Simone Biles USA 57.731
2. Sunisa Lee USA 57.166
3. Angelina Melnikova RUS 57.132
4. Vladislava Urazova RUS 57.099
5. Viktoria Listunova RUS 56.932
6. Tang Xijing CHN 56.432
7. Jade Carey USA 56.265
8. Mélanie De Jesus Dos Santos FRA 55.431

6:35 pm. Oksana Chusovitina UZB VT: Handspring rudi to start, kind of whips it around, some leg and hip form, and she’s pretty low with her chest on the landing, step OOB. Tsuk 1.5 with a step to the side.

6:32 pm. Giulia Steingruber SUI VT: DTY, form isn’t 100% there but gets the landing.

Marine Boyer FRA UB: Had a problem on the high bar and ended up falling after trying to reposition herself.

Laura Bechdeju ESP BB: Hit a punch front. Good flight series. Clean double tuck with a step.

Brooklyn Moors CAN FX: Ring jump half, then a solid Podkopayeva, maybe a little forward on the landing. 2.5 to front full, tries to save it from stepping OOB but then has a kind of wild wobble. Split jump full. Switch ring through to switch half. Rudi to split jump at the end.

6:31 pm. Giulia Steingruber SUI VT: Solid handspring rudi!

6:29 pm. Ellie Black CAN FX: Popa. I forgot what she did into the triple full but it was a solid pass. 2.5 through to double pike, looked like she put her hands down but I couldn’t tell from here. Really short regardless. Hit the third pass into a front tuck. Hit routine!

Roxana Popa ESP BB: Hit her flight series. Wobble on the side aerial. Good dismount.

6:28 pm. Mélanie De Jesus Dos Santos FRA UB: Nabieva to Pak to Maloney to Bhardwaj, van Leeuwen, inbar half to front giant full, nice, dismounts with a full-twisting double layout, deep landing.

Lihie Raz ISR VT: Strong DTY! I think she started out with a weak bars but otherwise she’s been very good today. Tsuk full for her second vault.

6:25 pm. Carolann Heduit FRA UB: I caught it from the hop change to piked Jaeger, Ray to Pak, almost stuck the double front! Great routine.

Shallon Olsen CAN FX: Hit the first pass, I missed what it was, double double maybe? 1.5 through to double full. Double tuck to finish.

Marina Gonzalez ESP BB: Clean leap series. That’s all I saw!

Farah Ann Abdul Hadi MAS VT: FTY with a step back.

6:21 pm. Ava Stewart CAN FX: Split jump full, 1.5 through to double back. Lovely leap series. Good 2.5 to front tuck. Double tuck was deep but she got it around.

Alba Petisco ESP BB: Layout stepout mount, full turn, punch front, HARD fall scarping the side of the beam, OOF. Sissone to wolf jump. Super solid bhs loso loso. Transverse split jump half. Step back on the double tuck.

Aline Friess FRA UB: Inbar to inbar half to straddle Jaeger, double front with a small hop.

6:20 pm. Sorry, didn’t get third rotation standings! I don’t think anyone in this subdivision affects them though. Maybe MDJDS?

6:13 pm. Shallon Olsen CAN BB: Front aerial, Onodi, side somi with a little bounce in place, switch to switch half, off on her flight series. Illusion. Double pike stuck.

6:11 pm. Marina Gonzalez ESP UB: Clear hip to Maloney I think to Gienger, blind change to piked Jaeger, hit her feet on the bar, toe-on to toe shoot, double layout with a hop.

6:08 pm. Ellie Black CAN BB: Wobbled on a switch half. Double spin, connected to a straddle jump it seemed. Good punch front pike. Hit the tuck full and layout series! Hit something after that facing sideways and then a strong dismount!

Giulia Steingruber SUI FX: full-twisting double layout, great. Hit the second pass. Front through to double tuck with a step. Double pike almost stuck.

6:05 pm. Lihie Raz ISR FX: Tucked full-in, small hop. Had a front tuck through to something after that. Double pike with a small hop.

Roxana Popa ESP UB: Piked Jaeger, Nabieva, Church to Pak, great so far! Toe full, shaposh to Gienger, perfect handstand before the giants to the full-twisting double layout, little bounce on the landing.

6:03 pm. Farah Ann Abdul Hadi MAS FX: 2.5 to punch front. Hit the next pass and the double full at the end.

Aline Friess FRA VT: Excellent handspring rudi!!

Ava Stewart CAN BB: Bhs tuck full with a fall. This poor kid. Jump series to Korbut. Fell again on something after that, her fourth fall of the day. I’m crushed for her. Hit the double pike.

6:02 pm. Mélanie De Jesus Dos Santos FRA VT: Excellent DTY!

Laura Bechdeju ESP UB: Church, clear hip to bail to toe full arched over and had to start over with her swing but didn’t come off, front toe half, love that, to Maloney to Gienger, this is great in terms of the skills and connections she’s doing. Excellent double layout.

6:01 pm. Caroalnn Heduit FRA VT: DTY with a step back OOB.

5:58 pm. Luci Alvarado CRC FX: Dobule pike with a step back. 1.5 to stag. Hit the rest!

Brooklyn Moors CAN BB: Front handspring front tuck, good. Front aerial into a jump. Wobbled on something after that but good fight to stay on.

Alba Petisco ESP UB: Clear hip to toe shoot, hit the rest, stuck the full-in dismount.

5:53 pm. Rotation 2 Standings

1. Jade Carey USA 29.266
2. Simone Biles USA 29.099
3. Tang Xijing CHN 28.733
4. Alice D’Amato ITA 28.566
5. MyKayla Skinner USA 28.499
6. Angelina Melnikova RUS 28.466
7. Lilia Akhaimova RUS 28.399
8. Lu Yufei CHN 28.300

5:48 pm. Marine Boyer FRA FX: 2.5 to front tuck, goes low and long, step forward OOB. Double tuck with a small hop. Double pike with a step.

Lihie Raz ISR BB: Punch front mount. Solid bhs loso. Good side aerial. Full turn. Great double pike dismount!

5:46 pm. Shallon Olsen CAN UB: Blind change to piked Jaeger, legs apart in the turn, bail with legs apart to toe full to toe-on to inbar shoot to high I think, full-in with a step forward into her salute, VERY college, love that for her.

5:44 pm. Mélanie De Jesus dos Santos FRA FX: Full-twisting double layout great, also hit the second pass, Front layout through to double tuck with a bounce back OOB. Solid double pike to finish.

Farah Ann Abdul Hadi MAS BB: Switch leap, tour jeté. Side somi. Good double full dismount. I think a fully hit routine!

5:43 pm. Elie Black CAN UB: Arched over a handstand and had to take an extra swing but got things back together really fast, hit the rest, stuck the dismount.

5:41 pm. Aline Friess FRA FX: Arabian double front with a step. Tour jeté half. Tucked full-in was good.

Ava Stewart CAN UB: I saw from the Pak, van Leeuwen, a little arched, hands down on the piked double front dismount.

Marina Gonzalez ESP VT: FTY with a hop back.

Luci Alvarado CRC BB: Hit routine!

5:40 pm. Roxana Popa ESP VT: Really solid DTY!

5:36 pm. Laura Bechdeju ESP VT: Really clean FTY!

Carolann Heduit FRA FX: Hit the first pass then the arabian double front with a step. Was just a bit short on the double tuck.

Giulia Steingruber SUI BB: Hit the beginning…and then hit the rest. Meant to try and watch more but got distracted.

Brooklyn Moors CAN UB: Toe full, van Leeuwen, clear hip, Khorkina, tucked toe front half, stuck!

Alba Petisco ESP VT: Another really clean FTY.

5:33 pm. Rotation 1 Standings

1. Shallon Olsen CAN 14.966
2. Ellie Black CAN 14.533
3. Zhang Jin CHN 14.433
4. Alice D’Amato ITA 14.333
5. Tang Xijing CHN 14.300
6. Asia D’Amato ITA 14.233
7. Vanessa Ferrari ITA 14.200
8. Brooklyn Moors CAN 14.133

5:27 pm. Roxana Popa ESP FX: Whip whip through to double layout, great! Had a rough landing at the end of the second pass. Fell out of her Y turn onto her hands I think? OOB on the last pass. Ugh.

Shallon Olsen CAN VT: Great DTY for the second vault.

Mélanie De Jesus Dos Santos FRA BB: Hit the mount! Punch front, good flight series, and jump series after also solid. Double tuck dismount. Really strong from everything I saw!

5:26 pm. Shallon Olsen CAN VT: Cheng was really solid, looked stuck! Some knee form in the air but wow!

5:23 pm. Melanie Boyer FRA BB: Hit her opening acro, then a split leap to front aerial to split jump. Very nice so far. Fell out of her L turn unfortunately, stayed on the beam though. Side aerial. Hit the transverse series. Solid double pike dismount.

Ellie Black CAN VT: Second vault, tsuk 1.5, excellent!

Alba Petisco ESP FX: Hit the opening pass. Step forward on the arabian double front. Double pike with a hop back at the end.

5:22 pm. Ellie Black CAN VT: Handspring front layout full with a great landing! A little piked In the air.

5:21 pm. Brooklyn Moors CAN VT: Ugh, I missed this. Looks like she hit the handspring front layout full!

Luci Alvarado CRC UB: Hit routine! Had a nice Pak and clean double tuck dismount.

5:19 pm. Ava Stewart CAN VT: Fell forward on her Yurchenko 1.5.

Giulia Steingruber SUI UB: Caught her release to Pak, hit the rest!

Aline Friess FRA BB: Hit the punch front mount then jumps. Layout series good. Punch front pike. Switch leap, to switch half. Hit the dismount.

Marina Gonzalez ESP FX: Full-in to start is fine. Clean front full. Hit the last pass.

5:16 pm. Laura Bechdeju ESP FX: Double layout, good landing. Hit her second pass. Good double tuck to finish.

Carolann Heduit FRA BB: I missed the beginning, had a really nice front aerial to split jump. Step back on the dismount.

Lihie Raz ISR UB: Came up short on the dismount but otherwise a hit routine.

5:14 pm. REALLY quick turnaround from the last subdivision…here we go!

11 thoughts on “2020 Olympic Games | Women’s Subdivision 4 Qualifications Live Blog

  1. Chuso❤️🙏such a treasure in gymnastics for so long. Wishing her all the best for the future

    Thanks for the feed! Looking forward to the finals


  2. Thanks Lauren, I enjoyed the last 9 hours and looking forward to the last ones :-). I can’t image how tired you must be after these two days (I took a nap after subdivision 2 and 3 ;-).


  3. Someone was cutting onions next to me while Chuso was getting her ovation.
    I wish the arena could have been full of fans for her as well, though.


    • Such a well deserved and great sportsmanship moment. A 46 yr old woman still vaulting Rudi’s and attempting to make Olympic finals. Kudos and SALUTE to Oksana Chusovitina!


  4. “…we’re so so fortunate that our athletes are so strong that I don’t think it’s going to come down to tenths of a point in Tokyo. We didn’t feel like it was worth changing the integrity of the process simply for a couple of tenths.” –Tom Forster



    • well, in retrospect, Tom did the best he could with the data he had. No one could’ve seen what happened with Chiles…

      I still wouldve put Skinner in the team though…lol… for her more sure vt scores as well as her being more consistent when the pressure is on.

      The problem is that the US depth has decreased. RU has two new great sr as well as gelya who has improved also.


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