Start lists are now available for the first day of qualifications at world championships, available for download through the FIG. Going subdivision by subdivision, we’ll take a look at anything notable to come out of this newly available information, including which gymnasts are confirmed to be competing each event.
Wei Xiaoyuan will be China’s sole all-arounder.
- Li Shijia and Luo Rui are both competing just bars and beam
- Qi Qi will compete vault and floor
- This was the plan going in due to Li only recently coming back from injury, but I was still holding out hope she’d do all four
Only Turkey and Israel join China in this group, and all four athletes – Göksu Üctas Sanli and Bilge Tarhan for Turkey along with Ofir Netzer and Geffen Dor for Israel – are competing in the all-around.
A number of previously announced lineups were confirmed here, including:
- Naomi Visser and Vera van Pol in the all-around, Elisabeth Geurts on vault and floor, and Sanna Veerman on bars and beam for the Netherlands
- Asia and Alice D’Amato in the all-around, Desiree Carofiglio on vault and floor, and Elisa Iorio on bars and beam for Italy
- Zoja Szekely and Csenge Bacskay in the all-around, Zsofia Kovacs on bars, and Nikolett Szilagyi on vault, beam, and floor for Hungary
The biggest news is what the U.S. team ultimately decided to do with its four all-arounders:
- As expected, Kayla DiCello will compete all four events
- Leanne Wong is the second all-arounder for the team, getting the spot over eMjae Frazier, who beat her by a little over half a point at trials
- Frazier will compete bars and floor, while Konnor McClain will compete vault and beam
- McClain only has one vault listed, so no surprise second vaults…a bizarre decision but I guess experience is experience
Canada’s Laurie Denommée, who hasn’t been spotted in training pictures this week, is officially out of the competition.
- 2016 Olympian and 2020 Olympic alternate Rose Woo will compete in the all-around
- Audrey Rousseau will compete vault, bars, and floor, while Cassie Lee will compete on beam
For Croatia and Norway…
- Christina Zwicker is competing all four events
- Norway’s all-arounders are Juliane Tøssebro and Maria Tronrud
- Selma Halvorsen will compete vault and bars, while Marie Rønbeck will compete beam and floor for Norway
All athletes for Portugal and Switzerland will compete in the all-around
- Portugal’s athletes: Rafaela Ferreira, Filipa Martins, and Maria Mendes
- Switzerland’s athletes: Lilli Habisreutinger and Stefanie Siegenthaler
- Unfortunately, Switzerland’s Anina Wildi was injured on beam while training and has withdrawn from the competition
- Margret Kristinsdottir and Gudrun Hardardottir are in the all-around
- Hildur Gudmundsdottir is competing vault (though only one vault is listed) and beam
- Nanna Gudmundsdottir is competing bars and floor
- Yiseth Valenzuela is the sole all-arounder
- Juliana Ochoa will do bars, beam, and floor
- Maria Villegas will do vault, beam, and floor
- Angelica Mesa will do vault and bars, but she’s another one with only one vault
Agata Vostruchovaite of Lithuania is also in this group and will compete only vault.
Hatakeda Hitomi will be the only all-arounder (and only bars gymnast) for Japan.
- We previously discussed Murakami Mai‘s injury situation, and her decision to compete only beam and floor
- Beam specialist Ashikawa Urara will focus on only beam and Hiraiwa Yuna has opted to show a routine only on floor
All-arounders in this subdivision include:
- Camille Rasmussen and Freja Petersen for Denmark
- Celeste Mordenti for Luxembourg
- Ting Hua-Tien for Taiwan
- Anastasiia Bachynska and Yelizaveta Hubareva for Ukraine
Also competing are:
- Taiwan – Lai Pin-Ju on beam and floor, Fang Ko-Ching on beam
- Ukraine – Yana Fedorova on vault (she’ll do two), bars, and floor, Valeriia Osipova on beam
Some happy news – Nancy Taman of Egypt, who reportedly dealt with an injury during podium training, is on the roster and expected to compete two vaults!
- Farida Dabour will serve as Egypt’s only all-arounder
- Farah Hussein is competing bars and beam, and Mariam Omar is going up on beam and floor
Some sad news – Maisa Kuusikko will not compete in the all-around, and is only on the start list for bars.
Also in this subdivision:
- Germany – Pauline Schäfer on beam and floor
- Austria – Marlies Männersdorfer in the all-around, Bianca Frysak on vault, bars, and beam, Charlize Mörz on vault, beam, and floor, and Selina Kickinger on bars and floor
- Ecuador – Alais Perea in the all-around
Lots of all-arounders in this subdivision, including:
- Carolann Heduit and Célia Serber for France
- Maria Ceplinschi for Romania
- Tonya Paulsson, Nathalie Westlund, and Jennifer Williams for Sweden
- Aruna Budda Reddy, Pranati Das, and Shraddha Talekar for India
Additionally, Coline Devillard will compete vault and beam.