Notes From the Day 1 Qualification Start Lists

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Wei Xiaoyuan

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.

SUBDIVISION 1

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.

SUBDIVISION 2

A number of previously announced lineups were confirmed here, including:

Additionally, Great Britain confirmed that both Georgia-Mae Fenton and Ruby Stacey will compete in the all-around, while Becky Downie is doing both bars and beam.

SUBDIVISION 3

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…

SUBDIVISION 4

All athletes for Portugal and Switzerland will compete in the all-around

Team Iceland:

Team Colombia:

Agata Vostruchovaite is also in this group and will compete only vault (she has two).

SUBDIVISION 5

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:

Also competing are:

SUBDIVISION 6

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!

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:

SUBDIVISION 7

Lots of all-arounders in this subdivision, including:

Additionally, Coline Devillard will compete vault and beam.

7 thoughts on “Notes From the Day 1 Qualification Start Lists

      • Thank you Lauren, I have heard yes, then no, then yes, then no…glad I received the true info from a reliant source. I am disappointed. But she had an amazing Olympics and taking care of her body comes first.

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