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Worlds Preview - WAG Qualification Subdivisions 1 & 2
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October 4, 2019 – Friday

Women’s Qualification, Subdivision 1: (9:00/3am ET)

VT – MxG 24 (Dominican Republic, Azerbaijan, Indonesia)

UB – Ukraine

BB – Australia

FX – MxG 13 (Chinese Taipei, Nigeria)

The 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart begins on Friday with six of the twelve subdivisions of the women’s qualifications.

The first subdivision features the engaging teams of Ukraine and Australia. What makes this first session appealing is that the final score of both teams could set a realistic benchmark for the remainder of the competition to countries that are aiming the top 12 finish. After a disappointing competition last year Ukraine finished 20th in Doha, but the team will be enjoying the presence of first year senior Anastasia Bachynska who has shown great results this year. Diana Varinska has an outside chance for a final on uneven bars, and, both Bachynska and Varinska should be present in the all-around final given they get through a fairly clean competition. Australia finished 15th in Doha, but is welcoming back Georgia Godwin who has been enjoying a renaissance season and is the current Australian national champion. Both Godwin and Georgia Rose-Brown have potential to make the all-around final. Yamilet Pena from the Dominican Republic will be aiming for the vault final in this session. This first subdivision also features the mixed groups from Dominican Republic, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Chinese Taipei and Nigeria.

Women’s Qualification, Subdivision 2: (11:00/5am ET)

VT – MxG 15 (Jamaica, Sweden)

UB – MxG 23 (Guatemala, Island)

BB – Czech Republic

FX – Belgium

The highlight of this subdivision would be the presence of the defending uneven bars champion Nina Derwael and the Belgian team. Derwael was also a fourth place finisher in the all-around last year. The team finished 11th in Doha and will be hoping for a clean competition so they can safely place in the top 12 and qualify a full team to Tokyo. Other notable individuals to follow in this session include Sweden’s Jonna Adlerteg (bars), Jamaica’s Danucia Francis and Tony-Ann Williams, both former NCAA competitors, Guatemala’s Ana Palacios and Czech Republic’s Aneta Holasova. All of them will be looking for a strong all-around performance, which could potentially earn them an individual Olympic qualification spot.

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