Unfortunately Tabea Alt will not compete today, she was withdrawn and team mate Pauline Schaeffer will take her place in the all around final. Such a shame she will not have the opportunity to fight for a medal, when she looked like a big favorite entering the competition. The gold will then be decided between Downie, Kovacs and Eremina. Thorsdottir can also contend.
Zsofia Kovacs (VT): fantastic double twisting Yourchenko, beautiful form, almost stuck 14.6/5.4
Ellie Downie (VT): strong DTY for her as well very high but not as well landed, as Kovacs 14.566/5.4
Melanie De Jesus (UB): amazing routine for her, just like in qualifications, I love how she floats and looks like she stoops for a moment mid van Leeuwen. And then she hits us with the full in double layout dismount 14.1/5,8
Kapitonova (UB) better than in qualifications but still with a major break right before the dismount 14.1/6.1.
Grisetti (UB): beautiful form until the inbar Tkachev where she lost a bit of momentum. Still no major issues, Endo to double front dismount with step forward 13.533/5.5
Thorsdottir (VT): DTY for 14.10
Crisan (FX): stuck full in, wobble on 5/2 to front full, double pike, good leaps, stuck double back tuck 13.1/4.9
Kovacs (UB): she is very good on this event as well, good van Leeuven, pike Jaeger, leg separation on the full turn and messy legs on dismount with a 0.3 step forward. 14.333
Downie (UB): this will be her big challenge today, bigger than beam. Nice Maloney, good pike Tkachev, nice flights to low and van Leeuwen back to high bar, DLO with hop back. It will be right there with Kovacs:. 14.3/5.9!
Cintia Rodriguez (FX): super clean but low difficulty, stuck double pike, double tuck. 12/8/4.6
Eythora (UB): big routine for her- Chow I to Pak, overshoot to handstand, Ray, straddle Jaeger, peels off… full in dismount. No gold for her today.
Eremina (UB): Nabieva (awesome) to Pak, van Leeuwen with legs all over the place, inbar to inbar half to front giant to layout Jaeger, full in dismount. 14.3/6.0 Seems to be the UB score if you do your job today.
Cimpian (VT): DTY a bit low but securely landed 14.266
Schaeffer (UB): Maloney, Pak, Ray turns, falls off
Melanie De Jesus (BB): 13.833, her score was upgraded from 13.433 after she challenged it.
Downie (BB): punch front, leap, stuck Arabian, switch leap switch half, almost falls on double turn, flick- loso wobble, side aerial, stuck 2 1/2. Not her best but she survived beam and will score well 13.066/5.3
De Jesus (FX): Full in ( big step and goes out of bounds), double pike (out again), front layout to front layout full, wolf turn, double tuck 12.766
Bui (BB): layout salto mount (wobble), flick- layout to two, very messy legs wide apart, side aerial, not her best routine so far, stuck Gainer layout dismount. 12.533
Perez (VT): full twisting Yurchenko with a hop 13.6
Crisan (UB): hits her bars routine, with the same issues – messy legs on Pak, some short handstands 13.0/4.9
Kaeslin (VT): messy FTY 13.266
Thorsdottir is having a horrible day, she falls on balance beam as well.
Volleman (VT): messy DTY, a bit low
Eremina (BB): round-off flick mount. Falls. Flick layout stepout – layout stepout and a check, Y turn, front aerial to scale, split leap with full turn, side aerial wobble, triple full dismount. Shame about the mount, it could have been gold.
Cimpian (UB) falls on Jaeger and messes up after the Maloney as well.10.541
Kovacs (BB): Good routine for her, she extends her lead!
Grisetti (VT): low double twisting Yurchenko 13.933
Crisan (BB): falls on double layout series 11.566
Kim Bui killed it on floor for a 13.4
Eremina (FX) she can still medal here despite a beam fall – full in with step, double Y turn, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 to punch front, Semenova to full turn, double back tuck OOB 13.3
Kinsella falls on UB and gets a 12.4. Cimpian BB 12.666
Kovacs (FX): Popa, DLO almost stuck, stuck full in, very high, front layout to front full series, with step forward, double tuck with a small step very clean and controlled she has given Downie a run for her money. 13.033/4.9 55.432 her total
De Jesus vaults for a bronze medal. The DTY looked good for her this year. Big bounce back from the landing. 14.366/5.4 should be enough.
Downie (FX). Silivas hop fwd, 1 1/2 to Arabian double front (low again, steps back), double back pike. Has she done enough? She already breaks into tears waiting for her score 13.833/5.5
Tears of joy from all the medalists: Gold Ellie Downie, Silver Zsofia Kovacs, Bronze Melanie de Jesus
1 Ellie Downie 55.765
2 Zsofia Kovacs 55.432
3 melanie De jesus Dos Santos 55.065
4 Elena Eremina 54.266
5 Kim Bui 53.499
6 Martina Maggio 53.199
7 Nina Derwael 52.832
8 Ana Filipa Martins 52.832
Later edit – here are the full results:
Article: Bea Gheorghisor
Cover Photo: Stephen Wright