Komova, US Lead World Qualification in Tokyo
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Russian star Viktoria Komova and the U.S. topped the standings as the women's qualification concluded Saturday at the world gymnastics championships in Japan.


Russia's Viktoria Komova qualified first to the all-around final

Competing in the seventh session, Jordyn Wieber led a sharp U.S. team to qualify first to Tuesday's final. The U.S. team had five gymnasts compete all four events, hitting 20 for 20 routines for the top totals on vault and floor exercise. McKayla Maroney qualified first to the vault final and Alexandra Raisman had the top score on floor exercise.

The Russians followed in the eighth subdivision, but the defending champions gave away valuable points when European champion Anna Dementyeva bombed her floor exercise. Komova looked crisp on all four events, edging Wieber, 60.157-60.032. Komova notched the highest score of the meet so far with 15.733 for a near flawless set on uneven bars, and tied China's Sui Lu for first on beam with 15.400. Komova stepped out of bounds on floor exercise but still qualified to the final. Russia held back on vault in the fourth rotation, however, with Komova and Tatiana Nabiyeva opting for double-twisting Yurchenkos instead of Amanars. Nabiyeva qualified to the vault and uneven bars final.

The Chinese impressed on beam with the highest total, but had breaks on uneven bars. Olympic champion He Kexin missed her layout Jaeger, putting her out of the final. Yao Jinnan, third behind Komova and Wieber, and Huang Qiushuang advanced to the all-around final.

Romania, Japan, Australia, Germany and Great Britain rounded out the top eight, advancing to the team final and earning berths to the 2012 Olympics. Italy, France, Canada, Spain, Netherlands, Brazil, Korea and Belgium qualified to the pre-Olympic test event in January in London, where four more teams will earn Olympic berths.

This year's competition will see five new individual champions on the women's side. Russian Aliya Mustafina, the reigning all-around champion, American Alicia Sacramone, the world vault champion, are out with injury. The other three champions failed to qualify to finals in Tokyo: Bars champion Beth Tweddle (Great Britain) flubbed her first move, beam champion Ana Porgras fell, and floor champion Lauren Mitchell stepped out of bounds and is first alternate to the final.

Two vaulters made history: The Dominican Republic's Yamilet Peña, who vaulted a handspring-double front on Friday, became the first Dominican gymnast to reach a world final. Phan Thi Ha Than became the first Vietnamese female to qualify to a world championships final.

Competition continues Sunday morning with the men's qualification.

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2011 World Gymnastics Championships
Oct. 7-8, Tokyo, Japan

Women's TeamVTUBBBFXTotal
1. United States 60.190 57.999 58.932 57.132 234.253 Q
2. Russia 57.082 58.899 58.699 56.382 231.062 Q
3. China 57.766 56.198 59.707 56.699 230.370 Q
4. Romania 58.165 53.698 58.666 56.699 227.228 Q
5. Japan 54.932 58.515 56.498 53.598 223.543 Q
6. Australia 56.232 55.066 55.857 54.691 221.846 Q
7. Germany 57.832 54.533 54.433 54.365 221.163 Q
8. Great Britain 54.365 55.632 55.466 55.090 220.553 Q
9. Italy 55.199 53.332 56.207 54.840 219.578
10. France 54.465 56.065 54.607 52.690 216.827
11. Canada 55.399 52.732 53.332 53.865 215.328
12. Spain 55.466 53.766 52.765 52.031 214.028
13. Netherlands 54.599 52.065 53.299 52.865 212.828
14. Brazil 55.033 50.816 53.199 53.449 212.497
15. Korea 56.366 50.566 52.999 51.999 211.930
16. Belgium 53.732 50.365 53.832 50.899 208.828
17. Mexico 55.532 46.798 51.756 52.665 206.751
18. Switzerland 54.765 49.565 51.265 50.532 206.127
19. Ukraine 53.799 51.799 49.098 49.533 204.229
20. Hungary 55.166 49.299 49.990 49.199 203.654
21. Venezuela 53.832 49.465 48.931 50.066 202.294
22. Uzbekistan 52.399 46.565 50.566 52.331 201.861
23. Slovenia 53.065 47.265 49.499 47.999 197.828
24. Greece 51.032 44.832 51.015 50.732 197.611

Women's All-Around QualificationVTUBBBFXTotal
Q Viktoria Komova 14.533 15.733 15.400 14.491 60.157
Q Jordyn Wieber 15.433 14.800 15.233 14.566 60.032
Q Yao Jinnan 14.866 14.566 15.066 14.533 59.031
Q Alexandra Raisman 14.666 14.000 14.933 14.833 58.432
Q Ksenia Afanasyeva 14.433 14.083 14.100 14.325 56.941
Q Huang Qiushuan 14.600 14.900 14.666 12.766 56.932
Q Elisabeth Seitz 14.633 14.433 13.800 13.866 56.732
Q Raluca Haidu 14.366 13.833 14.533 13.733 56.465
Q Koko Tsurumi 13.500 14.933 14.266 13.666 56.365
Q Lauren Mitchell 14.300 13.600 14.033 14.391 56.324
Q Vanessa Ferrari 14.266 13.233 14.233 14.466 56.198
Q Nadine Jarosch 14.200 13.600 13.700 14.000 55.500
Q Hannah Whelan 13.666 13.433 14.400 13.966 55.465
Q Celine van Gerner 13.466 14.166 14.300 13.533 55.465
Q Rie Tanaka 13.966 14.466 13.600 13.400 55.432
Q Ana Porgras 13.900 12.666 14.400 13.866 54.832
Q Emily Little 14.533 13.566 13.533 13.100 54.732
Q Jessica Lopez 13.566 13.966 13.266 13.933 54.731
Q Ana Maria Izurieta 13.733 13.833 13.866 13.266 54.698
Q Christine (Peng-Peng) Lee 13.733 13.800 13.466 13.633 54.632
Q Daniele Hypolito 13.833 12.800 14.133 13.791 54.557
Q Giulia Steingruber 14.866 13.300 13.066 13.266 54.498
Q Aurelie Malaussena 13.533 13.433 13.908 13.491 54.365
Q Carlotta Ferlito 13.933 13.000 13.866 13.533 54.332
R1 Marine Brevet 13.566 13.633 13.866 13.266 54.331
R2 Danusia Francis 13.466 13.266 14.033 13.200 53.965
R3 Seon Mi Heo 13.733 14.233 13.266 12.700 53.932
R4 Jade Barbosa 14.400 13.200 13.233 12.900 53.733

Women's Vault QualifiersDENDScoreAverage
Q McKayla Maroney 6.5 9.033 15.533 15.083
5.6 9.033 14.633
Q Oksana Chusovitina 6.3 8.866 15.166 14.833
5.5 9.000 14.500
Q Yamila Peña 5.3 8.633 13.933 14.466
7.1 7.900 15.000
Q Giulia Steingruber 6.3 8.566 14.866 14.299
5.2 8.533 13.733
Q Jade Barbosa 5.8 8.600 14.400 14.266
5.6 8.533 14.133
Q Alexa Moreno 6.3 8.333 14.633 14.249
5.2 8.666 13.866
Q Tatiana Nabiyeva 5.8 8.716 14.516 14.224
5.2 8.833 0.1 13.933
Q Phan Thi Ha Than 5.9 8.466 14.366 14.216
5.3 8.766 14.066
R1 Jo Hyunjoo 5.8 8.633 14.433 14.149
5.6 8.266 13.866
R2 Valeria Maksyuta 5.8 8.666 0.3 14.166 14.016
5.5 8.366 13.866
R3 Austin Sheppard 5.8 8.833 0.1 14.533 13.916
4.8 8.500 13.300

Uneven Bars QualifiersDENDScore
Q Viktoria Komova 6.7 9.033 15.733
Q Youna Dufournet 6.7 8.366 15.066
Q Koko Tsurumi 6.4 8.533 14.933
Q Huang Qiushuang 6.7 8.200 14.900
Q Tatiana Nabiyeva 6.4 8.483 14.883
Q Gabrielle Douglas 6.4 8.466 14.866
Q Jordyn Wieber 6.3 8.500 14.800
Q Asuka Teramoto 6.3 8.383 14.683
R1 Yao Jinnan 6.7 7.866 14.566
R2 Elisabeth Seitz 6.5 7.933 14.433
R3 Beth Tweddle 6.6 7.833 14.433

Balance Beam QualifiersDENDScore
Q Viktoria Komova 6.2 9.200 15.400
Q Sui Lu 6.4 9.000 15.400
Q Jordyn Wieber 6.2 9.033 15.233
Q Yao Jinnan 6.4 8.666 15.066
Q Catalina Ponor 6.3 8.700 15.000
Q Alexandra Raisman 6.3 8.633 14.933
Q Amelia Racea 6.1 8.633 14.733
Q Yulia Inshina 5.9 8.666 14.566
R1 Vasiliki Millousi 6.0 8.450 14.450
R2 Hannah Whelan 5.9 8.500 14.400
R3 Asuka Teramoto 5.7 8.666 14.366

Women's Floor Exercise QualifiersDENDScore
Q Alexandra Raisman 6.2 8.633 14.833
Q Sui Lu 5.9 8.700 14.600
Q Jordyn Wieber 6.0 8.566 14.566
Q Yao Jinnan 5.8 8.733 14.533
Q Viktoria Komova 5.9 8.691 0.1 14.491
Q Vanessa Ferrari 5.8 8.666 14.466
Q Beth Tweddle 6.1 8.333 14.433
Q Diana Bulimar 5.8 8.600 14.400
R1 Lauren Mitchell 6.2 8.291 0.1 14.391
R2 Ksenia Afanasyeva 5.9 8.425 14.325
R3 Diana Chelaru 5.8 8.433 14.233
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jollybarb said:

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I really hope the judges reward Miss Wieber for her work in finals. I love Wieber's floor exercise. Congrats to team USA...I think you have a great chance at the team GOLD...and I really hope Martha goes to the Olympics next year with the same 'earn your place'! attitude. I love the artistic integrity of these girls. Go team USA!
 
October 08, 2011
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me said:

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I bet Mitchcell is kicking herself for that step out of bounds. It cost her a trip to the event finals....
 
October 08, 2011
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