Worlds Preview: Women's Qualification, Session 1
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Great Britain, Australia and Spain take the floor in the first of five subdivisions of women's qualification as the 2017 World Championships continue Tuesday afternoon at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal.

Great Britain, Australia and Spain take the floor in the first of five subdivisions of women's qualification as the 2017 World Championships continue Tuesday afternoon at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal.

Vault: Spain, Iceland and Venezuela

2016 Olympians Ana Pérez (Spain) and Irina Sazonova (Iceland) are in this rotation, but Venezuela will be without three-time Olympian Jessica López for the first time in a decade. López, 31, is now an assistant coach at the University of Denver. Newcomers Pamela Arriojas and Milca León will make their world debuts for Venezuela.

In addition to the Russian-born Sazonova, Iceland is represented by Hungarians Dominiqua Belányi and Ágnes Sütő-Tuuha. Sütő-Tuuha recently married Finnish gymnast Tomi Tuuha, who competed in the fourth subdivision of men's qualification this morning.

Uneven Bars:

2016 Olympian Toni-Ann Williams and her sister Maya Williams were on the roster for Jamaica, but scratched from the competition. However, Jamaica will be represented by Canadian Mackenzie Robinson, a dual citizen from Toronto who trains at Oakville Gymnastics Club.

Balance Beam: Latvia and Argentina

First-year senior Agustina Piso (second on beam at the 2017 South American Championships) is the top hope for Argentina, which sent four gymnasts, all world championships newcomers.

Floor Exercise: Great Britain and Australia

European champion Ellie Downie is out with injury, but Olympians Claudia Fragapane and Amy Tinkler (Olympic bronze medalist on floor exercise) are back for Great Britain, competing two events each. Alice Kinsella is doing the all-around. Georgia-Mae Fenton is a potential finalist on uneven bars, where she (and Nina Derwael of Belgium) submitted a new skill: Ricna-half to mixed-grip.

Great Britain is sharing a rotation with Commonwealth rival Australia, which sent three gymnasts. The three are all doing the all-around, and bars standout Rianna Mizzen is the best shot at an apparatus final.

Up next: Host Canada and Russia take the floor in second and final subdivision of the day!

 

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