Yeryomina on Possible Vault Upgrade: 'We Will See'
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Although Russia's Yelena Yeryomina qualified fifth to Friday's all-around final, she said her performance in Tuesday's qualifications at the world championships in Montreal was less than her best.

Although Russia's Yelena Yeryomina qualified fifth to Friday's all-around final, she said her performance in Tuesday's qualifications at the world championships in Montreal was less than her best.

Competing in her first world championships, Yeryomina scored 54.999 to rank fifth after qualification. She also qualified first to Saturday's uneven bars final and sixth to Sunday's balance beam final. Her score on bars, 15.100, was the highest mark of the competition (tied with Switzerland's Giulia Steingruber on vault).

"For me it wasn't full-strength," said Yeryomina of her qualification performance. "There were mistakes. I can do better, but on bars everything went very well."

Yeryomina said she was disappointed to lose 0.3 points on floor exercise when she tumbled out of bounds.

"I don't know how that happened," the Saint Petersburg native said. "But in principle, I was prepared."

For the all-around final, Yeryomina is considering an upgrade on vault. She performed a 1-1/2-twisting Yurchenko in qualifications, but may perform a double-twisting Yurchenko in the all-around final, which will add .4 in Difficulty value.

"We will see," she said. "After training, I will decide."

The competition continues in Montreal on Thursday with the men's all-around final at 7 p.m. Head to IG's Facebook page for live commentary from the Olympic Stadium!

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