Black Ready To Reset For Worlds Finals
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Ellie Black of Canada said she was satisfied with her third-place all-around performance in qualifications at this week's world championships in Montreal, but she is eager for a fresh start in Friday's all-around final.

Ellie Black (Canada)

"My goal coming into any competition is trying to be strong and confident, and attack my routines the best I possibly can, because then you have the best possible outcome," said Black, a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia. "Not everything was perfect, but I was able to get through the four events, and get a feel for the competition."

Black also qualified fourth to Sunday's balance beam final. Black said each phase of the meet offers its own challenges and the chance to improve, no matter how successful her initial performance in Montreal was.

"Every day of competition is different for every athlete," she said. "It's an incredible thing to have such a great day of competition, but we have to put that aside. We'll move onto the next competition, and really try and work on those little things that we want to make better. Every day is a new day, so we'll just kind of reset and go from there."

Black already owns the best all-around finishes for a Canadian gymnast in the all-around, finishing fifth at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and seventh at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow.

The women's all-around final begins at 7 p.m. Head to IG's Facebook page for live commentary from the Olympic Stadium!

Read complete coverage of the 2017 World Championships in the November issue of International Gymnast magazine. To subscribe at the special world championships rate, click here.


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