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Worlds Preview - WAG Qualification Subdivisions 11 & 12
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October 5, 2019 – Saturday

Women’s Qualification, Subdivision 11: (18:00/12pm ET)

VT – MxG 22 (Turkey, Denmark)

UB – Hungary

BB – Switzerland

FX – MxG 1 (Hong Kong, Cyprus)

The Hungarian team was 17th in Doha while Switzerland 21st. It will be difficult for either team to squeeze into top 12. Giulia Steingruber, who is back after a knee injury last year, will be of huge help to the team which could mean that Switzerland could surpass Hungary in the team standings. Steingruber, Olympic bronze medalist on vault from Rio could be back in that final. The session also features the mixed groups of Turkey, Denmark, Hong Kong and Cyprus. Turkey’s Tutya Yilmaz, first reserve on beam at the Rio Olympics, would be the country’s best hope for a final.

Women’s Qualification, Subdivision 12: (20:00/2pm ET)

VT – Brazil

UB – MxG 19 (New Zealand, Singapore)

BB – MxG 3 (Finland, Angola)

FX – United States

The last subdivision is the most appealing one because of Simone Biles and team USA.  Biles won maximum of six medal last year in Doha and could duplicated this feat here in Stuttgart. She is set to debut her double twisting double tuck off the beam and triple twisting double tuck on floor. It will be interesting to see if she competes them in the qualification round or if she chooses to compete one or both in the team or all-around competitions. The U.S. will be aiming to make two finals on every event and it won’t be impossible for the team to win two medals in the all-around and every individual event. Of course both Biles and the U.S. team are expected to defend their titles by large margings. Brazil will be led by Flavia Saraiva, who should be a factor in the all-around competition. The team is expected to easily make top 8. In addition, Brazil will be aiming to get Saraiva in the beam and floor finals. The subdivision also features the mixed groups of New Zealand, Singapore, Finland and Angola. New Zealand’s Courtney McGregor, Olympian from Rio 2016, has a strong chance to qualify to the all-around final; hence, booking a ticket to the Tokyo Olympics.

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