USA take the lead in the women’s team competition
No surprise here: the United States are leading the women’s team competition in the women’s session at the day 2 of the inaugural FIG Junior Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Győr, Hungary.
The American gymnasts occupy the top three places in all-around: Kayla di Cello is in the lead with 54.765 points in front of Sydney Barros (53.974) and Skye Blakely (53.407) – the latter slipping to third place because of a below 12 points beam routine.
Jennifer Gadirova of Great Britain is right up to fourth position, being the only gymnast bar the Americans to pass the 53-point mark. The best all-around gymnast of hosts Hungary, Mirtill Makovits is fifth after subdivision one – but four more are to go, with Russia coming in subdivision two.
“I am satisfied with my even performance and I can also say that this was an experience of a lifetime to me” – Makovits told.
“I think the experience gained at the Junior Worlds will show later in the performances. Our gymnasts learnt invaluable lessons about how big gymnastics events work and the experience of competing with sixty other nations is great as well” – Dániel Török, Hungarian WAG team leader added.
The women’s qualification/team event/all-around runs well into the evening, final scores are expected about 20:45 CET.