Worlds Preview: Women's Qualification, Session 2
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Full women's teams from Netherlands and Spain take the floor Sunday morning as qualification continues at the 45th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning, China. Pictured: Vietnam's Phan Thi Ha Thanh on floor exercise during podium training in Nanning

Full women's teams from Netherlands and Spain take the floor Sunday morning as qualification continues at the 45th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning, China.

The qualifications are a make-or-break event for all the gymnasts. At stake are spots in the all-around final (top 24) and apparatus finals (top eight on each event). Only the top 24 countries will advance full teams to next year's world championships in Glasgow, the first qualifier for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Singapore: Vault

Singapore sent only one female gymnast, Zeng Qiyan, to Nanning. Zeng's top event is uneven bars, and she took the bronze medal on the event at this year's Singapore Open Gymnastics Championships.

Mixed Group 4: Uneven Bars

Mixed Group 4 contains gymnasts from Lithuania, Slovakia, Turkey and Vietnam. 2012 Olympian Phan Thi Ha Thanh is the star in this lineup. She made history for Vietnam with her vault bronze medal at the 2011 World Championships, becoming the first gymnast from her country to win a world medal in gymnastics. Phan is gunning for the vault final (double-twisting Yurchenko and layout Rudi). She also impressed on balance beam at the recent Asian Games, where her artistry and precision helped her win a medal on that event as well.

Spain: Balance Beam

Romanian-born Roxana Popa continues to improve and hopes to power Spain to qualify a full team to the 2016 Olympic Games. The team finished 12th at the 2011 Worlds but missed a berth to the 2012 Olympic Games. Popa is powerful on vault and floor exercise, and fun to watch on uneven bars.

The Netherlands: Floor Exercise

2012 Olympian Céline van Gerner is back in action for the Netherlands, which was 13th at the 2011 World Championships. Twin sisters Sanne and Lieke Wevers are competing at the world championships together for the first time. Sanne is hoping for a trip to the finals on balance beam, where her impressive repertoire of turns includes one named after her (double turn with leg horizontal).

Next Up: 2016 Olympic hosts Brazil take the floor, and Anna Pavlova makes her world debut for Azerbaijan!

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