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Written by Amanda Turner   
Saturday, 24 October 2015 06:25



The second day of qualification continues Saturday afternoon at the 46th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow, Scotland. Pictured: Claire Martin (France)

The second day of qualification continues Saturday afternoon at the 46th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow, Scotland.

The competition is the first of two qualifications for next year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Only the top eight countries will clinch berths to send teams to the Olympics. Teams finishing ninth to 16th will advance to the second Olympic qualification next April in Rio, where four more teams will earn tickets to the Olympics. Also at stake are spots in the all-around final (top 24) and apparatus finals (top eight on each event). Individual gymnasts competing without teams can earn automatic berths to Rio by winning a medal in Glasgow.

Mixed Group 4: Vault

Cuba, Belarus and Taipei make up Mixed Group 4 and each entered two gymnasts. Cuba, absent from world competition for several years, is back with some new talent. Pan American Games vault champion Marcia Vidiaux is likely for the final if she can cleanly land her layout Rudi and double-twisting Tsukahara. Belarus, with its women's program on life support, boldly entered two American gymnasts who agreed to compete for the former power.

Mixed Group 7: Uneven Bars

Mixed Group 7 includes two gymnasts each from Bulgaria and Peru. Peru is fielding two gymnasts from its team in Nanning, where they placed 34th.

France: Balance Beam

France is returning only two gymnasts from its 13th-place team in 2014: Claire Martin and Marine Brevet. Both are elegant gymnasts with very clean lines. Martin picked up the bronze medal on balance beam at this year's European championships and can reach the final in Glasgow if she nails her routine. First-year senior Loan His. the 2015 French national champion, is doing three events only (no balance beam).

Australia: Floor Exercise

Seventh in 2014, the Australian squad is aiming to clinch. The team is a mix of veterans and newcomers, including 2012 Olympians Larrissa Miller and Emily Little and 2014 team members Kiara Munteanu and Mary Anne Monckton. Georgia Godwin and Madelaine Leydin are both making their world championships debuts.

Next Up: The world and Olympic champion United States takes the floor!

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