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Worlds Preview - WAG Qualification Subdivisions 7 & 8
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October 5, 2019 – Saturday

Women’s Qualification, Subdivision 7: (9:00/3am ET)

VT – MxG 12 (Vietnam, Bulgaria, Uruguay)

UB – Great Britain

BB – MxG 16 (India, Norway)

FX – Italy

In this session it will be the young but very talented team of Italy against the experienced team of Great Britain led by the Downie sisters. Italy’s Alice and Asia D’Amato and Giorgia Villa are all first year seniors but have enormous potential. The team was 12th last year but it is expected to fight for a team final spot here in Stuttgart. Great Britain finished in disappointing 9th place in Doha and with a consistent performance here should be back in the top 8. The team’s strongest event is bars where both Ellie and Rebecca Downie, and Georgia-Mae Fenton are all capable of big routines, which could lead to possible event finals. Ellie Downie was second in the all-around at this year’s European championships, and should be the team’s best all-arounder here in Stuttgart as well. This subdivision also features mixed groups from Vietnam, Bulgaria, Uruguay, India and Norway.

Women’s Qualification, Subdivision 8: (11:00/5am ET)

VT – MxG 11 (Colombia)

UB – Spain

BB – Netherlands

FX – MxG 6 (Malaysia, Croatia)

Netherlands was 10th in Doha, while Spain was 18th. With a consistent performance the Dutch could make the team final. Defending Olympic beam champion Sanne Wevers was named on the team, and as long as she hits, she should have a chance to make the beam final. Roxana Popa is back on the Spanish team after multiple knee surgeries and looked great during podium training. The Spanish team has a realistic shot at top 12, it will depend on what type performances they are able to deliver under pressure. The session also features the mixed groups of Colombia, Malaysia and Croatia.

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