The first two days of qualifications are behind us. The men have finished their qualifications and the women have completed the first two subdivisions of qualifications.
Here are some brief thoughts on day one:
First, let's discuss Kyla Ross. Kyla was beautiful and consistent and did as she always did. She's looking very confident and she's a very cool competitor.. After day one, she is in first place after two subdivisions. She did beautiful bar work, consistent as usual on beam. Nothing too spectacular. Although the D-score judges seemed a little harsh on her on beam and floor. But to play devils' advocate, she was a little slow on a couple of her connections on the beam, especially on her front aerial walkover to sheep jump combination.
Qualifying in second after day one is Yao Jinnan who had the top score on bars with a 6.7 D score. It's that bad ass Mo- Salto, the judges see that and they can't do anything else but watch. She's so much of a bad ass that she received the third highest beam score behind Kyla and Anna Rodionova with a 14.1, even with a fall on her full twisting back tuck.
Anna Rodionova is the cutest little thing in the world. For someone who was allegedly on the verge of a mental breakdown a few days ago, she's looking very confident, especially on beam. Anna's D score isn't super high, but she had her highest execution score with an 8.566, just one tenth behind Kyla Ross.
I will post more tomorrow when I'm not about to fall asleep at my computer.
For start lists visit: http://www.fedintgym.com/microsites/13Antwerp/results/files/general/wag/WAG_StartList_C1.pdf