A mixed outing for the British girls today in Baku, with vault and bars done the girls are currently in 7th place heading into the second part of the competition tomorrow.
As far as the AA competition goes, Charlie is leading the British girls at the halfway point, currently in =10th place, with Kelly in =18th, and Georgie in 43rd. As set out in my post explaining format for this competition (https://britishgymnewstics.com/2015/06/07/baku-2015-meet-the-team-plus-full-schedule-and-format-info/) the AA competition will feature the top 18 gymnasts only, and only one from each nation will qualify. With Charlie currently on 27.666, and Kelly on 27.166, there is everything to play for tomorrow.
As for today, vault went well for all the girls, with Charlie and Georgie completing their full twisting Yurchenko vaults scoring 13.966 and 13.533 respectively. Kelly vaulted her way into the final with a lay out Podkopayeva for 14.233, and a full twisting Yurchenko for 13.533. Kelly is capable of higher scores on both vaults, and improved execution in the final will see her average more that the 13.833 she was awarded today.
Bars proved a tricky event in places today, Georgie had trouble on her dismount, touching down for an 11.166, Kelly had trouble on her new release, needing to tuck over the bar , then her usually very solid dismount was a little off causing her issues on landing. 12.933 today from a 5.8 D score, a shame for Kelly, as the 14.10 from a 6.0 D score she received in Ghent just a couple of weeks ago shows you how strong this routine can be. Charlie continued her good day with a great routine, I mentioned before that her routine is built on great transitions, and she went though them well today with just some minor form issues. The Markelov and the end of the routine was well performed, as was the customary excellent double layout. 13.7 and reserve for the bar final, well done Charlie.
Finalists for both pieces are as follows:
1 Giulia Steingruber 14.849
2 Seda Tutkhalyan 14.466
3 Lisa Top 14.066
4 Gabriela Janik 13.900
5 Kelly Simm 13.883
6 Ana Derek 13.866
1 Aliya Mustafina15.200
2 Sophie Scheder 15.000
3 Noemi Makra 14.466
4 Celine van Gerner 13.900
5 Teea Ugrin 13.766
6 Andreea Iridon 13.733
Full results for all gymnasts from today’s competition can be found here:
Bars and beam tomorrow, 06:00 UK time, good luck ladies!