Preview – women’s all-around final
09.10.2019 17:00 Uhr
Is Simone Biles unbeatable?
Thursday 10 October – As she heads into her fifth world all-around competition, Simone Biles of USA must be confident of adding another gold medal to her collection. After all, she qualified in top position by over 2 points – a comfortable margin, and she has won every world all-aorund competition she has been in.
Qualifying to the final in second place is Biles’ team mate, Sunisa Lee. At 16 years of age, she is a newcomer on the international stage. However she has fallen on beam twice in these championships – during qualifications and the team final. “I let the nerves get to me,” she admits.
Whilst it seems likely where the gold and silver will go, the big battle will be for the bronze medal. Two of the top challengers are Melanie de Jesus dos Santos of France (this year’s European champion) and the Russian, Angelina Melnikova, this year’s European Games champion.
Other names to watch out for include China’s LI Shijia; uneven bars expert, Nina Derwael of Belgium; Ellie Black of Canada; Giorgia Villa of Italy and home crowd favourite, Ellie Seitz of Germany. It will be an afternoon of entertaining gymnastics!
The competition starts at 4 pm