Black, Moors, Olsen, and Clay all advance to finals at Artistic gymnastics World Championships
MONTREAL, QC (October 4, 2017) – Following the completion of the qualifying rounds of the 2017 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships on Wednesday night, Canada has now qualified several athletes for all-around and apparatus finals set to take place this weekend in Montreal, QC.
Ellie Black of Halifax, NS leads the charge, qualifying for the all-around finals in third place with a total score of 55.766. Murakami Mai of Japan qualified first with a total score of 55.933 while Ragan Smith of the USA qualified in second with a total score of 55.932. Black also qualified for the vault finals in 7th, and the beam finals in 4th. She is also the first reserve on floor.
World Championships rookie Brooklyn Moors of Cambridge, ON also qualified for the all-around finals in 15th with a total score of 52.631. She also qualified for the floor finals in 5th.
Rio 2016 vault finalist Shallon Olsen of Surrey, BC continued to show her strength on the apparatus, qualifying in 5th for the finals.
“We are very pleased with Canada’s results in the qualifications,” said Dave Brubaker, women’s national team director. “Having six athletes in the finals is something new for us, and of course our athletes want to perform their absolute best in front of the hometown crowd so we will continue training and execute our plan to try to produce the best results in the all-around finals and the individual event finals. Thanks to Canada for all of their support!”
The women’s all-around finals take place on Friday at 7:00 pm ET, when they will also be streamed live by CBC Sports. CBC will also broadcast the event starting at 8:00pm local time. The men’s all-around finals featuring Zachary Clay of Chilliwack, BC take place on Thursday at 7:00pm ET when they will also be live streamed by the CBC. They will broadcast these finals at 11:30pm Local.
The vault finals featuring Black and Olsen take place on Saturday starting at 1:00pm ET, along with apparatus finals for men’s vault, parallel bars, and horizontal bars and uneven bars for the women. CBC Sports will also live stream this event starting at 1:00 pm ET and broadcast the event at 3:00pm ET.
The final day of the World Championships features the apparatus finals for women’s balance beam (Black) and floor exercise (Black and Moors), and men’s floor, pommel horse, and rings. CBC Sports will live stream the event at 1:00pm ET and broadcast the event at 2:00pm ET.
For complete results visit: http://bit.ly/MTL2017Results
For the complete broadcast schedule visit: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/summer/gymnastics/broadcast
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