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World Gymnastics Championships team, all-around, event finals qualifiers

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Here are the World Gymnastics Championships women’s finals qualifiers for the team competition (Tuesday) and, with a maximum two gymnasts per nation, the all-around (Thursday) and apparatus finals (Saturday and Sunday):

TEAM
1. U.S. — 236.611 (two-time defending champion)
2. Russia — 231.437 (2014 bronze medalist)
3. Great Britain — 227.162
4. China — 225.127 (2014 silver bronze medalist)
5. Italy — 224.452
6. Japan — 223.863
7. Canada — 222.780
8. Netherlands — 222.354
DID NOT QUALIFY: Romania (Olympic bronze medalist)

ALL-AROUND
1. Simone Biles (USA) — 61.598 (two-time World champion)
2. Giulia Steingruber (SUI) — 57.640
3. Gabby Douglas (USA) — 57.516 (Olympic champion)
4. Ellie Black (CAN) — 57.299
5. Lieke Wievers (NED) — 56.733
6. Seda Tutkhalian (RUS) — 56.599
7. Amy Tinkler (GBR) — 56.466
8. Ruby Harrold (GBR) — 56.398
9. Mai Murakami (JPN) — 56.366
10. Lorrane Oliveira (BRA) — 56.365
11. Shang Chunsong (CHN) — 56.332
12. Pauline Schaefer (GER) — 55.799
13. Flavia Saraiva (BRA) — 55.798
14. Noemi Makra (HUN) — 55.732
15. Larisa Iordache (ROU) — 55.698 (World silver medalist)
16. Carlotta Ferlito (ITA) — 55.665
17. Vanessa Ferrari (ITA) — 55.665 — WITHDRAWN
17. Wang Yan (CHN) — 55.566
18. Asuka Teramoto (JPN) — 55.532
19. Lisa Verschueren (BEL) — 55.449
20. Laura Jurca (ROU) — 55.332
21. Rune Hermans (BEL) — 55.332
22. Tea Ugrin (ITA) — 55.299
23. Elisabeth Seitz (GER) — 55.298
24. Isabela Onyshk (CAN) — 55.216
DID NOT QUALIFY: Aly Raisman (USA) — Olympics fourth-place finisher

BALANCE BEAM
1. Simone Biles (USA) — 14.966 (World champion)
2. Sanne Wevers (NED) — 14.766
3. Ellie Black (CAN) — 14.600
4. Viktoria Komova (RUS) — 14.533
5. Seda Tutkhalian (RUS) — 14.533
6. Wang Yan (CHN) — 14.500
7. Pauline Schaefer (GER) — 14.300
8. Eythora Thorsdottir (NED) — 14.233
DID NOT QUALIFY: Aly Raisman (USA) — Olympic bronze medalist

FLOOR EXERCISE
1. Simone Biles (USA) — 15.966 (Two-time World champion)
2. Sae Miyakawa (JPN) — 14.900
3. Maggie Nichols (USA) — 14.700
4. Ksenia Afanasyeva (RUS) — 14.633 (2011 World champion)
5. Claudia Fragapane (GBR) — 14.600
6. Giulia Steingrubger (SUI) — 14.533
7. Erika Fasana (ITA) — 14.466
8. Elissa Downie (GBR) — 14.400
DID NOT QUALIFY: Aly Raisman (USA) — Olympic champion

UNEVEN BARS
1. Daria Spiridonova (RUS) — 15.466 (World bronze medalist)
2. Viktoria Komova (RUS) — 15.300 (2011 World champion)
3. Madison Kocian (USA) — 15.233
4. Sophie Scheder (GER) — 15.033
5. Fan Yilin (CHN) — 14.966
6. Gabby Douglas (USA) — 14.750
7. Ruby Harrold (GBR) — 14.666
8. Shang Chunsong (CHN) — 14.666
DID NOT QUALIFY: Simone Biles (USA) — 2013 World fourth-place finisher

VAULT
1. Simone Biles (USA) — 15.633 (Two-time World silver medalist)
2. Maria Paseka (RUS) — 15.583 (Olympic bronze medalist)
3. Hong Un Jong (PRK) — 15.533 (World champion, 2008 Olympic champion)
4. Giulia Steingruber (SUI) — 15.316
5. Wang Yan (CHN) — 15.099
6. Elissa Downie (GBR) — 14.949
7. Dipa Karmakar (IND) — 14.900
8. Alexa Moreno (MEX) — 14.899
DID NOT QUALIFY: Oksana Chusovitina (UZB) — Nine-time World medalist

MORE GYMNASTICS: World Championships broadcast schedule

David Rudisha escapes car crash ‘well and unhurt’

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David Rudisha, a two-time Olympic champion and world record holder at 800m, is “well and unhurt” after a car accident in his native Kenya, according to his Facebook account.

Kenyan media reported that one of Rudisha’s tires burst on Saturday night, leading his car to collide with a bus, and he was treated for minor injuries at a hospital.

Rudisha, 30, last raced July 4, 2017, missing extended time with a quad muscle strain and back problems. His manager said last week that Rudisha will miss next month’s world championships.

Rudisha owns the three fastest times in history, including the world record 1:40.91 set in an epic 2012 Olympic final.

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Tokyo Paralympic medals unveiled with historic Braille design, indentations

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The Tokyo Paralympic medals, which like the Olympic medals are created in part with metals from recycled cell phones and other small electronics, were unveiled on Sunday, one year out from the Opening Ceremony.

In a first for the Paralympics, each medal has one to three indentation(s) on its side to distinguish its color by touch — one for gold, two silver and three for bronze. Braille letters also spell out “Tokyo 2020” on each medal’s face.

For Rio, different amounts of tiny steel balls were put inside the medals based on their color, so that when shaken they would make distinct sounds. Visually impaired athletes could shake the medals next to their ears to determine the color.

More on the design from Tokyo 2020:

The design is centered around the motif of a traditional Japanese fan, depicting the Paralympic Games as the source of a fresh new wind refreshing the world as well as a shared experience connecting diverse hearts and minds. The kaname, or pivot point, holds all parts of the fan together; here it represents Para athletes bringing people together regardless of nationality or ethnicity. Motifs on the leaves of the fan depict the vitality of people’s hearts and symbolize Japan’s captivating and life-giving natural environment in the form of rocks, flowers, wood, leaves, and water. These are applied with a variety of techniques, producing a textured surface that makes the medals compelling to touch.

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