2018 World Gymnastics Championships women’s finals qualifiers


Full list of women’s qualifiers (with qualifying scores) for the world gymnastics championships team final (Tuesday), all-around final (Thursday) and apparatus finals (Friday and Saturday) …

Team Qualifying
1. United States — 174.429
2. Russia — 165.497
3. China — 165.196
4. Canada — 163.897
5. Brazil — 162.529
6. Japan — 162.180
7. France — 161.629
8. Germany — 161.071

All-Around Qualifying
1. Simone Biles (USA) — 60.965 (2016 Olympic champion, three-time world champion)
2. Morgan Hurd (USA) — 56.465 (2017 World champion)
3. Mai Murakami (JPN) – 55.632
4. Nina Derwael (BEL) — 55.564
5. Angelina Melnikova (RUS) — 55.465
6. Ellie Black (CAN) — 54.999 (2017 World silver medalist)
7. Melanie de Jesus dos Santos (FRA) — 54.798
8. Luo Huan (CHN) — 54.131
9. Flavia Saraiva (BRA) — 53.999
10. Ellie Downie (GBR) — 53.532
11. Irina Alekseeva (RUS) — 53.532
12. Chen Yile (CHN) — 53.499
13. Asuka Teramoto (JPN) — 53.466
14. Kelly Simm (GBR) — 53.099
15. Naomi Visser (NED) — 52.832
16. Elisabeth Seitz (GER) — 52.798
17. Denisa Golgota (ROU) — 52.765
18. Jade Barbosa (BRA) — 52.733
19. Brooklyn Moors (CAN) — 52.632
20. Lara Mori (ITA) — 52.199
21. Zsofia Kovacs (HUN) — 52.165
22. Lorette Charpy (FRA) — 52.165
23. Ana Perez (ESP) — 52.132
24. Axelle Klinckaert (BEL) — 52.074

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Balance Beam Qualifying
1. Simone Biles (USA) — 14.8 (2016 Olympic bronze medalist, two-time world champion)
2. Kara Eaker (USA) — 14.466
3. Zhang Jin (CHN) — 14.1
4. Sanne Wevers (NED) — 14.033 (2016 Olympic champion)
5. Anne-Marie Padurariu (CAN) — 13.966
6. Nina Derwael (BEL) — 13.766
7. Ellie Black (CAN) — 13.733
8. Liu Tingting (CHN) — 13.733

Floor Exercise Qualifying
1. Simone Biles (USA) — 15.333 (2016 Olympic champion, three-time world champion)
2. Mai Murakami (JPN) — 14.1 (2017 World champion)
3. Angelina Melnikova (RUS) — 14.033
4. Morgan Hurd (USA) — 13.933
5. Flavia Saraiva (BRA) — 13.9
6. Melanie de Jesus dos Santos (FRA) — 13.9
7. Liliya Akhaimova (RUS) — 13.6
8. Brooklyn Moors (CAN) — 13.5

Uneven Bars Qualifying
1. Nina Derwael (BEL) — 15.066 (2017 World bronze medalist)
2. Simone Biles (USA) — 14.866
3. Elisabeth Seitz (GER) — 14.566
4. Luo Huan (CHN) — 14.466
5. Morgan Hurd (USA) — 14.466
6. Aliya Mustafina (RUS) — 14.433 (2012, 2016 Olympic champion)
7. Jonna Adlerteg (SWE) — 14.433
8. Becky Downie (GBR) — 14.4

Vault Qualifying
1. Simone Biles (USA) –15.666 (2016 Olympic champion)
2. Shallon Olsen (CAN) — 14.55
3. Yeo Seojeong (KOR) — 14.483
4. Alexa Moreno (MEX) — 14.466
5. Oksana Chusovitina (UZB) — 14.2 (2003 World champion)
6. Pyon Rye Yong (PRK) — 14.133
7. Ellie Black (CAN) — 14.124
8. Liu Jinru (CHN) — 14.116

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Germany goes 1-2 at bobsled worlds; Kaillie Humphries breaks medals record

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Kim Kalicki and Lisa Buckwitz gave Germany a one-two in the world bobsled championships two-woman event, while American Kaillie Humphries earned bronze to break the career medals record.

Kalicki, who was fourth at last year’s Olympics and leads this season’s World Cup standings, edged Buckwitz by five hundredths of a second combining times from four runs over the last two days in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Humphries, with push athlete Kaysha Love, was 51 hundredths behind.

Olympic champion Laura Nolte was in third place after two runs but crashed in the third run.

Humphries, 37 and a three-time Olympic champion between two-woman and monobob, earned her eighth world championships medal in the two-woman event. That broke her tie for the record of seven with retired German Sandra Kiriasis. Humphries is also the most decorated woman in world championships monobob, taking gold and silver in the two times it has been contested.

Humphries rolled her ankle after the first day of last week’s monobob, plus took months off training in the offseason while also doing two rounds of IVF.

“I chose to continue the IVF journey through the season which included a Lupron Depot shot the day before this race began,” she posted after her monobob silver last weekend. “My weight and body fluctuating all year with hormones, it was a battle to find my normal while competing again. I’m happy with this result, I came into it wanting a podium and we achieved it as a team.”

Love, who was seventh with Humphries in the Olympic two-woman event, began her transition to become a driver after the Games.

Worlds finish Sunday with the final two runs of the four-man event.

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Snowboarders sue coach, USOPC in assault, harassment case

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Olympic bronze medalist Rosey Fletcher has filed a lawsuit accusing former snowboard coach Peter Foley of sexually assaulting, harassing and intimidating members of his team for years, while the organizations overseeing the team did nothing to stop it.

Fletcher is a plaintiff in one of two lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Thursday. One names Foley, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the U.S. Ski & Snowboard team and its former CEO, Tiger Shaw, as defendants. Another, filed by a former employee of USSS, names Foley, Shaw and the ski federation as defendants.

One of the lawsuits, which also accuse the defendants of sex trafficking, harassment, and covering up repeated acts of sexual assault and misconduct, allege Foley snuck into bed and sexually assaulted Fletcher, then shortly after she won her bronze medal at the 2006 Olympics, approached her “and said he still remembered ‘how she was breathing,’ referring to the first time he assaulted her.”

The lawsuits describe Foley as fostering a depraved travel squad of snowboarders, in which male coaches shared beds with female athletes, crude jokes about sexual conquests were frequently shared and coaches frequently commented to the female athletes about their weight and body types.

“Male coaches, including Foley, would slap female athletes’ butts when they finished their races, even though the coaches would not similarly slap the butts of male athletes,” the lawsuit said. “Physical assault did not stop with slapping butts. Notably, a female athlete once spilled barbeque sauce on her chest while eating and a male coach approached her and licked it off her chest without warning or her consent.”

The USOPC and USSS knew of Foley’s behavior but did nothing to stop it, the lawsuit said. It depicted Foley as an all-powerful coach who could make and break athletes’ careers on the basis of how they got along off the mountain.

Foley’s attorney, Howard Jacobs, did not immediately return requests for comment from The Associated Press. Jacobs has previously said allegations of sexual misconduct against Foley are false.

In a statement, the USOPC said it had not seen the complaint and couldn’t comment on specific details but that “we take every allegation of abuse very seriously.”

“The USOPC is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of Team USA athletes, and we are taking every step to identify, report, and eliminate abuse in our community,” the statement said.

It wasn’t until the Olympics in Beijing last year that allegations about Foley’s behavior and the culture on the snowboarding team started to emerge.

Allegations posted on Instagram by former team member Callan Chythlook-Sifsof — who, along with former team member Erin O’Malley, is a plaintiff along with Fletcher — led to Foley’s removal from the team, which he was still coaching when the games began.

That posting triggered more allegations in reporting by ESPN and spawned an AP report about how the case was handled between USSS and the U.S. Center for SafeSport, which is ultimately responsible for investigating cases involving sex abuse in Olympic sports. The center has had Foley on temporary suspension since March 18, 2022.

The AP typically does not identify alleged victims of sexual assault unless they have granted permission or spoken publicly, as Fletcher, Chythlook-Sifsof and O’Malley have done through a lawyer.

USSS said it was made aware of the allegations against Foley on Feb 6, 2022, and reported them to the SafeSport center.

“We are aware of the lawsuits that were filed,” USSS said in a statement. “U.S. Ski & Snowboard has not yet been served with the complaint nor has had an opportunity to fully review it. U.S. Ski & Snowboard is and will remain an organization that prioritizes the safety, health and well-being of its athletes and staff.”

The lawsuits seek unspecified damages to be determined in a jury trial.