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2018 World Gymnastics Championships women’s finals qualifiers

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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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Hayley Wickenheiser is 7th woman elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

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Hayley Wickenheiser, arguably the greatest female hockey player of all time who retired in 2017, will be the seventh female player in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

The six-time Canadian Olympian (once in softball) was elected in her first year of eligibility. Wickenheiser is joined by Sergei Zubov, who earned gold at the 1992 Albertville Games with the Unified Team, two-time Czech Olympic medalist Václav Nedomanský and 1980s and ’90s NHLer Guy Carbonneau, among others.

The induction ceremony is Nov. 18 in Toronto.

Wickenheiser is the fifth Canadian female player elected after Angela James (2010), Geraldine Heaney (2013), Danielle Goyette (2017) and Jayna Hefford (2018). Americans Cammi Granato (2010) and Angela Ruggiero (2015) are also Hall of Famers.

Wickenheiser, now the Toronto Maple Leafs’ assistant director of player development, earned four golds and one silver in the first five Olympic women’s hockey tournaments. She played 23 years for the Canadian national team, earning seven world titles and being named Olympic tournament MVP in 2002 and 2006.

She also carried the Canadian flag at the Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony and recited the Athletes’ Oath at the Vancouver 2010 Opening Ceremony. She was elected to the International Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission in 2014.

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Breaking provisionally added for 2024 Olympics

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Breaking (don’t call it break dancing) was provisionally added to the Olympics for the 2024 Paris Games.

The IOC also announced Tuesday that skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing were provisionally added to the 2024 Olympic program. Those three sports will debut at Tokyo 2020 but were not assured places on the Olympic program beyond next year.

“They contribute to making the program more gender balanced and more urban, and offer the opportunity to connect with the younger generation,” IOC President Thomas Bach said in a press release. “The proposed sports are in line with these principles and enhance Paris 2024’s overall dynamic Games concept, which focuses on inclusivity, inspiring a new audience and hosting socially responsible Games.”

The IOC Executive Board will make the final decision on the Paris 2024 event program in December 2020, but no more sports can be proposed for inclusion. That means baseball and softball, which return to the Olympics next year, will not be on the 2024 Olympic program. Those sports can still be added for the 2028 Los Angeles Games.

Breaking debuted at the Youth Olympics last year, where the U.S. did not have any athletes. Sergei “Bumblebee” Chernyshev of Russia and Ramu Kawai of Japan took gold medals.

Breaking had never previously been up for a vote for Olympic inclusion, but the World DanceSport Federation is recognized by the IOC.

Teenagers, some of whom went by nicknames like Bad Matty, Senorita Carlota and KennyG, went head-to-head in dance battles at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires last year. They performed on a mat atop an outdoor basketball court to a musical beat and emcees.

Judges determined winners using six criteria: creativity, personality, technique, variety, perfomativity and musicality.

“Breaking (also called b-boying or b-girling) is an urban dance style,” according to the Youth Olympics. “The urban dance style originated during the mid 1970s in the Bronx borough of New York City.”

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