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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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Chicago Marathon canceled; one major marathon left in 2020

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The Chicago Marathon, scheduled for Oct. 11, was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, becoming the fourth World Marathon Major called off this year.

Organizers cited the challenge of staging the 45,000-runner event “out of concern for the safety of event participants, volunteers, event staff and spectators.”

Previously, major marathons were canceled in Berlin (originally scheduled for Sept. 27), Boston (April 20, then Sept. 14) and New York City (Nov. 1). The London Marathon, originally scheduled for April 26 and postponed to Oct. 4, remains scheduled.

The other World Marathon Major, Tokyo, took place on its scheduled date of March 1 but with elite runners only.

Last year, Kenyan Brigid Kosgei won Chicago by taking 81 seconds off Paula Radcliffe‘s 16-year-old women’s marathon world record. Kosgei clocked 2:14:04.

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Figure skating Grand Prix events in China remain scheduled

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Figure skating Grand Prix events in China in November and December remain scheduled, the International Skating Union announced Monday, four days after reports about international sporting events in China being canceled through the end of 2020.

A notice about sports events, issued Thursday by the General Administration of Sport of China, made an exception for Beijing Winter Olympic test events and other preparations for the first Winter Games in China in February 2022.

The Grand Prix Final, the second-most prestigious annual figure skating competition, is still scheduled for December in Beijing because it is an Olympic test event.

Furthermore, the Cup of China, one of six events across the globe that determines Grand Prix Final qualifiers, remains scheduled for November in Chongqing because it is related to the Final.

“Like for all other five ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating events in the different countries, this is of course subject to finding the necessary logistical, medical and safety solutions to hold the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating events as planned,” according to the ISU.

The ISU previously announced it set a deadline to decide on possible event cancellations: 12 weeks before an event starts. For the first Grand Prix Series competition, Skate America in Las Vegas, the decision deadline is Aug. 1.

The ISU council will meet virtually on Aug. 3 to decide on further action for upcoming competitions.

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