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Xiao among top names qualify for finals

21 March, 2019

Xiao among top names qualify for finals
DOHA: 2017 All-Around world champion Xiao Ruoteng (CHN) was among the top stars who qualified for the finals on the first day of the qualifications at the 12th FIG ART Individual Apparatus World Cup on Wednesday.
The four-day competition is being held at the Aspire Dome.
Xiao, one of the top names eyeing for glories in the World Cup series here, finished behind 19-year-old Carlos Yulo (PHI) with 14.533 points.
The Filipino led the group with 14.600 points which should give him enough confidence to go for the gold or silver.
On the men’s rings, Italy’s bronze medalist at the Worlds Championships Marco Lodadio will be among the finalists alongside Armenians Vahagn Davtyan and Artur Tovmasyan.
China’s Xingyu Lan took charge after the absence of his compatriot Liu Yang and earned first place in the qualification with 15.166.
Running for his second consecutive victory is Great Britain’s Courtney Tulloch.
Chinese Taipei’s Chih Kai Lee, who won a pommel horse bronze at the Worlds, will also be aiming for another victory after topping the qualifications with 15.166 points.
Meanwhile, Maria Paseka (Russia) and Jade Carey (USA) will vie for the women’s gold in vault, but others qualifiers that included the legendary Oksana Chusovitina (UZB) can also scoop up a medal.
On the uneven bars, Nina Derwael showed why she is tipped to win the gold after her impressive performance (15.033) in the preliminaries.
The Qualifications continue on Thursday with parallel bars, horizontal bar, vault in the men’s category while the women will compete on the floor and balance beam.
Qualification Results: 

1. Carlos Yulo (Phillipines) 14.600
2. Xiao Ruoteng (China) 14.533
3. Jonathan Vrolix (Belgium) 14.500
4. Alexander Shatilov (Israel) 14.400
5. Ahmet Onder (Turkey) 14.233
6. Rayderley Zapata (Spain) 14.200
7. Christopher Remkes (Australia) 14.133
8. Emil Soravuo (Finland) 14.100

Pommel Horse
1. Chih Kai Lee (Taipei) 15.166
2. Harutyun Merdinyan (Armenia) 14.966
3. Kohei Kameyama (Japan) 14.916
4. Kaito Imabayashi (Japan) 14.900
5. Saeedreza Keikha (Iran) 14.683
6. Zou Jingyuan (China) 14.558
7. Filip Ude (Croatia) 14.533
8. Stephen Nedoroscik (USA) 14.483

Still Rings
1. Xingyu Lan (China) 15.166
2. Vahagn Davtyan (Armenia) 14.908
3. Artur Tovmasyan (Armenia) 14.866
4. Marco Lodadio (Italy) 14.800
5. Courtney Tulloch (Great Britain) 14.800
6. Samir Ait Said (France) 14.733
7. Ali Zahran (Egypt) 14.600
8. Ibrahim Colak (Turkey) 14.533

1. Maria Paseka (Russia) 14.850
2. Jade Carey (USA) 14.833
3. Coline Devillard (France) 14.633
4. Alexa Moreno (Mexico) 14.449
5. Marcia Vidiaux (Cuba) 14.449
6. Marina Nekrasova (Azerbaijan) 14.216
7. Oksana Chusovitina (Uzbekistan) 14.183
8. Emily Thomas (Great Britain) 13.800

Uneven Bars
1. Nina Derwael (Belgium) 15.033
2. Yilin Fan (China) 14.900
3. Anastasia Iliankova (Russia) 14.633
4. Diana Varinska (Ukraine) 13.966
5. Kim Bui (Germany) 13.900
6. Jonna Adlerteg (Sweden) 13.366
7. Martina Rizzelli (Italy) 13.233
8. Yumika Nakamura (Japan) 13.100