Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Worlds 2013: MAG Qualification Roundup

A mixed bag of results out of the men's preliminary round last night.

All-rounder Naoya Tsukahara is sitting in 26th place, the second reserve position, now all subdivisions have been completed. He could move up into the final should two other competitors withdraw in unlucky circumstances.

Luke Wiwatowski had a bumpy night on his three apparatus, with a fall on parallel bars (12.6) and one on floor (12.666) redeemed nicely with a high bar routine (incl. Kolman, Kovacs, double layout full for 14.000) that International Gymnast called "amazing".

In excellent news, our final representative Prashanth Sellathurai held off all comers to cement his place in Saturday's pommel horse final with a 15.416 for 6th place. And he can breathe a small sigh of relief that one of his big rivals, 2012 Olympic champion Kriztian Berki, took a tumble to wipe himself out of contention.

Our last man standing is our littlest, but from little things come big things!

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