Tomorrow we see Beam Finals! You can watch here. Event finals start at 8:30am EST.
Beam has definitely been up and down, with some brilliant routines and many falls. Hopefully tomorrow will be everyone’s best. But in a beam final, that is rare. Larisa Iordache leads the pack in difficulty, and will be keen to prove herself after an uncharacteristic fall in the all around on her best event. Kyla Ross will be hoping that her excellent execution will get her on the podium and Shang Chunsong will be trying to repeat her qualifications performance.
Here is the start list:
- 211 MUSTAFINA Aliya RUS
- 171 FERLITO Carlotta ITA
- 170 FERRARI Vanessa ITA
- 119 SHANG Chunsong CHN
- 229 BILES Simone USA
- 232 ROSS Kyla USA
- 204 IORDACHE Larisa Andreea ROU
- 210 RODIONOVA Anna RUS
The women qualified in this order:
- IORDACHE Larisa Andreea ROU 15.266 Q
- SHANG Chunsong CHN 14.866 Q
- ROSS Kyla USA 14.566 Q
- RODIONOVA Anna RUS 14.466 Q
- BILES Simone USA 14.400 Q
- FERRARI Vanessa ITA 14.216 Q
- FERLITO Carlotta ITA 14.216 Q
- MUSTAFINA Aliya RUS 14.133 Q
Beam is a precarious event to compete on and to predict. But I will give it a shot just for fun. It is after all, my favorite event.
- Larisa Iordache
- Kyla Ross
- Anna Rodionova
I think Larisa will fight back and take her best event. She really is the beam queen. I think Kyla’s consistency and execution will win out over everyone else. With so many Chinese falls, I am not willing to bet on Shang this go around. Bronze really could go to anyone, but I am going to go with Anna just because her beam is so wonderful to watch.
1 204 IORDACHE Larisa Andreea ROU 6.400 (D) + 8.866 (E) = 15.266
2 119 SHANG Chunsong CHN 6.100( D) + 8.766 (E) = 14.866 Q
3 232 ROSS Kyla USA 5.900 (D) + 8.666 (E) =14.566 Q
4 210 RODIONOVA Anna RUS 5.900 (D) + 8.566 (E) = 14.466 Q
5 229 BILES Simone USA 6.100 (D) + 8.300 (E) = 14.400 Q
6 170 FERRARI Vanessa ITA 5.700 (D) + 8.516 (E) = 14.216 Q
7 171 FERLITO Carlotta ITA 6.200 (D) + 8.016 (E) = 14.216 Q
8 211 MUSTAFINA Aliya RUS 6.000 (D) + 8.133 (E) = 14.133 Q