Friday morning, the Belgian girls competed in the qualifications at the World Championships in Stuttgart, the qualifying competition for teams and individual all-around gymnasts for Tokyo 2020. The Belgian Red Eagles were pretty solid and scored 161.238.
Maellyse Brassart opened the competition for team Belgium, with a high piked full-in. She scored 12.766. Margaux Daveloose received 13.366 for a great routine, while Nina Derwael scored 13.600. Jade Vansteenkiste opened with a strong triple twist but unfortunaly fell on a front twist later on. Her score of 12.200 was dropped.
On vault, all the girls but Jade showed a Yurchenko with a full twist. Nina, Senna and Maellyse scored 13.500, 13.566 and 13.600. Jade performed a Yurchenko with 1 1/2 twist and scored 14.100.
The Red Eagles came to full strenght on uneven bars. They impressed with 4 clean routines. Maellyse scored 13.133, Margaux did a tiny bit better with her 13.166. Senna added a strong 13.733 to the team total. Nina did her job confidently and scored 15.141.
On beam, Nina was the first up. She had a few wobbles but still scored 13.200, the highest score on beam for Team Belgium. Margaux kept a cool head on beam and added 12.900 to the team total. Team captain Senna finished the job for the team, with a 12.200.
Overall the girls were happy with their performance. They did their job and have to wait now to see if it was enough for an Olympic team qualification.
You can follow the scores here.