Worlds 2015: Japan lead in MAG day 1

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In day one of the MAG qualification competition we saw the following compete:

  • Subdivision 1: PUR, BRA, GBR, MXG 5 (CHI, NZL, SYR), MXG 21 (LTU, ALG, GUA), MXG 1 (RSA, CZE, PHI)
  • Subdivision 2: GER, RUS, SUI, MXG 7 (PRK, CYP), MXG 13 (JOR, KUW, HKG), MXG 3 (POR, SRB)
  • Subdivision 3: CHN, JPN, BEL, MXG 20 (SLO, EGY, POL), MXG 10 (DEN, IRL) MXG 16 (VEN, MAS, BAH)
  • Subdivision 4: GRE, COL, KOR, MXG 22 (AZE, UZB), MXG 8 (JAM, ISR, DOM), MXG 15 (AUT, SVK)

Some big surprises today, Russia’s Denis Abliazin had a disastrous floor, Kohei Uchimura was forced to wait 10 minutes for a team mates scores before performing on Floor where he fell, Max Whitlock and team mate Nile Wilson tied for GBR’s second AA spot,Jossimar Calvo bombed and both China and Japan counted numerous falls. When asked about his fall Uchimura replied:

“My head hit the floor and I felt uncomfortable on my head and neck. I felt dizzy. It could have affected my last two events but I managed to compete on them by concentrating. It should not affect the rest of my Championships because I managed to compete on the last two events today.”

USA, Netherlands, France, Ukraine, Italy, Hungary, Romania are among those still to compete tomorrow but the current top 8 team rankings are as follows:

  1. Japan 358.884
  2. China 357. 027
  3. Great Britain 354.417
  4. Russia 352.692
  5. Switzerland 350.127
  6. Brazil 349.057
  7. Korea 346.166
  8. Germany 345.717

In the All Around rankings, Kohei Uchimura topped the field, even with a fall on Floor, GBR’s Daniel Purvis came in second. Here’s the current top 24 with the 2 per country rule applied, for the tie between Whitlock and Wilson, the top 5 scores will  count, meaning Whitlock will advance. This will all change tomorrow.

  1. Uchimura JPN 90.564
  2. Purvis GBR 88.956
  3. Deng CHN 88.832
  4. Xiao CHN 88.698
  5. Whitlock GBR 88.365
  6. Oyakawa Mariano BRA 88.182
  7. Tanaka JPN 87.923
  8. Braegger SUI 87.765
  9. Belyavskiy  RUS 87.665
  10. Baumann SUI 86.932
  11. Park KOR 86.732
  12. Bitencourt BRA 86.564
  13. Ignatyev RUS 85.898
  14. Hambuechen GER 85.498
  15. Landuyt BEL 85.198
  16. Shek HKG 84.815
  17. Lee KOR 84.664
  18. Gonzalez CHI 84.631
  19. Simoes POR 84.132
  20. Iliopoulos GRE 84.065
  21. Nguyen GER 84.057
  22. Koudinov NZL 84.031
  23. Jessen CZE 83.764
  24. Georgiou CYP 83.597

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