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Brazil's Rebeca Andrade Qualifies To All Three Events At 2021 Worlds And Could Have Easily Qualified To And Topped The All Around

A few days ago, Olympic all-around silver medalist Rebeca Andrade announced opting out of the all-around at the 2021 World championships wh...


A few days ago, Olympic all-around silver medalist Rebeca Andrade announced opting out of the all-around at the 2021 World championships which are being held in Kitakyushu, Japan.

Andrade said that the reason behind her decision was that her body would not be able to handle competing on floor exercise and that she does not want to risk any injury.

She tore her ACL three times between 2015 and 2019.

The Brazilian gymnast is eyeing the next Olympic Games which will be held in Paris in 2024.

Today at the qualifications, she topped the scoreboard for vault and uneven bars. She also sneaked into the balance beam final in ninth place. 

The total score of the three events is 43.3. The all-around qualifier in last place (Marlies Maennersdorfer of Austria) has a total score of 48.798 points. Andrade only needed a 5.498 in order to secure a place in the all-around final.

She also only needed to score a 13.765 on the floor exercise to top the all-around first placer Angelina Melnikova of the Russian Gymnastics Federation.

This is the first time for the 22-year-old gymnast, who competed at the 2018 World championships, to make an individual World final.

The apparatus finals will take place on Saturday and Sunday.

Written by Gigi Farid

Photo by Getty Images





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