Following on from a successful first competition day at the Turnier der Meister, the German team managed to secure another seven spots for this weekends finals, bringing the full tally to eleven.
Pauline Schäfer managed to qualify for Sunday’s balance beam, her favorite apparatus, finals in 4th place. The qualification was won by Maria Kharenkova (14.250 points) of Russia followed by the Dutch Olympic Champion Sanne Wevers (13.700 points) in 2nd and Diana Varinska (13.650 points) of Ukraine in 3rd place. The second German competitor in the balanced beam, Carina Kröll, narrowly missed the final by five-hundredth of one point.
Marcel Nguyen qualified in second place for this weekend's parallel bars final. The only one to beat him at his favorite apparatus was Di Tan of China. The reigning Olympic champion Oleg Verniaiev qualified in third place behind Nguyen. The other German competitor in the parallel bar competition, Ivan Rittschick, will also be returning for this weekends final, after qualifying in eighth place with 13.866 points.
With new elements added to her routine, them women’s floor competition went as planned for the 20-yr old Schäfer. She qualified in second place (13.200 points) behind Maria Kharenkova (13.950 points) of Russia. Third place in qualifying went to the Liliia Akhaimova of Russia, with the 4th place going to Schäfer’s teammate Elisabeth Seitz.
With a solid routine and a safe dismount, but without his signature move “Brettschneider”, Andreas Bretschneider qualified for this weekends high bar final in third place. First went to Tan Di of China and second to Hidetaka Miyachi of Japan.
Asia was also unbeatable in the men's vault competition. Qu Ruiyang (14,783 points) won before Keisuke Asato (14,649 points) from Japan. In third place was Christopher Remkes of Australia. Marcel Nguyen’s teammate from Unterhaching Felix Remuta qualified for Sunday’s final in 6th place. The Cottbus based Bundesliga competitor Igor Radilov of Ukraine managed to qualify in 7th place despite falling during his second jump.