44. TURNIER DER MEISTER | 21. - 24. November 2019 | Lausitz-Arena Cottbus

44. Turnier der Meister: First day of qualifications
21.11.19 | 
On the first day of qualifying, the German gymnastics team was able to win three tickets to the finals- all women. At the uneven bars, two German gymnasts, Kim Bui and Sophie Scheder, secured starting positions for Saturday. At the women's vault, Germany is represented in the final by Lisa Zimmermann. Karim Rida came ninth with his floor routine, missing the eight place and therewith his participation at the finals curtly.

The spectators were able to see world-class performances in the well-filled Lausitz-Arena. Above all the Chinese gymnasts showed their skills and won three out of five qualification disciplines. Former World Champion Yang Liu on the rings and Hao Weng on the pommel horse received the highest scores of the day for their performances, each with 15,100 points. Especially "King of pommel horse" Weng impressed with a D-value of 6.6, which fuels our excitement for Saturday to come.

In the men's floor competition, Japanese Kazuki Minami showed the most demanding routine (14.866, D: 6.4) and won the qualification. In the same discipline Karim Rida from Team Germany was very unlucky. Almost until the end, Rida was on 8th place, qualifying for the final, but was then displaced by the very last competitor Kazakh Milad Karimi (3rd, 14.533).

Concerning the women, who did their qualification on the uneven bars and on the vault, the Chinese also triumphed. Linmin Yu won the vault qualifying, Yilin Fan and Sisi Yin qualified second and third for Saturday's competition at the uneven bars. Above them, on first place of today's uneven bars competition current European Champion Anastasia Ilyankova from Russia impressed spectators and judges.

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