- Britain’s Jessica Gadirova third in all-round standings
- Women’s final takes place in Antwerp on Friday
Simone Biles qualified for the women’s all-around final at the world championships in Antwerp in first place after the final day of qualifications on Monday. The American is also the only gymnast to qualify for all four event finals after an incredible display on Sunday following a two-year layoff from international competition.
Behind Biles, who scored an imperious 58.865 points, Britain’s Jessica Gadirova qualified in third place, her score of 56.766 points edging out Rebeca Andrade, the defending all-around champion, by just over one-tenth. In addition to reaching the all-around final, Gadirova qualified for the vault, beam and floor finals. She is the first ever British gymnast to qualify for a world beam final.
Written by Tumaini Carayol at the Sportpaleis
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