China take control despite glitches
DOHA: Although China’s performance included mistakes on its traditionally strongest two apparatus, it easily earned the highest team score in the seventh subdivision of women’s qualifications at Aspire Dome on Sunday.
One Chinese gymnast fell on uneven bars, and two of them struggled on balance beam, but all-arounder Chen Yile predicted a steadier result in Tuesday’s team final.
China’s team total score of 165.196 points ranked them second behind USA thus far in qualifications.
“I think the whole team will do much better,” Chen said. “We all have trust in each other. We will try our best to get a medal.”
Qualifications continue with four more subdivisions on Sunday.