10/27/2018 5:45:18 PM (GMT+3)

Germany powers through third subdivision

Germany powers through third subdivision

DOHA: A temporary power outage could not interrupt the German squad’s surge towards the highest team score in the third subdivision of women’s qualifications at Aspire Dome on Saturday.

German gymnasts Elisabeth Seitz, Kim Bui and Sophie Scheder earned the top three marks on uneven bars prior to the outage, and Germany stayed on course once the power resumed to finish with a total of 161.071 points.

“We were happy it was after bars,” Seitz said of the temporary delay of the competition. “We were extremely nervous because we know bars is our best event and we had to do well.”

Qualifications continue with three more subdivisions on Saturday and five subdivisions on Sunday.