Spain skim past Mexico
DOHA: Spain skimmed ahead of Mexico by 0.167 points for the leading team ranking in the 10th subdivision of women’s qualifications at Aspire Dome on Sunday.
With a total team score of 152.364 points, Spain went into 18th place in team rankings after 10 of 11 subdivisions.
Alexa Moreno of Mexico earned the highest score of the subdivision on any apparatus, and probably a spot in her fourth World Championships final, on vault. She ranked fourth on vault, with only one subdivision remaining.
Eight gymnasts will advance to each apparatus final.
The Mexican team finished second in the subdivision and ranked 19th thus far.
Moreno, a 2016 Olympian who resumed training in February, said she had secretly hoped to qualify for the vault final.
“I had that tiny light of hope, but I didn’t want to pressure myself,” she said.
Qualifications conclude with one more subdivision on Sunday.