02. October 2013  
Antwerp, Belgium  
Artistic Gymnastics

* Women's Qualification: Biles and Ross: A double US All-around Peak in Antwerp

Even after the last women's qualifying round it remained in the leadership in the all-around of the current U.S. Champion Simone Biles, with 60.133 points, the first and only gymnast who broke the "sound barrier" through 60 points, followed by her compatriot and national Vice-champion Kyla Ross (USA; 59.198) infront of the Chinese Yao Jinnan (57.965). Romania's best gymnast Andrea Iordache is fourth in "ambush position" (57.865), as well as Russia's Aliya Mustafina finished fifth with 57.165), who was not flawless by her floor routine. A moderate success accomplished the Swiss Giulia Steingruber, who brought herself in ninth (56.465) among the top ten. German champion Elisabeth Seitz (53.532) failed on beam and missed the uneven bars final, but was happy about her 22nd rank, reaching the all-around final on Friday. Sophie Scheder from Chemnitz (GER) had the good fortune who scored 14,566 points at her world championships debut, qualifying on eighth place for the uneven bars final as the only on German. Also Oksana Chusovitina (UZB), the oldest particpant in Antwerp (38 years!) was happy about qualifying for the vault final on sixth place ....