KITAKYUSHU, Japan – Angelina Melnikova of Russia won the ladies’ overall last on Thursday to guarantee the primary gold decoration of the vaulting big showdowns.
Melnikova, the 2020 Olympic all-around bronze medalist, developed a strong lead with high scores on the vault and lopsided bars and got done with 56.632 focuses.
With reigning champ Simone Biles and Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Sunisa Lee of the United States not participating, the stage was set for another age of gymnasts to arise.
Leanne Wong of the United States was second with 56.340 focuses, trailed by partner Kayla DiCello with bronze at 54.566.
The 21-year-old Melnikova, an Olympic group gold medalist in Tokyo, won the bronze decoration at the 2019 universes. She had won four decorations from past big showdowns however had never asserted a world title until Thursday.
Melnikova will likewise contend in each of the four mechanical assembly finals over the course of the end of the week, the main lady to fit the bill for every one of the five individual finals since Biles in 2018.
Wong was a heading out option in contrast to the U.S. group at the Tokyo Games however had to invest the vast majority of her energy at the Olympics in isolation after her flat mate, Kara Eaker, tried positive for COVID-19.
DiCello is the 2019 junior best on the planet on vault.
None of the six ladies who addressed the United States at the Olympics are in Kitakyushu. Lee is contending on “Hitting the dance floor with the Stars” prior to starting her first year at Auburn, while Biles and the other 2020 Olympians are participating in a public visit.
Rebeca Andrade of Brazil, who won silver in the overall at the Tokyo Olympics, selected not to take an interest on Thursday refering to injury concerns however will contend in different occasions.
Hitomi Hatakeda of Japan had to pull out of the overall last after a fall in preparing on Wednesday. Hatakeda, who had equipped for Thursday’s conclusive, was determined to have harm to her focal spinal line in the wake of falling while at the same time rehearsing on the lopsided bars.
Vladislava Urazova of Russia completed fourth with 53.598 focuses, trailed by Naomi Visser of the Netherlands with 52.832.
The aerobatic big showdowns are the main significant worldwide game to be held in Japan since the Olympics. Dissimilar to at the Tokyo Games, onlookers are allowed at the Kitakyushu General Gymnasium.
The men’s overall is on Friday. The big showdowns wrap up with individual occasion finals on Saturday and Sunday. There is no group contest in the big showdowns following an Olympics.