Brazil failed to meet its first goal at the Stuttgart Art Gymnastics World Championship. With 14th place, the country's women's team ran out of space at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The top nine countries (with the exception of the US, China, and Russia, which had already secured a place), qualified for the team dispute.
The result of the national team was compromised by the injury of Brazilian gymnast Jade Barbosa, who was injured in his first performance in the competition. She sprained her ankle on the landing of the heel.
With this, the athlete was out of the rest of the dispute, which was decisive for the elimination of the team. Jade's grade on the athlete's strong asymmetric bars would be important for the country to increase her grade and ensure a good position. The country has participated in team artistic gymnastics in the last four Olympics.
Despite being out of the team dispute, Brazilian athletes can still guarantee participation in the Games individually.
This was the case of Flávia Saraiva, who advanced to three World Cup finals (overall individual, crossbar and solo, finishing in 11th, 5th and 7th positions, respectively) and secured a place in the overall individual.
As a whole, the highlight of the day was the American Simone biles, main name of the competition. She was able to accomplish her main goal: to perform two new moves, now named after her, one on the beam and one on the ground. The first is a back-grouped mortal double with two pirouettes at the exit of the beam and the second is a back-grouped mortal double with triple pirouette.
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