Amy Tinkler has finished in 17th place in the women’s all-around final at The Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Amy was on track for a much higher finish but unfortunately had issues on bars, her last piece of apparatus. The title went to Morgan Hurd of USA with Canadian favourite Ellie Black in silver and Elena Eremina of Russia in bronze
Amy said after: “I’m buzzing. I feel I’ve proven I’m up there at this level today. Bars really cost me, I felt like my arms sort of locked and I couldn’t continue the swing. The rest of my routines I was really happy with. My preparations haven’t been ideal for these Worlds but my performance today proves what I can do. I’m now even more determined and motivated to work hard in the gym and get myself up on that podium sometime soon.”
She qualified for the final in 13th place and started her final on beam. Her opening routine was very strong and confident with little for the judges to penalise she dismounted to a stuck landing and a score of 12.166. Amy had a very long wait to perform on floor and kept her composure well. The Olympic floor bronze medal winner showed her trademark powerful tumbling on floor, she had to fight to balance landings on two of her tumbles and scored 13.333. That meant at the ‘halfway’ point Amy was in 16th place.
On vault Amy performed a near perfect pass, the judges giving it an “execution” mark of 9 for an impressive total score of 14.400 points. On bars Amy again had a long wait to compete as the arena waiting for Ellie Black's medal deciding floor score. Her routine began really well but she lost her swing mid-way through forcing her to regroup on the top bar before continuing and dismounting for a score of 11.00 to give her an overall total of 50.899 points.
Alice Kinsella, who also qualified for the final unfortunately had to withdraw before the competition (read more). The weekend see’s the individual apparatus finals take place with Max Whitlock MBE looking to defend his World pommel horse title on Saturday whilst Courtney Tulloch performs in the rings final. Then on Sunday, Claudia Fragapane competes in the floor final.