Qualifying underway for British gymnasts at 2018 Acrobatic World Championships

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Britain’s men’s pair of Charlie Tate and Adam Upcott are well placed to qualify for the final after a strong first two rounds at the 2018 Acrobatic World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium.

Needing to place in the top eight to qualify, Charlie and Adam find themselves in 3rd with just the combined routine to go.

The opening round saw the Spelthorne gymnasts impress with their balance routine, going clean with high execution to score 28.180 to sit in 3rd. And they again went clean with their dynamic routine scoring 27.590 for a total of 55.770.

Also competing in the men’s pair competition were Michael Hill and Jake Phelan who face an uphill task to qualify with one routine left to go. After scoring 23.220 in the balance round, they rallied to score 26.850 with a clean dynamic routine to give them an outside chance of making the final.

In the women’s group competition, Britain’s trio of Bethany MacDougall, Caitlin Owston and Amelia Pamler are in 14th place after the first two rounds of qualifying. Starting with their dynamic routine, they scored 23.050 but performed a brilliant balance routine to climb up the leaderboard, scoring 27.870 to give themselves a chance of reaching the final.

Tomorrow will see both men’s pairs and the women’s group conclude their qualification with the finals set to take place tomorrow afternoon.

See all of the results from the opening day.