Five finals with Blues in Baku
After two days of qualifying, the four Frenchmen involved in the World Cup in Baku managed to climb to at least one final. First in line on Thursday, Coline Devillard narrowly escaped the trap of fatigue. Less than a week after his victory in Doha, and a long journey to return to Paris, the world bronze medalist in jumping slipped to 7th place, due to a fall upon landing her first flight in a half-and-a-half spin (12.616 points). She chose to forfeit Friday for the beam qualifications and recover for the final scheduled for Saturday.
Most prominent boyer
Cameron-Lie Bernard, aligned on the parallel bars, performed her move nicely to take provisional 6th place (14.666). This Friday, it was Benjamin Osberger’s turn to distinguish himself. Injured in the knee just before flying to Azerbaijan, he had zapped his participation in the qualifications on the floor, but did not miss his entry into the running on pommel, climbing besides on the provisional podium (3rd, 14, 30).
But the most prominent Blue remains Marine Boyer, who qualified by taking 1st place on floor (12.966) and 2nd on beam (13.633). The finals will take place on Saturday for Devillard and Bernard, and Sunday for Boyer and Osberger.