The world gymnastics championship kicked off in Kitakyushu, and in the women's qualifying round, Mai Murakami, who won the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, marked a high score in each event and became the top when Japan finished her performance. I stood up.

The World Gymnastics Championships, which will be held in Japan for the first time in 10 years, began in Kitakyushu City on the 18th, and women's qualifying rounds were held.

In addition to Murakami, who won the bronze medal for the first time in a women's individual event at the Tokyo Olympics, four Japanese women, Urara Ashikawa, Hitomi Hatakeda, and Yuna Hiraiwa, participated.

By event, Murakami decided on the H-difficulty "Silivas", which he is good at, and showed his rich expressiveness to mark 14.166, ending the performance of the 5th group including Japan. At that time, it became the provisional first place.

On the other hand, Hatada, who was the only Japanese player to participate in the all-around, showed stable performance through the 4th event and totaled 53.798, which was the provisional 3rd place at the end of the 5th group.

In addition, Ashikawa was provisionally 3rd on the balance beam by event, and Hiraiwa was provisionally 4th on the floor.

For women, the all-around final will be held on the 21st of this month, and the event-specific finals will be held on the 23rd and 24th.

Mai Murakami "Acting by believing only in my 20 years of experience"

Murakami said, "I was very anxious and nervous because I wasn't prepared enough and had an ankle injury, but I think I was helped by the support of the customers. Today was my 20 years of experience. I just believed in it and acted, so I thought it wasn't wrong and it was a lot of fun. "

Then, toward the final, "I want to act to aim for a medal if I advance to the final. I'm doing my best to perform each time, including practice, so I want to do the best performance so as not to waste that one time." I was talking.

Hitomi Hatakeda "Higher ranking in the final"

Hatada said, "I wasn't feeling well in the practice the day before, and I was worried about it today, but I think I was able to do the minimum amount of performance. I was able to gain momentum by being able to do it. "

He said, "I got the support of the spectators and helped me, so I would like to correct the details in the final and aim for a higher ranking."

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