MONTREAL — Halifax's Ellie Black qualified for the all-around finals in third place on Wednesday at the artistic gymnastics world championships.
Black had a total score of 55.766 points. Japan's Murakami Mai qualified first with 55.933 points and American Ragan Smith was second with a total score of 55.932.
Black also qualified for the vault finals in seventh, and the beam finals in fourth. She is also the first reserve on floor.
"We are very pleased with Canada's results in the qualifications," said Dave Brubaker, women's national team director. "Having six athletes in the finals is something new for us, and of course our athletes want to perform their absolute best in front of the hometown crowd so we will continue training and execute our plan to try to produce the best results in the all-around finals and the individual event finals."
World championships rookie Brooklyn Moors of Cambridge, Ont., qualified for the all-around finals in 15th with a total score of 52.631. Moors also qualified for the floor finals in fifth.
Rio 2016 vault finalist Shallon Olsen of Surrey, B.C., continued to show her strength on the apparatus, qualifying in fifth for the finals.
The women's all-around finals are on Friday. The men's all-around finals featuring Zachary Clay of Chilliwack, B.C., are Thursday night.
The Canadian Press