Emma Slevin has become the first Irish gymnast to qualify for the coveted All Around finals of the World Gymnastics Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan.
Slevin placed 21st with a score of 50.165, with the top-24 progressing through to the AA final which will take place on Thursday at 10am (Irish time) - live on the RTÉ Player.
Slevin already made history in May of this year by becoming the first Irish gymnast to qualify for All Around Finals in a European Gymnastics Championships with this competition being the first in her Paris 2024 campaign.
In Kitakyushu, Slevin scored 11.466 on Balance Beam, even with an unfortunate fall; 12.466 on Floor; 12.700 on Uneven Bars and finally 13.533 on Vault.
This gave her an AA (All Around) score of 50.165.
Speaking from Japan, Slevin commented: "I’m very happy with my performance today and it was actually a very enjoyable experience as well. I felt confident out there and despite a few small mistakes I’m very proud of how I did.
"I have a great team around me that support me all the way and helped me prepare for this competition. Overall it was a great experience and I’m super excited for the final."
Gymnastics Ireland’s Women’s National Performance Coach, Sally Batley said: "It has been a fantastic opportunity to compete out here in Japan, it’s one more competition under our belts where we’ve gained great experience on the international field.
"We’re looking forward to the final, we have a few focus points to work on but most importantly we want to absorb this experience, enjoy it and show off Emma’s hard work. It’s a great way to finish off the year, I’m incredibly proud of her."