Jamaican gymast Danusia Francis has just qualified for an individual place in the 2020 Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo, Japan.
Her Olympic qualification came as she finished among the top 20 athletes who were not on a qualifying team. She ranked ninth in the group of competitors. Francis participated in all four events in the qualifying round and achieved a score of 13.5 in the vault event, 12.35 in the uneven bars event, and 12.566 in both the balance beam and the floor exercise events.
The artistic gymnast was born in Coventry in the United Kingdom in 1994 and, now represents Jamaica in international competitions. She is also a former member of the UCLA Gymnastics Team.
Francis was the 2016 NCAA balance beam champion and received the title of All-American six times. She finished 47th at in the all-around at the 2019 World Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, attaining a score of 50.982.
Francis has been seeking an Olympic qualification since 2011. She has been…