lundi 13 juillet 2015

Gymnast's profile - Luka Van den Keybus


Credit: gymfed.be



Date of birth: 14/04/1997 (18)
Club: Gymteam Sint-Niklaas - Topsportschool Ghent
Favourite events: parallel bars and horizontal bar








Luka Van den Keybus started 2014 strongly by winning a silver medal at the National Junior Championships. He then travelled to Sofia for the European Junior Championships. There, he finished 7th with the team. 

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But the best is yet to come. He represented Belgium at the Youth Olympic Games, an international competition that gathers the best Junior gymnasts aged 15 (WAG) and 17 (MAG). 

In Nanjing (China), he qualified for two finals. He ranked 9th in the all-around final, but he mainly won a silver medal on horizontal bar! 

This year, he finished in 4th place at the Belgian Championships and was sent to the first ever European Games in Baku (Azerbaijan). He will try to earn a spot on the team that will be send to the World Championships in Glasgow later this year. 



Results:
2015 - European Games (Baku): 18th (team), 44th (all-around), 62nd (floor exercise), 65th (pommel horse), 36th (still rings), 39th (parallel bars), 18th (horizontal bar)
2015 - Belgian Championships: 4th (all-around)
2014 - European Junior Championships (Sofia): 7th (team), 32nd (all-around)
2014 - Belgian Junior Championships: 2nd (all-around)
2014 - Youth Olympic Games (Nanjing): 9th (all-around), 2nd (horizontal bar)

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