dimanche 12 juillet 2015

Gymnast's profile - Siemon Volkaert


Credit: Siemon Volkaert IG




Date of birth: 22/05/1992 (23)
Club: GymMax - Topsportcentrum Ghent








Siemon Volkaert started his career quietly in the Junior ranks, in 2008. That year, he won a silver medal at the Gymfinales, a Belgian event that reunites the best gymnasts from the country on each apparatus. Siemon will do it again a year later, then comes back in 2010 to win gold on floor exercise. This apparatus will appear to be Siemon's best, as he won a silver medal at the 2010 European Junior Championships in Birmingham. 

Credit: Belga

He will then make the Seniors team that will be send to the European Championships in Berlin the next year. Since 2013, he is a regular member of the national team. This year, he missed the floor final at the European Championships in Montpellier, being 3rd reserve. 




Results:
2015 - European Championships (Montpellier): 11th (floor exercise), 49th (pommel horse)
2014 - World Championships (Nanning): 19th (team)
2013 - European Championships (Moscou): 48th (floor exercise)
2011 - European Championships (Berlin): 28th (floor exercise), 24th (vault), 39th (pommel horse)
2010 - European Junior Championships (Birmingham): 6ème (team), 2nd (floor)
2010 - World Cup (Ostrava): 2nd (floor exercise), 8th (vault)
2010 - Gymfinales (Charleroi): 1st (floor exercise)
2009 - Wase Gym Cup: 6th (team), 6th (vault)
2009 - Gymfinales (Ghent): 2nd (pommel horse)
2008 - Gymfinales (Ghent): 2nd (pommel horse)

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