mercredi 25 novembre 2015

Top Gym 2015: find out who will be there!

The gymnastics season continues for our Junior gymnasts! After Combs-La-Ville and Marseille and before Arques, they will compete in Charleroi for the Top Gym. Find out here which countries will be there. 

Credit: gymnoscharleroi.be
The Top Gym is one of the most prestigious international junior competition in Europe. This event has seen the participation of amazing gymnasts who then became European, World or Olympic champions. 

This edition is not different, even if there will take place under particular conditions. Due to the recent events in Europe and in Brussels, the organisation had to face with withdrawals such as the ones of the American gymnasts Jordan Chiles and Ragan Smith. The american website Gymnastike was also set to livestream the competition but cancelled its venue. 

However, there will be a fierce competition, as the organisers will count on the participation of the great Belgian juniors gymnasts, as well as some of the best gymnasts from Spain, Quebec or Russia! 

Here is the roster (note that this roster is subject to change):

South Africa
Naveen Daries 
Caitlin Rooskrantz

Quebec
Laurie-Lou Vezina 
Victoria Jurca 

Belgium (FRBG)
Nina Derwael 
Axelle Klinckaert 
Senna Deriks 
Julie Meyers 
Maellyse Brassart 

Belgium (Gymnos)
Cassia Priels 
Doriane Dehombreux 
Esther Marmignon 
Coline Soumoy 

Spain
Helena Bonilla
Laura Bechdeju

France
Alison Lepin 
Oréane Lechenault 

Netherlands
Kirsten Polderman 
Marieke Van Egmond 

Russia
Anastasia Iliankova 
Uliana Perebinosova 

Belgium will of course be one of the dominant countries in terms of representation with two teams. Axelle KlinckaertNina DerwaelJulie MeyersSenna Deriks and Maellyse Brassart recently competed in Marseille where Axelle and Nina won 3 medals for Team Belgium. They will be the ones to watch this weekend. 


How will it work ? 

Saturday November 28:
At 6pm, gymnasts will compete in the all-around competition. This event will also serve as a qualifying round for the team final and the apparatuses finals. 

Sunday November 29:
At 3pm, it will be the team and apparatuses finals. Cuntries that send two gymnasts will be paired together. It will be a two-up-two-count format. Each gymnast also has to compete on at least one event. 

The competition will take place at the Parc des Sports, salle La Garenne (Rue des Olympiades, 2) in Charleroi.

Entrance fee:
One day: 10€
Two days: 15€
Free for children under 12 (must be accompanied by an adult)

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