Last weekend the Flanders International Team Challenge was held. For the Dutch seniors a great opportunity to test their routines. The Netherlands were represented by both senior and junior teams.
Céline van Gerner
Vera van Pol
Juniors (14-15 y/o):
Marieke van Egmond
Juniors (11, 12, 13 y/o):
The qualifications were on Saturday. Both Junior (14/15) and Senior teams did great. With some little mistakes they placed 7th and 6th.
The team final was on Sunday. On every event 2 juniors and 2 seniors showed their routines. With good results. The Dutch team ended on the 7th place. Lieke Wevers ended up 8th AA, Lisa Top 11th. They both can improve a little towards the EG.
The younger Juniors (11, 12, 13) showed good routines as well. Sanna Veerman even won AA! As a team they ended up 3th.
Last weekend was a great weekend for the Dutch Teams!
For the Netherlands 3 male gymnasts competed in the world cup that took place last week:
The Dutch men didn’t do too good, with only one final for Casimir. He placed second in the qualifcations for floor, but due to a fall, he ended up sixth. Karl had a good chance for the final on high bar, but he fell in the qualifications.
The gymnasts can learn from their mistakes, and hopefully will do better at the EG in Baku!
With the European games coming up (June 12-28) the Dutch teams (MAG and WAG) were announced last Friday.
After two qualifications for the women, the team was expected to be like this.
First qualification results (April 25):
1st: Lieke Wevers (54.883)
2nd: Lisa Top (53.133)
3rd: Céline van Gerner (53.034)
4th: Maartje Ruikes (52.950)
5th: Vera van Pol (50.233)
Second qualification results (April 30):
1st: Lieke Wevers (55.533)
2nd: Céline van Gerner (53.967)
3rd: Lisa Top (53.667)
4th: Maartje Ruikes (51.833)
5th: Vera van Pol (50.733)
The best 3 gymnasts were chosen by the KNGU(Dutch gymnastics union) and announced last Friday.
The team off to Baku for WAG consists of;
- Lieke Wevers
- Céline van Gerner
- and Lisa Top.
Not really surprising after you saw the results from the qualification, I think. The MAG qualifications were a while ago. But the team (part of it) was announced last Friday as well. Only two out of three gymnasts were chosen. The last one has to be added. The guys that’re sure to go to Baku are Casimir Schmidt and Karl Kosztka.
An article by Amy Vedder, Holland editor
Photo credits: KNGU – Gymnast photographed: Céline van Gerner, Lieke Wevers, Lisa Top
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