We welcome you to the Sunday compilation;
Switzerland's Giulia Steingruber is this week's Gymnast of the Week! :) The reason being is that Steingruber recently won the all-around at Swiss Nats but not only that she won all 4 event finals in addition. That is an achievement to be proud of don't you think!! She went to this years Europeans and made Vault and All-Around Finals. In the AA, she did a solid performance all-around with team-mate Ariella Kaeslin, but Vault finals didn't go to plan. The first vault she fell and was not very happy as you wouldn't be happy but secondly she only performed a full tsuk but I'm sure she can do 1 1/2 to 2 twists. She is very likely to have made the Tokyo Worlds team for Switzerland but after big team player Ariella Kaslin left the scene, the Swiss camp's chances of sending a team/individual to the 2012 Olympics will be slowly falling down hill
In other news,
Angel Romaeo takes AA gold, Romania win Pre-Worlds comp but let's move too Hungarian competitor Austin Lee Sheppard.
Many of you might not of heard of her, But she is American born. In a recent interview with IG Magazine she says she is capable to be up there with some of the big names. At last weeks Ghent World Meeting, she didn't have an amazing competition as she stated but managed to qualify 6th for Vault finals. But, having trouble with her DTY's she and her coach Yevgeny Indyukov decided she should pull out, not having to risk missing the worlds with Injury, handing her final place too team mate Dorina Boczogo. She also said that Ghent has provided her with perspective and confidence going into the Worlds.
Now to the Youth Commonweaths. After the English success in the Team final, Wales took revenge as Angel Romaeo took the all-around gold. With great performances, all of which in the 13's, her round was pretty unbeatable. She was followed by Kiwi Brittany Robertson and England's Abigail Caig. Abi put in 3 scores in 13.8 but it was her bars that let her down, where she only got 11.05, otherwise she would have been in top position. Today is the Event Finals, where some of the big names, will battle it out to be crowned individual event winners.
Finally, Switzerland, Romania and Germany all went together in a friendly meet in aid and preparation for the 2011 Worlds. Romania were the eventual winners 5.15 points ahead of hosts Germany! In the individual side of things, Romania still were winners after Ana Porgras stormed to victory ahead of Amelia Racea, Diana Bulimar and Raluca Haidu. Nadine Jarosch separated the Romanian's but not for long as Dana Andrei crept behind. Giulia Steingruber was the 8th place finisher and the highest ranked for Switzerland in that event. Catalina Ponor was 15th. 14.55, 14.65 and 14.30 for Vault, Beam and Floor.