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2013 Glasgow World Cup gymnasts announced
Britain’s finest artistic gymnasts will take on the world’s best at the 2013 Glasgow World Cup as the full line-ups reveal a star-studded cast of competitors for the event on December 7th at Emirates Arena.
Leading the British campaign for World Cup glory will be Ruby Harrold one of the most talked about gymnasts on the world scene, will aim to end her year on a high note.
Facing up to the British contingent will be the 2012 World Cup champion Elizabeth Price, who returns two-time Olympian and former all-around World Champion Vanessa Ferrari from Italy and Romania’s 17 year old sensation Larisa Iordache will also be ones to watch out for in the women’s event.
Ruby Harrold will be making her all-around World Cup debut and is excited to face the world’s best, “I’m really excited to have been invited to compete at the Glasgow World Cup and can’t wait to be performing in front of a passionate home crowd. The all-around World Cup is one of the biggest events of the year with an amazing field of gymnasts. I’m hoping to put in a good display to end what has been a really positive 2013 for me.”
Councillor Archie Graham, Chair of Glasgow Life and Executive Member for the Commonwealth, said: “Glasgow is the only city in the UK to host a round of this year's World Cup Gymnastics and we’re proud that such a prestigious event is returning to the city.
“The line-up of competitors is truly world-class and shows, yet again, why Glasgow is one of the world's top ten sports cities.”
The all-around competition sees the male gymnasts compete across six apparatus and the women over four, with every routine counting to the final total. The event takes place on the 7th of December at Emirates Arena, Glasgow, with a new compact competition format that offers spectators non-stop action throughout a single mixed session between 1.00pm and 4.30pm.
Full line up
Vanessa Ferrari (ITA) – 2006 World Champion (all-around) and two time Olympian
Elizabeth Price (USA) - Two-time 2012 World Cup Champion (Stuttgart & Glasgow)
Ruby Harrold (GBR) - 2013 World Championships finalist (uneven bars)
Carlotta Ferlito (ITA) - 2011 European silver medallist (beam) and 2012 Olympian
Roxana Popa Nedlecu (ESP) – 6th at the 2013 European Championships (all-around)
Asuka Teramoto (JPN)- 2013 Tokyo World Cup Champion (all-around)
Larisa Iordahce (ROU) Team bronze at the 2012 Olympic Games & 2013 European Beam Champion
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