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Gymnastics - 13. April 2010.

Bremen to welcome Europes rhythmic elite

26th Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships

Bremen (GER), April 16 – 18, 2010

LAUSANNE (SUI), FIG Office, April 13, 2010: The 33 participating federations handed in their nominative lists for the 26th European Championships in Rhythmic Gymnastics set for Bremen (GER), April 16 - 18.

99 Juniors will participate in the Qualification (CI) and Apparatus Finals (CIII), whereas 22 Senior Groups will present two different exercises. For European Championships taking place on even years, the 20 best gymnasts from Competition I of the previous year compete in an Individual All-around competition. No big surprises in the nominative list, except that Ukraine will be using its two gymnast quota (obtained by Bessonova and Godunko) to enter two young gymnasts into the competition (Alina Maksymenko and Ganna Rizatdinova). Everyone will be looking to beat Russia’s Evgenia Kanaeva, title holder of all 2008 and 2009 titles.


The line-up (Senior Individuals):

AUT: Weber Caroline
AZE: Garayeva Aliya, Gurbanova Anna will not start, but will be replaced by Zeynab Javadli
BLR: Staniouta Melitina, Charkashyna Liubou
BUL: Miteva Silviya, Mincheva Monika
ESP: Rodriguez Carolina
FRA: Ledoux Delphine
GRE: Metallidou Michaela
ISR: Risenson Irina, Rivkin Neta Zehava
ITA: Cantaluppi Julieta, Ianni Chiara
POL: Mitrosz Joanna
ROU: Piscupescu Alexandra
RUS: Kanaeva Evgenia, Kondakova Daria
UKR: Maksymenko Alina, Rizatdinova Ganna

Qualification YOG

Among the Juniors, 5 Groups (AZE, BLR, BUL, RUS and UKR) and 35 Individuals (age 15 or born in 1995) representing 23 national federations will compete on Sunday in the qualifying competition for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Singapore 2010. The European Championships qualify one Group and six Individual gymnasts for Singapore. Note that for the YOG, Junior Groups are composed of 4 gymnasts who perform in two exercises on 4 Ribbons and 4 Hoops.


Friday, April 16:
10.00-13.50 Competition I Juniors, groups B + A, 2 apparatus
15.00 Opening ceremony
16.00-20.15 Competition II – Seniors, groups A + B, 4 apparatus
21.15-22.05 Competition III – Juniors (2 apparatus)

Saturday, April 17:
10.00-13.40 Competition I – Senior Groups, 2 apparatus
14.30-18.30 Competition I - Juniors, groups A+B, 2 apparatus
20.30-21.20 Competition III Juniors, 2 apparatus

Sunday, April 18:
10.00-11.00 YOG Qualification – Groups
12.15-13.45 Competition III - Senior Groups (2 apparatus)
14.15-14.45 Gala
15.00-21.15 YOG Qualification Individuals
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