Gorgeous Championships Photos

I just clicked through the collection of photographs from the recent German Championships on gymfan.de… and I couldn´t resist to pick among others some really beautiful shots of Maike Roll, who placed 4th all-around.

She is really a photogenic gymnast. Watch her in action on YouTube at the Pre-Olympic-Youth-Cup (FX and BB).

Maike Roll

Maike Roll - 180° (BB)

Maike Roll

Maike Roll - 180° + x (BB)

Once again Maike right out of the textbook.

Once again a leap right out of the textbook. (By the way, what´s the difference between "leap" and "jump"?) (FX)

Her toe point is excellent! (UB)

Her toe point is excellent! (UB)

I couldn´t find any photo, on which she doesn´t look perfect.

Kim Bui is the new champion!

Kim Bui is the new champion!

Kim Bui, Anja Brinker, Joeline Möbius, Elisabeth Seitz, Susann Herbst, Daria Bijak, Marie-Sophie Hindermann

Kim Bui, Anja Brinker, Joeline Möbius, Elisabeth Seitz, Susann Herbst, Daria Bijak, Marie-Sophie Hindermann

By the way, what do you think of Anja´s leotard? With a little skirt, it would be perfect for rhythmic gymnastics – sometimes less is more ;-)!

Anja Brinker finished 3rd.

Anja Brinker finished 3rd.

Click here for the whole collection from the 2009 German Championships (only women).

7 Responses to “Gorgeous Championships Photos”

  1. Kechaera Says:

    MostepanovaFan put up a guide on beam leaps and jumps that might answer your question on the difference between leaps and jumps.

    • gymnicetic Says:

      Thanks for your answer! Perhaps I didn´t make my question clear enough. In German we have only one word for “leap” or “jump”: “Sprung” – so are the two words in English “leap” and “jump” synonyms or is there a semantical difference between “doing a leap” and “doing a jump”?

      • Katrina Says:

        There is. A Leap you’re moving forward (in Theory). The gymnast should “leap” forward. In a jump, you’re only theortically suppose to “jump” up and not move forwrad or backward as much as in a leap. Does that help?

      • gymnicetic Says:

        Yes! Thanks a lot!

  2. Kechaera Says:

    I didn’t know there was only one word in German for leap or jump. That’s very interesting, thank you. You learn something new everyday. :)

    I actually wasn’t too sure of the difference myself, until I saw the video.

  3. giRafe Says:

    only one word in french too “saut”

  4. Gymmie Says:

    jump = take off two feet land on two feet (sometimes 1)
    leap = take off one foot land on one foot

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