This weekend, the World Cup “Turnier der Meister” is held in Cottbus, Germany. So far, 26 Nations are sending their gymnast to this big competition. As you can read on the website (only in german) www.turnier-der-meister.de, 98 men and only 32 women will compete in the qualifications on Friday. The event finals will be held on Saturday and Sunday.
The 2008 Olympians Fabian Hambuchen and Philipp Boy represent Germany among others. German gymnast Kim Bui (Olympic alternate) does beam, floor and uneven bars; Olympian Anja Brinker only competes on uneven bars.
The men´s field is quite impressive: Diego Hypolito (BRA), Thomas Bouhail, Benoit Caranobe (FRA), Hisashi Mizutori (JPN), Yuri van Gelder, Epke Zonderland (NED), Flavius Kozci (ROU), Aljaz Pegan (SLO) will hopefully show their best!
The Tournament of Masters exists since 1973.