170 athletes from seven nations will attend on 23 – 24 May the Pre-Olympic Youth Cup 2009 in Bergisch-Gladbach, GER. Australia, Russia, Austria, Ecuador, Egypt, Netherlands and Suisse send gymnasts to the big meet, but most of the girls will come from different German clubs. The girls compete in three categories – age class 12/13, age class 14/15 and elite. Oksana Chusovitina will be the patroness of the event.
Last year, Larisa Iordache (ROM) won the age class 12/13, Elisabeth Seitz (GER) the age class 14/15 and Susann Herbst (GER) the elite.