The Champions Trophy – an invitational tournament – starts soon within the German Gymnastics Festival in Frankfurt (30.05-05.06). At the first of June, eight international gymnasts start to fight (in the all-around only) for 200.000 € prizemoney altogether. After every competition of overall four events (Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Berlin & another big German city Hannover) the gymnasts share 50.000 €.
These are the first seven competitors in Frankfurt:
- Fabian Hambüchen (GER)
- Philipp Boy (GER)
- Benoit Caranobe (FRA)
- Maxim Deviatkovsky (RUS)
- Daniel Keatings (GBR)
- Niki Böschenstein (SUI)
- Joseph Hagerty (USA)
- n.n. Flavius Koczi (ROU)
Who will get the last spot? It would be great to have an Asian gymnast from China or Japan in the competition – Kohei Uchimura, for example. No Asian competitor 😦 – but at least Joseph Hagerty makes the event a bit more international.
These guys are all really good all-arounders – I´m excited to see who has the nerves to win the title & the money!
Tickets (25/30 €) and an announcement in German are here available.