Swiss Cup 2009

Yes, there will be other gymnastics competitions after the WORLDS!

One of them is the Swiss Cup held in less than four weeks at the 1st of November in Zurich.

swisscup

Ariella Käslin: 2 hands, 2 legs & 1 head – That´s it!

Every country which is invited sends a team of one female and one male gymnast. Altogether, there will be 12 teams. The gymnasts can choose the order of the apparatus – but after the second round, the four teams with the lowest scores will be out. The remaining eight teams perform on the third chosen apparatus and only the four best teams qualify for the final round. All teams who reach the final will start again from zero points and can again choose from all four apparatus (in round 1-3, they have to compete different apparatus).

official website (German)

This is one of the competitions, in which the arena is darkened and the gymnasts perform under a “real spotlight”. Watch Ksenia Afanasyeva´s great BB in the final round in 2008 (yes, she showed two beautiful routines on the beam – one in the first and one in the last round):

Last year, Oksana Chusovitina injured herself in the second round on floor doing a “simple” tucked double back salto.

In 2008 the Chinese team – He Ning / Lu Bo – won over Romania – Sandra Izbasa / Flavius Kozci – and Russia Ksenia Afanasyeva / Maxim Devyatovsky.

These are the contestants for 2009 – who might win this year?

Ariella Kaeslin / Niki Böschenstein

Linda Stämpfli / Daniel Groves

Elisabeth Seitz / Thomas Taranu

He Ning / Fuliang Liang

Kim Bui / Matthias Fahrig

Pauline Morel / Cyril Tommasone

Serena Licchetta / Roman Gisi – Nice to see Serena Licchetta on the list. I really like her floor (great music!) and it was a bit disappointing not to see her at the Europeans this year.

Cynthia Lemieux / Casey Sandy

Mayra Kroonen / Jeffrey Wammes

Diana Chelaru / Marian Dragulescu

Ksenia Afanasyeva / Sergej Chorochordin

Yana Demyanchuk / Nikolai Kuksenkov

3 Responses to “Swiss Cup 2009”

  1. Ellie Says:

    Thanks for the info. This looks like a great competition line up. I’m an especially big fan of Afanasyeva, Demyanchuk and Porgras but really like most of the gymnasts. Should be good!

  2. It´s over… « GymNiceTic Says:

    […] start with the bad one (so it´s out of the way).  The results of the Swiss Cup 2009 really surprised me. Especially after I saw one of the winners performances. Kim Bui and Matthias […]

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