Elisabeth Seitz won the first of three trials of the German women’s team for the World Championships in October with a score of 53.05 despite having troubles on all four apparatus. She defeated Joeline Möbius (51.75) who just decided to come back and newcomer Pia Tolle (50.40) at the national training center in Kienbaum (GER). Head coach Ulla Koch criticized, too many mistakes were made by the gymnasts.
The German Championships which take place in Berlin in two weeks – also as a test for the 2011 Europeans the first time on a podium – and a friendly meet GER-SUI-ROM in Schaffhausen (SUI) are the other two trials for the Worlds.
Elisabeth Seitz, Joeline Möbius, Pia Tolle as well as Marie-Sophie Hindermann, Giulia Hindermann, Lisa-Katharina Hill, Dorothee Henzler, Ruby van Dijk and Anja Brinker are potential team members. Oksana Chusovitina will join them at the Nationals. At the moment she is in Uzbekistan because of a serious illness of her mother.
Kim Bui is still injured and won’t compete for Germany in Rotterdam.