Archive for February 21st, 2011

FIG Challenger World Cup 2011 / Cottbus

February 21, 2011

This years first Challenger World Cup will take place in Cottbus on 11th-13th March with qualifications on Friday and event finals on all ten apparatus on Saturday and Sunday. Two gymnasts per country may try to qualify on each apparatus for the finals, in which only four gymnasts eight gymnasts fight for the three medals and 2500 CHF prize money (1st – 750, 2nd – 600, 3rd – 400…). (UPDATE: According to gymmedia, the host organization changed the number of gymnasts that can qualify for the finals because 220 gymnasts will compete.)

These gymnasts will compete at the “Turnier der Meister” (AA means, they’ll compete all four apparatus, but there’s no all-around competition). See the complete roster (all men & women) on the official website. I love to see all the different countries – South Africa, Qatar, Australia, Canada, Japan, Russia, Romania, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Belgium, Poland, Spain… even China sent little Tan Sixin! There are only a few countries missing, for example Italy or… the USA.


Ashleigh Brennan (AUS) – UB, BB, FX

Larissa Miller (AUS) – UB, BB, FX

Elisa Haemmerle (AUT) – AA

Katharina Fa (AUT) – AA

Aagje Vanwalleghem (BEL) – UB, BB

Gaelle Mys (BEL) – UB, BB, FX

Lin Versonnen (BEL) – VT, FX

Alina Sotnikava (BLR) – AA

Nastassia Marachkouskaya (BLR) – AA

Anysia Unick (CAN)

Celia Makarena Riquelme Leon (CHI) – FX

Makarena Pinto Adasme (CHI) – AA

Melany Cabrera Figueroa (CHI) – UB

Sixin Tan (CHN) – AA