Ineke Van Schoor, Laure Maes and Julie Van Gelder – the Belgium junior women’s group in acrobatic gymnastics who impressed the audience with their fantastic ability to dance and perform.
Julie Van Gelder who turns 18 this year isn’t a real junior in the sport – she already won gold at Europeans and silver at World Games (the Olympics for non-Olympic sports) with her partner Menno Vanderghote as a senior mixed pair. Apparently she didn’t leave the sport after Vanderghote retired in 2010 and joined the promising junior women’s group. Someone who’s capable of pulling off routines like this one at the age of 14 or routines like this would be a big loss for the sport. (Unfortunately, the Belgium acrobatic gymnastics team lost not only Vanderghote, but also the senior women’s group (Eloise Vanstaen, Maaike Croket, Corinne Van Hombeeck) and the women’s pair (Florence Henriste, Tatjana De Vos) due to different reasons in 2010.)
A couple of weeks ago, I posted Ineke’s, Laure’s and Julie’s balance routine at the Zeestern Trials 2011. If you haven’t seen it yet, you really should! Now, you also have to possibility the enjoy another one – the dynamic routine.
Click play or watch their routine on YouTube:
read more about the trio on an interview on gymfed.be