At the Swiss National Championships, which were held this weekend in Bellinzona, Giulia Steingruber won with 54.600 points over Jessica Diacci (52.300) and Linda Staempfli (50.750). Steingruber had the highest scores on vault, bars and beam, Diacci the highest one on floor. Sara Catanzaro didn’t compete due to an inflamed achilles. Last years National Champion, Ariella Kaeslin, retired earlier this year.
On the men’s side, surprisingly 19-year-old Pablo Braegger (84.850) defeated Lucas Fischer (83.650) and Pascal Bucher (83.200). Title-favorite Claudio Capelli suddenly got “weak legs” on vault, performed only a simple handspring front instead of a Roche and lost almost four points.