The 2014 Youth Olympic Games, to be held August 16 through August 28 in Nanjing, China., allows junior elite women born in 1999 the chance to compete on a podium in a major international competition, giving them an experience comparable to the Olympic Games.
All competitors are age-eligible for the 2015 World Championships as well as the 2016 Olympic Games, so competition here is invaluable in their preparation. 2010 Youth Olympic Games all-around champion Russia’s Viktoria Komova went on to earn silver in the all-around at the 2012 Olympic Games.
The Singapore 2010 field also included 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Diana Bulimar (Romania) as well as fellow 2012 Olympians Jonna Adlerteg (Sweden), Moldir Azimbay (Kazakhstan), Carlotta Ferlito (Italy), Harumy Freitas (Brazil), Ana Sofia Gomez (Guatemala), and Sophia Serseri (France). China’s Tan Sixin, a 2012 Olympic alternate who won bronze with her team at the 2011 World Championships, earned silver in the all-around at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games.
The Gymternet’s Complete Coverage Guide has everything you’ll need to follow along – including who’s competing, when it’s going down, and where to watch.
When are the Youth Olympic Games?
The women’s artistic gymnastics events will be held with qualifications beginning Monday August 18 and conclude with the second day of apparatus finals on Sunday August 24. For a full schedule:
|Monday August 18||11:00 am||Qualification – Subdivision 1|
|2:30 pm||Qualification – Subdivision 2|
|7:00 pm||Qualification – Subdivision 3|
|Wednesday August 20||7:00 pm||All-Around Finals|
|Saturday August 23||7:00 pm||Vault and Uneven Bars Finals|
|Sunday August 24||7:00 pm||Balance Beam and Floor Exercise Finals|
All times listed are in CST, exactly 12 hours ahead of EST.
For qualification start list information, please see below.
Who Will Be There?
The women’s artistic gymnastics field is comprised of 42 athletes from 42 different nations. In addition to our previously reported full list of competitors, we now have the complete qualification start lists below. There will be two simultaneous rotations in each qualification session with one group beginning on vault and the second group beginning on uneven bars.
|Paola Natalia Moreira Irizarry (Puerto Rico)||Arailym Khanseitova (Kazakhstan)|
|Fatima Ahlem Mokhtari (Algeria)||Hana Park (South Korea)|
|Morgan Lloyd (Cayman Islands)||Boglarka Devai (Hungary)|
|Fatimah Saadi Al-Tameemi (Iraq)||Nadine Joy Nathan (Singapore)|
|Monica Sileoni (Finland)||Ellie Downie (Great Britain)|
|Sara Raposeiro (Portugal)||Ana Karina Mendez Reyes (Peru)|
|Mammule Rankoe (South Africa)||Sae Miyagawa (Japan)|
|Tutya Yilmaz (Turkey)||Iorsa Abdelaziz (Italy)|
|Stephanie Hernandez (Mexico)||Wang Yan (China)|
|Veronika Cenkova (Czech Republic)||Veronika Orlova (Uzbeikistan)|
|Wiktoria Lopuszanska (Poland)||Augustina Santamaria (Argentina)|
|Natallia Yakubavia (Belarus)||Sydney Townsend (Canada)|
|Nada Ayman Ibrahim (Egypt)||Ceyda Sirbu (Austria)|
|Gaia Nesurini (Switzerland)||Ava Verdeflor (Philippines)|
|Rahma Al-Dualimi (Qatar)||Isa Maasen (Netherlands)|
|Evangelia Monokrousou (Greece)||Laura Jurca (Romania)|
|Jelle Buellens (Belgium)||Seda Tutkhalyan (Russia)|
|Katherine Godinez Reyes (Guatemala)||Antonia Alicke (Germany)|
|Rahma Mastouri (Tunisia)||Martine Rustøen Skregelid (Norway)|
|Laura Pardo Garzon (Colombia)||Millie Williamson (New Zealand)|
|Camille Bahl (France)||Flavia Saraiva (Brazil)|
How Can I Watch?
There will be live online coverage of Nanjing 2014 as well as 480 hours of video on demand. Coverage can be viewed on several platforms, including the official website of the Olympic Games, the official Nanjing 2014 YouTube channel, and via the Olympic TV app on your smartphone. We will update with more in-depth coverage information as it becomes available.
In Nanjing and want to see the action live at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre? Tickets are on sale via the Nanjing 2014 ticketing website.
Article by Lauren Hopkins