The first annual Novara Cup will be held Saturday September 6 in Novara, an Italian city situated between Turin and Milan.
This is a team competition with no all-around or event finals. The Italian host team will contend for the Novara Cup title against the women from Belgium, Spain, and Sweden. The field includes two-time Olympians Vanessa Ferrari of Italy and Gaelle Mys of Belgium, 2012 Olympians Erika Fasana and Giorgia Campana of Italy, Swedish Olympians Veronica Wagner (2004) and Jonna Adlerteg (2012), and Spanish superstar Roxana Popa.
The meet will test the gymnasts’ preparation in order for their federations to select the final teams for the World Championships in October.
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 is the Novara Cup?
The competition will be held Saturday September 6 at 4:30 pm local time (10:30 am EST).
Who Will Be There?
The teams set to compete include…
This may be the case with some athletes from Belgium and Spain as well, as only six athletes will be allowed to compete for each team and both of these teams list seven athletes in attendance. It’s possible, however, that they are each sending an alternate with the team.
How Can I Watch?
In Italy and want to see the action live? Tickets are no longer available online but can be purchased on site before the competition, which will be held at the Palazzetto del Terdoppio.
Article by Valeria Violi
Photo thanks to Silvia Vatteroni