Netherlands tops France, Austria at Friendly Meet

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France hosted the Netherlands and Austria in a friendly meet, the Recontre Internationale de Gymnastique, in Rouen over the weekend.

The World Championships team from the Netherlands hasn’t yet been officially decided – it should be announced on September 17 – but the Dutch federation sent who would likely represent the nation in Nanning, China in October. Though they were without Sanne Wevers in an effort to keep her healthy, they performed very well, winning the team title with a 214.65.

The French team looked a little rough around the edges, placing second with just a 206.65. Their Worlds team was decided earlier this month, and the entire squad was present, minus Mira Boumejmajen (who was named to the team in place of the injured Maelys Plessis) and plus alternate Laura Longueville, perhaps to give her a trial. The Austrian team, set in stone since August, was also fully in attendance and came third with a 193.7.

Celine van Gerner of the Netherlands was first in the all-around, hitting an FTY in addition to clean bars, beam, and floor routines for a 54.55 total. She was followed by Marine Brevet of France (who had a mostly solid day despite beam, earning a 52.75 for silver), and teammate Lisa Top with a 51.75 for bronze.

Especially impressive was the Netherlands’ Lieke Wevers, who hit a solid bars set and had the best beam and floor routines of the day; she should be a solid presence for the country at Worlds. Her teammates Maartje Ruikes and Shirley van Deene proved to be strong vaulters, taking the top two vault scores – the only scores above 14.

Best on bars was 2012 Olympian Youna Dufournet of France, who made her international comeback at this meet after becoming French all-around, bars, and beam champion earlier this year. Though it wasn’t the smoothest of comebacks – especially on beam, where she fell – it was nice seeing the 2009 World vault bronze medalist back in action. I believe she is planning on competing in the all-around in Nanning, and hope we see her back in solid form.

Team Results

Rank Nation Vault Bars Beam Floor Total
1 Netherlands 55.650 52.750 52.500 53.750 214.650
2 France 53.700 51.200 49.900 51.850 206.650
3 Austria 54.100 48.900 45.250 45.450 193.700

All-Around Results

Rank Athlete Nation Vault Bars Beam Floor AA
1 Celine van Gerner Netherlands 13.900 13.400 13.700 13.550 54.550
2 Marine Brevet France 13.850 13.100 12.500 13.300 52.750
3 Lisa Top Netherlands 13.650 13.150 12.050 12.900 51.750
4 Vera van Pol Netherlands 13.700 12.750 11.450 13.500 51.400
5 Jasmin Mader Austria 13.650 13.000 11.950 11.250 49.850
6 Manon Cormoreche France 13.200 11.200 12.500 12.400 49.300
7 Elisa Hämmerle Austria 13.900 11.350 11.000 11.950 48.200
8 Hanna Grosch Austria 11.850 11.700 9.800 10.800 44.150
9 Lieke Wevers Netherlands —— 13.450 13.800 13.800 41.050
10 Youna Dufournet France 13.800 13.900 12.450 —— 40.150
11 Maartje Ruikes Netherlands 14.050 11.650 12.950 —— 38.650
12 Laura Longueville France 12.850 13.000 —— 12.700 38.550
13 Lisa Ecker Austria 13.700 12.850 11.650 —— 38.200
14 Olivia Jochum Austria 12.850 —— 10.650 11.450 34.950
15 Clara Chambellant France 12.350 10.450 12.000 —— 34.800
16 Claire Martin France —— —— 12.450 13.450 25.900
17 Shirley van Deene Netherlands 14.000 —— —— 11.700 25.700
18 Jessica Stabinger Austria —— 10.350 —— —— 10.350

Article by Lauren Hopkins

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