2015’s New Seniors: The Extensive List

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In about two weeks, a whole mess of international elites – including dozens and dozens of our favorites – are going to graduate from the junior to senior ranks. I’m sure we can all recall the debuts of some of these kids made, especially those who burst onto the scene with insane talent and potential, and now here they are, all grown up and age-eligible for World Championships?! I feel about 80 years old, so before I start blabbering about the fleeting passage of time, we have an extensive list of over 250 new seniors listed in alphabetical order by country. Did we leave anyone behind? Let us know!

Algeria Fatima Ahlem Mokhtari
Argentina Daniela Amendola
  Galia Moledous
  Agustina Santamaria
Australia Brooke Callcott
  Eliza Freeman
  Rianna Mizzen
  Darcy Norman
  Eden Tarvit
Austria Bianca Frysak
  Erja Metzler
  Katharina Puffer
  Ceyda Sirbu
Azerbaijan Anastasiya Bolshova
Belarus Aliaksandra Koshaleva
  Valeryia Tsekhmistrenka
  Natallia Yakubava
Belgium Jelle Beullens
  Adelia Galofaro
  Rune Hermans
  Estelle Pitti
  Cindy Vandenhole
Bermuda Clara James
  Danielle Wall
Brazil Rebeca Andrade
  Lorena Rocha
  Leandra Gago
  Flavia Saraiva
  Milena Theodoro
Bulgaria Nicole Dunev
  Magdalena Georgieva
  Iliyana Gevezova
  Simona Yaketova
Canada Cassandra Buchan
  Amanda Diallutto-Perez
  Sydney Laird
  Aleska Law
  Maude Lebeau
  Audrey Rousseau
  Carissa Sebelius
  Sydney Soloski
  Sydney Townsend
  Angel Zhong
Cayman Islands Morgan Lloyd
Chile Maria Chong
  Javiera Navarrete
  Javiera Tello
  Paula Valle
  Bernardita Vicuna
China Chen Zhaohui
  Deng Yalan
  Liu Jinru
  Liu Ying
  Liu Zhilin
  Mei Jie
  Qin Chang
  Wang Yan
  Yuan Xiaoyang
  Zhu Xiaofang
Chinese Taipei Chen Ting-Wen
  Hsu Yi-Ling
Colombia Maria Bohorquez
  Lesly Garzon
  Paula Martinez
  Deiry Montanez
  Valentina Pardo
  Juliana Villa
Cyprus Coral Lee Dimitriadou
Czech Republic Veronika Cenkova
  Julie Hajkova
  Romana Majerechova
Denmark Julie Krogsgaard
  Linnea Wang
Ecuador Raquel Clavijo
  Ericka Mina
Egypt Nada Ayman Ibrahim
  Salma Hisham Mahmoud
  Farida Nassar
  Farah Shawkat
Finland Anna Fihlman
  Sonja Heliö
  Laura Jäkälä
  Lotta Pitkänen
  Anna Salmi
  Monica Sileoni
France Camille Bahl
  Clara Beugnon
  Farah Boufadene
  Grace Charpy
  Loan His
  Noémie Marrot
  Lucie Perdreau
  Louise Pilla
Germany Antonia Alicke
  Kim Janas
  Pauline Tratz
  Sarah Voss
Great Britain Imogen Chan
  Georgina Clements
  Ellie Downie
  Isabel Hester
  Rhyannon Jones
  Aasha-Ellyce Kimpton
  April Maslen
  Tyesha Mattis
  Radha Patel
  Amy Tinkler
Greece Christina Kiosi
  Evangelia Monokrousou
  Zoi Toka
  Mina Vartholomaiou
Guatemala Katherine Godinez
Hong Kong Chan Tsz Sum Elizabeth
  Ng Pui Yin
  Ren Tiffany Zhi Jun
Hungary Boglarka Devai
  Kitti Honti
Iceland Kristjana Kristinsdottir
  Lilja Olafsdottir
India Madhu Baghel
  Mrunmai Rajesh Bhogale
  Shravani Vaidya
Indonesia Puja Sri Syahfitri
Iraq Fatimah Saadi Al Tameemi
Israel Tzuf Feldon
  Lior Hasan
  Ofir Kremer
Italy Iosra Abdelaziz
  Joana Favaretto
  Chiara Imeraj
  Alice Linguerri
  Maria Sai
Japan Marina Kawasaki
  Ayu Koike
  Sae Miyakawa
  Yuka Momiyama
  Aiko Sugihara
  Wakana Yasui
  Yurika Yumoto
Kazakhstan Talshyn Askhankyzy
  Kamila Daribayeva
  Arailym Khanseiitova
  Zarina Shametko
  Karina Umarova
Latvia Alina Circene
  Aleksandra Kurcenko
Lithuania Gabriele Blazyte
Luxembourg Alona Albrecht Lazo
  Lisa Pastoret
  Christelle Timis
  Kany Toure
Malaysia Nur Azira Aziri
Malta Claire Azzopardi
  Karen Bartolo
  Suzanne Buttigieg
Mexico Eliana Gonzalez
  Monica Gonzalez
  Stephanie Hernandez
  Katia Perez
Namibia Annelise Koster
  Kabuba Masule
Netherlands Dana de Groot
  Wendy de Jong
  Chiara Frisina Fauste
  Helene Houbraken
  Pien Jansen
  Rosalin Kerssies
  Isa Maassen
  Naomi Pieschel
  Meike Stroot
  Dyonnailys Supriana
  Mara Titarsolej
  Margot van der Steen
  Tisha Volleman
New Zealand Millie Williamson
Norway Solveig Berg
  Malene Gundersrud
  Thea Nygaard
  Martine Skregelid
Panama Maria Delgado
  Ana Wong
Peru Ximena Barrutia
  Marianne Cortez
  Natali Marengo
  Ana Karina Mendez
  Andrea Sanchez
  Alessandra Sempertegui
Philippines Rachelle Arellano
  Ava Verdeflor
Poland Maria Bieda
  Ewelina Janus
  Klara Kopec
  Wiktoria Lopuszanska
  Marta Sarnowska
  Walentyna Smolka
Portugal Catarina Moreira
  Mariana Pitrez
  Sara Raposeiro
Puerto Rico Karelys Diaz
  Paola Moreira
Qatar Rahma Al Dulaimi
Romania Andreea Iridon
  Laura Jurca
  Emanuela Parva
  Dora Vulcan
Russia Yulia Biryulya
  Maria Bondareva
  Anastasia Dmitrieva
  Daria Mikhailova
  Seda Tutkhalyan
Singapore Cheryl Lam
  Kelsie Muir
  Nadine Joy Nathan
Slovakia Radoslava Kalamarova
  Dominika Korpova
Slovenia Pia Belak
South Africa Mammule Rankoe
South Korea Lee Eun Ju
  Park Hana
Spain Elena Casado
  Andrea Fernandez
  Nora Fernandez
  Berta Miarons
  Carmen Moreira
  Eva Perez
  Claudia Tomeo
Sri Lanka Kavindya Sathsarani Herath Mudiyanselage
  Venuri Wijekoon
Sweden Sofia Malmgren
  Wilma Sten
  Saga Tran
Switzerland Celine Boppart
  Mireja Gloor
  Ayse Karadag
  Fiona Keller
  Gaia Nesurini
Tunisia Rahma Mastouri
Turkey Cansu Altin
  Ipek Hidirbozan
  Ekin Morova
  Tutya Yilmaz
Ukraine Anastasiia Bieliaieva
  Viktoriia Breieva
  Valeriya Butska
  Vlada Duylovska
  Viktoriia Kovtun
  Anastasiia Pentkovska
  Iryna Sahaydak
  Alona Seleznova
  Anastasiia Tkachenko
United States Vanasia Bradley
  Nadia Cho
  Nia Dennis
  Rachael Flam
  Kailey Gillings
  Bailie Key
  Taylor Lawson
  Abigail Matthews
  Lauren Navarro
  Marissa Oakley
  Lexy Ramler
  Megan Skaggs
  Alexis Vasquez
  Anastasia Webb
Uruguay Sofia Rodriguez
Uzbekistan Gulnoza Kamolova
  Veronika Orlova
  Linara Sulaymanova
  Elvira Yureva
Venezuela Luisa Aguilar
  Arihanna Guevara
  Milca Leon
  Johanna Sotillo
  Keimelyn Veliz

33 thoughts on “2015’s New Seniors: The Extensive List

      • Liu Jinru is from 2000 (for the longest time I thought she was 1999 too but seems she isn’t).
        Oh and you made a typo with Deng Yalan’s name hihi. Hong Ke and Fan Yilin are on the NT and from 1999. There are some more non-NT members too but there’s no need for a China overload :p

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        • Thanks! I took anyone from the FIG database with a 1999 birth year for China, so that’s where I got any spellings/birth year info. I’ll go through and clean it up at some point.

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    • I was actually going to write a little article about their girls named Sydney…because Laird, Soloski, and Townsend all showed really great potential this year, even if their AA scores were a tad bit low. I think there’s definitely room for improvement there, and then Shallon Olsen – who turns senior in 2016 – was very hyped as a 12-year-old because she had a DTY, though she’s kind of gone stagnant everywhere else so I’m not sure if she’ll be as much of a threat but she at least has some promise! I also really hope current senior Isabela Onyshko gets a bit stronger. She’s lovely and it’d be nice to see her do well internationally.

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    • Thanks, I’ll change it! I got the names from the FIG registry, and the FIG doesn’t do accents on any names…very annoying! I know I always miss a lot of Turkish accents too.

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  1. For France Louise Pilla and Noémie Marrot are the last two 2015-seniors (along with Izabela Iosip but she can’t compete with France as she still has the romanian nationality and the procedure is very long).

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  2. Excited to see Yakubava from Belarus- I enjoyed seeing her at YOG. Also, Sydney Townsend is finally a senior! yay! Feel like I’ve been watching her career forever !

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    • I thought Yakubava was GORGEOUS at YOGs. I really hope she’s able to add difficulty so she’ll be more recognizable as a senior…or at least does as many World Challenge Cups as she possibly can!

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    • Thanks – I added any gymnast registered with the FIG, and Felicity was registered which is why she was added even though she may not be elite. Now that I know for sure, I’ll remove her!

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