Jessica Lopez Headlines Anadia Challenge Cup

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The next in a long line of World Challenge Cups this season happens in Anadia, Portugal beginning next Thursday, May 21.

29 nations are set to compete, including 18 sending WAG athletes. Several Challenge Cup regulars should be in attendance, but we’ll also see a few newbies, including the senior debut of New Zealand’s Millie Williamson. She will compete alongside teammates Courtney McGregor and Charlotte Sullivan, both of whom have recently committed to NCAA programs (McGregor to Boise State, Sullivan to Iowa).

Jessica Lopez of Venezuela is going to be a huge draw for the competition, especially on bars and beam if she competes her full difficulty there. Yamilet Pena of the Dominican Republic is also on the roster; she recently competed on bars, beam, and floor at the Sao Paolo Cup, but it seems she’s hoping to bring vault back at Anadia.

Some other gymternet favorites in attendance include Jasmin Mader of Austria, Sao Paolo bronze vault medalist Franchesca Santi of Chile, Dorina Boczogo of Hungary, Tzuf Feldon of Israel, 2014 Central American & Caribbean Games vault bronze medalist Nicolle Vazquez of Puerto Rico, Slovenians Teja Belak and Tjasa Kysselef, and the 2015 Swedish all-around champion Marcela Torres.

The host team Portugal will send six of its ladies, including international star Ana Filipa Martins, who has also competed at Cottbus and Doha this season. She is joined by teammates Diana Abrantes, Mariana Carvalho, Zoi Lima, 2014 Youth Olympic Games competitor Sara Raposeiro, and Ines Romero.

Azerbaijan sends a large team with Yuliya Inshina, Marina Nekrasova, and Kristina Pravdina, as does Mexico with Miriana Almeida, Alexa Moreno, Karla Retiz, and Amaranta Torres, and Spain with Claudia Colom, Eva Perez, and Natalia Ros.

A full list of MAG and WAG participants is below.

ALGERIA
Mohamed Aouicha
Mohamed Abdeldjalil
Ahmed Anis Maoudj
Hellal Metidji
Mohamed Reghib
ARGENTINA
Andres Alejandro Arean
Nicolas Cordoba
Osvaldo Martinez
Federico Molinari
AUSTRIA
Vinzenz Hoeck
Fabian Leimlehner
Matthias Schwab
Elisa Haemmerle
Jasmin Mader
AZERBAIJAN
Yuliya Inshina
Marina Nekrasova
Kristina Pravdina
BRAZIL
Petrix Stevan Barbosa
Francisco Barretto Jr
Lucas Bitencourt
Caio Souza
CHILE
Joel Alvarez
Christian Bruno
Juan Pablo Gonzalez
Bastian Salazar
Simona Castro
Makarena Pinto
Franchesca Santi
Camila Francesca Vilches
COLOMBIA
Jossimar Calvo Moreno
Jorge Hugo Giraldo Lopez
Jhonny Munoz Perez
Carlos Orozco
Ginna Escobar
Bibiana Velez
CROATIA
Matija Baron
Andrej Korosteljev
Tomislav Markovic
Robert Seligman
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Audrys Nin Reyes Yamilet Pena
ECUADOR
Giulianna Pino Alcivar
FRANCE
Guillaume Augugliaro
Zachari Hrimeche
Mathias Philippe
Cyril Tommasone
GERMANY
Ivan Bykov
Brian Gladow
Fabian Lotz
Anton Wirt
GREAT BRITAIN
Frank Baines
Brinn Bevan
Ashley Watson
Nile Wilson
HUNGARY
Dorina Boczogo
Luca Diveky
Eniko Horvath
Eszter Romhanyi
ISRAEL
Andrey Medvedev
Yair Shechter
Michael Sorokine
Tzuf Feldon
Gaya Giladi
LATVIA
Vitalijs Kardasovs
Dmitrijs Trefilovs
Anastasija Dubova
MEXICO
Javier Balboa
Javier Cervantes
Javier Lopez
Adrian Efrain Prieto
Miriana Almeida
Alexa Moreno
Karla Retiz
Amaranta Torres
MONGOLIA
Erdenebold Ganbat
NETHERLANDS
Karl Kosztka
Frank Rijken
Casimir Schmidt
Bram Verhofstad
NEW ZEALAND
Courtney McGregor
Charlotte Sullivan
Millie Williamson
NORWAY
Marcus Conradi
Pietro Giachino
Odin Martin Dessard Kalvo
PORTUGAL
Bernardo Almeida
Simao Almeida
Vasco Barata
Francisco Fragoso
Pedro Guimaraes
Diogo Lopes Romero
Ricardo Martins
Tiago Mendes Barbosa
Gustavo Palma Simoes
Diana Abrantes
Mariana Carvalho
Zoi Lima
Ana Filipa Martins
Sara Raposeiro
Ines Romero
PUERTO RICO
Tommy Ramos Paula Mejias
Nicolle Vazquez
SLOVENIA
Saso Bertoncelj
Alen Dimic
Rok Klavora
Jure Pavlica
Mitja Petkovsek
Ziga Silc
Teja Belak
Sasa Golob
Ivana Kamnikar
Tjasa Kysselef
SOUTH AFRICA
Tylah Lotter
Alessandra Thompson
SPAIN
Roberto Alvarez
Andres Martin
Alberto Tallon
Borja Torregrosa
Kevin Traid
Adria Vera
Claudia Colom
Eva Perez
Natalia Ros
SWEDEN
Lovisa Estberg
Emma Larsson
Marcela Torres
SWITZERLAND
Michael Meier
Taha Serhani
Eddy Yusof
VENEZUELA
Jostyn Fuenmayor
Junior Rojo
Eliana Gonzalez
Jessica Lopez
Ivet Rojas
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