Field Set for German Nationals This Weekend


Deutscher Turner-Bund has announced the list of gymnasts expected to compete at national championships in Giessen this weekend, and it’s shaping up to be a very competitive meet.

The competition marks the return of 2012 Olympian Janine Berger, who missed the vault podium in London by less than a tenth after performing an excellent handspring rudi and tsuk double full. She returned to competition in 2014 but tore her ACL at last year’s nationals, taking her out of the picture for world championships. Her goal is to make it to Rio, so this weekend will be her first major test along that journey.

Also expected to attend are 2014 world championships team members Lisa Katharina Hill, Pauline Schäfer, Sophie Scheder, and Elisabeth Seitz as well as alternate Leah Griesser. Kim Bui, who headlined last year’s worlds team after winning the national all-around title, is out for this season after tearing her ACL while training vault this May.

New senior and a member of this year’s European championships team Kim Janas is also out due to an ACL injury sustained in May, though her Euros teammates Pauline Tratz and Michelle Timm will compete in Giessen, as will 2014 Youth Olympic Games finalist Antonia Alicke.

The men’s competition will be headlined by 2012 Olympians Fabian Hambüchen, Marcel Nguyen, Sebastian Krimmer, and Andreas Toba as well as Andreas Bretschneider. A full list of competitors is below. For more information about the meet, check out our event page.

Sebastian Bock
Andreas Bretschneider
Ivan Bykov
Luca Ehrmantraut
Waldemar Eichorn
Nico Ermert
Matthias Fahrig
Anton Fokin*
Lasse Gauch
Thore Gauch
Brian Gladow
Fabian Hambüchen
Philipp Herder
Christopher Jursch
Sebastian Krimmer
Heige Liebrich
Florian Lindner
Fabian Lotz
Alexander Maier
Stefan Miedl
Marcel Nguyen
Felix Pohl
Sebastian Quensell
Ivan Rittschik
Johannes Schaal
Eduard Shaulov*
Andreas Toba
Falk Daniel Uhlig
Nicolai Ullrich
Thao Hoang Viet
Antonia Alicke
Janine Berger
Marlene Bindig
Sonja Fischer
Nicole Fritz
Kathrin Fudickar
Annika Göttler
Jannika Greber
Leah Griesser
Lisa Katharina Hill
Elisa Kuen
Sarina Maier
Toska Markgraf
Praw Ploy Phoemphun
Pauline Schäfer
Sophie Scheder
Nadja Schulze
Lynn Schwäke
Elisabeth Seitz
Michelle Timm
Pauline Tratz
Ruby van Dijk
Sarah Voss
Natalie Wolfgang

*Guest competitors from Uzbekistan

Article by Lauren Hopkins

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