Turning Senior in 2016

In about one month, 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, especially those who burst onto the scene with insane talent and potential, and now here they are, all grown up and age-eligible for senior international competition?!

More than that, all of the gymnasts listed below will turn 16 just in time to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and some of them will absolutely be game changers, especially for those countries that have yet to qualify at the test event in April. Below are about 250 gymnasts all born in the year 2000, listed in alphabetical order by country. Did we leave anyone behind? Let us know in the comments! Who are you most excited to see?

ALGERIA
Zineb Mama Ayad Chama Temmami
ARGENTINA
Tamara Casco
Valentina Contreras
Lara Dzikovski
Erika Kleiman
Julieta Kornblau
Mayra Vaquie
ARMENIA
Anna Ghazaryan
AUSTRALIA
Yasmin Collier
Alysha Djuric
Paige James
Emi Watterson
Emily Whitehead
AUSTRIA
Linda Hamersak
Lara König
Jacqueline Kotrnetz
Tamara Stadelmann
Beatrice Stritzl
BELARUS
Mariya Kaminskaya Katsiaryna Valnova
BELGIUM
Senna Deriks
Nina Derwael
Eugenie Duran
Amalia Heine
Axelle Klinckaert
Emma Medina-Severino
Julie Meyers
BERMUDA
Sadia Wilson
BOLIVIA
Roxana Cruz
BRAZIL
Leticia Goncalves
Carolyne Pedro
Luana Silva
Raquel Silva
BULGARIA
Greta Banishka
Denitsa Ivanova
Denislava Todorova
Elizabet Vasileva
CANADA
Seina Cho
Laurie Denommee
Madyson Ferron-McCaffrey
Madeline McLellan
Shallon Olsen
Megan Roberts
Meaghan Ruttan
Myah Sisson
Laurie-Lou Vezina
Rose-Kaying Woo
Sonita Zlobec
CHILE
Maria del Sol Perez Fernanda Zepeda
CHINA
Fu Yuyao
Gong Kangyi
Hua Ruixue
Liu Jinru
Liu Tingting
Lu Yufei
Luo Huan
Lv Jiaqi
Wu Jing
Zhang Jin
Zhou Linlin
COLOMBIA
Angie Quintana
COSTA RICA
Mariangeles Murillo
CROATIA
Mia Ivancevic
Dora Kranzelic
Jana Vraslovic
CZECH REPUBLIC
Barbora Fiserova
Marie Kuhnova
Marie Nevrklova
Katerina Orsagova
Zuzana Sustakova
DENMARK
Victoria Gilberg Clara Meincke
EGYPT
Hya Anis
Rahaf Armia Zaharia
Jana Hassan
FINLAND
Riina Kaleva
FRANCE
Juliette Bossu
Marine Boyer
Amara Cipollina
Mathilde Dal Zovo
Melanie de Jesus dos Santos
Coline Devillard
Romane Geffard
Oréane Lechenault
Alison Lepin
Fiona Oke
Océane Pause
Alix Scandella
GEORGIA
Niniko Gomareli
Magda Robakidze
Ekaterina Tiunina
GERMANY
Tabea Alt
Maike Enderle
Amélie Föllinger
Florine Harder
Johanna Himmel
Carina Kröll
Rebecca Matzon
Lina Philipp
Sarah Sonnenschein
Lea Wolff
GREAT BRITAIN
Claudia Barkes
Georgia-Mae Fenton
Teal Grindle
Catherine Lyons
Abigail Solari
Phoebe Turner
HONG KONG
Chun Mei Cheung
HUNGARY
Julianna Csanyi
Zsofia Kovacs
Dora Szekely
ICELAND
Thelma Adalsteinsdottir
Nanna Gudmundsdottir
Inga Sigurdardottir
Tekla Thorarensen
Andrea Thorvaldsdottir
INDIA
Payel Das Ruby Yadav
IRELAND
Emmeline Anghileri
Casey Jo Bell
Hannah Morrison
Emer Shimizu
ISRAEL
Yahli Shalit Michal Tocker
ITALY
Sofia Busato
Desiree Carofiglio
Clara Colombo
Giada Grisetti
Michela Redemagni
Pilar Rubagotti
JAPAN
Koko Dobashi
Nagi Kajita
Sayaka Yatabe
JORDAN
Tala Haddad
LATVIA
Valerija Degtiva Nikola Melne
LITHUANIA
Diana Balkyte Agata Vostruchovaite
MALTA
Sana Grillo
MEXICO
Ximena Amezcua
Paulina Campos
Nicolle Castro
Aida Naomi Cruz
Jessica Gutierrez
Victoria Mata
Kenia Elizam Resendiz
Cinthia Ruiz
Andrea Ruvalcaba
Mariana Tejada
NAMIBIA
Abigail Carew
NETHERLANDS
Noa Claver
Olessya Dadema
Mirte de Reiger
Bente Kruizinga
Mandy Mahgoub
Esmee Parinussa
Sering Perdok
Kirsten Polderman
Morgan Spruijtenburg
Christine Tol
Eline Vos
NORWAY
Victoria Boe
Linn Finstad
Pernille Gulbrandsen
Ingrid von Hafenbradl
Martine Magnussen
PANAMA
Carol Batista
PERU
Lia Parado
PHILIPPINES
Katrina Evangelista
POLAND
Malgorzata Bulanda Sandra Wojtkiewicz
PORTUGAL
Leonor Feijo Mariana Marianito
PUERTO RICO
Andrea Oliveras Sonja Paris
ROMANIA
Anda Butuc
Andreea Ciurusniuc
Adela Florea
Maria Holbura
Stefania Orzu
Asiana Peng
Denisa Stanciu
Cristina Vrabie
RUSSIA
Natalia Kapitonova
Elena Likhodolskaia
Angelina Melnikova
Daria Skrpynik
Ekaterina Sokova
SINGAPORE
Felicia Kee Sze En Tan
SLOVENIA
Hana Kekic
Lara Omahen
Alenka Pipus
Neli Struc
Lina Vodnik
Lana Voler
SOUTH AFRICA
Aatiqah Abrahams
Logan Lawrence
Lukisha Schalk
SOUTH KOREA
Hye Su An
Hanbyeol Gu
Eun Ji Kim
Go Im Lee
SPAIN
Laura Bechdeju
Helena Bonilla
Paula Norberto
Ana Palacios
Mariona Ros
SRI LANKA
Amaya Kalukottage
SWEDEN
Ellen Haavisto
Emmy Haavisto
Elin Sandberg
SWITZERLAND
Thea Brogli
Rebekka Schuster
Anja Schwarz
Maeva Stefanutto
Lisa Teoldi
TAIPEI
Chang Tzu-Ling Huang Yu-Yu
TURKEY
Cagla Altundemir
Sudenur Demir
Beyza Türkmen
Ekin Ulvan
UKRAINE
Yana Horokhova Alisa Zadvorna
UNITED STATES
Christina Desiderio
Norah Flatley
Jazmyn Foberg
Margzetta Frazier
Emily Gaskins
Laurie Hernandez
Sydney Johnson-Scharpf
Abby Paulson
Grace Quinn
Ragan Smith
Olivia Trautman
UZBEKISTAN
Sabina Khudieva Ksenia Kim
VIETNAM
Nguyen Hai Yen Bui
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21 thoughts on “Turning Senior in 2016

  1. Netherlands: Morgan Spruijtenburg and Bente Kruizinga have retired 😦 .
    Olessya Dadema isn’t a member of the national team, and given her results so far, i’m afraid she won’t be on the team in the near future.

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    • For the purposes of Olympic competition, Chinese Taipei is separate from the country of China which is why athletes from Taiwan are listed under Taipei for the purposes of international competition in Olympic sports. Taiwan isn’t recognized as a country on its own and is still claimed as a province by China, but in international organizations (including sports) Taiwanese people are recognized as being from Chinese Taipei and compete for this entity rather than for China.

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  2. Sweden: no elite gymnasts turning senior next year 😦

    The Haavisto twins have retired.
    Elin Sandberg isn’t on the national team, most likely retired (no results since April 2014…).

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