Before you watch their gymnastics all week, take a look at who will compete at this year’s European Championships in Bern, Switzerland! We compiled photos of the gymnasts that will compete so you can put faces to the routines.
Team Belarus! A mix of juniors and seniors, with the Americans not joining them yet (though the girls have been practicing their English for when they meet their teammates).
Belgium’s junior and senior teams minus Gaelle Mys on their way to Bern!
Croatia’s junior and senior teams love their new competition leos!
Mette Hulgaard of Denmark after a successful first day of training.
French juniors Melissa Poitreau, Lorette Charpy, Alisson Lapp, Morgane Osyssek, and Janna Mouffok looking lovely at podium training.
Georgia’s Julia Rumbutis with Sweden’s Marcela Torres. Julia actually lives and trains in Sweden, but last year, she changed her nationality so she can represent Georgia internationally.
Team Greece ready for training with leader Vasiliki Millousi in the center.
Hungary’s top juniors Nora Feher and Dorka Szujo after their podium training looking lovely in blue.
The Italian juniors looking happy after a successful podium training.
The seniors from Italy enjoying Bern before tomorrow’s podium training.
Anastasija Dubova of Latvia also got some time to see the city.
The junior and senior Norwegian teams looking lovely in blue.
Team Poland looking happy to arrive in Switzerland.
We LOVE this. Portugal’s 2016 Olympic qualifier Ana Filipa Martins helped out her junior teammate Rafaela Ferreira during podium training today, writing that “the oldest has a duty to take care of the youngest.”
It hasn’t been an easy year for Romania, but they’re still smiling as they make their way to Bern. From left: Ana Maria Ocolisan, Maria Holbura, Anda Butuc, 2000 Olympian Andreea Raducan, Silvia Zarzu, and Catalina Ponor.
Their juniors looked strong in podium training and are the favorites for gold! From left: Ulyana Perebinosova, Anastasia Ilyankova, Varvara Zubova, Elena Eremina, and Angelina Simakova.
The Spanish juniors and seniors traveled to Bern over the weekend.
The Swiss juniors showing off their flowery and fun leos after podium training today.
The junior and senior Turkish women, including 2016 Olympic qualifier Tutya Yilmaz (second from left), checked out the arena prior to today’s training sessions.
Article by Lauren Hopkins