The 2017 National Champions

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As part of our research files, we’re going to keep track of every country’s national champions each year. I’m always looking up various national records from random countries and you’d be surprised how few countries actually keep track of this stuff, at least in a public way.

So in addition to keeping results for every national championships on this website, it’ll now be as easy as clicking a link to find out who won each year in each country. We’re kicking things off with the current year, and will slowly make our way back in time until we have as many holes filled as possible.

In the table below, the senior all-around champions are listed on the left and the juniors on the right. For national championships that don’t split their all-around finals between levels, I included the top senior and the top junior from that single field (e.g. for Japan, Mai Murakami won the meet, so she is the senior champion, while Soyoka Hanawa was the best junior, finishing 10th, so she is the junior champion).

For future reference, this document will always be available under The Research Files on the main menu bar above. Enjoy!

ARGENTINA
Ayelen Tarabini Martina Dominici
AUSTRALIA
Emily Little Romi Brown (2002)
Isla Ross (2003)
AUSTRIA
Marlies Männersdorfer Alissa Mörz
BELGIUM
Rune Hermans Julie Vandamme
Stacy Bertrandt (espoir)
BRAZIL
Thais Fidelis Fabiane Valentin
CANADA
Ellie Black Ana Padurariu
Rachael Riley (espoir)
CHINA
Luo Huan Sheng Jingyi (2002)
Wei Xiaoyuan (2003-2004)
COLOMBIA
Melba Avendaño Nataly Rodriguez
CROATIA
Petra Furac
CZECH REPUBLIC
Veronika Cenkova Dominika Ponizilova
DENMARK
Mette Hulgaard Camille Rasmussen
EGYPT
Sherine El Zeiny Samaa Gohar
ENGLAND
Sophie Scott Taeja James
Shanna-Kae Grant (espoir)
FINLAND
Maija Leinonen Ada Hautala
FRANCE
Mélanie De Jesus Dos Santos Celia Serber
Alizee Letrange-Mouakit (2004)
Tais Boura (2005)
GERMANY
Elisabeth Seitz Kim Ruoff (2002)
Emelie Petz (2003)
Aiyu Zhu (2004)
Julia Birck (2005)
GREAT BRITAIN
Ellie Downie Taeja James
GREECE
Argyro Afrati Elvira Katsari
HUNGARY
Dalia Al-Salty Nora Feher
ICELAND
Irina Sazonova Sonja Olafsdottir
IRELAND
Meaghan Smith Meg Ryan
Blathnaid Higgins (espoir)
ISRAEL
Ofir Kremer Andy Turiski
ITALY
Sara Berardinelli Elisa Iorio
JAPAN
Mai Murakami Soyoka Hanawa
KAZAKHSTAN
Ekaterina Chuikina Arailym Meiram
MEXICO
Nicolle Castro Anapaula Gutierrez
NETHERLANDS
Tisha Volleman Astrid de Zeeuw
NORWAY
Thea Nygård
Martine Skregelid
Edel Fosse
POLAND
Gabriela Janik Barbara Sikora
PORTUGAL
Filipa Martins Rafaela Ferreira
ROMANIA
Larisa Iordache Iulia Berar
RUSSIA
Natalia Kapitonova Ksenia Klimenko
Olga Astafyeva (espoir)
SCOTLAND
Shannon Archer Ellie Russell
SINGAPORE
Nadine Joy Nathan Josephine Mei Ng
SOUTH AFRICA
Naveen Daries Lisa Conradie
SOUTH KOREA
Kim Ju Ru
SPAIN
Ana Perez Emma Fernandez
SWEDEN
Marcela Torres Ida Staafgård
SWITZERLAND
Giulia Steingruber Leonie Meier
TURKEY
Ekin Morova Sinem Nur Toyran
UKRAINE
Valeriia Osipova Anastasiia Bachynska
Daria Murzhak (espoir)
UNITED STATES
Ragan Smith Maile O’Keefe
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4 thoughts on “The 2017 National Champions

  1. England has a separate nationals from GB? Do the GB gymnasts that are from England compete there too? ….how does that whole separation work?

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    • Well, England, Scotland, and Wales all have their own nationals…and then everyone from these three countries compete for GB. There is an English squad, a Scottish squad, and a Welsh squad (and Northern Ireland fits into that too I believe but they’re much smaller, and same goes for some of the islands that are also part of GB for international competition, like Isle of Man, Jersey, etc). For non-major international competition, Scotland can send a squad to meets, England can, etc. The English squad often goes to the Leverkusen Cup in Germany, and the Scottish squad goes to a German meet as well, and then Isle of Man has competed at a couple of meets like Northern Euros, and all of these countries are broken down into separate countries for the Commonwealth Games. Any gymnast who is part of Team GB is also part of one of these smaller programs, so Ellie Downie could be both English and British champion in the same year, and Maisie Methuen could be Welsh and British champion, and so on. Generally at the smaller meets like English nationals, Welsh nationals, etc, the bigger name gymnasts tend not to always do the AA, and they use those meets more for like, a trial run…but yes, next year for Commonwealth Games you will see all of these programs putting teams together separate from Team GB, and so at CWGs, someone like Ellie Downie would compete for England while Maisie Methuen would compete for Wales, and even though they’re both part of the British national team, they’d be broken down into these smaller ‘federations’ for a meet like that.

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