High-Level Teams Head to Universiade

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The FIG released the nominative registration for Universiade this weekend, and while we knew some teams from announcements made previously, this is the first time we’re getting a complete look at absolutely everyone set to compete.

I’m way more excited for this competition than I’ve been in a really long time, because pretty much every major country sending a team is including gymnasts who have competed at the world or Olympic level. Russia has Olympic medalists Daria Spiridonova and Maria Paseka, Germany has two-time Olympian Kim Bui leading a team that includes two of last year’s alternates, Japan will send two-time Olympian Asuka Teramoto and her 2016 teammate Yuki Uchiyama as well as multiple worlds competitor Natsumi Sasada, 2016 Olympian Vera van Pol leads the Dutch team, and Canada is sending two-time Olympians Brittany Rogers and Ellie Black.

Several other countries will also send their top elites with major international experience, including Yamilet Peña of the Dominican Republic, Annika Urvikko of Finland, reigning Universiade all-around champion Kelly Simm of Great Britain, Dorina Böczögö of Hungary, Filipa Martins of Portugal, Larisa Iordache of Romania, and Barbora Mokosova of Slovakia in addition to many other well-known names.

A full list of competitors is below. Held in Taipei, Taiwan, the 2017 Summer Universiade begins on August 19 and we’ll have a full preview coming in the days leading up to the meet.

ARGENTINA

  • Tatiana Avila

Nominative.

AUSTRIA

Confirmed by the Österreichischer Fachverband für Turnen on August 11.

BELGIUM

Confirmed by Dorien Motten on GoFundMe on February 13.

CANADA

Confirmed by Gymnastics Canada on July 18.

CHINESE TAIPEI

Confirmed by Taipei 2017 on July 22.

CROATIA

  • Ema Kajic

Nominative.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Confirmed by Hoy Digital on August 11.

FINLAND

Confirmed by Vasabladet on June 20.

GERMANY

Confirmed by TG Böckingen on July 14.

GREAT BRITAIN

Confirmed by BUCS on June 6. As of August 13, Kelly Simm has confirmed via Twitter that she will not be competing due to injury. It’s unlikely that there will be a replacement for her.

HONG KONG

  • Sau Chung Cristal Kwan

Confirmed by Hong Kong Gymnastics on August 13.

HUNGARY

Confirmed by Magyar Torna Svövetség on August 8.

JAPAN

Nominative.

KAZAKHSTAN

Confirmed by Yekaterina Cuikina on August 7.

LATVIA

Nominative.

NETHERLANDS

  • Elisabeth Geurts
  • Anne Klein
  • Denise Tan
  • Nadieh van Pol
  • Vera van Pol

Confirmed by Gazet Roosendaal on July 24.

NORWAY

Nominative.

POLAND

Confirmed by the Polski Zwiazek Gimnastyczny on August 11.

PORTUGAL

Nominative.

ROMANIA

Confirmed by Liber Tatea on August 9.

RUSSIA

Confirmed by Sport.ru on August 9.

SLOVAKIA

Confirmed by WebNoviny on August 11.

SLOVENIA

Nominative.

SOUTH AFRICA

Nominative.

SOUTH KOREA

Nominative.

SWITZERLAND

Nominative.

TURKEY

Nominative.

Article by Lauren Hopkins

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11 thoughts on “High-Level Teams Head to Universiade

    • yes, she said she hopes to medal in all around, bars and beam, i think the floor and vault isn’t at her best and prob is building up till worlds. she has few upgrades on beam, not sure what she will go for in competition but she was training a layout 1/1 but prob we won’t see that in competition:) also she was training a 3.5 twists on floor 😛 go larisa, love her style and acrobatics, prefer her to biles which is just power..not the whole package 🙂

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