Turning Senior in 2018

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In about two months, a new crop 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?!

Below are all of the active gymnasts born in 2002, listed in alphabetical order by country. Did we leave anyone behind? Did someone retire and we didn’t know? Let us know in the comments! Who are you most excited to see?

ALGERIA
Sabrina Bellebna
ARGENTINA
Selena Bernal Martina Dominici
ARMENIA
Anna Grigoryan Yelena Haykazuni
AUSTRALIA
Mia Banks
Romi Brown
Rebekah Chen
Georgia Fragiadakis
Tahlia Hughes
AUSTRIA
Hannah Grasl
Anna Menzel
Alissa Mörz
BELARUS
Dziyana Kirykovich
Mariya Lastovskaya
Volha Mikhalap
BELGIUM
Oriane Jungers
Manon Muller
Vanina Vallee
Imke Wolthuizen
BRAZIL
Isabel Barbosa
Milene Cruz
Luiza Domingues
Beatriz Lima
Maria Marques
Mayara Santos
Beatriz Simao
Fabiane Valentin
BULGARIA
Ivana Baramova
Vassilena Dimitrova
Raya Ranchova
CANADA
Maelle Delourmel
Megan DiPietro
Montana Fairbairn
Molly Fiorito Laplante
Audrey Foucault
Laurie Gagnon
Serra Gillis
Emma Guthrie
Elizabeth Holmstrom
Calle Inkster
Kelly Johnston
Victoria Jurca
Jade Laforest
Maude Lebeau
Chloe Lorange
Jenna Manuel
Charlotte McDevitt
Eloise Monat
Myrelle Morin
Chelsea Murray
Ana Padurariu
Xuan Patenaude
Frederique Payn
Amanda Pedicelli
Enya Pouliot
Avery Rosales
Sophie Shaver
Stephanie Sim
Kira Tardif
Alexandra Tonkin
Sayge Urban
Emily Walker
Alison Walsh
CAYMAN ISLANDS
Raegan Rutty
CHILE
Tamara Ampuero
Maria Molina
Isidora Romero
CHINA
Chen Jiaqi
Chen Yile
Du Siyu
Gong Yuhan
Guan Sixue
Guo Fangting
Jiang Shiqi
Li Qi
Liang Wenqi
Liu Jieyu
Qin Ziyi
Sheng Jingyi
Sun Yizhen
Tang Yao
Tian Xinyu
Tie Jiayi
Wang Xinyu
Wu Hongping
Wu Mengyao
Wu Yanhui
Wu Ziyue
Yang Haimeng
Yang Meng Haoli
Yang Shuhan
Ye Dandan
Zhou Xizi
CHINESE TAIPEI
Chen Chian Shiun
Fu Chih Yu
Ting Hua Tien
COLOMBIA
Sara Lopera
Yuryan Murillo
Giselle Ortiz
Ximena Quintana
COSTA RICA
Luciana Alvarado Maria Paula Villalobos
CROATIA
Ira Bencinic
Tina Zelcic
Christina Zwicker
CYPRUS
Gloria Philassides
CZECH REPUBLIC
Kristyna Brabcova
Eliska Firtova
Sabina Halova
Barbora Husakova
Lenka Jaskovicova
Katerina Krizova
Dominika Ponizilova
DENMARK
Victoria Kajø
Yelyzaveta Potomkina
Amalie Rosendahl
Lea Strauss
EGYPT
Hana Bassyouni
Lojin Ehab
Habiba Kamel
Alia Mostafa
FINLAND
Lea Bernards
Kia Haavisto
Mila Hälinen
Emilia Immonen
Emilia Kemppi
Enni Kettunen
Sirkku Korpela
Anna-Maria Kyyhkynen
Lilian Langenskiöld
Saara Mäkelä
Sani Mäkelä
Viivi Nieminen
Pilvi Nurminen
Linnea Peltoniemi
Ronja Rundgren
Ingrid Suominen
Helmi Tuohimäki
Ina Vannesluoma
Iida-Maria Vänni
FRANCE
Alizee Aicardi
Elsa Bernier
Cloe Blanca Perret
Eulalie Bridonneau
Nais Gillet
Yatonde Kokolo
Alisson Lapp
Morgane Osyssek
Sheyen Petit
Sahra Semelagne
Alysson Truchard
GEORGIA
Anna Subbotina
GERMANY
Chantal Altkrüger
Jenna Dirczka
Viktoria Enns
Lucienne Fragel
Teresa Frank
Lisa Gerber
Alina Heinemann
Luisa Hornung
Alina Hügli
Kristina Iltner
Veronika Kolter
Hanna Lipp
Samira Oestreich
Pia Orthaus
Evelyn Reisig
Rubina Riedl
Muriel Romero Asensio
Jasna Ruge
Kim Ruoff
Maila Rüter
Laurana Schachtschneider
Lisa Schöniger
Hala Sidaoui
Elisabeth Wagner
GREAT BRITAIN
Emily Bremner
Kelsie Gibbs
Rosa Holm-Huxley
Taeja James
Amelia Knight
Jolie Ruckley
Zoe Simmons
Megan Splain
GREECE
Georgia Ananiadou
Evelina Magia
Maria Eleni Makridou
Marina Markopoulou
GUATEMALA
Elisa Escobar Melanie Godinez
HONG KONG
Chan Cheuk Lam
HUNGARY
Nora Feher
Dora Halasz
Vivien Kanai
Dorina Miklos
Csenge Molnar
Sara Peter
Monika Szabo
Dorka Szujo
ICELAND
Thelma Gudjonsdottir
Margret Kristinsdottir
Sonja Olafsdottir
Tinna Teitsdottir
INDIA
Mallika Kulshreshtha Srishti Manchanda
INDONESIA
Muthia Nur Cahyani
Aulia Safitri
Vilya Yoru
Regina Ananda Zulda
IRELAND
Aisling Fuller
Rebecca Geddis
Ailbhe Ni Dhuibhghiolla
Meg Ryan
ISRAEL
Noa Dooga
Lihi Lamesh
Meitar Lavy
Ofri Ohana
Andy Turiski
ITALY
Sarah Aliprandi
Sofia Arosio
Martina Basile
Maria Vittoria Cocciolo
Sydney Saturnino
Marta Uggeri
JAPAN
Soyoka Hanawa
Yuki Murakami
Mana Oguchi
Emma Otsu
Ayaka Sakaguchi
KAZAKHSTAN
Arailym Meiram
Zhibek Ospan
Olga Sanjiyeva
Dana Utyezhanova
LATVIA
Linda Tugarinova Elina Vihrova
LITHUANIA
Agne Zvirblyte
LUXEMBOURG
Maeva Baum
MALAYSIA
Balqis Ahmad Geanie Ng
MEXICO
Paulina Aranda
Eugenia Barbosa
Ana Paula Chavez
Natalia Escalera
Dominique Luna
Daniela Reyes
Jazibe Sandoval
Grecia Vargas
Mariana Zorrilla
MOLDOVA
Karolina Dragomir
NAMIBIA
Emogene Kgobetsi
Natascha Pfaender
Elisbe Swanepoel
Christel Thirion
NETHERLANDS
Juliette Berens
Eve de Ruiter
Anyck Drent
Maud Lammertink
Olivia Mulready
Tanishaley Neto
Tilila Oughzou
Bogumila Rossen
Vienne Supriana
Madelief Teeken
Sanna Veerman
Maartje Wurkum
NEW ZEALAND
Stella Ashcroft Maia Fishwick
NICARAGUA
Karla Alarcon
NORWAY
Sara Davidsen
Edel Fosse
Nora Irgens
Martine Johnsen
Vilma Smestad
Anne Tingvold
Juliane Tøssebro
Maria Tronrud
PANAMA
Sophia Aleman
PARAGUAY
Carla Torres
PERU
Tatiana Corujo
Nicole Espinoza
Daniela Mori
Valentina Sarango
PHILIPPINES
Chloe Gatlabayan
POLAND
Dorota Armatynska
Anita Dluzen
Jowita Dunaj
Oliwia Luka
Klaudia Mierzwiak
Barbara Sikora
Aleksandra Tulacz
Marcelina Wojcik
PORTUGAL
Rafaela Ferreira
PUERTO RICO
Sofia Diaz
Stella Diaz
Erika Padilla
ROMANIA
Denisa Golgota
Laura Iacob
Nica Ivanus
RUSSIA
Taisia Borozdyko
Anastasia Gainetdinova
Viktoria Gorbatova
Alexandra Kalkutina
Ksenia Kamkova
Ekaterina Mitrofanova
Anastasia Nefedova
Maria Nelyubina
Khristina Osokina
Viktoria Panchuk
Varvara Pykhova
Valeria Saifulina
Aleksandra Shekoldina
Angelina Simakova
Anna Skrypka
Varvara Zubova
SERBIA
Andjela Durdjevic
SINGAPORE
Kiera Lau
Glenda Low
Ng Le En
SLOVAKIA
Chiara Bunce
Karolina Takacova
Veronika Valastiakova
SLOVENIA
Lara Crnjac Gaja Zabnikar
SOUTH AFRICA
Caitlyn Kelly
Paige McElligot
Jade Pailman
SOUTH KOREA
Ryu Jim In
SPAIN
Andrea Carmona
Sara Coll
Emma Fernandez
Carla Font
Ines Paterna
Violeta Sanchez
SRI LANKA
Shenuki Dishalya
SWEDEN
Jessica Castles Kristina Undheim
SWITZERLAND
Naomi Krügel
Leonie Meier
Justina Öyo
Alicia Rechsteiner
Alessia Scariti
Anina Wildi
Anny Wu
THAILAND
Sasiwimon Mueangphuan Tawanrut Saehun
TURKEY
Sinem Agladioglu
Yasemin Zehra Borekci
Sila Kaygisiz
Ilayda Sahin
UKRAINE
Sofiia Cherepakha Valeriia Shpak
UNITED STATES
Irina Alexeeva
Cael Bixler
Corinne Bunagan
Brooke Butler
Danielle Castillo
Audrey Davis
Olivia Dunne
Kara Eaker
Jaylene Gilstrap
Olivia Hollingsworth
Bell Johnson
Madeleine Johnston
Shilese Jones
Carina Jordan
Adeline Kenlin
Emily Lee
Emma Malabuyo
Grace McCallum
Deiah-Marie Moody
Tienna Nguyen
Maile O’Keefe
Gabby Perea
Emma Simpton
Alexandra Theodorou
Madelyn Williams
UZBEKISTAN
Sabina Turobova
VIETNAM
Do Thi Ngoc Huong Tran Doan Quynh Nam
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32 thoughts on “Turning Senior in 2018

    • I’d be very interested in that, too. She hasn’t been competing since Massillia 2016 because of injury. She still seems to be in citizenship-limbo. I’d not be surprised if she dropped down to L10 until she goes off to Stanford.

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    • I think I just happen to (weirdly) know more DOBs for Finland than for other smaller programs! Many of these won’t really be on the international scene, but in general it is still a really strong new senior year for them next year with Iida-Maria Vänni, Sani Mäkelä, Enni Kettunen, Lilian Langenskiöld, and Emilia Kemppi probably most notably climbing up the ranks. Actually, I think the only top junior who isn’t moving up right now is 2003-born Ada Hautala, so literally every other strong junior will enter the senior pool next year which is kind of awesome for their depth.

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  1. I make Ailbhe Ni Dhuibhghiolla Anglicize to Ayla Nee Diffily (or perhaps Duffy). Not sure if that’s correct (names can be pronounced any way a person likes). Any Irish out there who can correct that?

    Expect big improvements in Hungary, Czech Rep., and Holland. Super worried about China’s AA ability though

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    • Thanks, I generally don’t anglicize unless they officially use the anglicized name within their federation! That’s the name she uses right now for competition so until she/the federation anglicizes it, that’s what I use just to keep things consistent!

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      • Also, you can’t just change a persons name to make it easier for the rest of the world. That’s the name she was given at birth. Many Irish people have Irish names.

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        • Ah, thankyou for the info. I learned Gaelic at primary school and it’s difficult to remember but I thought I’d offer one up. We get names wrong all the time and you’re right, it’s good to know correct spelling and pronunciation

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    • I had them on my initial list but people wrote in and said those gymnasts have actually retired so I just did that as a note to myself without actually deleting them just in case they haven’t actually retired. I just want official confirmation first.

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  2. Oh god. I can’t believe we thought it was bad in 2014 for Romania… at least then they had healthy Iordache, 2nd year seniors Stanila and Ocolisan then a nice bunch of girls with huge promise like Munteanu, Tudorache, and even Zarzu (tysm Ponor luv ya gurl hope you think that your Olympic 7th on beam was a worthy trade off for all these girls😒) then 2 very nice juniors on bars (Iridon, Emanuela) and Jurca. Now they literally only have Denisa Golgota, Iordache and Crisan, luckily if they just fielded this team they could probably place 11th or so next year thanks to Golgotas bars holding them back. I’ll miss u Romania

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    • Laura Jacob won the AA at the Comaneci Intl., in Oklahoma earlier this year and Ioana Stanciulescu who came second is one of a group of very promising 2004 babies including Silvia Sfiringu, Lisa Marchidanu, Daniela Trică, Emilia Munteanu and Irina Duță. From 2003, Iulia Berar, Coleen Tataru, Ana Maria Puiu, Diana Mandrea and Maria Pana also show promise

      They may have a lean year or two but they’ll be back. As for Ponor, she doesn’t do bars, isn’t soaking up their coaching staff and isn’t responsible for the mess they’re in. They were going broke, that’s all. They couldn’t afford coaches etc. That’s why Bellu and Bitang came back as volunteers. Now the program has had an injection of funds from the EU and they have a major sponsor in Petrom, and also a new President, maybe that will change. I think Raducan and Sofronie will make a huge impact in Bucarest

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  3. Am I the only one who’s favorite of this enormous (thanks Lauren) list is Olivia Dunne? Her lines are just so pretty and I love her big combinations on Bars and beam along with a decently, even if not absolutely amazingly choreographed floor with great tumbling.

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  4. For China also Yang Meng Haoli, Tian Xinyu, Qin Ziyi, Wu Mengyao, Jiang Shiqi, Tie Jiayi, Wang Xinyu, Tang Yao, Sun Yizhen, Gong Yuhan, Guan Sixue, Yang Shuhan, Zhou Xizi and Fan Yanyan. I only picked the girls who actually competed this year.

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