The Junior World Championships Women’s Master Team List

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Vladislava Urazova

The FIG has released the nominative rosters for the first Junior World Championships, to be held beginning June 24 in Györ, Hungary.

With about three weeks to go, several federations have also announced their teams, and we’re expecting many more to become public in the coming weeks. A full list of all teams is below, and we’ll change the “nominative” status to official once the rosters are announced by each federation.

ARGENTINA

  • Brisa Carraro
  • Aimara Gomez
  • Rocio Saucedo

Confirmed by Brisa Carraro on Instagram Stories.

AUSTRALIA

  • Tiana Odessa
  • Lucy Stewart
  • Chloe Trisic

Confirmed by Gymnastics Australia on June 4. As of June 25, Samantha Olivier, who was originally named to the team, has withdrawn and was replaced by Lucy Stewart.

AZERBAIJAN

  • Milana Minakovskaya

Confirmed via start lists on June 27.

BELARUS

Confirmed via start lists on June 27. Anastasiya Smantsar, originally on the nominative roster, was replaced by Anastasiya Ursu.

BELGIUM

Confirmed by Gymfed on June 17.

BRAZIL

  • Christal Bezerra
  • Ana Luiza Lima
  • Julia Soares

Confirmed by the Confederação Brasileira de Ginastica on June 22. Camila Almeida is the alternate.

BULGARIA

  • Elizabet Nikolova

Confirmed via start lists on June 27.

CANADA

  • Okeri Katjivari
  • Cassie Lee
  • Clara Raposo

Confirmed by Gymnastics Canada on June 6. Leah Tindale is the alternate. Zoé Allaire-Bourgie and Kyra Cato, both originally on the nominative roster, were injured while training at Canadian Championships and had to withdraw from selection.

CHINA

Confirmed by Gymternet China on June 3. Wu Ran is the alternate.

CHINESE TAIPEI

  • Huang Tzu-Hsing

Confirmed by the Chinese Taipei Gymnastics Association on June 5.

COLOMBIA

  • Juliana Ochoa

Confirmed by the Federacion Colombiana de Gimnasia on May 21.

CYPRUS

  • Artemis Georgiou

Confirmed via start lists on June 27.

CZECH REPUBLIC

  • Lucie Trnkova

Confirmed via start lists on June 27.

DENMARK

Confirmed by GymDanmark on June 25.

ECUADOR

  • Alais Perea

Confirmed via start lists on June 27.

EGYPT

  • Jana Aboelhasan
  • Jana Mahmoud
  • Salma Melige

Confirmed via start lists on June 27. Malak El Badawy, originally on the nominative roster, was replaced by Salma Melige.

FINLAND

  • Ilona Kossila
  • Maisa Kuusikko
  • Malla Montell

Confirmed by Full Time Gymnastics on June 24.

FRANCE

  • Taïs Boura
  • Maewenn Eugene
  • Alison Faure

Confirmed by Fédération Français Gymnastique on May 24. Elise Garcia is the alternate.

GERMANY

Confirmed by the Deutscher Turner-Bund on June 14. Julia Birck, originally on the nominative roster, is the alternate.

GREAT BRITAIN

Confirmed by British Gymnastics on June 10. Halle Hilton and Ruby Stacey, originally on the nominative roster, were not named to the final team and were replaced by the Gadirova twins.

GREECE

  • Chrysa Balami
  • Asimina Sevastopoulou
  • Magdalini Tsiori

Confirmed by the Hellenic Gymnastics Federation on June 22. Vasiliki Kyrlidou, originally on the nominative roster, was not named to the final team and was replaced by Asimina Sevastopoulou.

GUATEMALA

  • Daniela Dorigoni

Confirmed via start lists on June 27.

HUNGARY

Confirmed by Matsz on June 6. Anna Szmirnov is the alternate.

ICELAND

  • Laufey Johannsdottir

Confirmed by Laufey on Instagram Stories.

ISRAEL

  • Maya Oberman-Etzion

Confirmed by Full Time Gymnastics on June 24.

ITALY

Confirmed by Federazione Ginnastica d’Italia on June 21. The alternate will be named among these four in Györ. Giulia Cotroneo, originally on the nominative roster, was not named to the final team. Veronica Mandriota is the alternate.

JAMAICA

  • Nazstazia Henry

Confirmed via start lists on June 27.

JAPAN

Confirmed via start lists on June 27. Rino Mizumura is the alternate.

KAZAKHSTAN

  • Medina Kenenbay
  • Alexandra Shametko

Confirmed via start lists on June 27.

LATVIA

  • Maija Ojere

Confirmed by Maija on Instagram Stories.

LITHUANIA

  • Ema Pleskyte

Confirmed via start lists on June 27.

MALTA

  • Ella Borg

Confirmed by TVM on June 17.

MEXICO

  • Greys Briceño
  • Marisa Miranda
  • Karla Rivera

Confirmed by Federación Mexicana de Gimnasia on June 5.

MONGOLIA

  • Munkhnaran Enkhtuvshin

Confirmed via start lists on June 27.

NORWAY

  • Julie Madsø

Confirmed by the NGTF on June 21.

PANAMA

  • Hillary Heron
  • Karla Navas

Confirmed by Joseph Putaturo on June 23.

PERU

  • Ximena Rengifo

Confirmed via start lists on June 27. Maria Zuñiga, originally on the nominative roster, was replaced by Ximena Rengifo.

POLAND

  • Dagmara Pyzio

Confirmed by Polski Zwiazek Gimnastyczny on June 16.

PORTUGAL

  • Francisca Cancela
  • Maria Mendes
  • Lia Sobral

Confirmed by Federação de Ginastica de Portugal on May 21.

ROMANIA

Confirmed by the Federatia Româna de Gimnastica on June 22. Daniela Trica is the alternate.

RUSSIA

Confirmed by Viktoria Listunova on Instagram Stories. Yana Vorona is the alternate. Olga Astafyeva, originally on the nominative roster, was not named to the final team.

SINGAPORE

  • Rachel Anne Liew
  • Kaitlyn Lim
  • Emma Yap

Confirmed via start lists on June 27.

SLOVAKIA

  • Sara Surmanova

Confirmed by Sara on Instagram Stories.

SLOVENIA

  • Zala Bedenik

Confirmed via start lists on June 27. Neza Erpic, originally on the nominative roster, was replaced by Zala Bedenik.

SOUTH KOREA

  • Hyun Jin-ju
  • Lee Da-yeong
  • Shin Sol-yi

Confirmed via start lists on June 27.

SPAIN

  • Clara Navarro
  • Berta Pujadas
  • Claudia Villalba

Confirmed by the Real Federación Española de Gimnasia on June 13. Martina Sola, originally named to the nominative roster, has been replaced by Aina Puig, who is the alternate.

SWEDEN

  • Jennifer Williams

Confirmed by Svensk Gymnastik on May 27.

TURKEY

Confirmed by Ceren Biner on June 24. Cemre Kendirci is the alternate.

UKRAINE

Confirmed via start lists on June 27.

UNITED STATES

Confirmed by USA Gymnastics on June 14. Konnor McClain is the alternate. Olivia Greaves, originally on the nominative roster, has been replaced by Sydney Barros.

UZBEKISTAN

  • Dildora Aripova
  • Anastasiya Miroshnichenko
  • Anna Silnova

Confirmed via start lists on June 27.

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56 thoughts on “The Junior World Championships Women’s Master Team List

  1. I think the Romanian team might spring a surprise. I’m unfamiliar with Trinca but the other thee gymnasts have had excellent results.

    Should be a wonderful competition

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    • Trica is really good on beam and is their national champion there. She should definitely be their alternate though. Duta, Stanciulescu and Sfiringu is a 🔥 team on beam and floor but bars could be a nightmare (Stanciulescu is decent and Duta has decent difficulty). Hopefully Duta or Stanciulescu have vault upgrades because 2 DTYs would be pretty competitive here. I think 4th place is pretty realistic for this team.

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      • I could also see them upsetting China…the Chinese team is talented but they’ll lose a lot on floor, and they don’t have the same gains on bars that the senior teams do to make up for floor. It’ll be interesting, but I could see it going either way! The “Big Four” might truly be back here.

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    • The way it looks on the spreadsheet, Olivia Greaves (the U.S. usually lists the alternate last). However, this is just a nominative list. The U.S. hasn’t named the team yet. Konnor and Kayla are locks, but I think the third spot is still up for grabs…Skye makes the most sense to me but she also has been somewhat inconsistent…but so has everyone aside from Konnor and Kayla, hahaha. So it’ll depend on how everyone does at the selection camp.

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  2. I really want Russia to pull an upset! I honestly think they are the most talented team out of them all but they’ll probably have a typical Russia melt down at the competition lol.

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      • I´m fairly unfamiliar with the new Russian talent, so, do you really think that they can upset an American team with Dicello and McClain leading the ranks? On top of that, Greaves/Blakely…
        I trust you, but are you sure? Which events do we have an edge on?

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      • Just saying, the 2018 seniors would SMOKE any team of Russians.
        Perea, Malabuyo, O’Keefe
        then there´s Eaker, McCallum, Jones, Davis; easily one of the best group of seniors in quite some time!

        Or even last year´s, with Bowers, Lee, and Wong.

        Take that, Russia.

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        • O’Keefe retired, Perea has been scoring around a 51-52 on a good day as of late, Davis has never been in the picture as a senior, Eaker still only really has beam…there are some talented young seniors in the U.S. right now but McCallum and Malabuyo are really the only ones I’d consider top strength in recent months, and also, this is a junior competition, and the Russian juniors are much stronger overall compared to the U.S. juniors right now. Urazova is the most exciting prospect since Komova, basically, which is huge. The U.S. juniors are good and consistent but they don’t have any real “stars” with the exception of McClain, who has potential to be a star in the future but isn’t quite there just yet. DiCello is super clean, Greaves and Blakely are good but not really consistent…it’s just a super inexperienced group of juniors right now and it’s showed in some of their performances so far this year. There’s still potential to win at junior worlds, but if all of the Russians hit and all of the U.S. girls hit, the Russians will win.

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      • I guess it depends on how they transition to the senior ranks and the types of injuries they might sustain. Russia has had a great many talented juniors that never amount to much as seniors due to illness, injury, Rodionenko treatment, grow spurts, etc.

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      • I think the U.S. still has the edge for a few more years at the senior level because (a) depth, and (b) consistency, which have been Russia’s biggest problems basically since they stopped being the Soviet Union…they have a bunch of really strong juniors but then behind like 5 or 6 girls, the rest of the juniors are getting 48s, whereas the U.S. has maybe 2 juniors who can score a 55, and then 50 juniors who can score a 50+ and have potential for more as they grow. That’s the biggest difference, and if Russia loses even one gymnast they’re scrambling to even reach the podium, but the U.S. has so many replacement options, they can still be a legit medal threat.

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  3. Is this gonna be a close contest like less than 2 points separating each podium position or will this be another 8 point thing between first and second?

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    • It’s definitely going to be close, and actually I think the Russians have a better shot at winning, if they hit. This Russian team is vastly more talented than the best junior U.S. team that exists right now, but the U.S. girls are much better at hitting consistently…so it could still be a toss-up, but if the Russians hit, they’ve got it.

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      • So, does this signal that the days of everyone fighting for 2nd and 3rd behind the automatic/guaranteed US gold, are over, post 2020?

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        • It really depends. Losing Simone basically means losing a good 2 points at least off the team total, but the USA’s strength isn’t just a Simone thing, it’s a “when the hell was the LAST time a US gymnast fell in a major international team final??” thing. The USA has so much depth and consistency that if we lost Simone to injury, we could replace her with an AAer who would score similarly to the rest of the girls on the team (even if not to Simone herself), whereas with most other programs, if you lose your star, you’re screwed. Russia and maybe Japan are probably in the best shape depth-wise aside from the US, but their B-teams are probably comparatively weaker than ours, at least a bit. If the USA keeps hitting in team finals and keeps its depth up, they’re still going to be the ones to beat IMO.

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    • 2012 wasn’t thaaaat big of an upset. That team was STRONG. Ponor, Izbasa, Iordache and Bulimar is a pretty damn formidable group then you have world floor silver medalist doing bars.

      2008 though was insane and I’m so glad they pulled that off. Tamarjan really was the unsung hero of that team hitting all 4 events really well in the team final. It’s insane how good she looked compared to 2007.

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      • I guess you’re right. They were VERY strong on BB and FX and pretty good on vault, too. I just think that bars put them in such a hole (it was telling that Russia could Russia and fall a bunch and still beat a hitting Romania by a large-ish amount) that if China had hit, I think they might have had the edge…

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        • It didn’t help Romania that Russia had 2 Amanars, that Izbasa didn’t do the Mustafina, meaning Romania was 1.4 back in D on vault, then like 5 points back on bars. Romania absolutely wrecked them on beam and floor though.

          What are your opinions on the 2008 Romanian team? (why the fuck didn’t Dragoi get used on beam in team finals or Acatrinei on floor both instead of Nistor?!)

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        • I know, Romania beat the crap out of them on beam and floor in 2012!

          I think that 2008 was kind of a confusing year for their team, ahaha. Yeah, I’ve always been thoroughly confused as to why Dragoi didn’t get put up on beam in tf when she made beam finals?! As for floor, I personally would’ve put Acatrinei on floor over Nistor, but I see where the coaches came from. Nistor had a relatively high D score there, and she was kinda the veteran that they trusted to hit when they needed (think Simone on bars in the 2016 TF over Hernandez). Also, holy crap they need to thank their lucky stars that they squeaked out four hits from Ana Maria Tamarjan in the TF.

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    • Yeah, I thought she was a lock! According to instagram, they were selecting for EYOF and Worlds at the same camp, so they may have just put the same names as place markers for both I suppose.

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      • That makes sense…I know a few other teams are leaving some talent behind here to focus on EYOF, specifically if they have a better chance at medaling in a European competition compared to a worldwide one.

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  4. US Juniors have some girls capable of high scores on bars (Greeves),Vault (DiCello and McClain),and beam (McClain),but it seems that floor is where its lacking with the juniors right now. We might see some tumbling upgrades from these girls in the coming season, but none of them seems to have the skill set + performance ability that someone like Laurie Hernandez had in 2016. Who do you see of all the upcoming juniors (not just this junior worlds team) might have the capability to become a real star on floor?

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  5. Lauren ,
    I know it’s a tough call but between Urazova and Listunova who do you think will be a bigger star if they bioth stay healthy?
    I like listunova style . What is either one’s edge over the other ?

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    • I actually LOVE Listunova…I think right now Urazova is a bit more talented and closer to being *there* in terms of being on her way to being a big star, but I hope Listunova continues to get even better, and since she turns senior in 2021, she’ll have a good early part of the quad to start to dominate at the senior level which could be awesome. I’m so here for a Listunova/McClain AA battle at 2021 worlds.

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    • Her form at FIT wasn’t good, while Daniela Trica debuted a 5.4D floor routine and scored the highest among all juniors. Trica is also able to do a 6.0D BB (though she had like 2 falls lol). I think Duta might be replaced by Trica on the final roster. I also really like her floor and it would be quite unfortunate if she’s replaced.

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  8. I don’t exactly know about this since I’m quite new to Junior Gymnastics, but is Junior WC a big thing??

    I kinda don’t know because some top countries (like US) sending their “B team” (I suppose? Because I never heard of them beside Kayla Dicello) but China is sending like their bestEST (😂) juniors (like Guan Chenchen and Ou Yushan!? They’re like the best especially in beam that they can challenge seniors).

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  10. Yeah but there are comments on YouTube saying the best juniors didn’t even compete/even if they did they didn’t do their best on trials so the top 3 on trials are not necessarily the best of the best …

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