Turning Senior in 2022

Ana Barbosu

In just two short weeks, tons of international elites 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 2006, listed in alphabetical order by country. Note that this list includes everyone who has competed at the national level in their respective programs, but many gymnasts listed are not on the national team and may not ever compete internationally. Additionally, while everyone on this list has competed within the past two years, there is a chance that some have possibly retired since last competing. We include everyone just in case, however, and you can feel free to let us know in the comments if we’ve missed anyone. Who are you most excited to see?

ARGENTINA
Ana Arosteguy
Ambar Centurion
Magdalena Gaido
AUSTRALIA
Sumer Daly
Olena Edmeades
Chloe Saliaris
AUSTRIA
Sara-Grace Carabasa
Lara Denk
Victoria Frühlbauer
Sonja Gössler
Jaqueline Kostelac
Collien Mörz
Ella Rief
Lilia Rief
Berta Schwaninger
Annalena Sutter
BELARUS
Daryna Luzko
Maryia Maksimchik
Diyana Pilovets
Yelizaveta Pulukchu
Adelina Rylko
Viktoriya Shpakouskaya
Kseniya Shumakovskaya
Palina Shyshanau
Sofiya Slutskaya
BELGIUM
Sarah Deschuyteneer
Alice Francoy
Zsofi Verleden
BRAZIL
Isabel Ferreira
Luisa Maia
Gabriela Reis
Ingrid Ribeiro
Mirella Santos
BULGARIA
Valentina Georgieva Viktoria Glavtcheva
CANADA
Hannah Buchmann
Rébéka Groulx
Athena Hutchinson
Bailey Inglis
Amy Jorgensen
Jenna Lalonde
Natasha Lopez
Eva-Rose Lupien
Ava-Lee MacLean
Ella Mayerhofer
Marie Millette
Jordanna Phillis
Grace Slaunwhite
Yurina Soya
Sofia Spadafora
Virginie Therrien
Jenna Timmons
Aurelie Tran
Emma Trollip
Alexa Tucker
Alicia Wendland
CHILE
Lia Donalicio
Martina Flores
Mel Howard
Agustina Moreno
Maria Orellana
Martina Sanhueza
CHINA
Gong Yifan
Guo Enxi
Han Han
Hu Linhexing
Huang Na
Huang Yuehua
Huang Zhicheng
Jiang Meina
Jin Binjie
Kang Jiamei
Kong Fanfan
Li Xi
Liang Dishi
Liao Jiajie
Liao Xinyu
Lin Haibin
Liu Siyu
Liu Xinyu
Liu Zixuan
Lyu Junliang
Shang Zhirou
Sun Yuxuan
Tan Yuhan
Wang Guoyi
Wang Mengzhen
Wang Shuliu
Xu Yueyue
Yi Luolingxi
Zhang Di
Zhang Shiyi
Zuo Tong
COLOMBIA
Mariana Barragan
Karen Cubillos
Daira Lamadrid
Maria Jose Rodriguez
COSTA RICA
Mariana Ureña
CROATIA
Magdalena Jurina
Nika Kukuljan Frleta
Emi Matoscevic
Katerina Strinic
CZECH REPUBLIC
Denisa Chaloupkova
Kristina Civelova
Nela Kaplanova
Lucie Marikova
Klara Peterkova
Sara Prochazkova
Nela Stepandova
Agata Stryhalova
DENMARK
Marie Henriksen Lili Sørensen
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Karla Polanco
ECUADOR
Ashley Bohorquez Nicole Llugcha
EL SALVADOR
Isabela Chavez Valeria Reyes
FINLAND
Nanna Halme
Sofia Kivekäs
Sara Laiho
Nona Lilja
Jemina Phan
Anna Sipilä
Inka Takalo
Anni Vuorikoski
FRANCE
Sophie Barbelet
Carla Cardoso
Rosane Dubard Berby
Lucia Dul
Kloe Gausselan-Cresson
Louna Hamames Moallic
Capucine Jezequel
Livane Masse
Kaylia Nemour
Cypriane Pilloy
Maily Planckeel
Louane Versaveau
Coline Weber
GEORGIA
Ani Gobadze
GERMANY
Marie Madeleine Ahr
Salina Bousmayo
Olga Burger
Julia Dumrath
Bea Fichtner
Finia Friedländer
Xenia Ginter
Thea Klämt
Maike Knaak
Anna-Lena König
Fina Körber
Pia Meier
Lucia Meyer
Linnea Rein
Aurelia Remplik
Amelie Schmitt
Luana Sensing
Felia Straub
Paula Vega Tarrago
Anna Wager
Leonie Wenning
GREAT BRITAIN
Mia Evans
Tommera Hendricks
Willow Hughes
Bethan Light
Dixie Lindsay
Jea Maracha
Mercedes Moore
Paige Moroney
Poppy Stickler
Gabriella Williams
GREECE
Ourania Athanasopoulou
Eleni Charalampidou
Michaela Faitatzoglou
Anna Maria Michalakou
Nantia Nikolaidi
Areti Pagoni
Ekaterini Pomaki
Fani Trevlopoulou
HUNGARY
Kira Balazs
Anna Barlabas
Flora Beke
Greta Gaspar
Reka Madai
Lilla Makai
Bianka Marcsok
Greta Mayer
Nora Peresztegi
Hanna Tüzes
ICELAND
Dagny Axelsdottir
Viktoria Benonysdottir
Freyja Hannesdottir
Svanhildur Hlynsdottir
ITALY
Angela Andreoli
Diana Barbanotti
Manila Esposito
Giorgia Leone
Rebecca More
JAMAICA
Alana Walker
JAPAN
Hono Gondo
KAZAKHSTAN
Yeseniya Toishubekova Nailya Yerimbetova
LATVIA
Anastasija Ananjeva
Rudite Bankova
Darja Elbe
Marija Grigorjeva
Nadina Karacenka
Sabine Plukse
Viktoriia Racina
Apolinariia Resetnikova
LITHUANIA
Gyte Bikinaite
Gabriele Kanciute
Paulina Kausikaite
Mija Makcinske
Gabija Sajute
MALTA
Tara Vella Clark
MEXICO
Arantza Buendia
Mariangela Flores
Marianna Malpica
Joselyn Martinez
NETHERLANDS
Milana Emans
Celine Kusters
Hope Meijer
Casey-Jane Meuleman
Mara Slippens
Floor Slooff
Summer van den Hurk
Sam van der Hilst
Ines van Son
Franka Wiegers
Sanne Zijlstra
NEW ZEALAND
Reece Cobb Keira Rolston-Larking
NORWAY
Olivia Bergem
Amalie Dalene
Hedda Folden
Madelen Leitner
Scarlett Rennesund
Kaja Vika
PERU
Chris Centeno Karol Zuñiga
POLAND
Maja Bardadyn
Anna Gemza
Weronika Olszynska
Katarzyna Porabka
Martyna Swiatek
Martyna Szumna
Monika Wisniewska
PUERTO RICO
Andrea Perez Karina Vega
ROMANIA
Ana Maria Barbosu
Shakira Cantaragiu
Bianca Costea
Andreea Preda
Iulia Trestianu
Ana Maria Turcu
RUSSIA
Karina Baimakova
Tatiana Beloborodova
Ksenia Blokhina
Olga Borisova
Anastasia Chubyr
Lyubov Galyuzhina
Kamilla Kasimova
Daria Kazakova
Daria Kholopova
Daria Korochanskaya
Valeria Kovalenko
Marina Malyukevich
Nabi Madina Mokhammad
Polina Mosalygina
Viktoria Mukha
Daria Ozhigova
Maria Parkulab
Evgenia Pavshukova
Polina Potapova
Nina Puzatikova
Anastasia Rasseykina
Anastasia Savelyeva
Ursula Shakirova
Viktoria Shchetinina
Anastasia Sosunova
Viktoria Suvorova
Ekaterina Tretyakova
Maria Tretyakova
Sofia Tryastsina
Daria Yegorycheva
SINGAPORE
Aryanna Shetty
SLOVAKIA
Nina Galatova
SLOVENIA
Ziva Konic
Lea Koren
Tia Pavlin Zakovsek
Zala Trtnik
SOUTH AFRICA
Isabella Böttger
Tyde Cooper
Shanté Koti
SPAIN
Carla Cerezo
Helena Lucas
Alexia Sentias
TURKEY
Melike Cimen
Zeren Gürses
Beyza Özen
Ecemnur Sarikaya
Derin Tanriyasükür
Ayse Naz Topograf
Bengisu Yildiz
UKRAINE
Daniela Batrona
Ruslana Beztilna
Margaryta Chorna
Mariia Dolenko
Anna Fidyra
Yuliia Kasianenko
Anna Khizhnyak
Daria Lyska
Polina Sakhno
Nastya Zadrovna
UNITED STATES
Ella Beck
Annabelle Behrhorst
Sophia Bell
Chesney Bennett
Takoda Berry
Charlotte Booth
Kailin Chio
Chloe Cho
Adriana Consoli
Amelia Disidore
Jordis Eichman
Leah Fontaine
Ryan Fuller
Katelyn Jong
Levi Jung-Ruivivar
Delanie Kelly
Olivia Kelly
Isabella Kenny
Carmela Keuneke
Hailey Kriz
Kaliya Lincoln
Reina Marchal
Nola Matthews
Marissa Neal
Peyton Novinger
Genesis PeBenito
Brooke Pierson
Jessica Reith
Camryn Richardson
Joscelyn Roberson
Sarah Saville
Piper Slocum
Ashlee Sullivan
Kaetlyn Tenesch
Lundyn Vandertoolen
Paityn Walker
Kaylee Wilson
Chloe Womeldorph
Eleanor Wyly
VENEZUELA
Jariagne Sanchez

10 thoughts on “Turning Senior in 2022

    • I know, there’s usually such a journey you see them take throughout their junior careers…watching Junior Pan Ams this year I was like…okay I’ve never heard of ANY of these gymnasts, aside from the Americans, Brazilians, and the one Canadian. It’s wild! I think COVID also kept most under the radar in terms of doing bigger skills, so it could be very surprising who ends up being a thing on the senior circuit. So excited…but my money’s on Ana Barbosu and Angela Andreoli as the two who will have the biggest impact for their countries. Also excited to see what lots of the talented U.S. girls end up doing!

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        • SAME. I feel like unlike some of the recent new seniors from Romania (Sfiringu, Stanciulescu, Ceplinschi), Barbosu may have a bit more talent and ability to upgrade as a senior? I feel like the most promising juniors just didn’t have that next level in them to be competitive at the senior level but I feel differently about Barbosu. I hope I’m right…she’s too good to get ‘stuck’ with junior-level difficulty or to be hit with a million injuries.

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        • Nemour has had two knee surgeries these last few months (her last competitive appearance is French Nationals in june) and has to rest a bit. She is not expected to compete until next summer AFAIK
          France’s depth is right now good .. so no need to rush her comeback.
          2024 is still THE target for her though

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