Challenge Cup Continues in Osijek This Weekend

Ana Derek

The second challenge cup of the season is set to take place in Osijek, Croatia this weekend, where 2020 Olympians Tin Srbic and Teja Belak headline a talented field that includes many other standouts from the country and the region.

Many of the usual suspects from this year’s world cup circuit are back, but this will also be our first international look at a number of competitors this season, and in addition to many veterans, we’re also going to get a glimpse of several young up-and-coming talents, especially on the women’s side.

I’m also personally excited to see the Austrian debut of Carina Kröll, a challenge cup gold medalist and former German standout who swapped her nationality last year. The trio of Dutch newcomers will also be fun, and this meet will mark the FIG senior debut for Romania’s Ana Maria Barbosa, who competed in Jesolo a couple of months ago and will now hope to add some more experience going into Euros and worlds.

Qualifications begin in Osijek on June 9 and continue to June 10, with finals held over the weekend, including women’s vault and bars and men’s floor, pommels, and p-bars on June 11, and then women’s beam and floor and men’s vault, rings, and high bar on June 12. Live scores will be available here.

A full list of nominative competitors is below.

AUSTRALIA
Tyson Bull
James Hardy
Vedant Sawant
AUSTRIA
Alexandra Benda
Xheni Dyrmishi
Vinzenz Höck
Jakob Lindlbauer
Ricardo Rudy
Selina Kickinger
Carina Kröll
Jasmin Mader
AZERBAIJAN
Javidan Babayev
Nikita Simonov
Ivan Tikhonov
BRAZIL
Lucas Bitencourt
Josue Heliodoro
Luis Porto
Caio Souza
BULGARIA
Yordan Aleksandrov
Teodor Trifonov
Valentina Georgieva
CHILE
Luciano Letelier
Ignacio Varas
Barbara Achondo
Franchesca Santi
CROATIA
Aurel Benovic
Robert Seligman
Tin Srbic
Filip Ude
Ana Derek
Antea Ercegovic
Tijana Korent
Christina Zwicker
CZECH REPUBLIC
Aneta Holasova
Lucie Marikova
Dominika Ponizilova
GEORGIA
Ani Gobadze
GERMANY
Tom Schultze
Dario Sissakis
Pauline Schäfer
Sarah Voss
GREAT BRITAIN
Cameron Lynn
GUATEMALA
Jorge Vega Lopez
HONG KONG
Ha Shu Fai
Mui Feng Julian
Lee Man Ching Cass
HUNGARY
Krisztian Balazs
Adam Dobrovitz
Krisztofer Meszaros
Benedek Tomcsanyi
Lilla Makai
Bianka Schermann
Zoja Szekely
Hanna Szujo
ISRAEL
Artem Dolgopyat
Pavel Gulidov
Andrey Medvedev
Alexander Myakinin
Ron Pyatov
KYRGYZSTAN
Matthew Kapp
LATVIA
Dmitrijs Mickevics
Ricards Plate
NETHERLANDS
Esmee Beekhuis
Celine Kusters
Sam van der Hilst
ROMANIA
Razvan-Denis Marc
Emilian Neagu
Ana Maria Barbosu
Andreea Preda
Silviana Sfiringu
SERBIA
Ivan Dejanovic
Dusan Dordevic
Srecko Stojadinovic
Petar Vefic
Petar Velickovic
Andjela Djurdjevic
Nada Ristic
Nina Sabic
Kristina Zivadinovic
SLOVENIA
Luka Bojanc
Nikolaj Bozic
Luka Kisek
Zala Bedenik
Teja Belak
Lucija Hribar
Tjasa Kysselef
SOUTH AFRICA
Zelme Daries
Shante Koti
Caelin Mayers
Buhle Nhleko
SWEDEN
Karl Idesjö
David Rumbutis
William Sundell
Kim Wanström
Alva Eriksson
Emelie Westlund
Nathalie Westlund
SWITZERLAND
Andrin Frey
Moreno Kratter
Noe Seifert
TURKEY
Ferhat Arican
Adem Asil
Ibrahim Colak
Ahmet Önder
Sevgi Kayisoglu
Bilge Tarhan
Göksu Üctas Sanli
Bengisu Yildiz
UKRAINE
Petro Pakhniuk
Igor Radivilov
UNITED STATES
Ian Lasic-Ellis

Article by Lauren Hopkins

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