Baku World Challenge Cup preview

The weekend February 19th-21st will see the worlds top gymnasts descend on Baku, Azerbaijan as the World Cup circuit gets underway with the Baku World Challenge Cup.

The roster for the WAG session is as follows:

  1. Elisa Haemmerle (AUT)
  2. Lisa Ecker (AUT)
  3. Mariia Smirnova (AZB)
  4. Marina Nekrasova (AZB)
  5. Kristina Pravdina (AZB)
  6. Yuliya Inshina (AZB)
  7. Flavia Saraiva (BRA)
  8. Rebecca DeAndrade (BRA)
  9. Lina Philipp (GER)
  10. Florine Harder (GER)
  11. Dorine Boeczoego (HUN)
  12. Tzuf Feldon (ISR)
  13. Tjasa Kysselef (SLO)
  14. Lana Voler (SLO)
  15. Lara Omahen (SLO)
  16. Emma Larsson (SWE)
  17. Ekin Morova (TUR)
  18. Demet Mutlu (TUR)
  19. Tutya Yilmaz (TUR)
  20. Yana Horokhova (UKR)
  21. Oksana Chusovitna (UZB)
  22. Dilnoza Abdusalimova (UZB)

Gymnasts to watch are the two Brazilians, 2014 Youth Olympic Games gold medalist, Flavia Saraiva and 2014 Junior Pan American Championships silver medalist, Rebecca DeAndrade, who both hope to get their Olympic year off to a flying start this weekend as they prepare for their home Olympics. Others to watch are Dorine Boeczoego of Hungary who’s beam work is exquisite and World and Olympic Champion, Oksana Chusovitina who has been on a whistle stop tour of every gymnastics competition in the globe in recent weeks. Also new senior, Yana Horokhova of Ukraine is a beautiful gymnast that should be watched and taken note of.

More information including the schedule and photos are available on the Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation website.

The schedule is as follows:

http://www.agf.az/articles.php?sec_id=3&item_id=20160201033105452&section=program

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