Euros 2015: WAG AA Qualification results


Today saw the women enter the arena for the All Around and Event Finals qualification.

Missing were two big names in particular who were bound to qualify for, let alone top, the All Around competition as well as undoubtedly qualify for the majority of the Event Finals. Larisa Iordache and Aliya Mustafina are sitting out Europeans this year. With the inaugural European Games looming and the all important pre- Olympic World Championships following in October, it is vital that both are healthy and ready to help lead their nations to Olympic qualification success in Glasgow. Given her steady success rate over the last 2 years, Spain’s Roxana Popa may have had a large part to play in the medal rankings this year.

Today’s All Around placings were led by Russia’s Maria Kharenkova who secured top of the ladies ahead of Switzerlands Giulia Steingruber (unofficial 2nd AA 2014 ECh) and Great Britain’s Ellie Downie (2014 silver AA, Jnr ECh) secured herself an incredible third place in qualification with team mates Claudia Fragapane and Amy Tinkler slotting into 5th and 6th place respectively. Of course Tinkler, despite her great ranking, falls suit to the 2 per country rule and will not advance to the AA final, unless either of her team mates is forced to withdraw due to injury.

The Italian’s had a good day with their 4 gymnasts ranking in the top 13 AA but only 2 can advance to the finals. Predictably 2007 AA ECh Vanessa Ferrari was one of the four ranking 10th with Erika Fasana wedged between Downie and Fragapane for 4th place. Martina Rizelli and Carlotta Ferlito ranked 12th and 13th respectively but will both miss the final.

Portugals Anna Filipa Martins certainly impressed, locking herself into 7th place with the Netherlands rising star Eythora Thorsdottir taking 8th. Overall the Netherlands had a successful All Around qualification with their three AA gymnasts ranking within the top 24, Van Klaveren in 21st and  Supriana in 19th.

Laura Jurca (16th) and Diana Bulimar (14th) secured AA spots for Romania. The ever wonderful Marta Pihan Kulesza, who was 3rd in the unofficial AA at the 2014 ECh’s, ranked 11th with France also qualifying Loan His and Claire Martin to the AA final. Germany lacked a large presence this year with Elisabeth Seitz sitting out Europeans, yet 15 year old Pauline Tratz made a statement, qualifying for the final in her first European Championships. (results above are all before 2 per country rule is applied)

  1. Maria Kharenkova RUS 57.698
  2. Giulia Steingruber SUI 56.965
  3. Ellie Downie GBR 56.190
  4. Erika Fasana ITA 56.040
  5. Claudia Fragapane GBR 55.031
  6. Ana Filipa Martins POR 54.698
  7. Eythora Thorsdottir NED 54.683
  8. Daria Spiridonova RUS 54.673
  9. Vanessa Ferrari ITA 54.558
  10. Marta Pihan – Kulesza POL 54.532
  11. Diana Bulimar ROU 54.198
  12. Loan His FRA 53.633
  13. Laura Jurca ROU 53.332
  14. Jonna Adlerteg SWE 53.332
  15. Claire Martins FRA 52.675
  16. Dyonnailys Supriana NED 52.765
  17. Jessica Diacci SUI 52.699
  18. Pauline Tratz GER 52.399
  19. Ainhoa Carmona Urbano ESP 52.098
  20. Ana Perez Campos ESP 51.599
  21. Houry Gebeshian ARM 51.165
  22. Barbora Mokosova SVK 51.031
  23. Krystyna Sankova UKR 50.933
  24. Kitti Honti HUN 50.466

Full results can be viewed here.





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