More Dutch drama

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Yet again there is MORE drama in the Dutch camp. 2010 and 2011 World Championships team member Celine Van Gerner has seen similarities to Jeffrey Wammes case that was brought against the KNGU recently and felt the need to state her case. Van Gerner did not compete in January London 2012 test Event due to injury, she under went surgery on November 8th following the Tokyo World Championships, which proved to be a big loss for the Dutch as she is their strongest gymnast.

It was decided in February that team mate Wyomi Masela would be the Netherlands sole female gymnast at this summers Olympic Games, Masela competed at the Test Event placing 33rd in the All Around behind Lisa Top who ranked 26th.In Tokyo, Van Gerner was the only Dutch female gymnast to make it through to the  top 20 in the All Around competition. where she placed17th.

Van Gerner is scheduled to compete in the Cottbus Cup later this month and expects to be fully fit for the Olympic Games although the KNGU does not agree.

 

The question is, will Van Gerner go down the same route as Wammes and have the decision over ruled in court? What do you think? Who do you think deserves the one and only place, Celine Van Gerner or Wyomi Masela? Leave a comment below.

Via de Stentor

2 Comments

  1. sherajn says:

    I think celine. She has proven herself at worlds. I personaly think worlds had btter competition tan the test event.

  2. Laura says:

    This makes it seem like they are leaning towards Masela (or have chosen her): http://www.nu.nl/sport/2763963/turnbond-geeft-van-gerner-geen-nieuwe-kans-spelen.html

    I remember reading something that said that Celine HAD THE SPOT prior to the test event when they knew that she was going to miss it. It seems like they saw that Masela medaled at the test event and quickly decided to send her. In my opinion, this is a gigantic mistake and is unfair to Celine. She has made the all around final at two world championships, and beat Masela on every event except for vault at 2011 worlds.

    Basically, what they are doing is taking a gymnast who might make vault finals (her highest test event scores would have had her 8th in 2010, out of finals in 2011) with no medal hope with a gymnast who should easily make the all around final and has a chance (although smaller than Masela’s on vault) at making bars, beam or floor finals. She has finished as high as 16th on bars, 20th on beam and 9th on floor at worlds. The results back up Celine’s case.

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