Nominative World Teams released

2011 ART WCH Tokyo (JPN)

Full Twist has been keeping an eye on the FIG website on the look out for news on the teams for the World Championships to continue adding to our list in the post “A Nation Decided“. A nominative list has been released with many countries listing teams.

Most countries have not officially released the names of their team members but the nominative lists might give us an idea. The USA Team is the most interesting. We have listed the teams that we think that gymnastics fans will be most interested in.

Australia WAG:

  • Lauren Mitchell
  • Mary Anne Monckton
  • Georgia Rose Brown
  • Ashleigh Brennan
  • Larissa Miller

China WAG:

  • Yao Jinnan
  • Tan Sixin
  • Sui Lu
  • He Kexin
  • Jiang Yuyuan
  • Wu Liufang
  • Huang Qiushuang (reserve)
Spain WAG:
  • Ana Maria Izurieta
  • Maria Paula Vargas
  • Beatriz Cuesta
  • Claudia Menendez Gonzalez
  • Silvia Colussi Pelaez
  • Ainhoa Carmona Urbano
France WAG:
  • Rose Eliandre Bellmare
  • Marine Brevet
  • Youna Dufournet
  • Aurelie Malaussena
  • Marine Petit
  • Sophia Serseri
Great Britain WAG:
  • Niamh Rippin (listed as reserve)
  • Beth Tweddle
  • Hannah Whelan
  • Jenni Pinches
  • Danusia Francis
  • Becky Downie
  • Imogen Cairns
Italy WAG:
  • Vanessa Ferrari
  • Carlotta Ferlito
  • Elisabetta Preziosa
  • Giorgia Campana
  • Chiara Gandolfi
  • Emily Armi
Netherlands WAG:
  • Celine Van Gerner
  • Joy Rianne Goedkoop
  • Wyomi Masela
  • Yvette Moshage
  • Marlies Rijken
  • Lieke Wevers
Romania WAG:
  • Sandra Izbasa
  • Ana Porgras
  • Diana Maria Chelaru
  • Elena Amelia Racea
  • Raluca Haidu
  • Diana Bulimar
Russia WAG:
  • Alyona Polyan (reserve)
  • Ksenia Afanasyeva
  • Viktoria Komova
  • Anna Dementieva
  • Yulia Belokobylskaya
  • Tatiana Nabieva
  • Yulia Inshina
Ukraine WAG:
  • Yana Demyanchuk
  • Angelina Kysla
  • Alina Fomenko
  • Mariya Luvchikova
  • Yevheniya Cherniy
  • Nataliya Kononenko
  • Sabrina Vega (listed as reserve)
  • Mc Kayla Maroney
  • Alexandra Raisman
  • Jordyn Wieber
  • Alicia Sacramone
  • Mackenzie Caquatto
  • Anna Li
John Geddert is listed as travelling to Tokyo which should be a big boost to the team, as is Alicia Sacramone’s coach Mihai Brestyan. But no Memmel or Johnson on the Worlds team, what do you think about that? The USA girls are currently attending a Worlds Selection Training Camp at the Karolyi Ranch. The final team will be announced on September 21st.
What do you think of the above lists?
They’re nominative, so yet to be confirmed but does anyone surprise you that is left off a team or who has been put on a team?
Leave a comment below.


  1. Marieke says:

    I am surprised that Shawn Johnson was left off given her performance at VISA’s. But she may just need more time for her floor routine at this point. I hope she is able to make a comeback.

  2. mina says:

    I think memmel or shawn should be a reserve because they are dependable veterans over vega. I also think that Ann Li is very risky even though she has a good bar set , I would like to see girls who can contribute in more events.

  3. Nick says:

    I’m kinda worried about Anna at the moment. She has a well put together bar routine, but seems to miss a skill here or there that can cost her and possibly the team total. But giving that this isn’t the official list I’m not entirely worried. Especially at the fact that the first selection camp just started, so between now and the 2nd one many things can change. I think that Shawn or Chellsie may end up on the team if they can hit, hit, hit at the selection camps. They could be a reserve, or Chellsie could take Anna’s spot because she can contribute to more then just on event, and Shawn could be the reserve. There are so many different things that can happen so it’s hard to say.

  4. Amy says:


    I was so upset when I read from off Chinagymnastics blog, regarding the nominative team China for the 2011 World Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo (Oct).

    Yang Yilin was not on the list (she wasn’t even a reserve).

    Does anyone know what happened? I want to know so bad. I was really hoping that she’d make the team, and became so sad when I didn’t see her name.

    Please don’t get me wrong, I truely admire all gymnasts for their hard work and dedication, I guess I just had really high hopes for Yang Yilin, as I had seen her compete (via YouTube) in the Japan not too long ago, and she seemed to be travelling along really well.

    I would truely appreciate any help =)

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