Road To London: The Olympians

18.01.12 London O2 Arena the qualifications for the Olympic Games are over, after Montpellier 5 individuals and 4 groups qualified at the Test Event. Between the individualists the silver medalist of the world championship in Montpellier Daria Kondakova, who presented her new program and won the competition.

In the picture from the left Ganna Rizatdinova (UKR) silver medal, Daria Kondakova (RUS) gold medal and Anna Alyabyeva (KAZ) bronze medal in the AA final, here the results:

1 KONDAKOVA Daria RUS 110.450
2 RIZATDINOVA Ganna UKR 108.750
3 ALYABYEVA Anna KAZ 108.075

4 RODRIGUEZ Carolina ESP 107.400
5 TRIKOMITI Chrystalleni CYP 106.550
6 PISCUPESCU Alexandra ROU 105.400
8 FEBBO Federica ITA 101.650
9 RAKHMATOVA Djamila UZB 101.600
10 VASS Dora HUN 100.850

Despite the final the qualified gymnasts are Alyabyeva Anna, Rizatdinova Ganna, Rodriguez Carolina, Trikomiti Chrystalleni, Berezko-Marggrander Jana. Great disappointment for Alexandra Piscupescu, who lost her ticket to London and placed 7th.

Spain dominates in the group competition and gained her ticket for the Olympics followed by Ukraine (in the photo), Israel and Greece. Here the results from the All Around competition:

1 Spain 53.250
2 Israel 50.525
3 France 50.400
3 Greece 50.400

5 SUI – Switzerland 50.100
6 UKR – Ukraine 49.650
7 AZE – Azerbaijan 47.250
8 GBR – Great Britain 47.200

Check the complete list. Good Luck to all this wonderful gymnasts!
Pictures by Tom Theobald.