The German team had started quite well on rings with
steady routines without major mistakes. However, deficits in the quality
and sovereignty of the strength elements are obvious. (Kwiatkowski,
On vault Thomas
Andergassen nailed the landing of his Tsukahara – double salto bw.
tucked perfectly! Ronny Ziesmer, however, landed his “Roche“ quite
low. Sven Kwiatkowski then again sticked the landing of his layout
On bars – first apparatus for Dmitri Nonin from Berlin –
he started a bit insecure with his combination at the beginning of
basket – ˝ turn – basket – ˝ turn, but improved afterwards.
On high bar head
coach Rainer Hansche has decided that Thomas Andergassen won’t start
on this apparatus which means he won’t compete an all-around. The
content of his routine ( only a picked Voronin as flight element) is not
strong enough to support the team with it. He was replaced by Tom
Neubert from Chemnitz who had presented one of the best routines on
high- bar during the ECh- preparations. However, today he had a fall
from the apparatus. “That sensitizes for the competition...!“, the
rest of the team said.
very hard and difficult to get used to it - is the weakest apparatus of
the German team. Here, Ronny Ziesmer presented the best routine.
Andergassen showed his routine with a slightly decreased level of
difficulty, Kwiatkowski went through his routine well.
On pommel horse the
Germans (after more than 4 hours in the competition venue!) looked a bit
like they couldn’t take it anymore. Kwiatkowski, Nonin, Andergassen
– all three of them mainly had problems with their dismounts, this
will certainly improve during the competition. So Sven Kwiatkowski is
the only German gymnast who competes a full all-around which means he
will have the chance to qualify for the all-around final.
Rainer Hanschke: “The team competition is absolutely the most
important. We will fight for rank 6...!”
All in all, with the new modus of 3/3 – which means all scores will count – a very exciting competition can be expected, maybe more exciting than ever before in the history of the European Championships since 1994.