18. May 2007  
Salzburg / Austria  
Wheel Gymnastics

7th Wheel Gymnastics WCh: Team and Junior Gold Medals for Germany - GYMfamily Event -

The 7th World Championships in wheel gymnastics were continued today with the  all-round competitions of the junior gymnasts.

In the male juniors' class, Robert Maaser (Germany) dominated the field scoring 26.75 points, beating Ido Leviatov from Israel (22.65 points).
Achim Pitz from Belgium came third, scoring 22.00 points.

Victoria Henninghausen (GER) scored 24.65 points to become the female juniors' world champion, with her team mates Maren Opfermann (24.15 points) and Mareike Jochem (23.95 points) coming second and third.

Germany won World Champions Gold in Teams

Robert Maaser (GER)

As well as in the all-round competitions of the juniors and seniors that have taken place sofar, Germany also secured the gold medal in the team event, scoring 64.05 points. The teams from Japan (2nd place, 60.15 points) and the Netherlands (3rd, 57.95 points) however made it quite clear that they mean to put up a fight for the medals in the apparatus finals of the juniors and seniors.

>> All the athletes and the committee of the IRV are extremely impressed with the Austrian organisers who have provided excellent conditions both concerning the accommodation and the framework for the competitons in Salzburg. 

7th Wheel Gymnastics World Championships
- 16th to 19th May 2007, Salzburg (Austria)


All Around Men Junior

1. Robert Maaser (GER) - 26,75 Punkte
2. Ido Levitov (ISR) - 22,65 Punkte
3. Achim Pitz (BEL) - 22,00 Punkte
4. Patrick Scholtke (GER) - 21,60 Punkte
5. Markus Büttner (GER) - 21,55 Punkte
All Around Men Junior

All Around Women Junior

1. Victoria Hennighausen (GER) - 24,65 Punkte
2. Maren Opfermann (GER) - 24,15 Punkte
3. Mareike Jochen (GER) - 24,15 Punkte
4. Michelle Nowarra (GER) - 22,95 Punkte
5. Melissa Fiallo (FRA) - 22,55 Punkte
All Around Women Junior

Final Team

1. Deutschland - 64,05 Punkte
2. Japan - 60,15 Punkte
3. Niederlande - 57,95 Punkte
Finale Team

>> 6. WM 2005, Bütgenbach/Aachen (BEL/GER)
>> 5. WM 2003, Lillehammer (NOR)
>> 4. WM 2001, Liestal (SUI)