18. April 2016  
Rio de Janeiro / BRA  
Artistic Gymnastics

WOMEN's Artistic Test Event - happy Brazilians but dramatic end for Romania!

* Women's Competition on Sunday, April 17
Five-time Olympic medallist Catalina Ponor has returned to the sport to help the Romanian girls obtain a team berth to the Games after the country finished far off the top eight who qualified directly to the Games at the Glasgow World Championships in October 2015, but the 3-times Olympic Champion was without any chance to realize that. In particular by indisputable performance on the uneven bars and also on vault Romanian girls came on 7th place only and and they have lost their first regular place in the Olympic family since 1968 (Mexico-City).
But Olympic host Brazil, with its young talent Flavia Saraiva, Germany, boosted by the World Beam bronze from Pauline Schaefer, Belgium and France they cheered on the successful Olympic qualification, while Australia, and Switzerland, led by European champion Giulia Steingruber as the best all-rounder of the day, just missed this ...!