01. June 2004  
Nantes / France  
Artistic Gymnastics

French National Team Championships 2004

French Team Nationals took place in Nantes last weekend. This competition awarded the best of French clubs.
The team from Marseille won the title of the first division with worlds vault finalist Coralie Chacon, french team member Magali Carosso, Mélanie Nunes, Marine Latour, Manon Guérin and Na?s Ciravolo (135.775 points). Toulon was second with Junior European floor finalist Julie Martinez and Betty Dupin (130.325).
This meet was also a test for the members of the national team, in which 1996 Worlds bars bronze medalist Isabelle Sévérino came back strongly with a total of 35.5.

Ramassamy injured... and she declared her Retirement Recent European member Nelly Ramassamy, which should have take part to this meet with Marseille, was not present in Nantes, as she has just tored her Achille tendon while training on the floor two weeks ago. She is definitly out of the Olympic Games and declared recently that she was giving up gymnastics after a long and a very successful career.
- Reported by Anne Brossault