29. November 2009  
Hamburg, Germany  
Artistic Gymnastics

* GYMfamily EventDutch KNGU Selection winner of the I. Hamburg Gymnastics 2009

The former Alstertrophy found it's worthy continuation in the form of the I. HAMBURG GYMNASTICS 2009, an invitation championship for international teams of women's gymnastics this weekend.
Best team in the final round was the team of the Royal Dutch Gymnastics Federation (NED) with 100,70 points, ahead of the Dynamo School of Gymnastics London (GBR; 99,50 points) ant the team from St. Petersburg (RUS; 96,85 points).
Fourth was the team from Africa,  Cairo Zone Team 1 (EGY; 90,75 points). The lucky Wild-Card- winner from the Hamburger Gymnastics of 1816, lead by the Federal Chamber members Louisa Knapp and Jennifer Kießlich landed on 5th place.

Well done opening of a new, international gymnastics competition
(*Fotos: c) Concert Views

The happy faces of the Dutch winners, who took could take home a cheque over 1,000 € .

The fight at the vault, unevenbars, beam and floor amazed the Hamburg audience.

„We are happy that the new concept was taken up so well and caused great appreciation by the audience and the sports people. We are highly motivated to develop the event further in the next year, in order to present gymnastics achievements on the highest niveau“,
said Petra Schulz of the active federation for gymnastics and free time.

Also Hamburgs privy council for sports, Dr. Manfred Jäger, was impressed by the sports achievements of ths gymnasts: „It is a powerful and at the same time very aesthetic sports. The Hamburg gymnastics are a great enrichment for the sports city Hamburg!“

In the qualification round Friday two teams each of the three fourer groups managed to get into the main round (St.Petersburg, London, Dresden, Hamburg-Wedel the Netherlands, Italy).

Out of the Lucky-Loser-Round of the three group thirs and one fourth placed team (Hamburg gymnastics federationt v.1816, Kairo 1, Schleswig-Holstein, Bayern and Kairo 2) ...

Jennifer Kießlich, best gymnast of the Hamburger host