13. July 2003  
Artistic Gymnastics

Katja Abel wins 2nd German World Trials

The reigning German all around champion Katja Abel from Berlin was the winner of the second German trials in preparation of the coming world championships in Anaheim.
Abel won with a score of 35475 points. Birgit Schweigert (Turnteam TOYOTA Cologne) was leading after three apparatusses, but she crashed two times at uneven bars. So Lisa Brueggemann (TTT Cologne) came on second place, after a mistake at the Jaeger sault on bars.
Daria Bijak - also from Cologne - came on third place, Yvonne Musik was fourth, behind her came Schweigert on fifth place....

Germany's Top Five nominated: Katja Abel, Yvonne Musik, Lisa Brüggemann, Daria Bijak, Birgit Schweigert

Lisa Brueggemann

Nominated for the World Champs in Anaheim (USA) are...
1. Lisa Brueggemann
2. Daria Bijak
3. Katja Abel
4. Birgit Schweigert
5. Yvonne Musik

... also candidates for the German team:
- Janina Jeworutzki (Turngfreunde Herne)
- Camilla Ermert (TV Hoffnungsthal)
- Heike Gunne (TV Niedergirmes)

.. the desicion will fall after a triple meet at the end of July in Dresden/Germany.