04. September 2004  
Hamburg / Germany  
Artistic Gymnastics

New Zealand most successful at the Alsterpokal

The team of the North Harbour Gymnastics Centre Auckland (NZL) was the winner of the first day's team competition with 98.950 points at the International Alsterpokal 2004 held in Hamburg (Germany). The Norwegian team of the Kristiansand Turnfoerening (96.825) and the team of the Sports centre Decin (CZE; 92.150) followed on the ranks.
Ailish Nolan (NZL) proved to be the best all-rounder and on the second day with the apparatus finals she became the most successful gymnast of this tournament with two victories on uneven bars and floor...

The Swedish team placed with a margin of 0.075 points on rank 4!

ALSTERPOKAL 2004, 2nd day
Hamburg, 04-Sep-2004 -

On the 2nd day the team competitions of both the talents and the pupils were scheduled as well as the completing apparatus finals of the six best gymnasts. According to the regulations each gymnast could perform in two finals only.
The best of the all-around Ailish Nolan (NZE) proved to be the most successful gymnast of this tournament by winning both the finals on uneven bars and on floor.
The US-American Lisa Reifschneider from Maryland took gold on vaulting table and Petra Sulcova from the sports centre Decin from the Czech Republic performed the best routine on beam.
The Alsterpokal was held for the third time. This year there were teams from overseas for the first time. Especially these contestants from New Zealand and USA dominated the competitions. This friendship meeting was of a considerably high level, even though not all teams could stand up to the standards set by the leading gymnasts. In total, 102 gymnasts from 9 nations from three continents took part in the Alsterpokal 2004.

Next year the International Alsterpokal 2005 will take place on 23/24 September!

Report: Florian Schmid-Sorg from Hamburg for GYMmedia

Verband für Turnen und Freizeit, Hamburg (GER)

ALSTERPOKAL2004 - the pupils’ competition
The US-Americans from the Frederick Gymnastics Club, Maryland, dominated both the team as well as the individual competition: They acted stable and flawlessly and set the benchmark with 98.250 points. The further teams did not manage to stand up to this level. The team from Sweden followed with 88.700 ahead of the Czech gymnasts from the sports centre Decin (84.800 points)...
The medal ranks of the all-around went to the US-girls: Kelcie Morris (34.075) placed first, followed by her team-mates Kayla Sienkowski (32.125) and Jessica Keator (32.050).

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