GYMNASTICS Preview: Season ends with famed Turnier des Meister in Cottbus

World Gymnastics Championships medalist Jade Carey (USA)

One of the most highly-respected events in Artistic Gymnastics is the Turnier des Meister – the Tournament of Champions – in Cottbus (GER). First held in 1973 in Schwerin, this became an annual event starting in 1978 and has been held in Cottbus beginning in 1979.

The FIG World Championships has already been held and the rest of the World Cup season is long over, but this event maintains in special profile. A record 50 nations are expected to compete.

This is an apparatus-only event, so the six individual events will be held for men and four for women. Among the entries are not less than 14 medal winners from just the last two World Championships:

Men

Floor:
Artem Dolgopyat (ISR) ~ 2017 World Championships silver medalist
Carlos Yulo (PHI), 2018 World Championships bronze medalist

Pommel Horse:
Max Whitlock (GBR), 2017 World Champion; 2018 Worlds silver
Chih-Kai Lee (TPE), 2018 World Championships bronze medalist

Parallel Bars:
Oleg Vernaiev (UKR), 2017-18 World Championships silver medalist

Rings:
Denis Ablyazin (RUS), 2017 World Championships silver medalist

Vault:
Igor Radivilov (UKR), 2017 World Championships silver medalist

Horizontal Bar:
Tin Srbic (CRO), 2017 World Champion
Epke Zonderland (NED), 2018 World Champion
Bart Deurloo (NED), 2017 World Championships bronze medalist

Women

Uneven Bars:
Nina Derwael (BEL), 2018 World Champion
Elizabeth Seitz (GER), 2018 World Championships bronze medalist

Vault:
Alexa Moreno, 2018 World Championships bronze medalist
Jade Carey (USA), 2017 World Championships silver medalist
(Pictured; also the 2017 Floor Exercise silver medalist)

It’s also worth noting once again the presence of Oksana Chusovitina (UZB), now 43, who owns 11 World Championships and two Olympic medals from a brilliant career competing for the USSR, Germany and Uzbekistan.

The U.S. entry includes Carey, plus men’s competitors Trevor Howard and Marvin Kimble.

Look for a link to results here.

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