Finals Men’s European Gymnastics Championships

Event winners:

Floor – GOLOTSUTSKOV Anton (RUS) 15.700
Pommel – BERKI Krisztian (HUN) 16.025
Rings – VAN GELDER Yuri (NED) 16.500

Vault – BLANIK Leszek (POL) 16.562
Parallel Bars – PETKOVSEK Mitja (SLO) 16.025
Horizontal Bar – HAMBUECHEN Fabian GER 16.025

more scores – GymnasticsResults.com

fig.gifIncredibly, half one third of the European Champions — those in bold — did not qualify for the Beijing Olympics.

Blanik was ineligible for the 2004 Olympics.

What does that say about the FIG Olympic selection process?

Thee very best gymnasts in the world must jump through too many hoops to get to our showcase competition.

Olympic-hoops.jpg

Related post: top gymnasts NOT going to Beijing

Thanks for the correction rockygaz.

Related: commentary on GYMmedia – Men’s Apparatus Finals

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