The 32nd European Gymnastics Championship, sponsored by Surgery, has arrived …
Despite Russia’s requisite team selection drama and the surprising omissions of Komova and Ilyankova, Russia‘s team of Melnikova, Simakova, Perebinosova, Akhaimova, and Alexeeva will nonetheless enter the competition as the favorite to win team gold with the highest scoring potential of the bunch. …
But, watch out for France. France’s team of De Jesus Dos Santos, Boyer, Bossu, Charpy, and Devillard stands out for being an actual full-strength, first-choice squad among an entire continent of injuries. …
4. GREAT BRITAIN
Romania has never failed to make the team final at a European Championship. Ever. That streak is in jeopardy this year but not a lost cause quite yet. …
As Spencer posted that prediction he was in denial that Becky Downie would withdraw due to injury. She did. ☹️
It’s 3-up, 3-count so consistency may end up being more important than potential team score. The top 8 teams from today’s competition qualify to the team final.