16 September 2013. The final stage of the 2013 FIG Individual Apparatus Series in Artistic Gymnastics took place in Osijek, Croatia this past weekend, 13-15 September 2013. SA’s top 2 artistic gymnasts, namely Kirsten Beckett and Claudia Cummins, both from Johannesburg Gymnastics Club took part.
The Grand Prix Osijek Challenge Cup was an important event on the international artistic calendar as final international preparation leading up to the 44th Artistic World Championships. The World Championships are soon to take place, 30 Sept – 6 Nov in Antwerp, Belgium.
Both girls performed well, establishing themselves nicely in the top 5 amongst Commonwealth participants on vault, and Kirsten additionally on beam and floor. Also, a noteworthy performance came from Claudia, performed outstandingly making the vault finals and attaining 6th position in the final.
We look forward to what the upcoming Artistic World Championships will bring, were both girls are looking to perform well and impress for places onto the 2014 SA Commonwealth Team to Glasgow.
Full Results can be viewed below.