Sweden is off to a flying start

Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Great Britain qualified for the finals at the womens junior qualification competition this evening. The teams will compete in the finals next Friday. The Czech Republic, Italy and Germany are out of the competition.

Sweden got the total score of 51,33; Denmark got 50,516; Iceland got 49,866; Finland got 47,600; Norway got 47,383 and Great Britain got the total score of 45,166.

The total of nine national-teams competed at the junior women’s qualification at the 2014 TeamGym Championships: Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Iceland, Italy, Norway and Sweden. It is great so see so many skilled teams competing and it is clear that the fantastic sport of TeamGym is spreading throughout the continent.

The junior womens teams put on a spectacular show and received massive support from the audience at the junior qualifications this evening. Iceland is the reigning European champion as the team won the junior competition at the European TeamGym Championships in 2012. The Icelandic senior women’s team was also the winner of the 2012 European championships which was held in Aarhus, Denmark.

The members of the junior teams must be 17 of age or younger. The womens junior qualification was the last event of the first day of the 2014 TeamGym European Championships. The qualification for the senior teams will start tomorrow, Thursday, October 16.

The European TeamGym Championships are held every two years and the 2014 competition is the 10th official European Championship. A total of 42 teams are competing in the championship – a total of 700 gymnasts. Almost 2.000 foreign spectators have arrived in Iceland to watch the entire competition.

For pictures of the competition click here.

For information about the scores click here.