Wednesday, 25 March 2009

3rd Post in the Gymnast Series - Katja Roll

Katja was born in 1995 and trains at TG Söllingen with her sister Maike who is a first year senior. In 2008 Katja placed 5th All Around and earnd a silver medal on floor and a bronze on beam at the German youth championship 2008 in the AK13 category. She doesn't have the highest difficulty but has really good form and a nice style on floor. I really like her floor routines, her new routine can be seen on the website German Gymnastics which also has lots of videos of the German seniors and juniors.
Below is her beam routine from Torneig Vic 2007 where she won silver all aroud. Apart from the fall the routine has potential to get a good score.

She has had an injury recently so this could be why she hasn't increased her difficulty. Although she has still been competing in the BundesLiga for her club where she usually does all 4 pieces.
In the 2008 Deutschland Pokal team competition, Katja was a member of the silver placed team and she had the highest score of all the 13 year olds with 47.00P. At the
International Bänfer Cup 2008 out of nearly 40 gymnasts from Germany, Portugal, Slovenia and Romania Katja earned a score of of 50.85P and a bronze medal as one of the youngest gymnasts.

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