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Van Gelder definitely not in selection for world CHAMPIONSHIPS artistic gymnastics Montreal

Van Gelder definitely not in selection for world CHAMPIONSHIPS artistic gymnastics Montreal

Yuri van Gelder has finally fallen for broadcasting to the world CHAMPIONSHIPS gymnastics in October in Montreal. Coach Bram van Bokhoven, the six men were selected, who, during the two qualifiers met the limit on one or more devices.

Ringenspecialist Van Gelder was not among them. Epke zonderland will be, former olympic champion and two-time world champion on the high bar, belonged to that select group.

Zonderland will travel to the Canadian city in the company of Bart Deurloo, Frank Rich, Casimir Schmidt, Bram Verhofstad and Boudewijn de Vries.

Van Gelder (34), who last year at the Olympics in Rio after a night foray was dismissed and, therefore, the ringenfinale missed it, had barely win an election for the world cup. He missed the first kwalificatiemoment and made in the second of a fall on the dismount.

Sharp limits

Zonderland will be obtained the limit on two devices (bridge, high bar), as well as Deurloo (floor, rack). Verhofstad (on the floor), De Vries (voltige), Schmidt (on the floor) and the Rich (stretch) turnden the limit for a single device. None of the gymnasts took out the limit for the combined events.

“I have set very high standards, with the aim for Tokyo 2020 as a starting point. If we are in Tokyo with our objective to get, we have now all the sharp limits of handling,” says Van Bokhoven.

National coach Gerben Wiersma makes his vrouwenselectie on 11 september, known. The world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Montreal from 2 to 8 October.

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