Wednesday, 27 March 2013

New Faces: Nadine Jarosch (GER)

Nadine Jarosch is a German gymnast who was part of the team that competed at the 2012 London Olympics. She is a strong all-arounder with consistent scores on all apparatus. Born on the 28th of April, 1995 she is now a third year senior gymnast.

Jarosch at the 2012 London Olympics

She is an extremely elegant gymnast with clean technique. I love her artistry especially on floor, which helps her to stand out from the other gymnasts. See her routine below that she performed at the Cottbus Cup in 2011, her first year as a senior gymnast.

Nadine's floor routine from 2011

On beam, she performs her acrobatic skills easily, but does struggle on some of the leaps. She also takes risk in her routine, showing a double turn and an illusion turn. Here is her routine from the 2012 German National Championships.

Nadine will be a great asset to the team in the years to come. My hope is that she will continue to develop her potential as an all-around contender. It was a disappointment for the German team to be bumped out of the Team Finals by Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games. I'm sure that they will work hard to rebuild their Women's team over the next quad. Veterans Elizabeth Seitz and Oksana Chusovitina are also continuing, which is great news for German fans!

Article by Imogen Browne (Follow me on twitter at @Iflip4gymblog)

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