Gymnastics Calendar to Worlds

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We have quite the lineup of meets before 2013 World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium from Sept 30-Oct 6. This will be updated as we get more information on the various meets.

Worlds Definitive Registration here - number of spots open per country.

DatesMeet Info
Aug 30-Sep 8Chinese National Games
More info: here
Sui Lu, Deng Linlin, He Kexin, Huang Quishuang, Wu Liufang may all retire at the end of these Games
Results/Links/Videos: chinesegymnastics on tumblr
Aug 31-Sep 1International Friendly; Alphen aan den Rijn, NED
More info: here; Nominative List: here
Countries include Romania (Izbasa, Bulimar), Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Austria, Sweden and Belgium. This will also serve as the 2nd World Championships qualifying event for the Netherlands.
Sept 6 - 8Romanian Nationals
More info: here
Sept 7 - 8Magyar Grand Prix, HUN
More info: here
Competitors include Kriztian Berki and Epke Zonderland along with up-and-comer Noemi Makra on the women's side.
Sept 12 - 16US Worlds Team Selection Camp; Texas, USA
More info: here
Athletes: Biles, Maroney, Price, Nichols, Milliet, Skinner, Ross, Desch, Dowell, Ernst, and Baker.
Sep 13 - 15Osijek Challenge Cup
Nominative list: here (updated 9/11)
GBR is sending both Rebecca Tunney and Downie, Noemi Makra of hungary and Elsa Garcia of Mexico are listed in the all-around. Four Dutch girls will be competing in what appears to be a very probable Worlds team. Millousi will grace us with her presence on beam. Russia is sending Sosnitskaya and Rodionova and South Africa will be represented by Claudia Cummins and Kirsten Beckett.
Sept 14GER-ITA Friendly; Vigevano, ITA
Info/Italian competitors: here
German competitors: here
Ferlito, Ferrari, and Meneghini are set to compete. Campana and Fasana are both listed but both are reported to be injured. Francesca De Agostini, who just fell short of making the Olympic team will also be there
Sept 19-25Japan Junior International; Yokohoma, JPN
More info: WAG, MAG participant lists
USA will be sending Bailie Key and Laurie Hernandez. GBR will be sending Catherine Lyons and Georgia Mae-Fenton. Brinn Bevan, who impressed at EYOF, will compete in the men's competition with Nile Wilson.