Congratulations to the French National Cup winners!
Marine Boyer and Julien Gobaux won the senior titles at the French National Cup finals that was held this weekend in Les Ponts-de-Cé, Maine-et-Loire.
This competition attracted hundreds of gymnasts in multiple age groups competing in artistic and rhythmic gymnastics. The elite competition featured senior, junior and espoir categories. For the women, gymnasts born in 2000 competed in the senior ranks, as they will be age eligible for senior competition on January 1st.
Marine Boyer won the all-around title in Les Ponts-de-Cé by more than 2 points. Her top scores were 14.450 on both vault and balance beam.
"I am happy, even if winning wasn't necessarily my goal when I came to Les Ponts-de-Cé,"Boyer said after the competition. "I wanted to have a good competition more. My tumbling was good, even though the floor was a bit hard. It was my last event and I was relaxed. I will continue to work for this routine so it goes better next time."
Alison Lepin took second all-around title and had the top score on uneven bars (13.950/6.1D). She was 13th all-around at the French junior championships this year.
"We're super happy,"said Lepin's coach, Marc Chirilcenco. "We were hoping to be on the podium but without much conviction. But Alison succeeded with a very beautiful competition. The cherry on top is a training camp with the French team next weekend at INSEP!"
Juliette Bossu took third all-around over Grâce Charpy, whose younger sister Lorette Charpy won the junior title.
Julien Gobaux, the alternate to France's world team, won the men's all-around title. Gobaux won by nearly 4 points over silver medalist Kévin Antoniotti and Antoine Borello.
"I'm really happy, especially on vault,"Gobaux said. "I've increased my difficulty on this event compared with my last competition. This is a great personal satisfaction of having done a competition without a fall. It's the end of a long season without pause. I am going to take a little rest in order to thoroughly prepare for the Test Event."
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