Lexington, KY – Gabe Aniello (Redwood City, CA) is set to compete at the FEI World Cup Vaulting Final in Braunchweig, Germany March 14-17. Aniello is the first American vaulter to qualify to compete in the FEI World Cup Vaulting Final. He will vault on Pino del Rio and be lunged by Elke Schelp-Lensing. Aniello will contend against five other top male vaulters including France’s Nicolas Andreani and Ivan Nousse, Lukas Klouda of the Czech Republic, Germany’s Torben Jacobs, and Koen Akkerman of The Netherlands.
Aniello has found success on the international competition scene. He represented the U.S. last year at the 2012 FEI World Vaulting Championship in Le Mans, France, where he placed tenth in the Individual Male championship. Aniello qualified for the FEI World Cup Vaulting Final with solid performances in CVI-W competitions in Paris, France, Leipzig, Germany and Bordeaux, France. The 21-year-old began his qualification process with a third-place finish in Paris at the beginning of December lunged by Schelp-Lensing on Pino del Rio. He then kicked off the new year with a sixth-place effort in Leipzig partnering again with Pino del Rio and Schelp-Lensing, prior to claiming his Final’s qualification with a fourth-place finish in Bordeaux with Carlos 190 and lunger Schelp-Lensing.
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To learn more about the 2012 FEI World Cup Vaulting Final and 2012/2013 qualifying season, visit: http://www.fei.org/events/series-and-finals/fei-world-cup%25E2%2584%25A2-vaulting/calendar-and-rules.
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