FEI European Junior Vaulting Championships 2010

Daniela Fritz of Austria took Gold in the Junior Individual Female class at the FEI European Junior Vaulting Championships at Stadl-Paura, Austria last weekend. Photo: Michael Rzepa.

AUSTRIANS AND GERMANS REIGN SUPREME

10 August 2010 – The Open European Junior Vaulting Championships were held at the fabulous venue of Stadl Paura (AUT) from 4-8 August 2010. Only the weather was set against the Organising Committee, but not even that could spoil a terrific event.  After the parade of the 16 competing nations, the opening addresses and several show performances, the FEI Delegate Bettina de Rham officially opened the Championships.

Competition began on Friday with the individual Compulsory tests, and in the Female division 15-year-old Daniela Fritz from Austria, who began riding at the age of three and who trains five times a week, took the early lead ahead of German vaulters Jana Linicus and Jennifer Braun in second and third.  Fritz was still in front after the Freestyle but with only a fractional advantage over the surprising Silvia Stoppazzini from Italy, while Braun remained in third followed by Linicus who dropped to fourth and fellow German Gianna Meier in fifth position.

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