2017 City of Jesolo Trophy

New Stars Looking To Make A Mark At Jesolo 2017

New Stars Looking To Make A Mark At Jesolo 2017

The City of Jesolo Trophy is perhaps the most significant international team competition of the early elite season.

Mar 24, 2017 by Justine Kelly
New Stars Looking To Make A Mark At Jesolo 2017
Some of the world's top elite gymnasts are set to begin their journeys to Tokyo 2020 at the City of Jesolo Trophy on April 1-2 in Jesolo, Italy. It is particularly interesting to see this competition in the year after an Olympic Games, because it showcases some of the new faces on the block -- the up-and-coming stars who we can look forward to watching progress for the next four years.

Watch the 2017 City of Jesolo Trophy LIVE on FloGymnastics on April 1-2

Simone Biles was a first-year senior in 2013 and won the all-around title in Jesolo. Interestingly, none of the remaining members of the Final Five were at this competition. By comparison, Italy had four gymnasts who competed at Jesolo 2013 and went on to compete in Rio as well -- Vanessa Ferrari, Erica Fasana, ​Martina Rizzelli​, and Elisa Meneghini​.

In addition to many Olympians and seasoned competitors who will be in Jesolo this year, we'll also get a look at some of the rising stars in this quad. From Team Canada, Jade Chrobok will be one to watch. Chrobok is a first-year senior and made a splash at Elite Canada this year when she won the all-around with a 52.917, over a point ahead of the second-place competitor. Chrobok was also a member of the gold medal-winning team at International Gymnix, taking second all-around and second in the beam final for this lovely set:

Another gymnast we can look forward to seeing is Axelle Klinckaert of Belgium. Klinckaert was actually due to compete for the team in Rio but had to withdraw due to an injury. She is a promising gymnast, especially on floor, where she has difficult tumbling and incredibly expressive choreography. Check out her routine below from the Rio test event last year:

Video via FIG Channel

Elena Eremina from the Russian team will also be a top competitor. She is a first-year senior and previously won the junior European all-around championship in 2016. Of particular note is her uneven bars routine, where she competes a Nabieva connected directly into a Pak salto as well as a laid-out Jaeger later in her routine. 

As a first-year senior, Thais Fidelis was not a member of Brazil's 2016 Rio team but showed some impressive skills at the Brazilian Championships in November. On beam, she competes a back-handspring to Arabian -- in addition to a back-handspring, layout step-out, layout step-out -- and she has difficult tumbling on floor. 

More confirmed rosters are still to come from the USA, Japan, France, and Australia, but so far it seems we're in store for some impressive gymnastics this year.

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