10 Cool Facts from the 2019 Europeans #ECSzczecin2019

1.Melanie De Jesus Dos Santos is the second ever French gymnast to win the European all-around title. The first ever was Marine Debauve in 2005. Mélanie  also became back to back Floor European Champion

2. Alice Kinsella is the first ever British gymnast to win the beam title.

3. Second European vault title for Maria Paseka, she first won gold in 2015.

4. Alice D’Amato is Italy’s first ever uneven bars european medallist.

5. The only new senior to medal was Alice D’Amato (bronze, bars)

6. Romania walked out empty handed from the competition for the first time in over 40 years. Their highest placement was Denisa Golgota’s fourth place on Floor.

7. With her silver medal in the all-around Elissa Downie now has a complete set of European All-Around medals: she won gold in 2017, silver in 2019 and bronze in 2015.

8. Anastasia Alistratava is the first Belarusian gymnast to advance to a European apparatus final since Tatiana Zharganova finished 6th on bars at the 2000 Europeans. Anastasia placed fourth on bars.

9. Szczecin is the home city of Marta Pihan-Kulesza, she was fourth reserve to the Floor final.

10. All top three medalists in the all-around and vault competed at the 2017 Europeans:

  • Mélanie De Jesus Dos Santos (Bronze in 2017, Gold in 2019)
  • Ellie Downie (Gold AA in 2017, Silver in 2019)
  • Angelina Melnikova (didn’t qualify to the AA due to the two per country rule, Bronze in 2019)
  • Maria Paseka  (Fourth on vault in 2017, Gold in 2019)
  • Coline Devillard (Gold on vault in 2017, Silver in 2019)
  • Ellie Downie (Silver on vault in 2017, Bronze in 2019)

Medal Count:

  • Russia: 2 Gold (VT, UB), 1 Silver (UB), 2 Bronze (AA, FX)
  • France: 2 Gold (AA, FX), 2 Silver ( VT & BB), 1 Bronze (BB)
  • Great Britain: 1 Gold (BB), 1 Silver (AA), 1 Bronze (VT)
  • The Netherlands: 1 Silver (FX)
  • Italy: 1 Bronze (UB)

Extra fact: The day after the European Championships ended, with great success for France, the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris caught fire.

More on the 2019 European Championships: Quals, AA, VT & UB, BB, FX, Fourth Place Finishers, General Overview, The Falls.

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