The top prospects of the 28 nations representing all five continents will compete in the 14th edition of the world-renowned tournament at the Gymnastics Glasgow Grand Prix.
The constellation of stars, which will land in Glasgow on November 19/20, is headed by the new World Champions on Floor Lauren Mitchell (AUS) and Eleftherios Kosmidis (GRE) and the Russian Team Champion and European Champion on Vault Ekaterina Kurbatova. The 2009 World Champion on P. Bars, WANG Guanyin (CHN) will also compete in Glasgow.
The 2010 World medallists Louis Smith (GBR), Silver on Pommels and Daniel Purvis (Bronze on Floor) will challenge for the top prizes with the World Finalists Imogen Cairns (GBR), Vault; Alexander Shatilov (ISR), Floor; Donna Donny Truyens (BEL), Pommels; Saso Bertoncelj (SLO), Pommels; Andrey Isaev (UKR) and Jeffrey Wammes (NED)- Vault and Samuel Piasecky (SVK), P. Bars.
Half of the 20 women taking part in Glasgow, including Lauren Mitchell (AUS), will compete on all four apparatus. Special attention should be given to Liufang Wu from China (multiple World Cup Gold medallist) and reserve gymnast to the Chinese World team Rotterdam and the Russian Anna Myzdrikova (2009 European Silver medallist on Floor). Other gymnasts prefer to focus on their "speciality" apparatus: Marine Petit (FRA), Beam and Floor, Marta Pihan-Kulesza (POL), A. Bars, Beam and Floor; Monika Frandofert (POL), Floor; Tjasa Kysseleff (SLO), Vault.
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